Scout Day 2008: Westside Rams

By: Nick Nickles-February 5, 2008

Head Coach Barry New and his Westside Rams traveled over to Belton-Honea Path to participate in our DP Scout Day and also scrimmage the BHP Bears on a wet, but warm February 5th. Coach New’s Rams are always in the mix to make the playoffs in Region 1-4A and this year’s club doesn’t appear to be any different. 

The Rams will ride the back of Virginia Tech signee Andrew Rash as they look to surprise some teams returning three seniors that missed the entire 2007 season.  Left-hander Cody O’Brien and third baseman Trey Ivester return from injuries and Rash in now eligible after transferring from Hanna and an All-Region performance as a sophomore in 2006. We will break down the Westside Rams 2008 squad for you by the numbers.

60 Times

 Name  Class  60
 Wilson Bishop  Sr  7.98
 Dylan Campbell  Jr  7.15
 Marshall Daniel  Jr  7.36
 Chez Goswell  Sr  8.26
 Justin Goyack  Jr  7.23
 Rock Harling  Sr  6.93
 Trey Ivester  Sr  7.40
 Jake Long  Jr  7.34
 Gabe Moon  Sr  7.17
 Cody O’Brien  Sr  7.90
 Ross Pruitt  Jr  7.18
 Andrew Rash  Sr  6.89
 Jordan Sanders  N/A  7.34
 Jake Saxon  N/A  N/A
 Wesley Scarborough  Jr  7.74
 Dylan Smith  N/A  7.85
 Brad Sutherland  N/A  N/A
 Dustin Salter  N/A  8.51
 Haden Spires  Fr  7.26

 Best OF Arms

 Rank  Name  Class
 T1 Andrew Rash  Sr
 T1 Jake Long  Jr
 3 Marshall Daniel  Jr
 4 Wesley Scarborough  Jr

Best Infield Arms

 Rank  Name  Class
 1  Wilson Bishop  Sr
 2  Dustin Salter  N/A
 3  Andrew Rash  Sr
 4  Trey Ivester  Sr
 5  Jake Saxon  N/A

Best Infield Actions

 Rank  Name  Class
 1  Andrew Rash  Sr
 2  Jake Saxon  N/A
 3  Wilson Bishop  Sr
 4  Trey Ivester  Sr
 5  Dustin Salter  N/A


 Name  Class  Fastball  Curveball  Change
 Cody O’Brien  Sr  77-79 Spotted on both sides  62-63 complimented fastball nicely, will get hitters out  62-64
 Andrew Rash  Sr  79-81 Max effort ex- catcher  67-70 slightly above average high school breaker  69
 Wilson Bishop  Sr  82-84  70-72  None
 Jake Long  Jr  80-81 Max effort  69-71  None

Top Prospects

 Rank  Name  Class  Notes
 1  Andrew Rash  Sr Rash can run, he plays the game hard and hes trying to take on a leadership role in his senior year. He will be counted on heavily by this club if the Rams are gonna be successful.
 2  Wison Bishop  Sr  Good arm and will get better. He gets hit a little but still projects well.
 3  Rock Harling  Sr  A good athlete. Plus Outfielder. Needs more AB’s, he has some tools to hit a little.
 4  Cody O’Brien  Sr  Can spot his fastball in and out, and can throw his breaking pitch for a strike at all times. Will cause some teams problems in 08.
 5  Jake Long  Jr  A max-effort bulldog type closer.
 6  Trey Ivester  Sr  Ivester is feeling the effects of coming off total reconstructive knee surgery. He was highly rated in the state rankings as a sophomore.
 7  Chez Gosnell  Sr  A solid catcher and tough out at the plate.
 8  Haden Spires  Fr  A young player waiting his turn.