2014 Team Snapshot: McPherson 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: McPherson
Nickname: Bullpups
Class:
4A
League:
AVCTL, Div 3
Head Coach: Steve Williams
Years as Head Coach at School: 1
2013 Overall Record: 9-13
2013 League Record: 4-4
2013 Post-Season Finish: Regional runner-up
Returning starters: 6
Pitchers with 15+ Innings Returning: 2

TOP PLAYERS (Listed Alphabetically)

Adam Bowers, OF, Class of 2014
Austin Mitchell, OF, Class of 2014 – 2nd Team All-AVCTL, Div 3
Griffin Myers, 2B, Class of 2015 – All-AVCTL, Div 3
Jonathan Rogers, RHP/OF, Class of 2014 – 2nd Team All-AVCTL, Div 3
Alex Ruxlow, LHP, Class of 2014 – McPherson College commit, 1st Team All-AVCTL, Div 3
Cody Starkel, C, Class of 2015 – All-AVCTL, Div 3

UNDERCLASSMEN TO WATCH (Listed Alphabetically)

Brody Burney, 3B, Class of 2016 – 2nd Team All-AVCTL, Div 3
Micah McCulley, OF, Class of 2016 – 2nd Team All-AVCTL, Div 3
Marcus McDaniel, SS, Class of 2016 – All AVCTL, Div 3
Caleb Schmidt, Utility, Class of 2016

OUTLOOK:  

The Bullpups return six returning starters from their everyday line-up and two pitchers with 15 or more innings from last season’s regional runner-up squad.  Included among the returners is a robust number of All-AVCTL, Div 3 performers as McPherson brings back eight, including three class of 2016 players that stood out as freshmen.   On the mound, the Bullpups will once again look to 1st Team All-League left-handed pitcher Alex Ruxlow to log significant innings.

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