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2016 Team Preview: Anoka Tornadoes

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By Rob Allison
Prep Baseball Report Minnesota

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As we prepare for the upcoming 2016 high school season, we will be taking a preseason glimpse at programs from around the state.

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Team: Anoka
Nickname: Tornadoes
Class: AAAA
League: Northwest Suburban
Head Coach: Shannon Blansette
Years as Head Coach at School: 3rd year
2014 Overall Record: 20-7
2014 League Record: 9-4
2014 League Finish: NA
2014 Post-Season Finish: Section 7AAA Champs- State Tournament Participant

Returning Starters
: 4
Pitchers with 15+ Innings Returning: 3

Starters Lost: 4
Pitchers with 15+ Innings Lost: 1

Alex Glick - DMACC
Brenden McCauley - DMACC
Titus Bishop - Northwestern-St. Paul
Emil Ceinik - Anoka-Ramsey CC
Spencer Olson - Luther College

2016 Alex Farley - LHP/1B - Minnesota commit
2016 Alex Pribyl - RHP - Quincy U. commit
2016 Chase Thomas - SS - U. Minnesota-Duluth commit

2017 Trent Palmer - RHP/3B
2017 Marcus Bouley - RHP
2017 Josh Barker - RHP
2017 Maxwell Ploof - 3B/C/RHP

"On paper, we appear to be loaded with quality arms. I have serious concerns about replacing our catcher and our entire outfield. I am hoping our pitching can keep us in games long enough for us to figure some things out." Head Coach Shannon Blansette


We appreciate all of the help provided by high school coaches across the state assisting with our preseason coverage. If you have not already done so you can fill out our coaches' preseason questionnaire online by clicking here.


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