Kalida Wildcats


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: Kalida Wildcats

Team Name: Kalida Wildcats
Head Coach: Joe Recker
Division: IV
2017 Record: 12-11
Conference Record: Putnam County League, 6-1, 1st (Tied)
Returning Starters/Pitchers: 4/3

Team Strengths: 

  • Pitching
  • Defense
  • Speed

Coach Outlook: “Kalida will be looking to replace some veteran experience. We will be relying on a very young team to compete with a challenging schedule. Our off-season participation has been outstanding and will hopefully lead to success in the spring.”

PBR Outlook: The Wildcats are well coached and will be a tough out come tournament time, especially when Kent State commit Owen Recker is on the mound. Look for Kalida to be playing their best ball come tournament time in hopes of making a run.

Top Returning Players: 

  • 2018 Kevin Hamburg – Uncommitted
  • 2019 Owen Recker (RHP) – Kent State Commit

Top Underclassmen:

  • 2019 Owen Recker (RHP) – Uncommitted
  • 2019 Trevor Lambert (C) – Uncommitted
  • 2020 Tyler Klausing (LHP) – Uncommitted
  • 2021 Luke Erhart (LHP/1B) – Uncommitted


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.