2015 Team Preview: Savannah Savages



Shon Plack and Jeff Viles
Prep Baseball Report-Missouri

As we prepare for the upcoming 2015 high school season, we will be taking a preseason glimpse at programs from around the state.

Team: Savannah
Nickname: Savages
Class: 4A
League: Midland Empire Conference
Head Coach: Erich Bodenhausen
Twitter Handle:  NA
2014 Overall Record: 15-12
2014 League Record: 7-0, 1st
2014 Post-Season Finish: Lost District Semifinals to Smithville

Number of Position Players Lost: 2
Number of Pitchers Lost: 0
Number of Returning Starters/Position Players: 7
Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers: 4

TOP RETURNERS (Commit)
Taylor Gilbert, RHP/OF, 2016
Dalton Humphreys, OF, 2016
Blake McGinness, RHP/3B, 2017
Clayton McGinness, RHP/SS, 2015 (Wichita State)
Chase Simpson, 2B/SS, 2015

OUTLOOK
The Savannah Savages are the reigning Midland Empire Conference champions and will open the 2015 season as the #8 team in Missouri Class 4.  The Savages will be led by Wichita State commit, Clayton McGinness.  Last season, McGinness was a First-Team All-State selection as a pitcher.  He is a strike pumping right-hander that has the ability to tally numerous strikeouts this season.  The Savages will also look to junior RHP Talyor Gilbert and Sophomore Blake McGinness to throw important innings for them this spring.  Senior 2B/SS Chase Simpson is a speed threat on the bases with sub-7 60 time and will be a force to content with in the Savannah line-up.  With seven returning position players and four returning starters on the mound, look for the Savages to make a run deep into the post season. 

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