2015 Team Preview: Jackson Indians

Shon Plack and Jeff Viles
Prep Baseball Report - Missouri

As we prepare for our 2015 high school preseason coverage we are going to take a quick glance at teams from across the state.

Team: Jackson
Nickname: Indians
Class: 5A
League: SEMO
Head Coach: Bryan Austin
Twitter Handle:  @JHS_Indians
2014 Overall Record: 12-17
2014 League Record: 3-6
2014 Post-Season Finish: Lost in District Semifinals

Number of Position Players Lost: 1
Number of Pitchers Lost: 1
Number of Returning Starters/Position Players: 8
Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers: 2

Cameron Duke, RHP, 2015
Wyatt Eldridge, C, 2015 (Lincoln College)
Ryan Harvey, OF, 2015
Michael Houchin, RHP, 2015
Landon Mills, OF/, 2015
Tyler Slinkard, RHP, 2015
Gavon Turner, RHP, 2016

The Indians experience will be a big advantage this spring. They return (8) position players and (2) pitchers for the 2014 team. This experience will be needed in the tough SEMO Conference, which boasts (3) D1 committed starting pitchers. Jackson will look for offense from Landon Mills who hit .344 with 2 homeruns, 8 doubles, and 6 triples in 104 plate appearances last season. Ryan Harvey also led the team with 21 stolen bases. Michael Houchin and Tyler Slinkard will anchor the pitching staff. Houchin led the team with 54 strikeouts last season. It will be no surprise if Jackson contends for the SEMO title and makes some noise in this year’s post season.

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