2014 Team Snapshot: Junction City HS

By Sean McCann
Prep Baseball Report Kansas

As we prepare for our 2014 high school preseason coverage we are going to take a quick glance at teams from across the state.

Team: Junction City
Nickname: Blue Jays
Head Coach: Heath Gerstner
Years as Head Coach at School: 2
2013 Overall Record: 6-14
2013 League Record: 5-13
2013 Post-Season Finish: Lost in first round of regionals
Returning starters: 4
Pitchers with 15+ Innings Returning: 3

TOP PLAYERS (Listed Alphabetically)

Will Ervin, RHP/1B, Class of 2014 – All-Centennial League
Nate Funk, SS, Class of 2014 – All-Centennial League
Kyle Heidenreich, RHP, Class of 2014
Amir McFarthing, RHP/C, Class of 2015
Kemondre Taylor, OF, Class of 2014
Ian Winchester, IF/OF, Class of 2015
Nick Zimmerman, RHP, Class of 2014 – All-Centennial League
Tate Zimmerman, RHP/2B, Class of 2015

UNDERCLASSMEN TO WATCH (Listed Alphabetically)

Christien Ozores, LHP/OF, Class of 2016


The Blue Jays look to climb the ladder in the highly competitive Centennial League this year after a disappointing 2013 campaign.  They lose 6A All-State catcher James Denton, however they return three All-Centennial League selections from last season in right-handed pitcher/first baseman Will Ervin, shortstop Nate Funk and right-handed pitcher Nick Zimmerman.  They will need their solid junior class to step up in order to progress this year and also expect sophomore left-handed pitcher/outfielder Christien Ozores to be a factor.

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