2011 WWBA World Championship

 

South Jersey Beat Georgia Texas Orange 2-0 >>
  
Gm # 195 | 10/24/2011 | 10:30 AM Georgia PG Texas Orange vs. South Jersey PG Purple

10/25/2011 6:57:07 AM

A couple of Perfect Game teams squared off in a Monday morning consolation tilt with South Jersey PG Purple beating Georgia PG Texas Orange 2-0.

South Jersey RHP Edgar Lebron (2012, Matin Van Buren HS, Richmond Hill, NY) is a top position prospect as an athletic OF, he was up to 84 on the mound.

LHP Andrew Schoor (2012, Audubon HS, Vorhees, NJ) was at 90 with loose, easy arm action and a 72 mph curve and changeup and CJ Kaenzig (2012, Oakcrest HS, Hammonton, NJ) was up to 81.

Texas Orange LHP Will Gilbert (2012, Green Hope HS, Morrisville, NC) topped at 85.
Marlins Scout Team/East Cobb Astros >>
  
Gm # 194 | 10/24/2011 | 10:30 AM East Cobb Astros vs. Marlins Scout Team

10/25/2011 6:49:45 AM

In a consolation game that featured as much talent as the semifinal games going on just a couple of fields over the Marlins Scout Team beat the East Cobb Astros 6-1.

Marlins RHP Cal Becker (2012, Redwood HS, Kentfield, CA) was back on the mound and topped 92 with lots of quickness in his arm. His curveball was at 75, slider at 84, and changeup at 80.

LHP Art Moran Vidrio (2012, Orange Lutheran, Santa Ana, CA) is a top position prospect and was up to 85 on the mound. RHP John Pena (2012, Xaverian HS, Brookly, NY) topped at 85, RHP Jesus Medina (2012, Manhattan Center, New York, NY) was up to 89. LHP Dominic Smith (2013, Serra HS, Los Angeles, CA) was up to 92 and is one of the top 2013 prospects as an OF as well.

East Cobb RHP Blake Hamilton (2014, Heritage HS, Ringgold, GA) topped at 86, RHP Lucas Cadalzo (2013, Milton HS, Alpharetta, GA) at 85, RHP Wesley Jones (2013, Redan HS, Lithonia, GA) at 88, RHP Wade Bailey (2014, Villa Rica, GA HS) at 80, and LHP Brandon Sattenfield (2014, Chapel Hill HS, Douglasville, GA) at 80. 
Northwest Scout Team OF Theo Alexander >>
  
Gm # 193 | 10/24/2011 | 10:30 AM Team British Columbia vs. Northwest Scout Team

10/25/2011 6:37:33 AM

If you have been scout blogs the name OF Theo Alexander's (2012, Lake Washington HS, Kirkland, WA) is a familiar one by now with his performance in Jupiter this weekend.

The strong, athletic left-handed hitter doubled and tripled in the Nortwest Scout Team's 0-0 with Team British Columbia. He has a strong, balanced approach and quick hands, using them to sting the ball to all fields. He has big power potential and also easy, fluid defensive tools in the outfield.

Northwest Scout Team OF Justin Black (2012, West HS, Billings, MT) is another athletic OF with speed and bat speed. He is committed to join new coach Darin Erstad at Nebraska next fall.

Nortwest RHP Joe Wainhouse (2014, Kentridge HS, Kent, WA) is a big, strong pitcher with velo up to 87.
Syracuse/ABD Victory Clear Out Bullpens >>
  
Gm # 192 | 10/24/2011 | 8:00 AM ABD Victory vs. Syracuse Sports Zone Chiefs

10/25/2011 6:32:08 AM

Here are the pitching highlights from the Syrcause SportsZone Chiefs 12-5 victory over ABC Victory.

-Chiefs RHP Steve Klimek (2012, Greece Arcadia HS, Greece, NY) threw his fastball at 84 with a 69 mph curveball and 74 mph changeup.
-RHP Ryan Clark (2012, Johnson City, NY HS) was 86, curveball at 71.
-LHP Matt Portland (2012, Victor, NY HS) topped at 87 with a 74 mph curveball and 77 mph changeup.

-ABD RHP Justin Hukill (2012, Falbrook, CA HS) was up to 84 with a 74 mph curveball.
-RHP Corey Dempster (2013, Loyola HS, South Pasadena, CA) is a top position prospect and threw 85, curveball at 74.
-LHP Anthony Fernandez (2012, Mission Hills HS, San Marcos, CA) topped at 85.
Richmond Braves Take Consolation Win >>
  
Gm # 191 | 10/24/2011 | 8:00 AM Richmond Braves National vs. Dallas Tigers

10/25/2011 6:24:47 AM

The Richmond Braves took a 10-2 consolation win from the Dallas Tigers Monday morning.

Richmond OF Texas Williams (2012, Centreville, VA HS) is a great athlete and a player to watch. He is a above average runner with bat speed and power potential. Teammate SS Charlie Yorgen (2013, St. Christopher's, Richmond, VA) has matured physically since this summer and is a leadoff hitter with easy contact skills as well as smooth, easy defensive tools at SS.

Braves pitchers RHP Adrian Powell Jr. (2013 Broad Run HS, Ashburn, VA) topped at 86, RHP Ben Nolan (2012, Bethel Park HS, Southpark, PA) at 86.

Tigers standouts were IF Max Negoslawski (2012, Plano, TX HS) a good athlete with a projectable bat and pop to all fields. OF Tanner Gardner (2014, Frisco Centennial, Frisco, TX) is one of the few 2014s in the tournament and is a prospect to follow with his strength and bat speed. 
Combined Nine Arms Throw in ASBA vs. Orioles >>
  
Gm # 190 | 10/24/2011 | 8:00 AM All Star Baseball Academy vs. Orioles Scout Team

10/24/2011 9:38:27 PM

All Star Baseball Academy threw five different pitchers.

-RHP Drew Hayes (2012, Malvern Prep, Collegeville, PA) topped at 78 with long loose arm action.
-RHP Chris Shaffer (2012, Plum HS, Pittsburgh, PA) was up to 79.
-RHP Danny Rosenbaum (2012, Plymouth-Whitemarsh HS, Lafayette Hill, PA) is a top position prospect and was up to 89.
-RHP Ryan Hissey (2012, Unionville HS, West Chester, PA) topped at 81.
-RHP Scott Williams (2012, Conestoga HS, Berwyn, PA) is a top catching propsect and was up to 89 on the hill.

-Orioles RHP Austin Clark (2012, Archbishop Spalding HS, Elkridge, MD) topped at 78.
-RHP Mark Curtis (2013, Phillipsburg-Osc., Phillipsburg, PA) at 81.
-LHP Garrett Brooks (2012, Western Branch HS, Chesapeake, VA) threw 81.
-LHP Jayme Murray (2013, Alexandria, VA) at 78.
Tri-State Bests PG Texas Orange 3-1 >>
  

10/24/2011 9:27:20 PM

Tri-State Arsenal RHP Sean Kelly (2013, Cherokee HS, Marlton, NJ) topped at 87 and RHP Zach Gallen (2013, Bishop Eustace Prep, Gibbsboro, NJ) was at 84 in their 3-1 win over Georgia PG Texas Orange.

Tri-State OF Edgar Lebron (2012, Martin Van Buren HS, Richmond Hill, NY) stands out with his athleticism and outfield tools with good range and lots of arm strength.

Texas Orange RHPs Colin McGuire (2012, Milton HS, Alpharetta, GA) topped at 80 and Bradley Schwartz (2013, Walton HS, Marietta, GA) was up to 82.
Sandlot/Baseball U Show All Arms >>
  
Gm # 188 | 10/24/2011 | 8:00 AM Sandlot/Midwest Scout Team vs. Baseball U

10/24/2011 9:19:48 PM

Sandlot/Midwest Scout Team and Baseball U showcased all their available arms in their consolation game Monday with Sandlot throwing five different pitchers and Baseball U countering with four. Here are the highlights.:

-Sandlot RHP Cory Taylor (2012, Owasso HS, Collinsvile, OK) topped at 88 with a 69 mph curveball and 75 mph changeup.
-RHP Daniel Kihle (2012, Andale HS, Goddard, KS) was at 81.
-RHP Tyler Yancey (2012, Smackover, AR HS) topped at 84.
-LHP Austin Kerns (2013, Owasso, OK HS) at 83.
-RHP Preston Laing (2012, Owasso, OK HS) at 84.

Baseball U RHP Frank Alexander (2012, Wyoming Valley, Fort Fort, PA) was up to 89 with a 74 mph curveball and 76 mph change.

-LHP Christian Colletti (2012, Southside HS, Rockville Centre, NY) was at 87 with an effortless delivery.
-RHP Tom Burns (2012, Don Bosco Prep, Fairlawn, NJ) topped at 89.

Baseball U 1B Christopher Shaw (2012, Lexington, MA HS) is a big power bat with lots of strength and bat speed.
ABD Ends Tourney With 3-1 Win >>
  
Gm # 187 | 10/24/2011 | 8:00 AM ABD Bulldogs vs. Royals Baseball Club

10/24/2011 9:10:37 PM

The ABD Bulldogs beat Royals Baseball in a star-studded early consolation game Monday morning.

ABD starter RHP Kiernan Lovegrove (2012, Mission Viejo, CA HS) topped at 92 with loose easy arm action and good extension. He also threw a curveball at 80 and a changeup at 83.

Perfect Game All-American SS Tanner Rahier (2012, Palm Desert HS, Indian Wells, CA) had a big day at the plate with a triple and a long home run to left-field. He is a San Diego commit and one of the top players in the 2012 clas. Fellow All-American Daniel Robertson (2012, Upland, CA HS) played first base rather than third and showed a loose swing with bat speed and lots of potential as a player.

Royals RHP Erich Knab (2012, Carolina Forest HS, Conway, SC) topped at 94 earlier in the weekend and was up to 93 today. He is a long projectable righty with smooth arm action and a balanced delivery. He threw a 78 mph curveball to go along with his fastball.

RHP Teddy Stankiewicz (2012, Fort Worth Christian HS, Keller, TX) topped at 88, and fellow Texan SS Spencer Edwards (2012, Rockwall, TX HS) is an athletic SS with bat speed and lots of athleticism.
Marucci Elite Claims 2011 WWBA World Championship >>
  

10/24/2011 12:18:34 PM

The Marucci Elite defeated the upstart Central Florida PG Royal 3-2 Sunday afternoon at Roger Dean Stadium to win the 14th edition of the WWBA World Championship.

The victory means the Marucci is the first organization in WWBA history to outright hold both the WWBA World and Underclass crowns at the same time.  The East Cobb Astros won the 2005 WWBA Underclass championship and shared the World Championship with Chet Lemon's Juice.

Four players, SS Oscar Mercado, IF Blake Hennessey, C/RHP Adrian Chacon and C Andrew Dunlap, were members of both the Underclass and World Championship team and will be the proud owners of two rings.

Marucci RHP Marcus Brakeman received the Most Valuable Pitcher award.  The senior right hander from Tierra Verde, Florida, who has a verbal commitment to Stanford, picked up a save in a 5-4 win over Next Level Baseball on Friday afternoon, then came back against a very talented Canes Baseball team in the quarterfinals on Sunday evening and came within one pitch of a no-hitter in a game Marucci would eventually win 2-1.

The overall theme of the Championship was the quantity and quality of dominant pitching, so there were no obvious MVP candidates with overwhelming offensive numbers.  In addition, there were even fewer players who combined pitching and hitting excellence.

For instance, Marucci finished the event with an 7-0-1 record and scored 27 runs in 8 games, averaging fewer than 6 hits per game.

The hitter who stood out throughout the entire tournament for Marucci was OF Ty Moore, a senior from Mission Viejo, California who is planning on attending Stanford.  Moore hit 3rd in the line up and went 7-19 (.350) with 5 walks, 5 runs scored and 3 Rbi's during the tournament.  His leadoff triple in the third inning of the championship game set the stage for Marucci to tie the game at 2-2.
Central FL PG Royal's 7th inning rally falls short >>
  
Gm # 186 | 10/24/2011 | 11:30 AM Central FL PG Royal vs. Marucci Elite

10/24/2011 11:55:40 AM

Marucci survived a one man rally from Central FL PG Royal DH Chase Vogelbach, who led off the 7th inning with a hard line drive single to left. After stealing second the tying run would be stranded in scoring position when Hunter Newman induced a liner to 2B Chris Rivera to clinch the title.
Champ. Update: Marucci pulls ahead >>
  

10/24/2011 11:42:14 AM

With two away in the bottom of the sixth C Michael Barash lined a single to kick off a two out rally. Chase Nyman followed with an aggressive hack to blast a deep fly ball to the opposite gap. After making stellar defensive plays in CF all day, Alexis Rivera came up just short attempting to rob extra bass yet again, allowing the ball to get by him, scoring speedy courtesy runner Corey Ray from first to put Marucci on top 3-2. To the 7th we go.
Champ. Update: Still even after 5 >>
  

10/24/2011 11:31:36 AM

While Marucci has used a parade of quality arms, Central Florida PG Royal has ridden workhorse Tyler Howe for 5 innings. The sturdy righty has competed well, scattering 7 hits against Marucci's lineup of highly ranked players. Howe has consistently sat 85-87 with his fastball and executed in tough spots.
Champ. Update: Marucci pitching depth impressive >>
  

10/24/2011 11:20:29 AM

At this stage of the tournament most teams are short on pitching. For Marucci Elite that is clearly not the case, as they have used three pitchers to this point, all of whom have shown quality stuff. Starter Mitchell Sewald touched 89 with his fastball with good sink and supplemented it with a pair of solid secondary offerings in a low 80s change up with nice fade and a 75 mph curve with good downer break. Lefty Tyler Marker sat 84-85 with a nice 78 mph change. The latest impressive Marucci arm Hunter Newman has been 85-87 with a quality 76 mph curve with hard spin. The talented group has held Central Florida scoreless in 4 of the first 5 frames to keep the score tied at 2-2 midway through the 5th.
Single Play Opens Floodgates in PG Victory >>
  
Gm # 185 | 10/24/2011 | 9:00 AM Central FL PG Royal vs. Texas Sun Devils

10/24/2011 11:00:33 AM

Sometimes a game hinges on a single play that doesn't even show up in the box score.

The Texas Sun Devils held a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the 5th inning with one out and Central Florida PG Royal runners at the corners.  C Karl Ellison hit a tailor made double play ball to SS Gavin Cecchini, who fed 2B Max Dutto at second.  Dutto, however, couldn't get the ball out of his glove to complete the double play, enabling the tying run to score. 

Two walks, a hit by pitch, a ground rule double by SS Christian Arroyo, followed by a single by OF Edwin Rios quickly made the score 6-1 and completely changed the nature and outcome of the game.

LHP Nate Brecklin (2012, Eustis, FL) threw 4 shutout innings to start the game for Central Florida. He was dominate allowing only 2 hits to the high-powered Sun Devil lineup while striking out 5 batters. Brecklin, committed to The Citadel, was 83-85 with a 76 mph breaking ball. He set up the hitters well and kept them off balance. He showed a good feel for his curveball. RHP Jeffrey Passantino (2014, Cape Coral, FL) went the last 3 innings to get the save.
Champ. Update: Pullen pulls Marucci even >>
  

10/24/2011 11:00:08 AM

Marucci Elite OFs Ty Moore and Andrew Pullen hammered line drives in the bottom of the third to even the score at 2-2. Moore led off with a rising liner to the warning track in right center for a leadoff triple. Pullin followed with his second hard line drive single of the day, this one at 93 off the bat to plate Moore.
Marucci Edges Reds Scout Team to Reach Final >>
  
Gm # 184 | 10/24/2011 | 9:00 AM Marucci Elite vs. Reds Midwest Scout Team

10/24/2011 10:44:59 AM

Marucci Elite overcame an early 2-0 deficit to edge Reds Midwest Scout Team 4-3 and claim a spot in the championship game of the 2011 WWBA World Championships.

Marucci is now in position to become the only team to win both the WWBA World Underclass and WWBA World Championship outright in the same year.  The East Cobb Astros won the 2005 World Underclass title and split the 2005 World Championship with Chet Lemon's Juice when the championship game was rained out.

A couple of Reds errors in the 4th inning set the stage for a 3 run inning for Marucci the essentially determined the game.  IF Chase Nyman (2012, Pascagoula, MS) had a 2 out double to plate the lead run.

LHP Hunter DeVall (2012, Clinton, LA) threw 5 2/3 innings to get the win, with SS/RHP Chris Rivera working out of jams in both the 6th and 7th inning to get the save.
Champ. Update: Central FL capitalizes in 2nd >>
  

10/24/2011 10:43:19 AM

After cursing through the first inning Mitchell Sewald lost his feel in the second. A leadoff walk to Edwin Gabriel Rios was followed by a hanging breaking ball to Nick Longhi that was lined hard into left. After striking out Travis Maezes in a long battle he got a ground ball but a rushed throw kept the inning alive. DH Chase Vogelbach came to the plate and made it hurt, hammering a 2 run double to put Central Florida on top 2-1.
Central Florida Takes 2-1 Lead in Second >>
  

10/24/2011 10:20:19 AM

OF Edwin Rios led off the second inning with a walk for Central Florida, advanced on a single by 1B Nick Longhi and eventually scored on a wild double play turn on a ground ball by C Willies Estrada.

OF Chase Vogelbach then followed with a long 2-out double over the Marucci centerfielder's head to plate Estrada for the second run and chase Marucci starter Mitchell Sewald.

LHP Trey Marker is now on the mound for Marucci.
Champ. Update: Chacon puts Marucci on the board >>
  

10/24/2011 10:09:29 AM

Marucci RHP Mitchell Sewald retired Central FL in order in the first, sitting 86-88. In the bottom half his offense went to work. SS Oscar Mercado lifted a fly ball that fell into the Bermuda Triangle down the LF line. Mercado, who was hustling out of the box, stretched the blooper into a double with his legs. Mercado would move into scoring position on a hard ground ball off the bat of Ty Moore. C Adrian Chacon followed with a screaming liner back up the box that registered at 96 mph off the bat. Andrew Pullin followed suit wi one of his own at 99 but Tyler Howe escaped with the bases loaded with the damage limited to one run.
Marucci Takes 1-0 Lead After 1 Inning >>
  

10/24/2011 10:07:16 AM

C Adrian Chacon singled home Oscar Mercado with a 2-out single for the first run of the game. 

OF Andrew Pullin followed with a single to put runners on first and second and C Michael Barash followed with a crisp single to right field to load the bases, as Chacon was held at third.

IF Chase Nyman, who has been swinging a hot bat in the playoffs, grounded out to end the inning, however.
World Championship live blog >>
  

10/24/2011 9:59:21 AM

The 2011 WWBA World Championship title game is underway at Roger Dean Stadium. PG will be providing live updates of the action in this space.
Central Florida Goes Easily in the First >>
  

10/24/2011 9:59:06 AM

Marucci RHP Mitchell Sewald had an easy first inning, retiring the side in order on a ground out, strike out and fly ball to left field.

Oscar Mercado led off the bottom of the first for Marucci with a double to left field.
Marucci Elite/Central Florida PG Royal Underway >>
  

10/24/2011 9:56:11 AM

The Championship Game of the 2011 WWBA World Championships is underway at Roger Dean Stadium, with the Marucci Elite the home team against the visiting Central Florida PG Royal.

RHP Mitchell Sewald (2012, Mandeville, LA) is on the mound to start for Marucci, while RHP Tyler Howe (2012, Chuluota, FL) will be the starting pitcher for Central Florida.
Ontario Blue Jays Cruise to 12-0 Win >>
  
Gm # 196 | 10/24/2011 | 10:30 AM Ontario Blue Jays vs. Philadelphia PG Black

10/25/2011 7:04:10 AM

The Ontario Blue Jays rolled over Philadelphia PG Black 12-0 to end their WWBA World Championship. The Blue Jays scored in every inning and had nine base hits in the four frames.

3B Connor Stevenson (2013, Keswick, ON HS) had two hits and is a strong bat with good extension and pull pop. OF Derek Jones (2012, St. Marguerite d'Youville, Brampton, ON) is a long, lean athlete with a smooth swing and very good athleticism.

Philly Black RHP Richard Condeelis (2012, Tunkhannock HS, Mehoopany, PA) topped at 82 and both RHP Matthew Rivera (2013, Montverde Academy, Pennsauken, NJ) and RHP Steven Pinales (2012, Lehman HS, Bronx, NY) were up to 81.
Central FL PG Stuns FTB Mizuno 5-3 >>
  

10/24/2011 8:45:32 AM

Central Florida PG Royal survived a late FTB Mizuno rally to prevail 5-3 and gain a place in the semifinals.  The emotionally charged game pitted 2 teams from the same organization against each other, with the team made up primarily of FTB second team members winning.

The early innings were scoreless as Central Florida LHP Ian McKinney (2013, Orlando, FL) and Mizuno RHP Zach Eflin (2013, Chuliota, FL) were dominant. 

The 5-11/175 McKinney struck out 10 hitters in 4 2/3 innings of work, working at 87-90 mph with pinpoint control, an excellent 77-80 mph change up that he used against right handed hitters and a sharp 74 mph curveball that he used to strike out Mizuno All-American left handed hitters David Dahl and Jesse Winker.

Eflin was just as effective for shorter length of time, throwing 3 no hit innings and striking out 7.

Central Florida grabbed control of the game with 3 unearned runs in the 4th inning and added 2 more on a single by SS Christian Arroyo (2013, Spring Hill, FL).

Winker almost changed the game in the 5th inning when his 2 out, bases loaded fly ball to right field was caught on the warning track

Mizuno mounted a rally in the last inning, scoring 3 runs and bringing up Dahl with runners on 2nd and 3rd and 2 out.  But Dahl grounded out to end the game.
Marucci Wins on Mercado's Walk-Off Single >>
  

10/24/2011 8:21:43 AM

Marucci Elite pulled off a dramatic 2-1 win over Canes Baseball Sunday night and win a spot in the semifinals.  SS Oscar Mercado (2013, Tampa, FL) drove in IF Chase Nyman (2012, Pascagoula, MS) with a no-out bases loaded single in the bottom of the 7th for the winning run.

