2017 Team Preview: Forsyth Panthers

Shon Plack
Missouri Scouting Director

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

Forsyth HS
Nickname: Panthers
Class: Class 3
Conference: SWCL
Head Coach: Jim Julian
Years as head coach at school: 8 years
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2016 Overall Record: 19-9
2016 Conference Finish: 12-1 (First Place)
2016 Post­ Season Finish: Lost in District Championship

Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers: 2
Number of Returning Starters/Position Players: 3

Players with 2016 Post Season Honors
 Layn Hurst, RHP/SS, 2016, 1st Team All-State
Jett Schanda, CB, 2016, 2nd Team All State
Autin Padgett, 1B, 2016, 1st Team All Conference, Academic All State
Tyler Groves, SS/RHP, 2017, 2nd Team All District
Chris Cole, C, 2016, Honorable Mention All District
Dylan Jordan, LF, 2016, Honorable Mention All District
Casey Wallace, 3B/SS, 2017, 2nd Team All District
Caleb Terrell, 2B/RHP, 2018, 2nd Team All Conference, Academic All State
Nick Aumiller, RF, 2016, Academic All State

Players to Watch
Kaleb Etheridge
Johnny Mayhew
Dendon Doublin
Cale Wallace
Jake Jordan

The Forsyth Panthers will return two pitchers and three position players from their 19-9 team from a season ago. Senior RHP/SS Tyler Groves earned All-District honors in 2016 and will look to lead the Panthers back to the district championship game.  Senior Casey Wallace and junior Caleb Terrell both earned All-Conference accolades and will round out the infield.  The Panthers will count on Groves and Terrell to lead the pitching rotation as well. The success for the Panthers this spring will largely depend on how the newcomers will adjust to varsity baseball.  Forsyth will be inexperienced in some key positions and the speed at which they mature will largely affect the season.  The Panthers have made an impact in the post season over the last several years and look for them to make another post season run in 2017.


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High School coaches can request a 2017 Team Survey by email PBR State Director, Shon Plack at, [email protected].

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