2016 Team Preview: Carl Junction Bulldogs



Shon Plack
Missouri Scouting Director

As  we  prepare  for  the  upcoming  2016  high  school  season,  we  will  be  taking  a
preseason glimpse at programs from around the state.

Team: Carl Junction HS
Nickname: Bulldogs
Class: 4A
Conference: Big 8
Head Coach: Flave Darnell
Years as head coach at school: 16th
Twitter Handle: @carlbaseball
Team Website: carljuctionbaseball.com
2015 Overall Record:  28-5
2015 Conference Finish: 5-3 (3rd Place)
2015 Post­ Season Finish: Lost in State Quarterfinals
2016 MHSBCA Pre Season Rank: #3

Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers: 5
Number of Returning Starters/Position Players: 8

Players with 2015 Post Season Honors
Ethan Fanck, 2016, All-State
Justice Hylton, 2016, All-State
Zach Snodgrass, 2016, All-District
Ryan Devore, 2016, All-District
Hunter Adams, 2017, All-District
Ben Luton, 2016, All-District
Evan Hutcheson, 2016, All-District

Players to Watch
Konnor Day, 2016
Tay Mitchell, 2016
Justin Wilson, 2017

Season Outlook
The Bulldogs open the 2016 season as the #3 ranked team in Class 4.  They return a senior class loaded with talent, experience and 2015 post season awards.  Leading the list are seniors Ethan Fanck and Justice Hylton who earned All-State honors as juniors and look to lead the Bulldogs to Final Four this spring.  Senior OF/LHP Zach Snodgrass leads a list of All-District players returning.  Ryan Devore, Ben Luton and Evan Hutcheson are part of the nucleus of the team and will play big roles for the Bulldogs this spring.  Carl Junction looks to build on their 28-5 and season from a year ago and take the next step this spring.  The Bulldogs have poised to be a threat to any team standing in their way. 

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CLICK HERE, for the MHSBCA Rankings


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