The 12U Indiana Outlaws are an independent team based out of Evansville, Indiana and the surrounding tri-state area. They started this team in 2014 season as this group started out their 9U campaign. There are still 6 players from the original team and have added some great kids to help keep them competitive.
As they start their 2017 campaign this team has set a few goals to keep them motivated to improve throughout the season. The 1st goal that they have is to finish in the top four of the TBS event in Bowling Green, Ohio in late April. The next two goals are to repeat as champions of the Super NIT in Indianapolis, Indiana and also the Perfect Game event in Elizabethtown, Kentucky at both tourneys in May. With the hopes to hit are stride as they head to the TBS National Championship in Atlanta in June.
The team relies on great pitching and great defense. Their pitching is lead by Sam McFarland, Blake Herdes, Cameron Tilly as well as a great depth in arms. Their defense is lead by three excellent Outfielders – Peyton Guerzini, Clay Douglas, and Kendric Sorgius.
The outlaws are represented by 10 players:
*Sam McFarland #10 is one of the best players in the country, blessed with size, strength and speed. Be sure to check this player out.
*Blake Herdes #55 has developed into one of the better players in the Midwest. He has a lot of power at the plate and controls the pitching mound with both speed and control.
*Cameron Tilly #40 – has one of the better arms on the team and one of the few kids that can play any spot in the field. Great 4 hole hitter with power.
*Drew Lannert #4 – crafty pitcher who keeps offensives off balance, plus is a great contact hitter at the plate.
*Peyton Guerzini – #11 one of the better CF in Indiana with great speed and strong arm. He has great power at the plate along with his speed.
*Cason Troutman – #3 has developed into an outstanding catcher handling our pitching staff. Has a knack for getting big hits in big moments.
*Grant Parson – #8 one of the younger players, has been one of our Better pitchers, plays great defense and is a top average hitter.
*Kendric Sorgius – #34 great defensive player who can play multiple positions, does a great job pitching and offensively can really use all fields.
*Clay Douglas – #18 one of the better corner OF that you will see in 12U, one of the smarter players who can work counts and still deliver great contact at the plate.
*Cade Rieckers – #5 has developed into a very good defensive 1st baseman and at the plate has learned to use both sides of the field with power.
This team has a lot of upside and looking to make a name for itself on the national level in the 2017 season.