Prep Baseball Report

Arkansas High School Spring Spotlight: Sheridan

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: Sheridan High School
Head Coach: Mike Moore (38 years)
Classification: 5A
2023 Record: 20-11



No. of Returning Starters:


Top Returning Players:

Jackson Bourne (12) OF, 5'11", 180, R/R, Ouachita Baptist Football Signee
Grant Thomas (12) 3B/RHP, 5'11", 180, R/R
Caleb Tabor (12) 2B/OF, 5'9", 160, R/R
Brennan Jarreau (12) RHP/1B, 6'4", 225, R/R, Henderson St. Signee
Jett Spann (12) RHP/SS/OF, 6'2", 190, R/R
Maddox Johnston (12) LHP/1B, 5'10", R/L
Logan Ward (JR) SS/RHP, 6'3", 190, R/R
Zac Carson (JR) LHP/1B, 6', 160, R/L
Payton Sterritt (JR) RHP/OF, 6', 180, R/R
Jace Bradshaw (JR) SS/OF/RHP, 5'9", 160, R/R
Grant Shearer (JR) LHP, 6'3", 230, L/L

Top Newcomers:

Grady Goodman (SR) 3B/RH, 6'2", 190, R/R
Mason Prater (SR) C, 5'11", 190, R/R
Devon McIlwain (SR) OF, 5'9", 160, R/R
Dakota Crosswhite (SR) OF, 6'1", R/R
Ashton Lucas (SR) 2B, 5'9", 150, R/R
Jax Young (JR) OF, 5'11", 170, R/R
Chandler Stanton (JR) 2B, 5'11, 170, R/R
Jared Berry (JR) C/IF/OF, 5'11", 170, R/R
Thatcher Allen (JR) C, 5'9", 175, R/R

Coach’s Insight:

“I feel like we have several strengths going into the season. Our team speed is above average. We have 8 or 9 guys that can run 6.6-6.9 second 60's. We should be able to put pressure on teams on the base paths and in our running game. I feel like we are deep on the mound. We have 4 right handers and 3 left handers that I feel like will give us a change to win a lot of games. They can fill up the strike zone and don't give many walks. We have a lot of experience coming back defensively. We should be solid on the infield and our outfield will be able to run down most anything hit in the air. I feel like the big question marks surrounding our team are on the offensive side of things. We lost 3 college players in the middle of our lineup from last season that will be difficult to replace. The question will be who is going to step up and drive in runs for us and who will be the guys that drive those extra base hits in the allies and occasionally hit a dinger for us. ” – Mike Moore, head coach

Find more information on the 2024 Sheridan program below:

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

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