2018 Team Preview: Staley Falcons

Shon Plack
Missouri Scouting Director

As we prepare for the upcoming 2018 high school season, we will be taking a
preseason glimpse at programs from around the state.

Team: Staley HS
Nickname: Falcons
Class: Class 5
Conference: KC Suburban White
Head Coach: Dave Wilson
Years as head coach at school: 9 years
Twitter Handle:
2017 Overall Record: 24-7
2017 Conference Record:
2017 Post Season Finish: Lost in District Championship

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

Players with 2017 Post Season Honors
Johnny Raybourn, C/3B/OF, 2018, 1st Team All-State (Central Missouri)
Braedyn McLaughlin,
RHP/1B, 2018, Honorable Mention All-State (Missouri)
Rodrick Criss
, CF, 2018, Honorable Mention All-State (Crowder CC)
Jackson Dierenfeldt
, SS/2B, 2018, 2nd Team All Conference (Drury)
Mason Majors
, RHP/C, 2018, All-Conference (Richmond)
Aaron Keast,
OF, 2018, 2nd Team All-Conference
Dylan Crumley
, RHP, 2018, 2nd Team All-Conference
Dane Carter
, RHP, 2018, Honorable Mention All-Conference
Jake Wilson
, RHP/SS, 2019, 2nd Team All-Conference

Players to Watch
Carter Rustad, RHP/1B, 2019 (San Diego)

Season Outlook

 There is no shortage of talented players at Staley this spring, The Falcons open the spring as the number two team in Missouri's Class 5 according the Missouri High School Baseball Coaches Association poll. The Falcons will be deep all over the field, but especially on the mound where they return six players that saw varsity time in 2017. Junior RHP Carter Rustad, who moved in from Hawaii last fall, has a verbal commitment to the Univ. of San Diego and has topped at 90 mph with fastball to along with good off-speed pitches. Senior RHP and Richmond recruit, Mason Majors, and junior RHP Jake Wilson will have a bigger impact in 2018 on an already experienced staff. Also factor in Missouri commit, Braedyn McLaughlin and the Falcons will have one of the top pitching staffs in the state. Staley will also return six position players, including All-State selections Johnny Raybourn (Central Missouri), Rod Criss (Crowder) and Braedyn McLaughlin (Missouri) at first base. Senior Jackson Dierenfeldt (Drury), senior OF Aaron Keast and junior INF Jake Wilson will also have impact both defensively and offensively for the Falcons this spring. Staley has the opportunity to score runs in a variety of ways and will be feel both offensively and defensively to go along with a top notch pitching staff.

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