Prep Baseball Report

Arkansas High School Spring Spotlight: Beebe

By: Prep Baseball Arkansas Staff

The Arkansas high school baseball season kicks off on Feb. 26, opening day for regular season action under AAA regulations. Leading up to opening day, we’ll be publishing our team previews ahead of the 2024 spring season, touching on programs spanning all state classifications, counting down through the official Prep Baseball Arkansas Preseason Power 25 Rankings.

Perennially, we’ve submitted a preseason questionnaire to high school head coaches across the entire state. Their responses have been flooding in and we’re using the detailed insight they’ve provided in our team-by-team preseason analysis.

Our 2024 preseason coverage continues today.

High School: Beebe
Head Coach: Chance Cleveland (4)
Classification: 5A
2023 Record: 14-11 (6-8) 5th in 5A Central



No. of Returning Starters:


Top Returning Players:

Sy Bles, C, '25, 5'10, 195, L/R, Excellent hitter; solid defender behind the plate,
.500 BA (35/70), .643 OBP, 24 RBI

Ty Tilley, P, '25, 6'1, 180, R/R, Mid 80s w/ solid breaking ball, good movement on all 3 pitches
60 k's in 39 IP,

Grant Jernigan, P/1B, '25, 6'4, 195, L/L, Mid 80s w/ 12-6 bb, solid power from L side of plate, elite defender at 1B

Ty Farmer, SS/P, '25, 6'0, 175, L/R, Low 80s arm that floods the zone, competitor, solid baserunner

Jackson Edwards, OF, '25, 5'10, 175, R/L, Solid defender w/ great range and instincts, solid stick in the lineup and aggression on the bases

Top Newcomers:

Clayton Ballard, OF, '27, 5'10, 160, L/L, Solid lefty stick w/ great OF range; nasty arm side run complimented by sharp slider

TA Lewis, OF/C, '27, 6'0, 180, R/R, Plus athlete w/ decent pop; runs bases aggressively

Kolton Bartley, OF, '26, 6'3, 190, R/R, Plus speed w/ strong arm; strong/fast kid that covers ton of ground

Caleb Headley, IF, '26, 6'0, 160, R/R, Clean stroke at the plate with good bat to ball skills

Coach’s Insight:

“The pitching staff returns almost all of its conference innings back from last year with the addition of mid-80s lefty Grant Jernigan back from injury. Defense and baserunning should be strengths going into the season, even with replacing the entire OF. Can the offense hit more and for more power this season. Likely won't have any seniors in the starting lineup with a few freshmen likely to be counted upon. Can the young players play at a high level” – Chance Cleveland, head coach

Find more information on the 2024 Beebe program below:

+ Follow them on X: @beebebaseball.
+ Visit Prep Baseball Arkansas’ 2024 AAA Season Preview page to learn more.

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