2016 Team Preview: Platte County Pirates



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: Platte County HS
Nickname: Pirates
Class: 5A
Conference: Greater KC Suburban (Blue)
Head Coach: Rob Davenport
Years as head coach at school: 7th
Twitter Handle: @piratebaseball
Team Website:
http://plattepirates.org/baseball
2015 Overall Record:  17-11
2015 Conference Finish: 9-1 (1st Place)
2015 Post­ Season Finish: Lost in first round of districts

Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers: 3
Number of Returning Starters/Position Players: 8

Players with 2015 Post Season Honors
Justin Mitchell, C, 2017, 1st Team All-Conference (Oklahoma)
Jared Wilson, RHP/2B, 2017, 1st Team All-Conference (Missouri)
Austin Gammill, 1B, 2017, Honorable Mention All-Conference
Kodee Martin, SS, 2016, Honorable Mention All-Conference
Max Hunter, RHP/3B, 2018, Honorable Mention All-Conference

Season Outlook
Platte County looks to repeat as conference champions and improve on their 17-10 record in 2015.  They will rely on a pair NCAA D1 commits to lead the way, junior catcher Justin Mitchell, an Oklahoma commit, and junior RHP Jared Wilson, a Missouri commit. The duo will have plenty of talent around them as well.  Senior SS Kodee Martin has experience can defend the middle of the field.  The Pirates will also have two underclassmen with varsity experience that will be a big part of the Pirates line up this spring. Junior 1B Austin Gammill and sophomore RHP/3B Max Hunter will play on the corner infield and add power bats to the middle of the line up.  In 2016, the Pirates look to take the next step.  They have the experience and talent to go a long way this spring.

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