2020 HS Preview: Oak Grove HS


PBR Staff
Prep Baseball Report of NC

PROGRAM INFORMATION

 

HIGH SCHOOL NAME                    Oak Grove High School
CLASSIFICATION                          
2A
CONFERENCE                               
Central Carolina Conference
HEAD COACH                                
David Thomas

 

LOOKING BACK AT 2019

 

RECORD IN 2019                             17-9
2019 CONFERENCE RECORD       
13-5
2019 STATE PLAYOFFS
                  4th Round Appearance

 

PREVIEWING 2020     

 

SCHEDULE: 
https://www.maxpreps.com/high-schools/oak-grove-grizzlies-(winston-salem,nc)/baseball/schedule.htm

ROSTER: 
https://www.maxpreps.com/high-schools/oak-grove-grizzlies-(winston-salem,nc)/baseball/roster.htm

STARTERS RETURNING                 9
RETURNING PITCHERS                  4

POTENTIAL EXPECTATIONS:
Oak Grove battled in 2019 through a tough schedule and some injuries and at the end of the year, they were just a couple of breaks away from a Regional Final.  In 2020, they are back and healthy to begin the year.  Expectations were ramped up in 2019 and the 2020 club will look to fulfill those new goals.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR:
Older teams with high expectations still have to figure out what made them good the year before.  There will be younger players that continue to develop and look for ways to take spots in the lineup.  As the season begins, roles may be up in the air, especially with the depth on the Grizzlies roster, but this group will need to work to find a way to accept roles and pick each other up.  There is not any question to the overall talent level on the roster… now we have to see if they, as a group, can handle the expectations.

QUOTE FROM THE COACH:
“We are excited to return a team who finished the season strong with a good run in the State Playoffs. Looking forward to watching the guys compete day in and day out and continue to improve daily on the little things to accomplish bigger things as a team.”

 

PLAYERS TO WATCH



Kaden Swaim

Class of 2021 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Oak Grove
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: Dirtbags
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 203lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
78
Max FB
77 - 78
FB
59 - 61
CB
70 - 72
CH
Position
7.40
60-yard
(11/03/19)
1.94 - 2.08
Pop Time
(06/27/20)
79
INF Velo
(11/03/19)
82
C Velo
(10/10/19)
95
Exit Velo
(11/03/19)
4.24
H-1st
(02/02/20)
Position
60-yard
7.71
Pop Time
1.94 - 2.08
C Velo
76
Position
Pop Time
2.04 - 2.08
C Velo
77
H-1st
4.24
Exit Velo
88
Position
60-yard
7.4
Pop Time
2.07 - 2.15
INF Velo
79
C Velo
76
Exit Velo
95
Position
Pop Time
1.98 - 2.22
INF Velo
77
C Velo
82
Exit Velo
89
Position
Pop Time
1.99 - 2.09
INF Velo
73
C Velo
77




Carson Swaim

Class of 2020 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: RHP
  • High School: Oak Grove
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: Carolina Rockies Key
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 185lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
81
Max FB
(08/04/19)
78 - 81
FB
(08/04/19)
63 - 69
CB
(05/23/18)
72 - 73
CH
(08/04/19)
Pitching
Max FB
81
FB
78 - 81
CB
67 - 69
CH
72 - 73
Pitching
Max FB
80
FB
77 - 79
CB
66 - 67
CH
69 - 72
Pitching
Max FB
79
FB
72 - 79
CB
63 - 64
CH
67 - 70
Pitching
Max FB
78
FB
74 - 78
CB
60 - 63
CH
68 - 69
Pitching
Max FB
77
FB
73 - 77
CB
63 - 69
CH
66 - 71

 

Seth Polen, CF / Pitcher, 2020, UnCommitted

Levi Perrell, Shortstop, 2020, Catawba College

Tanner Tesh, 3rd Base / Pitcher, 2020, Wingate

Griffyn Shelton, Pitcher / OF, 2020, High Point University