2015 Team Preview: Greenville Bears

Shon Plack and Jeff Viles
Prep Baseball Report-Missouri

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

Team: Greenville
Head Coach:
Jeff Null
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2014 Overall Record:
2014 Post-Season Finish:
Lost in Districts

Number of Position Players Lost: 2
Number of Pitchers Lost: 1
Number of Returning Starters/Position Players: 7
Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers: 4

Ben Becker, 1B/3B, 2016
Jake Doris, OF, 2016
Devin Duncan, OF/RHP, 2015
Blakeney Kearby, RHP/OF, 2016
Trey McDaniel, RHP/SS, 2017
Grant Miller, 2B, 2016
Trynt Tompkins, C/RHP, 2016

The Greenville Bears will open as the #4 team in the MHSBCA ranking, led by sophomore RHP Trey McDaniel.  McDaniel, at 5-foot-11 175-pound, has a max fastball velocity of 82 mph, but features nasty swing-and-miss slider.  In 2014, he earned All-State Honorable Mention awards along with senior OF/RHP Devin Duncan.  Look for junior catcher Trynton Tompkins to become one of the top catchers in Class 2.  Tompkins has a gap-to-gap approach at the plate, with an exit velo of 89 mph.  Tompkins also has a top pop time of 2.05 behind the dish.  The Bears will rely mostly on their junior class as they chase the state championship.  1B/3B Ben Becker, OF Jake Doris, RHP/OF Blakeney Kearby and 2B Grant Miller are all juniors looking to bring Greenville the state title.  Coach Null's crew finished with a 17-9 record a season ago, and had an impressive fall.  They will ready for the task at hand in 2015. 

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