2014 Team Snapshot: Wichita 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: Wichita Heights
Nickname:
  Falcons
Class:
5A
League:
Wichita City
Head Coach: Jeff Topping
Years as Head Coach at School: 7
2013 Overall Record: 19-4
2013 League Record: 15-3
2013 League Finish: 2nd
2013 Post-Season Finish: 5th in State
Returning starters: 7
Pitchers with 15+ Innings Returning: 2

TOP PLAYERS

Brett Carroll, IF, Class of 2014 – All-City Honorable Mention Third baseman
Blake Day
, RHP/IF, Class of 2014 – All-City Second baseman
Josh Farrington
, RHP/IF, Class of 2014 – Barton County CC commit, All-City Shortstop
Keylan Killgore
, LHP/1B, Class of 2015 – Wichita State commit, All-City Pitcher
James Smith, C, Class of 2014 – All-City Honorable Mention Catcher
Curtis Whitten, IF/OF, Class of 2015
Tristan Windler
, IF/OF, Class of 2015

UNDERCLASSMEN TO WATCH

Tremaine Simpson, RHP/1B, Class of 2016
Creighton Sanders
, OF, Class of 2016

KEY NEWS/STATS: 

  • The Falcons make the move from 6A to 5A for the 2014 season
  • Junior LHP Keylan Killgore posted a 4-1 record with 46 K's in 37 innings as a sophomore

OUTLOOK

 The Falcons will be very experienced in 2014.  Their line-up will include six seniors, two juniors and a sophomore.  The pitching staff will be the strong point lead by senior Josh Farrington and junior Keylan Killgore.  Tremaine Simpson, Blake Day and Brett Carroll will also see time on the mound for the Falcons.

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