Prep Baseball Report

2017 Team Preview: Holt Indians

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.

Team: Holt HS
Nickname: Indians
Class: Class 5
Conference: Gateway Athletic Central
Head Coach: Joel Adam
Years as head coach at school: 22 years
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2016 Overall Record: 22-8
2016 Conference Finish: 5-3 (2nd Place)
2016 Post­ Season Finish: Lost in Districts

Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers: 6
Number of Returning Starters/Position Players: 7

Players with 2016 Post Season Honors
Nick Wilke
, INF, 2018, 1st Team All Gateway Central
Hayden Cooper, INF, 2018, 1st Team All Gateway Central
Cody Hacker, P, 2018, 2nd Team All Gateway Central
Jacob Thompson, P, 2018, 2nd Team All Gateway Central
Nick Schmidt, INF, 2018, 2nd Team All Gateway Central

Season Outlook
The Indians will return nine pitchers that combined for 18 wins 2016, and started as many as seven sophomores at various times.  In 2017, Holt will look for improve the school record 22 wins they set last year.  No doubt the Indians will look to their junior class to make a run in the state playoff in May.  Leading the way will junior SS and 2nd Team All-GAC Nick Schmidt.  Schmidt also represented Missouri at the PBR Future Games last August, and will also contribute on the mound.  Juniors Nick Wilke and Hayden Cooper earned 1st Team All-GAC honors last year, while Cody Hacker and Jacob Thompson earned second team accolades.  The Indians lost to eventual state champion Francis Howell in district play, but will have an experienced and talented group to build on last season's success. 

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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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