2015 Team Preview: The Amherst County Lancers



By Sammy Serrano
Director of Scouting-Prep Baseball Report VA/DC

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As we prepare for the upcoming 2015 high school season, we will be taking a preseason glimpse at programs from around the state.

Team: Amherst County
Nickname: Lancers
Class: 4A North
District/Conference: Seminole
Head Coach: Joey Crawford
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2014 Overall Record: 21-2
2014 Post-Season Finish: Lost in Regional Semifinal to Millbrook

Number of Returning Starters/Position Players: 4
Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers: 2

TOP RETURNERS (Commit)

Nathan Hill, 3B, 2015
Jason Thacker, RHP/Util., 2015
Nathan Trevillian, RHP, 2015 (Liberty University, Ranked #3 in VA and #52 Overall)
Travis Wood, 1B/OF, 2016
Ezra Baier, OF, 2017
Nathan Loyd, OF/DH, 2017
Hunter Neighbors, OF, 2017

Other Players of Interest for the Lancers: Christian Campbell, Blaine Cunningham, and Hunter Jennings.

OUTLOOK
The Lancers look to make a run at a State Championship in 2015 after losing to Millbrook in the Regional Semifinals last season.  They ended the 2014 season with a 21-2 record and return one of the most talented prep pitchers in the state, Nathan Trevillian, for his senior year.  They will look to fill in some holes in their lineup after losing four (4) All-State performers and another top bat.  Coach Crawford will be leaning on Jason Thacker to step in and take the #2 spot in the rotation and look for returners Nathan Hill, Travis Wood, Ezra Baier, Nathan Loyd, and Hunter Neighbors to provide offense for this young lineup.  As the maturation of the underclassman grows, so will the chances that the Lancers make a deep playoff run.

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