2016 Spring Team Preview: Orchard Lake St. Mary's Eaglets

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By Dylan Hefflinger, Aaron Wilson and PBR Staff
Editor in Chief/Scout / Assistant Director of Scouting

With the 2016 spring season right around the corner, PBR Michigan is eagerly anticipating bringing the great state of Michigan the best high school coverage throughout the entire state.

Starting February 1st, we began releasing team previews for teams across the state, leading into the Preseason All-State Teams as well as the Preseason State Rankings.

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2016 Spring Team Preview: Orchard Lake St. Mary's Eaglets

Team Name: Orchard Lake St. Mary's Eaglets
Head Coach: Matt Petry 106-79
Division: II
Conference Record: Catholic League
Returning Starters/Pitchers: 8/6

2016 Team Strengths:

  • Starting Pitching
  • Leadership
  • Experience
  • Speed

2016 Team Weaknesses:

  • Power Hitting
  • No proven 3rd starter
  • No returning LHP

Coach Outlook:

"We are optimistic about this upcoming season, returning 16 players from last year's state championship team. We will have an excellent 1-2 punch on the mound in seniors Drake Titus and Scott Grant. The offense will be paced by seniors Drake Titus, Harrison Salter, Drew Boyd and Griffin Sheposh, as well as sophomore Carter Macias."

Drake TitusTop Returning Players:

  • Drake Titus (pictured right), 2B/RHP, 2016, 5-9/185, R/R, 3 year captain, 2015 All-State Dream Team Selection, Army West Point commit (12-2 .69 ERA)
  • Harrison Salter, C, 2016, 6-3/205, R/R, 2 year captain, University of Michigan commit
  • Drew Boyd, 3B, 2016, 6-0/170, R/R, 2015 1st Team All-State
  • Griffin Sheposh, CF, 2016, 5-11/175, R/R, Ashland University Football commit
  • Scott Grant, RHP, 2016, 6-2/185, R/R
  • Carter Macias, OF/RHP, 2018, 5-10/165, S-R

Carter MaciasTop Underclassmen:

  • Carter Macias (pictured right), 2018, OF, 5-10/165, S/R. Exceptional young prospect. 6.8 60-yd dash, gap power from both sides of the plate. Natural OF but can also catch and play the infield.
  • Dillon Kark, 2019, SS, 6-0/160, R/R. Great range at SS, but can play any position on the field, other than catcher. Long, wiry frame with room to row.  Fastball into low-80s. Will see super-utility role in 2016 on a team with 8 senior starters.

A Look Back At 2015 Preseason Articles:

To view the 2015 Team Previews, click here.
To view the 2015 Preseason All-State Teams, click here.
To view the 2015 Preseason State Rankings, click below.