BHS athletic director picks World Series
Published 8:34 pm Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Bainbridge High School athletic director and former Bainbridge High School Bearcats head baseball coach Stan Killough picked the American League champion Kansas City Royals to win the World Series that got underway Tuesday over the San Francisco Giants in six games.
“The teams are pretty well matched, but I give the Royals a slight edge because of their stating pitching,” Killough said. “Their ace right-hander Madison Bumgarner is one of the best in the game.”
Former Atlanta Braves ace right-hander Tim Hudson is also a member of the Giants rotation. Catcher Buster Posey played shortstop and second base for the Lee County High School Trojans and is one of the best catchers in the game.
“I give the edge to him over Royals starting catcher Royals catcher Salvador Perez,” Killough said.
Posey was converted from a middle infielder to a catcher at Florida State University. At first base, the Giants have Brandon Belt and the Royals have Eric Hosmer.
“I give the edge there to Hosmer because he is the better hitter,” Killough said.
In left field the Royals have Alex Gordon and the Giants have Travis Ishikawa. Killough said he favored Gordon because of his strong throwing arm. He is the son of for major league pitcher Flash Gordon.
In center field the Giants have former Atlanta Braves outfielder Gregor Blanco and the Royals have Lorenzo Cain.
I think Cain is a much better defensive outfielder and hitter than Blanco,” Killough said.
Giants right-hander Hunter Pence is strong defensively and is one of the best clutch hitters in the game. Killough gave Giants manager Bruce Boche the edge over Royals manager and former Atlanta Braves third base coach Ned West.
“I am going with my heart and picking the Royals in six games,” Killough said.