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OK Spring Preview: Carl Albert Titans

Andy Urban
Oklahoma Scouting Director

In a desire to best cover high school baseball in the state, PBR Oklahoma will be on the road this winter stopping by scrimmages and gathering information from teams around the state, highlighting top performers and difference makers for each school. Today, PBR Oklahoma will take an in-deep look at the 2018 Carl Albert Titans.

Team: Carl Albert
Head Coach: Tim LaValley
Years as head coach at school: 2
2017 Overall Record:
2017 Post­ Season Finish:
 State Semi-Finals

Zane Alexander, OF (2018)
Jordan Compton, INF/RHP (2018) Oklahoma Wesleyan
Bo Duran Jr. LHP/OF (2019)
Carter LaValley, INF (2019)
Patrick Murphy, OF/RHP
Carson Thomas, LHP (2019)

The 2018 Titans will look to build on their success from a season ago. Last year, Carl Albert made it all the way to the state semi-finals before running into the undefeated and eventual state champions, Shawnee HS. The Titans will have a different look this year, only returning five starters and one pitcher with more than 15 innings. They will likely lean on the senior leadership of Zane Alexander and Oklahoma Wesleyan commit Jordan Compton

Offensively, the Titans will rely on their table setters to get on base and create havoc with their speed. AlexanderCompton, and Jr. Carter LaValley will all look to build on what they did last year at the top of the lineup. Jr.  Patrick Murphy may add some pop to the middle of the lineup. 

On the mound, Compton will likely lead the staff with experience and stuff. Probable additions to the rotation will be junior newcomers  LHP Bo Duren Jr., LHP Carson Thomas and RHP Patrick Murphy. All three have shown that they could throw big innings for the Titans this spring. 

Defensively, like all good teams, Carl Albert will be strongest up the middle. Alexander will captain the outfield joined by Murphy who will add even more speed, while LaValley and Compton will lead the way on the infield. 

One more player who could have a big impact, if healthy, is So. INF Preston Flowers.

High School coaches can request a 2017 team survey by emailing PBR Oklahoma State Director, Andy Urban, at [email protected].

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