2018 Hoosier Baseball Roster – The Freshman

Our final installment in our 2018 IU Baseball Roster Series.

The Freshman

 

#2 Cole Barr 

Yorktown HS , Muncie

Career High School splits .333/.492/.613

51 steals in 104 games

Only one error at SS his Senior season.

#2 SS in Indiana, and #14 overall prospect.

 

#10 Justin Walker

Lafayette Jefferson HS.

Middle infielder, silky smooth defensively.

Switch-hitter with good bat control.  Father was the lead-off hitter and an OF at Purdue.

#3 SS in Indiana, and #16 overall.

 

#16 Austin Long

Bedford North Lawrence

RHP/3B

Averaged a strikeout an inning , 5-1 with 1.71 ERA last season.

Also hit .359 slugged .629 , 5hr 27RBI’s when playing 3rd, with power to all fields.

#6RHP, #24 overall prospect in Indiana.

 

#19 Tommy Sommer

Carmel HS

LHP, high 80’s FB, Mid 70’s CB and change

Voted first Team all state, threw a no hitter vs Lawrence Central last season.

#3 RHP, #19 prospect overall.

 

#21 Elijah Dunham

Evansville Reitz HS

1B/OF 

Power Bat to all fields , gap to gap hitter, hitting .419 junior year.

#1 OF, #8 overall for Indiana.

 

#27 Connor Manous 

RHP Munster HS – Miami transfer

Plus plus breaking stuff – 4-2, 3.06 with a K per inning for Kalamazoo Growlers in Summer League.

6-3 .76 ERA, his Senior year, striking out 15 in a 2016, 4A Sectional win.

#6 RHP, #10 overall prospect (2016).

 

#31 Drew Ashley 

Memorial HS, Evansville

Catcher/ Could Pitch

Led the SIAC in homers and RBI’s in 2016. Won regional Tourney MVP On the mound for Memorial while Beating Cal Krueger and Jasper to win the 3A Southridge Regional.

Threw a no-hitter in 2016. A high 80’s FB, with a good curve and change. Not sure what role/roles he will be taking on.

#3 C, #32 overall prospect.

 

#35 Matt Litwicki 

Lake Central HS

RHP

A true 5 pitch Pitcher with a 30 inning scoreless streak under his belt.

FB low 90’s, curve in the low 70’s, and a change in the low 80’s.

Threw a complete game with 5 K’s to beat Munster and Connor Manous in Class 4A Munster sectional quarterfinal. 

#3 prospect in class.

 

#37 Nick Eaton 

Cathedral HS 

LHP

11-0 last season with 4 CG wins, one coming in the 4A State Title game last season.

Huge arm, and potential.

#4 P, #21 overall prospect.

 

#39 Sam Crail 

Sheridan HS.

Utility

Career High School Splits – .547/.614/1.174

Also hit 7 HR with 2 grand slams 

#9 OF, #36 overall prospect in Indiana.

#42 Grant Sloan

Zionsville HS 2015 – University of Virginia transfer.

1.55 ERA in HS, with a 1K per inning average.

Father Brian played basketball for the Hoosiers, and Grandfather Jerry coached the Bulls, and Jazz in the NBA.

#41 Caleb Balgaard

Fenton, Michigan

INF

#1  SS, #4 overall prospect in Michigan.

1st Team All Region Rawlings/Perfect Game.

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