2015 Team Preview: Rose Hill



By Sean McCann
Prep Baseball Report Kansas

As we prepare for the upcoming 2015 high school season, we will be taking a preseason glimpse at programs from around the state.

Team: Rose Hill
Nickname: Rockets
Class: 4A-I
League: AVCTL-III
Head Coach: Scott Carr
Years as Head Coach at School: 17
2014 Overall Record: 17-8
2014 League Record: 7-3
2014 League Finish: Tied for 1st
2014 Post-Season Finish: 3rd Place at 4A-I state tournament

Returning Starters: 7
Pitchers with 15+ Innings Returning: 4

TOP RETURNERS
Griffin McBride, RHP/SS, 2017
Nate Scantlin, OF, 2017
Corey Cotten, RHP, 2016
Sam Grant, LHP/1B, 2016
Kyle Boal, IF/OF, 2016
Brett Bonar, C/3B, 2016
Dylan Sinclair, C/IF, 2016

X-FACTOR
Griffin McBride. Named KABC 4A-I First Team All-State as a freshman, McBride hit .404 and dialed in a 6-1 record on the mound with a 1.64 ERA.

KEY STAT
Seven.
The Rockets return seven all-league performers from last spring’s 17-8 squad – all underclassmen.

2015 OUTLOOK:  
Rose Hill looks to be one of the favorites to capture the 4A-I title this spring after making a state tournament run in 2014, finishing third. They return seven all-league honorees, including first-team standouts sophomore right-handed pitcher/infielder Griffin McBride (also 4A-I All-State First Team); sophomore outfielder Nate Scantlin (.346 BA, 15 SB’s); and junior right-handed pitcher Corey Cotton (5-1, 2.58 ERA). Second team all-league performers from last spring include left-handed pitcher/first baseman Sam Grant; junior utility player Kyle Boal; junior third baseman/catcher Brett Bonar; and junior catcher/infielder Dylan Sinclair. Also, junior infielder/outfielder Bryce Barnett and sophomore outfielder/first baseman Cayden Gregory both look to see an expanded roles this spring.

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