Berkeley Springs Indians Baseball Spring preview: Quintin Thompson takes over as new head coach

by Jamie Harris

The 2024 Berkeley Springs High School baseball team will have a new look this sea- son as former Indians’ player Quintin Thompson takes over for Scotty Hessler as the new head coach. Thompson, a 2016 Berkeley Springs graduate and a 2020 West Virginia University graduate, has spent the last three years as an assistant coach at Class A A A University High School in Morgantown,.

Berkeley Springs graduated six seniors from last year’ s 3-17 team and there will be plenty of competition to fill those holes. Returning for Berkeley Springs are Kyle Rankin, Devon Faith, Isaiah Hutchinson, Eric Penner and Landon Peck.

Newcomers to the team who will help at the plate and in the field are Landen Schetrompf, Kyle Moore and Scott Payne.

“Taking over a program that went 3-17 last year seems like there would be a lot of negatives, but that is the exact opposite of what the Tribe baseball team is feeling now. There is a buzz around this year’s group, and we have set out big goals for this season. We have a full 32 game schedule and plan to get a lot of guys playing time before we settle into the roster, we plan to roll with in post season. It is a long season, and we aren’t going to overwork anyone early,” stated Coach Thompson.

Berkeley Springs will kick off their 2024 season at home on Wednesday, March 13 with a home contest against Eastern Panhandle Prep at 5 p.m. On Friday, March 15 the Indians will host John Marshall at 5 p.m. On Saturday, March 16 the Indians will travel to Martinsburg for a 12 p.m. game.