2021 Team Preview: Southlake Carroll Dragons

Ben Green

High School: Southlake Carroll Dragons

Classification: UIL Class 6A (District 4)

Head Coach: Larry Vucan

Team Strengths: Pitching Depth

Team Weaknesses: Varsity Inexperience 

Top Returning Players

2021 3B Gunnar Krug 

2022 LHP Griffin Herring (LSU Commit)

Names to Know (2021 Class)

2021 RHP Luke Gornell 

2021 RHP Ryan Pehrson (Wharton Commit)

2021 3B Gunnar Krug 

Names to Know (2022 Class)

2022 LHP/1B Owen Proksch (Duke Commit)

2022 LHP Griffin Herring (LSU Commit)

2022 RHP Nate Rusher 

2022 LF Tanner Sumer 

2022 CF Tyson Drake

Names to Know (2023 & 2024 Class)

2023 RHP Jared White (Arkansas Commit)

2023 RHP/1B Tyler White

2023 RHP Tice Purpura 

2023 MIF Ethan Mendoza 

2023 SS/RF Ben Tryon 

Team Summary

Coach Larry Vucan and his Southlake Carroll Dragons were 6A State Champions in 2018 & 2019 and were eyeing a three peat in 2020 before the season was cut short. The Dragons have their eyes on another trip to the State Tournament in 2021 and will rely on their deep pitching staff and young talent stepping up at the Varsity level. Leading the way on the mound will be 2022 LHP Griffin Herring (LSU Commit), 2021 RHP Luke Gornell2021 RHP Ryan Pehrson (Wharton Commit), 2022 LHP/1B Owen Proksch (Duke Commit) and 2022 RHP Nate Rusher2023 RHP Jared White (Arkansas Commit), 2023 RHP/1B Tyler White, and 2023 RHP Tice Purpura are three young arms that will be in the mix as well. The lineup is led by 2021 3B Gunnar Krug2022 LF Tanner Sumer, and 2022 CF Tyson Drake. 2023 MIF Ethan Mendoza, and 2023 SS/RF Ben Tryon are ready to prove themselves at the Varsity level this year. The winning tradition is present and the Dragons will lean on their pitching staff and Varsity newcomers to keep it going.