Preseason Power 25 Countdown: No. 13 Churchill

Toby Bicknell
Texas Scouting Director

Leading up to the start of the high school season, we will count down the Top 25 preseason teams every day as part of our comprehensive season coverage.

Team: Churchill
2017 Record:
Conference Finish: 1st Place
Conference: 26-6A
THSA Classification: 6A
Head Coach: Dennis Schlueter
Playoff Run: Regional Finalist


Name State School Class Pos Commitment
Jack Neely TX Churchill 2018 RHP Texas
Landry Wideman TX Churchill 2018 RHP Texas A&M
Carlos Flores TX Churchill 2018 RHP Houston
Kevin Fleisher TX Churchill 2018 3B Texas A&M Corpus Christi
Carter Elliott TX Churchill 2018 RHP/3B  
Hudson Head TX Churchill 2019 OF/LHP  
Sam Serchay TX Churchill 2018 2B  
Andy DeLeon TX Churchill 2018 OF  
Jesse Herrera TX Churchill 2020 2B/C  


The Chargers return a strong pitching staff from a team that won 25 games last year, headlined by two senior right-handers, both committed to D1 schools. 2018 RHP Jack Neely, a Texas commit, stands 6-foot-9 and has been run his fastball up as high as 93 recently at the Prep Baseball Report Super 60. Last year Neely finished with a 5-0 record, 37 K's, and a 1.69 ERA. 2018 RHP Landry Wideman, a Texas A&M commit, was 6-3 last year, with a 1.69 ERA and 61 K's. Keep an eye out for 2018 RHP Carlos Flores. The Houston commit could add depth to the rotation, or see significant innings out of the pen. 

Returning to the lineup is 2019 OF/LHP Hudson Head, who hit .412 and drove in 24 runs last year. Head, a two-way player could also see time on the bump. 2018 OF Andy DeLeon batted .330 and scored 25 runs in 2017. 2018 Kevin Fleisher is a Texas A&M Corpus Christi commit that will most likely hold down the hot corner at 3B. Up the middle, the Chargers have several options, including 2B Sam Serchay, and 2020 2B/C Jesse Herrera

If Churchill can find a way to score enough runs, they could have another strong season in 2018. 


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