Prep Baseball Report

Class AA Week 5: Power 5

Dan Williams
West Virginia Director of Scouting

Throughout the West Virginia high school baseball regular season we will be posting a Power 5 in each classification. Updates will be made for Class AAA on Mondays, AA on Tuesdays and A on Wednesdays. Check back frequently at PBR West Virginia to follow team and individual results from the previous week. Today we take a a look at our Week Five AA top 5.



1. Bridgeport 

2. Winfield

3. Wayne

4. Frankfort

5. Nitro 




PBR Ranked Players:

1. Brayden Lesher, RHP/OF, #20 PBR West Virginia Class of 2018 Rankings

2. Timothy Via, 1B/RHP, #24 PBR West Virginia Class of 2019 Rankings

3. Ben Mossburg, C/2B, #18 West Virginia Class of 2020 Rankings 


A loss to South Charleston is not enough to consider dropping Bridgeport from number one as that loss is more than offset by a huge win over defending AAA State Champion St. Albans. The Indians now sit at 12-2 overall. Individual statistics were not available. 


PBR Ranked Players:

1. Brett Morris, SS/RHP, #14 PBR West Virginia Class of 2018 Rankings, Seton Hilll Commit 

2. Aaron Blackwell, C/OF, #54 PBR West Virginia Class of 2018 Rankings


The Generals hold steady at number two after a 3-0 week. Solid pitching was the key to Winfield running their overall record to 15-2. Peyton Gillespie picked up two wins by throwing thirteen innings and giving up just three earned runs. The other mound victory went to Nick Edwards who twirled a complete game in a 3-1 defeat of Logan. The most consistent bat over the three games span belonged to Logan Fairchild with a line of (5-for-9, 2 R, 3 RBI).


PBR Ranked Players:

1. Cayden Ross, SS/RHP, #26 PBR West Virginia Class of 2018 Rankings

2. Jeremiah Milum, 3B/RHP, #32 PBR West Virginia Class of 2018 Rankings


Wayne pieced together a 4-0 week to remain at number three. There were a number of offensive contributors, however, Jeremiah Milum deserves individual mention as he reached safely in eleven of his fourteen trips to the plate. Wyatt Milum led the way on the bump. The freshmen is becoming increasingly comfortable as a varsity starter. His weekly line read (8.1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 17 K, 2 W). Cayden Ross was also outstanding in striking out eleven over four plus innings of work.                        



PBR Ranked Players:

1. Blake Wasson, RH/OF, #2 PBR West Virginia Class of 2018 Rankings, Kent State Commit

2 .Zack Whitacre, SS/RHP, #11 PBR West Virginia Class of 2019 Rankings 


The Falcons move up one spot thanks to an outstanding 6-0 week. They outscored their opponents by a combined 55-9 total. As expected when scoring that many runs there were multiple stellar offensive performances. However, weekly accolades go to Zack Whitacre's (11-for-17, 9 R, 10 RBI) line. On the bump,  Whitacre, Blake Wasson and Wyatt Yates threw a total of twenty three plus innings, allowing just three earned runs, and striking out an impressive thirty six.



PBR Ranked Players:

1. None


Nitro sneaks into the top five, although it was basically a coin flip between the Wildcats and Scott. Nitro went 3-1 to improve their season ledger to 11-6. The lone loss of the week came at the hands of number three Wayne. Individual statistics were not available.

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