2014 Team Preview: No. 22 Jeffersonville High School





By Phil Wade

Director, PBR Indiana

As we prepare for our 2014 high school preseason coverage, we are going to take a quick glance at teams from across the state.

Team: Jeffersonville
Class: 
4A
League: Hoosier Hills

Head Coach: Derek Ellis
2013 Overall Record: 26-6
2013 Conference Record: 11-1
Returning Starters:
 6
Returning Pitchers: 3

TOP PLAYERS

Drew Ellis, SS/P, 2014
Chandler Dale, P/IF,2014
Casey Gibson, C, 2015
Nolan Fertig, OF, 2015

Hayden Robb, OF, 2014
Josh Burke, IF/P, 2014


OUTLOOK:

Head Coach Derek Ellis and the Jeffersonville Red Devils saw great success in 2013 winning a Hoosier Hills Conference championship and reaching the 4A semi-final where they lost by a run to State Runner-Up Cathedral.  Jeffersonville returns six positional players and three arms this spring.  SS/P Drew Ellis, a Louisville signee and 1st Team Preseason All-State selection, returns as the Red Devils top player.  The No. 4 ranked prospect in Indiana class of 2014 rankings hit .471 last spring with 26 RBI, 4 HR and 9 2B. Chandler Dale is the top returning pitcher for Jeffersonville.  As a Junior Dale pitched 28.1 innings and was 3-1 with a 0.74 ERA and 32 K's. Fulfilling the catching duties is Junior Casey Gibson, ranked 57th in Indiana's class of 2015 rankings.  As a sophomore Gibson batted .329 with 14 RBI, 5 2B and a HR. The Red Devils outfield will consist of Junior Nolan Fertig and senior Hayden Robb.  Fertig hit .359 last season with 21 RB.  Senior Josh Burke is also expected to contribute this spring after driving in 18 runs last season.  

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