2015 Team Preview: Park Center Pirates

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By Rob Allison
Prep Baseball Report Minnesota

As we prepare for the upcoming 2015 high school season, we will be taking a preseason glimpse at programs from around the state.

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Team: Park Center
Nickname: Pirates
Class: AAA
League: Northwest Suburban
Head Coach: Brian Hronski
Years as Head Coach at School: 2
2014 Overall Record: 10-11
2014 League Record: 7-3
2014 League Finish: 2nd Place
2014 Post-Season Finish: Lost in 1st Round in 10 innings to Coon Rapids

Returning Starters
: 1
Pitchers with 15+ Innings Returning: 0

Starters Lost: 8
Pitchers with 15+ Innings Lost: 4

2015, Andy Brown, C/RHP/UTL

2016 Dan Hansen, 3B/1B/RHP, will be the Pirates #1 pitcher and will hit in the middle of the line-up. Hansen impressed PBR with his performance last week at the Preseason All-State event. 2016 Kyle Schnobrich, CF/RHP,  who was projected to be the starting center fielder tore his ACL during football season and may miss the spring campaign.

The Pirates lost 8 starting position players and 4 pitchers who threw considerable innings from their 2014 squad. Currently in a re-building cycle and will need young players to step up their game.

"We enter the season with many question marks after losing 15 seniors from a year ago. We do return one of our top players from 2014 in versatile Senior Captain Andy Brown. Andy will be one of our top pitchers and hitters as well as our starting catcher in 2015. We also return one of better juniors in the league- Danny Hansen who should be our top pitcher and one of better bats in the line-up. When he isn't pitching he plays an above average 3B and will be looked at as a team leader. Early in the season a number of players will have an opportunity to win positions and some of these players could be very young. Our program is in a re-building cycle and hope to be competitive as we grow in the next few seasons. It's a new and fun challenge as we start the development of young Pirate ballplayers." Head Coach Brian Hronski

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