Prep Baseball Report

2023 High School Preview: James Island


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 South Carolina                 

HEAD COACH Matt Spivey       

TWITTER @JamesIslandBase

INSTAGRAM island_boys_baseball           

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

                  

PROGRAM HISTORY

PROGRAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
1994 & 1996 State Championship, 1999 & 2021 Lower State Championship, 2021 & 2022 Region 7-4A Champions, 2021 District 3 - 4A Champions, 2022 - District 7 - 4a Champions

 

PREVIEWING 2023     

PRESEASON EVENT:
Feb. 8 Stratford @ JI - 6pm, Feb 15 vs. Camden @ USC Sumter - 5:30, Feb. 18 vs Spring Valley @ James Island - 12pm, Shipyard/PBR Showdown March 2-5

SPRING BREAK:
April 10-13 - HIT @ James Island 

STARTERS RETURNING: 2          

RETURNING PITCHERS: 2           

WHAT TO WATCH FOR:
Expected Team Strength - The 2023 Trojans will have a strong defensive unit.  Our 2023 team will have little experience at the Varsity level, but they will be able to defend well.  The team will be anchored by Keillor Osbon in Centerfield and Tanner Beckley at SS, both are plus defenders at their position. Furthermore, the Trojans look to have some thump in the lineup with a talented group of youngsters who can swing the bat.

QUOTE FROM THE COACH:
This year the Trojans have many holes to fill that were left void by last year's senior class.  With that being said, this group has a lot of upside and potential to play at a high level.  We will have to grow up quick with a strong early season schedule, but I look forward to watching this talented group grow throughout the season and defend their region crown.

 

PLAYERS TO WATCH



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


Stow Rogers

Class of 2025 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2025
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: James Island Charter
    State: SC
  • Summer Team: Team Elite Platinum Black
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 190lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R


Tanner Beckley

Class of 2025 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2025
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: James Island Charter
    State: SC
  • Summer Team: Diamond devils
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 188lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R


Kyle Stock

Class of 2024 / 3B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2024
  • Primary Position: 3B
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: James Island
    State: SC
  • Summer Team: Diamond Devils
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

 

Wyatt Crouch - RHP, 2024