2015 Team Preview: Hampshire Trojans

By Greg Williams
WV Director of Scouting

http://boe.hamp.k12.wv.us/images/pages/N31/TrojanPic.jpgAs we prepare for the upcoming 2015 high school season, we will be taking a preseason glimpse at programs from around the state.

Team: Hampshire
Head Coach: Chad VanMeter
2014 Overall Record: 16-13 (Lost in section finals)

David Delawder, 3B/RHP, Class of 2015 (Potomac State commit could have breakout senior season following junior year that was slowed by injury. Ranked No. 16 in WV Class of 2015.)
Cody Kesner, IF/RHP, Class of 2015 (3-2 on mound in 2014, .354 OBP)
John Judy, C/RHP, Class of 2016 (every day catcher in 2014, No. 40 in WV Class of 2016)
Tyler Ault, MIF/RHP, Class of 2016 (played in all 29 games as a sophomore)
Zach Rhodes, OF, Class of 2015 (middle of the order power bat)

Others to watch:
Tyler Pownall
, OF/P, Class of 2015
Curtis Young, 1B/3B/RHP, Class of 2016
Jordan Kesner, C/RHP, Class of 2016
Chandler Haines, 1B, Class of 2016
Johnny Alongi, MIF, Class of 2017

The Trojans are just two years removed from an appearance in the region finals. That appearance resulted in a one run loss to eventual state champion Hedgesville. Gone from last year's roster are three 4-year starters including RHP Shane Ennis (WVU) and Ethan Turner (Allegany College of MD).

According to the Coach:
"I think our strength will rely in our pitching as we have 2 of our top three pitchers returning. However, we lost three four year starters from last year that will be very hard to replace. I think we will be competitive in our region this year but it will all depend on how we hit the ball and if our young guys can compete at the varsity level."

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