2017 Team Preview: Jefferson City Jays

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.

Jefferson City HS
Nickname: Jays
Class: Class 5
Conference: Independent
Head Coach: Brian Ash
Years as head coach at school: 8 years
Twitter Handle:
2016 Overall Record: 28-7 
2016 Post Season Finish: State Runner Up in Class 5
Team Website: Jaybaseball.com
Preseason Rank: #1

Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers: 3
Number of Returning Starters/Position Players: 7

Player with 2016 Post Season Honors
Jacob Weirich, LHP. 2017, 1st Team All State (Southern Mississippi)
Grant Wood,
SS, 2017, 1st Team All State (Murray State)
Gaven Stroble,
C, 2017, 2nd Team All State (Central Missouri)
Kade Franks
, DH/UT, 2017, 2nd Team All State (Fort Hays State)
Hayden Hirschvoge
l, 1B/P, 2017 (Missouri-Rolla S&T)
Brandon Williams,
OF/RHP, 2017 (Jefferson College)
JT Bohlken
, LHP, 2016, 2nd Team All State
Blaine Meyer
, RHP, 2016 All-District

Players to Watch
Joseph Travis, RHP, 2018
Cade Galbraith,
RHP, 2018
Payton Bodenstab,
OF, 2018
Tyler Bise,
OF, 2018
Cole Aherns,
OF, 2017

Season Outlook
The Jefferson City Jays look take the next step in 2017.  After finishing as the Cass 5 Runner-up last season, the Jays enter this spring as the top ranked team in Missouri's biggest class. They will have the talent and experience to be able to finish what they started a year ago.  The Jays a pair of First Team All-Staters, LHP Jacob Weirich (Southern Miss) and SS Grant Wood (Murray State) that will give them a top of the rotation starter and defender in the middle infield with some pop at the plate.  Senior C Gaven Stroble (Central Missouri) and senior DH/UTL Kade Franks (Fort Hays State) were both named 2nd Team All State, while juniors Hayden Hirschvogel and Brandon Williams (Jefferson College) round out the balanced offensive attack.  The Jays also have a healthy corps of juniors ready to make their impact this spring.  Jefferson City has the returning talent and depth to make 2017 a special season. 

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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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