2015 Team Preview: CHCA

By Dylan Hefflinger and PBR Staff
Ohio Editor in Chief/NW Scout

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2015 Team Preview: CHCA

School Name: Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy
Coaches Name/Record: Jeff Keith, 29-3
2014 Record: 29-3
Conference: Miami Valley Conference - Scarlet
Conference Record/Finish: 13-0, 1st
Division Level: III

Postseason Accomplishments:

  • 2014 OHSAA State Runner Up
  • District Champions 2014, 2013, 2009, 2008, 2005
  • MVC Champions 2004-2014
  • 2005 State Final 4

Key Players Lost From 2014:

Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers: 7/4

Strengths of Team:

  • Returning 7 position player starters from state finals team
  • Hitting, speed & defense
  • Ability to replace starters who graduated
  • Fundamentally sound baseball
  • 5 pitchers who can throw 80mph+

Weaknesses of Team:

  • Loss of significant starting pitching
  • Missing two 90mph+ SP this year
  • Loss of 4-hitter and power bat

Top Prospects in Class of 2015:

  • Cameron Murray, SS, 5'11" 150 R-R, Alderson Broaddus commit. Ranked 118th in 2015 class.
  • Graham Lally, RHP, 6'1" 180 R-R, Ranked 201st in 2015 class.
  • Daniel Vezdos, 2B/P, 5'11" 160 R-R
  • Ryan Smith, OF, 5'11" 160 L-R

Top Prospects in Class of 2016:

  • Chase Murray, CF/C, 6'1" 170 L-R, Georgia Tech Commit. Ranked 5th in 2016 class.
  • Johnny Noyen, P/INF, 6'1" 185 R-R
  • Jon Edelmann, C/3B, 6'2" 170 R-R
  • Nick Harker, 1B, 6'4" 180 R-R
  • Bernie Tippen, INF/P, 5'10" 150, R-R

Top Prospects in Class of 2017:

  • Jack Vezdos, P/INF, 5'11" 185, R-R
  • Zander Treon, INF, 5'10" 160, L-R
  • Griffan Smith, P, 5'10" 160, L-L

Top Prospects in Class of 2018:

  • Cayse Osborne, C/3B, 5'11" R-R

Notable College/MLB Alumni:

  • Cameron Varga- Tampa Bay Rays
  • Matt Williams- University of Cincinnati
  • Ted Andrews- Furman
  • Kyle Davis- West Virginia
  • Blake Swanger- Denison
  • John Lloyd- Cincinnati (football)

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