2017 Team Preview: Paola Panthers



Kyle Bates
Kansas Scouting Director

As  we  prepare  for  the  upcoming  2017  high  school  season,  we  will  be  taking  a 
preseason glimpse at programs from around the state.

Team: Paola High School  
Nickname: Panthers
Class: 4A-I
Conference: Frontier
Head Coach: Curtis Murdock
Years as head coach at school: 8th year
Twitter Handle: 
@paolabaseball
2016 Overall Record: 18-6 
2016 Conference Record: 8-4 (3rd)
2016 Post­ Season Finish: 3rd place in state


Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers: 1
Number of Returning Starters/Position Players: 5

PLAYERS WITH 2016 POST SEASON HONORS
Blaine Hanf
, RHP, 2017 1st Team All-State (Neosho County CC)
Donovan Sutti, INF, 2017, 2nd Team All-State (Neosho County CC)

PLAYERS TO WATCH
 
Nick Modes
, OF, 2018
Nash Dreiling, INF, 2018
Kurt Golubski, RHP, 2018 
Kale Clark, RHP, 2018
Trevor Boehm, C, 2017
Dalton Rankin, INF, 2017  

SEASON OUTLOOK

The Panthers are looking for another state tournament run in 2017 as they return four senior starters. Hanf will anchor the rotation while juniors Golubski and Kale Clark look to make an impact on the mound. Offensively the Panthers will be look to Sutti and Rankin in the middle of the lineup while newcomers Modes and Dreiling will be expected to set the table for them. While the Panthers lack some experience they will be defensive minded and look to move runners and take advantage of their scoring opportunities.

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High School coaches can request a 2017 Team Survey by email PBR State Director, Shon Plack at, [email protected].

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