WVSWA Class A baseball team


White Falcons land three selections on all-state squads

By Bryan Walters - bwalters@aimmediamidwest.com



Wahama senior David Hendrick (20) releases a pitch during a March 22 baseball contest against Point Pleasant in Point Pleasant, W.Va.

Wahama senior David Hendrick (20) releases a pitch during a March 22 baseball contest against Point Pleasant in Point Pleasant, W.Va.


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Wahama senior Antonio Serevicz releases a pitch during a May 9 baseball contest against Williamstown in Mason, W.Va.


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Wahama senior Tanner Smith releases a pitch during a May 8 baseball contest against Ravenswood in Mason, W.Va. (Bryan Walters|OVP Sports)


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PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — A triple play.

The Wahama baseball team netted three selections to the 2019 Class A West Virginia Sports Writers Association all-state teams — as voted on by a select panel of media members throughout the Mountain State.

The White Falcons ended the year with a 24-8 overall mark and defeated Williamstown in 2-of-3 outings to secure the program’s first regional appearance since completing back-to-back championship runs three years ago.

The Red and White, for those efforts, mustered a trio of selections for their regional resurgence … including two repeat honorees and a single newcomer to the all-state ranks.

Senior David Hendrick — a previous two-time honorable mention selection — was named a second team outfielder in Class A after a season in which he hit .404 with 40 hits and 15 RBIs. Hendrick also scored a team-best 42 runs while tying for third on the team with 11 extra-base hits.

Senior Antonio Serevicz secured his first all-state selection after being named special honorable mention in Class A. Serevicz hit .376 with 11 extra-base hits — including two homers — and produced a team-high 37 RBIs.

Serevicz also had a 1.99 ERA in 52.2 innings on the mound, allowing 35 hits and 30 walks over that span while fanning a team-high 79 batters.

Senior Tanner Smith was the final WHS selection after being named to the honorable mention list for a second straight postseason.

Smith produced a team-best .426 batting average and had 35 RBIs to go along with a team-high 16 extra-base hits. Smith also surrendered 48 hits and 22 walks over 46 innings on the mound, striking out 52 in the process.

Hannan did not have a selection to the 2019 Class A baseball squad.

Lenny Washington of Huntington Saint Joseph was named first team captain, while Tank Smith of Buffalo was chosen as the second team captain.

2019 WVSWA Class A Baseball Teams

FIRST TEAM

P: J.T. Hensley, Sherman; Isaac Van Meter, Moorefield; Hunter Eplin, Huntington St. Joe.

C: Jacob Hoyt, St. Marys.

IF: Thomas Blaydes, Charleston Catholic; Ty Sturm, Parkersburg Catholic; Zach Knight, Ritchie County; Avery Lee, Wheeling Central.

OF: Sam Romano, Notre Dame; Tyler West, Tyler Consolidated; Sam Wykle, Summers County.

UTIL: Lenny Washington, Huntington St. Joe (Captain); Marshall Pile, Charleston Catholic; Cullen Cutright, Williamstown; Blake Watts, Moorefield.

SECOND TEAM

P: Trey Slider, Paden City; Jack Hadley, St. Marys; Adam Murray, Wheeling Central.

C: Eric Williams, Tolsia.

IF: Jordan Dempsey, Fayetteville; Nate Hanshew, Midland Trail; Trin Scott, Cameron; Noah Beter, Huntington St. Joe.

OF: Parker Ross, Charleston Catholic; Tank Smith, Buffalo (captain); David Hendrick, Wahama.

UTIL: Patrick Copen, Parkersburg Catholic; Hayden Baldwin, Moorefield; Tim Thorn, Pendleton County; Elias Gordon, Notre Dame.

