2014 Team Snapshot: Blue Valley Southwest HS



By Sean McCann
Prep Baseball Report Kansas

As we prepare for our 2014 high school preseason coverage we are going to take a quick glance at teams from across the state.

Team: Blue Valley Southwest
Nickname: Timberwolves
 Class: 5A
League:
Eastern Kansas League
Head Coach: Rick Sabath
Years as Head Coach at School: 3
2013 Overall Record: 13-10
2013 League Record: 9-5
2013 League Finish: 2nd
2013 Post-Season Finish: 5A State Tourney
Returning starters: 2
Pitchers with 15+ Innings Returning: 2

TOP PLAYERS

Drake Herrman, RHP, Class of 2014 – Pittsburg State signee
Austin Hoegerl, OF, Class of 2015
Miller Hogan, RHP, Class of 2015
TJ Martin, C, Class of 2014 – 5A 1st Team All-State, Kansas signee
Brant Millerborg, RHP, Class of 2015
Adam Samazin, OF, Class of 2014
Blake Shinkle, IF, Class of 2015
Brendan Stanek, RHP, Class of 2015 – Arkansas commit
David Tudhope, LHP, Class of 2015
Luke Wilmes, OF, Class of 2015

KEY NEWS/STAT: 

  • Senior catcher TJ Martin is 40 hits away from breaking the Kansas high school career hits record. 
  • Next weekend Martin will join other top seniors from the Midwest at the Prep Baseball Report Super 60 Pro Showcase in Chicago - the most heavily scouted preseason event for potential MLB draft picks in the Midwest

OUTLOOK:  

Coach Sabath’s Timberwolves lost several key seniors from their 2013 state championship qualifying team.  This spring they will be lead by Kansas-signee senior catcher TJ Martin.  In addition, they will need their talented junior class to step up in order to make another state championship run, namely Arkansas-commit right-handed pitcher Brendan Stanek and speedy infielder Blake Shinkle.

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