Prep Baseball Report

2018 Team Preview: McPherson Bullpups

Shon Plack
Kansas Scouting Director

As we prepare for the upcoming 2018 high school season, we will be taking a
preseason glimpse at programs from around the state.

Team: McPherson HS
Nickname: Bullpups
Class: 4A-D1
Conference: AVCTL-III
Head Coach: Heath Gerstner
Years as head coach at school: 3
Twitter Handle:
2017 Overall Record: 12-7
2017 Conference Record: 8-0 (1st Place)
2017 Post Season Finish: Lost in 1st Round of Regionals
Team Website:

Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers: 2
Number of Returning Starters/Position Players: 4

Players with 2017 Post Season Honors
Dylan Werries, SS/RHP, 2018, 1st Team All State (Butler CC)
Gunnar Reiss,
UTL, 2018 Honorable Mention All-League
Wyatt Seidle,
OF, 2018, Honorable Mention All-League
Zane Myers, 3B/RHP, 2018, Honorable Mention, All-League

Players to Watch
Spencer Whitfield
, C, 2020
Gabe Hoover,
SS/RHP, 2019
Trey Hanken
, 1B/RHP, 2018
Chandler Wiard
, OF, 2019
Honestee Whittker
, OF, 2019
Jakob Feil
, INF, 2020
Kaleb Hoppes
, UTL, 2020

Season Outlook

The Bullpups are going for their fourth consecutive AVCTL-III Conference title in 2018.  Senior Dylan Werries, a Butler County commit, has started since his freshman season and gives the Bullpups a leader on the field.  McPherson will rely heavily on pitching and defense this spring.  Seniors Gunnar Reiss, Wyatt Seidle and Zane Myers each earned All-League honors in 2017 and will continue to develop to help McPherson get back to the state tournament.  Junior Gabe Hoover is a multi-sport athlete that can play any position on the field and will be an offensive threat this spring.  Look for Hoover to have an impact on the infield or in the outfield after catching last spring.  The Bullpups look to take the next step and compete for a state title in 2018. 

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