2017 Team Preview: Jackson 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: Jackson HS
Nickname: Indians
Class: Class 5
Conference: SEMO Conference
Head Coach: Bryan Austin
Years as head coach at school: 4th season
Twitter Handle:
@JHS_Indians
Team Webiste:
www.indianhardball.com
2016 Overall Record: 21-13
2016 Conference Finish: 5-5 (5th Place)
2016 Post­ Season Finish: District Champions - Lost in Sectionals

Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers: 3
Number of Returning Starters/Position Players: 5

Players with 2016 Post Season Honors
Jarrett Newell, INF/P, 2017, Honorable Mention All-State (Jefferson College)
Colten Weber
, P/C, 2017, 1st Team All District (Dallas Baptist)
Braeden Dobbs
, UTL, 2017, Honorable Mention All Conference

Players to Watch
Will Winingar
, INF, 2017
Justice Crosnoe
, INF, 2018
Cole Welker
, OF, 2018
Landon Hahn
, OF, 2019
Tyler Martin
, P, 2019

Season Outlook
After back-to-back district championships and 20 win seasons, the Indians will look for continued success in 2017. Senior SS Jarrett Newell, a Jefferson College recruit, will enter his fourth year as a starter and was named Honorable Mention All-State a season ago.  Jackson will also have Dallas Baptist commit, senior Colten Weber returning for his third year as a starter on the mound and behind the plate.  And, senior Braeden Dobbs, an Honorable Mention All-Conference selection in 2016 will begin his second year as a starter as a utility player.  Along with senior infielder Will Winingar should see an increased roll in the outfield, The Indians have a talented group of underclassmen that will keep the winning tradition going.  Look for junior Cole Welker and sophomore Landon Hahn to contribute in the outfield, while junior Justice Crosnoe will have an impact on the infield, and sophomore Tyler Martin is an arm to keep an eye on.  Coach Austin is 23 wins away from a school record and with eight seniors on the roster, look for the Indians to close in on that mark once May rolls around. 

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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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