2016 Spring Team Preview: Youngstown Ursuline Fighting Irish



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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: Youngstown Ursuline Fighting Irish

Team Name: Ursuline Fighting Irish
Head Coach: Matt Weymer
Division: II
2015 Record: 16-6
Conference Record: Independent
Returning Starters/Pitchers: 7/2

2016 Team Strengths:

  • Experience
  • Lineup Depth
  • Top of the Rotation
  • Speed

2016 Team Weaknesses:

  • Pitching Depth

Coach Outlook: Head coach Matt Weymer "Ursuline returns a talented group of experienced upperclassmen for the 2016 season. The Irish will move into Division II this year for the first time and will face a very demanding schedule in preparations for tournament play."

PBR Outlook: Youngstown Ursuline could be a dark-horse in Division II this season. The Fighting Irish move up to D-II after spending years in Division III. Ursuline also has a new man leading the way in Matt Weymer. Matt has proved to be a successful coach as he led his former school, Springfield, to a 101-38 record over five season, winning three district titles, two regional title and state runner-up twice.

Vinny LucenteTop Returning Players:

  • Vinny Lucente, RHP, 2016, 6-4/185, 3-year starter
  • Drew Potesta, C, 2016, 6-0/170, 3-year starter, Lake Erie College commit
  • Vito Petrillo, RHP/SS, 2016, 5-9/165, 3-year starter
  • Logan Pullen, OF, 2016, 5-11/180, 2-year starter
  • Alex Schlosser, INF/RHP, 2016, 5-9/160, 2-year starter

Top Underclassmen:

 

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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