Team Snapshot: Westminster Christian Academy HS

2014 Team Snapshot: Westminster Christian Academy 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: Westminster Christian HS
Nickname: Wildcats
Head Coach: Rich Van Gilst
2013 Overall Record: 33-3
2013 Conference Record: 12-0
2013 Conference Finish: 1st
2013 Post-Season: Class 4 Missouri State Champions
Returning starters: 7
Pitchers with 15+ Innings Returning: 3

TOP PLAYERS: (Listed Alphabetically) 

Shane Benes, 2014, SS, R/R
Brett Bond, 2014, C, S/R
Tyler Catlett, 2014 OF, R/R
Collin Einertson, 2014, OF, L/R
Brennan Hehner, 2014, P, R/R

Caleb Hicks, 2014, 3B, R/R
Kyle Kinner, 2014, 2B, R/R
Luke Matheny, 2015, P, R/R
Jordan Smith, 2014, OF, R/R


Nicholas Glanvill, 2016, 1B, R/R
Ben Huffman, 2014, OF, R/R
Jack Linton, 2016, 2B/MIF, R/R
Jacob Matheny, 2016, C, R/R
Benjamin Sems, 2016, SS, L/R


The loss of Shane Benes for the season is a tough blow for the returning Class 4 Missouri Champions. Adversity creates opportunity. For Benes, it creates an opportunity to display his leadership and character. For the team, it creates an opportunity for other players to strive to fill the void and shine. They return 7 starting position players and 3 pitchers that had 15-innings or more in 2013. Westminster Christian will be led by a large group of seniors including, Shane Benes, Brett Bond, Tyler Catlett, Collin Einertson, Brennan Hehner, Caleb Hicks, Kyle Kinner, and Jordan Smith. Coach Van Gilst also expects big production from junior Luke Matheny. Westminster Christian is the MHSBCA Pre-Season #1 in Missouri Class 4.

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