Phone: 800-489-0649 - Email:
Colleton Prep High School

Mincey sees title potential in Colleton Prep baseball team


By David Shelton

Senior Writer

Walterboro – As he begins his third season as the head baseball coach at Colleton Prep Academy, Cody Mincey sees a potential state title contender in his 2020 team.

There are at least nine good reasons for Mincey’s optimism. Mincey has nine returners from a 2019 team that played for the SCISA Class AA title, losing to Robert E. Lee in game three of the best-of-three title series.

“We definitely have a good group of guys with good experience and talent,” Mincey said. “Getting to the finals last year was good for us. We learned a lot about what it takes to get that close. Now we have to go finish the job this year.”

The Warhawks have the components needed to contend again. The pitching should be solid and deep, anchored by Jordan Crosby and Brad Strickland, the top two arms of last season. Kyle Hooker should be able to log innings, along with sophomore Pinewood Prep transfer Cole Gullotti.

“Any given day, our pitchers can go out and give us a chance to win,” Mincey said.

Crosby also returns behind the dish as the catcher with Pete Peters filling in when Crosby pitches. Peters also will work at second base, along with Chandler Griffith.

Connor Morris returns as the starting shortstop while Gullotti will share time at third with Carter Smoak. Strickland and Hooker will work in the outfield, along with returning starter Dawson Sweat. Drew Murdaugh will also be used in the outfield. John Tomeldosky, who played two years ago but not last season, will be a key versatile player who can play in the infield or outfield.

“I think we have good depth and we can move some guys around,” Mincey said.

So many variables go into play over the course of the season and Mincey realizes good health and some luck will play a factor this spring. The key, according to the coach, is to bring effort every time out.

 “Our expectations are certainly high,” the coach said. “We feel like we have a chance to get back in the finals if we stay focused. Lot of baseball to be played. We know we have to bring our best, regardless of the opponent. We want to get a little better each time out and be peaking come playoff time.”


© 2019-2020 High School Sports Report

Scroll To Top