2017 Team Preview: Smithville Warriors

Shon Plack
Missouri 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.

Smithville HS
Nickname: Warriors
Class: Class 4
Conference: Midland Empire Conference
Head Coach: Josh Speer
Twitter Handle: @SVWBaseball
Years as head coach at school: 3 years
2016 Overall Record: 17-10
2016 Conference Record: 6-1 (T-1st Place)
2016 Post Season Finish: Lost in District Championship
Team Website: http://ssd.schoolwires.net/Page/895
Preseason Rank: #8

Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers: 3
Number of Returning Starters/Position Players: 4

Player with 2016 Post Season Honors
Karsen Reid, INF, 2018, 1st Team All Conference
Peyton Bellmen, OF, 2017, 2nd Team All Conference
Kyle Heckenbach, RHP, 2017, 2nd Team All-Conference (Missouri Western)
Logan Brown, P, 2017, Honorable Mention All Conference
Treston Horton, OF, 2017, Honorable Mention All Conference

Players to Watch

Bobby Orr, OF, 2018
Tanner Starns
, P, 2017
Peyton Bellmer
, P, 2017
Keltan Reed
, P, 2017
Rafy Tormes
, P
Michael Tyhrus
t, P

Season Outlook
The Smithville Warriors will return four position players and three starters from their team that was 17-10 last season, tied for a conference championship.  The Warriors enter this spring ranked number eight in Class 4, but will play a schedule mostly made of Class 5 teams.  They will be battle tested and experience once district play rolls around.  Seniors Kyle Heckenbach (Missouri Western) and Logan Brown (Missouri Southern) will lead a long list of pitchers with great potential.  Junior OF Bobby Orr could have a break out season after backing up his three-time All-Conference brother a season ago. Look for 2016 All-Conference junior infielder, Karsen Reid, have another successful season and have a big impact on the teams success in 2017.  Smithville will be well rounded this spring and will be a contender for the Class 4 state title.

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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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