2014 Team Preview: Crown Point 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: Crown Point
League: Duneland

Head Coach: Steve Strayer
2013 Overall Record: 25-6
Conference Record: 12-2
Returning Starters:
Returning Pitchers: 2


Noah Burkholder, RHP, 2015
Glenn Hecht, OF, 2014
Jake Jenks, OF, 2014
Tyler Downing, OF, 2014


Head Coach Steve Strayer and the Crown Point Bulldogs graduated a talented 2013 class, led by Zach and Ron Pleasc.  The Bulldogs return just three positional starters and two arms this spring.  Louisville commit Noah Burkholder will lead Crown Point on the mound.  The 6-foot-6, 190 pound righty is ranked No. 3 in Indiana's class of 2015 rankings and No. 7 in PBR's 2015 overall rankings.  Burkholder is one of the most touted RHP's in the Midwest with a fastball up to 90 mph.  Last season Burkholder went 6-0 with a 1.43 ERA.  Seniors Glenn Hecht, Jake Jenks and Tyler Downing will run the outfield this spring.  Hecht hit .333 with 1 HR as a Junior last year. Jenks belted 2 HR as a Junior while hitting .278. Downing will look to improve his offensive contributions this spring. 

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