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2015 Team Preview: Portage Central

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By Brent Alwine and Dylan Hefflinger
Michigan Scouting Director and Editor in Chief/Scout

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2015 Team Preview: Portage Central

Team Name: Portage Central
Coaches Name/Record: Brandon Baker, 18-12
2014 Record:
Southwestern Michigan Athletic Conference
Conference Record/Finish:
Division Level:

Post Season Accomplishments

  • 2002 State Champions
  • 21 - Conference Championships
  • 12 - District Championships
  • 6 - Regional Championships

Key Losses from 2014 Team

  • Ryan Mergener - Wayne State University
  • Mickey Losey - Kalamazoo College

Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers:  7/4

Strengths of Team:

  • Pitching
  • Defense
  • Offense

Top Prospects in Class of 2015:

Top Prospects in Class of 2016:

Top Prospects in Class of 2017:

Notable College/MLB Alumni:

  • Tim Mowry - Western Michigan- Detroit Tigers Derek Schneider - Western Michigan
  • Nate Schneider - Western Michigan
  • Jordan Tillman - Western Michigan
  • Will Posthumus - Western Michigan
  • Monty Porter - Western Michigan
  • Ryan Krill - Michigan State
  • Trey Popp - Michigan State
  • Jared Hook - Michigan State
  • Kyle Jusick - Michigan
  • Kyle Clark - Michigan
  • Cole Schaefer - Coastal Carolina
  • Gavin Porter - Kalamazoo Valley CC

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