2016 Team Preview: Chapmanville Regional Tigers



By Greg Williams
WV Director of Scouting

Team: Chapmanville Regional
Nickname:
 Tigers
Class:
 AA
League:
 Cardinal Conference
Head Coach: Eric Ellis
2015 Overall Record: 30-6 (state runner-up) 

TOP PLAYERS:
Chris Bailey, C/RHP, Class of 2017

  • 1st Team All-Conference selection has hit over .400 in each of past two seasons. Slated to be No. 1 starter on the mound. Ranked No. 7 in WV Class of 2017.

Jacob Dingess, OF/RHP, Class of 2017

  • 1st Team All-Conference selection in 2015.

Alex Berry, OF/RHP, Class of 2017

  • 1st Team All-Conference selection in 2015.

OTHERS TO WATCH:

  • Josh Zigmond, RHP/3B, Class of 2017

KEY LOSSES:

  • Trey Dalton, LHP (West Virginia Tech) 
  • Tristan Thompson, SS/RHP (West Virginia State)

ACCORDING TO THE COACH:

"The 2016 version of the Chapmanville Tigers should be another good team. We return a number of letterman, with the strength being hitting. We should hit throughout the lineup, and have a pretty good top three in the rotation. We lost some really good arms, but will have to build through young pitching. By tournament time, we feel like we should be able to compete with anyone."

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 by contacting Director of Scouting Greg Williams.

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