Prep Baseball Report

2018 Team Preview: Holt Indians

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: Holt
Nickname: Indians
Class: Class 5
Conference: Gateway Athletic - Central
Head Coach: Joel Adam
Years as head coach at school: 23
Twitter Handle:
2017 Overall Record: 21-7
2017 Conference Record: 8-2 (1st Place)
2017 Post Season Finish: Lost in Districts

Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers: 4
Number of Returning Starters/Position Players: 8

Players with 2017 Post Season Honors
Cody Hacker, LHP, 2018, All-State (Jefferson College)
Jacob Thompson
, LHP, 2018 All-Conference (Lindenwood)
Nick Schmidt
, INF/RHP, 2018, All-Conference (Missouri State)
Hayden Cooper
, INF, 2018, (Univ. of Tennessee-Martin)
Nick Wilke
, C, 2018 All-Conference, (Webster)

Players to Watch
Drew Law, C/OF, 2018 (Missouri Baptist)
Matt Hart
, 2B/SS, 2018 (St. Charles CC)
Braedon Mathys
, LHP, 2018
Nich Leadford,
LHP, 2018 (William Woods)

Season Outlook

The Indians at 43-15 over the past two season and look to advance further in the playoffs in 2018. Pitching will be a key factor for Holt in 2018 as Cody Hacker, Nick Schmidt and Jacob Thompson enter their third year at the varsity level.  Braedon Mathys will factor in as a starter on the mound and at first base.  Offensively, the Indians will feature UT-Martin commit, Hayden Cooper, a 6-foot-3 185-pound shortstop/third baseman. Drew Law and Matt Hart will factor in as starters and physical catcher, Nick Wilke, will look to improve offensive numbers.  The Indians have the makings of making a run in he state playoffs. 

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