2017 Team Preview: Valle Catholic Warriors

Shon Plack
Missouri Scouting Director

As  we  prepare  for  the  upcoming  2017  high  school  season,  we  will  be  taking  a
preseason glimpse at programs from around the state.

Team: Valle Catholic
Nickname: Warriors
Class: Class 2
Conference: Mineral Area - Small Schools
Head Coach: Nathan Gegg
Years as head coach at school: 2
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2016 Overall Record: 34-2
2016 Conference Finish: 5-0 (1st Place)
2016 Post­ Season Finish: Class 2 State Champions

Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers: 4
Number of Returning Starters/Position Players: 3

Players with 2016 Post Season Honors
Cole Wood, C/RHP, 2017, 1st Team All-State
Chris Loida,
RHP/3B, 2018 1st Team All-State

Players to Watch
Tristan Rollhaus
, OF, 2017
Kaden Bauman, 1B/P, 2017
Jacob Bieser, 3B/DH, 2018
Tyler Blum, IF/P, 2019
Carter Roth, OF/C/P, 2019
Kellen Blum, IF/P, 2019

Season Outlook
Valle Catholic will be defending the Class 2 State Championship for the third consecutive year and looking for their fourth straight title. In 2016, the Warriors achieved the 30-win mark for the third straight year finishing 34-2.  In 2017, pitching depth will need to be developed, and several sophomores will be asked to throw big innings, while seniors will be asked to increase their role on the mound as well. Seniors Cole Wood, Tristan Rollhaus, and Kaden Bauman will be asked to throw valuable varsity innings for the first time. Look for junior Christian Loida, an All-State selection as a pitcher from last season, to lead the staff and Wood, an All-State catcher, to add experience to the battery with new pitchers.  The Warriors have lost six players to graduation but will rely on a pair of All-State players and a talented underclass to get them back to the Final Four.  Valle Catholic, 144-19 since 2012, should keep the winning tradition going this spring.

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High School coaches can request a 2017 Team Survey by email PBR State Director, Shon Plack at, [email protected].

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