Marucci RHP Marcus Brakeman (2012, Tierra Verde, FL) was one out away from a no-hit shutout in the top of the 7th when OF Joseph Jae Roberts (2013, Columbia, SC) line an Rbi single to right center field to tie the score at 1-1.  Brakeman is a polished 4-pitch right hander who pitched at 88-91 with good arm side running action.  His best secondary pitch was a 78 mph change up but he also threw both a slider at 79 mph and a curveball at 74 while only walking 1 hitter.

RHP Jamie Callahan (2012, Harner, SC) had his second excellent outing of the tournament, throwing the first 4 innings and striking out 5, pitching at 89-91 mph with a hard and sharp 79 mph curveball.
Pitching/Defense Puts Sun Devils Into Semi's >>
  
Gm # 181 | 10/23/2011 | 7:40 PM Texas Sun Devils vs. Houston Banditos

10/24/2011 8:03:30 AM

The Texas Sun Devils have a total of 22 hits in 6 games and are hitting .168 as a team, but have benefited from outstanding defense and pitching in recording a 6-0 record so far.  They used that formula to notch a 2-1 win over the Houston Banditos Sunday night to earn a place in the semifinals.

IF Troy Lewis (2012, Geismar, LA) was the hero against the Banditos, as his 4th inning single, one of only 3 Sun Devil hits, plated the only 2 runs the team would need.

RHP Taylor Butler (2012, Lake Charles, LA) threw the first 5 2/3 innings to get the win, pitching at 86-89 mph with an effective 75 mph curveball he showed good feel for.

RHP Ben Eckels, who threw a 7 inning complete game with 12 K's on Thursday, came into get the save, striking out 3.  Eckels pitched at 90-91 with a nasty 75 mph curveball.

Banditos RHP Tejay Antone (2012, Mansfield, TX) continued to impress in his first Perfect Game event.  The big 6-4/205 righty topped out at 91 mph in his 4 innings of work with a good change up, although he will have to continue to work on tightening up his breaking ball.
Early Offensive Explosion Enables Reds to Coast >>
  
Gm # 180 | 10/23/2011 | 7:40 PM SGV Arsenal vs. Reds Midwest Scout Team

10/24/2011 7:51:29 AM

Six runs in this low scoring tournament is an offensive explosion, so the Reds Midwest Scout Team's early 6-0 advantage over the San Gabriel Valley Arsenal enabled them to coast to an easy 6-2 win Sunday night and a spot in the semifinals.

OF Nate Mikolas (2012, Kenosha, WI) and 1B/LHP A.J. Puk (2013, Cedar Rapids, IA) both had big 2 run singles to drive the Reds offense.

RHP Andy Honiotes (2013, Geneva, IL) threw 5 innings to get the win, topping out at 87 mph and throwing both a curveball and slider for strikes.
Big 3rd Inning Puts Marucci into Quarterfinals >>
  
Gm # 179 | 10/23/2011 | 5:20 PM Team Rawlings vs. Marucci Elite

10/24/2011 7:37:17 AM

The Marucci Elite scored 4 runs in the 3rd inning and made it stand up for a 4-1 win over Team Rawlings and a place in the quarterfinals.

SS Oscar Mercado (2013, Tampa, FL) started the rally with a walk and was doubled in by IF Chris Rivera (2013, Fullerton, CA).  OF Ty Moore (2012, Mission Viejo, CA) followed with another double to plate Rivera and after an out, All American OF Andrew Pullin (2012, Centralia, WA) blasted a 2 run home run over the right field fence.

LHP Kirby Snead (2013, Alachua, FL) threw 5 effective innings to pick up the win for Marucci.  Snead wasn't overpowering, striking out only 1 hitter and topping out at 86 mph, but showed crafty lefty stuff and movement, along with a very nice change up.

Canes Spell Relief K-I-R-B-Y >>
  
Gm # 178 | 10/23/2011 | 5:20 PM Canes Baseball vs. Mid-Atlantic Rookies

10/24/2011 7:28:36 AM

Canes Baseball rode a dominating relief appearance by LHP Nathan Kirby (2012, Midlothian, VA) to a 3-2 victory over the Mid-Atlantic Rookies and a place in the quarterfinals.

Kirby came into the game with 1 out and the bases loaded in the bottom of the 4th inning, with 2 runs already in and the Canes clinging to a 3-2 lead.  He proceeded to strike out the next 2 hitters to escape the jam, then close out the game with 3 more scoreless innings.  Kirby struck out 10 hitters in 3 2/3 innings total, allowing only 1 hit.  Kirby showed an explosive fastball at 89-92 mph but his strikeout pitch was a 79-81 mph curveball with nasty hard break.

IF Alex Raburn set the pace of the Canes offense, going 2-2 with 2 walks out of the leadoff spot and scoring 2 runs.  IF Xavier Turner drove in 2 runs with singles.

Mid Atlantic RHP A.J. Bogucki (2013, Gilbertsville, PA) started slowly but settled down to throw a complete game.  The 6-3/185 right hander threw 4 pitches effectively and interchangeably, topping out at 88 mph and showing the ability to throw both a low 70's curveball and upper 70's slider with good separation between the 2 pitches.
Arsenal Holds Off Late East Cobb Rally to Advance >>
  
Gm # 177 | 10/23/2011 | 5:20 PM SGV Arsenal vs. East Cobb Baseball

10/24/2011 7:16:12 AM

The San Gabriel Valley Arsenal jumped out to an early 5-1 lead on East Cobb Baseball and held off a late rally to prevail 5-4 and secure a spot in the quarterfinals.

Arsenal 1B Joe Corrigan (2013, Santa Monica, CA) tripled in a couple of runs in the first inning and later scored on a ground out.  The Harvard-Westlake HS product has had an excellent tournament and is establishing himself as one of the top underclass hitters in Southern California.

Another talented underclassman, OF Scott Hurst (2014, Glendale, CA) drove in 2 more runs in the second inning for SGV with a triple of his own.

RHP Chad Lee (2012, San Dimas, CA) was very effective through 6 innings before tiring in the 7th while working in the 86-89 mph range with a nice curveball in the low 70's that he used frequently.

East Cobb scored 3 runs in the 7th inning, with 1B Morgan Bunting (2012, Atlanta, GA) plating 2 of them with a double, before leaving the tying run at third base at the end of the game.
Reds Left Handers Too Much for Puerto Rico >>
  

10/24/2011 6:40:20 AM

Reds Midwest Scout Team left handed pitchers Brent Stong (2012, Andover, MN) and A.J. Puk (2013, Cedar Rapids, IA) were too much for Team Mizuno Puerto Rico, combining for a 2-ht shutout and moving the Reds into the playoff quarterfinals.

Stong threw the first 5 innings and now has 12 scoreless innings on the tournament.  Stong pitched in the 86-89 mph range with a very effective change up he mixed in frequently.

The 6-4/195 Puk also topped out at 89 mph from a loose, extended high 3/4's release point and showed an improved curveball with  very good depth up to 78 mph.  The Iowa product struck out 5 in his 2 innings of work.

SS Jan Luis Castro (2012, Trujillo Alto, PR) was the only Mizuno hitter to solve the Reds lefties, going 2-3 with a triple.  Castro is a slick fielder at shortstop with very soft hands.
2012 RHP hits 89MPH for Florida Hardballers >>
  
Gm # 174 | 10/23/2011 | 3:00 PM Diamond Devils vs. Florida Hardballers

10/23/2011 7:01:58 PM

Cameron Hokanson (2012, RHP, River Ridge HS, New Port Richey, FL) had his fastball sitting at 86-88mph with it topping out at 89mph and his curveball topping out at 75mph. Hokanson has an arm that works well, uses his lower half, and has a good feel for his 11-5 breaking curveball.

Kyle Dyson (2012, RHP, Hanahan HS, Hanahan, SC) had his fastball sitting at 85-87mph with it topping out at 88mph and his curveball topping out at 75mph, with his slider topping out at 78mph, and his changeup topping out at 77mph. Dyson has outstanding arm speed, throws easy, has a good mound presence, with armside run on his fastball.

Layton Meacham (2012, RHP, Mauldin HS, Simpsonville, SC) had his fastball sitting at 87-89mph with it topping out at 89mph his slider topping out at 81mph his changeup topping out at 81mph and his cutter hitting 83mph. Meacham has a loose arm that works well, changes speeds well, and has good depth to his late breaking slider.

Tyler Thornton (2013, RHP, Wade Hampton HS, Inman, SC) had his fastball topping out at 88mph with it sitting at 85-87mph and his curveball topping out at 74mph. Thornton has a quick arm with an arm that works well, and sound mechanics.
Perfect Game White With Another Win >>
  
Gm # 173 | 10/23/2011 | 3:00 PM All Star Baseball Academy vs. Perfect Game White

10/23/2011 6:55:39 PM

Perfect Game White has made a nice run this tournament and picked up another win, this one a 9-6 contest over All Star Baseball Academy.

Perfect Game White LHP Hunter Kyzar (2012, Santaluces HS, Lake Worth, FL) topped at 83, RHP Phillip Tahernia (2012, Melbourne Central, Melbourne, FL) at 84, RHP David Webb (2012, Monarch HS, Coconut Creek, FL) at 80, RHP Cain Spangler (2012, Cape Coral, FL HS) at 85, and LHP Spencer Van Scoyoc (2016, Jefferson HS, Cedar Rapids, IA) is a name to stash away for the future and is long, lean and loose and is up to 75 mph.

ASBA LHP Joey Gorman (2012, Neumann-Goretti HS, Philadelphia, PA) topped at 87 with a 75 mph curveball and 76 mph changeup.

RHP Luke Emiling (2012, Solanco HS, Nottingham, PA was up to 88 and RHP Burk Fitzpatrick (2012, Episcopal Academy, Berwyn, PA) topped at 81.

3B Danny Rosenbaum (2012, Plymouth Whitemarsh HS, Lafayette Hill, PA) is a player who has shown very well at past PG showcases and id again this weekend with big arm strength and a smooth right-handed swing.
2013 RHP hits 93MPH for Royals Baseball Club >>
  
Gm # 161 | 10/23/2011 | 12:40 PM Royals Baseball Club vs. Perfect Game Vegas Gold

10/23/2011 6:45:54 PM

Trevor Clifton (2013, RHP, Heritage HS, Knoxville, TN) had his fastball sitting at 88-91mph with his fastball topping out at 92mph with his slider topping out at 76mph and his changeup topping out at 77mph. Clifton has a projectable build with a loose arm action.

Collin Wiles (2013, RHP, Blue Valley West HS, Overland Park, KS) had his fastball sitting at 87-88mph with it topping out at 88mph with his curveball topping out at 74mph. Wiles has a projectable build, has good arm speed, and armside run on his fastball.

Fernando Romero (San Juan De la Mag, Dominican Republic) had his fastball sitting at 89-91mph with it topping out at 91mph and his curveball topping out at 81mph. Romero has an athletic frame with a projectable build and is aggressive with his fastball.

MSL 8-0 Winners over Philadelphia Black >>
  
Gm # 172 | 10/23/2011 | 3:00 PM Philadelphia PG Black vs. MSL All-Stars

10/23/2011 6:44:23 PM

MSL All-Stars ended their Jupiter tournament with an easy 8-0 win over Philadelphia PG Black.

Three mid 80s arms threw for MSL with RHP Joseph Gammon (2012, Lovejoy HS, Wylie, TX) at 85, RHP Dean Fleitman (2012, Lindsay, TX HS) at 86, and RHP Reed Bastie (2012, Trinity Christian Academy, Dallas, TX) up to 84.

Another MSL standout was SS Andrew Vinson (2013, Flower Mound, TX HS), primarily a RHP, but a good athlete with strong, smooth actions and arm strength across the diamond.
2012 RHP hits 90MPH for Chicago Scouts Association >>
  
Gm # 175 | 10/23/2011 | 3:00 PM Chicago Scouts Association vs. Texas PG Teal

10/23/2011 6:43:36 PM

Dakota Miller (2012, RHP, Kennedy HS, Cedar Rapids, IA) had his fastball sitting at 88-90mph with it topping out at 90mph with his curveball topping out at 81mph and his changeup topping out at 81mph. Miller effectively pitches inside, has a good follow through, armside run on his fastball and a late breaking 11-5 curveball.

Ryan Perez (2012, BHP, Westminster Christian HS, Hampshire, IL) is an interesting prospect as he is a LHP and a RHP that gets his fastball up to 89MPH. Perez has an arm that works well, changes speeds well and keeps hitters off balance.

Nick Blackburn (2012, RHP, Neuqua Valley HS, Naperville, IL) had his fastball sitting at 86-88mph with it topping out at 89mph with his curveball topping out at 77mph. Blackburn pitches downhill, gets good extension out front, throws easy, and has sound mechanics.

Jack Czeszewski (2012, OF, Elk Grove HS, Elk Grove, IL) had 3 RBI'S in the game for Chicago Scouts Association. Czeszewski has a quick bat, stays inside the ball well, and is a linedrive contact hitter.

Max Beerman (2012, 1B, Tampa Jesuit HS, Tampa, FL) showed good bat speed in the game for Texas PG Teal. Beerman also gets good extension at the plate, has lift in his swing, and is an aggressive hitter with power potential.
Mizuno Puerto Rico Take Down SF Bandits >>
  

10/23/2011 6:40:16 PM

Team Mizuno Puerto Rico beat South Florida Bandits 10-4 in their final tuneup before the WWBA World Championship playoffs.

RHP Kristian Brito (2012, Ramon Quinones, Yabucoa, PR) topped at 84 in his outing, RHP Reinaldo Perez (2012, Juan Suarez, Aguadilla, PR) was at 82 and RHP Carlos Diaz (2012, Acad de Perpetua, San Juan, PR) was up to 77.

OF Luis Agosto Caballero (2012, PRBAHS, San Juan, PR) is an athletic outfielder with a short compact swing and quickness in his bat and OF Jorge Fernandez (2013, IBAHS, Caguas, PR) is a big strong athlete with lots of power potential.
STL Pirates PG Miami Tie at 3 >>
  
Gm # 165 | 10/23/2011 | 3:00 PM Miami PG Columbia Blue vs. St. Louis Pirates

10/23/2011 6:32:35 PM

STL Pirates RHP Jonathan Harris (2012, Hazelwood Central HS, Florissant, MO) topped out at 87 and is a long, strong pitcher with easy arm action and a quick arm, working on a downhill plane.

Miami PG Columbia Blue standout outfielders OFs Alex DeGoti (2012, Belen Jesuit Prep, Miami, FL) and Gabriel Aurrecoechea (2012, American Heritage HS, Miramar, FL) stood out with their athleticism and arm strength that plays at all three OF positions.
PRBAHS SS Carlos Correa >>
  
Gm # 501 | 10/23/2011 | 3:00 PM PRBAHS vs. Mid-Atlantic PG Orange

10/23/2011 6:23:40 PM

PRBAHS pounded Mid-Atlantic PG Orange as Perfect Game All-American SS Carlos Correa (2012, PRBAHS, Santa Isabel, PR) showed why he is the top rated SS prospect in the country.

He ripped an opposite field home run his first at-bat that left in a hurry with the ball jumping off his bat and over the right-field fence. He followed that up with a three-run double to right-center in the third. In between he made a diving catch in short RF while playing 2B and showed some of the cleanest,smoothest infield actions of the class.

His double play partner SS/2B Jesmuel Valentin Diaz (2012, PRBAHS, Manati, PR)is another play with smooth, easy actions and good arm strength and advanced skills at the plate with power to all fields and a smooth, easy stroke at the plate.
2012 3B has 2 doubles in Palm Beach PAL Win >>
  
Gm # 164 | 10/23/2011 | 12:40 PM Orioles Scout Team vs. Palm Beach PAL

10/23/2011 6:18:34 PM

Brady Roberson (2012, 3B, Palm Beach Central HS, Royal Palm Beach, FL) had 2 doubles in the game to help pace the offense for Palm Beach PAL. Roberson has an athletic strong build, has a fluid stroke, with good bat speed and leverage in his swing.

Robbie Coman (2012, C, Park Vista HS, Lake Worth, FL) had a couple of hits as well for Palm Beach PAL in the win. Coman has an athletic strong build, with good bat speed, and a line drive swing plane.

Victor Gonzalez (2012, RHP, Jupiter HS, Jupiter, FL) had his fastball sitting at 85-87mph with it topping out at 87mph and his changeup topping out at 78mph. Gonzalez has an arm that works well, gets good extension out front, and has good armside run on his changeup.

Garrett Brooks (2012, OF, Western Branch HS, Chesapeake, VA) showed good speed in the outfield this afternoon covering a lot of ground, takes good routes to the ball, and has a quick smooth transfer.
2012 OF hits 2 triples for Triple Threat Bearcats >>
  
Gm # 163 | 10/23/2011 | 12:40 PM Bo Jackson Midwest vs. Triple Threat Bearcats

10/23/2011 6:03:15 PM

Tyler Mikell (2012, OF, Pope John Paul II, Gilbertsville, PA) had 2 hits in the game for the Triple Threat Bearcats with both hits being triples. Mikell has a short compact swing, and is an aggressive hitter with gap power and good speed on the bases.

Sean Beesley (2012, OF, Hinsdale South HS, Darien, IL) had a couple of hits for Bo Jackson Midwest this afternoon. Beesley gets good extension at the plate, and is an aggressive hitter with a live bat.

Jason DeFevers (2012, C, Sycamore HS, Cincinnati, OH) also had a couple of hits in the game for Bo Jackson Midwest. DeFevers has a quick bat with a short compact swing.

Mike Solofra (2012, 3B, St. Laurence HS, Chicago, IL) had a couple of hits in the game for Bo Jackson Midwest. Solofra has a medium frame, with good bat speed, and lift in his swing.


PRBAHS SS Carlos Correa >>
  
Gm # 500 | 10/23/2011 | 3:00 PM Houston Heat vs. Royals Baseball Club

10/23/2011 6:01:45 PM

PRBAHS pounded Mid-Atlantic PG Orange as Perfect GameAll-American SS Christian Correa (2012, PRBAHS, Santa Isabel, PR) showed why heis the top rated SS prospect in the country.

He ripped an opposite field homerun his first at-bat that left in a hurry withthe ball jumping off his bat and over the right-field fence. He followed thatup with a three-run double to right-center in the third. In between he made adiving catch in short RF while playing 2B and showed some of the cleanest,smoothest infield actions of the class.

His double play partner SS/2B Jesmuel Valentin Diaz (2012, PRBAHS, Manati, PR)is another play with smooth, easy actions and good arm strength and advancedskills at the plate with power to all fields and a smooth, easy stroke at theplate.


2013 LHP hits 92 for Ohio Warhawks >>
  
Gm # 156 | 10/23/2011 | 12:40 PM Team Rawlings vs. Ohio Warhawks

10/23/2011 5:49:59 PM

Stephen Gonsalves (2013, LHP, Cathedral Catholic HS, San Marcos, CA) had his fastball sitting at 89-91mph with it topping out at 92mph with his curveball topping out at 72mph. Gonsalves has an arm that works well, throws easy, has a plan on the mound, with sound mechanics.

Cody Roper (2012, RHP, Bishop Gorman HS, Boulder City, NV) had his fastball sitting at 86-88mph with it topping out at 89mph, and his curveball topping out at 74mph. Roper uses his lower half well, and has good depth to his 11-5 curveball.

Casey Meisner (2013, RHP, CY-Woods HS, Cypress, TX) had his fastball sitting at 86-88mph with it topping out at 88mph and his curveball topping out at 73mph. Meisner has an arm that works well, throws easy, with a balanced smooth online delivery.

Fernando Perez (2012, 3B, Otay Ranch HS, Chula Vista, CA) had a triple in the game for the Ohio Warhawks. Perez has a quick bat with good extension, has excellent bat speed with power potential.

Blake Edwards (2012, SS, Pike County HS, Zebulon, GA) had 3 hits in the game for including a double to help pace Team Rawlings offense. Edwards stays inside the ball well, has excellent bat speed, and the ball jumps off his bat.

Dylan Dore (2012, OF, Johns Creek HS, Alpharetta, GA) had a double in the game for Team Rawlings. Dore stays inside the ball well, has a balanced swing with good bat speed.
Gamez/Miller Throw for ABD Victory >>
  
Gm # 155 | 10/23/2011 | 12:40 PM South Jersey PG Purple vs. ABD Victory

10/23/2011 5:49:37 PM

ABD Victory lost 3-2 to South Jersey PG Purple as ABD threw RHP Jose Gamez (2012, La Sierra HS, Riverside, CA) struck out four in as many innings, topping at 85 and RHP Jake Miller (Yucaipa HS, Lake Elsinore, CA) was up to 79.

South Jersey PG Purple features 1B Manny Ramirez Jr (2013, IMG Academy, Plantation, FL) is the son of the former MLB slugger and has some of the same tools with a power bat and big, strong frame.
LIDS Throws More Top Arms >>
  
Gm # 154 | 10/23/2011 | 12:40 PM Lids Indiana Bulls vs. Georgia PG Texas Orange

10/23/2011 5:39:48 PM

LIDS Indiana Bulls dropped a 6-1 contest to Georgia PG Texas Orange as a couple of arms reached the upper 80s on the day.

LIDS Indiana Bulls RHP Carlos Pena (2012, West HS, Columbus, OH) topped at 89with more velo to come from his big, strong frame and he also had feel for a 71mph curveball.

RHP Jonah Patten (2014, Norwell HS, Ossian, IN) is a young prospect with lots of potential, topping at 89 with clean arm action and tight rotation on a 78mph slider. RHP Jake Matthys (2012, Spring Lake Park, MN HS) pitched again and was up to 87 and C Brett Sunde (2012, Bishop Foley HS, Royal Oak, MI) is a very good receiver with soft hands, good blocking skills and lots of arm strength.
Dallas Tigers Player Recovering in Local Hospital >>
  

10/23/2011 5:29:25 PM

Sometimes Baseball isn't just that important.

