2015 Team Preview: Marquette Mustangs

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: Marquette
Suburban West
Head Coach:
John Meyer
Twitter Handle:
2014 Overall Record:
2014 League Record:
14-2, 1st
2014 Post-Season Finish:
lost in quarterfinals to Vianney
MHSBCA Preseason Rank: #8

Number of Position Players Lost: 5
Number of Pitchers Lost: 2
Number of Returning Starters/Position Players: 4
Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers: 3

Brennan Barnes, LHP, 2015
Turner Cook, OF, 2016
Dan Covert, OF, 2015 (Maryville)
RJ Drury, INF, 2015
Charlie Kreh, INF, 2015
Jono Lazaroff, 3B/2B, 2015
Jack Matzen, LHP, 2015
Sean McCracken, RHP, 2015
Evan Stoll, RHP/OF, 2016

Will Bausinger, RHP, 2016
Thatcher Burns, LHP, 2016
Brendan Glock, C, 2016
Michael Hojnacki, RHP, 2017
Mason Mitchell, LHP, 2017
Tyler Pauley, C, 2017
Andrew Wait, RHP/2B, 2017

The Marquette Mustangs open the 2015 season as #8 team in the MHSBCA.  After a 24-5 record, a Suburban West Conference Championship and a District Championship, the Mustangs look to take the next step in 2014, a Final Four appearance.  The Mustangs will lean the broad shoulders of 6-foot-3 205-pound senior RHP, Sean McCracken to lead the way on the mound.  McCracken finished his junior year with a 3. 69 ERA and a 5-2 record in 36 innings of work.   Marquette will aslo feature a pair of senior LHP, in Jack Matzen and Brennan Barnes.  The duo combined for a 2-1 record with 20 strikeouts in 36 innings pitched.  Dan Covery, a Maryville recruit, will lead the offense.  Covert batted .381 with two home runs and 28 driven in as a junior.  Senior INF Charlie Kreh will be another middle of the order hitter, who batted .326 with a .430 slugging percentage as a junior.  Junior Evan Stoll will be a returner to watch for the Mustangs.  Stoll is a projectable 6-foot-3 180-pound OF/RHP with a max 90 mph velo from the outfield and on the bump.  The junior class has players that will make an impact as the season goes on.  The Mustangs will be a balanced team in 2015, with a good mix of seniors and juniors.  They will be a team to watch in the state playoffs. 

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