2016 Team Preview: PikeView Panthers



By Greg Williams
WV Director of Scouting

http://www.pvhs89.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/pv-logo.pngTeam: PikeView
Nickname:
Panthers
Class:
 AA
League:
Coalfield Conference
Head Coach: Josh Wyatt
2015 Overall Record: 26-6 (lost in State Semifinals) 

TOP PLAYERS:

  • Levi Nash, 1B/RHP, Ranked No. 33 in Class of 2016 (University of Charleston commit)
    + 1st Team All-State and All-Coalfield Conference in 2015
  • Jon Clark, IF, Ranked No. 38 in Class of 2016
    + 1st Team All-State and All-Coalfield Conference in 2015
  • Keian Lee, OF/LHP, Ranked No. 54 in Class of 2016
    + 1st Team All-Coalfield Conference in 2015
  • Michael Rotenberry, RHP/1B, Class of 2016
    + Transfer from Princeton HS. Registered 97 strikeouts as a junior.
  • Carter Shrewsbury, OF, Ranked No. 45 in Class of 2016
    + 1st Team All-Coalfield Conferences selection in 2015

OTHERS TO WATCH:

  • Ben Boggess, OF, Class of 2016
  • Jacob Harmon, RHP/3B, Class of 2017
  • Seth Meadows, C, Class of 2017

KEY LOSSES:

  • Austin Cordell, 1B (Potomac State), 2015 State All-Tournament Team
  • Justin Hopper, OF, 2015 State All-Tournament Team

ACCORDING TO THE COACH:

"This year's Pikeview Panthers baseball team will have a pitching staff that will rank among the elite staffs in West Virginia High School baseball. We bring back the entire staff from the 2015 version of the panthers baseball team along with a transfer that many will get to know real quick. This is a veteran group that has been a part of the regional championship for three straight years and got their first taste of the state tournament last year. They have been preparing since the end of the season last year and are looking forward to this season. This region will be very competitive as always. The major strength of this team is the pitching staff but the offensive output is not far behind. I would say the weakness of this team is we still haven't been as aggressive on the bases as we need to be."

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 by contacting Director of Scouting Greg Williams.


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