Player Spotlight: C Cole Summers (Shawnee Mission West, 2018)

Shon Plack
Kansas Scouting Director

Cole Summers (Shawnee Mission West, 2018) attended the Unsigned Prospect Showcase recently and talks about his recruiting process below.

Cole Summers

Class of 2018 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2018
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Shawnee Mission West
    State: KS
  • Summer Team: Midwest Blacksox
  • Height: 6'0
    Weight: 205lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R


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PBR: Are you looking for anything in particular in a school? (Example: high academics, certain academic program, local, etc.)

Summers: I’m interested in any colleges in the Mid-West region with a strong program for sports sciences/sports medicine and athletic training courses.

PBR: How did you do your junior year? What were your high school statistics? And how did your team do?

Summers: My junior year was my very first year of catching since 4th grade and it went pretty well for me. I started off at JV as a catcher and then took over catcher on varsity over our senior catcher for most of the season. I batted a .250 AVG, .6.22 OBP and a .288 SLG with 18 RBI’s in 17 games in the 6A Sunflower  League conference. Our team had a fairly solid season, we went 13-9 and lost in the regional championship. 

PBR: What are you goals for your senior season?

Summers: My goals for this coming spring season as my last year of being a Viking, I plan on refining my skills as a catcher and controlling the game to the best of my abilities. But only control what I can control while using my tangibles. I’m my mind there is no reason why we shouldn’t make it to state this year. Our team is looking very strong and I have high hopes.
PBR: What travel team do you play for? Are you playing fall ball with a team?

Summers: My club team is the Mac N Seitz Blacksox 18U- Peterson. Our fall season has just previously come to an end but I plan on finishing out my club baseball with the Sox.

PBR: Do you play any other sports?

Summes: I do not play any other school sports but I love a good pick up game of basketball, backyard football, dodgeball and pretty much anything competition wise with teammates or friends. I love to compete. Mainly, I have focused on keeping my body in shape and working on my craft for baseball.

PBR: What are your ACT and GPA?

Summers: My ACT is a 20 but I have only taken it once and plan on retaking in January. My GPA is a 3.69 on a 4.0 scale.

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