PBR NE High School Team Preview: Millard West

Pascal Paul
PBR Nebraska

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As we prepare for the upcoming 2023 High School season, we will be taking a preseason glimpse at programs from around the state.


Team: Millard West

Nickname: Wildcats

Class: A

Conference: Metro

Head Coach: Steve Frey

Years as Head Coach at School (Overall Record): 14 (258-116)

2022 Overall Record: 31-6

2022 Post-Season Finish: State Champions

 # of Returning Starters: 3

# of Pitchers With 15+ Innings Returning: 1

# of Starters Lost: 6

# of Pitchers with 15+ Innings Lost: 4


Drew Deremer 23 P/OF

Korey Cozad 23 C

Nixon Snyder 23 OF

Peyton Moore 23 IF

Caleb Lanphear 23 P/IF

Brady Brau 23 OF

Tanner Wilbeck 23 P/1B

Nick Venteicher 24 IF

Tyson Lewis 24 IF

Jackson Williams 24 P/OF

Caden Driessen 24 C

Kaden Struck 24 IF

Ben Sterbens 24 P/OF

Ethan Cole 25 P

Brady Ferguson 25 P/IF




Brenden Tauber Emporia State University

Ryan David LSU - Shreveport

Dalton Glenn Buena Vista University

Kyan Lodice Kansas State University

Jackson Meier University of Northern Colorado

Garrett Kennedy University of Nebraska-Omaha

Caleb Riedel University of Nebraska-Omaha

Max Anderson University of Nebraska

Sam Novotny University of Nebraska

Corbin Hawkins University of Nebraska

Cade Owens Presbyterian College

Maddux Fleck Creighton University

Devin Jones Creighton University

Mason Koch Creighton University

Dylan Driessen South Dakota State University

Tristan Gomes Portland University

Seth Claybourne University of Dayton

Preston Menicucci Southeast Community College

Kael Dumont Southeast Community College

Jaxson Cahoy Southeast Community College

Avery Moore Southeast Community College

Drew Borner Southeast Community College

Rice Whitaker Southeast Community College

Tyler Merkel Nebraska Wesleyan University

Carter Betts Nebraska Wesleyan University

Tyler Spreitzer Nebraska Wesleyan University



"We are excited to see what this team can do this year. We have a nice mix of returners from last year's championship team, some players from last summer's legion team, a new transfer and talented players from our younger levels. It will be interesting to compare our pitching rotation and batting lineup at beginning of the year to our rotation and lineup at the end of the year." - Steve Frey, Head Coach