2015 Team Preview: Mexico Bulldogs



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: Mexico
Nickname: Bulldogs
Class: 4A
League: North Central Missouri Conference
Head Coach: Keith Louder
Twitter Handle:  @mexicohssports or MexicoMoHS
2014 Overall Record: 21-8
2014 League Record: 9-3, Co-Conference Champions
2014 Post-Season Finish: Lost in state quarterfinals to St. Mary's
MHSBCA Preseason Rank: 6

Number of Position Players Lost: 2
Number of Pitchers Lost: 1
Number of Returning Starters/Position Players: 8
Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers: 3

TOP RETURNERS (Commit)
Tyler Bracht, SS/C, 2015 (William Woods)
Thomas Clay, LHP/1B, 2015
Cody Creed, RHP/3B, 2015 (Jefferson College)
Chance Harper, RHP/OF, 2015
D'Milo Nunnelly, OF/RHP, 2016
Wesley Oetting, 1B, 2016
Austyn Sampo, CF, 2015 (Culver-Stockton)
Brayden Smith, 2B/3B, 2016
Tanner Smith, 2B, 2016
Scott Speaks, RHP/2B, 2016
Spencer Thomas, OF, 2016

OUTLOOK
The Mexico Bulldogs will open the season as the #6 ranked team in Missouri Class 4, after 21-8 season a year ago.  Jefferson College recruit Cody Creed, a two-time All-State RHP, will lead the charge.  Creed is currently second all-time in strikeouts and ranks in the top ten in wins for Mexico High School.  He looks to build on his 4-1 record a season ago, where he fanned 65 batters in 41-plus innings pitched.  Senior LHP Thomas Clay will add a nice righty-lefty combo on the mound. Clay finished last season with a 3.26 ERA, earning 25 strikeouts in 19.1 innings.  Senior Tyler Bracht will lead the offense, hitting at a .411 clip with an on-base percentage of .575 in 2014.  Junior D'Milo Nunnelly is a power and speed threat that the Bulldogs will feature in the line-up, with 4 home runs and 8 stolen bases as a sophomore. The Bulldogs have a good mix of talented seniors and juniors, making them threat to anybody in Missouri Class 4. 

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