Prep Baseball Report

Strongsville Mustangs

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: Strongsville Mustangs

Team Name: Strongsville Mustangs
Head Coach: Doug Cicerchi
Division: I
2017 Record: 25-9
Conference Record: Greater Cleveland Conference, 10-3, 2nd
Returning Starters/Pitchers: 4.5/6

Team Strengths: 

  • Starting Pitching
  • Experience

Coach Outlook: “We're looking to build on last season's successes by taking the lessons taught by a loose, fun-loving group of competitive seniors and apply them to this year's competitive bunch. I think if we can relax and just go play, our talent will shine through but I worry some of our new guys can be wound a little too tight. I love their competitiveness -- we need it -- but we need to enjoy the game as well. We'll get better and grow together if we have fun playing while we work towards our goals. What I have seen in the weight room is a hard-working group of kids that want to be one game better than last year while understanding how difficult it was to get to the State Final. Leadership is emerging. We trust each other. Now we need to just go play, enjoy the process one day at a time, and see how far we can go.”

PBR Outlook: A year after a long run to the state final, coach Cicerchi and the Mustangs look to reload and make another run in 2018. The Mustangs have all the makings to do so, and will be a team to watch all year.

Top Returning Players: 

Top Underclassmen:

  • 2019 Jack Frank (OF) – Michigan State Commit
  • 2019 Joey Venter (OF) – Uncommitted
  • 2019 Joey Meserini (OF) – Uncommitted
  • 2019 Matt Bush (INF/RHP) – Uncommitted
  • 2019 Ryan Hartman (INF) – Uncommitted
  • 2019 Matt Esson (RHP) – Uncommitted
  • 2019 Kevin Cendroksi (C) – Uncommitted
  • 2020 Nate Uhas (C) – Uncommitted
  • 2019 Jesse Kramer (1B/OF) – Uncommitted
  • 2019 Giovanni Lombardo (3B/1B) – Uncommitted
  • 2021 Jack Ballas (LHP) - 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.