2022 High School Preview: Blythewood


Sammy Esposito
PBR SC Director of Scouting

Blythewood  Preview

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

HIGH SCHOOL NAME Blythewood

MASCOT Bengals

CLASSIFICATION 5A          

REGION 4                 

HEAD COACH Banks Faulkner       

TWITTER @BaseballBengals

INSTAGRAM @BlythewoodBaseball           

HOME FIELD: Bengal Field, 10901 Wilson Blvd Blythewood SC 29016

                  

PROGRAM HISTORY

PROGRAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
4A Upper State Champions 2013
5A Upper State Champions 2019

Region Champions 2006, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2019, 2021
District Champions 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2019

 

RETIRED PRO BASEBALL ALUMNI
Connor Grant, Andrew Beckwith

ACTIVE PRO BASEBALL ALUMNI
Grayson Greiner

 

PREVIEWING 2022     

PRESEASON EVENT:
Dorman-Feb 19 1:00 Bengal Field
Lexington-Feb 26 1:00 Bengal Field
IP Classic-March 5-8 Georgetown, SC

SPRING BREAK:
SC Diamond Invitational 4/13-16 

STARTERS RETURNING: 6          

RETURNING PITCHERS: 6           

WHAT TO WATCH FOR:
With 6 returning starters, a deep pitching staff, and lots of depth on this team.  The Bengals look to make a run in the playoffs and play deep into May. 

QUOTE FROM THE COACH:
I am excited to see us build off of the success we achieved last year. With the core of our team back we are looking forward to taking the next step as a program

 

PLAYERS TO WATCH: 

Alex Myers

Class of 2025 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2025
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: Blythewood
    State: SC
  • Summer Team: Team Elite 15U Scout
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 168lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R


Landon Penfield

Class of 2024 / 3B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2024
  • Primary Position: 3B
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Blythewood
    State: SC
  • Summer Team: Canes 16U Scout
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 190lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/L


Caleb McCants

Class of 2022 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Blythewood
    State: SC
  • Summer Team: Upstate Mavericks 17 U ST
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 185lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

 

Alex Nevils

Class of 2022 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Blythewood
    State: SC
  • Summer Team: Canes South 17U 2022
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R



Zach Cowart

Class of 2022 /

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position:
  • High School: River Bluff
    State: SC
  • Height:
    Weight: lbs
  • Bat/Throw:



Kevin Steelman

Class of 2022 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Blythewood
    State: SC
  • Summer Team: Upstate Mavericks
  • Height: 6-3
    Weight: 180lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R


Davis Wright