2018 Team Preview: Belton 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: Belton HS 
Class: Class 5
Conference: GKC Suburban Conference
Head Coach: Cody Newman
Years as head coach at school: 4th
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2017 Overall Record: 13-16
2017 Conference Record:
 4-6 (3rd Place)
2017 Post Season Finish: Lost in Districts
Team Website: http://bhspiratesbaseball.weebly.com/

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

Players with 2017 Post Season Honors
Joe Biondo, 2B, 2018, 2nd Team All-Conference
Kody Burch, 3B, 2019, 2nd Team All-Conference
Zach Pratt, SS, 2018, 2nd Team All-Conference
Ezekiel Henson, OF, 2019, 2nd Team All-Conference
DJ Brouhard, UT/P, 2018, 2nd Team All-Conference
Tanner Streiff, 1B, 2018, Honorable Mention All Conference (Avila) 

Players to Watch
Brenan Hutchison, RHP/OF, 2019
Ethan Block, LHP, 2018
Andrew Clark, UTL/P, 2019

Season Outlook
The Belton Pirates will be loaded with juniors and seniors that have experience at the varsity level.  The Pirates will be solid on the infield.  Senior 2B Joe Biondo, junior 3B Kody Burch, senior SS Zach Pratt and 1B Tanner Strieff (Avila) all turned in successful seasons in 2017, earning All-Conference honors. Watch for junior RHP Brennan Hutchinson and senior LHP Ethan Block to contribute on the mound this spring and for junior ULT/RHP Andrew Clark to have an impact as two-way player. Burch will also add innings on the mound to round out the pitching staff.  The Pirates are tested and ready to make a run this spring the GKC Suburban Conference and beyond. 

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