Panthers Continue to Unveil 2019 Roster

05/15/2019 11:46 AM -

Crestwood, Ill. – May 15, 2019 – The Crestwood Panthers continued to announce their 2019 roster on Wednesday by welcoming six players to the team. 

Reggie Brock, OF, Chicago State University / Chicago, Ill. / Simeon Career Academy

Ranked as a top 15 outfielder in the state of Illinois out of high school, Brock continues to make his presence known at the collegiate level. As a starting outfielder with the Chicago State Cougars, Brock leads the team in stolen bases, while reaching base at a .379 clip. He looks to maintain his two-pronged attack of speed and defense with the Panthers this summer. Brock is back for his second season with Crestwood after hitting .274 with 11 RBIs and a team-high 23 runs scored in 2018. He also led the team in hits with 34 and had six doubles while earning an MCL All-Star Game appearance.

Matthew Manous, RHP, University of Colorado / Munster, Ind. / Munster HS

Tabbed by scouts as “a crafty righty with the ability to pitch backward,” Manous looks to add considerable pitching depth to the Panthers in 2019. In his senior season at nearby Munster High School, Manous pitched to a superb 3.18 ERA, while recording 33 strikeouts in 22 innings pitched. He is continuing his collegiate baseball career at The University of Colorado.  

Eddie Wilkins, RHP, University of Illinois-Springfield / Braidwood, Ill. / Reed-Custer HS

After redshirting in his first season at UIS, Wilkins has made a noticeable impact for the Prairie Stars in his second season as he did not allow an earned run across four appearances. Prior to his collegiate success, Wilkins was a three-time all-conference selection in high school and an integral part of the 2016 Reed-Custer Comets Class 2A Illinois State Championship Team.  

Noah Mathias, LHP, Roosevelt University / LaPorte, Ind. / LaPorte HS

Mathias serves as the lifeblood of the Lakers’ pitching staff, amassing 60 innings pitched, while recording an impressive 4.05 ERA in the hitter-friendly Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC). Mathias looks to serve as a key piece of the Panthers’ starting rotation this season.