2014 Team Preview: Carmel High School





By Phil Wade

Director, PBR Indiana

As we prepare for our 2014 high school preseason coverage, we are going to take a quick glance at teams from across the state.

Team: Carmel
Class: 
4A
League: Metropolitan Interscholastic (MIC)

Head Coach: Dan Roman
2013 Overall Record: 18-11
2013 Conference Record: 9-5
Returning Starters:
 6
Returning Pitchers: 5

TOP PLAYERS

Ryan Campbell, RHP, 2014
Tony Giannini, C, 2014 
Evan Nixon, INF, 2014
David Layman, OF/DH, 2014
Connor Cunningham, P/1B, 2015
Matt Rearick, P, 2014

OUTLOOK:

The Carmel Greyhounds and Head Coach Dan Roman return six positional starters and five arms from last year's 18-11 team.  Carmel will be led on the mound by RHP Ryan Campbell, a University of Pittsburgh signee.  The 6-foot-3 rightly is ranked No. 36 in Indiana's class of 2014 rankings and finished the 2013 season with a 5-0 record and a 1.56 ERA.  Campbell's battery mate is senior Tony Giannini, a Ohio University signee.  The 5-foot-11 catcher is ranked No. 26 in the 2014 class.  Giannini hit .333 in 2013 with 4 HR and 24 RBI. Other Greyhounds expected to contribute this spring are seniors Evan Nixon and David Layman. Nixon hit .265 with 12 RBI while Layman finished with a .384 BA and 9 RBI in 52 AB's. Senior Matt Rearick and Junior Connor Cunningham will be expected to contribute to the pitching staff.  Rearick, who pitched in 10 games in 2013, finished with a 3.96 ERA and 15 K's. 

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