In the bottom of the 4th inning of the Baseball U and Dallas Tigers game Sunday morning on Blue Field #7, Tigers' outfielders Jared Wilson and Conner Fikes, ironically senior teammates at Rowlett High School in Texas, were involved in a violent collision while chasing a fly ball in right field. 

It was immediately obvious that both players could be seriously hurt and multiple calls to 911 were made by both parents at the game and Perfect Game staff.  The Blue Quad Athletic Trainer reached the scene within 1 to 2 minutes and went to work at once to stabilize the unconscious Fikes.  He was soon joined by the Athletic Trainer from the Red Quad, plus EMT's arriving by ambulance and fire truck and local police.  A helicopter was called to rush Fikes to the hospital by air and lifted off from the Blue 7 outfield approximately 20-25 minutes after the collision.

We are thrilled to report that both Connor Fikes and Jared Wilson are doing well.  Fikes is being held overnight in the hospital for observation and has been diagnosed with a severe concussion but fortunately nothing worse.  Wilson was transported to the hospital by car and treated for a mild concussion and broken nose and released.

Perfect Game would like to profusely thank all those involved who provided care and assistance to these two fine young players and young men.  From the trainers to the EMT's to the police and helicopter pilot, their professionalism and training was obvious to all and an inspiration to everyone, as we all know that a similar misfortune could strike any of us at some point in the future.

Now back to fun and excitement of Baseball again.....
Miami PG Columbia Blue Takes Out Next Level >>
  
Gm # 153 | 10/23/2011 | 12:40 PM Next Level Baseball vs. Miami PG Columbia Blue

10/23/2011 5:25:09 PM

Miami PG Columbia Blue beat Next Level Baseball 4-0 as RHP Brandon Burgess (2012, Chaminade-Madonna College Prep, Plantation, FL) and LHP Andrew De la Torre (2012, Mater Lakes HS, Miami, FL) combined on a five hitshutout.

Burgess topped at 85 while De La Torre topped at 79. IF Alex DeGoti (2012,Belen Jesuit, Miami, FL) is a good athlete with athleticism and defensive tools that work for middle infield as well as the outfield. Luis Diaz (2013, Miami Christian HS, Miami, FL) is a very good defender with smooth actions in the middle infielder and a short line-drive swing.

Next Level RHP Douglas Nobles (2012, Westwood School, Camilla, GA) topped at87.

2012 RHP hits 93mph for Syracuse Sports Zone >>
  
Gm # 157 | 10/23/2011 | 12:40 PM Syracuse Sports Zone Chiefs vs. Palm Beach Select

10/23/2011 5:21:42 PM

Jared Price (2012, RHP, Twin Valley HS, Mohnton, PA) had his fastball sitting at 90-92mph with it topping out at 93mph his slider topping out at 79mph and his changeup topping out at 82mph. Price effectively pitches inside, changes speeds well, and has armside run on his fastball.

Kenny Koplove (2012, RHP, William Penn Charter HS, Philadelphia, PA) had his fastball sitting at 90-91mph with it topping out at 91mph and his slider topping out at 74mph. Koplove has an arm that works well, is a bulldog on the mound, and has a heavy fastball.

2014 RHP hits 88MPH for Action Baseball >>
  
Gm # 159 | 10/23/2011 | 12:40 PM East Coast PG Gray vs. Action Baseball

10/23/2011 5:11:38 PM

Cre Finfrock (2014, RHP, Jensen Beach HS, Jensen Beach, FL) had his fastball topping out at 88mph with it sitting at 86-88mph and his curveball topping out at 72mph. Finfrock has a quick loose arm action, attacks hitters and pitches downhill.

Bryan White (2013, RHP, Etowah HS, Woodstock, GA) had his fastball sitting at 85-87mph with it topping out at 88mph with his curveball topping out at 72mph. White has a online balanced delivery, with life on his fastball and a good feel to his 11-5 break on his curveball.

Sandlot Takes Down PG Crimson Bandits >>
  
Gm # 151 | 10/23/2011 | 10:20 AM PG Crimson Bandits vs. Sandlot/Midwest Scout Team

10/23/2011 5:11:34 PM

Sandlot/Midwest Scout Team beat the PG Crimson Bandits 11-6 as the Bandits again showed one of the most talented underclass rosters in this tournament.

SS Stephen Alemais (2013, All Hallows HS, Bronx, NY) is a very athletic middle infielder with speed and arm strength and a bat that plays at any middle infield position.

OF Yogey Perez (2013, Lake Worth, FL) is a very good athlete with bat speed and very good speed on the bases and SS Matthew Vogel (2013, Patchogue HS, Medford, NY) is a very good athlete with arm strength and is one of the top 2013s pitchers in the country.

Bandits RHP Jake Kellman (2013, Hauppauge, NY HS) topped at 87 while Sandlot RHPs Jon Roblez (2013, Bishop Ward HS, Roeland Park, KS) topped at 88 and is a strong athlete with projection and smooth, easy arm action.
South PG Navy RHP Ian Gibault >>
  
Gm # 134 | 10/23/2011 | 8:00 AM Northwest Scout Team vs. South PG Navy

10/23/2011 5:00:38 PM

RHP Ian Gibault (2012, Lamar HS, Houston, TX) topped out at 91, sitting 88-91 with a 76 mph curveball as South PG Navy dropped a 7-2 game to the Northwest Scout Team.

RHP Andrew Lantrip (2013, Livingston HS, Goodrich, TX) topped at 87 with good feel for a 76 mph slider and RHP Cameron Cochran (2012, Saint Michaels the Archangel, Gonzales, LA) was up to 86 and RHP Connor Jordan (2012, Katy Taylor HS, Houston, TX) topped at 88.

Northwest Scout team OFs Justin Black (2012, West HS, Billings, MT) and Theo Alexander (2012, Lake Washington HS, Kirkland, WA) are two very solid prospects with athleticism and bat speed that have had big weeks in Jupiter.
2012 RHP hits 91MPH for Canes Baseball >>
  
Gm # 160 | 10/23/2011 | 12:40 PM Canes Baseball vs. Philadelphia PG Black

10/23/2011 4:55:53 PM

Kyle Majette (2012, RHP, Jamestown HS, Williamsburg, VA) had his fastball topping out at 91mph with it sitting at 87-89mph with his curveball topping out at 74mph and his changeup topping out at 81mph. Majette throws easy, gets good extension out front, and has a plan on the mound.

Xavier Turner (2012, 3B, Sandusky HS, Sandusky, OH) had a couple of hits in the game for Canes Baseball to help in the winning effort. Turner has a large athletic frame, with good bat speed, and has impact speed on the bases.

Team Elite Finishes With 2-0 Win >>
  
Gm # 158 | 10/23/2011 | 12:40 PM Mid-Atlantic Rookies vs. Team Elite

10/23/2011 4:47:18 PM

Team Elite used 6 pitchers to register a 2-0 win over the Mid-Atlantic Rookies, who had already qualified for the playoffs.  SS J.T. Phillips (2012, Midland, GA) hit a 2-run double in the first inning for the only runs of the game.

Highlights among the Team Elite pitchers included:

OF/RHP Sean McLaughlin (2012, Johns Creek, GA):  Heavy 91-93 mph with occasional explosive life
RHP Michael Royal (2012, Marietta, GA):  87-89 mph
RHP Austin Wallace (2012, Kathleen, GA):  90-92 fastball with a low 80's slider with potential.
LHP Zach Erwin (2012, Duluth, GA):  Very projectable and smooth, 6-5/185, 84-86 with more there.
PG Texas Teal Takes Down East Cobb Baseball >>
  
Gm # 150 | 10/23/2011 | 10:20 AM Texas PG Teal vs. East Cobb Baseball

10/23/2011 4:43:29 PM

In a game loaded with star prospects, Texas PG Teal beat East Cobb Baseball 6-1.

Teal RHP Matthew Ferreira (2012, Flagler Palm Coast HS, Deltona, FL) was up to 89 throwing a complete, allowing just four hits, a single run with six strikeouts. He has good command of three pitches, also a 74 mph curveball, 82 mph slider, and 80 mph changeup.

OF Josh Hart (2013, Parkview HS, Lilburn, GA) stood out for East Cobb per usual with his athleticism and speed and smooth left-handed swing. RHP Robert Harris (2012, Woodland HS, Marietta, GA) is a projectable arm with velo up to 89, and a 73 mph curveball.

RHP Palmer Betts (2012, Cook county HS, Adel, GA) also threw and was up to 89 with lots of athleticism and a loose arm and a 74 mph curveball with big potential.
Dirtbags Notch 1st Victory >>
  
Gm # 166 | 10/23/2011 | 3:00 PM Canada PG Gold vs. Dirtbags

10/23/2011 4:33:39 PM

The 2010 co-champion Dirtbags notched their first victory of the 2011 championship in their 4th game, rallying with 6 runs over the last 2 innings to defeat PG Canada Gold 6-3.  The Dirtbags had a very talented team but the breaks didn't go their way this time.

All the Dirtbag runs scored on two swings of the bat.  SS Stephen Wallace (2012, Norwood, NC) laced a based loaded double in the 6th inning to give the Dirtbags their first lead at 3-1.  3B Jason Smith duplicated Wallace's effort in the 7th inning, clearing the bases with his second double of the game.

The Dirtbags threw 7 pitchers in the game, each for a single inning.  Some highlights:

RHP Keaton Haack (2012, Oak Ridge, NC):  Heavy 88-90 mph fastball with a very promising mid 70's curveball.
RHP Justin Taylor (2012, Farmville, NC):  89-91 mph with more velo there with some mechanical adjustments.
RHP Dallas Newton (2012, Greensboro, NC):  86-89 mph with very good downhill angle from his 6-4/200 frame.
Northwest Scout Team Comes Back to Win at 5 >>
  
Gm # 147 | 10/23/2011 | 10:20 AM Team Georgia (TGBA) vs. Northwest Scout Team

10/23/2011 4:26:29 PM

The Northwest Scout Team scored a pair of runs in the 6th and 7th to tie Team Georgia at 5.

Northwest LHP Andrew Summerville (2014, Lakeside HS, Seattle, WA) topped at 84 and is a long, projectable young arm to watch. Teammate LHP Jake Lessel (2012, Churchill HS, Eugene, OR) was up to 85.

OF Justin Black (2012, West HS, Billings, MT) provided the offensive fireworks with two hits including a homerun. He is a very good athlete with strength in his swing and a fluid stroke.

TGBA RHPs Dustin Beggs (2012, Centennial HS, Roswell, GA) and RHP Ty Alvey (2012, Northgate HS, Newnan, GA) were both up to 86.
Central Florida PG Advances With 5-4 Win >>
  
Gm # 169 | 10/23/2011 | 3:00 PM Atlanta Blue Jays vs. Central FL PG Royal

10/23/2011 4:21:15 PM

Central Florida PG Royal advanced to the playoff quarterfinals with a narrow 5-4 win over the Atlanta Blue Jays.  Central Florida, which is made up primarily of players from the FTB Mizuno organization, will face off with the primary FTB Mizuno team in the quarterfinals.

Central Florida went out to an early 5-1 lead and barely held off a Blue Jay rally before the game was called on time limit after 6 innings.  Their 5 runs were helped by 8 walks and numerous Blue Jay defensive mistakes, as the Central Florida bats only produced 3 hits.

Previously unheralded RHP Joe Alexander Jimenes Gracias (2012, Puerto Rico), who opened eyes during pool play with his explosive fastball, continued to impress by throwing 4 innings and allowing only 1 earned run.  Gracias pitched in the 88-92 mph range and showed he could maintain his velocity well into his pitch count.

OF Enrique Finol (2012, Fort Lauderdale, FL) had a strong game for the Blue Jays, going 2-2 with a walk and driving home a run with a double.
Bulldogs Take 2-1 Pitcher's Duel vs. Tigers >>
  
Gm # 145 | 10/23/2011 | 10:20 AM Dallas Tigers vs. ABD Bulldogs

10/23/2011 4:17:42 PM

ABD Bulldogs picked up only two hits but it was enough to beat the Dallas Tigers 2-1.

ABD threw RHP Niklas Stephenson (2012, Sunset HS, Del Mar, CA) as he topped at 88, LHP Jayson Balades (2012, Oxnard HS, Port Hueneme, CA) topped at 86, LHP Chris Kohler (2013, Los Osos HS, Alta Loma, CA) was up to 85 and Perfect Game All-American RHP/IF Tanner Rahier (2012, Palm Desert HS, Indian Wells, CA) was up to 90.

Dallas Tiger RHP Matt Walker (2013, Aledo, TX HS) was up to 87, RHP Garret Bruce (2012, Plano, TX HS) at 85, and RHP Hunter Raley (2012, Plano Senior HS, Plano, TX) at 84.
Mizuno Outfield Continues to Dominate >>
  

10/23/2011 4:09:39 PM

The All-American FTB Mizuno/Cardinals Scout Team outfield continued to dominate play as Mizuno registered a 9-4 win over the Homeplate Chilidogs to advance in the playoffs.

Jesse Winker blasted his second home run of the day, a huge blast well onto adjoining Blue Field #3 in right field and went 2-3 with 3 Rbi's and 2 runs scored.  Albert Almora went 2-3 with a run and an Rbi from a sacrifice fly that the left fielder caught jumping against the left field fence.  David Dahl scored 2 more runs hitting between Almora and Winker, giving him 8 in 5 games.

RHP Brad Labozetta (2012, Lakeland, FL) threw 4 innings to get the win for Mizuno, topping out at 90 mph.

C Brennan Morgan (2012, Peachtree City, GA) hit a 2-run opposite field home run for the Chilidogs.
Baseball U Pitchers Throw Well >>
  
Gm # 132 | 10/23/2011 | 8:00 AM Baseball U vs. Dallas Tigers

10/23/2011 4:00:37 PM

Baseball U had 2 pitchers show strong prospect stuff in a Sunday morning game against the Dallas Tigers that wasn't completed due to player injury.

6-9/225 RHP Nolan Long (2012, Waterford, CT) threw 3 innings and was 84-88 mph with his fastball after touching 91 mph in a brief relief appearance earlier in the tournament.  He has a smooth delivery and easy arm action and understandably works downhill very well.  Long's curveball lacks ideal power at 68-70 mph but the pitch has very good depth.

RHP Matthew Dariano (2012, Yonkers, NY) followed Long and topped out at 90 mph from a long extended arm action that created good arm side running action.  His 72 mph curveball was a solid second pitch.
Wild Sixth Gives ABD Victory a Win >>
  

10/23/2011 3:53:52 PM

The All American Prospects/Indians Scout Team and ABD Victory played a wild 4th inning with Indians Scout Team scoring five runs and ABD Victory coming back with six runs.

Five different Indians arms threw: RHP Matt Pisciottano (2012, Kings Academy, Boynton Beach, FL) topped at 85, RHP Mark Savarese (2013, Martin County HS, Palm City, FL) at 86, RHP Jake Axley (2012, Cardinal Mooney HS, Bradenton, FL), RHP Sam Shields (2013, IMG Academies, Port Orange, FL) at 85 and Christian Fasig (2013, Martin County HS, Stuart, FL) up to 81.

Indians SS Carlos Garmendia (2012, South Miami HS, Miami, FL) is a very good athlete with strong defensive tools and very good footspeed.

ABD IF David Olmedo-Barrera (2012, Saint Francis HS, La Canada, CA) is one of the best hitters in Northern California with a loose, left-handed swing with very good pull pop.

ABD arms RHP Jordan Cavazos (2012, Temecula Valley HS, Temecula, CA) was up to 84, as was RHP Jonathan Bishop (2012, Murrieta Mesa HS, Murrieta, CA). LHP Daniel Robinson (2012, Murrieta Mesa, Wildomar, CA) topped at 80.
Ecker, Olmstead Combine on 1-Hit Shutout >>
  

10/23/2011 3:50:15 PM

RHP/SS Mark Ecker (2012, Helotes, TX) and RHP/3B Corbin Olmstead (2012, Tampa, FL) combined on a 1-hit shutout to lead the Texas Sun Devils to a 5-0 playoff victory over the Midland Redskins/Royals Scout Team.

Both Ecker and Olmstead are listed as primary position players but have the arm strength to excel on the mound as well.  Ecker relied almost exclusively on an 89-91 mph fastball to handle the Redskins for the first 3 2/3 innings, while the 6-3/210 Olmstead was up to 92 mph from a sharp downhill angle to pick up his second save of the day.

The Sun Devils used a very opportunistic offense to score their runs.  They only had 4 hits, but took advantage of 9 walks and 3 errors and stole 7 bases.  OF Cameron Dishon (2012, Beaumont, TX) walked 3 times from his leadoff spot and stole 2 bases.
Banditos Edge Marlins 1-0 to Reach Quarterfinals >>
  
Gm # 167 | 10/23/2011 | 3:00 PM Houston Banditos vs. Marlins Scout Team

10/23/2011 3:33:51 PM

IF Avain Rachal (2012, Cypress, TX) tripled leading off the 4th inning and eventually scored on a ground out by OF Rock Rucker (2012, Marietta, GA) to give the Houston Banditos the only run they would need to defeat the Marlins Scout Team 1-0 in the first round of the playoffs.

LHP Griffin Russell (2012, Wichita Falls, TX) threw 5 shutout innings, striking out 8 hitters, to get the win for the Banditos.  Russell topped out at 88 mph and depended heavily on a big breaking 70-72 mph curveball that kept the Marlins hitters off balance.

Three Bandito pitchers finished the shutout, with RHP Jeremy Kivel (2012, Spring, TX) getting Marlin OF Harrison Bader (2012, Bronxville, NY) to ground out with the bases loaded in the 7th inning for the save.  Kivel was 93-94 mph on his 3 fastballs to Bader.
Poteet, Rivera Help Marucci to 3-2 Win Over Rays >>
  
Gm # 162 | 10/23/2011 | 12:40 PM Rays Scout Team vs. Marucci Elite

10/23/2011 2:55:16 PM

All American RHP Cody Poteet (2012, Bonita, CA) struck out 10 hitters in 5 2/3 innings as Marucci Elite edged the Rays Scout Team 3-2.  Poteet pitched in the 89-93 mph range with his fastball with a deep, hard curveball between 76 and 81 mph that was his out pitch.

SS/RHP Chris Rivera (2013, Fullerton, CA) drove home the first Marucci run in the second inning and came around to score the second on a fielder's choice later in the inning.  C Adrian Chacon (2013, Tampa, FL) went 2-3 for Marucci.



Midland Makes Playoffs Despite Tying Legends >>
  

10/23/2011 2:32:00 PM

The Midland Redskins/Royals Scout Team claimed a spot in the playoffs despite battling to a 4-4 tie Sunday morning with the Florida Legends.

Legends OF Alex Abbott (2014, Tifton, GA) lined a 2-run single in the 6th inning to tie the game up.  Abbott has a nice swing for a sophomore and the makings of very good bat speed.

6-4/205 RHP Mike Vinson was outstanding out of the bullpen for the Legends, throwing 3 1/3 scoreless innings to enable the team to come back.  Vinson relied mostly on his fastball but was overpowering, pitching in the 89-92 mph range.

6-9/250 LHP Chase Mullins (2012, Paris, KY) was victimized by Abbott's single but was solid for the most part otherwise, striking out 7 hitters in 3 innings of work.  Mullins pitched at 88-91 mph with a slurve type breaking ball in the upper 70's.

Mullins relieved fellow southpaw, LHP Jose Diaz (2012, Cotto Laurel, PR) who threw the first 4 innings.  Diaz is a loose 6-2/180 southpaw who pitches at 86-90 mph from a low 3/4's release point with a big sweeping curveball.
Mizuno Power Tops Astros for Playoff Slot >>
  
Gm # 148 | 10/23/2011 | 10:20 AM East Cobb Astros vs. Cardinals Scout Team/FTB Mizuno

10/23/2011 2:09:51 PM

In a battle of two unbeaten teams, FTB Mizuno/Cardinal Scout Team knocked out 5 extra base hits to beat the East Cobb Astros 5-2 and finish pool play with a 4-0 record.

All American CF David Dahl (2012, Birmingham, AL) doubled twice, was hit by a pitch and scored a pair of runs for Mizuno.  He crossed the plate once on a 2 run home run by RF Jesse Winker (2012, Windemere, FL).  OF Albert Almora (2012, Hialeah, FL) added a triple and a 4th outfielder, Jamal Martin (2012, West Palm Beach, FL), not wanting to be left out of the power action for outfielders, accounted for a run with a solo home run.

Mizuno threw a quartet of hard throwers who combined for 13 strikeouts against the young Astros hitters:

LHP Sean Brady (2013, Cape Coral, FL):  86-88 with the makings of a plus curveball in the mid to upper 70's.
RHP Jason Carmichael (2012, Cape Coral, FL):  89-91 fastball with hard running action, plus a sweeping 80 mph slurve.
RHP Frank Grandinette (2012, Orlando, FL):  86-89 mph with a hard slider that reached 81 mph.
SS/RHP Spencer Traynor (2013, Tampa, FL): 88-90 in the closer's role.
Red Sox Scout Team Edges Action Baseball 2-1 >>
  
Gm # 146 | 10/23/2011 | 10:20 AM Action Baseball vs. Red Sox Scout Team/Elite Squad

10/23/2011 1:55:15 PM

The Red Sox Scout Team edged Action Baseball 2-1 with a run in the 6th inning.  The Red Sox couldn't get their offense going all weekend, scoring only 7 runs hitting .181 as a team and failing to make the playoffs with a 2-1-1 record.

OF Ricky Eusebio (2012, Miami, FL) singled in OF Lewis Brinson (2012, Tamarac, FL), who had doubled, with the winning run.  Brinson hit .400 for the tournament with 3 doubles.

