Prep Baseball Report

2014 Team Snapshot: Shawnee Heights HS

By Sean McCann
Prep Baseball Report Kansas

As we prepare for our 2014 high school preseason coverage we are going to take a quick glance at teams from across the state.

Team: Shawnee Heights
Nickname: Thunderbirds
Centennial League
Head Coach: Ryan Schmidt
Years as Head Coach at School: 15
2013 Overall Record: 21-4
2013 League Record: 15-3
2013 League Finish: 2nd
2013 Post-Season Finish: Third place at 5A state championship
Returning starters: 2
Pitchers with 15+ Innings Returning: 2

TOP RETURNERS (Listed Alphabetically):

Dayton Pomeroy, SS, Class of 2014 – Barton County CC signee, 2nd Team All-State
Austin Higgins, RHP, Class of 2014 – Washburn signee, 2nd Team All-State
Vincent Ramos, RHP, Class of 2014
Zach Holmes, LHP/DH, Class of 2015
Jesse Perez, UT, Class of 2015

UNDERCLASSMEN TO WATCH (Listed Alphabetically)

Dawson Pomeroy, C, Class of 2016


The Thunderbirds lost several key players off of last year’s 21-4 team that finished third at the 5A state championship.  This year’s team will be lead by 2nd Team All-State shortstop Dayton Pomeroy who had a big year last season hitting .450 with 10 doubles and 25 RBI.  On the mound they return RHP Austin Higgins who dialed in an 8-1 record and 1.37 ERA in 2013.  RHP Vince Ramos is also likely to be more of a factor on the mound after going 2-0 with a 1.68 ERA as a junior.  The door is definitely open for new faces to emerge and contribute, among them expectations are high for sophomore Dawson Pomeroy, a 6-foot-4, 180-pound switch-hitting catcher who saw limited time last season playing behind a senior catcher.

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