Prep Baseball Report

2015 High School Season in Review (No. 32 Millbrook)

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Over the coming months, Prep Baseball Report Virginia/DC will take a look back at the 2015 season for each school that finished the spring in the final 2015 Power 25. In each article, we will not only recap the successful seasons of these 40 schools, but highlight the individuals who drove that success and preview what the outlook is for each team in 2016.

32.  millbrook pioneers


Season Recap: The Pioneers spent the first half of the season ranked in the Top 10 and won their first 13 games of 2015 on the way to finishing the season 19-3 overall. Millbrook won the Northwestern District Championship and reached the Conference 21 semifinals before being eliminated and just missing the 4A North Regional Tournament.

Key Performers:

+Alex Amos (2016, Pittsburgh) Amos led the Pioneers with a .453 batting average, hits with 34, runs with 25, and stolen bases with 18. Amos was named to the All-District, All-Conference, and All-Region teams, as well as receiving First Team All 4A State honors.

+Trey Braithwaite (2016) Braithwaite led the team in wins, going 6-0, and in innings pitched. He struck out 50 batters and posted a 1.00 ERA over 42 innings of work. Braithwaite made the 1st Team All-District, All-Conference, All 4A Northern Region teams, and was also named to the Virginia High School Coaches Association All-State Team.

+Conor Hartigan (2017, Coastal Carolina) Hartigan hit .375 and led the team with 7 Triples and 23 RBI. He was named 1st Team All-District, All-Conference 21.

+Ryan Hartigan (2015, Virginia) Hartigan hit .391 and led the team in doubles with 10. He also finished second on the team with 22 RBI. Hartigan was named 1st Team All-District, All-Conference, All 4A Northern Region.

+Bruce Keenan (2015, Bucknell) Keenan finished with a .354 batting average. He was also second on the team with 7 doubles and 24 runs and combined with Amos to make a good double play combination.

2016 Outlook:

Millbrook graduated just four seniors, and they will greatly miss the presence of Ryan Hartigan and Bruce Keenan in their lineup, but will return a very solid team in 2016. The Pioneers pitching staff will be incredibly talented and deep, as they bring back Amos and Braithwaite and get back the #4 Ranked Player in the 2017 Class, Anthony Simonelli (2017, Coastal Carolina), who was 10-0 as a freshman, after missing 2015 due to injury. If that collection of arms wasn’t enough, the Pioneers also added lefthander Ryan Kennedy (2017, Kennesaw State) via transfer. The outlook is promising for the Pioneers in 2016 as they look to make another deep run in the playoffs like they did in 2014, when they finished as the 4A State Runners-Up.