2022 High School Preview: Wade Hampton


Sammy Esposito
PBR SC Director of Scouting

Wade Hampton Preview

PROGRAM INFORMATION

HIGH SCHOOL NAME Wade Hampton

MASCOT Generals

CLASSIFICATION 5A          

REGION Region 2                 

HEAD COACH Andy Hudgins       

TWITTER WHHS Baseball (@whhsgeneralsbb)

INSTAGRAM Wade Hampton Generals Baseball           

HOME FIELD: 221 Pine Knoll Drive Greenville SC 29609

                 

PREVIEWING 2022     

PRESEASON EVENT:
Foothills preseason tournament
2/25 @ Easley 6:30 PM
2/26 @ Wade Hampton vs. Liberty 12:00 PM
3/1   @ Wade Hampton vs. Travelers Rest 6:30 PM
3/3   @ Greer   6:30 PM

 

STARTERS RETURNING: 6          

RETURNING PITCHERS: 4 (All three region starters return)           

WHAT TO WATCH FOR:

 Pitching will be the strength of this team. They are returning all of our region starters from last season in Ethan Califf (JR), Matthew Harris (SR), and Wells Anderson (SO). The top reliver from last year returns as well, Jackson Davis (JR). We have several young arms that will contribute out of the bullpen as well.  With pitching being the backbone of this team, the Generals will look to make some noise down the stretch.

QUOTE FROM THE COACH:
This years team is going to be very young. We lost seven seniors all who played major roles on our team last season. However, this team has several players who are eager to step in and contribute. On the mound we will be led by Ethan Califf (Jr.), Senior Matthew Harris (Sr.), and Wells Anderson (So.). Defensively, Jake Driggers (Sr.) and Wells Anderson (So.) will anchor our middle infield, while Anthony Bennett (Jr.) will return in the outfield. At the plate we will be led by Jake Driggers, Matthew Harris, and Anthony Bennett. I am excited to see the kids compete day in and day out this spring. Our players have bought in the "new" program and I am exciting to see how it pays off this spring.

 

PLAYERS TO WATCH


Jake Driggers

Class of 2022 / 2B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: 2B
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Wade Hampton
    State: SC
  • Summer Team: Coastal Stars
  • Height: 5-8
    Weight: 150lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R


Matthew Harris

Class of 2022 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: OF
  • High School: Wade Hampton
    State: SC
  • Height:
    Weight: lbs
  • Bat/Throw:


Ethan Califf

Class of 2023 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: RHP
  • High School: Wade Hampton
    State: SC
  • Height:
    Weight: lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R


Wells Anderson

Class of 2024 / MIF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2024
  • Primary Position: MIF
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Wade Hampton
    State: SC
  • Summer Team: Spartans
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 155lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R


Jackson Davis

Class of 2023 / 1B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: 1B
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Wade Hampton
    State: SC
  • Summer Team: Southern Athletics
  • Height: 6-4
    Weight: 190lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R


Anthony Bennett- OF, 2023