2015 Team Preview: Holden Eagles



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: Holden
Nickname:
Eagles
Class:
3A
League:
MRVC-East
Head Coach:
David Riley
Twitter Handle:
@HoldenBaseball
2014 Overall Record:
21-7
2014 League Record:
9-1, MRVC Champs
2014 Post-Season Finish:
Lost in sectionals to Fatima
2015 MHSBCA Preseason Rank:
#6

Number of Position Players Lost: 2
Number of Pitchers Lost: 0
Number of Returning Starters/Position Players: 6
Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers: 4

TOP RETURNERS (Commit)
Davis Alterman, UTL/DH, 2016
Zach Birkle, RHP/OF, 2016
Justin Jaeger, RHP/INF, 2015 (Avila University)
Nick Martin, MIF, 2015
Lane Noel, RHP/INF, 2015
Tyler Schoonover, RHP/INF, 2016
Coby Seiz, RHP/INF, 2015 (Johnson County CC)
Zane Spencer, LHP/OF, 2015

OUTLOOK
The Eagles return entire pitching staff from a 21 win team last season.  Leading the staff will be senior Coby Seiz, Johnson County CC signee. As a junior, Seiz went 11-1 with 100 strikeouts in 62 innings of work with 0.68 ERA. Senior Justin Jaeger had four wins last year with 52 strikeouts in 34 innings pitched and finished with a 1.65 ERA. Senior Lane Noel had three wins and a save with 51 strikeouts in 40 innings with 2.45 ERA. Senior Nick Martin will again be looked to for setting the tone for the Eagle offense as the returning All-State infielder.  Last season Martin hit .449 with 27 stolen bases. Senior outfielder Zane Spencer hit .373 while senor Justin Jaeger hit .370 last season. Returning DH Davis Alterman hit .391 in 2014. The Eagles lost only two players last season, and will add players from last year's undefeated JV team.  The Holden Eagles are excited with what lies ahead.

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