North Canton Hoover Vikings


Dylan Hefflinger
PBR Ohio Editor in Chief

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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: North Canton Hoover Vikings

Team Name: North Canton Hoover Vikings
Head Coach: Jeff Hite
Division: I
2017 Record: 18-9
Conference Record: Federal League, 8-4, 2nd (Tied)
Returning Starters/Pitchers: 2/2

Team Strengths:

  • Starting Pitching
  • Speed
  • Defense

Coach Outlook: “We are counting on new additions to fill our lineup needs and add depth to the pitching staff. An early trip to Myrtle Beach will hopefully allow us to get some games in and build great team chemistry. Our expectations are always high for season.”

PBR Outlook: Returning just two starters and two pitchers from a year ago will have coach Jeff Hite and the Vikings looking toward some new guys to step in to some big roles in 2018. That said, look for the Vikings to be playing their best ball come tournament time thanks to a difficult regular season schedule.

Top Returning Players:

Top Underclassman:

  • 2019 Brody Ware (RHP/SS) – Liberty University Commit
  • 2019 Sam Bucher (RHP/C) - Uncommitted
  • 2019 Brendan Auma (OF/C) - Uncommitted
  • Hudson Davis - Uncommitted
  • 2019 Nick Friedl (OF/RHP) – Uncommitted
  • 2019 Markos Kantzos (2B/SS) - Uncommitted
  • 2019 Alex Ledger (1B/OF) - Uncommitted
  • 2019 Ryan Ball (OF/3B) - Uncommitted
  • Gabriel Galeano - Uncommitted
  • Ryan Hendershot - Uncommitted
  • Mitch Maurer - Uncommitted
  • 2019 Jacob Morelli (LHP/OF) - Uncommitted
  • Josh Salinas - Uncommitted
  • Brendan Snyder - Uncommitted
  • John Wackerly - Uncommitted
  • Cody Wilson - 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.