Seniors Honored

Ryan Pansch was unbeaten during his senior year at Washington High with a 7-0 pitching record and had an 0.36 earned run average. Fraser Brown was in his first season with Jefferson High and the second baseman batted .455 and was the team leader in hits, doubles, triples, and home runs.

Ryan Pansch went 7-0 with an 0.36 ERA on the mound as Washington won its first Sectional title. Pansch had a 3-0 record against arch rival Jefferson and also pitched a completegame victory against Musselman in the Region 2 semifinals.

Both county high school players have been selected to the West Virginia Sports Writers Association Class AAA all-state first team.

Pansch owned three wins over Jefferson High. He also had a win over Musselman in the Region II semifinals.

Brown was a transfer from Middletown High (Md.) for his senior year, and helped Jefferson to a 24-9 overall record this season.

There were 16 players selected to the first team.

Other than Pansch, the pitchers were Adam Jeffrey (Cabell Midland) and Brady Weaver (Bridgeport). The two catchers were Nick Breen (Brooke) and Adam Secret (Robert Byrd).

The four infielders selected included Dylan Ramsey (St. Albans), Elijah Wellman (Spring Valley), Trevor Matlick (Fairmont Senior) and Brown.

Rease Ripley (South Charleston), Brent Osborne (North Marion) and Jamin Jones (Ripley) were the three outfielders. Four utility players were placed on the team and they were Evan Woolum (Musselman), Matt Robbins (Fairmont Sr.), Corey Quick (Princeton), and Korey Dunbar (Nitro).

None of Jefferson’s or Washington’s players were placed on the 16-player second team.

Jefferson pitcher Blake Johnson and outfielder Corey Mangold were selected to the “special honorable mention” list and the Cougars’ Anthony DiAmario and Dennis Jackson drew “honorable mention” notice. Washington’s Kendell Smith and Austin Larcomb were on the “honorable mention” list.










Fraser Brown, being retired at first base in the above photo, led Jefferson in many offensive categories in his only season with the Cougars. Brown batted .455 and had four home runs as the Cougars finished with a 24-9 record.

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