Rossford Bulldogs


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: Rossford Bulldogs

Team Name: Rossford Bulldogs
Head Coach: Phil O’Shea
Division: III
2017 Record: 20-6
Conference Record: Northern Buckeye Conference, 11-3, 1st
Returning Starters/Pitchers: 6/3

Team Strengths:

  • Depth
  • Speed
  • Defense
  • Experience

Coach Outlook: “The 2018 team is going to be deeper then the 2017 team. The main focus will be replacing the 117 innings that was lost to graduation. We have a handful of promising young arms that haven’t logged many varsity innings yet. If they can pick up the baton from the ‘17 class, 2018 could be another special season.”

PBR Outlook: The 2017 season was great for the Bulldogs and coach O'Shea, with a NBC championship and 20 wins. In 2018, the Bulldogs bring back many starters but will have to replace some arms. If the youthful arms step up in 2018, this season could be special for Rossford.

Top Returning Players:

  • 2018 Ryan Jagodzinski (MIF) – Uncommitted - Video Below
  • 2018 Riley Ralph (Util) – Uncommitted
  • 2018 Gage Perry (RHP/OF) – Uncommitted
  • 2018 Jake LaPlante (OF) – Uncommitted
  • 2018 Austin Eick (OF) – Uncommitted
  • 2018 Ben Yoder (1B) – Uncommitted
  • 2018 Mike McManus (3B/RHP) – Uncommitted
  • 2019 Shane Pitzen (2B/OF) - Uncommitted

Top Underclassman:

  • 2019 Shane Pitzen (Util) – Uncommitted
  • 2020 Kyle Kromenacker – Uncommitted
  • 2020 Dillon Prater – 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.