Prep Baseball Report

2016 Team Preview: Rock Bridge Bruins

Shon Plack
Missouri Scouting Director

As we prepare for the upcoming 2016 high school season, we will be taking a
preseason glimpse at programs from around the state.

Team: Rock Bridge HS
Nickname: Bruins
Class: Class 5A
Conference: None
Head Coach: Justin Towe
Years as head coach at school: 9
Twitter Handle: @rbbruinsbaseball
Team Website:
2015 Overall Record: 28-6
2015 Conference Finish: None
2015 Post Season Finish: Lost in Quarterfinals
2016 MHSBCA Pre Season Rank: #5

Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers: 5
Number of Returning Starters/Position Players: 5

Cole Evans, OF, 2016, 1st Team All-District, All-State (University of Missouri)
Carson England, RHP, 2016, 1st Team All-District, All-State
Avery Jennings, 2B/RHP, 2016 (Drury University)
Colin Bernskoetter, RHP, 2016 (Columbia College)
Cameron Groll, OF, 2016 (Central Methodist)
Nick Wohlbold, 3B/RHP, 2017, (Evansville)

Jordan Smith, INF, 2017
Brant Scrivner, 1B, 2018

Season Outlook
The Rock Bridge Bruins have established themselves as one of the top programs in the state over the past several years. The Bruins have been ranked in the top 10 in each of the last seven years and enter this season as the #5 ranked team in Class 5. They should continue the success in 2016.  Their experience on the mound will be a big part of the Bruins success this spring, returning all but one starter from a season ago.  Carson England and Colin Bernskoetter a pair of seniors that have experience and can lead Rock Bridge to a deep playoff run in May. Drury commit, Avery Jennings will begin his third season as a starter and will be featured on the mound as well as 2B. Cole Evans, a Missouri commit, is drawing the attention of MLB scouts and could possibly be the top power bat in the state.  Rock Bridge also will use Evansville commit, Nick Wohlbold, on the mound as well as the infield and has significant varsity experience for a junior. Cameron Groll, will return in the outfield, while newcomers Jordan Smith and Brant Scrivner will fill in on the infield.  There is no doubt the 2016 edition of the Rock Bridge Bruins will be competitive and ready to reclaim the state title they won in 2014.

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