2015 Team Preview: Greenbrier West Cavaliers



By Greg Williams
WV Director of Scouting

http://www.greenbrierwestalumni.org/pastpics/cavalier%20logo.jpgAs we prepare for the upcoming 2015 high school season, we will be taking a preseason glimpse at programs from around the state.

Team: Greenbrier West
Nickname:
Cavaliers
Class:
A
League:
Coalfield
Head Coach: Doug Nickell
2014 Overall Record: 16-14 (lost in region finals)

TOP PLAYERS:

Dustin YoakumJacob Burke, RHP/1B/OF (Class of 2015)
Dustin Yoakum, RHP/C (Class of 2015, ranked #40 in class, special mention all-state in 2014 - pictured right)

key losses:
Mikey Goddard, SS (2nd Team All-State, New River CC)
Jared Jennings, C (2nd Team All- State, Alderson Broaddus)
Austin Ransom, LHP (Special Mention All-State, Fairmont State)
Chase McClung, 3B (2nd Team Coalfield Conference)
Adam Tygrett, 2B/RHP (3r Team Coalfield Conference)

TOP underclassmen:
Justin Harless, 2B/RHP (Class of 2016)
Nick Boggess, C (Class of 2016)
Hunter Bevins, SS (Class of 2017)

According to the Coach:
"We losts seven starting seniors, five which were four-year starters, three which were All-State, one three-year starter and one two-year starter. We will likely start six seniors in 2015 with a seventh senior contributor. Two were starters last year and two others saw significant playing time. At least two more of the seniors have previous experience in the program. Two projected starters are underclassmen that contributed last year. The return of a junior unable to play last season due to a knee injury in football will be a boost. With so many seniors, we expect the to be mature and improve quickly."

COACHES PRE-SEASON QUESTIONNAIRE:
We appreciate all help provided by high school coaches across the state assisting with our preseason coverage. If you have not already done so you can fill out our coaches' preseason questionnaire online by CLICKING HERE.

+ For additional West Virginia high school baseball news and updates follow us on Twitter @PBRWestVirginia

Previous team previews: