2016 Team Preview: Roane County Raiders



By Greg Williams
WV Director of Scouting

Raider Wrestling AlumniTeam: Roane County
Nickname:
Raiders
Class:
AA
League:
Little Kanawha Conference
Head Coach: Jeff Thompson
2015 Overall Record: 15-17 (lost 1-0 in region semifinals)

TOP PLAYERS:
Hunter Thompson, C/RHP, Class of 2017

  • 1st Team All-Conference (LKC) selection and a Special Honorable Mention AA All-State Selection in 2015. Hit .363 with eight doubles and 30 RBI. Went 5-6 with a 2.41 ERA in 61 innings of work.

Drew Kinder, OF/RHP, Class of 2017

  • 1st Team All-Conference (LKC) selection and a Special Honorable Mention AA All-State Selection in 2015

Others to watch:

key losses:

  • Eli Kucherawy, RHP (Waynesburg University) 
    1st Team All-Conference (LKC) selection and a 1st Team AA All-State Selection in 2015. 
  • Joe Riley, SS (Fairmont State University)
    1st Team All-Conference (LKC) selection. 

According to the Coach:

"We graduated five starters, so we have some holes to fill. We return two of our three starting pitchers; Hunter Thompson (5-6 / 2.41ERA) and Drew Kinder (0-4 / 5.53 ERA). We also return starters Ryan Kendall (1B), Chase Starcher (2B) and Stanley Kinder (RHP/1B/3B). Drew Kinder returns in center field when not pitching and Hunter Thompson is our catcher when not on the mound. Our expectations never change: they are to qualify for and win our conference tournament, win our sectional and regional tournament, and win a state title."

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