MOOREFIELD — Moorefield baseball has cemented a legacy with three consecutive Class A state baseball championships.
Enjoying a serious position in extending that run was senior Isaac Van Meter, who’s the first-team captain for the West Virginia Sports activities Writers Affiliation’s Class A all-state crew, chosen after voting by the WVSWA and state coaches.
In all, seven gamers from the 4 groups to make it to Charleston are on the primary crew.
“That’s a fantastic honor, nevertheless it’s not likely my aim. My aim is to win what I can management. I wish to assist my teammates in any method I can,” Van Meter remarked.
Moorefield grew to become simply the second crew in Class A state baseball match historical past to win three straight state championships as Van completed the feat in 1991-93.
Van Meter has been a frontrunner on and off the sector for the Yellow Jackets and confirmed that with a group service venture with the crew previous to the state match in a strategy to give again to Moorefield for the assist obtained.
Van Meter has signed to play NCAA Division I baseball for Mount St. Mary’s College in Maryland.
Van Meter primarily performed shortstop throughout his senior marketing campaign after having Tommy John surgical procedure final yr.
The pandemic erased the chance for a return journey to Charleston for the two-time defending state champions in 2020.
Van Meter is a returning all-state first crew member having been a pitcher in his sophomore season with a powerful 8-0 report and 0.64 ERA with 73 strikeouts whereas batting .325.
Van Meter improved his plate appearances by having a .478 batting common this yr with 25 RBI and 26 runs scored.
“He simply does lots of issues that folks don’t see that occur in a sport. The practices, difficult the youthful gamers to do higher and serving to them, all the time encouraging to his teammates and all the time supporting who’s pitching,” Moorefield coach Wade Armentrout mentioned. “He’s all the time lifting these guys up and people are issues that folks don’t see in his pitching numbers or batting common or no matter it’s. They don’t see that and that’s the actual man he’s, that may be a particular participant.”
Becoming a member of Van Meter as infielders on the primary crew squad are state semifinalist senior J. W. Armstrong from Charleston Catholic with a batting common of .426 with 28 RBI and 21 stolen bases, Man state runner-up junior Caleb Blevins with a .500 batting common, Sherman junior Josh Jenkins with a batting common of .505 with 41 RBI and 35 runs and Buffalo junior Caleb Nutter.
The Class A all-state first crew pitching unit consists of Charleston Catholic senior Jacob Hufford (2019 first crew utility), who the Irish to the state semifinals with an 11-1 report with a 2.23 ERA and 72 strikeouts in 69 innings pitched; Greenbrier West senior Evan McDade, who tossed 72 strikeouts with a 1.80 ERA; James Monroe senior Andrew Hazlewood, who had a 1.36 ERA with 86 strikeouts in 51 innings; and Tyler Consolidated sophomore Ty Walton.
The Class A all-state first crew catchers chosen had been Wahama junior Ethyn Barnitz with a .338 batting common plus 18 RBI and South Harrison senior Tommy Davis, who led the Hawks to the Area II championship sport with a .351 batting common with 33 RBI.
The Class A all-state first crew outfield unit contains Man junior Chase Hurley, who hit .471 as a robust hole hitter with good instincts, South Harrison senior Logan Ross, who batted .426 with 49 runs and 20 RBI with 32 stolen bases and Tyler Consolidated sophomore Jayden Helmick.
The Class A all-state first crew utility group consists of Moorefield senior Hayden Baldwin (.414 with 35 RBI and 23 runs plus a pitching report of 7-1 with a 1.31 ERA with 55 strikeouts), Williamstown senior Leewood Molessa (.452 with 33 RBI, 22 stolen bases plus a 6-3 pitching report with a 1.72 ERA) and Wheeling Central Catholic junior Michael Toepfer.
Baldwin moved up from the second crew in 2019 to be on the Class A all-state first crew this season in a utility position place enjoying as a pitcher, shortstop and third baseman for the Yellow Jackets.
