Prep Baseball Report

WA Power 25 Team Previews - #4 Richland

Philip Roe & Dan Jurik

As we get into the start of the 2024 HS baseball season. We will be previewing our preseason Power 25 teams for Washington. 

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We continue our look at the top teams across the state with #4 Richland



High School - Richland

Head Coach - Grant Richardson

Classification - 4A

2023 Record - 20-6

Last Year’s End - State quarterfinals 

Key Players Lost - C Cooper Jones, 2B Charlie Johns, OF Drew Johnson, SS Jace Vopalensky, OF/LHP Troy Molnaa 

Top Returners - ‘24 RHP Alec Ammerman (Grand Canyon University), ‘24 LHP Dallas Bennett (UNCOMMITTED), ‘24 3B Chris Daniels (New Mexico State), ‘24 2B John Corbin (Saint Martin’s), ‘25 Carter Upmeyer (UNCOMMITTED)

Key additions - ‘26 Michael Revell, ‘26 Hayden Galloway

What To Watch For - After a tough 9-inning loss in last year’s state quarterfinals to a surging Sumner team, the Richland Bombers are ready to move into the 2024 season. Coming in at #4 on our preseason power 25, the Bombers return two starters on the bump plus key infielders ‘24 3B Chris Daniels (New Mexico State)  and ‘24 John Corbin (Saint Martin’s). 

On the mound, starters ‘24 RHP Alec Ammerman (Grand Canyon) and ‘24 LHP Dallas Bennett bring 2 diverse skill sets, big game experience and poise to the top of a rotation. They are a tough 1-2 to match-up with. 

The biggest questions coming into the season for the Bombers were who would fill the roles of catcher and shortstop left by departing seniors. So far, ‘25 SS Carter Upmeyer is really performing nicely at shortstop with 2 big offensive games and ‘26 C Hayden Galloway has been splitting time behind the plate with Corbin early on. 

Offensively we’d expect the powerful bats of Daniels and Corbin to pace the offensive as they both possess the ability to hit for average and power. Another player to keep an eye on will be rising sophomore ‘26 Michael Revell who can handle OF, C, 1B and also touch 86 on the bump. He has one of the higher ceilings in the 2026 class. 

It’s early, but based on opening weekend success and the pieces in place, Richland looks poised for another playoff push in 4A.