PBR Iowa High School Team Preview: Waverly-Shell Rock


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: Waverly-Shell Rock
Nickname: Go-Hawks
Class: 3A
League: Northeast Iowa
Head Coach: Casey Klunder
Years as Head Coach at School (Overall Record): 15 (340-170)
2019 Overall Record: 24-15
2019 League Record: 14-4
2019 League Finish: T-1st
2019 Post-Season Finish: Lost in District Final

Returning Starters:
 6
Pitchers With 15+ Innings Returning: 3

Starters Lost:
 4
Pitchers with 15+ Innings Lost: 2

2019 GRADS IN COLLEGE: 
Kurby Vowels - Central College
Adam Hein - Central College
Malcolm Newell - Wartburg College


SENIORS TO WATCH:
 
Kaden Dewey, OF/P, 2020 (NIACC commit)
Payton Leonard, OF/P, 2020 (Iowa Central commit)
Jeremy Chaplin, 1B/P, 2020
Brodey Key, INF/C, 2020 (Marshalltown CC commit)

SOPHOMORES TO WATCH:
Carson Graven, INF/P, 2022
Korbyn Dewey, INF, 2022
Chance Key, LHP/UTL, 2022


2020 OUTLOOK:
Wins and losses aside, I hope this group gets an opportunity to compete on the field. We have some good returning players but also several seniors who have waited their turn that have a chance to really contribute on the field. I hope for their sake, they get a opportunity to do that. Pitching depth is the biggest question going into the season, losing one of our top returning pitchers for the year hurts so it will be interesting to see who fills the void of 150 innings lost on the mound from a year ago.” Head Coach Casey Klunder