The Class A all-state second crew pitchers are Moorefield state champion junior Karson Reed (4-2 5.191 ERA, 49K), South Harrison sophomore Josh Thomaschek (6-3, 2.73 ERA), Buffalo senior Jakob Smith and Wahama freshman Bryce Zuspan (4-0, 2.471 ERA); the second crew catchers are
East Hardy senior Alex Miller (.298, 17 runs) and Doddridge County senior Dylan Knight; the second crew infielders are Charleston Catholic senior Evan Sayre (.351, 27 RBI), Williamstown freshman Maxwell Molessa (.348, 26 runs, 24 SB), Pendleton County senior Cameron Kisamore and Cameron junior Nathan Haeberle (.419, 22 RBI, 15 SB); second crew outfielders are Magnolia senior Silas McKeever, Summers County senior Logan Fox and Wahama sophomore Logan Roach (.316, 6 3B) and second crew utility gamers are Pendleton County senior Isaiah Gardiner, Hundred junior Christian Fluharty (.480, 20 RBI, 20 SB), Williamstown senior Brady Ankrom (4.25, 23 RBI, 29 runs) and Sherman senior Noah Boggs (.436, 33 RBI, 30 runs).
P — Jacob Hufford, Charleston Catholic, Sr.
P — Evan McDade, Greenbrier West, Sr.
P — Andrew Hazlewood, James Monroe, Sr.
P — Ty Walton, Tyler Consolidated,
C — Ethyn Barnitz, Wahama, Jr.
C — Tommy Davis, South Harrison, Sr.
IF — Isaac VanMeter, Moorefield, Sr. (captain)
IF — Josh Jenkins, Sherman, Jr.
IF — J.W. Armstrong, Charleston Catholic, Sr.
IF — Caleb Blevins, Man, Jr.
IF — Caleb Nutter, Buffalo, Jr.
OF — Chase Hurley, Man, Sr.
OF — Logan Ross, South Harrison, Sr.
OF — Jayden Helmick, Tyler Consolidated, So.
UTIL — Cy Persinger, Midland Path, Sr.
UTIL — Hayden Baldwin, Moorefield, Sr.
UTIL — Leewood Molessa, Williamstown, Sr.
UTIL — Michael Toepfer, Wheeling Central, Jr.
P — Josh Thomaschek, South Harrison, So.
P — Jakob Smith, Buffalo, Sr.
P — Karson Reed, Moorefield, Jr.
P — Bryce Zuspan, Wahama, Fr.
C — Alex Miller, East Hardy, Sr.
C — Dylan Knight, Doddridge County, Sr.
IF — Maxwell Molessa, Williamstown, Fr.
IF — Holden Allen, Sherman, Jr.
IF — Cameron Kisamore, Pendleton County, Sr.
IF — Evan Sayre, Charleston Catholic, Sr. (captain)
IF — Nathan Haeberle, Cameron, Jr.
OF — Silas McKeever, Magnolia, Sr.
OF — Logan Fox, Summers County, Sr.
OF — Logan Roach, Wahama, So.
UTIL — Isaiah Gardner, Pendleton County, Sr.
UTIL — Christian Fluharty, Hundred, Jr.
UTIL — Brady Ankrom, Williamstown, Sr.
UTIL — Noah Boggs, Sherman, Sr.
Honorable point out
Andrew Anglin, Ravenswood; Dustin Bailey, Tolsia; Chase Barkley, Williamstown; Nik Blackburn, Tolsia; Jason Clayton, St. Marys; Seth Cullers, Petersburg; Garrett Cunningham, Ritchie County; Zach Feathers, South Harrison; Caden Corridor, South Harrison; Justin Herrod, South Harrison; Gene Hutchinson, Notre Dame; Levi Jones, Summers County; Gabe Lopez, Notre Dame; Johnathan Mallow, Petersburg; Cody Moore, James Monroe; Quentin Owens, Ritchie County; Bo Persinger, Midland Path; Cooper Ridgway, James Monroe; Cameron Taylor, Ravenswood; Chris Vines, Midland Path; Josh Wilson, Tolsia
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