Prep Baseball Report

2015 Team Preview: Massillon Jackson


By Dylan Hefflinger and JD Heilmann
Ohio Editor in Chief/NW Scout and Ohio Scouting Director

From now until the start of the 2015 season, Prep Baseball Report Ohio will bring you in-depth team previews throughout the entire state. If your coach has not filled out the survey please have him do so through this link.

Along with the team previews, the 2015 Team Rankings will be releasing sometime late February and we hope to bring a Q&A session to discuss the rankings. To view the final regular season rankings of 2014 please click here. To view the preseason rankings from 2014 please click here.

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2015 Team Preview: Massillon jackson

School Name: Massillon Jackson
Coaches Name/Record: Bill Gamble // 78-33
2014 Record: 27-5
Conference: Federal League
Conference Record/Finish: 10-2
Division Level: I

Notable Alumni:

  • Jeff Edwards - Valpo 
  • Jonny Nottingham - Akron

Notable Post-Season Accomplishments:

  • 2014 Division I State Championship
  • Federal League Champions
  • No. 21 USA Today Final Ranking
  • No. 5 PBR Final Regular Season Poll
  • No. 10 OHSBCA Final Regular Season Poll

Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers: 3/5

Strengths of Team:

  • Big game experience
  • Pitching depth 
  • Fast athletes that love to compete 

Weakness of Team:

  • Roles have changed
  • Developing trust and leadership

Key Losses from the Class of 2014:

  • Jake Miller - IMG/Northern Kentucky
  • Tim Turner - George Mason 
  • AJ Kloehn - Lafayette
  • Kyle Mottice - Cincinnati 
  • Mike McCann - Mount Unon

Top Prospects in Class of 2015:

Top Prospects in Class of 2016:

Top Prospects in Class of 2017:

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