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2021 Team Preview: Midway Panthers


Ben Green

High School: Midway Panthers

Classification: UIL Class 6A (District 11)

Head Coach: Eddie Cornblum

Team Strengths: Defense and Run Game

Team Weaknesses: Youth on the Mound

 

Top Returning Players

2021 C Cort Castle (Baylor Signee)

2021 1B/RHP Ryan Davis (Paris JC Signee)

2021 C/OF Logan Mercer (McMurray Commit)

2021 LHP Reid Cromie

 Names to Know (2021 Class)

2021 C Cort Castle (Baylor Signee)

2021 1B/RHP Ryan Davis (Paris JC Signee)

2021 C/OF Logan Mercer (McMurray Commit)

Names to Know (2022 Class)

2022 MIF Jake Weaver 

2022 CF Gabriel Watson

2022 OF Joe Gibel

2022 3B Patrick Kilgore

2022 MIF Cayden Burch

2022 RHP Hayden Stapleton 

Names to Know (2023 Class)

2023 RHP Jayden Honey 

2023 RHP Jeremiah Arnett 

Team Summary

Coach Eddie Cornblum and his Midway Panthers come into 2021 with hopes of returning to the playoffs after losing in the second round in 2019. Coach Cornblum has confidence in the Panther's ability to defend and win in the run game. The Panthers will rely on young pitchers to step up in 2021. Returning on the mound for the Panthers is 2022 RHP Hayden Stapleton, and 2021 LHP Reid Cromie. Coach Cornblum will also feature 2023 RHP Jayden Honey, and 2023 RHP Jeremiah Arnett on the mound this season with high hopes for their future. Returning in the lineup is 2021 1B/RHP Ryan Davis (Paris JC Signee), 2021 C/OF Logan Mercer (McMurray Commit) and Futures Games Alum 2021 C Cort Castle (Baylor Signee). The Panthers are looking to make some noise in district 11-6A after a realignment. They will rely on their speed and run game to produce runs and their defense to keep runs off the board. The Returning starting pitchers are solid and Coach Cornblum is banking on the young arms to contribute as well. 

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