2017 Team Preview: Bishop Carroll Golden Eagles



Shon Plack
Kansas Scouting Director

As  we  prepare  for  the  upcoming  2017  high  school  season,  we  will  be  taking  a 
preseason glimpse at programs from around the state.

Team: Bishop Carroll HS
Nickname: Golden Eagles
Class: Class 5A
Conference: Greater Wichita Athletic League
Head Coach: Charlie Ebright
Years as head coach at school: 18th year
Twitter Handle:
@bcbaseballeagle
2016 Conference Finish: 17-5 (Four-time League Champions)
2016 Post­ Season Finish: Lost in 2nd Round of Regionals
Team Website: www.bcchs.org/athletics/boys/baseball

Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers: 1
Number of Returning Starters/Position Players: 5

PLAYERS WITH 2016 POST SEASON HONORS
Jacob Ensz, LHP, 2017, 2nd Team All State (Barton County)
Brayden Whitchurch
, OF, 2017, 2nd Team All State (Allen County)
Adam Theis
, INF, 2017, 2nd Team All State (Neosho County)
RJ Lara
, OF, 2018, All City Honorable Mention
Justin Tangney
, UT, 2017, All City Honorable Mention
Blake Freeman
, LHP, 2018, All City Honorable Mention
Skyler Stuckey,
2B, 2018, All City Honorable Mention

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Jacob Christopherson
, RHP, 2018
Brady Bockover
, RHP, 2019
Reece Flax
, OF, 2019
Jack Ebrigh
t, RHP, 2019
Clay Cundiff
, 1B/RHP, 2019
Jesse Peoples
, INF, 2019
Carsen Pracht
, IF/RHP, 2019
Trey Kobler, C, 2018
Tyler Alverson, C, 2018

SEASON OUTLOOK
The Golden Eagles have won four consecutive City-League Championships, but missed out on the state tournament for the first time in six years.  Bishop Carroll is determined to return to the state playoffs and make a run at the state title in 2017.  The Golden Eagles will have a young, but talented group of pitchers that will need to contribute immediately and will look for juniors Trey Kobler and Tyler Alverson to fill the vacant role behind the plate.  Senior Jacob Ensz, a Barton County recruit, will lead the way on the mound with junior All-City selection, Blake Freeman, seeing an increased role.  Watch for junior Jacob Christopherson to emerge as one of the area's top arms this spring.  Bishop Carroll will have a pair All-State players returning to the line up in 201, senior OF Brayden Whitchurch and senior INF Adam Theis.  Also watch for a trio of promising sophomores to have impact this spring.  RHP Jack Ebright and INF/RHP Carsen Pracht could play a key role in the teams success this spring on the mound, while Jesse Peoples will be player to watch on the infield.  Bishop Carroll will be as good defensively as any team and will have the talent and depth to defend the conference championship and make a run at the state title. 

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High School coaches can request a 2017 Team Survey by email PBR State Director, Shon Plack at, [email protected].

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