Prep Baseball Report

2015 Team Preview: East Carter Redbirds

Shon Plack and Jeff Viles
Prep Baseball Report

As we prepare for the upcoming 2015 high school season, we will be taking a preseason glimpse at programs from around the state.

Team: East Carter
Nickname: Redbirds
Class: 2A
League: Black River League/Ozark Foothills
Head Coach: Brock Crowley
Twitter Handle: @redbirdNationEC
2014 Overall Record: 32-9 Overall; Fall 11-6, Spring 21-3
2014 League Record: BRL 6-0, OFC 5-1
2014 League Finish: BRL 1st, OFC, 2nd
2014 Post-Season Finish: Lost in State Quarterfinals
MHSBCA Preseason Rank: #3

Number of Position Players Lost: 0
Number of Pitchers Lost: 0
Number of Returning Starters/Position Players: 9
Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers: 3

Trever Lewis, C/RHP, 2015
Logan Saffle, RHP/3B, 2015
Tyler Henfling, SS, 2015
Aaron Boyer, OF, 2015
Wyatt Kirkman, 1B, 2015
Alex Coggins, 3B, 2015

The spring should be very kind to the East Carter County Redbirds.  They return all nine starters from last season's 21-3 team.  East Carter's line will be filled with experienced seniors, including one of the state's top catchers, Trever Lewis.  Lewis, a 6-foot-3 185-pound RHP/C, sports a 1.91 pop-time along with an 84 mph fastball on the mound.  Logan Saffle will see his share of innings on the hill, while relying on athletic Tyler Henfling to supply solid defense at SS.  Missouri Class 2 is filled with several quality teams, especially in southeast Missouri.  The Redbirds road to the Final Four won't be easy. 

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