Spring Preview: McLoud High School

Andy Urban 

Oklahoma State Director

In a desire to best cover high school baseball in the state, PBR Oklahoma will be on the road this winter stopping by the practices and gathering information from teams around the state, highlighting top performers and difference makers for each club. Today, PBR Oklahoma will take an in-deep look at the 2017 McLoud Redskins.

Team: McLoud
Head Coach: Chris Olds
Years as head coach at school: 6th 
2016 Overall Record:
2016 Post­ Season Finish: 
Last Game of Districts
Preseason Ranking:
 Will be updated upon release 

Players to watch
Trayce Abbott, LHP (2017)
Jase Mehring, RHP/3B (2017)
Zac Green, OF (2018)
Josh Maddox, LHP/1B (2018)
Wyatt Olds, RHP/SS (2018) Oklahoma 

Season Outlook
There will be no shortage of experience for the McLoud  this season as they look to reverse their record from a year ago. The Redskins will return eight players with starting experience along with six arms that threw at least 15 innings a piece last year. Relying on a strong front line of arms and experience, McLoud will look to make a push for the state tournament this season.

On the mound, the Redskins will be lead by recent Oklahoma commit, Wyatt Olds. Olds is an athletic upper 80’s right-hander that throws a sinker and slider from just above a slide arm slot. Joining Olds in the rotations will likely be a pair of left-handers. Senior Trayce Abbott is among the best uncommitted seniors in the state with a mid 80’s fastball with good movement. Junior Josh Maddox will charge the zone and feature a big breaking ball. Also throwing important innings for McLoud will be seniors Jase Mehring and Isiah Nanaeto.

Leading the charge offensively may be Zac Green. Green shows good hand eye with a simple swing and the ability to run. Also doing damage in the lineup to go along with their work on the mound will be Mehring, Olds, and Maddox. Koalton Keller will make important contributions to the run scoring as well.

Defensively, it will be many of the same players that stand out for McLoud. Green will be charged with roaming centerfield with strong armed Abbott next to him in right field. On the infield, the lest side will be strong with an athletic Olds at shortstop and Mehring to his right at third base.  The left-handed Maddox will be receiving the throws at first base. 

High School coaches can request a 2017 team survey by emailing PBR Oklahoma State Director, Andy Urban, at [email protected].

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