Preseason Preview: Bellefontaine HS

By Chris Valentine
PBR Ohio Scouting Director


Bellefontaine High School made an impressive run in the Division II state playoffs last year. After puttingtogether a 21-7 record, the Chieftains fell to the eventual two-time state champions Columbus DeSales.

Despite losing Daulton Mosbarger, who is now starting as a freshman at Akron, Coach Caudill has high expectations for a squad that returns six starters and five pitchers. With plenty of defense and pitching returning, Bellefontaine will look to tighten up their squad in the outfield and behind the plate.

Class of 2013

  • 3B/RHP Brandon Wilson – The 6-foot, 185-pound athlete put together a batting average of .363 while hitting third in the lineup last year.
  • RHP/OF/IF Tyler Shamblin – The 5-foot-8, 175-pound athlete has a live arm and figures to help the squad in many ways.
  • RHP/1B Josh Clifton – The 5-foot-11, 200-pound prospect hit over .400 last year and will be counted on in the middle of the Chieftain lineup.

Class of 2014

  • SS/RHP Jarrod Houchin – The 5-foot-10, 185-pound two-way prospect is one of the team’s top players. He will be expected to fill several key roles for Coach Caudill’s squad.
  • RHP/IF/OF Cody Lyons – The 5-foot-10, 165-pound prospect will likely become the ace of the staff after serving as the number two pitcher in 2012.
  • RHP/OF/IF Nick Burton – The 5-foot-9, 150-pound versatile prospect figures to find his way into the lineup this year.

Class of 2015

  • LHP/OF Matt Entsminger – The soft tossing lefty will be counted on for his abilities on the mound as well as in the outfield.

Class of 2016

  • P/IF/C Tyler Jones – The 6-foot-2, 165-pound prospect has a bright future. The son of a coach, he brings an advanced understanding of the game for his age.