2014 Team Snapshot: Washburn Rural 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: Washburn Rural
Nickname:
Junior Blue
Class:
6A
League:
Centennial
Head Coach: Jay Mastin   
Years as Head Coach at School: 1
2013 Overall Record: 11-10
2013 League Record: 9-9
2013 League Finish: 5th
2013 Post-Season Finish: Lost first round of regionals
Returning starters: 7
Pitchers with 15+ Innings Returning: 4

TOP PLAYERS

Trent McMaster, 1B, Class of 2014 – 2nd Team All-Centennial League
Tyler Palmer, OF, Class of 2014 – 2nd Team All-Centennial League
Blake Peterson, RHP/OF, Class of 2015 – Honorable Mention All-Centennial League
Connor Swope, OF, Class of 2014 – 2nd Team 6A All-State, 1st Team All-Centennial League

KEY NEWS/STAT:

  • Washburn Rural will play Seaman HS at Kauffman Stadium on Saturday, April 12th

OUTLOOK:  

The Junior Blue look to build on their fifth place finish in the Centennial League standings in 2013 with the return of four All-League performers including 2nd Team All-State outfielder Connor Swope.  In addition, Trent McMaster, coming off a 2nd Team All-Centennial League season, provides a physical left-handed bat in the middle of their line-up.  In all, Rural returns seven players from their everyday line-up and four pitchers with significant mound time. 

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