2015 Team Preview: Woodrow Wilson Flying Eagles



By Greg Williams
WV Director of Scouting

http://media.hometeamsonline.com/photos/basketball/WWHSBASKETBALL/bg.gifAs we prepare for the upcoming 2015 high school season, we will be taking a preseason glimpse at programs from around the state.

Team: Woodrow Wilson
Nickname:
Flying Eagles
Class:
3A
League:
MSAC
Head Coach: Mark Daniel
2014 Overall Record: 18-9 (Lost in section finals)

TOP PLAYERS:
Hunter Halstead, 1B, Class of 2015 (WV Tech commit / Ranked No. 30 in WV Class of 2015.)
David Rose, 1B/OF, Class of 2015 (hit .429 in 2014)
Brady Knapp, OF/LHP, Class of 2015 (hit .320 in 2014 / No. 49 in WV Class of 2015)
Brandon Chandler, MIF/RHP, Class of 2016 (7-0, 2.57 ERA in 2014 / No. 26 in WV Class of 2016)
Brent Osborne, 3B/OF, Class of 2015 (four year starter, #4 hitter)

Others to watch:
Dylan Foster, C, Class of 2016
Matt Thompson, 3B, Class of 2016
Evan Westfall, RHP, Class of 2016
Michael Maiolo, RHP/IF, Class of 2018

SEASON OUTLOOK:
The Eagles look to return to the Charleston for a shot at a 3A state title after a one year hiatus. To do so they will have to four starters, three of which were pitchers. The talented graduating class sent three players on to the college ranks.

According to the Coach:
"We will field a veteran team with a strong defense. Brandon Chandler (junior) will be the staff ace. He has pitched on the varsity level since he was a freshman. Brandon went 7-0 with a 2.57 era in 46.1 innings last year. Freshman Michael Maiolo will be counted on heavily this season. He shows a lot of potential and will also play shortstop. He is one of the top freshmen in the state. The offense will not have the power hitters like last year's team, but should produce a lot of runs with a lineup full of contact hitters with good speed."

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