2018 Team Preview: Marquette Mustangs

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: Marquette HS
Nickname: Mustangs
Class: Class 5
Conference: Suburban West
Head Coach: John Meyer
Years as head coach at school: 16th Year
Twitter Handle:
2017 Overall Record: 20-6
2017 Conference Record:
8-1 (1st Place)
2017 Post Season Finish: District Champs; Lost in Sectionals
Team Website: Marquette Mustangs

Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers
: 2
Number of Returning Starters/Position Players:

Players with 2017 Post Season Honors
Sam Grace, RHP, 2018, 2nd Team All Conference (Middlebury College)
Carter DeFoe, RHP, 2018, 2nd Team All Conference (Missouri-St. Louis)
Niko Porcelli, OF, 2018, 2nd Team All-Conference (St. Louis CC)
Jake Hansen, INF, 2019, Honorable Mention All-Conference

Players to Watch
Hunter Miller, INF, 2020
Braden Barnard, RHP, 2019
Ian Lohse, LHP, 2020
Connor Throneberry, INF, 2021
Hunter Brown, RHP, 2018 (Missouri Baptist)
Caleb Houchin, LHP,  2018

Season Outlook
The Marquette Mustangs open at number nine in the Missouri State High School Coaches Association poll.  Last season, the Mustangs finished 20-6 after winning the conference and district championships.  This season, they return five position players and two pitchers with fifteen or more innings last year.  Seniors Sam Grace (Middlebury) and Carter DeFoe (St. Louis CC) both earned All-Conference honors last season and will look to lead the pitching staff.  Senior Niko Porcelli will add a power bat to the middle of the line up and junior Jake Hansen will add a premium defender to the middle infield.  Watch for Missouri Baptist commit, Hunter Brown to see important inning, while sophomore Ian Lohse and Caleb Houchin will give Marquette a pair of solid lefties on the mound.  Sophomore INF Hunter Miller, junior RHP Braden Mller and freshman INF Connor Throneberry will all be newcomers to the line up that will have impact this spring.  The Mustangs will be a team. that competes for a spot in Missouri's Final Four in Class 5.

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