PBR Iowa High School Team Preview: Spencer


Will Vanderbilt
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As we prepare for the upcoming 2020 high school season, we will be taking a preseason glimpse at programs from around the state.



Team: Spencer
Nickname: Tigers
Class: 3A
League: Lakes
Head Coach: Brian Dirkx
Years as Head Coach at School (Overall Record): 14 (177-157)
2019 Overall Record: 18-11
2019 League Record: 7-5
2019 League Finish: 3rd
2019 Post-Season Finish: Lost in 2nd round of Districts to SBL

Returning Starters:
 7
Pitchers With 15+ Innings Returning: 5

Starters Lost:
 2
Pitchers with 15+ Innings Lost: 1

2019 GRADS IN COLLEGE:
N/A

SENIORS TO WATCH:
 
Gage Garnatz, SS, 2020
Griffin Garnatz, 2B, 2020
Ryan Boyd, P, 2020 (Mount Mercy commit)
Kyle Morony, OF, 2020 (Iowa Central CC commit)
Connor Tigges, UTL, 2020
Drew Christofferson, OF, 2020
Nick Elsbecker, UTL, 2020
Colton Wilinski, C, 2020
Bryson Blair, P/UTL, 2020

JUNIORS TO WATCH:
Ethan Heiter, P, 2021

SOPHOMORES TO WATCH:
Devin Dirkx, P, 2022

2020 OUTLOOK:
Spencer will have a senior dominated team, with many returning starters coming back. The team was one of the top 5 fielding teams in 3a in 2019 and in the top 20 in hitting. Pitching is an area that they look to improve on. With a majority of the pitchers coming back, this should be an area that they will improve on.” Head Coach Brian Dirkx