2015 Team Preview: Andrean High School

By Phil Wade

Indiana Executive Director     

The 2015 high school season is just around the corner.  Leading up to the start of the season we are going to take a quick glance at many teams from across the state.  

Team: Andrean
Conference: Northwest Crossroads

Head Coach: Dave Pishkur
2014 Record: 31-4
Conference Record: 10-2
Returning Starters: 6
Returning Pitchers: 0

Top Overall Players

Nick Podkul, SS, 2015
Chase Dawson, 2B, 2015
Kevin McCune, C, 2017
Parker Huttel, OF, 2015
Alex Vode, DH, 2015
Joe Rodish, 1B, 2015

Top 2015's

Nick Podkul, SS (Notre Dame)
Chase Dawson, 2B
Parker Huttel (St. Joseph's)
Joe Rodish, 1B
Stone Brogan, RHP, 2015

Top 2016's

Luke Jaksich, LHP/OF
Noah Davis, C/1B/RHP
Nick Perez, OF/RHP

Top 2017's

Kevin McCune, C
Evan Hylek, C
Sawyer Allen, LHP

Top 2018's

Jake Sweeney, LHP
Clay Thompson, OF
Nick Fushi, OF/RHP 


The Andrean 59ers head into the 2015 season as the defending 3A State Champions.  The 59ers downed Gibson Southern 6-0 in last June's state final at Victory Field in Indianapolis.  Head Coach Dave Pishkur's 2015 squad returns six position starters but no pitchers off last year's 31-4 team.  Pishkur will rely heavily on senior SS and Notre Dame recruit Nick Podkul this season.  Podkul, a three year starter, hit .411 with 39 Runs, 30 RBI, 8 2B and 19 SB last season.  Podkul's defensive counterpart, 2B Chase Dawson, returns for his final year at Andrean.  Dawson hit .396 with 42 Runs, 29 RBI, 8 2B and 19 stolen bases as a Junior.  Other seniors expected to contribute are OF Parker Huttel (.452 BA, 25 RBI, 10 SB), DH Alex Vode (.346 BA, 21 RBI) and 1B Joe Rodish (.667 BA in limited AB's due to injury).  Returning behind the dish is sophomore Kevin McCune who hit .367 with 29 RBI as a freshman.  Pishkur will also look to McCune for production on the mound.  Despite the lack of experience on the mound, the 59ers, a perennial 3A power, are still a favorite to win the Northwest Crossroads Conference.  Depending on how the pitching comes together, don't be surprised to see Andrean make another run in the post-season.  

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