Prep Baseball Report

2016 Team Preview: St. Dominic Crusaders

Shon Plack
Prep Baseball Report-Missouri

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

Team: St. Dominic HS
Nickname: Crusaders
Class: Class 4
Conference: AAA
Head Coach: Frank Schlenke
Years as head coach at school: 5
2015 Overall Record: 17-9
2015 Conference Record: 6-2
2015 Post-Season Finish: Lost in second round of districts

Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers: 3
Number of Returning Starters/Position Players: 5

Players with 2015 Post Season Honors
Alex Hoff, INF, 2017, All-Conference
Jordan Wade, C, 2016, All-Conference
Cole Birke, OF, 2017, All-Conference

Players to Watch
Brandon Sears, P
Kenny Bialka
Michael Laugemann

Season Outlook
The Crusaders return five starting position players and and three pitchers from last years team.  St. Dominic has three players that earned post season honors from last year.  Junior SS Alex Hoff, an All-Conference selection, is proving to be one of the top infielders in the state.  Senior C Jordan Wade and junior OF Cole Birke were both All-Conference players a season and will join Hoff as the nucleus of the 2016 team.  The Crusders will also look for Brandon Sears, Kenny Bialka and Michael Laugemann to have increased roles this season.  St. Dominic looks to take the next step this spring and advance into the state playoffs.


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