2017 Team Preview: 4A Southport Cardinals




With the 2017 spring season right around the corner, PBR Indiana is eagerly anticipating bringing the best high school baseball coverage throughout the entire state.

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2017 TEAM PREVIEW: Southport cardinals

Head Coach: Scott Whitlock
Class: 4A
2016 Record: 3-19
Conference (2016 Record): 0-3
Returning Starters/Pitchers: 8/7

2017 Team Strengths:

  • Starting Pitching
  • Defense
  • Speed

Top Returning Players:

Outlook: Coach Whitlock's Cardinals were very young in 2016, and this spring are hoping to build off of those experiences.  Southport returns its top four arms and eight total starters. Avery Short, a sophomore Indiana commit and current No.1 left-handed pitcher in his class, will lead the young staff along with fellow sophomore right-hander Jack Vanover. Expect the Cardianls to compete at a higher level in 2017 with good pitching, defense, and speed.

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Preseason I.D. - Illiana IN Jan 28 Ho-Chunk Sports and Expo Center - Chicago Heights, IL
Preseason All-State 2018 Grads (Invite Only) IN Feb 19 Lawrence North HS
Preseason All-State 2019,2020, 2021 Grads (Invite Only) IN Feb 25 Lawrence North HS
Winter Preview IN Feb 26 Lawrence North HS
Summit City Winter Preview IN Mar 4 Norwell High School
Indiana Chargers Scout Day IN Mar 5 ECBSA Indoor Facility
Future Prospects Showcase IN Mar 19 Grand Park, Westfield, IN