2016 Team Preview: Mankato East Cougars

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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: Mankato East
Nickname: Cougars
Class: AAA
League: Big 9
Head Coach: Cory Smith
Years as Head Coach at School: 3
2014 Overall Record: 9-12
2014 League Record: NA
2014 League Finish: NA
2014 Post-Season Finish: Lost in 1st round of playoffs

Returning Starters
: 6
Pitchers with 15+ Innings Returning: 3

Starters Lost: 3
Pitchers with 15+ Innings Lost: 1

Nick Brink - P/1B - Upper Iowa

2016 - Brady Deslauriers, CF - commit to SW Minnesota State
2016 - Dylan Findlay, 2B - commit to Augsburg
2016 - Jay Beckman, RHP - commit to U. Wisconsin-Lacrosse

2017 - Luke Mahovsky, 3B/RHP

"We hope to turn the corner in 2016. We have several players with 3 years of varsity experience. Our pitching rotation has some veteran players and should be solid for us. We still will have some underclassman competing for various lineup spots in both the INF and OF." - Head Coach Cory Smith



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