RHP Chris Mourelle (2013, Miami, FL) looked very promising in throwing 2 scoreless innings for the Red Sox.  He has a loose and projectable 6-2/175 frame and threw 85-87 mph with his fastball but Mourelle's best pitch was a 75-77 mph curveball that was nasty sharp at times.
Marlins Rally to Secure Playoff Berth >>
  
Gm # 144 | 10/23/2011 | 10:20 AM New Jersey PG Red vs. Marlins Scout Team

10/23/2011 1:38:27 PM

The Marlins Scout Team rallied with 3 runs in the 6th inning to beat New Jersey PG Red and narrowly claim a place in the playoffs.

OF Matt Goodson (2012, Oxford, AL), who has swung a power bat for the surprisingly quiet Marlins lineup, led off the 6th inning with a double but the rest of the rally consisted of 4 walks, a fielder's choice and a wild pitch that scored the lead run.

RHP Andrew Zapata (2013, Staten Island, NY) threw the final 3 innings to get the win for the Marlins, striking out 7 hitters, including 3 straight in the 7th.  Zapata pitched at 87-90 mph from a deceptive release point and used a big sweeping 75 mph curveball as his out pitch.

San Gabriel Bats Heat Up for the Playoffs >>
  
Gm # 143 | 10/23/2011 | 10:20 AM SGV Arsenal vs. Richmond Braves National

10/23/2011 1:25:59 PM

The San Gabriel Valley Arsenal offense is heating up for the playoffs, as they raised their record to 4-0 with a 11-4 win over the Richmond Braves.  The Arsenal have scored 23 runs in their last 2 games after scoring only 4 runs in their first 2 wins. 

SGV pounded out 14 hits against the Braves, including 3 each by 1B Joseph Corrigan (2013, Santa Monica, CA) and SS Severino Romo (2013, Fullerton, CA).  Corrigan is a very strong right handed hitter with power and should be a standout for the Harvard Westlake HS team in the spring that is led by All American pitchers Lucas Giolito and Max Fried.  Romo has had an outstanding fall for the Arsenal and is now 5-8 in the tournament with 4 doubles.

Giolito and Fried are both members of the Arsenal organization but are not in Jupiter for this event.

3B Ty France (2012, West Covina, CA) and 3B Joseph Keller (2012, Chino, CA) both went 2-3 with 2 Rbi's.
Watson Scores 3 Runs for Texas Scout Team >>
  
Gm # 141 | 10/23/2011 | 10:20 AM Long Island Titans vs. Texas Scout Team Yankees

10/23/2011 1:14:53 PM

IF Cole Watson (2012, Canton, GA) singled and walked 3 times, stole 2 bases and scored 3 times to pace Texas Scout Team Yankees to a 5-3 win over the Long Island Titans.  1B Austin Dean (2012, Spring, TX) went 2-4 to 2 Rbi's hitting behind Watson in the line up.

Texas started 6-4/185 RHP Holden Hemlink (2012, Conroe, TX) and although Helmink was a bit wild, the U. Texas commit showed very good stuff, pitching at 90-92 mph with a very nice change up.

RHP Blake Goins (2013, Pearland, TX) threw 2 innings, sitting between 86-89 mph with occasional explosive life on his fastball.

RHP Dalton Brown (2012, Ponder, TX) picked up the save by striking out the side in the 7th inning, topping out at 91 mph with an 82 mph slider.
Garza Helps Banditos Go Perfect in Pool Play >>
  
Gm # 140 | 10/23/2011 | 10:20 AM Team British Columbia vs. Houston Banditos

10/23/2011 1:01:46 PM

OF Courtney Hawkins has been getting all the buzz for the Houston Banditos but IF/RHP Ralph Garza (2012, New Braunfels, TX) has been quietly helping carry the Banditos, as they finished pool play with a perfect 4-0 mark after beating Team British Columbia 6-3.

Aside from throwing 6 innings in an earlier Banditos victory, Garza is hitting .571 and went 2-3 with an Rbi against TBC.

OF/LHP Rock Rucker (2012, Marietta, GA) also went 2-3, scored 2 runs and drove in one other.

LHP Rex Hill (2012, Magnolia, TX) threw the first 3 innings for Houston and showed a nice projectable arm.  The 6-3/175 lefty pitched in the 87-89 mph range with a low 70's curveball and 75 mph change up.
Sun Devils Rally Late for Playoff Berth >>
  
Gm # 139 | 10/23/2011 | 8:00 AM Texas Sun Devils vs. Upstate Mavericks

10/23/2011 12:50:05 PM

The Texas Sun Devils rallied for single runs in the bottom of the 6th and 7th innings to edge the Upstate Mavericks and finish pool play with a 4-0 record.

Tyler Bender (2012, Cape Coral, FL) was the hero for the Sun Devils, singling in Zach Green (2012, Rocklin, CA) with the winning run.

IF/RHP Troy Lewis (2012, Geismar, LA) threw 5 1/3 innings for the Sun Devils, mixing an 87-90 mph fastball and 79-82 mph slider almost 50/50.  3B/RHP Corbin Olmstead (2012, Tampa, FL) picked up the win with 1 2/3 scoreless innings, topping out at 90 mph.

Upstate SS/RHP Alex Cunningham (2012, Duncan, SC) threw an outstanding game before being lifted after 6 innings.  He allowed only 4 hits and an unearned run while striking out 11 hitters.  Cunningham pitched in the 89-91 mph range from a deceptive delivery with a very sharp mid 70's curveball.  Cunningham is a very good shortstop prospect but obviously stands out on the mound as well.

OF Steven Dugger (2012, Moore, SC) continued his outstanding play, driving in the lone Mavericks run.
Morgan, Ryan Pace Panthers Offense >>
  
Gm # 137 | 10/23/2011 | 8:00 AM South Florida Bandits vs. South Charlotte Panthers

10/23/2011 12:37:09 PM

Leadoff hitter SS Kirk Morgan (2013, Charlotte, NC) went 2-2 with 2 walks, 3 stolen bases and 2 runs scored to pace the South Charlotte Panthers to a 5-0 win over the South Florida Bandits.  Morgan is a left handed hitter who stays inside the ball well, works counts and can spray the ball to all fields.

2014 C Ryder Ryan (Waxhaw, NC) was beneficiary of Morgan's being on base all the time, driving in 3 runs.

Three Panthers pitchers combined on the shutout.  RHP Cameron Tekker (2012, Waxhaw, NC) threw the first 3 1/3 innings, pitching at 88-90 mph from an effortless arm action.  Tekker has a 78 mph slurve type sweeping breaking ball and a 79 mph change up that he isn't afraid to use on any count.

Tekker's Cuthbertson High School teammate LHP Brian Donovan relieved him for 1 2/3 innings and topped at 85 mph with a long, loose arm action and deceptive low 3/4's release point.
Homeplate Defeats Cangelosi in Play-In Game >>
  
Gm # 152 | 10/23/2011 | 10:20 AM Homeplate Chilidogs vs. Cangelosi Baseball

10/23/2011 10:22:15 AM

RHP/OF Daniel Amos (2012, Fayetteville, GA) threw 6 innings of 5 hit ball, striking out 7 hitters, to lead the Homeplate Chilidogs to a 3-1 win over Cangelosi Baseball in a "Play-In" game for the first round of the playoffs.  The 5-9/180 Amos has a powerful arm that belies his height and pitched at 89-92 mph while not walking a hitter.  His mid 70's curveball was a strong second pitch.  Amos also helped his cause by going 2-3 at the plate.

OF Alex Liquori (2012, Brooks, GA) went 2-3 with an Rbi, while leadoff hitter Jeremy Taylor (2012, Fayetteville, GA) went 3-4.

7 Juice Pitchers Combine on Shutout >>
  
Gm # 135 | 10/23/2011 | 8:00 AM Georgia PG Texas Orange vs. Chet Lemon's Juice

10/23/2011 10:08:59 AM

Chet Lemon's Juice used 7 different pitchers to post a 1-0 win over Georgia PG Texas Orange.  Some highlights on the short looks included:

RHP/OF John Paul Roundtree (2012, Plant City, FL):  86-88 mph
RHP Tyler Danish (2013, Brandon, FL):  87-88 mph
RHP Tyler Vandeboe (2012, Valrico, FL):  84-87 mph
RHP Jesse Arnold (2012, Port St. Lucie, FL):  85-87 FB/72 mph CB
LHP Charles Fowler (2013, Mt. Dora, FL):  83-85 mph/67 CB

2B Dylan Allen (2013, Lakeland, FL) continued his strong play over the past few weeks of WWBA play, going 2-3 with an Rbi.
Dallas Patriots Overpower Ontario 10-3 >>
  
Gm # 128 | 10/23/2011 | 8:00 AM Ontario Blue Jays vs. Dallas Patriots

10/23/2011 10:02:25 AM

The Dallas Patriots offense overpowered the previously undefeated Ontario Blue Jays in a 10-3 win Sunday morning.

Dallas clean up hitter Cole Fiola (2012, Corinth, TX) went 2-3 and drove in 4 runs to lead the attack.  OF Nolan Brown (2012, Colleyville, TX) went 3-3 hitting out of the #2 hole and scored 3 runs.

LHP Kyle Clausing (2011, Garland, TX) went the first 4 innings to get the win, pitching in the 83-86 mph range with good left handed running action.
Ruppenthal Brothers Pace Central FL to 3-1 Win >>
  
Gm # 133 | 10/23/2011 | 8:00 AM Central FL PG Royal vs. Louisiana All-Stars

10/23/2011 9:51:37 AM

Brothers RHP Matthew Ruppenthal (2014, Bloomfield Hills, MI) and C/RHP Michael Ruppenthal (2012, Bloomfield Hills, MI) split the first 4 innings of Central Florida PG Royal's 3-1 win over the Louisiana All-Stars.  The win completes a perfect 4-0 pool play run for the Royals, who had clinched a playoff spot before the game started.

The younger Ruppenthal, a top 2014 prospect, pitched at 85-87 mph from a quick, compact arm action and mixed in a big breaking 70 mph curveball.  Ruppenthal has a big, physical 6-4/220 build.

1B Nick Longhi (2013, Venice, FL) continued his hot hitting as the Royals cleanup hitter, going 2-2 with a run and Rbi.  The left handed hitting Longhi is now hitting .500 for the tournament.
Pitching Dominates in 0-0 Tie >>
  
Gm # 131 | 10/23/2011 | 8:00 AM Orlando Scorpions vs. New Jersey PG Red

10/23/2011 9:39:49 AM

Pitching dominated in a 0-0 tie Sunday morning between the Orlando Scorpions and New Jersey PG Red.  The teams combined for only 5 hits, all singles.

New Jersey LHP Bret-Michael DeStefano (2012, Richboro, PA) threw 6 2/3 innings, keeping the Scorpion hitters off balance with a deceptive cross body delivery and hitting his spots with an upper 70's fastball and big breaking curveball.

6-6/200 Daniel Moritz (2012, Deltona, FL) threw 4 innings for the Scorpions, topping out at 83 mph with an upper 60's curveball.

RHP Michael Hennessey (2012, Windemere, FL) finished up with 3 no-hit innings, pitching at 82-84 mph with good feel for a change up.
Florida Hardballers Notch First Win >>
  
Gm # 130 | 10/23/2011 | 8:00 AM Florida Hardballers vs. Northeast PG Maroon

10/23/2011 9:23:06 AM

SS Tanner Neuhaus (2013, Tampa, FL) impressed the PG scouts with his defensive play in the Florida Hardballers 4-1 win over Northeast PG Maroon Sunday morning.  Neuhaus is a slender 6-2/170 athlete with fluid, easy actions to the ball and a loose strong erm.
South Florida PG Pitchers Strike Out 15 >>
  
Gm # 129 | 10/23/2011 | 8:00 AM South Florida PG Kelly Green vs. Bo Jackson Midwest

10/23/2011 9:15:58 AM

Four South Florida PG Kelly Green pitchers combined on a 2-hitter with 15 strikeouts in a 4-1 win over Bo Jackson Midwest.

RHP Jesus Colon (2012, Lyndhurst, NJ) showed the best stuff, pitching in the 87-90 mph range with a loose, quick arm action.  6-4/190  RHP Justin Patrick (2012, Cumberland, RI) struck out 6 of the 7 hitters he faced, using a very deceptive delivery and a mid 80's fastball to overmatch the Bo Jackson hitters.
Top of the Order Powers Heat to 7-4 Victory >>
  
Gm # 127 | 10/23/2011 | 8:00 AM Houston Heat vs. All Star Baseball Academy

10/23/2011 8:55:15 AM

The top 4 hitters in the Houston Heat lineup went a cumulative 6-8 with 3 walks and 7 runs scored to power the Heat to a 7-4 win over All-Star Baseball Academy.

Leadoff hitter IF Hunter Haley (2012, Nacogdoches, TX) went 2-2 with a walk and 3 runs scored and showed a nice, quick line drive swing.  #2 hitter Adam Goss went 2-3 with 2 Rbi's, #3 IF Geonte Jackson (2012, Missouri City, TX) went 1-2 with a HBP and scored 2 runs, while cleanup hitter IF Austin Listi (2012, Huffman, TX) went 1-1 with a double and 2 walks.

Winning pitcher RHP Hayden Barnett (2012, Houston, TX) went 4 innings for the Heat, striking out 8 hitters.  The 6-4/200 Barnett topped out at 89 mph with very good arm speed and showed an advanced change up for his age.

RHP Ballard Infante (2012, Sugar Land, TX) threw the final 3 innings, striking out 5 and also topping out at 89 mph with good feel for a mid 70's curveball.

Atlanta Blue Jays Finish Perfect 4-0 in Pool Play >>
  
Gm # 138 | 10/23/2011 | 8:00 AM Atlanta Blue Jays vs. PG Crimson Bandits

10/23/2011 8:40:36 AM

The Atlanta Blue Jays completed a clean sweep of Pool M, finishing with a 4-0 record with a 3-2 win over the PG Crimson Bandits.

6-7 RHP Trey Wingenter (2012, Madison, AL) threw the first 2 innings, pitching at 86-88 mph, before handing the ball off to RHP Hudson Jacobs (2012, Gray, GA) for the final 5 innings.  Jacobs didn't throw hard, topping out at 81 mph, but pounded the strike zone, starting 15 out of 19 hitters with strikes and forcing the Bandits to put the ball in play.

SS Stephen Alemais (2013, Bronx, NY) put on a show for the Bandits, going 2-3 with 2 runs scored and 4 stolen bases.  Alemais also showed his athleticism in the field and is a young prospect to follow very closely.
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Gm # 136 | 10/23/2011 | 8:00 AM Kentucky Baseball Club vs. Reds Midwest Scout Team

10/23/2011 8:29:20 AM

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Reds Midwest Grabs Playoff Spot With 6-0 Win >>
  

10/23/2011 8:28:22 AM

The Reds Midwest Scout Team punched their playoff ticket Sunday morning with a 6-0 win over Kentucky Baseball Club.

1B/LHP A.J. Puk (2013, Cedar Rapids, IA) drove in 2 runs with a first inning single and later added another hit to lead the Reds offense.  3B Braxton Martinez (2012, St. Peters, MO) also went 2-3 and scored a run.

RHP Andy Honiotes (2013, Geneva, IL) threw 4 shutout innings to get the win.  Honiotes was aggressive with a 86-89 mph fastball and showed good command.  He's a loose 6-3/170 athlete who should keep improving as he gets stronger.

Kentucky Baseball Club RHP Clinton Hollon (2013, Lexington, KY) made his second appearance of the tournament, throwing 2 2/3 shutout innings of relief, striking out 5.  Hollon pitched in the 91-94 mph range with an upper 70's slurve type breaking ball.
SWFL Bats Go Quiet in Playoff Bid >>
  
Gm # 126 | 10/22/2011 | 5:20 PM SWFL Baseball vs. Dulin Dodgers

10/23/2011 6:31:20 AM

SWFL received an outstanding pitching performance from RHP Jake Fossick (2012, Port Charlotte, FL) in a must win game against Dulin Dodgers Saturday night but their bats came up short in a 0-0 tie.

Fossick threw a complete game 2-hitter with 11 strikeouts, pitching in the 88-92 mph range with a 75 mph curveball that flashed very good bite at times.  He throws from a very unusual slow paced back turn delivery that disrupts hitters timing, especially with the velocity on his fastball.

In fairness to the SWFL hitters, Dulin threw 5 very good pitchers who combined on a 3 hitter with 14 K's.  They included:

RHP Austin Sexton (2012, Madison, AL):  87-90 with a nice ability to change speeds and pitch.
RHP Cheyne Bickel (2013, North Palm Beach, FL):  87-89 with a big 74 mph curveball
RHP Brady Bramlett (2012, Bartlett, TN):  88-91 with a long, loose projectable arm action
RHP John Mark Shelly (2012, Germandtown, TN): 90-92, compact quick arm action
RHP Matthew Ferguson (2012, Cordova, TN):  Steady 88 mph fastball
 
PG Miami Battles Marucci to 1-1 Tie >>
  
Gm # 125 | 10/22/2011 | 5:20 PM Miami PG Columbia Blue vs. Marucci Elite

10/23/2011 6:09:41 AM

Miami PG Columbia Blue played an excellent all around game Saturday night and pulled out a 1-1 tie with the prospect laden Marucci Elite team.  Miami only managed 2 hits but played errorless defense and received strong pitching performances from 1B/RHP Mark Hernandez (2012, Miami, FL) and RHP Billy Atkins (2012, Margate, FL).

Marucci introduced a new pitching prospect in 6-5/185 RHP Mitchell Sewald (2012, Mandeville, LA), who threw 2 scoreless innings, striking out 4 hitters.  The long and loose Sewald was 89-92 with his fastball, up from 86-87 this summer, with a big breaking 77 mph curveball.

2013 SS Christopher Rivera (Fullerton, CA) threw the 7th inning for Marucci and sat at 91-92 with a hard biting 75 mph curveball.

RHP Brent Wheatley (2012, Villa Park, CA) threw the first 4 innings for Marucci, topping out at 89 mph.

Big California Arms Throw for Marlins Scout Team >>
  
Gm # 124 | 10/22/2011 | 5:20 PM Marlins Scout Team vs. Dallas Patriots

10/23/2011 5:54:49 AM

Marlins Scout Team scored 3 runs in the first inning and rode the arms of two hard throwing California right handers to a 4-1 win over the Dallas Patriots.

RHP Paul Blackburn (2012, Oakley, CA) threw 5 shutout innings, allowing 2 hits and no walks while striking out 8 Patriot hitters.  Blackburn throws from a low effort delivery and has a polished approach to pitching that projects plus command in the future.  He only threw 59 pitches, 42 for strikes, while throwing at 89-91 mph with occasional hard sinking life.  He also showed very good feel for a 77 mph curveball.

Blackburn was relieved by RHP Cal Becker (2012, Kentfield, CA), who didn't show the command and polish that Blackburn did but flashed nasty stuff, including a 91-93 mph fastball and 81-84 mph slider with hard biting action.

OF Harrison Bader (2012, Bronxville, NY) had a key 2 out, 2 run triple and showed very good bat speed, along with centerfield type tools on defense.

3B Trooper Reynolds (2013, Weatherford, TX), a strongly built 5-11/205 right handed hitter, was the top Patriots hitter and showed very good bat speed and the ability to drive the ball hard.

Hawkins Home Run Lifts Banditos to Third Win >>
  

10/23/2011 5:44:21 AM

The Houston Banditos raised their record to 3-0 and CF Courtney Hawkins (2012, Corpus Cristi, TX) raised his prospect stock to new heights in a 4-2 win over All-American Prospects/Indians Scout Team.  Hawkins, who had 3 doubles and a triple in the Banditos first two games, lifted a long, high fly ball to right field in the first inning with 2 runners on base that looked like a routine out off the bat but ended up carrying well over the fence for a 3 run homer.  Hawkins later scored the Banditos fourth run when he walked, stole second and came home on a hit by IF/RHP Ralph Garza (2012, New Braunfels, TX).

6-6/220 RHP Jackson McClelland (2012, Cherry Valley, CA) threw 5 solid innings, allowing 3 hits and a run.   McClelland works downhill well from a high 3/4's release point and topped out at 88 mph with a 72 mph curveball and 78 mph change up.

SS C.J. Hinojosa (2012, Spring, TX) had 2 hits for the Banditos and continued to show excellent bat speed.

6-3/180 RHP Jarred Jilson (2012, Vero Beach, FL) was the most impressive of four All American pitchers, pitching at 88-90 mph with a 77 mph curveball.  Jilson threw a very heavy fastball with excellent sinking action at times.

6-4/190 OF Zach Larson (2012, Bradenton, FL) continued to impress scouts with his overall tools and went 2-3 at the plate with an Rbi.
2012 RHP hits 93 for Canes Baseball >>
  
Gm # 113 | 10/22/2011 | 3:00 PM MSL All-Stars vs. Canes Baseball

10/22/2011 4:33:33 PM

Mitchell Brown (2012, RHP, Rochester Century HS, Rochester, MN) had his fastball sitting at 90-92mph with his fastball topping out at 93mph with his curveball topping out at 77mph, and his slider topping out at 84mph. Brown has an effortless arm action, throws easy, has armside run on his fastball, has a good 11-5 break on his curveball, and his slider is an out pitch.

Josh Sborz (2012, RHP, McLean HS, McLean, VA) had his fastball sitting at 89-92mph with it topping out at 92mph, with his curveball topping out at 78mph, and his changeup topping out at 82mph. Sborz shows control of both sides of the plate, has a quick arm, throws easy, has sound mechanics, with an online delivery, and good command of his 11-5 breaking curveball.

Joseph Jae Roberts (2013, OF, Hammond School, Columbia, SC) had a hit in the game for Canes Baseball. Roberts stays inside the ball well, has excellent bat speed, with a confident approach at the plate. In the field Roberts has an accurate arm, with a loose easy arm action, and online carry.

