Region Preview: Class A - Region II

By Greg Williams
WV Director of Scouting

With the start of the high school season less than a month away we will be previewing each region in each classification statewide. In addition to a look at the top teams we will also highlight some of the top prospects in each region.

                 Class A - Region II

Preseason Favorite

Notre Dame (23-11)

The Irish came within one win of the Class A state title game in 2013 and return everyone. With every single player returning from a squad that went 23-11 and played into June the biggest concern will be the proverbial bulls eye that will be on their backs this season. With that said, they are the prohibitive favorite to repeat in Region II.


In the Hunt

South Harrison (10-19)

While Notre Dame appears to be the runaway favorite, look for South Harrison to be the most improved club in the region. A talented core of sophomores and juniors, and 15 returning varsity players make the Hawks a team to keep an eye on in 2014.


Chris PetrucciPreseason Player of the Year

Chris Petrucci, SS/2B, Notre Dame HS (Class of 2014)

Petrucci was a major reason for the success of the Notre Dame HS baseball season in 2013. The young squad had no seniors and still made a march to the state semifinals in Class A baseball. Petrucci was a catalyst for the team's success batting in the lead-off position and playing shortstop. The 5-foot-8, 160 runs a 7.16 60-yard dash and shows athletic actions in the field. His frame projects as a second baseman, but Petrucci appears able to play on the left side of the infield as well. He has a soft glove hand and a strong enough arm to play the position (79 mph).


Top Prospects

notre dame

Chris Petrucci, SS/RHP (Class of 2014)
TJ McKinsey, RHP (Class of 2014)
Spencer Harlow, RHP/C (Class of 2015)
DJ Murphy, OF (Class of 2014)
Josh Baker, 1B/LHP (Class of 2016)
Jordan Miller, 3B/C/RHP (Class of 2016)

paw paw

River Weese, RHP/1B (Class of 2014)

Pendleton county

Luke Yokum, SS/RHP (Class of 2014)

pocahontas county

Wes Felton, 2B/OF (Class of 2014)
Brandon Hammons, RHP/C (Class of 2014)

south harrison

Jessy Miller, 3B/RHP (Class of 2015)
Braeden Hurst, SS/RHP (Class of 2016)
Jacob Montgomery, 1B/LHP (Class of 2016)
Ian Riggleman, OF/RHP (Class of 2016)

tygarts valley

Owen Arbogast, RHP/3B (Class of 2014)


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