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CHARLESTON – It’s a well-known baseball prep axiom that says you have to have two good pitchers to win a state championship.
It’s a proven fact, but in a rare case, none of the pitchers on the All-State Class AA team, released by the West Virginia Sports Writer’s Association on Wednesday, was a member of the four teams that qualified for the tournament.
In fact, at least one pitcher from a state qualifying tournament has been named to the state first team since at least 2000.
Members of the first team’s four-pitching squad are Sissonville’s Collin Cottrell (5-2 record, 0.76 earned run average, with 80 strikeouts in 55 innings pitched), Cole Peschl (4-4 with two no-hitters, one save, a 0.14 ERA (117 strikeouts), Point Pleasant’s Kyelar Morrow (5-2, 1.62 ERA, 64 strikeouts in 47.2 innings) and Bluefield’s Carson Deeb ( 7-1, 1.22 ERA 67 strikeouts in 46 innings).
Still, state champion Logan, runner-up North Marion and semi-finalists Herbert Hoover and Independence are well represented on the squad.
Logan, who won his seventh baseball championship and his first since 2008, has Conference Player of the Year Cardinal Dawson Maynard, one of two first-team sophomores named as a utility player, with junior outfielder Korbin Bostic.
From the North Marion racer is senior utility ace Jace Rinehart.
Independence, who spent most of the season at No.1 in Class AA and was the first seed in the State Tournament, places three players on the first team: utility player Caleb Basham, outfielder Atticus Goodson and infielder Michael McKinney.
Herbert Hoover is represented by infielder Matthew Toops.
Logan’s Maynard is a first-team captain after his first season in high school saw him end the season with a .402 score for the State Champions with 12 doubles, three triples, a homerun and 28 RBIs and he was 5-1 on the mound with a 1.10 ERA and 55 strikeouts.
Bostic is a junior and the only returning starter for Logan’s team in 2019 and coach Kevin Gertz has said he has held many roles for the Wildcats.
“In the weight room, he’s a great leader for us”, said Gertz. “He and Dawson Maynard both led these kids. He’s the first hitter and a hell of a fielder.
At Independence, center fielder Atticus Goodson and shortstop Michael McKinney were themselves the table setter for sophomore Caleb Basham who finished the year 0.564 with 54 RBIs, the two school records.
Like Logan’s Maynard, Basham didn’t enjoy a freshman year. In preseason training, coach Scott Cuthbert knew Basham was on the cusp of a big season and tucked him into the roster clean-up point.
“At the start of the season, we knew we had a good one in our hands. Independence coach Scott Cuthbert said. “A lot of kids struggle right off the bat with their first baseball experience in high school and it has continued to improve. Clay is working really hard on it. He’s had a great year.
Basham also had 46 hits, 11 doubles, two triples, one home run, he scored 37 points. He also struck only seven times, three in search. On the mound, Basham was 5-1 with a 2.33 ERA and 47 strikeouts.
Goodson and McKinney spent the season getting to base so Basham could come in, combining 89 points and stealing 32 bases.
“Athletically, these are two of the most gifted players we have had,” said Cuthbert. “When they get to base they’re a big threat, the way they operate, and they’ve been a big catalyst for us (at the top of the order). They really push the boundaries by being able to handle the basics really well. “
McKinney, a junior who signed up for North Carolina State, hit 0.430 with eight doubles, one triple and five best home runs. He also had 35 points, scored 41 points and stole 13 goals.
Goodson, a junior, was also a statewide soccer player who has an offer to play soccer and baseball in Marshall. He hit .405 with four doubles, one triple, four homers, 19 RBIs and 48 runs scored with 19 steals.
Jace Rinehart, senior of North Marion, a utility pick, had an unforgettable playoff record, going 4-0 on the mound as the Huskies advanced to the state championship. He allowed just four points, two in a 7-2 victory over Independence in the semifinals of the state tournament. He’s reached 0.506 this season with 41 RBIs and 18 doubles. He will play college baseball in upstate South Carolina.
“Jace is a great player who does everything he needs to do for the team and the coaches. North Marion coach Vic Seccuro said. “He was a serious player, in every practice and in every game in particular. But he always helped and supported his teammates.
Herbert Hoover’s Toops helped the Huskies reach the tournament field with an average of .396 with 40 hits, including two homers.
Other infielders include Xavier Lopez of Robert C. Byrd, the Big 10 Player of the Year, who hit 0.548 with 10 home runs and 52 RBIs, senior Lincoln’s Brayden Arcuri, who hit 0.535 with four titles, 28 RBI and 28 stolen bases and Nick Hamrick of Philip Barbour.
The team’s first receivers are Parker Redden of Shady Spring and Joel Beattie of Point Pleasant.
Redden, who signed last month to play baseball at the University of Delaware, spends the summer playing baseball with the Burlington Sock Puppets of the Appalachian League, a league normally reserved for players with at least one year of age. university experience.
Redden hit .373 with nine doubles, a triple, a home run, 39 RBIs and he walked 24 times for the Tigers. He also threw 18 potential base thieves.
“You always knew in every game that you had nothing to fear behind the plate because Parker was there. “ coach Jordan Meadows said. “It made my pitching coach’s job easy to call games because Parker was back and the pitchers knew they could count on him. A great work ethic with a great character got him where he is. We will miss him, that’s for sure.
Point’s Beattie reached 0.487 with six homers and stole 24 goals.
Along with Goodson and Bostic in the outfield, Oak Glen senior multi-sport star Hunter Patterson reached .485 with six trebles, one home run, 18 RBIs, 23 stolen goals).
The other utility spot went to Peyton Stover, senior at Winfield, who reached 0.404 with two homers, with 22 RBIs and 31 stolen goals.
The captain of the All-State Second Team is senior wide receiver Brady Whitaker of Frankfort.
All-State Second Team pitchers include Sr. Logan Tyler Fenwick, Sr. Scott Alex Epling, Sr. Lewis County Will Hunt and Weir Sr. Tyler Kelley.
The infielders are Bluefield senior Hunter Harmon, Nicholas County senior Rylee Nicholas, Shady Spring senior Alex Johnston, Robert C. Byrd sophomore Nick George and Sissonville junior Dylan Griffith.
The outfielders are Wayne sophomore Levi Cassidy, Bluefield senior Brandon Wiley and Lincoln junior Jeremiah Carpenter.
The utility positions are held by senior Wayne Cameron Cade, Scott sophomore Griffin Miller, Westside senior Spencer Kenney and Philip Barbour senior Alex Wilson. The other receiver is Herbert Hoover senior Nick Grayam.