Labor Day Challenge: Team Southern Illinois Preview

By Steve Nielsen
Scouting Supervisor – Illinois/Wisconsin

The 2015 Labor Day Challenge will take place September 5 – 6 at Standard Bank Stadium in Crestwood, IL. This year’s event features five high level teams with prospects from around the state of Illinois and beyond.

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Throughout the week we will be bringing a quick preview as to what to look for out of the participating teams. Today we highlight Team Southern Illinois.

The Southern Illinois team is comprised of prospect throughout the Metro East area. Edwardsville, O’Fallon and Alton make up the majority of the roster with a few other surrounding schools sprinkled in. One of those surrounding schools represented is Belleville East’s C Drew Millas (2016). Millas stood out in this same tournament last year and catapulted himself into a top 50 prospect in the state, later committing to Missouri State.  

Southern Illinois bring another highly ranked prospect in the 2016 class by way of O’Fallon’s Brad Harrison. Harrison, a Southern Illinois commit, is a top 40 prospect in Illinois as well as making the top 400 in our overall rankings. Harrison is a L/L outfielder and pitcher who will likely bolster the middle of Team Southern Illinois’ lineup as well as logging valuable innings on the mound.

Southern Illinois Roster

# Name Grad High School Pos
7 Dill, Ty 2016 Freeburg Community High SS
11 Crowder, Cody 2017 O'Fallon Township OF
9 Breyer, Connor 2017 O'Fallon Township 3B
24 Thaggard, Noah 2016 Waterloo P
4 Burris, Dylan 2017 Edwardsville OF
15 Harrison, Brad 2016 O'Fallon Township OF
14 Boente, Logan 2018 O'Fallon Township P
16 Allen, Derrick 2016 Alton OF
23 Miller, Jaysn 2018 O'Fallon Township P
3 Koechner, Christian 2017 O'Fallon Township OF
22 Millas, Drew 2016 Belleville East C
28 Snyder, Bradley 2016 O'Fallon Township 1B
8 Wallace, Joe 2016 Edwardsville  C
0 Peters, Jacob St. 2016 Alton P
17 Dalonzo, Jared 2018 O'Fallon Township SS
2 Kanallakan, Jacob 2016 Alton 1B
10 Garella, Jake 2016 Edwardsville 3B

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