2016 Team Preview: Rose Hill Rockets



Shon Plack
Kansas Scouting Director


As  we  prepare  for  the  upcoming  2016  high  school  season,  we  will  be  taking  a
preseason glimpse at programs from around the state.

Team: Rose Hill HS
Nickname: Rockets
Class: Class 4A
Conference: AVCTL III
Head Coach: Scott Carr
Years as head coach at school: 17
Team Website: www.rocketathletics.com
2015 Overall Record:  16-­8
2015 Conference Finish: 6-­4 (Tied for First)
2015 Post­ Season Finish: 3rd Place State

Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers: 4
Number of Returning Starters/Position Players: 9

PLAYERS WITH 2015 POST SEASON HONORS
Nate Scantlin, OF, 2017, 1st Team All­-State, Wichita Eagle All-Metro Team
Sam Grant, ULT, 2016, 2nd Team All­-State, 1st Team All­-League DH
Griffin McBride, P/SS, 2017, 2nd Team All­-League Pitcher, 2nd Team All-­League SS
Corey Cotten, P, 2016, 2nd Team All­-League (McCook Junior College)
Brett Bonar, C, 2016, 2nd Team All-­League (Barton County)
Kyle Boal, 2B, 2016, 1st Team All-­League
Dylan Sinclair, 3B, 2016, 2nd Team All­-League (Ottawa University)
Matt Baker, OF, 2016, 2nd Team All­-League
Cayden Gregory, UTL, 2017, Honorable Mention All­-League
Bryce Barnett, OF, 2016, Honorable Mention All­-League

Season Outlook
The Rockets will return nine position players and four pitchers from from a the 2015 team that finished 16-8 and third place in state in Class 4A. Rose Hill also returns ten players that earned post season honors last year.  They will be loaded with seniors and will be considered as one of the top teams to contend for the state title this spring.  The Rockets will have two top pitchers that will eat up most of their innings this year. Junior RHP Griffin McBride finished the season with a 4-0 record and a 1.58 ERA and senior P Corey Cotten finished with a 4-1 record and a 2.31 ERA.  Rose Hill will also feature one of the top juniors in the state in Nate ScantlinScantlin is a plus-runner and a lefty hitter. Senior DH Sam Grant will add another lefty hitter to the middle of the line-up.  Grant earned 2nd Team All-State honors last season.  Barton County commit, senior C Brett Bonar start behind the plate the plate season for the Rockets.  Bonar is one of the state's top catchers, and provide the Rockets with another lefty bat. Over the past two seasons, Rose Hill has compiled a record of 33-15 and have finished the last two seasons, both seasons ending in a third place finish at the state tournament.  Look for Rockets to take the next step this spring.

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