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2016 Spring Team Preview: Thomas Worthington Cardinals

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

With the 2016 spring season right around the corner, PBR Ohio is eagerly anticipating bringing the Buckeye state the best high school coverage throughout the entire state.

Starting February 1st, we began releasing team previews for teams across the state, leading into the Preseason All-State Teams as well as the Preseason State Rankings.

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2016 Spring Team Preview: Thomas Worthington Cardinals

Team Name: Thomas Worthington Cardinals
Head Coach: Anthony Leahy, 33-23
Division: I
2015 Record: 11-16 
Conference Record: OCC Central, 5-9
Returning Starters/Pitchers: 6/3

2016 Team Strengths:

  • Team Defense
  • Speed
  • Pitching Depth
  • Leadership

2016 Team Weaknesses:

  • Specific Roles for Pitchers
  • Some unproven hitters will be in lineup

Coach Outlook: "We are excited about the 2016 season coming off a 2015 season where we started 4 sophomores and lost a lot of close but very competitive games against good teams. We have a veteran team coming back and expect to be competing in the OCC/District as we had the 3 years prior. We have a solid senior class and a very good junior class."

PBR Outlook: After a season that saw the Cardinals win 11 games, while playing numerous underclass players, coach Leahy and Thomas Worthington are excited about their prospects for the 2016 campaign.

Jaret GerberTop Returning Players:

Top Players – Class of 2016:

Caleb StruewingTop Players – Class of 2017:

Top Underclassmen:

  • Nick Kendig, OF, 5-9/160, fast and athletic. Good arm (plays quarterback) and has a big swing.
  • Niles Mantor, OF, 5-9/150, fast and can cover ground. Left-handed thrower.
  • Jim Sanfrey, C/DH, 6-0/200, great swing and will hit for power. Very hard worker.


A Look Back At 2015 Preseason Articles:

To view the 2015 Team Previews, click here.
To view the 2015 Preseason All-State Teams, click below.

To view the 2015 Preseason State Rankings, click below.

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