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PBR Minnesota 2022 High School Preview: Mankato East Cougars

Parker Hageman
Prep Baseball Report Minnesota


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As we prepare for the upcoming 2022 high school season, we will be taking a preseason glimpse at programs from around the state.

Team: Mankato East 
Nickname: Cougars
Class: AAA
League: Big 9 Conference
Head Coach: Micah Degner
Years as Head Coach at School: 4 
2021 Overall Record: 13-10
2021 League Record: 6-5
2021 League Finish: 4th
2021 Post-Season Finish: 4th in section

# of Returning Starters:
# of Pitchers With 15+ Innings Returning: 3

# of Starters Lost:
# of Pitchers with 15+ Innings Lost: 2

Matthew Werk, 2022, SS/P (South Dakota State University commit)
Kyle Bridger, 2022, C/OF
Jacob Eggert, 2022, P/OF
Logan Swalve, 2023. P/OF
Nicholas Werk, SS/P, 2024

Owen Atherton - University of Northwestern-St. Paul
Jaeden Kenward - Gustavus Adolphus College
Tanner Borchardt - DMACC
Jared Grams - Riverland Community College


“We are looking to improve on our 4th place Section and Conference finishes last season. We have a good core of returning starters up the middle of the field, with a lot of competition for other positions. If we work hard and guys step up to fill the roles of guys we lost from last year, we should be able to compete in a tough Section 2AAA.”
Micah Degner, Mankato East Head Coach