OSSAA 6A Regional Preview: Westmoore Regional


Scott Hood
Staff Writer

 

The big school regionals are across the state this week and for the first time in nearly two years we have elimination baseball in the spring. After a packed spring of covering high school baseball and many of the top prospects on each team at all levels, PBR takes an in-depth look at each team in every 6A regional. Each team is spotlighted with a look at their team profile and outlook as well as a few of their impact players who have stood out this spring and players to watch as they enter the postseason. 

WESTMOORE JAGUARS

OVERALL RECORD: 17-16

DISTRICT RECORD: 10-4

The Jaguars carry a strong District record this season, that landed them in second place, into Regional play this week.  They have played one of the tougher schedules in 6A this year with all but two games being played against other 6A teams.  They have shown their ability to get hot and rattle off some quality wins against tough competition numerous times throughout the season.  They do have a tendency to be quite streaky which will be something to look out for headed into this week but, when they are playing at their best, they can play with anyone in the State.

IMPACT PLAYERS

DAYTON WOLFE, INF/RHP, 2021 – The Senior third baseman and starting pitcher has carried this offense throughout the year with his power bat.  He provides a ton of the offensive production hitting out of the three-hole in the lineup and plays good defense on the hot corner.  He also works off the mound attacking hitters with his mid 80’s fastball and aggressive delivery.

ELIJAH ALEXANDER, SS, 2021 – The Senior shortstop provides flashy defense in the middle of the diamond as well as a quick twitch swing from the right side.  He has shown the ability to drive the ball for gap power with his lean frame by having quick hands through the zone and a good use of his lower half.  He will also log innings for the Jaguars as a strike thrower who comes right after hitters.

JACKSON BLACK, 2B, 2023 – The Sophomore second baseman has come on strong late in the year for the Jaguars now working out of the lead-off spot in the lineup.  He has a smooth left-handed stroke with good bat speed and some surprising strength from his lean frame.  Him setting the table for the bigger bats behind him will be key in their run through Regional play.

 

EDMOND SANTA FE WOLVES

OVERALL RECORD: 16-14

DISTRICT RECORD: 7-4

The Wolves enter the postseason with one of the more talented rosters in the State.  They have five division 1 commits on the roster and are fully capable of making a run into the State tournament.  They have shown their ability to beat some of the better teams in 6A this year and if they get hot, they are talented enough to beat anyone.  With some power arms and big bats, the Wolves are a scary team to play and it would not be shocking to see them make a deep run.

IMPACT PLAYERS

CAYDEN BRUMBAUGH, INF, 2021 – The Senior shortstop has been manning the middle of the order all season for the Wolves providing a big bulk of the offensive production.  He has a very smooth right-handed swing with good bat speed and sneaky pop.  Defensively he has good actions and fields the ball with good glove action and soft hands. 

MORGAN LUNCEFORD, RHP, 2021 – The Senior right-hander has an impressive arm with the fastball working into the low 90’s and shows a tight spinning slider in the low 80’s.  When the stuff is firing on all cylinders, he has the type of arm that can take over a game. 

LOGAN LUNCEFORD, RHP, 2022 – The Junior righty has shown his potential on the bump this season with the fastball working into the low 90’s and a big overhand curveball.  He seems to have found his groove as of late working 5 innings of 1 hit shutout ball in his last outing.

KADE SHATWELL, RHP, 2022 – The Junior righty has shown his low 90’s fastball and tight spinning breaking ball this season to rack up the strikeouts in a hurry.  When the stuff is working, he can be very difficult to hit and will give opposing offenses a ton of trouble.

COOPER JENSON, LHP, 2021 – The Senior lefty is mostly used out of the bullpen to end games for the Wolves.  He uses his mid 80’s fastball and tight spinning curveball to keep hitters off balance.  He’s a guy that has had some experience in big moments in the past the State Championship game in 2019 to secure the Title.

 

NORMAN TIGERS 

OVERALL RECORD: 9-24

DISTRICT RECORD: 4-10 

The Tigers entered the 2021 season without a ton of experience only having 4 seniors on their roster and went through some growing pains of their younger players getting their first looks at the Varsity level.  Being able to get these guys experience and comfortable will bode well for them in the future and they have shown already shown some bright spots this season.   The experience gained this season will pay dividends for the program in the next couple of years.

IMPACT PLAYER

CONNOR GOODSON, INF, 2022 – The Junior infielder has manned the middle of the order for the Tigers this season and has been filling up the stat sheet especially down the stretch.  A long and lean build, Goodson uses his long-levered swing to provide good gap power with strength at contact and good extension.

GUYS TO KEEP AN EYE ON

RYAN HUNTLEY, INF, 2022

JORDAN CROWDER, C, 2021

 

LAWTON WOLVERINES

OVERALL RECORD: 5-24

DISTRICT RECORD: 0-12 

It has been a particularly tough year for the Wolverines in 2021, especially entering postseason play losing 12 out of their last 13 games.  They have shown some fight throughout the season picking up a couple of victories as well as giving a few teams some close scares late.  With a good mix of younger players on the roster the Wolverines will look to build on the experience they gained throughout the year.

GUYS TO KEEP AN EYE ON

KEEGAN JENDERSECK, INF, 2021

EVAN WILEY, INF, 2021