Link to All-State Baseball 2014

Morgan Gomez
Pitcher, Jordan, Senior
10-2 W-L, 1.81 ERA, 72 strikeouts, 1.000 fielding pct.
Coach’s take • “Morgan has been a four-year starter here at Jordan High School, so his experience level is a high one. He is a very competitive athlete. He always wants the baseball in the clutch situation. He has been the pitcher that we have always relied on for the big game. Although he will be taking his talents to [College of Southern Idaho] next year, he will always be a Beetdigger.” - Chad Fife, Jordan coach
Parker DePasquale
Pitcher, Bountiful, Junior
.412 avg., 6 doubles, 1 home run, 18 RBIs; 8-2 W-L, 1.23 ERA, , 52 K’s in 68 IP; 3 wins, 2 saves in state tournament
Coach’s take • “Parker was kind of the sparkplug for us. He was definitely the missing link for us to make the run we did. He was the ace of our staff, and just a die-hard who could go on no days’ rest. He really was the wild card that got us through to the state championship.” - Clark Stringfellow, Bountiful coach
Masen Jones
Catcher, Bountiful, Senior
.341 avg., 10 doubles, 26 RBIs, 16 walks, .449 OBP; .995 fielding percentage in 199 chances; threw out 14-16 SB attempts
Coach’s take • “Masen was the rock of our team. He was always in command out on the field. I trusted him to call every pitch the whole year — I left that up to him and he did a wonderful job. He was our four-hitter — clean-up guy — and he led the team in RBIs. He was just our rock on the playing field.” - Clark Stringfellow, Bountiful coach
Ridge Nielson
Infielder, Emery, Junior .517 avg., 52 runs, .986 fielding percentage
Coach’s take • “Ridge is our most valuable player. He can do everything, he has been our starting shortstop and leadoff since he was a freshman. This year he has turned into a very good pitcher as well. He is our team captain. Ridge spends a ton of extra time in the cage and also fielding ground balls. Along with that, he is a straight-A student.” - Steven Gordon, Emery coach
Hayes Hall
Infielder, Spanish Fork, Senior
.402 avg., 13 doubles, 27 RBIs
Coach’s take • “Hayes was our best all-around player. He was a solid infielder all year, a clutch hitter all year. The best way I can describe Hayes is just ‘solid.’ He’s not flashy, not fancy — just solid. He plays the game the right way. He leaves a big vacancy in the lineup and at shortstop. He was a very valuable player for us.” - Jim “Shoe” Nelson, ex-Spanish Fork coach
Wyatt Barrus
Infielder, Grantsville, Junior
.512 avg., 12 doubles, 6 triples, 8 HRs; 9-2 W-L, won 3 games in state tournament
Coach’s take • “He was in the zone all year from start to finish. He hits in the heart of our order and drove in over 50 runs for us. And that’s a credit to the guys who got on base ahead of him, but he came through just about every time we needed him. He’s just a competitor. He’s obviously got baseball skills, but his fire and drive are what sets him apart.” - Loren Anderson, Grantsville coach
Easton Walker
Infielder/Pitcher, Pleasant Grove, Junior
.415 avg., .549 OBP, nine doubles, 40 runs; 9-0 W-L, 0.97 ERA
Coach’s take • “Easton is a team leader in the field, at the plate, and on the mound. Every time he pitches, our team knew they had a great opportunity to win. He’s the best of the best at everything he does.” - Darrin Henry, Pleasant Grove coach
Quentin Marcelin
Outfielder, Layton, Senior
.438 avg., 2 HRs, 12 doubles, 24 RBIs
Coach’s take • “Quentin was a great team guy. He was very unselfish when we needed him to move from the outfield to first base once a week. He was a great leader for all of the team to follow. He will be missed by the Lancer community.” - Robert Ferneau, Layton coach
Ryan Curtis
Outfielder, Bountiful, Senior
.367 avg., 5 doubles, 2 triples, 4 home runs, 23 RBIs, 26 runs, 17 walks, .468 OBP, .600 Slug%, 1.000 fielding percentage on over 60 chances
Coach’s take • “In my opinion, he is the best player in the state of Utah, and also the most underrated. He’s a six-tool player. He reminds me of Pedroia for the Red Sox, but left-handed. He’s a great outfielder and tracks down balls other people wouldn’t get to.” - Clark Stringfellow, Bountiful coach
Trevor Perkins
Outfielder, Spanish Fork, Senior
.402 avg., 13 doubles, 27 RBIs
Coach’s take • “Trevor was our leading hitter from start to finish. He hit the ball hard consistently all year long, probably more so than any player on our team. He played a solid left field, and was just a solid player for us, especially offensively. He was a great run-producer — one of our leaders in RBIs. He just always came through at the plate.” - Jim “Shoe” Nelson, ex-Spanish Fork coach