2016 Season Preview: Great Bridge Wildcats



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By John Nolan
Assistant Director of Scouting/Content Management 

As we enter February, the high school season is quickly approaching. As the month progresses and February turns into March, we will take a look at high school programs throughout our coverage area as they prepare for the 2016 season.

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Team: Great Bridge
Nickname: Wildcats
Class: 4A East
Conference: 17
Coach: Sean Townsend
Twitter: @seantownsend9
2015 Record: 14-8
2015 Post Season: Conference Tournament
Returning Starters/Position: 7
Returning Pitchers: 4

 

PLAYERS TO WATCH
Michael Bienlien (RHP, 2016, NC State)
Jarvis Donahue (IF, 2016, Virginia Wesleyan)
Andrew Harman (UTIL, 2017)
Dalton Jackson (1B, 2017)
Brenden Wheeler (RHP, 2016, Virginia Welseyan)
Jimmy Ziemke (IF, 2016)


SEASON OUTLOOK
Great Bridge is coming off of a solid 2015 season that saw them finish 14-8 in the tough 5A South. After another around of reclassification, the Wildcats compete in 4A East in 2016. The Wildcats bring a lot back from last year and will have a good rotation led by Bienlien and Wheeler. The defense will be strong having had a year to play together and bringing most of it back. The offense struggled to produce consistently in 2015 and that will be the big key for the 2016 Wildcats. If Great Bridge can score runs consistently with its veteran lineup, the Wildcats will be one of the stronger teams in the new 4A East.

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