2014 Team Preview: Preston 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.

Preston High Knights Shield.gifTeam: Preston
Nickname:
Knights
Class:
3A
League:
Big 10
Head Coach: John Chambers
2013 Overall Record: 6-24 (Section Champions)
Returning starters: 6

TOP PLAYERS:

Jimmy Galusky, SS/RHP, Class of 2014 (WVU commit)
Levi Nolan, OF, Class of 2014
Kyle Cool, 1B/OF, Class of 2014
Kaleb Atkinson, IF/C/RHP, Class of 2014
Logan Menear, RHP/3B/OF, Class of 2015
RT Hare, RHP/3B, Class of 2015
 

SEASON OUTLOOK:  

The Knights struggled through a six win season a year ago, but got hot at the right time to down University HS two games to one to win the sectional title. Six starters return for coach John Chambers in what he hopes will be a strong hitting team. The Knights goal is to win a region title and advance to Charleston for a spot in the state final four.

West Virginia University commit Jimmy Galusky, a 1,000 point scorer in basketball, will have to lead them. The senior put up big numbers in 2013 hitting .519 with seven home runs, 11 doubles, 31 RBI and had a school record 54 hits. Galusky, ranked No. 12 in the WV Class of 2014, was a 1st Team All-State selection last season.

Nolan (.375 in 2013), Cool (.345 with an injured wrist last year) and Atkinson (5 HR in 2012) will give the Knights a lot of fire power at the top of the order.

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