2022 High School Preview: Walhalla


Sammy Esposito
PBR SC Director of Scouting

Walhalla Preview

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

HIGH SCHOOL NAME Walhalla

MASCOT Razorbacks

CLASSIFICATION 4A          

REGION 1-AAAA                 

HEAD COACH Tim Cummings       

TWITTER @WalhallaBsbll

INSTAGRAM @walhallarazorbackbaseball           

HOME FIELD: Razorback Field, 4701 SC-11, Walhalla,SC 29791

                  

PROGRAM HISTORY

PROGRAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
10 Region Championships (last in 2012). 8 District Championships (last in 2010). 1992 Upper-state Champions. 

 

PREVIEWING 2022     

PRESEASON EVENT:
Scrimmage:
2/12 home vs Wade Hampton 11:00
2/18 @Blue Ridge 5:30

Foothills Preseason Tournament (home team hosts):
2/25 @West Oak 6:30
2/26 home vs Pendleton 12:00
3/1 home vs Liberty 6:30
3/3 home vs Powdersville 6:30

 

STARTERS RETURNING: 5          

RETURNING PITCHERS: 3           

WHAT TO WATCH FOR:

A very aggressive team that will be very disciplined and make teams earn what they get.  The Razorbacks return 5 staters and 3 arms and will be looking to make a deep run this spring.

QUOTE FROM THE COACH:
Going into my first year as the head coach at Walhalla, I am proud to say that I feel our greatest strength is our team chemistry and the start of building our culture. We have a team that works relentlessly, loves each other, and can’t wait to compete. I hope our strength will be our competitiveness, discipline, and ability to compete aggressively. 

 

PLAYERS TO WATCH


Lawson Bryant

Class of 2023 / 2B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: 2B
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: Walhalla
    State: SC
  • Summer Team: Upstate Mavz
  • Height: 5-10
    Weight: 136lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R
Lawson has been on some watch list previously. He is our best defensive player and the anchor of our team. He has good hands, a good arm, and fluid feet. Projects more at 2B at the next level. Offensively, he has gap to gap power, good speed, and is looking to have a big year at the plate. On the mound, he will throw big relief innings for us. He sits around 78-80 and possess a good curveball.

Dillon Roach

Class of 2023 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Walhalla
    State: SC
  • Summer Team: Blue Chip Bulls
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 180lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R
Uncommitted, Dillon displays tremendous work ethic and loves to compete. He is a 2.0 pop guy and an above average OF, with a strong arm. At the plate, he shows a consistent gap to gap swing, with potential for more HR power. He is also a sub 7.0 runner.


Chandler Roach

Class of 2023 / 3B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: 3B
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Walhalla
    State: SC
  • Summer Team: Blue Chip Bulls
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 185lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R
Uncommitted, Chandler is a gritty competitor who works extremely hard on his craft. He is a high quality 3B with good hands and a strong arm. He transitions to the OF with ease as well. On the mound, he sits 78-80, and locates the fastball well. He is poised on the mound and competes with confidence. His off speed has great potential as well. Offensively, he is a competitor who competes at the plate, has a great mindset in the box, and has tremendous upside. 

 

Clayton Bloomstran- INF/C/P, 2022 (transfer from Marietta, GA), Uncommitted, Clayton is an exceptional 3-sport athlete, with good speed, as a sub 7.0 runner, and great hands and quick feet. He can move around the infield and transitions from position to position easily. Behind the plate he has a 1.9-2.0 pop time and receives well. On the mound he possesses two quality off speed pitches and a fastball around 78-80 with good location. At the plate he has gap to gap power from the left side, and can also bunt for hit.