Edmond Area Baseball Players to Watch – Presented by Oklahoma Air National Guard

Edmond Area Baseball

 

The Santa Fe Wolves feature several top players this season under head coach Ryan Phillips. The Wolves have jumped out to a 10-4 record after sweeping the Coach Bob National Invitational where they beat teams from Bentonville AR, Quartz Hill CA, IMG Academy FL, and Jenks. Three guys leading the way are Blake Robertson, Dominic Johnson and Cayden Brumbaugh.

 

Blake Robertson

Senior – INF/P

He is committed to OSU. He is a very good player and still have a lot of growth ahead of him. He missed his junior season due to an injury. He will be our 1 on the mound and a guy we can play anywhere in the infield.

 

Dominic Johnson

Junior – CF/INF

He is committed to OSU. His junior season was started late to an ankle injury that sidelined him for half the season. He has good power and great speed. He will also fill in on the infield on certain days.

Cayden Brumbaugh

Sophomore – INF/P

Cayden is a good young player. His baseball IQ is high and he shows lots of promise on things to come. He started last year at Short and Third as a Freshman and hit lead off. He finished the season hitting .367.

 

Oklahoma Christian School is ranked No. 9 in Class 3A under head coach Jacob Stephenson. The team has marked some big wins over Carl Albert, Casady and Mount St. Mary. Players to watch for OCS include Tanner Holliman, Calyn Halvorson, Jack Roubik and Jacob Bookout.

 

Tanner Holliman 

Senior – SS/RHP

“Good, disciplined, full field hitter. Good arm, great athleticism,” said coach Stephenson. Last season Holliman averaged .475 at the plate with, eight HRs, 37 RBIs and 42 runs scored.

Calyn Halvorson 

Senior – INF/RHP

Coach Stephenson said of Halvorson, “Good pop, good hands from the right side. Ability to play any position on the field at a high level.” A year ago Halvorson averaged .394, hit three HRs, 28 RBIs and 45 runs.

 

Jack Roubik

Junior – C

“Full time catcher, with the ability to hit to all fields. Good arm, great knowledge of the game,” said Stephenson. As a sophomore Roubik hit .398 with a .991 fielding percentage and an OBP of .500.

 

Jacob Bookout 

Junior – 3B/RHP

“Caught fire last year during playoffs. Big frame, great pop from the left side,” said Stephenson. Big things are expected from Bookout this season. Last year he accounted for four HRs, 41 RBIs and hit .381 at the plate.

 

Oklahoma Christian Academy is 9-11 in Class A after the first 20 games. OCA has played several teams in larger classes including El Reno, Morrison, Western Heights, Luther and Wellston. Head coach Jason Corley has his team playing well through a tough schedule. S’Mauri Abram and Kohl Kirby are two players to watch this season for OCA.

S’Mauri Abram

Junior – OF

“S’Mauri is an explosive player with lots of potential. He is an incredible athlete and has been looked at by several colleges at the D2 and D1 level. He will be our offensive leader this year as we work to return the state tournament. S’Mauri will also contribute from the mound this year,” said coach Corley. Last season he hit .320 with two HRs, 18 RBIs, 29 runs and stole 25 bases.

Kohl Kirby

Junior – P/1B/2B

“Kohl will be our defensive leader on the mound. He has a huge upside and was overshadowed on the mound by his brother, Kaden Kirby, who is now at Harding University and Ty Dudley, who is now at Oklahoma Christian University. Kohl is low to mid 80’s on FB and has incredible movement on his off-speed pitches. Kohl has several looks from D2 schools. I anticipate this being his breakout year on the mound,” said coach Corley. As a sophomore Kirby hit .389 with 16 RBIs, 18 runs and 11 stolen bases. His pitching record was 4-2 while giving up only 37 hits, 17 runs, and 47 K’s with a 2.25 ERA and 1.152 WHIP.

 

Edmond North is 10-3 to start the season under head coach Gary Bandy. North has winning streaks of four and six games this season and went 4-1 in Arizona at the Best of the West tournament. North has several players to watch this season including seniors Janson Reeder, Jackie Robinson, Caleb Isaacs and junior Colby Entwistle.

 

Janson Reeder

Senior – INF

Reeder bats left and throws right making him a tough out at the plate for pitchers. The infielder has great range and can change the makeup of a game with one swing of the bat.

 

Jackie Robinson

Senior – OF/LHP

Besides having the best name in high school baseball, Robinson has proven to be a versatile player with the ability make it look easy.

 

Caleb Isaacs

Senior – LHP

The lefty threw a no-hitter earlier in the season against PC North and has the talent to post solid numbers when his stuff is on.

 

Colby Entwistle

Junior – C

A salty catcher behind the plate, Entwistle joins Reeder on the VYPE Top 50 baseball list for 2019.