Prep Baseball Report

2018 High School Team Spotlight: Amherst County

Jerry Shank
Maryland / Virginia Director


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Less than two months remain before the start of the 2018  high school baseball season. We will spotlight teams from around the state as we near the start of our high school preseason and season coverage.

Team Spotlight: Amherst County Lancers

Head Coach: Joey Crawford (7th Season)Amherst County
Classification: 4A, Region D
Conference: Seminole District
2017 Record: 9-9
2017 Post Season: Conference Semifinals
Returning Starters: 3
Returning Pitchers: 2

Returners with Post Season Honors

Key Returners (2017 Stats)
Chase Roby LHP 2018 (26.1 IP, 32 K, 3.48 ERA)
Kyle Orme 1B 2018 (.276 BA, .412 OBP)

Key Losses
Ezra Baier
Nathan Loyd
Will Knight

Key Newcomer(s)Martin
Christian Martin SS 2021 (pictured)
Tyler Knight
Lance Wendt
Tyler Hargis
Timmy Byers

There will be a fair share of new faces leading the way for the Lancers this year in the Seminole District. Gone are the big three of Ezra Baier, Nathan Loyd, and Will Knight. Looking to fill some of that space will be a pack of players such as Christian Martin, Tyler Knight Lance Wendt, Tyler Hargis, and Timmy Byers. Offensively for Amherst, 1B Kyle Orme will pace the offense and look to build off his .276 BA and more impressively is his patience at the plate, with a .412 On-Base percentage from 2017. Look for Martin, Knight and Byers to also play a larger role within the offense. On the bump the Lancer will lean to Chase Roby as one of their top arms coming off a nice 2017 season with close to 30 innings. Look for Wendt, Hargis and Byers again to contribute on the mound for the new look Lancers. This transition year will be one to follow for the Lancers to see what the future may hold.

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