2022 High School Preview: James Island Charter


Sammy Esposito
PBR SC Director of Scouting

James Island Charter High School Preview

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

HIGH SCHOOL NAME James Island Charter High School

MASCOT Trojans

CLASSIFICATION 4A          

REGION Region 7                 

HEAD COACH Matt Spivey       

TWITTER @JamesIslandBase

INSTAGRAM Island_Boys_Baseball           

HOME FIELD: 1000 Fort Johnson Road, Charleston, SC 29412

                  

PROGRAM HISTORY

PROGRAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
AAAA State Runner-Up - 2021, District 3 Champions - 2021, Region 7-4A Champions - 2021

 

PREVIEWING 2022     

PRESEASON EVENT:
Feb 16 @ Stratford - 5:30pm, Feb. 23 - Philip Simmons @ JI 5pm, PBR/Shipyard showdown - Shipyard Park March 3-6, 2022

SPRING BREAK:
HIT - James Island - April 11-14 

STARTERS RETURNING: 5-6          

RETURNING PITCHERS: 12           

WHAT TO WATCH FOR:
The Trojan pitching staff should be a strength of the team.  The staff returns a bulk of the innings from last years' state championship runner-up season.  They will be anchored by right hand pitchers Owen French and Hogan Garner.  The Trojans look to rely upon new transfer power arm Trip Brown (2022) to fill the role vacated by a graduating senior.  Following these three right handed arms will be Keillor Osbon who can provide quality starts or come out of CF and close out games, as he did in the 2021 postseason.  The Trojans believe the wealth of experience returning from last year's deep run will provide tons of value to the 2022 campaign.

QUOTE FROM THE COACH:
"I am excited to see this team compete in 2022.  When you have a certain level of success, as we did last year, there's a target that chases you all season long.  I am excited to see how this team will handle being in that role.  It has been a lot of fun to watch this veteran group return in the offseason with a maturity and poise to push for more, getting to see that carry over to the field this spring is going to bring a lot of excitement."

 

PLAYERS TO WATCH


Hogan Garner

Class of 2022 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: James Island Charter HS
    State: SC
  • Summer Team: Diamond Devils 17u Black
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R


Owen French

Class of 2022 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: James Island Charter
    State: SC
  • Summer Team: Diamond Devils
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 155lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R


Tripp Brown

Class of 2022 /

Player Information

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


Keillor Osbon

Class of 2023 / 1B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: 1B
    Secondary Position: LHP
  • High School: James Island
    State: SC
  • Summer Team: SC Damond Devils
  • Height: 5-9
    Weight: 135lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L


Tanner Beckley

Class of 2023 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: James Island
    State: SC
  • Summer Team: SC Diamond Devils
  • Height: 5-9
    Weight: 150lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R


McAndrew Mangan

Class of 2022 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: James Island
    State: SC
  • Summer Team: ECBA
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 160lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R


HAYES snow

Class of 2022 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: JAMES ISLAND CHARTER
    State: SC
  • Summer Team: DIAMOND DEVILS 14U
  • Height: 5-6
    Weight: 125lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Noah Brown - C/OF, 2022