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2015 Team Preview: Pipestone Area



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By Rob Allison
Prep Baseball Report Minnesota

As we prepare for the upcoming 2015 high school season, we will be taking a preseason glimpse at programs from around the state.

Join us for the pride and fun of the Pipestone Area

Team: Pipestone Area
Nickname: Arrows
Class: AA
League: Big South
Head Coach: Rick Zollner
Years as Head Coach at School: 15
2014 Overall Record: 11-8
2014 League Record: 7-5
2014 League Finish: 2nd Place
2014 Post-Season Finish: Lost in 1st Round

Returning Starters
: 6
Pitchers with 15+ Innings Returning: 3

Starters Lost: 3
Pitchers with 15+ Innings Lost: 1

TOP RETURNERS
2015, Dominic Freese, RHP/IF
2015, Boyer Bouman, IF/RHP
2015, Mauricio Sada, LHP/OF

X-FACTOR
If the Arrows can compete and gain momentum vs. Marshall and Fairmont; they put themselves in a great position at the end of the year.

2015 OUTLOOK
Pipestone Area returns significant experience from last season. All-Conference performer Dominic Freese will lead the pitching staff. Freese had 47 strikeouts in 35 innings pitched last year; with a 2.15 ERA and opponents hitting a pedestrian .164 vs. him. Senior's Boyer Bauman, who could be a surprise this year on the mound, and left-hander Mauricio Sada who has 2 years of varsity playing experience will help carry the workload. The Arrows will look to improve on a .291 team batting average and have to solidify their defense with a .904 fielding % last season. Head Coach Rick Zollner is optimistic that they have improved in these areas; while pitching will continue to be their strength.

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COACHES PRESEASON QUESTIONNAIRE

We appreciate all of the help provided by high school coaches across the state assisting with our preseason coverage. If you have not already done so you can fill out our coaches' preseason questionnaire online by clicking here.

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