2019 UIL Team Preview: Oak Ridge

Tyler King
PBR Texas Intern

The Texas high school season kicks off on February 21, the first day for regular season games. Most teams will begin practicing on January 25, getting their rosters set and finalizing their lineups.

Over the next several weeks, leading up to opening day, we will be rolling out team previews of high school teams all across the state and across all classifications, eventually launching our Preseason Power 25. 

We have been sending out our annual Preseason Questionnaire to coaches all across the state and as the responses flood in we will bring you a snapshot of what to expect along with top players and keys to success for that particular team. If you don’t see your team’s season preview make sure your head coach fills out his Preseason Questionnaire.

Team: Oak Ridge
2018 Record: 23-11
Conference Finish: 1st
Conference: 12-6A, moving to 15-6A in 2019
THSA Classification: 6A
Head Coach: JJ Peirce
Playoff Run: Regional Quarterfinals
Returning Starters: 6
Returning Pitchers: 4


Name State School Class Pos Commitment
Logan Letney  TX Oak Ridge  2019  OF/RHP  TCU 
Kevin Skweres   TX  Oak Ridge  2019  RHP/IF  Richland College  
Blane Romero TX Oak Ridge 2019 RHP/IF McNeese State
Carson Ogilivie TX Oak Ridge 2019 SS Hill JC
Trey Valka TX Oak Ridge 2019 RHP Arkansas
Colby Wyers TX Oak Ridge 2019 LHP Incarnate Word
Cole Rollins TX Oak Ridge 2019 OF  
Hunter Cramer TX Oak Ridge 2020 IF Arkansas
Lance Hicks TX Oak Ridge 2020 IF  
Bryce Lewis TX Oak Ridge 2020 C/RHP  
Zach Easterling TX Oak Ridge 2020 UTL  
Gabriel Pacheco  TX Oak Ridge 2020 IF/RHP  
Cole Beddingfield  TX Oak Ridge 2020 RHP  
Kaden Deberardinis  TX Oak Ridge 2020 OF  


After making a run to the regional quarterfinals, Oak Ridge depth in bunches in the field and on the mound. Oak Ridge has six returning starting in senior OF/RHP Logan Letney (No. 56 in 2019 PBR Texas rankings and No. 462 in 2019 PBR overall rankings, committed to TCU), senior RHP/IF Kevin Skweres (committed to Richland College), senior RHP/IF Blane Romero (No. 98 in 2019 PBR Texas rankings, committed to McNeese State), senior SS Carson Ogilvie (committed to Hill JC), senior RHP Trey Valka (No. 93 in 2019 PBR Texas rankings, committed to Arkansas) and senior OF Cole Rollins. Also returning this year on the bump is senior LHP Colby Wyers (committed to University of Incarnate Word). Coach Peirce is also expecting a handful of newcomers to make contributions to the squad this season in junior IF Hunter Cramer (No. 43 in 2020 PBR Texas rankings and No. 304 in 2020 PBR overall rankings, committed to Arkansas), junior IF Lance Hicks (No. 191 in 2020 PBR Texas rankings), junior C/RHP Bryce Lewis, junior UTL Zach Easterling, junior IF/RHP Gabriel Pacheco, junior RHP Cole Beddingfield and junior OF Kaden Deberardinis. 

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