Preseason Power25 Countdown: No 9 Bolles

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:

                   LHP/1B Hunter Barco

Team: Bolles
Preseason Rank: 9
2018 Record: 24-6
FHSAA Class: 5A
Head Coach: Mike Boswell
Playoff Run: State Runner-Up
Returning Starters: 9

Name, Position, Class (College Commitment)
Hunter Barco, LHP, 2019 (Florida)
Jackson Baumeister, C/RHP, 2021 (FSU)
Sullivan Brackin, OF, 2020 (Florida)
Jackson Mayo, OF, 2021
Patrick Libby, RHP, 2019

Hunter Barco. The left-hander will lead the way both on the mound and offensively, as he looks to lead Bolles back to states

Max Ferguson
Austin Knight

The Bulldogs do loose their top two hitters from 2018, but return Hunter Barco and have reloaded with young talent. Barco will lead the way both offensively and on the mound in 2019. In 2018, he batted .342 with 4 home runs while going 8-1 with 84 strikeouts in 62.2 innings. Bolles also return Patrick Libby, who won 6 games in 2018. The rotation will be rounded out by sophomore Jackson  Baumeister, who looks primed to be Bolles next star. He has a huge offensive upside and a feel to pitch with his fastball working up to 91 mph. Sophomore Jackson Mayo and Freshman Sullivan Brackin will look to have a major impact offensively, as both are extremely talented young player. Led by Barco and backed by young high-end talent, the Bulldogs are primed for another run at the 5A state title.