Prep Baseball Report

2017 Team Preview: Clever HS

As  we  prepare  for  the  upcoming  2017  high  school  season,  we  will  be  taking  a
preseason glimpse at programs from around the state.

Team: Clever HS
Nickname: Bluejays
Class: Class 3
Conference: Southwest Central League
Head Coach: Justin Snider
Years as head coach at school: 6 years; 174-64
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2016 Overall Record: 15-13
2016 Conference Finish: 4-3 (3rd Place)
2016 Post­ Season Finish: Lost in 2nd round of district

Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers: 1
Number of Returning Starters/Position Players: 2

Players with 2016 Post Season Honors
Spencr Flatt
, RHP, 2017; Honorable Mention All District
Chris Amtower, RHP, 2016, 1st Team All District (Evangel)
Dawson Little, SS, 2016, 1st Team All District, (Lindenwood Bellview)
Tyler Edwards, RHP, 2016, 2nd Team All District, (Harris Stowe)
Jeremy Watson, OF, 2016, All-District
Tristan Tanner, UT, 2016, Honorable Mention All District (Central Methodist)

Players to Watch
Tyler Depee, RHP/OF, 2018
Calin Springer
, OF/RHP, 2018
Hunter Eutlser
, 3B/RHP, 2019
Logan Peebles
, C, 2019
Nathan King
, SS, 2019
Cameron Garcia
, RHP, 2017
Trace Comer
, OF, 2018
Noah Losh
, 1B, 2018
Caden Sims
, RHP, 2021
Cooper Duelen,
2B, 2017
Blaze Akins
, UT, 2021
Colby Elrod,
OF, 2018

Season Outlook
The Bluejays graduated all but two starters from last year's team that finished 15-13, and fell to #1 ranked Stockton in districts. The underclass at Clever provides a chance to immediate success and brings a lot of excitement to Coach Snider.  The Bluejays were tested last fall and finished with a 12-10 record, with second place finish in the conference tournament.  Tyler Deepe will be a solid number one starter for Clever this spring.  Deepe was 5-3 in the fall with a 1.41 ERA.  He tallied one no hitter and two one-hitters while striking out 70 batters in 49 innings.  Clever will look for Calin Springer to do big things in the leadoff spot and on the mound.  Springer hit .313 this fall and was 3-0 on the mound.  Sophomores Hunter Eutlser and Nathan King will combine to defend the left side of the infield at 3B and SS, respectively.  The Bluejays will feature one of the areas top catchers in sophomore Logan Peebles and will have a solid number two in Cameron Garcia. Spencer Flatt will be the lone senior returner on the 2017 squad.  Last season, Flatt earned All District honors on the mound and led the Bluejays in almost all offensive categories.  Clever will have young talent and depth on the 2017 roster.  Look for the Bluejays to get stronger as they gain varsity experience.  Coach Snider, who is 174-64 in 6 years at Clever, is excited about they way his team performed in the fall and looks for another successful season.  Expect the winning tradition to continue for the Clever Bluejays. 

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