Benedictine Bengals


Dylan Hefflinger
PBR Ohio Editor In Chief/Scout

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With the 2018 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 mid-January, 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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2018 Spring Team Preview: Benedictine Bengals

Team Name: Benedictine Bengals
Head Coach: John R. Ellis
Division: II
2017 Record: 10-17
Conference Record: North Coast League, 3-7-4th Place
Returning Starters/Pitchers: 7/4

2018 Team Strengths:

  • Speed
  • Strength
  • Work ethic
  • Leadership
  • Athleticism
  • Experience

Coach Outlook: Returning a really strong team that lost 7 games by 2 runs of less. Most of the starters have 2 plus years as a varsity player.

PBR Outlook: Coach John Ellis hopes all the close losses in 2017 will prove to be a teaching moment, helping the 2018 team succeed. With seven starters and four arms returning, look for the Bengals to play good baseball all year.

Top Returning Players:

Top Underclassmen:

  • Matthew Stauffer: Utility, 2020, 5’8/145, R/R
  • Ronnie Shultz: INF, 2021
  • Corey Misconish: OF, 2021

A Look Back At The 2017 Season:

To view the 2017 Team Previews, click here.

To view the OHSAA Baseball Tournament Roundup, click below.

To view the 2017 All-State Teams, click below.

To view the 2017 Preseason All-State Teams, click below.

A Look Back At 2016 Preseason Articles:

To view the 2016 Team Previews, click here.
To view the 2016 Preseason All-State Teams, click below.

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.