2015 Team Preview: Olentangy Liberty



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

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2015 Team Preview: olentangy liberty

School Name: Olentangy Liberty
Coaches Name/Record: Ty Brenning // 58-29
2014 Record: 26-6
Conference: Ohio Capital Conference - Central Division
Conference Record/Finish: 12-2
Division Level: I

Notable Alumni:

  • Eric Best - Ohio State University
  • Eric Darlage - Miami of Ohio
  • Ryan Cypret - Ohio State University
  • Josh Dezse - Ohio State University
  • Michael O'Neill - University of Michigan/New York Yankees
  • Zach Michael - Toledo
  • Jacob Niggemeyer - Ohio State University 
  • Nick Newton - Marshall University

Notable Post-Season Accomplishments:

  • 5 - 20+ Win Seasons in 11 years
  • 2 - District Titles
  • 3 - District Runner-Up
  • 1 - Elite 8

Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers: 7/4

Strengths of Team:

  • Humility
  • Experience
  • Depth 
  • Defense

Key Losses from the Class of 2014:

  • Jacob Niggemeyer - Ohio State University
  • Nick Newton - Marshall University
  • Marcus Wechselberger - Rose Hullman
  • Kyle Mottice - Cincinnati 
  • Mitchell Griffiths - Alderson-Broadus

Top Prospects in Class of 2015:

  • Cameron Comer, SS, 6'1", 185, L/R, Special Player/Leader, UVA Commit
  • Nick Parr, P/3B, 6'3", 215, R/R, Great Competitor on the mound and at the plate, Oakland Commit
  • AJ Kullman, P/1B, 6'8", 205, L/R, Projectable, Talented two way guy- tough out, UC Commit
  • Charlie Lutwen, INF, 2015, 6', 180, R/R, Athletic, great glove, great hitter, missed summer 2014 due to injury
  • Alec Ross, P, 6' 175, R/R 
  • Matt McPheron, P, 6'3", 200, R/R, great movement, strike thrower, down in the zone, gets guys out 
  • Nathan Meeker, OF/RHP
  • Justice Griebel, OF, 6'2", 175, R/R, big time speed
  • Seth Oehler, IF

Top Prospects in Class of 2016:

Top Prospects in Class of 2017:

Top Prospects in Class of 2018:

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