RHP Duane Underwood (2012, Pope HS, Marietta, GA) was dominant in a 10-strikeout complete game no-hitter over the Florida Flash. The projectable, athletic righty sat 90-92, bumping 93. He relied mostly on his fastball but also threw a changeup at 80-82 with sink and very good arm speed. Underwood also flashed a few curveballs at 70-71 with fringy feel and break.
He also dominated at the plate going 3-3 with a double and a triple, showing a quick bat and lots of power potential, good speed and aggressiveness on the bases. Underwood stands out on a loaded EC Astros squad and is a player to watch for the 2012 draft.
Other standout performers on the talented squad were athletic and speedy CF Josh Hart (2013, Parkview HS, Lilburn, GA), strong, power-hitting 3B Travis Demeritte (2013, Winder-Barrow HS, Statham, GA), and speedy RF Stephen Wrenn (2013, Walton HS, Marietta, GA).
The Florida Flash brought in a pair of enticing relievers with the lean, projectable RHP Jose Hernandez (2012, Lake Wales, FL HS) topping at 87 with a loose, quick arm, and RHP Matt Ferreira (2012, Flagler Palm Coast HS, Deltona, FL), a strong, thick bodied hurler who pounded the zone with an 87-89 mph fastball that hit 90 and a 72-74 mph curveball.