Preseason Top 25 Preview: No. 22 University High School (Orange City)



By Doug Freeman
Florida Scouting Director 

Leading up to the start of the high school season, we will count down the Top 25 preseason teams every day as part of our comprehensive season coverage:

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                               C Jacob Molle

Team: University
Preseason Rank: 22
2016 Record: 24-4-1
FHSAA Class: 9A
Head Coach: Frank Martello
Playoff Run: Lost in Regional Final
Returning Starters: 5


TOP PLAYERS
Name, Position, Class (College Commitment)
Logan Allen, LHP, 2017 (FIU)
Jacob Molle, C, 2017 (UCF)
Timothy Dixon, OF, 2017 (Seminole State)
Cameron Robinson, OF, 2017 (UNF)
Nathan Peden, RHP, 2017 (Daytona State)

X-FACTOR
Logan Allen. Allen managed to improve on a standout sophomore campaign with an even better Junior year going 9-1 in 68.2 IP while striking out 126 batters with a 0.31 ERA in his 13 appearances.  He has proven time and again that he can flat out pitch and given his past record anytime he is on the mound the Titans will have a very good chance to win that game.

KEY PLAYERS LOST
3B Michael Harcom (Florida Southern College)

OUTLOOK
The Titans have high expectations going into 2017, returning their best arm and 4 of their top 5 hitters in at-bats. With the experience of Logan Allen both on the mound and at the plate they will always have a chance to win with him on the bump. Offensively, they have a solid mix of power with Molle and Dixon with Dixon also having the ability to run stealing 4 bases last season. The UNF recruit, Cameron Robinson is another two-way player with a lot of athleticism and upside. Last season, Robinson hit .254 while also going 1-1 in 10 appearances striking out 43 with a 1.65 ERA. Overall, all a year older and more experienced, the Titans will look to make another run at a State Title. 

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