Ga. – The Orlando Scorpions Prime was able to take home an easy win
on Monday against Bandits Baseball. Foster Griffin led the team on
the mound for 3 1/3 innings of the five-inning contest.
his time on the mound, Griffin only allowed one single hit, walking
only two and striking out seven. The 6-foot-5, 190-pound left-hander
is ranked No. 46 on the Perfect Game High School Class of 2014
is an honor to be ranked 46 (because) before I was like 343. So it
was a big jump,” said Griffin about his national rank.
is from Orlando, Fla., and attends The First Academy High School,
where he plays both baseball and golf.
high school team is real good. We’ve got a couple players around
this team that are going there; Adam Haseley who’s going to
Virginia, (and) Ben DeLuzio who got drafted in the third round, but
ended up going to Florida State,” added Griffin. “We had a really
good team. We ended up losing the regional quarters but it was a fun
would think having a dad who is a professional golfer that Griffin
would pursue a career following in his father’s footsteps. However,
that is not the case. Griffin has already verbally committed to play
baseball at Mississippi after he graduates in 2014.
dad) knew that baseball was my passion so he supported me and let me
go after that,” explained Griffin. “I committed (to Mississippi)
back in November. I went up there a little bit before that and went
to the Vanderbilt football game and knew once I left the campus I was
going to go there.”
has the hopes of going pro just like any other ball player, and said
he’s been talking to a few pro scouts here and there. He said he’s
“waiting until the summers over to get talking with them a little
more,” not surprising since scouts conduct most of their home
visits during the offseason.
Griffin was doing work on the mound in Monday’s game, Carl Chester
was on fire at the plate. The 6-foot 170-pound leadoff hitter
crushed two doubles to right field, one in the second inning and
another in the fourth. He led his team in RBI in this game with two.
He was also recognized as a Perfect Game 2013 Underclass First Team
All-American, and is ranked 44th nationally and No. 7 in Florida.
just a real honor to be that high,” said Chester. “I was, I
think, 73 (before the updated rankings). Just to be (in the) top 50
was my real goal. I’m just honored to be on there with all the kids
who are on that.”