Brad Wilkerson; Photo from Wikimedia Commons
In the last of the high school record book posts, we’ll wrap up the career record holders in various categories. Remember the KHSAA official (an seemingly incomplete) record book is available online.
- Runs: J. B. Schmidt — Harrison Co. — 311
- Triples: Brad Wilkerson — Apollo — 21
- Walks: J. B. Schmidt — Harrison Co. — 166
- Wins: Paul Morse — Danville — 55
- ERA: David Slovak — Eastern — 0.85
- Strikeouts: Paul Morse — Danville — 651
We officially have our World Series matchup: Yankees vs. Phillies. While we wait for the fall classic to kick off Wednesday here are some links to get you through a Monday morning:
- Phil Sheridan of the Philadelphia Inquirer writes that UK alum Joe Blanton and the Phillies’ retooled rotation are driving Philadelphia this postseason.
- WKU Sports breaks down the 2010 WKU baseball schedule.
- EKU alum Neil Sellers is now batting .313 with one home run and nine RBI in 13 games in the Liga Mexicana del Pacifico.
- Sellers’ Winter League teammate and fellow Phillies’ prospect UofL alum B. J. Rosenberg has surrendered five runs in five innings with two saves. He has four strikeouts and one walk.
- In Baseball America’s “Scout’s Diary” an anonymous pro scout provides an excellent breakdown of the general Arizona Fall League talent. This AFL season you can see 2009 Bats Chris Heisey, Yonder Alonso, Logan Ondrusek and Sean Watson plus 2009 Legend Daniel Meszaros and Lafayette alum Chaz Roe.
Brad Wilkerson; Photo from Wikimedia Commons
After another category full of Harrison County records, I’ve officially abandoned the category-by-category breakdown of the KHSAA record book. Instead, I’m going to wrap the whole thing up in two posts that detail the record holder in each category. Today we’ll do the single-season records, tomorrow look for the career records.
Single Season Records
- Runs Scored — Shon Walker — Harrison Co. 92 — 82
- Walks — Brad Wilkerson — Apollo 94 — 51
- Wins — Mike Blakeman — Green Co. 68 — 16
- ERA — David Slovak — Eastern 03 — 0.33
- Strikeouts — Mike Blakeman — Green Co. 68 — 192
A six-run seventh inning wasn’t enough for the Yankees to clinch their World Series berth, so the ALCS is going back to New York. Joe Blanton and the Phillies can’t start preparing for the Yankees just yet, as the Angels have served notice they’re not just going to role over. While we wait for the World Series to start here are some more Bluegrass storylines for a Friday morning:
- Lafayette alum Chaz Roe pitched two scoreless innings in his Arizona Fall League debut.
- 2009 Bats Chris Heisey and Yonder Alonso were 0-8 combined for Peoria in the AFL.
- Bob Ford of the Philadelphia Inquirer writes the Phillies will need better pitching from starters like Joe Blanton to win the World Series.
- Baseball America lists UK pitcher James Paxton as the one that got away in its Toronto Blue Jays’ drat report card. (subscription required)
- BA also profiles the 2010 Rays draft class, many of whom will end up in Bowling Green next season.
- Steve Gilbert of MLB.com recaps the Brandon Webb/Arizona negotiations in his latest mailbag.
- Never thought I’d link the Helena Independent Record on here, but Angela Brandt of the newspaper reports about a lawsuit alleging Louisville Slugger is liable for damages due to the death of a Montana high school baseball player who died after being hit with a line drive.
Josh Anderson; Photo from Wikimedia Commons
We’re chugging along in the high school record book series, today we’ll look at hits. Remember, the entire KHSAA baseball record book is located online, but some of the information may be incomplete. If you know of an error, email them (and me while your at it).
Career Hits Leaders
- J. B. Schmidt — Harrison Co. — 1994-00 — 275
- B. J. Foley — Corbin — 1995–?? — 236
- Scott Fryman — Harrison Co. — 1990-94 — 228
- Brent Hampton — Harrison Co. — 1990-95 — 227
- Will Renaker — Harrison Co. — 1994-98 — 226
Single-Season Hits Leaders
- Brooks Ewing — Taylor Co. — 2001 — 83
- Brandon Gupton — Taylor Co. — 2001 — 81
- Josh Anderson — Pulaski Co. — 2000 — 71
- Noochie Varner — Harrison Co. — 1997 — 71
- Brad Allison — Harrison Co. — 1992 — 71
NOTE: The KHSAA record book includes a note at the top about needing submissions to ensure its accuracy, but the further I get into this series the more I doubt the current manifestation’s usefullness. This is how the records officially read, but I find it hard to believe Harrison County holds most of the top 10 best offensive seasons in every category. Look for a new format of this series tomorrow.
We’ve looked at stolen bases, home runs and batting average in the High School record book series, now we’ll move on to runs batted in. As always, you can see the entire KHSAA baseball record book here.
Career RBI Leaders
- Will Renaker — Harrison Co. — 1994-98 — 253/Paul Morse — Danville — 1988-92 — 253
- Rich Witten — Danville — 2003-07 — 235
- B. J. Foley — Corbin — 220
- Noochie Vamer — Harrison Co. — 207
Single-Season RBI Leaders
- Brandon Gupton — Taylor Co. — 2001 — 82
- Will Renaker — Harrison Co. — 1997 — 81/Brad Allison — Harrison Co. — 1992 — 81
- Shon Walker — Harrison Co. — 1992 — 76
- Noochie Varner — Harrison Co. — 1997 — 70
NOTE: Nine of 17 career RBI leaders and Nine of 16 single-season leaders on the KHSAA record book are from Harrison County. Either Harrison County’s 1990s offensive juggernaut was truly historic, or the information compiled by KHSAA is incomplete.
Mike Fields of the Lexington Herald-Leader is reporting Lexington Christian Academy outfielder Lucas Witt has committed to play baseball at the University of Kentucky. Witt, a senior who also is LCA’s starting quarterback, was a first team all-city selection each of the past two years. As a junior he batted .377 with 31 runs a 20 RBI. For the complete breakdown, check out Fields’ blog post. (Read more)