Jake Thompson (2013, RHP, Rockwall-Heath HS, Rockwall, TX) had his fastball sitting at 91-92mph with it topping out at 93mph, with his curveball topping out at 76mph, his slider topping out at 82mph, and his changeup topping out at 80mph. Thompson pitches downhill, has an arm that works well, has a plan on the mound, uses sound mechanics, has good depth to his slider, and armside run on his changeup.

Jack Moffitt (2012, RHP, Flower Mound HS, Flower Mound, TX) had his fastball sitting at 89-91mph with his fastball topping out at 92mph while his curveball was topping out at 75mph. Moffitt controls both sides of the plate, has sound mechanics, with an online delivery, has a 10-4 break on his curveball, and uses a 3/4 arm slot.

Kolbey Carpenter (2012, SS, West HS, West, TX) had a couple of hits including a double for the MSL All-Stars. Carpenter is a high energy player, with good bat speed, and a fluid stroke.

Preston Palmiero (2013, 1B, Colleyville Heritage HS, Colleyville, TX) had a hit and an RBI in the game for MSL All-Stars. Palmiero has a projectable frame, stays inside the ball well, has power potential and a line drive swing plane.
2013 OF goes 3-3 in Florida Legends Scout Team >>
  
Gm # 112 | 10/22/2011 | 3:00 PM Florida Legends Scout Team vs. Northwest Scout Team

10/22/2011 4:10:03 PM

Christian Khawam (2013, OF, Southridge HS, Miami, FL) was 3-3 in the game with 1 double, 1 triple 1 stolen base and 3 runs scored to help pace the offense for the Florida Legends Scout Team. Khawam has a fluid stroke, is a linedrive contact hitter, hits the ball to all fields and drives the ball with regular contact. In the field Khawam has a good first step, takes good routes to the ball, and covers a lot of ground.

Nick Scahill (2012, RHP, Coral Springs Christian, Coral Springs, FL) had his fastball sitting at 85-87mph with it topping out at 89mph, with his curveball topping out at 71mph, and his changeup topping out at 76mph. Scahill throws strikes, has good extension out front, changes speeds well, and has a smooth deceptive delivery.

Andrew Sopko (2012, RHP, Loyola Sacred Heart HS, Missoula, MT) had his fastball sitting at 86-87mph with it topping out at 88mph with his curveball topping out at 72mph, and his changeup topping out at 81mph. Sopko stays tall on the backside, with sound mechanics, throws easy, has an arm that works well, and pitches downhill.

Matt Hape (2012, RHP, Bozeman HS, Bozeman, MT) had his fastball sitting at 85-87mph with it topping out at 88mph with his curveball topping out at 73mph. Hape has good command show control of both sides of the plate, throws easy, has an arm that works well, and has sound mechanics on the mound.

Taylor Jones (2012, 3B, Kentwood HS, Kent, WA) was 2-2 with 2 RBI'S and a triple in the game to pace the Northwest Scout Team. Jones has a large projectable frame, with good bat speed, a quick bat, and drives the ball with regular contact.

Astros Roll to 9-1 Win >>
  
Gm # 114 | 10/22/2011 | 3:00 PM East Cobb Astros vs. South Florida PG Kelly Green

10/22/2011 4:08:00 PM

East Cobb Astros were one of the most impressive 16u teams this summer as well as at the Underclass World Championship two weeks ago in Fort Myers. They continued to have a strong run this weekend with a 9-1 win over South Florida PG Kelly Green.

Astros OF Jacob Heyward (2013, Eagles Landing Christian, McDonough, GA) is an athletic outfielder with strength and lots of bat speed and fellow outfielders Daz Cameron (2015, Eagles Landing Christian, McDonough, GA) and Terry McClure (2013, Westlake HS, Atlanta, GA) are also top ranked underclassmen with top level athleticism and tools at the plate.
Dial/Burkamper Throw for South PG Navy >>
  
Gm # 115 | 10/22/2011 | 3:00 PM South PG Navy vs. Team Georgia (TGBA)

10/22/2011 4:01:27 PM

South PG Navy RHPs Todd Dial (2013, Russell County HS, Phenix City, AL) and Derek Burkamper (2013, Muscatine, IA HS) each touched 89 in a 4-3 loss to Team Georgia.

Dial, the younger brother of Auburn SS Tyler Dial, has a strong, compact build much like his brother and has very good arm strength as well as a 74 mph curveball and 78 mph changeup. Burkamper threw strikes well and sat 87-89 with very good feel for a 74 mph curveball and 79 mph changeup.

Team Georgia RHP Travis Lambert (2012, Collins Hill HS, Lawrenceville, GA) topped at 90 with long, loose arm action and a 74 mph curveball.
2012 OF hits 3 triples for Dallas Tigers >>
  
Gm # 118 | 10/22/2011 | 3:00 PM Dallas Tigers vs. Louisiana All-Stars

10/22/2011 3:54:27 PM

David Oppenheim (2012, OF, Mercer Island HS, Mercer Island, WA) went 3-3 in the game with 3 triples to pace the offense for the Dallas Tigers. Oppenheim has an athletic large frame with a strong build, has a fluid stroke at the plate, has a short compact swing, with good bat speed, a line drive swing plane, drives the ball with regular contact, and has good speed on the bases.

Kendall Coleman (2013, OF, Rockwall HS, Rockwall, TX) had 2 hits in the game with a double to help pace the Dallas Tigers offense. Coleman has a quick bat, stays inside the ball well, is a linedrive contact hitter, and hits the ball to all fields. Coleman has soft sure hands, with easy fluid actions, and makes all the plays.

Nick Holt (2012, RHP, Woodlawn HS, Baton Rouge, LA) had his fastball sitting at 83-86mph with it topping out at 88mph with his curveball topping out at 73mph and his changeup topping out at 80mph. Holt has an extra large frame, has good command of his pitches, gets good extension out front, has an online delivery, with good cut to his changeup.



Chicago Scouts RHP Matthew Schultz >>
  
Gm # 119 | 10/22/2011 | 3:00 PM Palm Beach PAL vs. Chicago Scouts Association

10/22/2011 3:50:15 PM

Chicago Scouts Association RHP Matt Schultz (2012, Oswego East HS, Plainfield, IL) put his name among the top arms in Illinois, topping at 93 with a big, projectable frame as well as a 79 mph slider and 83 mph changeup.

Other arms that threw for Chicago were RHP Jack Landwehr (2012, Mt. Prospect, IL HS) who topped at 88, Dakota Miller (2012, Kennedy HS, Cedar Rapids, IA) was up to 90.

PBC PAL SS Tyler Kendall (2012, Park Vista HS, Boynton Beach, FL) showed why he is a Florida commit with very good defensive actions and arm strength across the diamond. C Robbie Coman (2012, Park Vista HS, Lake Worth, FL) is a strong built catcher with bat speed and raw power.
2012 RHP hits 92mph for ABD Bulldogs >>
  
Gm # 117 | 10/22/2011 | 3:00 PM ABD Bulldogs vs. Baseball U

10/22/2011 3:43:01 PM

Andrew Potter (2012, RHP, Eastside HS, Lancaster, CA) had his fastball sitting at 88-92mph with it topping out at 92mph, while his curveball topped out at 77mph. Potter has a medium frame with a arm that works well, throws easy, has a good follow through, attacks hitters, has a smooth online delivery, and is aggressive with his fastball.

Tanner Rahier (2012, RHP, Palm Desert HS, Indian Wells, CA) had his fastball sitting at 90-92mph with it topping out at 92mph. Rahier has a quick arm, with cut action to his fastball, an explosive fastball, and uses a 3/4 arm angle. At the plate Rahier had 2 RBI'S to help pace the offense. Rahier has a live bat with good bat speed, and is a gap to gap hitter. 

RJ Ybarra (2012, C, Riverside Poly HS, Riverside, CA) had a double in the game for ABD. Ybarra has a line drive swing plane, with good bat speed, and has gap power. 

 

Red Sox Scout Team RHP Nick Travieso >>
  

10/22/2011 3:35:07 PM

Red Sox Scout Team/Elite Squad RHP Nick Travieso (2012, Archbishop McCarthy HS, Pembroke Pines, FL) first jumped on to the prospect map while topping at 91 in the 15u BCS Finals in 2009. Travieso has continued to be one of the top pitcher's in South Florida, leading McCarthy to the 2011 Perfect Game High School National Championship.

Travieso topped at 95 on the day, sitting 92-94 with excellent arm speed and a downhill plane. He also threw an 81 mph curveball and 82 mph changeup.

Other Elite Squad pitchers to throw were RHP Domenick Mancini (2012, American Heritage HS, Weston, FL) who topped at 89 and RHP Shaun Anderson (2013, American Heritage HS, Coral Springs, FL) was up to 87.

East Coast PG Gray 3B Pete Alonso homered the third to even the score at 2-2. Alonso is a power hitting CIF who is worth keeping an eye on going forward as a 2013 grad with a power bat.

The Red Sox took the lead for good in the top of the 4th when Ricky Eusebio drove in Chris Chinea with a 2-out single.
Perfect Game White wins 3-0 >>
  
Gm # 116 | 10/22/2011 | 3:00 PM Houston Heat vs. Perfect Game White

10/22/2011 3:30:47 PM

Jacob Wright (2012, OF, Melbourne HS, Melbourne Beach, FL) had a double and 2 RBI'S to lead Perfect Game White in their win this afternoon. Wright has a quick bat with a short compact swing, good bat speed, and is a line drive contact hitter.

Alfredo Escalera (2012, OF, IMG Academy, Bradenton, FL) had a hit in the game for Perfect Game White to help pace the offense as well. Escalera has a quick bat, with good bat speed, and is a gap to gap hitter with pop. In the field Escalera takes good routes to the ball, has a good first step, covers a lot of ground, has an arm that works well with good arm strength.

Geonte' Jackson (2012, SS, Elkins HS, Missouri City, TX) had some good at bats this afternoon. Jackson has a quick bat with a short compact swing, he hits the ball to all fields, and drives the ball with regular contact. In the field Jackson has lateral agility, quick feet, an accurate arm, good arm strength and an arm that works well.
Graybill/Petty Take Mound for Rays >>
  
Gm # 121 | 10/22/2011 | 3:00 PM St. Louis Pirates vs. Rays Scout Team

10/22/2011 3:26:56 PM

Rays Scout Team RHP David Graybill (2012, Brophy Prep, Phoenix, AZ) was up to 91, sitting at 88-90 with a big, strong physical build and clean arm action as well as very good feel for a 75 mph curveball and 80 mph slider.

RHP Andrew Petty (2012, Rincon HS, Tucson, AZ) topped at 89 with a 79 mph slider and 73 mph curve.

1B Daniel Bigcrane Jackson (2013, Chaparral HS, Scottsdale, AZ) threw in an earlier game and had a big day at the plate with a pair of hits and three RBI.

St. Louis Pirates OF Zach Coppola (2012, Dowling Catholic HS, Windsor Heights, IA) had two hits and two RBI continuing a big fall in which he performed very well for Iowa Select.
Sparks Grand Slam Leads Action to Win >>
  
Gm # 122 | 10/22/2011 | 3:00 PM Action Baseball vs. Kentucky Baseball Club

10/22/2011 3:16:44 PM

Action Baseball took a 7-4 contest with previously undefeated Kentucky Baseball Club as Clayton Sparks (2012, Willis HS, Conroe, TX) hit a grand slam to cap a six run third inning rally.

Action RHP Jordan Church (2012, Stony Point HS, Round Rock, TX) topped at 86 and Pete Bayer (2012, Regis Jesuit HS, Parker, CO) topped at 88.

KBC got a strong pitching performance from LHP Robert Strader (2012, Eastern HS, Louisville, KY) topped at 89 and is a long, strong pitcher with big potential and loose, easy arm action.
2012 C Triples in win for SGV >>
  
Gm # 102 | 10/22/2011 | 12:40 PM All Star Baseball Academy vs. SGV Arsenal

10/22/2011 2:28:00 PM

CJ Saylor (2012, C South Hills HS, West Covina, CA) had 2 hits in the game for SGV Arsenal including a triple to help pace the offense. Saylor has a strong projectable frame, with a fluid stroke, gets good extension at the plate, has good bat speed, has a confident approach at the plate, and drives the ball with regular contact.

Timothy Lopes (2012, MIF, Edison HS, Huntington Beach, CA) had 1 hit in the game for SGV Arsenal to help pace the offense. Lopes has a quick bat with good bat speed, gets good extension at the plate, drives the ball with regular contact, and is a gap to gap hitter. In the field Lopes has soft sure hands, good fielding actions, a quick smooth transfer, with good arm strength and an arm that works well.

Kenneth Chapman (2012, RHP, Claremont HS, Pomona, CA) had his fastball sitting at 86-88mph with it topping out at 88mph while his curveball was topping out at 71mph. Chapman has good command of all his pitches, effectively pitches inside, has a good follow through, throws easy, has a plan on the mound, with sound mechanics, and good command of his 11-5 breaking curveball which is an out pitch.

Mullins, Shailer lift PG Vegas Gold >>
  
Gm # 103 | 10/22/2011 | 12:40 PM Perfect Game Vegas Gold vs. South Florida Bandits

10/22/2011 2:20:59 PM

RHP Josh Shailer (2013 Dunwoody HS, Norcross, GA) held the South Florida Bandits to one run over four innings while the Perfect Game Vegas Gold offense went off for 12 runs on 12 hits. Shailer sat 81-84 with his fastball, pounding the zone with 75% strikes and showed a quality changeup at 76 and a 70 mph curve. Leadoff hitter Boyce Mullins (2012 Brookwood HS, Snellville, GA) went 2-for-3 with a triple, a walk, a stolen base, 3 Runs and an RBI.
Cherry/Kidston Combine on No-Hitter >>
  

10/22/2011 2:19:31 PM

Through three games, the Midland Redskins/Royals Scout Team have still yet to give up a run as they no-hit TGBA in a 6-0 win. RHP Taylore Cherry (2012, Vandalia Butler HS, Dayton, OH) and Anthony Kidston (2012, Defiance, OH HS) combined on a no-hitter, striking out ten batters.

Cherry, a Perfect Game All-American, topped at 91 with loose, easy arm action. Cherry has a 6'9 260 pound frame and still has room to add strength and maturity to his body. He sat easily in the upper 80s, also throwing a 79 mph curveball and 82 mph changeup.

Kidston is a good athlete who showed his bat speed and arm strength as an outfielder, topped at 88 with a quick arm as well as a sharp breaking 11/5 curveball at 76.
2012 RHP hits 91MPH for Central FL PG Royal >>
  
Gm # 106 | 10/22/2011 | 12:40 PM ABD Bulldogs vs. Central FL PG Royal

10/22/2011 2:11:08 PM

Tim Holmes (2012, RHP, Home Schooled, Jacksonville, FL) had his fastball sitting at 87-90mph with it topping out at 91mph while his curveball was topping out at 79mph and his changeup topping out at 79mph. Holmes has a large athletic frame with a strong build, good command, has outstanding arm speed, a good follow through, sets up hitters well, an online delivery, armside run on his fastball, and a good late breaking 11-5 curveball.

Willies Estrada (2013, C, Poinciana HS, Kissimmee, FL) had a couple of hits in the game this afternoon for Central FL PG Royal. Estrada has a large athletic frame, blocks balls well, and is a good receiver behind the plate. He also generates good bat speed at the plate, has strong hands and gets good lift at the plate.

RJ Ybarra (2012, C, Riverside Poly HS, Riverside, CA) had a triple in the game this afternoon. Ybarra has good bat speed, drives the ball with regular contact, and has a linedrive swing plane.

Justin Garza (2012, RHP, Bonita HS, Ontario, CA) had his fastball sitting at 90-91mph with it topping out at 92mph while his curveball was topping out at 77mph, his slider topping out at 75mph, and his changeup topping out at 78mph. Garza is around the plate with all his pitches, has outstanding arm speed, an arm that works well, sets up hitters, has a smooth online delivery, has life on his fastball, and good sink to his changeup.
Big Time Arms in Dirtbags/Warhawks >>
  
Gm # 105 | 10/22/2011 | 12:40 PM Ohio Warhawks vs. Dirtbags

10/22/2011 2:01:54 PM

The defending co-champions Dirtbags, fell to 0-3 as they dropped a 4-1 game to the Ohio Warhawks.

The Warhawks threw RHP Ryan McNeil (2012, Nipomo, CA HS), a Perfect Game All-American topped at 92 with a smooth delivery  and easy mechanics as well as an 83 mph slider. RHP Stephen Gant (2012, Riverside HS, Parsons, TN) topped at 91, and LHP Ian Clarkin (2013, James Madison HS, San Diego, CA) topped at 90. Fernando Perez (2012, Otay Ranch HS, Chula Vista, CA) showed a fluid stroke and the ball jumps off his bat.

Dirtbags RHP Michael Hadden (2012, Prior Lake, MN HS) topped at 88, as did RHP Zack Mozingo (2012, Eastern Wayne HS, LaGrange, NC).

IF DC Arendas (2012, Northern Guilford HS, Oak Ridge, NC) is a South Carolina commits and one of the better pure hitters in the class with easy bat speed and a smooth left-handed stroke.
2013 RHP hits 91 for Evoshield Force >>
  
Gm # 107 | 10/22/2011 | 12:40 PM Team Rawlings vs. Evoshield Force

10/22/2011 1:51:23 PM

Aaron Chesson (2013, RHP, Dunedin HS, Dunedin, FL) had his fastball sitting at 89-91mph with it topping out at 91mph with his curveball topping out at 72mph and his changeup topping out at 71mph. Chesson has a large athletic frame, pitches downhill, has a heavy sinking fastball that is explosive.

Taylor Blatch (2013, RHP, Jensen Beach HS, Stuart, FL) had his fastball sitting at 88-89mph with it topping out at 90mph with his curveball topping out at 75mph, and a changeup that topped out at 82mph. Blatch has a good feel for his 11-5 breaking curveball, a balanced online delivery, with an arm that works well.

Cody Crouse (2013, LHP, Bloomingdale HS, Valrico, FL) had his fastball sitting at 85-86mph with it topping out at 88mph with his slider topping out at 79mph, and his changeup topping out at 76mph. Crouse gets good extension out front, has an arm that works well, pitches downhill, changes speed well and has good sink on his changeup.

Gunner McNeill (2013, OF, West Orange HS, Gotha, FL) had 1 hit in the game with the hit being a Home Run to lead Evoshield on offense. McNeill has a large frame, with a fluid stroke, gets good extension at the plate, has good bat speed, and is an impact type bat.

Michael Goss (2012, C, Cartersville HS, Cartersville, GA) had a couple of hits this afternoon to lead Team Rawlings on offense one of those being a Home Run. Goss has a balanced swing, good bat speed, and has a live bat with gap power.

Avery Greer (2013, RHP, Harrison HS, Kennesaw, GA) had his fastball sitting at 85-87mph with it topping out at 87mph while his curveball topped out at 75mph. Greer has a projectable frame, with a smooth delivery, stays tall on his backside, with a quick arm, and pitches downhill.

Perry Rigby (2012, RHP, Way Home Christian School, Decatur, AL) had his fastball sitting at 85-87mph with it topping out at 87mph with his curveball topping out at 71mph. Rigby has a large athletic frame, gets good extension out front, has an arm that works well, a online balance delivery, armside run on his fastball, and has a good feel for his late breaking 11-5 curveball.
Team Rawlings Hand Evoshield Force First Loss >>
  

10/22/2011 1:49:28 PM

In a game between two teams from the East Cobb and Orlando Scorpion program, East Cobb came out on top as Team Rawlings beat Evoshield Force 6-4.

Team Rawlings LHP Micah Dunn (2012, South Forsyth HS, Alpharetta, GA) topped at 85 and has good command of his fastball as well as a 71 mph curveball with 11/5 break.

RHP Avery Greer (2013, Harrison HS, Kennesaw, GA) and Perry Rigby (2012, Way Home Christian, Decatur, AL) both topped out at 87.

Michael Goss (2012, Cartersville, GA HS) has a fluid stroke and very good bat speed and power to all fields.

Evoshield Force RHP Taylor Blatch (2013, Jensen Beach HS, Stuart, FL) topped at 90, RHP Aaron Chesson (2013, Dunedin, FL HS) at 91, and RHP Cody Crouse (2013, Bloomingdale HS, Valrico, FL) at 88.
Upper 80s Arms in PG Orange/Super 17 >>
  

10/22/2011 1:38:13 PM

Mid-Atlantic PG Orange RHP Troy Whitty (2013, Dexter School, Easton, MA) topped at 87 and is a big, strong pitcher with clean arm action and more velocity to come. RHP Kevin Mooney (2012, North Harford HS, Forest Hill, MD) topped at 90 with short arm action and good feel for a 76 mph 12/6 curveball with very good depth.

Tri-State RHP Karl Blum (2013, Toms River North, Toms River, NJ) has a smooth delivery and his arm works very well, throwing on a downhill plane with good extension. RHP Bobby Moretti (2013, West Haven, CT HS) was up to 88 with very good command and a smooth online delivery.
Texas Sun Devils have 2 pitchers hit 91 >>
  
Gm # 88 | 10/22/2011 | 10:20 AM Lids Indiana Bulls vs. Texas Sun Devils

10/22/2011 1:27:41 PM

Corbin Olmstead (2012, RHP, Thomas Jefferson HS, Tampa, FL) had his fastball sitting at 90-91mph with it topping out at 91mph. Olmstead has a large projectable frame, uses his lower half well, has a smooth delivery, pitches downhill and has an arm that works well.

Mark Ecker (2013, RHP, Sandra Day O' Connor HS, Helotes, TX) had his fastball sitting at 89-91mph with his fastball topping out at 91mph and his curveball topping out at 74mph. Ecker has good command, an arm that works well, outstanding arm speed, throws easy, stays tall on the backside, and a smooth delivery.

Sterling Wynn (2012, LHP, China Spring HS, Crawford, TX) had his fastball sitting at 86-87mph with it topping out at 88mph and his curveball topping out at 75mph. Wynn has good command, gets good extension out front, throws easy, has an arm that works well, competes on the mound, and has sound mechanics.