SPECIAL HONORABLE MENTION

Antonio Serevicz (Wahama), Leewood Molessa (Williamstown), Ciah Kennedy (Ravenswood), Matt Saxon (Paden City), Trent Lynch (Williamstown), Tatem McCloy (Ritchie County), Hunter Hickman (Wirt County), Trenton Frame (Gilmer County), Pat Mirandy (Magnolia), Tanner Lett (Doddridge County), Garrett Collins (Notre Dame), Ethan Hager (Notre Dame), Brent Robinson (Notre Dame), Will Strickland (Charleston Catholic), Sonny Peluchette (Wheeling Central), Angelo Gentile (Wheeling Central), Ryan Cross (Magnolia), Silas McKeever (Magnolia), Gage Huffman (Tyler Consolidated), Jake Rice (Tyler Consolidated), Jessop Broughton (Cameron), Garrett Scott (Cameron), Andrew Patterson (Greater Beckley), Seth Wolfe (Greater Beckley), Garrett Matherly (Greater Beckley), Cy Persinger (Midland Trail), Colin Dempsey (Midland Trail), Max Holland (Fayetteville), Hunter Rinehart (Fayetteville), Chad Ramsey (Greenbrier West), Caleb Harvey (Summers County), Lane Ours (Moorefield), Brent Moran (Moorefield), Derek Hoyt (Moorefield), Matthews Jenkins (Moorefield), Kole Puffenberger (Pendleton County), Grant Evick (Pendleton County), Logan Whetzel (East Hardy), Andrew Tharp (East Hardy), Garrett Collins (Notre Dame), Justin Frazier (Notre Dame), Austin Bailey (Tolsia), Cory Sweeney (Huntington St. Joe).

HONORABLE MENTION

Tanner Smith (Wahama), Avery Taylor (Ritchie County), Jake Rice (Tyler Consolidated), Eric Illar (St. Marys), Hayden Swain (Ravenswood), Clayton Thomas (Paden City), Silas McKeever (Magnolia), Gage Huffman (Tyler Consolidated), Landon McFadden (South Harrison), Noah Dyer (South Harrison); Preston Tucker (Buffalo), JW Armstrong (Charleston Catholic), Connor Blakley (Charleston Catholic), JC Custer (Wheeling Central), Kyle Newmeyer (Wheeling Central), Jordan Stackpole (Paden City), Jake Gamble (Magnolia), Caden Cisar (Magnolia), Dylan Seckman (Tyler Consolidated), Aidan Lucey (Cameron), Noah Neely (Cameron), Chase McClung (Greenbrier West), Reece Standard (Greater Beckley), Travis Scarborough (Midland Trail), Alex Miller (East Hardy), Noah Miller (East Hardy), Seth Smith (East Hardy), Zach Colebank (Tucker County), Easton Snyder (Tucker County), Nicholas Hiett (Paw Paw), Megan Brown (Paw Paw), Dylan Moreland (Paw Paw), Carson Stuart (Tolsia), Ethan Varney (Tug Valley).

Wahama senior David Hendrick (20) releases a pitch during a March 22 baseball contest against Point Pleasant in Point Pleasant, W.Va.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2019/06/web1_6.7-WAH-Hendrick-1.jpgWahama senior David Hendrick (20) releases a pitch during a March 22 baseball contest against Point Pleasant in Point Pleasant, W.Va. Bryan Walters|OVP Sports

Wahama senior Antonio Serevicz releases a pitch during a May 9 baseball contest against Williamstown in Mason, W.Va.
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2019/06/web1_WAH-Serevicz.jpgWahama senior Antonio Serevicz releases a pitch during a May 9 baseball contest against Williamstown in Mason, W.Va. Bryan Walters|OVP Sports

Wahama senior Tanner Smith releases a pitch during a May 8 baseball contest against Ravenswood in Mason, W.Va. (Bryan Walters|OVP Sports)
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2019/06/web1_WAH-Smith.jpgWahama senior Tanner Smith releases a pitch during a May 8 baseball contest against Ravenswood in Mason, W.Va. (Bryan Walters|OVP Sports)Bryan Walters|OVP Sports
White Falcons land three selections on all-state squads

By Bryan Walters

bwalters@aimmediamidwest.com

Bryan Walters can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2101.

Bryan Walters can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2101.