Single A Regional Preview: Road to Power Park

Josh Kuykendall
West Virginia Director of Scouting

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The 2019 West Virginia High School Baseball season is entering regional play this upcoming week in the Mountain State. Today, we continue a series of articles looking at the games in each classification. On Monday, best-of-three series throughout the state will begin. Here is a look at the match up's:

Region 1

Wheeling Central Catholic vs. Ritchie County - The Maroon Knights carry a 19-8 record into regional action. Cental has scored 199 runs so far this season, which has them scoring just over 7 runs a contest. Sophomore Avery Lee has been a huge part of their all around success this season. They will count heavily on the athletic middle infielder if they're going to make the trip back to Charleston.

Ritchie County carry's a 19-10 record into regional play. There were no stats or other information available on the Rebels.

Region 2

Notre Dame vs. Moorefield - The Fighting Irish bring a 24-9 record into their regional series. At the plate, Notre Dame will lean on veterans in senior Elias Gordon (.456), and juniors Sam Romano (.398) and Brent Robinson (.313) among others. On the mound, the Fighting Irish will look again to Gordon (2.52 ERA), Jalen Miller (1.84 ERA) and Romano (2.14 ERA) to try and get them through the defending state champion Yellow Jackets.

Moorefield carries a 23-10 record into regional play. While that may not seem all that impressive, they have played a very difficult schedule and have produced some impressive wins over Hedgesville (AAA) and Frankfort (AA). The Yellow Jackets will look to "young" yet experienced play makers such as Hayden Baldwin, Lane Ours, Isaac Vanmeter, and Blake Watts among others. Moorefield is looking for back to back trips to Charleston, after winning it all in 2018 with a underclassman dominated lineup. No other stats or information was available. 

Region 3

Greater Beckley Christian vs. Charleston Catholic - The Crusaders bring a 16-6 record into regional action. At the plate - Greater Beckley Christian are led by Andrew Patterson (.522), Seth Wolf (.459), Reece Standard (.452), and Garrett Matherly (.441). On the mound, the Crusaders will rely heavily on Blake Hunt (.2.26 ERA) and Wolf (2.07 ERA) to try and end the Irish season.

Charleston Catholic carry's a 24-8 record into regional play. The Irish will look to sophomore J.W. Armstrong, Thomas Blaydes, and junior Marshall Pile to try and punch their ticket to Power Park. No other stats were available for Charleston Catholic.

Region 4

Huntington St. Joe's vs. Wahama - The Irish bring a 17-10-1 record into regional play. St. Joe's is led by juniors Lenny Washington (.536) and Hunter Eplin (.419), along with senior Noah Beter (.348). On the mound, the Irish will again look to Washington (2.54 ERA), Eplin (2.23 ERA) and Corey Sweeney (3.50 ERA) to try and eliminate Wahama.

The White Falcons bring a 24-6 record into regional action. At the plate, No other stats or information was available for Wahama.


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