Zach Green (2012, SS, Jesuit HS, Rocklin, CA) had 1 double and 2 RBI'S in the game this afternoon for the Sun Devils. Green has a short compact swing, hits the ball to all fields, and makes vary hard contact.

Carlos Pena (2012, RHP, West HS, Columbus, OH) had his fastball sitting at 85-87mph with it topping out at 88mph with his curveball topping out at 71mph, and his changeup topping out at 75mph. Pena has a strong lower half, good command, throws easy, has a good mound presence, armside run on his fastball, and uses his lower half well.

Westin Edrington (2013, MIF, Hamilton Southern HS, Fishers, IN) had a hit in the game for Lids Indiana Bulls. Edrington has a fluid stroke, with good bat speed, and drives the ball with regular contact. In the field Edrington has easy fluid actions, can throw from any arm angle, has a quick smooth transfer, and an arm that works well.
Team BC Takes 2-1 Contest from ABD Victory >>
  
Gm # 109 | 10/22/2011 | 12:40 PM ABD Victory vs. Team British Columbia

10/22/2011 1:23:43 PM

Team British Columbia snuck by ABD Victory with a 2-1 win as LHP Ryan Kellogg (2012, Henry Street HS, Whitby, ON) topped at 89 with lots of projection and more velocity to come. Other arms that threw for BC were RHP Jackson Martin (2012, Listowel, ON HS), up to 84 and RHP Kyle Olver (2012, Prince of Wales Secondary, Vancouver, BC) at 86.

ABD Victory threw a pair of 2012 RHPs with Royce Park (2012, Flintridge Prep, Los Angeles, CA) at 86 and Chad Nelson (2012, Heritage Hall HS, Edmond, O) at 86.
Cunniingham, Dugger Stand Out for Mavericks >>
  
Gm # 101 | 10/22/2011 | 12:40 PM Chet Lemon's Juice vs. Upstate Mavericks

10/22/2011 1:21:42 PM

OF Steven Dugger (2012, Moore, SC) and SS Alex Cunningham (2012, Duncan, SC) both had excellent games to lead the Upstate Mavericks to an 8-0 win over Chet Lemon's Juice.

The 6-2/175 Dugger, a left handed hitter, went 2-3 with a double and a triple, scoring 3 runs and driving in 3.  He has a crisp line drive swing and the ball jumps off his bat hard.  Dugger also got good jumps on a couple of fly balls and showed nice range in the outfield.

Cunningham is a smooth fielding shortstop with quick actions and the ability to make plays on the run.  He went 2-2 at the plate with 2 sacrifice bunts hitting in front of Dugger.

RHP Sean Moore (2012, Valrico, FL) allowed 2 runs in an inning of work for the Juice but showed impressive arm strength, topping out at 91 mph.
Link's Double Big Blow in Tri-State Win >>
  
Gm # 86 | 10/22/2011 | 8:00 AM SWFL Baseball vs. Tri State Arsenal/NJ Super 17

10/22/2011 1:09:41 PM

C D.J. Link (2012, Clifton, NJ) hit a bases loaded double in Tri-State Arsenal/New Jersey Super 17's 5-run 3rd inning, giving the Arsenal just enough runs to edge SWFL baseball 5-4.

IF Luke Maglich (2012, Sarasota, FL) continued to swing a hot bat for SWFL, picking up 2 hits and scoring twice to make him 6-10 in 3 tournament games.

Aside from the fateful 3rd inning, SWFL's two pitchers, RHP Kyle Miller (2012, Estero HS, FL) and RHP Jose Mesa Jr. (2012, Miramar, FL) both threw well and showed prospect stuff.  Miller has a projectable athletic build and a live fastball that reached 88 mph to go with a hard curveball in the 75-77 mph range.  Mesa, the son of the former big league closer, also topped out at 88 mph.
Rays Scout Team Ties Next Level at 5 >>
  
Gm # 110 | 10/22/2011 | 12:40 PM Next Level Baseball vs. Rays Scout Team

10/22/2011 1:09:31 PM

RHP Tommy Harding (2012, Sabino HS, Tuscon, AZ) made the start for Rays Scout Team topping at 88 with smooth, loose arm action and feel for a 72 mph curveball.

LHP Dillon Bigcrane Jackson (2013, Chaparral HS, Scottsdale, AZ) topped at 87 and RHP Andrew Petty (2012, Rincon HS, Tuscon, AZ) was up to 91 with good extension and control to both sides of the plate.

Two Rays offensive prospects to watch are C AJ Young (2012, Gila Bend, AZ HS) who is a standout receiver with good bat speed and big time power and SS Aaron Smith (2012, Red Mountain HS, Mesa, AZ) has a live bat with strength as well as solid running speed.
2012 RHP hits 91MPH for Cangelosi >>
  
Gm # 89 | 10/22/2011 | 10:20 AM BigStix Gamers vs. Cangelosi Baseball

10/22/2011 1:01:57 PM

Kyle Funkhouser (2012, RHP, Oak Forest HS, Oak Forest, IL) had his fastball sitting at 89-91 with it topping out at 91mph with his curveball topping out at 79mph, and his changeup topping out at 81mph. Funkhouser has an arm that works well, has a good mound presence, has a plan on the mound, with an 11-5 break on his curveball, with a balanced online delivery.

Kyle Richardson (2012, OF, Maine South HS, Park Ridge, IL) had a triple in the game for Cangelosi to help pace the offense. Richardson is a high energy player, has a fluid stroke, with good bat speed, a confident approach and hits the ball to all fields. In the field Richardson has a good first step in the outfield, takes good routes, has good arm strength, and an arm that works well.

Patrick Walsh (2012, RHP, Glenbrad East HS, Lombard, IL) had his fastball sitting at 85-87mph with it topping out at 87mph with his curveball topping out at 73mph. Walsh has a short arm action, a balanced deceptive delivery, armside run on his fastball, and uses a 3/4 arm slot.

Ryan Blanton (2013, OF, Parkview HS, Lilburn, GA) had a double in the game for BigStix Gamers this afternoon. Blanton has a short compact swing, with good bat speed, gets good extension at the plate, and drives the ball with regular contact. In the field Blanton covers a lot of ground, takes good routes, and has a good first step.

Matt Anderson (2012, RHP, Union Grove HS, McDonough, GA) had his fastball sitting at 85-87mph with it topping out at 87mph while his curveball topped out at 75mph and his changeup topping out at 76mph. Anderson has good command, is around the plate with all his pitches, has an effortless arm action, has a good follow through, a smooth online balanced delivery, and a late breaking 11-5 curveball.
Marlins Scout Team Comes Back to Tie Scorpions >>
  
Gm # 111 | 10/22/2011 | 12:40 PM Marlins Scout Team vs. Orlando Scorpions

10/22/2011 1:00:25 PM

Perfect Game All-American RHP Walker Weickel (2012, Olympia HS, Orlando, FL) topped at 94 as he struck out eight batters in four innings of work. Weickel sat 90-92 with a 12/6 curveball at 74 and an 82 mph changeup.

Marlins Scout Team countered with a pair of power arms with RHP Zachary Jemiola (2012, Great Oaks HS, Temecula, CA) topped at 91 with great arm speed and an 82 mph curveball and changeup. RHP Connor Baits (2012, Point Loma HS, San Diego, CA) topped at an impressive 94, also throwing an 81 mph cuveball and 84 mph changeup.
Robbins the Hitting Hero for All American Prospect >>
  

10/22/2011 12:55:51 PM

C Dakota Robbins (2014, Miami, FL) was the hitting hero for All American Prospects/Indians Scout Team, driving in both runs, the second with a walk off single in the bottom of the 6th inning, in a 2-1 All American Victory over South Jersey PG Purple.  Robbins is a well built 6-2/195 sophomore who has nice bat speed for his age.

LHP Bennett Sousa (2014, North Palm Beach, FL) is another talented sophomore on the All American roster.  The long limbed 6-2/175 southpaw struck out 5 in 3 innings, keeping his velocity steady at 86-88 mph with good spin on a 75-78 mph curveball.  Sousa gets good loose extension from a 3/4's release point and looks to be very projectable.
South Florida Kelly Green MIFs Stand Out >>
  

10/22/2011 12:43:11 PM

South Florida PG Kelly Green dropped a 4-2 contest to the Triple Threat Bearcats as two of their talented middle infielders shined.

SS George Iskenderian (2012, Don Bosco Prep, Englewood Cliffs, NJ) is a South Carolina commit and a great athlete with soft sure hands and solid tools in the field along with very good arm strength. He has a fluid stroke with bat speed and power potential.

2B Yency Tamayo (2012, Davie, FL) is a player making his PG tournament debut and has soft, sure hands and very good defensive actions along with arm strength. He has a quick bat with fluid bat speed and power potential as he fills out.
TX PG Teal crushes Orioles behind Kruczynski >>
  
Gm # 97 | 10/22/2011 | 10:20 AM Texas PG Teal vs. Orioles Scout Team

10/22/2011 12:32:56 PM

2013 LHP Evan Kruczynski (Franklin HS, WI) didn't really need a lot of run support but his Texas PG Teal teammates gave him plenty anyway. The 6' 5" lefty allowed one (unearned) run over four innings, striking out 5 without allowing a walk. His fastball sat 83-85, reaching 86 at times with good tailing action and command. He mixed in a solid 1-7 curveball with solid spin at 73 and an 80 mph changeup. Max Beerman (2012 Tampa Jesuit HS, FL) threw two scoreless innings of relief, sitting 86-88 with life and went 1-for-2 with a Run and an RBI from the cleanup spot.
2012 RHP hits 92MPH for Texas Scout Team Yankees >>
  
Gm # 93 | 10/22/2011 | 10:20 AM Atlanta Blue Jays vs. Texas Scout Team Yankees

10/22/2011 12:31:21 PM

Kevin McCanna (2012, RHP, The Woodlands HS, The Woodlands, TX) had his fastball sitting at 87-92mph with it topping out at 92mph with his curveball topping out at 78mph. McCanna has a good 12-6 break on his curveball, with a good follow through, and uses a high 3/4 arm angle.

Luke Downs (2012, RHP, Amarillo HS, Amarillo, TX) had his fastball sitting at 88-89mph with it topping out at 91mph with his curveball topping out at 77mph. Downs has a good follow through, an online delivery, with an 11-5 break to his curveball, and a high 3/4 arm slot.

Joshua Schubert-McAdams (2012, RHP, Calhoun HS, Calhoun, GA) had his fastball sitting at 85-88mph with it topping out at 88mph. Schubert-McAdams throws a good splitter, has cut action on his fastball, and has an extended release.

Vincent Jackson (2012, LHP, Luella HS, McDonough, GA) had his fastball sitting at 84-86mph with it topping out at 88mph while his curveball topped out at 72mph, and his changeup topping out at 73mph. Jackson has a large frame, with a quick arm, has armside run on his fastball, fields his position well, has good sink on his changeup, with an online delivery.
Team Mizuno PR RHP Edwin Diaz >>
  
Gm # 95 | 10/22/2011 | 10:20 AM Team Mizuno of Puerto Rico vs. Royals Baseball Club

10/22/2011 12:25:21 PM

Team Mizuno of Puerto Rico RHP Edwin Diaz (2012, Naguabo, PR) topped at 93 as he struck out nine in five innings of work.

One of the top 2012 arms on the island, he has a lean, athletic build and effortless arm action, sitting 89-92 with an 81 mph slider and 83 mph changeup.

Royals RHP Anthony Rosati (2012, Holy Trinity HS, Copigue, NY) is another NE pitcher that crosscheckers will be seeing this spring. He topped at 92 with a smooth delivery and good balance as well as a 82 mph slider.

RHP Griffin Krieg (2012, Father Ryan HS, Nashville, TN) topped at 90 with a very quick arm and solid feel for two offspeed pitches, and C Clint Coulter (2012, Union HS, Camas, WA) continues to show athleticism and lots of strength in his swing.

IF Drew Ward (2014, Leedey, OK HS) is one of the best 2014s in the country and is holding his own against the top 2012s in the nation. He doubled twice showing a smooths wing with excellent bat speed.
Big First Inning Moves Evoshield Force to 3-0 >>
  
Gm # 84 | 10/22/2011 | 8:00 AM Evoshield Force vs. Canada PG Gold

10/22/2011 12:17:16 PM

The Evoshield Force scored 5 runs in the first inning and coasted to a 7-2 win over Canada PG Gold, moving their record to 3-0.  OF Ryan Larson (2013, Orlando, FL) and SS Tate Blackman (2014, Almonte Springs, FL) continued their impressive play at the top of the Evoshield order, with Larson's single and Blackman's double giving them a 1-0 lead after just a couple of pitches.

RHP Richard Lacell (2013, Fort Myers, FL) got Evoshield off to a fast start on the mound with 3 shutout innings.  Lacell has a quick, compact arm action that hides the ball well and topped out at 86 mph.  RHP Garret Schrantz (2013, Sarasota, FL) pitched the middle 3 innings, allowing 2 unearned runs but striking out 5 without walking a hitter.  Schrantz topped out at 87 mph.
2012 RHP Hits 93mph for Houston Heat >>
  
Gm # 92 | 10/22/2011 | 10:20 AM Richmond Braves National vs. Houston Heat

10/22/2011 12:14:44 PM

Brain Trieglaff (2012, RHP, Houston Christian HS, Houston, TX) had his fastball sitting at 90-92mph with it topping out at 93mph while his slider was topping out at 73mph. Trieglaff effectively pitches inside, has an arm that works well, gets good extension out front, has a good mound presence, with an ability to pitch out of trouble.

Guillermo Trujillo (2012, RHP, El Paso Franklin HS, El Paso, TX) had his fastball sitting at 85-87mph with it topping out at 88mph, with his curveball topping out at 68mph, and his slider topping out at 76mph. Trujillo has good command of his pitches, an arm that works well, throws easy, has a plan on the mound, changes speeds well, has a smooth delivery with sound mechanics. Trujillo has armside run on his fastball, and has a good feel for his 11-5 breaking curveball.

Hunter Haley (2012, SS, Central Heights HS, Nacogdoches, TX) had a double in the game for the Houston Heat. Haley has a fluid stroke, stays inside the ball well, and has a short compact swing.

Bryce Harman (2013, LHP, Lloyd C. Bird HS, Chesterfield, VA) had his fastball sitting at 86-87mph with it topping out at 88mph with his slider topping out at 76mph. Harman has an arm that works well, a quick arm, competes on the mound, works fast, stays tall on the backside, and uses a high 3/4 arm slot.

Jonathan Roman (2012, 3B, Archbishop Molloy HS, Jackson Heights, NY) had a couple of hits to help pace the Richmond Braves National offense in their win. Ramon has a short compact swing, with power to all fields, and is a middle of the order run producer.
Another Win for FTB >>
  

10/22/2011 12:08:48 PM

FTB Mizuno/Cardinals Scout Team won their third game of the tournament, as four more top arms threw in a 5-1 victory over Bo Jackson Midwest.

RHP Tyler Gonzales (2012, Madison HS, San Antonio, TX) topped at 92 after a great performance in last year's WWBA World Championship. He also has one of the best breaking pitches in the class, a tight breaking slider that was up to 85.

LHP Thomas Woodrey (2012, Cardinal Gibbons HS, Lighthouse Point, FL) topped at 86, projectable RHP Colyn O'Connell (2012, Dunedin, FL HS) was up to 89, and LHP Zac Favre (2012, Providence HS, Jacksonville, FL) topped at 91.

Standout FTB bats were Perfect Game All-Americans OF Jesse Winker (2012, Olympia HS, Windermere, FL), C/IF Alex Bregman (2012, Albuquerque Academy, Albuquerque, NM), and OF Albert Almora (2012, Mater Academy, Hialeah, FL.)
Mizuno Puerto Rico No-Hits SC Panthers >>
  

10/22/2011 11:55:34 AM

Team Mizuno Puerto Rico took a big step towards the playoffs with a 2-0 win over the South Charlotte Panthers.  RHP Malcom Diaz (2012, San Juan, PR) and LHP Victor Vazquez (2012, San Juan, PR) combined on a no-hitter for Mizuno.

The 6-3/180 Diaz went the first 4 1/3 innings, striking out 6 hitters and working in the 87-90 mph range with a late breaking 75 mph curveball.  The 6-7/175 Vazquez finished up the final 2 2/3 innings in equally efficient fashion, topping out at 83 mph.

SS Jan Luis Castro (2012, Trujillo Alto, PR) provided the big hit of the game, a 2 run double in the third inning.

RHP Brody Kroener (2012, Concord, NC) threw very well for the Panthers for 5 innings, showing a mature ability to mix an 83-87 mph fastball with a nice change up and slurve type curveball.
Pitching Dominates in Reds/Red Sox Tilt >>
  

10/22/2011 11:49:28 AM

Pool A has seen great pitching so far and Sunday's scoreless tie between the Reds Midwest Scout Team and Red Sox Scout Team/Elite Squad may have been the best yet.

The game ended in a 0-0 tie as five pitchers all threw very well between the teams. Reds RHP Kevin Elder (2012, Westminster Christian, Elgin, IL) was very impressive this summer for the East Cobb Braves and ran his fastball up to 88, also throwing an 81 mph curveball with sharp break. RHP Mike Lutz (2012, Lake Zurich HS, North Barrington, IL) has loose, easy arm action and topped at 87, also throwing a 77 mph curveball with tight 11/5 break.

Red Sox Scout Team LHP Andre Martinez (2012, Archbishop McCarthy HS, Pembroke Pines, FL) is a Florida State commit who topped at 90 with good command of three pitches, also a 78 mph curveball and 73 mph changeup.

RHP Alex Seibold (2012, American Heritage HS, Sunrise, FL) topped at 88 and RHP Alex Lavandero (2012, Belen Jesuit, Miami, FL) was up to 87.

A loaded Red Sox offense also features 2012 OF Lewis Brinson (2012, Coral Springs HS, Tamarac, FL), C Chris Chinea (2012, Gulliver Prep HS, Miami, FL), and SS Brandon Lopez (2012, American Heritage HS, Miramar, FL).
2012 LHP for Chicago Scouts Association hits 90MPH >>
  
Gm # 91 | 10/22/2011 | 10:20 AM East Cobb Baseball vs. Chicago Scouts Association

10/22/2011 11:45:10 AM

Jordan Minch (2012, LHP, Highland HS, Highland, IN) had his fastball sitting at 87-90mph with his fastball topping out at 90mph while his curveball topped out at 74mph and his changeup topping out at 73mph. Minch has a quick arm, gets good extension out front, has an arm that works well, has armside run on his fastball, a good 1-7 break on his curveball, and has a balanced delivery with good hip rotation.

Skye Bolt (2012, OF, Holy Innocents, Woodstock, GA) had 3 hits in the game for East Cobb Baseball including a double and 3 stolen bases to help pace the offense. Bolt has excellent bat speed, with a short compact swing, stays inside the ball well, and the ball jumps off his bat.

Jordan Ebert (2012, MIF, Baldwin County HS, Foley, AL) had 2 hits in the game with a couple of stolen bases to help pace East Cobb's offense as well. Ebert has a fluid stroke, with a quick bat, good bat speed, and has leverage in his swing.

Josh Hart (2013, OF, Parkview HS, Lilburn, GA) had a hit in the game to help East Cobb on offense as well. Hart has good bat speed at the plate, is a leadoff hitter with good speed on the bases. In the field Hart has easy fluid actions, takes good routes to the ball, and covers alot of ground.
Chilidogs Take Down Dulins 7-1 >>
  
Gm # 99 | 10/22/2011 | 10:20 AM Dulin Dodgers vs. Homeplate Chilidogs

10/22/2011 11:35:56 AM

Homeplate Chilidogs OF Alex Liquori (2012, Whitewater HS, Brooks, GA) went 2-2 including a triple in which he showed a quick bat and very hard contact mostly to the pull side. He is a also a very good athlete with good running speed and outfield tools.

The Dulin Dodgers scored a single run on five hits but had three top prospects stand out.

C Daniel Garner (2012, Sparkman HS, Madison, AL) is a strong built backstop with good catch and throw skills and consistent sub 2.00 pops in between innings. He ripped a double to left-center with that registered 95 mph off the bat and has a lot of strength in his swing.

SS Dalton Dulin (2013, University HS, Memphis, TN) is a very good defensive SS with quick actions and a quick bat at the plate. OF Austin Sexton (2013, Sparkman, AL HS) is a long, projectable athlete who has a projectable swing and lots of strength in his swing with more pop to come.
Ontario Stays Unbeaten With 9-1 Victory >>
  
Gm # 81 | 10/22/2011 | 8:00 AM New Jersey PG Red vs. Ontario Blue Jays

10/22/2011 11:28:34 AM

The Ontario Blue Jays continued their high level of play, raising their record to 2-0-1 with a 9-1 run rule victory over the New Jersey PG Red Saturday morning.

MIF Kyle Haan (2012, Oakville, Ontario) impressed on both sides of the ball for the Blue Jays.  Haan is a polished and fluid middle infielder with soft hands and good range.  He hits in the second hole for Ontario and is ideal for that role, with a good eye and a short quick swing to go with very good speed on the bases.  Haan was 1-3 with a walk, scored 3 runs and stole 4 bases.  The Blue Jays stole 9 bases overall.
2012 SS Homers in Win for Mid-Atlantic Rookies >>
  
Gm # 90 | 10/22/2011 | 10:20 AM Mid-Atlantic Rookies vs. Diamond Devils

10/22/2011 11:25:57 AM

Devin Wenzel (2012, SS, Fleetwood HS, Blandon, PA) was 1-3 in the game with a Home Run to help pace the Rookies offense this morning. Wenzel has good bat speed, leverage in his swing, has a confident approach at the plate, and the ball jumps off his bat.

Connor Oliver (2012, 3B, DeMatha Catholic HS, Churchton, MD) had a triple in the game for the Rookies offense. Oliver has good bat speed, drives the ball with regular contact, and has good instincts on the bases.

