2017 Team Previews: Bellevue East Chieftains



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By Brian Feekin
Prep Baseball Report Nebraska

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

Team: Bellevue East        
Nickname: Chieftains  
Class: A
Conference: Metro 
Head Coach: Don Kiviniemi
Years as head coach at school: 15
2015 Record: 16-16


# of Returning Pitchers (15+ Innings): 4
# of Returning Starters/Position Players: 6
# of Pitchers (15+ Innings) Lost From 2016: 3
# of Starting Position Players Lost From 2016: 3

PLAYERS TO WATCH   
Nick Moeser- OF, 2016, Signed with University of Milwaukee Wisconsin 
Jaxon Walls- SS, 2018 
Alex Pavon- OF/RHP, 2018

 


2016 GRADS IN COLLEGE
 
Chris Cornish- Southeast Community College 


2017 SEASON OUTLOOK

"I believe we will be very competitive this spring with the amount of experience that we have coming back. We have our top 3 pitchers back from last year and also the nucleus of line-up. If and when we play solid defense we can be very good. I am looking for our offense production to pick up this year, so we can win many more ball games. We have a lot of upside with this team, but it will come down to how hard we work and how our leadership develops." - Head Coach Don Kiviniemi

 


COACHES PRESEASON QUESTIONNAIRE
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