Region Preview: Class AAA - 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 AAA - Region II

Preseason Favorites

Hedgesville (27-7) / Hampshire (25-4)

The race for the Region II title looks to be between two familiar opponents. Hedgesville knocked off Hampshire 4-3 in the region final last year prior to winning the state title. Both teams were hit with significant losses to graduation but return enough of their 2013 key components to be considered favorites again. Look for as many as five teams in Region II to have a shot at the title however.

 

In the Hunt

Musselman (21-13), Martinsburg (17-17), Elkins (16-13)

Of the three, Musselman on paper has the edge if a new club is to rise to the top of the region. The Applemen were hit hard by graduation on offense losing much of their run production from 2013. What the Musselman do return is a fairly intact pitching staff with 15 of last year's 21 wins being recorded by pitchers that return in 2014.

 

Shane EnnisPreseason Player of the Year

Shane Ennis, RHP/OF, Hampshire HS (Class of 2014)

Ennis has sat at No. 1 in the West Virginia Class of 2014 rankings since PBR's arrival in the state in May of 2013. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound righty had a 2-3 record in 2013 with 8 saves and 68 strikeouts in 40 innings of work, mostly out of the bullpen. Ennis, who sits 86-88 mph with his fastball, will assume the No. 1 starter role for the Trojans following the departure of Matt Maiers (Potomac State). When not on the mound the WVU commit also has the ability to affect the game. Ennis hit .447 with 38 RBI, 10 doubles, a triple and six home runs as a junior.

 

Top Prospects

Buckhannon-Upshur

Branden Newcome, SS/RHP (Class of 2015)
Bryson Fluke
, OF (Class of 2016)

elkins

Cameron Clarkson, OF/RHP (Class of 2014)
Colby Gainer, RHP/SS (Class of 2014)
Ben Lonergan, OF/LHP (Class of 2014)
Garrett Riggleman, 1B/OF (Class of 2014)

hampshire

Shane Ennis, RHP/OF (Class of 2014, WVU commit)
Dane Heavener, OF (Class of 2014)
Brandon Timbrook, SS/RHP (Class of 2014)
Ethan Turner, 2B (Class of 2014)
David Delawder, 3B/RHP (Class of 2015)

hedgesville

Tyler Anders, C/3B (Class of 2014)
Troy Markley, OF (Class of 2014)

jefferson

Andrew King, 3B/1B (Class of 2015)
Paul Witt, SS/3B (Class of 2016)

lewis county

Brandon Moneypenny, 2B/RHP (Class of 2015)
Luke Pudder, RHP/3B (Class of 2015)

martinsburg

Tyler Mason, RHP/3B (Class of 2014, Davis & Elkins recruit)
Nathaniel Hoffmaster, 3B/RHP (Class of 2014)
Jeremy Madon, OF/LHP (Class of 2015)
Mitchell Henson, 2B/RHP (Class of 2015)
Jacob Vanorsdale, 1B/RHP, Class of 2016

musselman

Tyler Gross, OF/LHP (Class of 2014)
Matt Parker, LHP/OF (Class of 2014)
Chris Schleuss, LHP/OF (Class of 2014)
Jarin Jenkins, 2B/SS (Class of 2015)
Hunter Stafford, OF/RHP (Class of 2015)
Nick Haman, LHP/1B (Class of 2016)

Spring mills

* New school opened fall of 2013 (no senior class)

Washington

Jared Silva, RHP/2B (Class of 2014)
Ryan French, RHP/2B (Class of 2015)

 

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