McGehee Leads All-League List in Baseball

Dylan McGehee stands after sliding safely into second base in the district title game against Maplewood. (Photo by Steve Bowman)

He’ll play in all-star game at Busch Stadium on June 23

By Steve Bowman
Editor, The Brentwood Spirit

Dylan McGehee recently was named the baseball player of the year in the South Central Athletic Association Conference. He’s one of six from the Brentwood High School team to receive all-league honors.

The awards are decided annually by a vote of the coaches from the six schools in the South Central. Other Eagles chosen were infielder Blake Kelley and outfielder Marc Powells for the first team and outfielder Roland Floyd, pitcher Seamus Saunders and catcher Skylar Sappington for the second team. All are recently graduated seniors except for Saunders, who was a sophomore, and Sappington, a freshman.

It’s been an exciting spring for McGehee. He was also selected to the Delta Dental High School All-Star Baseball Game. Two teams of the top 32 graduating public high school seniors in the St. Louis area will play at Busch Stadium on Monday, June 23. The starting time has not yet been determined. The coaches will be former Cardinals Scott Cooper and Kerry Robinson. Originally scheduled for June 8, the game was postponed due to a wet field. Admission is free.

Brentwood finished the 2014 season with an 11-9 record after taking fourth place in the conference and losing to Maplewood in the district championship. Valley Park won the league with an 8-1 record, followed by Hancock (6-4), MRH (5-5), Brentwood (4-5), Crossroads (4-6) and Bayless (1-7).

Following are each player’s stats for the 2014 season.

Dylan McGehee, senior, pitcher, first baseman
McGehee is outstanding at both hitting and pitching. On offense he led the team in hits (29), doubles (five), RBIs (20), batting average (.547) and slugging percentage (.679). He struck out only twice in 53 at-bats. He was also BHS’s No. 1 pitcher. He went 4-4, had a 3.63 earned-run average and struck out 40 batters in 48 innings. In conference games, he led the league in batting average, pitching wins (four) and complete games (four). He was No. 2 in RBIs and in strikeouts pitched.

Dylan McGehee led the conference in both innings and complete games pitched. (Photo by Steve Bowman)

Blake Kelley, senior, third baseman
Kelley led the Eagles in at-bats (56) and he tied for first in stolen bases (eight). He was No. 2 on the team in runs scored (20), hits (27), walks (eight) and batting average (.482).

Blake Kelley, who once missed an entire season with a leg injury, was No. 2 on his team in runs scored, hits, batting average and walks. (Photo by Steve Bowman)

Marc Powells, senior, outfielder, first baseman
Powells hit the only home run of the season and he was tied for the lead in stolen bases (eight). Batting .326, he was No. 2 on the team in doubles (four) and No. 4 in hits (16).

Marc Powells co-led his team in stolen bases and hit the only home run of the season. (Photo by Steve Bowman)

Roland Floyd, senior, outfielder
Floyd was No. 2 in RBIs (17) and No. 4 in runs scored (13) and in stolen bases (seven). He batted .286 and had a slugging percentage of .347.

Roland Floyd had the second-most RBIs on the team in 2014. (Photo by Steve Bowman)

Seamus Saunders, sophomore, pitcher
Saunders went 3-0, earned one save and had a 3.08 ERA. In 22.7 innings he surrendered 10 earned runs, struck out 32 and walked nine.

Seamus Saunders went 3-0 and struck out 32 batters in 22.7 innings. (Photo by Steve Bowman)

Skylar Sappington, freshman, catcher
Sappington led the team in at-bats (56) and in walks (14) and was tied for first in stolen bases (eight). He was No. 2 in runs scored (20), hits (27), batting average (.482) and slugging percentage (.574). In conference games, he led the league in runs and had the fifth highest batting average. He pitched only seven innings but struck out 13 and posted an ERA of 2.00.

Skylar Sappington led the Eagles in runs scored and was second only to Dylan McGehee in batting average and slugging percentage, (Photo by Steve Bowman)

One thought on “McGehee Leads All-League List in Baseball

  1. Congratulations to all of you and especially Dylan my neighbor.

    I can’t wait to read the stats after the June 23rd game.

    Good luck!


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