2015 Team Preview: Lincoln County Panthers



By Greg Williams
WV Director of Scouting

As we prepare for the upcoming 2015 high school season, we will be taking a preseason glimpse at programs from around the state.

Team: Martinsburg
Nickname:
Bulldogs
Class:
3A
League:
Independent
Head Coach: Greg Lambert
2014 Overall Record: 7-17 (Lost in section semifinals)

TOP PLAYERS:
Grant Bates, IF/RHP, Class of 2015 (University of Charleston commit)
Blake Stump, IF/RHP, Class of 2015 (University of Charleston commit)
Jake Reynolds, 1B, Class of 2015
Cody Bonnett, IF/RHP, Class of 2016
Jacob Sansom, OF/RHP, Class of 2016

Others to watch:
Sophomores: Dakota Bird, Cody Roach, Cody Elkins

SEASON OUTLOOK:
The Panthers return the bulk of their roster from 2014 following a playoff loss to eventual 3A State Champs Hurricane. Right-handed pitchers Grant Bates and Blake Stump, a pair of University of Charleston commits, will be relied upon heavily to support what should be a capable offensive lineup.

According to the Coach:
"We are cautiously optimistic this coming season. We have 18 returning players and for the first time, primarily a veteran team. We should be solid on defense and very strong at the plate. If our pitching comes through, we have a chance for a very good season."

COACHES PRE-SEASON QUESTIONNAIRE:
We appreciate all help provided by high school coaches across the state assisting with our preseason coverage. If you have not already done so you can fill out our coaches' preseason questionnaire online by CLICKING HERE.

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