Team Snapshot: Forsyth

2014 Team Snapshot: Forsyth

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: Forsyth
Nickname: Panthers
Head Coach: Jim Julian
2013 Overall Record: 20-4
2013 Conference Record: 12-2
2013 League Finish: 2nd
2013 Post-Season: District Champions
Returning starters: 7
Pitchers with 15+ Innings Returning: 3

TOP PLAYERS (Listed Alphabetically) 

Justin Burrow, 2014, RF, R/R
Ethan Haile, 2015, OF, L/R
Logan Horner, 2014, P/3B, R/R
Layn Hurst, 2016, 1B/DH, R/R
Austin Jasper, 2015, 3B/SS, R/R
Jay Kaufman, 2015, SS/P, R/R

Jeff Schanda, 2016, CF, R/R
Kaleb Sutton, 2015, 3B/OF, R/R 
Alex Woods, 2015, P/2B, R/R


The Panthers got a taste of success in 2013. That taste has the players chomping at the bit to start their 2014 campaign. Forsyth returns most of their players from their 2013 district championship team. They only lost 3 position players and 0 pitchers that posted 15 or more innings. The SWCL schedule will post a big challenge, as there are 3 teams in the top 10 preseason Missouri Class 3 rankings. Central Methodist commit Logan Horner and Senior Justin Burrow look to lead a large group of underclassmen. Coach Jim Julian is looking for significant contribution from Junior Jay Kaufman and Sophomore speedster Jeff Schanda. The 2013 MHSBCA “Louisville Slugger Newcomer of the Year” Sophomore Layn Hurst will continue his impressive start to his high school career. The Forsyth Panthers’ best days are ahead of them and Coach Julian can’t reign in his excitement much longer.

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