Prep Baseball Report

2018 Team Preview: Boonville Pirates

Shon Plack
Missouri Scouting Director

As we prepare for the upcoming 2018 high school season, we will be taking a
preseason glimpse at programs from around the state.

Team: Boonville
Nickname: Pirates
Class: 4A
Conference: NCMC
Head Coach: Fred Smith
Years as head coach at school: 4th
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2017 Overall Record: 20-5
2017 Conference Record: 11-1 (1st Place)
2017 Post Season Finish: Lost in Sectional; 3rd Consecutive District Title 

Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers: 3
Number of Returning Starters/Position Players: 6

Players with 2017 Post Season Honors
Kole Ficken, 3B, 2018, 1st Team All State (Central Missouri)
Jared Viertel
, RHP, 2018, (Crowder)
Dylan Watson,
C, 2019, 2nd Team All State
Conner Barnes,
RHP/2B, 2019, Honorable Mention All-State

Players to Watch
Reece Lang, LHP, 2019
Malik Brazil
, OF, 2019
Ethan Waibel,
SS, 2018

Season Outlook
Boonville has had back-to-back twenty win seasons in the last two years.  In 2016, the Pirates finished second in Missouri's Class 4 with 26-6 record and finished with a 20-5 mark a season ago.  In 2018, the Pirates will go after their fourth consecutive district title and get back to the Final Four.  Boonville will have a trio of All-Staters leading the way.  Kole Ficken, a 1st Team All State infielder and Central Missouri commit returns for his senior season, while junior catch Dylan Watson and right-handed pitcher Conner Barnes look to build on a successful 2017 season after earning 2nd Team and Honorable Mention All-State honors, respectively.  Crowder commit, Jared Viertel will add experience throw important innings this spring for the Pirates. Ethan Waibel will sure up the infield at shortstop and look for a pair of juniors, Reece Lang and Malik Brazil to make an impact in the teams success this spring.

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