A Houston High School baseball player will compete next month with and against the top baseball prospects from the region representing the class of 2015.
Tanner Cantrell, who recently completed his sophomore year at HHS, was selected to play for Missouri in the Midwest Futures Game. Players from the Show-Me State will square off with competitors from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Wisconsin. The third annual invitation-only event, sponsored by Under Armour, is Aug. 2-4 at the new $10.3 million baseball complex at Indiana University.
The Midwest Futures Game is one of the most heavily scouted events for high school juniors. More than 100 colleges attended the 2012 version. Each player will be outfitted in Under Armour uniform, cleats and hat. They will play three games and participate in batting practice as well as extended infield and outfield.
Cantrell led Houston in nearly every offensive category as a sophomore to earn all-state honors from the Missouri High School Baseball Coaches Association. He batted team-best .471 with 32 hits, two home runs, eight doubles and 20 RBIs.
Among Cantrell’s teammates on the Missouri team is Luke Matheny, a right-handed pitcher from Westminster Christian Academy. He is the son of St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny.