Team Snapshot: Francis Howell



2014 Team Snapshot: Francis Howell

By: Jeff Viles
Prep Baseball Report Missouri
 

As we prepare for our 2014 high school preseason coverage we are going to take a quick glance at teams from across the state.

Team: Francis Howell 
Nickname: Vikings
Class:
5
Conference:
GAC South
Head Coach: Tony Perkins
2013 Overall Record: 33-5
2013 Conference Record: 7-1
2013 League Finish: 1st
2013 Post-Season: State Champions
Returning starters: 4
Pitchers with 15+ Innings Returning: 2

TOP PLAYERS (Listed Alphabetically) 

Chris Beckmann, LHP, 2014
Eli Dilday, OF, 2014
Ryan Grantham, SS, 2015
Erik Huenke, OF, 2014
Tanner Kulpa, P/UTIL, 2014
Justin Perkins, P/IF, 2016
Nic Perkins, C, 2014

Ryan Perkins, OF/P, 2016
Brendan Trimble, IF, 2014 

 OUTLOOK:   

The reigning Class 5 State Champion Vikings lost 10 seniors from their 2013 squad.  The cupboard is by no means bare as Francis Howell returns 4 starting position players and 2 pitchers. Nebraska commit Eli Dilday, Ole Miss commit Nic Perkins, Truman State commits Chris Beckmann and Brendan Trimble, and other seniors Tanner Kulpa and Erik Huenke look to lead the way for the Vikings. Newcomers Ryan Grantham, Justin Perkins, and Ryan Perkins will be significant additions. Coach Tony Perkins is ready to add to his impressive career victory total, which is now over 400. Look for Francis Howell to make another state title run in 2014. 

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