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Tanner Vestal

Joe Young

Pitcher • Fr. • 6-2 • 175 • R-R Piper H.S. Kansas City, Kan.

Outfield • Fr. • 6-3 • 215 • R-R Logan-Rogersville H.S. Springfield, Mo.



Tanner Vestal possessed a big-time arm out of high school, but injuries have slowed him down a bit ... Looks to get back to full strength and find his upper 80s fastball to work off of ... Very athletic and his best days are ahead of him.

The JCCC coaching staff will look to Joe Young to anchor the outfield in centerfield this spring ... Considered one of the most athletic players on the roster ... His power and speed make him a key offensive weapon for the Cavaliers ... Capable of being a major run producer at the collegiate level, and is projected to be a mainstay in the middle of the batting order.

High School Started his freshman year for coach Dennis Hurla at Bishop Ward High School, , and his final three seasons for his father Jeff Vestal at Piper High School, Kansas City, Kan. ... Graduated 2012 ... Was a three-time Kaw Valley selection ... Was honorable mention performer at shortstop in 2010, an honorable mention pitcher in 2011 and a first-team selection as a senior ... Selected for the Royals Elite Scout team in 2011 ... Helped Bishop Ward reach the Kansas State Tournament his freshman year, the Piper reach the Regional Championship his junior and senior seasons ... also earned two varsity letters in basketball ... Was Piper’s starting point guard as a senior.

Personal Full name is Tanner Luke Vestal ... Nicknames are T-Vest and Scoot ... Son of Jeff Vestal and Sandra Ramos ... One of four siblings ... Major is undecided ... Chose JCCC over Kansas City Kansas, Maple Woods, Arkansas Tech and Iowa Western ... Favorite foods are Italian and Mexican ... Favorite fast food restaurants are Chipotle and McDonald’s ... Favorite restaurants are Go Jo’s, Stix and Applebee’s ... Favorite TV shows are Family Guy, That 70’s Show, Workaholics and Tom and Jerry ... Favorite movies are What’s Eating Gilbert Grape and the Harry Potter movies ... Favorite book is Holes ... Favorite bands are Incubus, Dirty Heads and Red Hot Chili Peppers ... Favorite athlete is Robinson Cano ... Favorite professional sports team is the Kansas City Royals ... Best player he has played against is Bubba Starling, Royals top pick in the 2011 MLB Draft.

High School Was a four-year starter for coach Brat Lotz at Logan-Rogersville High School, Rogersville, Mo. ... Graduated 2012 ... Was a three-time Missouri AllState and All-Ozarks outfielder ... Also garnered all-conference accolades three seasons, and named MVP of the conference his junior and senior years ... Hit over .400 his sophomore (.423), junior (.443) and senior years (.437) ... Set the all-time school marks for batting average, hits (134) and home runs (21) ... Also compiled 28 career doubles, and 71 career RBI ... Ripped a career best 43 hits and nine home runs his junior year ... Drove in a career best 35 runs his senior campaign ... Also was a four-year starter in basketball ... Named third-team ESPNHS All-State for Missouri his senior year ... Was a two-time Missouri Basketball Coaches Association All-State selection ... Helped the Wildcats win four straight conference titles in both baseball and basketball ... Also part of three District championship team, two in baseball and one in basketball ... The 2010 baseball team made the Missouri Final Four ... National Honors Society ... Magna Cum Laude.

Personal Full name is Joseph David Young ... Nicknames are Joe and Sunshine ... Son of Bruce and Vicky Young ... Has an older sister ... His father played basketball at Missouri State, and his sister, Alyson, played basketball at Avila ... Majoring in finance ... Offered scholarships in baseball from Missouri State, Jefferson and NEO A&M ... Also offered to play basketball and Southwest Baptist, Rockhurst and Washburn ... Enjoys hiking and fishing ... Favorite foods are pizza, ice cream and cookies ... Favorite fast food restaurant is Taco Bell ... Favorite restaurant is Cheddars ... Favorite TV shows are Sportscenter, One Tree Hill and Friday Night Lights ... Favorite movies are Summer Catch and 500 Days of Summer ... Favorite actor is George Clooney ... Favorite books are the Harry Potter series and Through My Eyes by Tim Tebow ... Favorite musicians are Eric Church, Bent Rector and John Mayer ... Favorite cartoon character is Superman ... Favorite athletes are Derek Jeter, Tim Tebow and Kobe Bryant ... Favorite professional sports team is the St. Louis Cardinals ... A notable alumni from his school is Buddy Baumann, a 2009 seventh round draft pick by the Kansas City Royals.

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