Baseball 2018 Preview
The 2018 Rebels baseball team returns 8 starters from last year’s team that went 18-10-1 and lost in the regional championship. Two time 1st team All State, Nick Schnell (Louisville commit) returns for his senior year. Schnell is also a preseason Perfect Game All American. Schnell will lead an outfield that also includes Tommy Hansen who was honorable mention All State as a sophomore.
The infield will be led by seniors Harrison Koppenhofer and Hayden Harper, both all conference players in 2017. The Rebels will be led on the mound by Schnell and Colten Panaranto (Michigan State commit). Panaranto also plays third base and hits in the middle of the lineup. Max Lundy and Erik Hommel are back after seeing significant innings last year. Max Linton returns on the mound after pitching 25 innings last season. The Rebels also return starters Brian Keeney at catcher, and outfielders Dylan Williams and Mark Cobb. Chris Dobbs and Hank Daniel are back after seeing significant action at first base.
Newcomers include junior catcher and third baseman Jacob West, junior outfielder Matt Minor, and freshman utility player Dominic Brown. The Rebels are looking forward to competing against the best teams in Indiana and surrounding states.