Spring Preview: White Oak High School

By Nick Cicere
PBR Texas Writer

Twitter: @PBR_Texas

School: White Oak High School
Head Coach: Skylar Stagner
Conference: 16-3A
2016 Record: 26-7
Playoff Run: Regional Semifinals


Players to watch

+ Elijah Trest, 2018, RHP/OF (Arkansas commit)
+ Taylor Meaux, 2017, 1B/OF/LHP (Angelina College commit)
+ Brandon Cook, 2017
+ Heath Hood, 2018, 2B
+ Kason Kienzle, 2018, SS/RHP
+ Layton Anderson, 2018, RHP
+ Colby Siegley, 2018, OF
+ Jacob Young, 2019, INF


season preview

Ready to ride once again, the Roughnecks enter this spring with the sturdiness of a bull moose. Head Coach Skylar Stagner isn’t lacking in talent, as 2017 should see substantial momentum a season after winning 26 games. Senior Taylor Meaux, a First-Team All District choice a season ago and an Angelina College commit, is a first base and outfield swingman whose solid frame carries a lot of natural power to the White Oak lineup. Versatile utility player Brandon Cook will bring above-average speed and reliable contact skills anywhere he plays. Starting second baseman Heath Hood is an athletic specimen whose range and glove give Coach Stagner a trustworthy presence up the middle of White Oak’s infield.

A ball club heavy in stars, the Roughnecks’ supernova remains Elijah Trest. A lean righty already committed to Arkansas, Trest relies on a good fastball and a hammer of a curveball. At the plate, Trest has an easy swing that provides solid lift, making him a must-see two-way player. Adding more punch to a dynamic starting staff is Layton Anderson, a right-hander who’s still filling into his 6’1 frame. A kid with a pretty good fastball and control of all of his pitches, Anderson is another player to keep an eye on as White Oak charges into the new year.


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