2014 Team Preview: Ravenswood 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.

https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t1/9221_162148635795_2582982_n.jpgTeam: Ravenswood
Nickname:
Red Devils
Class:
2A
League:
LKC North
Head Coach: Wes Swain
2013 Overall Record: 19-16 (Lost in sectional tournament)

TOP PLAYERS:

Devon Crews, SS, Class of 2014 (2nd Team All-State 2013)
Heath Burgess, 2B, Class of 2014
Isaac Crow, RHP/3B, Class of 2015 (2nd Team All-Conference 2013)
Thomas Sturm, OF/RHP, Class of 2015
Ben Johnson, OF, Class of 2015

SEASON OUTLOOK:  

The Red Devils finished 19-16 a year ago and return much of the starting lineup looking for a deeper run in the postseason. A pair of sophomores will be counted on heavily. 1B Logan Jarrett (.397) and catcher PJ Click (.350) saw significant time in 2013 and will be looked to for continued production. Senior LHP Jesse Brown went 6-3 a year ago and will be the staff ace. Junior catcher Trey Hatcher will also provide a power bat in the lineup.

ACCORDING TO THE COACH:

"Last year we had a new coaching staff and several new players. The expectations were not as high but the team bought into what we were trying to do and worked hard to have a good year. The previous three years we had only won a total of 17 games and won 19 last year. Most of the players are back and hitting and pitching should be better and defense should be solid. We look to do well in the conference and that is something we have not done for a while. We have also upgraded our schedule to play some AAA teams as well as some good AA teams even though we are a small AA school."

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