Prep Baseball Report

Region Preview: Class AAA - Region II

By Greg Williams
WV Director of Scouting

With the start of the high school season is less than a month away we will be previewing each region in each classification statewide. In addition to a look at the top teams we will also highlight some of the top prospects in each region. Look for our initial Elite Eight team rankings in each classification to appear later this month. 

                 Class AAA - Region II

Preseason Favorites 

Jefferson (25-7) / Washington (23-5) / Musselman (16-14)

Washington road the right arm of Jared Silva (VMI) to a region title in 2014. Look for Jefferson to be the team to beat this year with Musselman returning enough talent to give both programs a run for their money. Jefferson returns Andy Disque (6-2), Austin Bulman (5-0), Dylan Carroll (4-1) and Austin Cross (3-2) to form one of the more formidable pitching staffs in Class AAA. Disque is a senior lefty, while the remaining three are just sophomores.  Andrew King (.430, 35 RBI) and Paul Witt (.443, 25 RBI, 33 runs) should lead the Cougars offense again.

preseason player of the year

Paul Witt, SS, Jefferson HS (Class of 2016)

Witt is a 6-foot, 160-pounder that has been an offensive force for the Cougars over two years of high school action. The right-handed hitter hit .317 as a freshman and improved to .443 in 2014. Witt drove in 25 and scored 33 runs during a standout sophomore campaign. He has shown above average defensive skills and plenty of arm strength to remain of the left side of the infield. Witt is ranked No. 6 in his class and has announced his commitment to continue his baseball career at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).

Top Prospects  


Branden Newcome Bryson Fluke  
    Newcome              Fluke              

Branden Newcome, OF/RHP (Class of 2015, ranked No. 26 in class)
Bryson Fluke, OF (Class of 2016, ranked No. 31 in class)


* The Tigers will look to replace a senior heavy roster from 2014.


David Delawder Cody Kesner John Judy Jordan Kesner
     Delawder           C. Kesner               Judy                J. Kesner

David Delawder, 3B/RHP, Class of 2015 (Potomac State commit could have breakout senior season following junior year that was slowed by injury. Ranked No. 16 in class)
Cody Kesner, IF/RHP, Class of 2015 (3-2 on mound in 2014, .354 OBP)
John Judy, C/RHP, Class of 2016 (every day catcher in 2014, ranked No. 40 in class)
Curtis Young, 1B/3B/RHP, Class of 2016
Jordan Kesner, C/RHP, Class of 2016


* The Eagles will look to replace a senior heavy roster from 2014.


Andrew King Paul Witt James (Austin) Bulman
  King                            Witt                        Bulman

Andrew King, 3B/1B, Class of 2015, (ranked No. 20 in class)
Paul Witt, SS/3B, Class of 2016 (ranked No. 6 in class, VCU commit)
James (Austin) Bulman, RHP/3B, Class of 2017 (ranked No. 4 in class) 

Lewis County

Brandon Moneypenny Luke Pudder
  Moneypenney         Pudder              

Brandon Moneypenny, 2B/RHP (Class of 2015)
Luke Pudder, RHP/3B, (Class of 2015, ranked No. 45 in class) 


Mitchell Henson Jeremy Madon Patrick Roach Jacob Vanorsdale 
      Henson                Madon                 Roach           Vanorsdale

Mitchell Henson, IF/RHP, (hit .326 with 15 runs scored in 2014)
Jeremy Madon, OF, Class of 2015 (hit .304 with 17 runs scored in 2014)
Patrick Roach, RHP/IF, Class of 2015 (tossed 28.1 innings in 2014)
Jacob Vanorsdale, RHP/1B, Class of 2016 (6'1", 215-lb. junior)
Hunter Martin, IF/RHP, Class of 2017 (hit .242 as a freshman in 2014)


Jarin Jenkins Hunter Stafford Nick Haman Brett Linton
      Jenkins               Stafford               Haman               Linton

Jarin Jenkins, 2B/SS (Class of 2015, 18 RBI in 2014)
Hunter Stafford
, OF/RHP (Class of 2015, 18 RBI in 2014)
Nick Haman, LHP/1B (Class of 2016, ranked No. 25 in class)
Brett Linton, LHP/OF (Class of 2017, ranked No. 7 in class)  

Spring Mills

* The Cardinals will compete in just their second year of varsity competition this spring.


Ryan French Texas Cobb Robert Cross
       French                Cobb                   Cross

Ryan French, RHP/SS, Class of 2015 (5-1, 0.58 ERA in 2014)
Zach Burch, RHP/Util, Class of 2015 (3-0 with 6 saves in 2014)
Texas Cobb, C, Class of 2015 (hit .346 in 2014)
Mark McKee, RHP/3B, Class of 2015 (2-2, 2.39 ERA in 2014)
Robert Cross, RHP/3B, Class of 2016 (2-0, 1.85 ERA, .395 avg. in 2014)

>> View all region previews & preseason players of the year by region