Unsigned Senior Sportlight: RHP/3B Tristan Fields

By Greg Williams
WV Director of Scouting

http://wvmetronews.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/HooverTristan.jpgThe West Virginia AA State semi-finals did not go as planned for RHP Tristan Fields. Heading into the match-up with Independence HS, the ace of their staff and his Hoover HS squad were carrying the No. 1 ranking in the state as a bull's eye on their backs. Independence jumped on Fields for two runs in the 1st inning and knocked him out of the game when a single back up the middle hit Fields squarely in the leg and forced him to the dugout.

Fields returned to do some damage with his bat and played 3B late in a come from behind win that got Hoover to the state finals. The 6-foot-1, 205-pound righty returned to the mound to start the state championship game and helped lead Hoover to a 7-5 win over Fairmont Senior for the state title.

Fields, ranked No. 5 in WV and No. 276 in the PBR combined Class of 2014 rankings, has yet to make a college decision. According to Fields, "As of now I have not made any visits, but I plan on making some after the holidays. I don't really have a time frame to be honest. I would like to hold off and see what options come my way. I want to take my time and find the best fit."

Fields hit .409 with six home runs and 42 RBI as a junior. He also went 7-1 with a 2.24 ERA and 74 strikeouts on the mound. The potential two-way prospect has a clear idea of what he plans to do at the next level. "I see myself as a pitcher, that's what I love to do."

As to where he might be applying his craft, that still remains to be seen. According to Fields, "some of the schools that I have an interest in are WVU, Marshall, Kentucky, Louisville, Kent state and Iowa Western."

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