High school baseball: Players to watch in the Oklahoma City area
With baseball season in full force around the state, here are nine players to watch this spring around the Oklahoma City area:
Jace Bohfrofen, Jr., Westmoore: A breakout sophomore season made him The Oklahoman’s Big All-City Player of the Year and the state’s most feared hitter. He’s back on a team ranked No. 23 nationally by USA Today with senior stars Kale Davis and Chance Westervelt among others.
Ian Daugherty, So., Kingfisher: A natural catcher who is committed to Oklahoma State, Daugherty did a bit of everything as a freshman for the Yellowjackets, including pitch to a 1.22 ERA and play third base.
Jase Farmer, Sr., Jones: A 6-foot-4 right-handed pitcher who helped the Longhorns win the Class 3A state championship last spring, the Seminole State signee was 6-1 with 53 strikeouts and a 1.14 ERA.
Logan Glass, Sr., Mustang: Few could match Glass offensively last spring, as he batted .522 with 11 homers, 15 doubles and 49 RBIs. An outfielder, he also has speed with 14 stolen bases. Glass signed with Kansas in November.
Cade Horton, Jr., Norman: An intriguing prospect for multiple reasons, Horton is a dynamic shortstop with a strong arm. That’s why he spurned Ole Miss to commit to OU for both baseball and football, following the Kyler Murray path.
Carter LaValley, Sr., Carl Albert: The Seminole State signee did it all last year for the Titans, playing second, third and shortstop along with the outfield. He also batted .462, stole 35 bases and scored 66 runs.
Jacob Loflin, Sr., Mount St. Mary: A left-handed pitcher committed to Oklahoma, Loflin was dazzling last spring with a 1.70 ERA and 69 strikeouts in 45 ⅓ innings pitched. He could also hit and play outfield at the next level.
Bryce Madron, Jr., Blanchard: The Lions are stacked with talent looking to make up for last season’s title game loss, but Madron could be the key in center field. Last season, he swatted nine homers, 11 doubles and drove in 60 runs. He also stole 29 bases.
Braylen Wimmer, Sr., Yukon: A broken elbow cost Wimmer his junior season, but the shortstop is now healthy. The son of former Tigers scout Chris Wimmer, he has signed with SEC power South Carolina.