Prep Baseball Report

2018 Team Preview: Jefferson City Jays

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: Jefferson City HS
Nickname: Jays
Class: Class 5
Conference: NA
Head Coach: Brian Ash
Years as head coach at school: 8
Twitter Handle:
2017 Overall Record: 31-2
2017 Post Season Finish: Class 5 State Champions

Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers: 1
Number of Returning Starters/Position Players: 3

Players with 2017 Post Season Honors
Payton Bodenstab, OF, 2018, Honorable Mention All State
Joseph Travis,
P, 2018, All-District (Maple Woods)
Michael Skinner,
SS, 2018 (Westminster)
Tyler Bise,
OF, 2018, (Westmister)
Mason Hansen,
INF, 2018 (Evangel)
Cade Galbraith
, P, 2018

Players to Watch
Dawson Schulte, OF, 2020
Dawson Schuemann,
INF/P, 2020
Brenden Hoener,
INF/P, 2020
Dawson Koch,
INF/P, 2020
Jack Schinkle,
RHP/OF, 2019
Justin Wood,
INF/P, 2019
Tucker Schwartz,
C/OF, 2019
Ian Northway,
P, 2019

Season Outlook

The Jays will be entering the 2018 season on a 21-game winning streak after winning the Missouri Class 5 State Championship in June.  Jefferson City will return three starters in the line up and one starter on the mound.  Payton Bodenstab will return in the outfield after being named Honorable Mention All-State as a junior. He will be joined with fellow outfielder Tyler Bise, a senior committed to Westminster.  The Jays will return a pair of seniors on the infield in Michael Skinner and Mason Hansen, while seniors Cade Galbaith and Joseph Travis will lead the pitching staff.  Keep an eye on junior Jack Shinkle, a 6-foot-5 two-way player that will have a definite impact this spring on the mound and in the middle of the line-up.  Jefferson City also has a talented corps of sophomores and juniors that will compete for rolls this spring to help maintain their status among the elite in Missouri's largest class.

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