Team Snapshot: Rockhurst HS



2014 Team Snapshot: Rockhurst HS

By: Jeff Viles
Prep Baseball Report Missouri
 

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: Rockhurst HS
Nickname: Hawklets
Class:
5
Conference:
Independent
Head Coach: Jim DeGraw
2013 Overall Record: 18-6
2013 Conference Record:
2013 Conference Finish:
2013 Post-Season: District Champion
Returning starters: 5
Pitchers with 15+ Innings Returning: 2

TOP PLAYERS: (Listed Alphabetically) 

Jack Benninghoff, 2014, OF/P, R/R
Tyler Benninghoff, 2016, SS/P, R/R
Sam Goodwin, 2014, 1B, S/R
Jack Mercer, 2014, C, R/R
Vince Saladino, 2014, OF, R/R
Trey Vickers, 2014, SS, R/R

PLAYERS TO WATCH: (Listed Alphabetically)

Nathan Broadbent, 2014, OF/P, R/R
Jack Castrop, 2016, P/2B/MIF, R/R
Hunter Hisky, 2014, C, L/R
Hans Hodes, 2016, OF, L/R
Caleb Lauvetz, 2016, C/P, R/R
David Leatherwood, 2015, P/2B/MIF, R/R
Andrew Marquardt, 2015, P, R/R
Tom McCormack, 2014, C, R/R
Martin Radosevic, 2016, OF, L/R
Luke Ritter, 2014, 2B/MIF, R/R
Jared Robbins, 2015, OF/P, R/R
Ben Whetstone, 2016, 1B/P, L/R
Wills Wiedeman, 2016, 2B/MIF, R/R

OUTLOOK:   

The Hawklets have a ton of depth in their program. They return 5 starting position players and 2 pitchers that had 15-innings or more in 2013. Rockhurst will be led by a strong group of seniors including Jack Benninghoff (Committed-Arkansas), Sam Goodwin (Committed-Cowley County), Jack Mercer (Committed-Pittsburgh State), Vince Saladino (Committed-Lindenwood), and Trey Vickers (Committed-Wichita State). Coach DeGraw also expects big production from sophomore Tyler Benninghoff. As is the case in most years, Rockhurst has talent throughout their program. Look for the Hawklets to challenge for a State Championship in 2014.

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