2015 Team Preview: Yorktown High School

By Phil Wade

Indiana Executive Director       

The 2015 high school season is just around the corner.  Leading up to the start of the season we are going to take a quick glance at many teams from across the state.  

Team: Yorktown
Conference: Hoosier Heritage

Head Coach: Mike Larrabee
2014 Record: 17-13
Conference Record: 6-6
Returning Starters: 8
Returning Pitchers: 7

Top Overall Players

Jacob Preston, RHP, 2015 (Purdue)
Clay Dungan, SS, 2015 (Indiana State)
Nathan Phillips, C, 2015
Blake Upchurch, INF, 2015
Jake Clawson, INF/RHP, 2016
Cole Barr, INF, 2017

Top 2015's

Jake Preston, RHP
Clay Dungan, INF
Nathan Phillips, C
Blake Upchurch, INF

Top 2016's

Jake Clawson, INF/RHP
Anthony Todd, 1B
Aaron Skeel, LHP

Top 2017's

Cole Barr, INF
Brady Horine, INF
Matt Phillips, C 


Head Coach Mike Larrabee and the Yorktown Tigers got hot at the end of the 2014 season where they won a Sectional championship and advanced to the Regional championship game before losing to FW Bishop Dwenger 11-7.  The Tigers return eight position starters and seven arms this spring, and are extremely talented at several positions on the field.  The ace of the Tigers pitching staff is senior RHP Jacob Preston, a Purdue recruit.  Preston went 6-1 on the mound as a Junior with a 1.25 ERA and 73 Ks in 56 IP.  Yorktown is led defensively by senior SS Clay Dungan, an Indiana State recruit.  Dungan finished his Junior campaign hitting .380 with 29 Runs, 25 RBI, 10 2B, 3 3B and 2 HR.  Fulfilling the catching duties is senior Nathan Phillips who hit .357 with 25 RBI, 8 2B, 1 3B and 3 HR in 2014.  The Tigers also return senior INF Blake Upchurch (.316 BA, 7 2B), Junior INF/RHP Jake Clawson (.280 BA, 44 K in 40 IP) and sophomore Cole Barr (.286 BA, 7 2B, 8 SB).  Yorktown possesses enough talent and depth on the field to not only win the Hoosier Heritage crown, but make another deep post-season run.   

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