2014 Team Preview: Elkins HS



By Greg Williams
WV Director of Scouting

As we prepare for the upcoming 2014 high school season, we will be taking a preseason glimpse at programs from around the state.

http://www.shirtfamily.com/images/galleries/elkins%20tigers.jpgTeam: Elkins
Nickname:
Tigers
Class:
3A
League:
Big 10
Head Coach: Adam Roth
2013 Overall Record: 16-13 (Lost in Section Finals)
Returning seniors: 8

TOP PLAYERS:

Colby Gainer, RHP/SS, Class of 2014 (2nd Team All-State 2013)
Garrett Riggleman, 1B/OF, Class of 2014
Ben Lonergan, LHP/OF, Class of 2014

SEASON OUTLOOK:  

The Tigers lost a three games series (2-1) to Hampshire in the Section finals last spring finishing with a 16-13 overall record. Coach Adam Roth lost six seniors from that roster but can be encouraged by the return of 8 seniors this season.

RHP/SS Colby Gainer will be looked to for senior leadership following a breakout junior season. Gainer had a big summer after being named 2nd Team All-State last spring. The 6-foot-1, 160-pound right-handed hitter drove in 46 runs with three home runs for Elkins Post 29 while hitting .369. Gainer is currently ranked No. 21 in the WV Class of 2014.

Ben Lonergan, a 6-foot-5 lefty, tossed a no-hitter last year and will be counted on as a front end of the rotation arm as a senior.

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