Bridgeport's Drew Hefner Named PBR West Virginia Player of the Year



By Greg Williams
West Virginia Executive Director of Scouting

The 2017 high school season yielded many stellar individual performances across all corners of West Virginia. But one player stood above the rest: Drew Hefner.

Hefner, a senior catcher from Bridgeport High School, delivered a statistically dominant season while helping lead his team to a fourth consecutive West Virginia Class AA title.

The 5-foot-9, 170-pound left-handed hitter finished his senior season hitting .455 with four home runs while driving in 42 runs.  He had an impressive .614 on base percentage.  Hefner is a University of Charleston recruit.

Hefner’s all-around performance has earned him the 2017 Prep Baseball Report West Virginia Player of the Year honors.

Hefner edged out a highly competitive field of candidates, selected by West Virginia Executive Scouting Director Greg Williams and his team of area scouts who covered the season throughout the spring. Player of the Year nominations are provided by high school coaches across the state. Player of the Year criteria includes, but not limited to, on-field production and positive character qualities that represent the state.

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WEST VIRGINIA PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Name: Drew Hefner

High School: Bridgeport
Position: Catcher
Size: 5-foot-9, 170-pounds
College: University of Charleston
Stats: .452 batting average, 4 home runs, 42 RBI, .614 on base percentage

PAST PLAYER OF THE YEAR WINNERS

2017 - C Drew Hefner (Bridgeport HS)

2016 - SS Paul Witt (Jefferson HS)
2015 - C Zach Minnick (Logan HS)
2014 - 3B/RHP Seth Kinker (Cabell Midland HS)

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