Ryan Ripken (2012, 1B, Gilman HS, Hunt Valley, MD) had 2 doubles in the game to lead the offense. Ripken has a good swing, hits the ball to all fields, and stays inside the ball well at the plate.
PG Crimson Throws a Pair of Top 2013s >>
  
Gm # 100 | 10/22/2011 | 10:20 AM PG Crimson Bandits vs. Long Island Titans

10/22/2011 11:22:00 AM

One of the most talented underclassmen teams in this tournament is PG Crimson Bandits, they beat the Long Island Titans 2-1 as two top 2013s topped at 92 for them.

RHP Matthew Vogel (2013, Patchogue HS, Medford, NY) is a very good athlete with loose arm action and lots of arm strength. He sat 89-91, touched 92 and threw a 77 mph curveball and 84 mph slider that had very good depth.

RHP Chris Oakley (2013, St. Augustine Prep, Egg Harbor, NJ) also up to 92 is a big, strong pitcher with a 6'8 225 pound frame. Oakley was also at 75 mph with an 11/5 curveball that flashed hard 11/5 break.

OF Yogey Perez (2013, Lake Worth, FL) had a coming out party with his play at the WWBA Underclass and continues to show he is one of the top position players in the 2013 class. He tripled and showed the bat speed and athleticism that make him a top prospect.
Schmidt, Frazier Stand Out for Team Elite >>
  
Gm # 83 | 10/22/2011 | 8:00 AM Team Elite vs. Florida Hardballers

10/22/2011 11:20:57 AM

Team Elite and the Florida Hardballers each put up an unearned run in the first inning, then battled to a 1-1 tie at the Stadium Field at Roger Dean Stadium Saturday morning.

All American RHP Clate Schmidt (2012, Acworth, GA) threw the first 5 innings for Team Elite, allowing 3 hits and striking out 6.  Schmidt pitched in the 89-92 mph range and showed a very sharp and hard slider up to 85 mph that could develop into a second plus pitch for him.

3B Clint Frazier (2013, Loganville, GA) went 2-3 with a double and an Rbi for Team Elite, showing the bat speed and hitting ability that makes him one of the top right handed hitters in the 2013 class.

6-3/180 SS Kendall Hawkins (2012, Cartersville, GA) came out of the bullpen for an inning and was very impressive on the mound, throwing 88-90 with a 78 mph curveball from and extended 3/4's release point.

6-2/180 RHP Chris Williams (2012, Odessa, FL) threw the first 4 innings for the Hardballers.  He throws from a low 3/4's release point with a smooth, easy arm action and topped out at 85 mph with a very nice 73 mph curveball that had good depth and power.
Blue Quad The Place To Be at 12:40 >>
  

10/22/2011 10:14:04 AM

There may not be any space for golf carts on the Blue Quad at 12:40.  The Ohio Warhawks are starting All-American RHP Ryan McNeil on Blue 6.  The ABD Bulldogs are starting hard throwing RHP Justin Garza on Blue 7.  And the Midland Redskins are starting All American RHP Taylore Cherry on Blue 5.
Pitchers on Display in PG Clippers/CBC Game >>
  
Gm # 80 | 10/22/2011 | 8:00 AM CBC O's vs. PG Dark Green Clippers

10/22/2011 9:38:16 AM

The PG Dark Green Clippers and the CBC O's ran out 9 pitchers between them, giving the college coaches and pro scouts a full opportunity to get their evaluations, in a 1-1 tie Saturday morning.

6-3/190 RHP Alec Eisenberg (2012, Scarsdale, NY) has a nice, projectable frame and a mid 80's fastball he used aggressively with lots of late life at the plate.

6-5/200 RHP Timothy McCarthy (2012, New Rochelle, NY) is a long armed right hander with an extended 3/4's to low 3/4's release point that gives his 85 mph fastball lots of running action.

SS/RHP Andrew Maudlin (2012, Charlotte, NC) has a quick arm that generates a live 84-86 mph fastball that got on hitters quickly.  His change up is a very promising second pitch.
Hatch Throws Well in Sandlot Victory >>
  
Gm # 87 | 10/22/2011 | 8:00 AM Sandlot/Midwest Scout Team vs. Long Island Titans

10/22/2011 8:47:38 AM

RHP Thomas Hatch (2013, Jenks, OK) threw well in Sandlot/Midwest Scout Teams 7-1 win over the Long Island Titans Saturday morning.  The 6-1/185 Hatch struck out 8 hitters over 5 innings of work, pitching in the 87-91 mph range to both sides of the plate and snapping off some sharp sliders in the upper 70's.  Hatch only threw 4-5 change ups but it looks like it could be a solid pitch for him in the future.
MSL All-Stars Move to 2-0 With Shutout Win >>
  
Gm # 79 | 10/22/2011 | 8:00 AM Palm Beach Select vs. MSL All-Stars

10/22/2011 8:39:30 AM

The MSL All-Stars moved their pool play record to 2-0 as they scored 4 runs in the 3rd inning en route to a 4-1 win over Palm Beach Select Saturday morning.  C Michael Speanburg (2012, Coppell, TX) had the big hit, a double that scored 2 runs.

6-2/190 LHP Colin Poche (2012, Flower Mound, TX) was very impressive in 3 innings of work for MSL.  He topped out at 90 mph on his fastball and showed 2 solid secondary pitches in a 75 mph curveball and a 77 mph change up.  He pitched aggressively down in the strike zone, worked quickly struck out 6 hitters.

Solecito Tops Boswick in 1-0 Pitcher's Dual >>
  

10/22/2011 8:28:33 AM

Syracuse Sports Zone Chiefs LHP Austin Solecito (2012, Franklin Lakes, NJ) out dualed Philadelphia PG Black RHP Kevin Boswick (2012, Medford Lakes, NJ) in a battle of New Jersey prospects, as Syracuse posted a 1-0 win Saturday morning.

Technically Solecito, who went 6 innings and struck out 9, didn't really beat Boswick, who struck out 11 in a complete game effort, as the Chiefs run scored on a walk and 2 errors.

Solecito pitched in the 87-90 mph range, up a couple of clicks from what he threw this summer, and mixed in a big breaking curveball.

Boswick topped out at 87 mph but his out pitch was a hard breaking 77 mph slider that he threw about 40% of the time.

Philadelphia catcher Collin McGee (2012, Auburn, PA) had an outstanding game behind the plate handling Boswick, showing agile athletic actions and advanced receiving/blocking skills.
Incredible Rally Lifts Northeast PG Maroon >>
  
Gm # 77 | 10/22/2011 | 8:00 AM Northeast PG Maroon vs. Diamond Devils

10/22/2011 8:15:49 AM

Northeast PG Maroon found themselves being no-hit going into the bottom of the 5th inning and down 6-0 to the Diamond Devils to boot.  8 hits, 2 walks and 8 runs later, Northeast had a 2 run lead they held onto in a 8-7 victory.  SS David Hopkins (2013, East Greenwich, RI) had a big 2 run double and later scored to key the rally.

SS Kevin Hickey (2012, Hilton Head, SC) had a strong game for the Diamond Devils from his leadoff spot, going 2-3 with 2 doubles and a walk and 3 runs scored.

Four Sun Devil Pitchers Combine for 16 K's >>
  
Gm # 75 | 10/22/2011 | 8:00 AM Georgia PG Texas Orange vs. Texas Sun Devils

10/22/2011 7:58:14 AM

Four Texas Sun Devil pitchers combined on a 2-hit shutout with 16 strikeouts as the Sun Devils defeated Georgia PG Texas Orange 4-0 Saturday morning.

LHP/OF Logan James (Fair Oaks, CA) started things off in spectacular fashion, striking out the first 6 hitters of the game.  James pitched almost exclusively with his fastball, spotting it at 87-89 mph to both sides of the plate.

RHP Lance Elling (2012, Helotes, TX) and RHP Taylor Butler (2012, Lake Charles, LA) each also pitched 2 innings, with RHP Jacob Lemoine (2012, Orange, TX) closing the game out in the 7th.

The Sun Devils only had 2 hits themselves but made them count.  IF Troy Lewis (2012, Geismar, LA) doubled in a run in the second inning and 3B Dane Steinhagen (2012, Beaumont, TX) followed with another double to plate 2 runs.

6-5/220 RHP Jacob Wiseman (2012, Roswell, GA) got into the strikeout act for Georgia, allowing all the Sun Devil runs in 3 innings of work but getting all 9 outs via strikeout.  Wiseman worked at 85-87 and did a very good job of mixing in a curveball and change up but was victimized by the 2 pitches that Lewis and Steinhagen turned around.
BigStix Keeps Playoff Hopes Alive With 11-1 Win >>
  
Gm # 76 | 10/22/2011 | 8:00 AM PRBAHS vs. BigStix Gamers

10/22/2011 7:38:47 AM

The BigStix Gamers kept their playoff hopes alive, moving their record to 2-1 with a 11-1 route of Puerto Rico Baseball Academy Saturday morning.  Puerto Rico helped the BigStix cause by committing 6 errors and issuing 7 walks.

RHP Jose Lopez (2012, McDonough, GA) threw a 5 inning complete game for BixStix, allowing 3 hits.  Lopez has a nice 6-3/195 build and an easy delivery that enables him to pound the strike zone with an 83-85 mph sinking fastball.

PG White Holds Off Richmond Rally >>
  
Gm # 72 | 10/21/2011 | 7:40 PM Perfect Game White vs. Richmond Braves National

10/22/2011 5:43:49 AM

Perfect Game White jumped out to an early 6-2 lead and held off a 7th inning rally by the Richmond Braves to prevail 6-5.  Richmond had the bases loaded and no out in the 7th after scoring 3 runs to bring the score to 6-5 but failed to plate the tying run.  Braves 3B Stephen Brooks (2012, Glen Allen, VA), who earlier had hit a long home run, lined out to shortstop for the final out of the game.

6-4/205 RHP Callahan Brown (2012, Jupiter, FL) threw the first 4 innings for PG White, allowing only 2 hits, including Brooks home run, pitching in the 85-87 mph range.
Mizuno Outfield Stars as Expected >>
  

10/22/2011 5:34:50 AM

The FTB Mizuno/Cardinals Scout Team outfield of Albert Almora, David Dahl and Jesse Winker stands out on paper; they were all 2011 Perfect Game All-Americans.  Friday night they stood out on the field as well as Mizuno topped South Florida PG Kelly Green 8-0 in front of a huge crowd at Blue Field 7.

Almora bats leadoff for Mizuno and drove in 2 runs for the second consecutive game.  Dahl bats second and went 2-3, reaching base on a dropped strike 3 his 3rd time to the plate, stole 2 bases and scored 2 runs.  Winker, bats third and tripled in a run for the second consecutive game.  The 3 standout tools offensively are Almora's hitting ability, Dahl's speed and Winker's power.

And don't even think of running the bases aggressively on the 3....Winker hosed a South Florida runner at home by 15 feet when the game was still scoreless.

IF Spencer Traynor (2013, Tampa, FL) continued to impress both offensively and defensively, going 2-2 with 2 runs scored.

Mizuno threw 4 pitchers over the 5 innings.  RHP Robert Whalen (2012, Davenport, FL) threw the first 2 inning, pitching between 89 and 91 mph with a big 75 mph curveball.  RHP Zach Eflin (2012, Chulouta, FL) tuned up for an anticipated playoff appearance, throwing 92-93 to a couple of hitters with a 78 mph curveball.  LHP Tyler Pike (2012, Winter Haven, FL) looked sharp as well, topping out at 91 mph.

South Florida RHP Chad Gens (2012, Lowell, MA) was hit hard but showed very good arm strength, topping out at 91 mph.
Steady Juice Attack Sinks LIDS Indiana Bulls >>
  
Gm # 73 | 10/21/2011 | 7:40 PM Chet Lemon's Juice vs. Lids Indiana Bulls

10/21/2011 8:14:25 PM

Chet Lemon's Juice scored in 5 of the game's 6 innings to register a 9-1 run rule victory over the LIDS Indiana Bulls Friday night.

SS Richie Martin (2012, Brandon, FL), the Juice leadoff hitter and top prospect, had an outstanding game, going 2-3 with a walk, 2 runs scored, 2 Rbi's and 2 stolen bases.  OF Josh Greene (2013, Ocala, FL) and 2B Dylan Allan (2013, Lakeland, FL) chipped in with 2 hits apiece as well.  Greene is a very exciting young player, a compact 5-10 left handed hitter with plus speed and a quick bat that produces gap power.  Allan is an exciting defensive player with an eye for the spectacular play and a short, quick left handed swing as well.

RHP Tyler Knowles (2012, Punta Gorda, FL), RHP Tyler Danish (2013, Brandon, FL) and RHP Jesse Arnold combined on a 1 hitter for the Juice.  Knowles went the first 2 innings, pitching in the 86-88 mph range with a deep curveball, while Danish, the MVPitcher of the World Underclass, struck out 5 hitters in 3 shutout innings with a hard sinking 86-88 mph fastball from a low 3/4's release point.
2012 RHP hits 94 for Houston Heat >>
  
Gm # 71 | 10/21/2011 | 7:40 PM SGV Arsenal vs. Houston Heat

10/21/2011 7:32:12 PM

Mitchell Traver (2012, RHP, Houston Christian Academy, Sugar Land, TX) had his fastball sitting at 91-93mph with it topping out at 94mph with his curveball topping out at 80mph, and his changeup topping out at 82mph this evening. Traver has a large frame with a strong build, a strong lower half, and arm that works well, pitches downhill, has an effortless arm action, throws easy, has a heavy sinking fastball, with sound mechanics, and has a good feel for his 11-5 breaking curveball.

Riley Ferrell (2012, RHP, A&M Consolidated HS, College Station, TX) had his fastball sitting at 87-88mph with his curveball topping out at 81mph, and his slider topping out at 80mph. Ferrell shows control of both sides of the plate, has an arm that works well, competes on the mound, has armside run on his fastball, and has good command of it.

Hayden Summers (2012, OF, Central Heights HS, Nacogdoches, TX) was 1-2 in the game with a Home Run for the Houston Heat. Summers has a medium frame, with a live bat, and power potential at the plate. In the field Summers has a good first step in the outfield, and takes good routes on fly balls.

Tyler Rowe (2012, RHP, Los Osos HS, Rancho Cucamonga, CA) threw a complete game for the SGV Arsenal this evening allowing 1 run on 5 hits while walking 3 and striking out 13. Rowe had his fastball sitting at 83-86mph with it topping out at 88mph with his curveball topping out at 75mph, and his changeup topping out at 78mph. Rowe has good command, with good extension out front, has a good mound presence, an online balanced delivery, with a good feel for this 11-5 curveball.
2012 RHP hits 94MPH for Royals Baseball Club >>
  
Gm # 70 | 10/21/2011 | 5:20 PM South Florida Bandits vs. Royals Baseball Club

10/21/2011 6:14:05 PM

Erich Knab (2012, RHP, Carolina Forrest HS, Conway, SC) had his fastball sitting at 91-93mph with it topping out at 94mph with his curveball topping out at 77mph. Knab has a large projectable frame, with a good follow through, has an online delivery, with armside run to his fastball.

Tanner Kiest (2012, RHP, Yucaipa HS, Yucaipa, CA) had his fastball sitting at 85-89mph with it topping out at 91mph with his changeup topping out at 80mph. Kiest has armside run on his fastball, with a long arm circle in the back and uses a 3/4 arm slot.

Hunter Green (2013, LHP, Warren East HS, Bowling Green, KY) had his fastball sitting at 82-86mph with his fastball topping out at 86mph with his curveball topping out at 79mph, and his changeup topping out at 74mph. Green has armside run to his fastball, and uses a high 3/4 arm slot.

Keon Barnum (2012, 1B, King HS, Tampa, FL) had 2 hits in the game this evening with 1 double and 1 triple in the game. Barnum is a great athlete with a high ceiling, an athletic large frame with a strong build, a fluid stroke with good bat speed, and the ball jumps off his bat.

D.J. Davis (2012, OF, Stone HS, Wiggins, MS) had a triple in the game to help pace the Royals Baseball Club on offense. Davis has gap power at the plate, with great speed that he showed off on his triple.

Drew Ward (2014, SS, Leedey HS, Leedey, OK) also tripled in the game for the Royals Baseball Club. Ward has a large athletic frame with a strong build, with power potential, is a gap to gap hitter with excellent bat speed and is the top ranked player in his class.

Bralin Jackson (2012, OF, Raytown South HS, Raytown, MO) tripled as well for the Royals Baseball club to help pace the offense. Jackson has good bat speed, power potential at the plate, and has great speed that he was able to show off on his triple.

Banditos Move to 2-0 With 6-2 Win >>
  
Gm # 68 | 10/21/2011 | 5:20 PM South Jersey PG Purple vs. Houston Banditos

10/21/2011 5:58:23 PM

The Houston Banditos swept their Friday evening double header, dropping South Jersey PG Purple by the score of 6-2.  OF Courtney Hawkins (2012, Corpus Cristi, TX) continued to pound the ball, knocking his fourth extra base hit of the day, a run scoring double.

The Banditos used the whole staff approach, throwing 6 different pitchers, including a couple of shortstops. 

RHP Jeremy Kivel (2012, Spring, TX) threw a quick inning, sitting at 91-92 in what was undoubtedly a tune up for potential playoff action later in the tournament should the Banditos keep winning.  OF/LHP Rock Rucker (2012, Marietta, GA) looked sharp out of the bullpen as well, throwing 90-91 and commanding his fastball well.

Hard throwing 2013 RHP Bryce Welborn (The Woodlands, TX) repeated some of the positives and negatives he showed in Fort Myers at the World Underclass two weeks ago, throwing 90-93 with explosive life in the 7th inning but failing to find the strike zone, walking 3 and striking out 3 before getting out of the inning.  Welborn has a special arm but the effort in his delivery makes it difficult for him to repeat his release point with any consistency.

Big 6-4/215 RHP Tejay Antone (2012, Mansfield, TX) made his first appearance in front of PG scouts (among a few hundred others) and looked good, pitching at 85-88 mph from a tall, balanced delivery and long, loose arm action and showing depth to his 71 mph curveball.
Eckels/Oest Square Off >>
  
Gm # 69 | 10/21/2011 | 5:20 PM Texas Sun Devils vs. Chet Lemon's Juice

10/21/2011 5:54:46 PM

RHP Ben Eckels (2012, Davis HS, Sacramento, CA) threw a complete game two-hitter striking out twelve and walking only one in a dominant performance in a 1-0 win for the Texas Sun Devils over defending co-champions Chet Lemon's Juice.

Eckels pounded the zone with a fastball that sat 88-91, touching 92 and displayed some of the nastiest off-speed stuff of the tournament with a 71 mph curveball, 78 mph slider and 78 mph changeup.

Juice starter RHP Trey Oest (2012, Durant HS, Dover, FL) matched him, throwing five and two thirds innings, allowing two hits, the only run coming on a solo homer by Sun Devils 2B Max Dutto (2012, San Ramon Valley HS, Danville, CA).

SS Gavin Cecchini (2012, Barbe HS, Lake Charles, LA) is on the best SS prospects of the class and picked up just one hit, a slow day by his lofty standards, and very good defensive tools with solid arm strength.

The Juice DP combo of SS Richie Martin (2012, Bloomingdale HS, Brandon, FL) and 2B George Ragsdale (2012, North Port, FL HS) does it all with short, compact swings and very good defensive tools and athleticism.
Strong Arms, Big Inning, Lift Chicago Scouts >>
  
Gm # 67 | 10/21/2011 | 5:20 PM Chicago Scouts Association vs. Orioles Scout Team

10/21/2011 5:32:28 PM

Chicago Scout Association scored 6 runs in the 3rd inning and held off a late Orioles Scout Team rally to emerge with a 6-5 win Friday evening.

A trio of hard throwers stood out for Chicago.  RHP Jack Landwehr (2012, Mt. Prospect, IL) allowed no hits but 2 unearned runs and pitched in the 87-90 mph range, throwing both a curveball at 72 mph and a slider at 80 mph.  RHP Nick Blackburn (2012, Naperville, IL), a projectable 6-2/180 righty, was 85-88 mph and showed very good bite at times to a 78 mph slider.  Switch-Pitcher Ryan Perez (2012, Hampshire, IL) was 85-88 in a quick inning of work.  For those who have not seen or heard of Perez, he's one of the few switch-pitchers (i.e that throw both left and right handed in games) that has legit mid to upper 80's stuff from both sides.

3B Stefano Belmonte (2012, Munster, IN) went 2-3 with a triple, run scored and Rbi for Chicago.
Big 4th Keys Rookies Win >>
  
Gm # 57 | 10/21/2011 | 3:00 PM Northeast PG Maroon vs. Mid-Atlantic Rookies

10/21/2011 4:18:48 PM

A six run fourth was the key to a 8-4 Mid-Atlantic Rookies win over Northeast PG Maroon.

SS Devin Wenzel (2012, Fleetwood HS, Blandon, PA) had two hits and three RBI and has an easy line drive swing at the plate along with good arm action with plenty of strength for the SS position. 2B Cole Warrenfeltz (2013, Waynesboro, PA HS) is an underclassmen to watch with speed and defensive tools along with a line drive swing.

RHP Nicholas Moylan (2012, DeMatha Catholic, Silver Spring, MD) topped at 86 with a late breaking 71 mph curveball.
2012 RHP for Marlins Scout Team tops 92MPH >>
  
Gm # 60 | 10/21/2011 | 3:00 PM Ontario Blue Jays vs. Marlins Scout Team

10/21/2011 4:14:25 PM

Felipe Perez (2012, RHP, Fairmont Prep, Anaheim, CA) had his fastball sitting at 90-92mph with it topping out at 92mph with his curveball topping out at 76mph, and his slider topping out at 79mph. Perez has a strong lower half, shows control of both sides of the plate, gets good extension out front, throws easy, pitches downhill, and has sound mechanics.

Dominic Smith (2013, 1B, Serra HS, Los Angeles, CA) showed good bat speed at the plate, with good plate coverage, a confident approach at the plate, has power potential and hits to all fields.

