USA TODAY High School Sports is proud to announce the American Family Insurance ALL-USA West Virginia Baseball Team. Players were selected based on their athletic achievements from the 2016-17 season.
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COACH OF THE YEAR
Robert Shields, Bridgeport
The veteran coach guided the Indians (31-7) to their fourth consecutive Class AA title, making Bridgeport the first team in any class to notch a four-peat. The Indians finished off Shields’ 31st season with a 14-3 victory over Weir in the five-inning championship game.
Player of the Year
Drew Hefner, C, Bridgeport, 5-10/165, Sr.
The state’s Gatorade Player of the Year won a state title every year of his high school career. An outstanding defender behind the plate, Hefner also led the Indians offense with a .434 average, four home runs and 45 RBI.
Michael Maiolo, P, Woodrow Wilson (Beckley), 6-1/180, Jr.
Austin Cross, P, Jefferson (Shenandoah Junction), 6-2/175, Sr.
Garrett Gress, P, Hurricane, 5-11/170, Sr.
Anthony Jarvis, INF, Ripley, 6-0/205, Sr.
Chase Swain, INF, Ravenswood, 6-2/195, Jr.
Nick Loftis, INF, St. Albans, 5-11/180, So.
Dakota McCloud, INF, Wayne, 6-4/255, Sr.
Kirk Jennings, OF, Cabell Midland (Ona), 6-4/215, Sr.
Spencer DeLawder, OF, Washington (Charles Town), 6-0/185, Jr.
Trenton Begley, OF/P, Liberty (Glen Daniel), 6-2/200, Jr.
Philip Hoffman, P, Wahama (Mason), 6-2/220, Sr.
Aaron Perry, P, Hurricane, 5-11/175, Sr.
Austin Crebs, P, Wheeling Central, 6-1/195, Sr.
Cameron Pine, C, Washington (Charles Town), 6-1/175, Jr.
Austin Bulman, INF, Jefferson (Shenandoah Junction), 6-1/175, Sr.
Brandon Combs, INF, Charleston Catholic, 6-0/225, Jr.
J.T. Harris, INF, Bridgeport, 5-6/140, Sr.
Grant Mohler, INF, Monroe (Lindside), 5-8/185, Jr.
Mason Adkins, OF, Williamstown, 5-9/175, Jr.
Adam Riggleman, OF, Elkins, 6-1/190, Sr.
Nathan Curtis, OF, Ravenswood, 5-11/185, Sr.