2015 Team Preview: Versailles

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

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2015 Team Preview: Versailles

School Name: Versailles
Coaches Name/Record: Ryan Schlater, 15-12
2014 Record: 15-12
Conference: Midwest Athletic Conference
Conference Record/Finish: 6-3
Division Level: III

Key Players Lost From 2014:

  • Damien Richards P, INF Xavier U
  • Jared Heitkamp P, 1st, Honorable Mention
  • Mitch Gigandet OF, 1st Team All MAC
  • Jacob Wenning OF, P

Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers: 7/4

Strengths of Team:

  • Pitching depth
  • Defense
  • Situational hitting

Weakness of Team:

  • Consistent hitting

Top Prospects in Class of 2015:

  • Jace Barga, (P,OF) 5'11'' 150 (R/L) Best Arm in our program. Commands the zone and gets after every hitter.

Top Prospects in Class of 2016:

  • Brett McEldowney, (P,OF) 6'3'' 165 (R/R) Really improved last season becoming the number 2 starter behind Barga.

Top Prospects in Class of 2017: 

  • Austin Knapke, (RHP,INF) 6'2'' 195 (R/R) One of the hardest working guys in the program. Number 1 reliever as a freshman.

Notable College/MLB Alumni:

  • Craig Stammen - RHP - Univ of Dayton - MLB Washington Nationals
  • Zac Richard - RHP/1B - Xavier
  • Jon Richard - LHP - Xavier
  • Jason Turner - Ohio State
  • Josh Bruns - Northern Kentucky
  • Damien Richard - Xavier. Ranked 187th in 2014 class.

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