Class AAA Week 5: Power 5


Dan Williams
West Virginia Director of Scouting

By 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 continue coverage with a look at our Week Five AAA top 5.

 

CLASS AAA WEEK 5 POWER 5 

1. Hurricane Redskins

2. St. Albans Red Dragons

3. Wheeling Park Patriots

4. University Hawks

5. Parkersburg South Patriots

 

 

HURRICANE

PBR Ranked Players:

1. Noah Short, RHP, #4 PBR West Virginia Class of 2018 Rankings, Moorehed State recruit

2. Chandler Kelly, SS/2B, #5 PBR West Virginia Class of 2018 Rankings, Marshall recruit

3. Liam Bailey, RHP/OF, #11 PBR West Virginia Class of 2018 Rankings

4. Nathaniel Dunham, 3B/OF, #21 PBR West Virginia Class of 2018 Rankings

5. Jacob Allen, C, #22 PBR West Virginia Class of 2018, Daytona State JC recruit

6. Noah Birthisel, OF/1B, #27PBR West Virginia Class of 2018 Rankings, West Virginia Weslyan recruit

7. Jonathan Blackwell, LHP, #1 PBR West Virginia Class of 2019 Rankings, Coastal Carolina commit

8. Austin Dearing, OF, #3 PBR West Virginia Class of 2020 Rankings

Summary:

Hurricane is rolling at the right time as the post season approaches. The Redskins went 3-0 on the week to run their overall record to 18-2. A huge state championship rematch and #1 vs #2 matchup looms next week at St. Albans. Jake Allen had a stellar week at the plate going 4-for-7, scoring five runs and driving in eight. Noah Short and Jonathan Blackwell continued to provide quality starts. Each picked up wins with Short going five shutout innings and Blackwell putting up a line of 6.2 IP, 2 ER, 11 SO.

ST. ALBANS

PBR Ranked Players:

1. Chase Matheny, LHP, #36 PBR West Virginia Class of 2018 Rankings

2. Akili Johnson, SS/2B, #46 PBR West Virginia Class of 2018 Rankings

2. Jake Carr, LHP/OF, #2 PBR West Virginia Class of 2019 Rankings, West Virginia commit

3. Nick Loftis, 3B/RHP, #3 PBR West Virginia Class of 2019 Rankings

4. Ridge Lester, RHP/3B, #8 PBR West Virginia Class of 2019 Rankings

5. Connor Fizer, OF/RHP, #20 PBR West Virginia Class of 2019 Rankings

6. Ayden Hodges, LHP/1B, #1 PBR West Viirginia Class of 2020 Rankings

7. Casey Kemplin, SS/2B, #7 PBR West Vrginia Class of 2020 Rankings

8. Noah Cummings, 1B/3B, #8 PBR West Virginia Class of 2020 Rankings

Summary:

St. Albans continues to occupy the number two slot. The Red Dragons were 4-1 on the week with the lone loss coming to AA number one Bridgeport by a 4-3 count. Noah Cummings had a season in a week. The young sophomore went 9-for-12 and reached base fourteen times in his seventeen plate appearances. Those seventeen trips to the dish resulted in three runs scored and nine RBI. Jake Carr and Nick Loftis combined to work twelve innings on the hill, striking out seventeen without allowing a run.

WHEELING PARK

PBR Ranked Players:

1. Jarrod Jones, RHP/C, #34 PBR West Virginia Class of 2018 Rankings, Fairmont State recruit

2 . Brock Archer, OF/RHP, #42 PBR West Virginia Class of 2019 Rankings

3. Stephen Graebe, LHP, #43 PBR West Virginia Class of 2019 Rankings

4 .Nolan Mattern, C/2B. #52 PBR West Virginia Class of 2019 Rankings 

5. Ben Taylor, RHP/1B, #13 PBR West Virginia Class of 2019 Rankings

6. Trevor Thomas, SS/RHP, #34 PBR West Virginia Class of 2019 Rankings

Summary:

Wheeling Park moves up one spot after going 2-1 on the week. The Patriots picked up a quality win over this week's number four University. The lone blemish of the week came at the hands of out-of-state Steubenville. Both on the hill and offensively, production was evenly distributed.

UNIVERSITY

PBR Ranked Players:

1. Ross Mulhall, 1B/3B, #10 PBR West Virginia Class of 2018 Rankings, LaSalle recruit

2. Trevor Barnhart, OF/RHP, #17 PBR West Virginia Class of 2018 Rankings

 3. Perry Lillard, LHP/OF, #17 PBR West Virginia Class of 2019 Rankings

4. Hunter Cottrell, 3B/1B, #36 PBR West Virginia Class of 2019 Rankings

5. Clay Maholic, OF, #12 PBR West Virginia Class of 2020 Rankings

Summary:

University cracks the top 5 at number four. The Hawks fell in a heartbreaking 3-2 walk off to Wheeling Park but have been red hot after a disappointing early season trip south. Hunter Cottrell (6-for-11, 2 R, 4 RBI) and Trevor Barnhart (5-for-10, 3 R, 5 RBI) were the offensive catalysts. Chandler Watts had a huge day, homering twice and driving in four, in a blowout win over John Marshall. Cam Stoldt was the hard luck loser against Wheeling Park tossing 6.2 innings and allowing no earned runs.

pARKERSBURG SOUTH 

PBR Ranked Players:. 

1. Reese Fletcher, 1B/RHP, #42 PBR West Virginia Class of 2018 Rankings

Summary:

Parkersburg South enters at number five. The Patriots went 4-0 on the week to stretch their overall ledger to 11-2. Offensive production was hit or miss with two mercy rule wins sandwiched around 2-1 and 1-0 victories. Colin Bryant was extremely efficient in beating Morgantown 1-0. The left-hander needed only 82 pitches to record the complete game shutout. Reese Fletcher delivered the big hit, tripling in the game's only run in the sixth inning.

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