Team Snapshot: Blue Springs South HS



2014 Team Snapshot: Blue Springs South HS

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: Blue Springs South HS
Nickname: Jaguars
Class:
5
Conference:
KC Suburban Big 6
Head Coach: Ben Baier
2013 Overall Record: 14-8
2013 Conference Record: 6-3
2013 Conference Finish: 2nd
2013 Post-Season: District Champions, Sectional Champions, State Quarterfinalist
Returning starters: 7
Pitchers with 15+ Innings Returning: 4

TOP PLAYERS (Listed Alphabetically) 

Jacob Clark,  2014, 2B, R/R
Conner Davis, 2015, IF/P, R/R
Reece Eddins, 2014 P/UTIL, R/R
Ethan Frazier, 2015, P, R/R
Caleb Humphreys, 2014, P, R/R
Nic Mertes, 2015, C, L/R

Colton Pogue, 2014, SS, R/R
Austin Simms, 2014, 1B/P, R/R
Braden Younkin, 2014, OF, R/R

PLAYERS TO WATCH

 Derek Case, 2014, 3B/1B, R/R
Tyler Clark, 2016, 3B/P, R/R
Colton Larkins, 2015, P/1B, R/L
Tanner Lucas, 2015, P/3B
Andrew Olsen, 2015, 2B/MIF, L/R
CJ Smith, 2016, P, R/R
Kellen Sojka, 2016, 2B/MIF, L/R

OUTLOOK:   

The Jaguars are big on talent and experience going into the 2014 season. The MHSBCA has ranked Blue Springs South as the Pre-Season #1 in Missouri Class 5. They return 7 starting position players and 4 pitchers that had 15-innings or more in 2013. After winning the district and sectional last year the expectations for a memorable 2014 are huge. An outstanding group of Seniors led by Western Illinois commit Colton Pogue, Drury commit Austin Simms, and Nebraska commit Reece Eddins. Coach Ben Baier is excited about the Pre-Season #1 ranking, but understands that there is a target on their back.  Needless to say, the Jaguars are very anxious to get on the field this year.

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