2015 Team Preview: Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller

By Dylan Hefflinger 
Ohio Editor in Chief/NW Scout

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2015 Team Preview: Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller

School Name: Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller
Coaches Name/Record: Tim Held / 183-31
2014 Record: 24-5
Conference: GCL
Conference Record/Finish: 6-3
Division Level: I

Postseason Accomplishments:

  • 11 straight trips to the regionals.
  • 6 out of the past 7 years in the state finals.
  • 3 state championships in the past 7 years.
  • 7 total state championships (2013, 12, 09, 04, 93, 89, 72).

Key Players Lost From 2014:

  • Riley Mahan, SS, University of Kentucky recruit. Ranked 7th in 2014 class.
  • Zach Logue, LHP, University of Kentucky recruit. Ranked 6th in 2014 class.
  • Nick Voss, RHP, University of Cincinnati. Ranked 87th in 2014 class.

Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers: 4/4

Strengths of Team:

  • Offense - Most of the offensive production from last season returns.
  • Pitching - Returning a stable of arms committed to Division I and Division II programs with varsity level experience.
  • Athletic - Very fast and can cover a lot of ground.

Weaknesses of Team:

  • Relief Pitching - Young arms will be appearing late in games and be counted on to close things out.

Top Prospects in Class of 2015:

  • Bryan Soth, 1B, Kent State recruit. Ranked 119th in 2015 class.
  • Grant Macciocchi, RHP, Missouri recruit. Ranked 6th in 2015 class.
  • Josh Hollander, IF, Kent State recruit. Ranked 29th in 2015 class.
  • Joe Vranesic, RHP/DH, Kent State recruit. Ranked 13th in 2015 class.
  • Kyle Dockus, IF, Wright State recruit. Ranked 83rd in 2015 class.
  • Bailey Montoya, C, Dayton recruit. Ranked 105th in 2015 class.
  • Zach Hoffman, LHP, Miami recruit. Ranked 24th in 2015 class.
  • Mitchell Bault, RHP, Ohio Dominican recruit. Ranked 145th in 2015 class.
  • Jordan Ramey, OF/IF, Cincinnati recruit. Ranked 63rd in 2015 class.
  • Eric Conner, OF/RHP, Walsh recruit. Ranked 157th in 2015 class.

Top Prospects in Class of 2016:

Top Prospects in Class of 2017:

Top Prospects in Class of 2018:

  • Cameron Swanger
  • Tyler McDonough

Notable College/MLB Alumni:

  • Ken Griffey, Jr 
  • John David Heilmann
  • Barry Larkin
  • Eric Surkamp
  • Andrew Brackman
  • Bill Long
  • David Bell
  • Mike Bell
  • Buddy Bell

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