2016 Team Preview: Grand Island Islanders



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By Brian Feekin
Prep Baseball Report Nebraska

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


Team: Grand Island ----Grand Island - GI.jpg
Nickname: Islanders
Class: A
Conference:  Heartland
Head Coach: Rich Kissack
Years as head coach at school: 14
2015 Record: 21-9
*Nebraska State Tournament- Final 6*






# of Returning Pitchers (15+ Innings):
5
# of Returning Starters/Position Players: 6
# of Pitchers (15+ Innings) Lost From 2015: 2
# of Starting Position Players Lost From 2015: 3

PLAYERS TO WATCH   
Parker Upton - SS, 2016, Signed with Creighton
Trey Kissack - RHP, 2016, Signed with North Dakota
Ryan Krolikowski - RHP, 2016, Signed with Cloud County CC
Shea Schanaman
- INF/RHP, 2018
Alec Lee - OF, 2016

2015 GRADS IN COLLEGE
Calvin Hehnke - Nebraska-Omaha
Cedric Moreno - Wayne State
Riley Braasch - Bellevue
 

2016 SEASON OUTLOOK
"Team returns a strong senior class that features pitching and defense as it strengths. As the bats heat up along with good team speed should be a contender for conference and district success." - Head Coach Rich Kissack


COACHES PRESEASON QUESTIONNAIRE
We appreciate all of the help provided by high school coaches across the state assisting with our preseason coverage. If you have not already done so you can fill out our coaches' preseason questionnaire online by CLICKING HERE.


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