Bill Cullen, Baseball
Thomas Dale High School
Senior at Virginia Commonwealth
Cullen has been one of the lead catalysts and producers for VCU during his four years with the program. A standout on the high school fields, the senior continues to solidify his prospects of being drafted in the MLB draft in June. The former Knight is the Rams top production man this season hitting .310 with ten doubles, six triples two home runs and 40 RBI. That line is good for a .544 slugging percentage. Though not a big player, (5’9 175) Cullen has shown gap power and speed, also stealing seven bases. VCU is 26-9 in 2014 and 7-4 in the Atlantic 10.
Nolan Overby, Baseball
Matoaca High School
Junior at Shenandoah University
Overby has been one of the best hitters in a loaded Shenandoah line-up that clinched the regular season ODAC crown last Thursday. The catcher/designated hitter ranks third on the team with a .384 batting average and ranks second on the squad with four home runs and 35 RBI. As of press time, the Hornets are nationally ranked in two D3 baseball polls – No. 12 in the NCBWA/D3baseball.com poll and No.18 in the ABCA poll. Shenandoah has maintained that national ranking most of 2014. At Matoaca, Overby was All-Central District and Region All-Academic team. As a senior, he earned First Team All-Central District and All-Region honorable mention accolades.
Austin Gammon, Baseball
L.C. Bird High School
Freshman at Virginia Wesleyan
Gammon, along with Bryce Harman formed a formidable one-two punch for the Skyhawks last season on the diamond. This year, he’s packing a punch as a freshman at Virginia Wesleyan. Gammon plays first base and shares starting catching duties with fellow freshman C.J. Lindsay. The Bird alum is batting .292 with four doubles and 15 RBI for the Marlins. During his time as a Skyhawk, Gammon earned all-district accolades as a junior and senior.
*numbers and rakings/records as of press time