Team Preview: St. John Vianney Griffins

Shon Plack
Missouri Scouting Director

As we prepare for the upcoming 2020 high school season, we will be taking a
preseason glimpse at programs from around the state.

Team: Vianney
Class: Class 5
Conference: Metro Catholic
Head Coach: Scott Brown
Years as head coach at school: 10th Year
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2019 Overall Record: 27-10
2019 Conference Record:
7-1 (1s Place - 6th consecutive Year)
2019 Post Season Finish: Lost in state quarterfinals
Team Website: St. John Vianney Griffins

Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers
: 3
Number of Returning Starters/Position Players: 7

Players with 2019 Post Season Honors 
Nathan Beaton, RHP, 2020 1st Team All State; MCC Pitcher of the Year (Maryville)
CJ Cepicky
, OF, 2020, 2nd Team All State (Missouri)
Brock Daniels
, SS, 2021 1st Team All Conference (Oklahoma)
Max Luna
, OF, 2020 1st Team All Conference
Joe Dasho
, RHP, 2021 2nd Team All Conference (Southeast Missouri)
Sam Altobella
, INF, 2020, 2nd Team All Conference (Univ. of IL- Springfield)
Andrew Buescher
, INF, 2020 2nd Team All Conference (Quincy)
Devin Ward
, OF, 2020 2nd Team All Conference (Marshall)
Matt Kaiser
, RHP, 2020 Honorable Mention All Conference (Missouri S&T)
Cole Petrus
, RHP/1B, 2021 Honorable Mention All-Conference
Mitch Green
, 1B, 2020

Players to Watch
Dan Burns, RHP, 2020
Jack Bollnger, OF/LHP, 2021
Max Clark, RHP, 2021

Season Outlook

The Griffins are looking for the seventh consecutive conference title in 2020 as they return seven position players and three starters on the mound.  Six players in the senior class are committed to play college baseball, most notably CJ Cepicky (Missouri) and MCC Pitcher of the Year Nathan Beaton (Maryville).  Juniors Brock Daniels (Oklahoma) and Joe Dasho (Southwest Missouri) will support the senior class with experience at the varsity level.  The Giffins look for continued success and make another run at the Missouri Class 5 State Championship. 

High School coaches can request a 2020 Team Survey by email PBR State Director, Shon Plack at, [email protected].

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