Steven Dressler (2012, LHP, Assumption HS, Burlington, ON) had his fastball sitting at 87-88mph with his fastball topping out at 90mph with his curveball topping out at 71mph and his changeup topping out at 76mph. Dressler throws easy, has a quick arm, has a good mound presence, has a smooth balanced delivery, has sound mechanics, and uses a high 3/4 arm slot.
Marucci Comes Back for 5-4 Win >>
  
Gm # 61 | 10/21/2011 | 3:00 PM Marucci Elite vs. Next Level Baseball

10/21/2011 4:04:39 PM

Marucci Elite came from behind to win 5-4 over Next Level Baseball as five top arms threw for them.

RHP Brandon Keithley (2014, Jupiter, FL HS) was up to 84, RHP Jeffrey Rehonic (2012, Monsignor Pace HS, Hialeah, FL) topped at 89, LHP Trey Marker (2012, Bixby, OK HS) topped at 86, LHP Hunter Devall (2012, Centreville Academy, Clinton, LA) at 86, and RHP Marcus Brakeman (2012, Shorecrest Prep, Tierra Verde, FL) topped at 91 with a sharp breaking 75 mph slider.

Among Marucci's top rated team is the keystone combination of SS Oscar Mercado (2013, Gaither HS, Tampa, FL) a key contributer to their Underclass National Championship two weeks ago and 2B Christopher Rivera (2013, El Dorado HS, Fullerton, CA) the #1 rated player in the class.
2012 RHP Hits 91mph for Perfect Game Vegas Gold >>
  

10/21/2011 4:00:54 PM

Fernando Romero (Dominican RHP) had his fastball sitting at 89-91mph with his fastball topping out at 91mph with his curveball topping out at 81mph, his slider topping out at 81mph, and his changeup topping out at 82mph. Romero gets good extension out front, has a balanced delivery with sound mechanics, his fastball has riding life to it with heavy sink, and has good command of his 12-6 breaking curveball.

Alex McGathey (2013, RHP, Seminole HS, Seminole, FL) had his fastball sitting at 86-88mph with it topping out at 88mph with his curveball topping out at 73mph, his slider topped out at 78mph, and his changeup topped out at 76mph. McGathey has a long arm action, with an arm that works well, competes on the mound, with a 12-6 break on his curveball.

Roberto Garcia (2012, RHP, IBAHS, Caguas, PR) had his fastball sitting at 87-90mph with it topping out at 91mph with his curveball topping out at 78mph, with his slider topping out at 79mph, and his changeup topping out at 81mph. Garcia has a short arm action, with an arm that works well, has armside run on his fastball, good command of his curveball, and is aggressive with his fastball.

Brown/Kirby Throw for Canes >>
  
Gm # 65 | 10/21/2011 | 3:00 PM Syracuse Sports Zone Chiefs vs. Canes Baseball

10/21/2011 3:48:04 PM

RHP Mitchell Brown (2012, Century HS, Rochester, MN) has starred at multiple PG tournaments and showcases over the last three years, mostly with the Minnesota Starz. Brown, playing for Canes Baseball this tournament topped at 93 in the final inning of relief, striking out two and also showing 76 mph curveball with good depth.

Four other Canes arms threw with LHP Alex Deise (2012, St. John's HS, Potomac, MD) up to 84, RHP Evan Phillips (2012, Clayton, NC HS) was up to 90, LHP Nathan Kirby (2012, James River HS, Midlothian, VA) topped at 92 with loose, easy arm action, and RHP Clyde Tate III (2012, North Davidson HS, Winston Salem, NC) one of the few uncommitted players on a loaded Canes Roster was up to 89.

Syracuse SportsZone LHP Alexander Robinson (2012, Holy Trinity Diocesan, Hewlett, NY) topped at 92 and is a strong, broad shouldered pitcher with good command of an 84 mph slider and 84 mph changeup.

RHP Jared Price (2012, Twin Valley HS, Mohnton, PA) topped at 89 and OF Jarrett DeHart (2013, Shawnee HS, Medford, NJ) showed very well at the WWBA Underclass with Marucci Elite and is a top level hitting prospect with big bat speed and pop.
Team Rawlings score 5 in 6th for Win >>
  
Gm # 63 | 10/21/2011 | 3:00 PM Dirtbags vs. Team Rawlings

10/21/2011 3:46:46 PM

Perry Rigby (2012, SS, Way Home Christian HS, Decatur, AL) had 2 hits in the game to lead Team Rawlings in their victory this afternoon. Rigby has a large frame with a strong build, and puts the ball in play with regular contact.

Reilly Hovis (2012, RHP, Forestview HS, Gastonia, NC) had his fastball sitting at 88-89mph with his fastball topping out at 91mph with his slider topping out at 80mph, and his changeup topping out at 84mph. Hovis has a large projectable frame, with a good mound presence, a smooth online delivery, has sound mechanics, an arm that works well and throws easy.

Justin Taylor (2012, RHP, Farmville Central HS, Farmville, NC) had his fastball sitting at 89-90mph with his fastball topping out at 91mph. Taylor has a large athletic frame, with good command of his pitches, an arm that works well with a quick arm, has a good mound presence, a smooth online balanced delivery, and armside run on his fastball.

Stephen Wallace (2012, SS, South Stanly HS, Norwood, NC) had 1 hit in the game but it was a Home Run to pace the offense for the Dirtbags. Wallace has excellent bat speed, gets good extension at the plate, is an aggressive hitter with a confident approach, and has gap power.
LIDS/Upstate Tie at 3 >>
  
Gm # 66 | 10/21/2011 | 3:00 PM Upstate Mavericks vs. Lids Indiana Bulls

10/21/2011 3:31:08 PM

Each the Upstate Mavericks and LIDS Indiana Bulls scored three runs, had a catcher hit a home run, and featured a multiple upper 80s arms.

Upstate C Jake Maziar (2012, Holy Innocents, Atlanta, GA) had two hits including a two-run homer. He is strong and has a smooth, fluid swing with the ball jumping off his bat.

LIDS C Casey Schroeder (2012, Ottawa-Glandorf HS, Glandorf, OH) also hit a homerun from the left-side and is a powerful switch hitter with lots of power in his bat. The ball jumps off his bat and he projects for lots of longballs in his future.

Upstate threw three pitchers, RHP Coley Bowers (2012, Lexington, SC HS) topped at 87, RHP David Sauer (2012, Dutch Fork HS, Imo, SC) at 88, and RHP Cameron Smith (2012, White Knoll HS, Lexington, SC) was at 84.

LIDS RHP Jake Matthys (2012, Spring Lake Park, MN HS) topped at 89 with outstanding arm speed, a 75 mph curveball and 72 mph changeup. RHP Taylor Lenhart (2012, Lake Central HS, Schererville, IN) topped at 89 with a smooth delivery and 75 mph curveball with 10/4 break.
SGV Win 2-0 >>
  
Gm # 62 | 10/21/2011 | 3:00 PM Perfect Game White vs. SGV Arsenal

10/21/2011 3:21:02 PM

CJ Saylor (2012, C, South Hills HS, West Covina, CA) impressed the scouts today both at the plate and behind the plate. Saylor has a large athletic frame, with good bat speed at the plate. Behind the plate Saylor has an arm that works well, is a good receiver, and handles pitchers well.

Timothy Lopes (2012, MIF, Edison HS, Huntington Beach, CA) also impressed the scouts today. Lopes has a large projectable frame, with a short compact swing and good bat speed at the plate. In the field Lopes has soft hands, can throw from all angles, has easy fluid actions, and an arm that works well.

Jesse Nelson (2013, RHP, Russell County HS, Phenix City, AL) had his fastball sitting at 85-88mph with it topping out at 88mph, while his curveball topped out at 75mph and his changeup topping out at 79mph. Nelson has a projectable frame, with a short arm action, an arm that works well, changes speeds well, has an online delivery. Nelson has a good command and feel for his 11-5 breaking curveball, and has good sink to his changeup.

Florida Legends Use Big Inning to Down Team GA >>
  

10/21/2011 3:16:36 PM

The Florida Legends bunched 3 of their 4 hits with 4 walks and some aggressive baserunning to score 7 runs in the 3rd inning and down Team Georgia 7-1.   The Legends stole 7 bases in the game, many of them instrumental in their big inning.

RHP Joe Orlando "J.O." Berrios (2012, Bayamon, PR), perhaps the top prospect of what is looking increasingly like an outstanding group of Puerto Rican pitching prospects, cruised through 3 innings of shutout work to get the win, pitching at 87-90 with very good command down in the strike zone.  Berrios only threw 33 pitches so he should be plenty available for a couple more innings later in the tournament.


Hawkins' Big Time Power Drives Banditos >>
  
Gm # 59 | 10/21/2011 | 3:00 PM Houston Banditos vs. ABD Victory

10/21/2011 2:57:10 PM

All American OF Courtney Hawkins (2012, Corpus Cristi, TX) had 2 doubles and a triple to drive the Houston Banditos offense to a 8-0 run rule victory over the ABD victory.  Hawkins showed outstanding bat speed in driving the ball hard to all fields and used his plus speed very aggressively on the bases.  Fellow All-American SS C.J. Hinojosa (2012, Spring, TX) also had a double for the Banditos, while OF Rock Rucker (2012, Marietta, GA) twice drove in Hawkins from scoring position.

RHP Ralph Garza (2012, New Braunfels, TX) was outstanding on the mound, throwing 6 shutout innings, allowing 5 hits and 1 walk.  Garza threw harder than PG has seen him throw before, topping out at 92 mph with good sink and run down in the zone to go with a mid 70's curveball.  His delivery and arm action were very smooth and easy and he's taken a nice step forward over the past few months as a pitching prospect.
ABD Bulldogs Cruise to 8-0 Run Rule Victory >>
  
Gm # 58 | 10/21/2011 | 3:00 PM Louisiana All-Stars vs. ABD Bulldogs

10/21/2011 2:48:59 PM

The former champion ABD Bulldogs opened their 2011 WWBA World Championship with a 5 inning 8-0 run rule victory over the Louisiana All-Stars Friday afternoon, scoring in 4 of the 5 innings.  C R.J. Ybarra (2012, Riverside, CA), the Bulldogs clean up hitter, did his job with a 2-3, 2 Rbi performance that included a triple.  All American SS Tanner Rahier (2012, Indian Wells, CA) also had a triple and scored 2 runs.

RHP Kieran Lovegrove was sharp in 4 innings on the mound, striking out 8 hitters.  Lovegrove was steady at 90-91 mph with a long, extended arm action and release and snapped off a couple of good upper 70's sliders.
2012 MIF Lead All-American Prospects in Win >>
  

10/21/2011 1:55:13 PM

Chris Schaedel (2012, MIF, Barron Collier HS, Naples, FL) was 3-3 with 2 doubles to help pace the All-American Prospects/Indians Scout Team in their win this afternoon. Schaedel has an athletic build, a balanced swing, gets good extension at the plate, is a gap to gap hitter with pop, and has good speed on the bases.

Ryan Boyle (2012, MIF, The King's Academy, West Palm Beach, FL)  was 2-3 in the game with a double to help on offense as well. Boyle stays inside the ball, has a short compact swing with good bat speed, and hits the ball to all fields.

Four Top Arms in Scoreless Tie >>
  

10/21/2011 1:54:48 PM

Midland Redskins/Royals Scout Team and the Northwest Scout Team played to 0-0 tie as four highly touted arms took the mound.

Midland RHP Ryan Burr (2012, Highlands Ranch, CO HS) has long, loose arm action to go along with a strong, projectable body and was up to 93, also throwing two hard off-speed pitches, a 77 mph curveball and 85 mph changup.

LHP Max Foody (2012, IMG Academy, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL) came in relief and topped at 92 with very good arm speed and a 80 mph curveball and 82 mph changeup.

Northwest Scout Team countered with RHP Taylor Jones (2012, Kentwood HS, Kent, WA) who shut down the Midland offense for four innings, topping at 85, and then LHP Calebe Frare (2012, Custer County District, Miles City, MT) who touched 91.

OF Theo Alexander (2012, Lake Washington HS, Kirkland, WA) is a position player to watch with athleticism and good defensive tools to go along with a power left-handed bat.
CBC Uses Trio of Pitches in Win >>
  
Gm # 52 | 10/21/2011 | 12:40 PM BigStix Gamers vs. CBC O's

10/21/2011 1:47:58 PM

CBC O's beat the Big Stix Gamers 6-3 as a trio of pitchers combined to pick up the win. RHP Billy Ferguson (2012, North HS, Myrtle Beach, SC) topped at 87 in his two innings of relief, as did RHP Landon Fraley (2012, South Stanly HS, Norwood, NC). RHP Jacob Midkiff (2012, South Pointe HS, Rock Hill, SC) topped at 84.

Big Stix 2B Cletis Avery (2013, Shiloh HS, Snellville, GA) is a solid athlete with lots of potential. He has easy, fluid defensive actions and an accurate arm as well as a live bat with a power stroke and a swing that is fluid thru the zone.

LHP Kevin Martin (2012, Eagles Landing Christian HS, McDonough, GA) is a projectable southpaw to watch, topping at 87 with a 73 mph curveball. 
Palm Beach PAL Homers 2 times in Win >>
  
Gm # 51 | 10/21/2011 | 12:40 PM Palm Beach PAL vs. Texas PG Teal

10/21/2011 1:47:22 PM

Brady Roberson (2012, Palm Beach Central HS, Royal Palm Beach, FL) was 1-1 in the game with a Home Run to help pace the offense for Palm Beach PAL. Roberson has a strong build with a large frame, has a quick bat, good bat speed, and has power potential.

Trevor Maloney (2012, American Heritage HS, Boca Raton, FL) was 1-2 on the day with a Home Run as well for Palm Beach PAL. Maloney has quick bat, is a patient hitter, and has a live bat. 

Michael Murray (2012, RHP, Forest Hill HS, West Palm Beach, FL) had his fastball sitting at 85-88mph with it topping out at 88mph, and his curveball topping out at 75mph. Murray has good command of his pitches, a loose arm action, an arm that works well, and a good feel for his late breaking 11-5 curveball.

Alex Stettner (2012, RHP, American Heritage HS, Delray Beach, FL) had his fastball sitting at 87-88mph with it topping out at 88mph, his curveball topped out at 74mph, and his changeup topped out at 75mph. Stettner has a quick arm, with good extension out front, good follow through, hides the ball well, and has a good feel for his late breaking 11-5 curveball.

Cangelosi's Bats Pick Up in 10-3 Win >>
  
Gm # 47 | 10/21/2011 | 12:40 PM PG Dark Green Clippers vs. Cangelosi Baseball

10/21/2011 1:45:12 PM

Cangelosi dropped a 5 run first inning on PG Dark Green Clippers, then closed it out with 5 more runs late to post a 10-3 win.  2B Emmanuel Morris (2012, Willowbrook, IL) had a big game for Cangelosi, going 3-4 at the plate with 3 runs scored, 2 Rbi's and a home run.  SS Nick Solak (2013, Woodridge, IL) continued his strong play in the tournament, going 2-3 with 2 runs scored.

Cangelosi is tied with Puerto Rico Baseball Academy in the Pool standings with a 2-0-1 record, with the 2 teams having tied 2-2 in their matchup.  Both teams have allowed only 5 runs, with Cangelosi now holding the advantage in runs scored 13-8.
East Cobb Baseball 1-0 Win over Orioles Scout >>
  
Gm # 53 | 10/21/2011 | 12:40 PM Orioles Scout Team vs. East Cobb Baseball

10/21/2011 1:38:00 PM

East Cobb Baseball followed up an opening game win in last night's game in the Stadium and beat the Orioles Scout Team 1-0 as Tucker Simpson (2012, Oxford, AL HS) threw a complete game allowing just two hits and striking out seven.

Simpson, a Perfect Game All-American, topped at 92 with long arm action and good feel for a 75 mph curveball with 11/5 break. He also flashed a 77 mph changeup. He is a Florida commit, after switching from Georgia Tech this summer.

OF Josh Hart (2013, Parkview HS, Lilburn, GA) is a top ranked 2013 and is a strong athlete with very good defensive tools and speed on the bases. East Cobb also features 3B Travis Demerritte (2013, Winder Barrow HS, Statham, GA) and OF Skye Bolt (2012, Holy Innocents, Woodstock, GA).

Orioles Scout Team LHP Jack Wynkoop (2012, Cape Henry College Prep, Virginia Beach, VA) threw very well, topping at 89 with a 78 mph slider with 81 mph changeup.
2012 LHP hits 90mph for Dallas Patriots >>
  
Gm # 50 | 10/21/2011 | 12:40 PM Dallas Patriots vs. Orlando Scorpions

10/21/2011 1:31:42 PM

Carson McPherson (2012, LHP, Ardmore HS, Ardmore, OK) had his fastball sitting at 87-89mph with his fastball topping out at 90mph, with his curveball topping out at 78mph with his changeup topping out at 77mph. McPherson has a large projectable frame, an effortless arm action, throws easy, has a balanced smooth delivery, with armside run on his fastball.

Christian Bartholomew (2012, RHP, Jesuit College Prep, Dallas, TX) had his fastball sitting at 84-87mph with it topping out at 88mph with his curveball topping out at 76mph and his changeup topping out at 78mph. Bartholomew has an online delivery, with a good follow through, and armside run on his fastball.

Trooper Reynolds (2013, 3B Weatherford HS, Weatherford, TX) went 2-3 in the game this afternoon to help pace the Patriots on offense. Reynolds has a short compact swing, with good bat speed, and has power potential.

Eric Hanhold (2012, RHP, East Lake HS, Palm Harbor, FL) had his fastball sitting at 86-88mph with his fastball topping out at 90mph with his curveball topping out at 76mph, and his changeup topping out at 81mph. Hanhold has a good curveball with an 11-5 break, and a deceptive changeup which he has good command of.

Connor O'Brien (2012, RHP, Jesuit HS, Tampa, FL) had his fastball sitting at 86-87mph while it was topping out at 88mph with his curveball topping out at 75mph and his changeup topping out at 77mph. O'Brien has a projectable frame, throws easy, has a good follow through, armside run on his fastball, and has an online delivery.
South Charlotte/Royals Pitchers Duel >>
  
Gm # 54 | 10/21/2011 | 12:40 PM Royals Baseball Club vs. South Charlotte Panthers

10/21/2011 1:28:34 PM

The South Charlotte Panthers and Royals Baseball Club combined for only five hits in the Panthers 2-0 win.

RHP Trent Thornton (2012, Ardrey Kell Hs, Charlotte, NC) threw a gem, allowing just two hits and no walks and striking out nine in a complete game win. He was up to 91 with his fastball, with good command and loose easy arm action as well as a 79 mph curveball with 11/5 break and 82 mph change as well as a splitter.

Royals RHP Teddy Stankiewicz (2012, Fort Worth Christian HS, Keller, TX) topped at 91 with loose arm action and a hard-breaking 81 mph slider. RHP Will Crowe (2012. Pigeon Forge, TX HS) is a big strong pitcher with velo up to 89 on the day and RHP Hayden Edwards (2012, Blue Valley HS, Overland Park, KS) topped at 89.

Royals C Clint Cloulter (2012, Union HS, Camas, WA) is one of the top catcher's in the 2012 class with arm strength and a big time power bat with lots of bat speed.
Hubbs Triple Enables Rays to Grab 4-4 Tie >>
  
Gm # 46 | 10/21/2011 | 12:40 PM Rays Scout Team vs. Miami PG Columbia Blue

10/21/2011 1:23:46 PM

OF M.J. Hubbs (2013, Cave Creek, AZ) slammed a 1-out triple to centerfield to tie the score in the bottom of the 6th and final inning, enabling Rays Scout Team to pull out a 4-4 tie with Miami PG Columbia Blue.  Hubbs was stranded at third as the potential winning run, though, after Miami intentionally walked 2 hitters but was able to get the final 2 outs.

The Rays trotted out a couple of hard throwing pitchers who were undoubtedly noticed by the scouts.  6-3/190 RHP Luke Leftwich (2012, Phoenix, AZ) started and threw the first 2 2/3 innings, topping out at 90 mph with a loose, easy arm action and good downhill angle to his pitches.  Leftwich showed good command from the wind up but got wild from the stretch and walked 4 hitters.  The Rays brought in big 6-4/215 LHP Cody Moffett (2012, Gilbert, AZ) to pitch the top of the 6th and he was 87-90 while striking out 2 hitters.

1B Dillon Bigcrane Jackson (2013, Scottsdale, AZ) drove in 2 runs for the Rays.
Sanger's HR Leads SWFL to Win >>
  
Gm # 55 | 10/21/2011 | 12:40 PM Homeplate Chilidogs vs. SWFL Baseball

10/21/2011 1:14:26 PM

SS Brendon Sanger (2012, Fort Myers, FL HS) homered and added another hit as SWFL beat the Homeplate Chilidogs 5-2.

SWFL's team was very impressive winning the Florida Qualifier as IFs Sanger, Luke Maglich (2012, Riverview HS, Sarasota, FL) and Tyler Selesky (2012, Estero HS, Fort Myers, FL) are athletic fielders with solid left-handed bats.

Homeplate Brennan Morgan (2012, McIntosh HS, Peachtree City, FL) is a solid run producer with a solid swing with hard contact and power to both gaps. C Tyler Bowers (2012, Northgate HS, Sharpsburg, GA) is a very good defensive catcher with quick, smooth transfer and an aggressive power stroke at the plate.
Simpson Wins Battle of Bigs Over Wynkoop >>
  
Gm # 45 | 10/21/2011 | 12:40 PM Bo Jackson Midwest vs. East Cobb Astros

10/21/2011 12:54:31 PM

6-7/220 All American RHP Tucker Simpson (2012, Oxford, AL) threw a 2 hit complete game shutout to lead East Cobb Baseball to a 1-0 win over Orioles Scout Team.  Simpson didn't walk a batter while throwing only 84 pitches in 7 innings, pitching at 89-92 mph with good downhill angle to the plate from a high 3/4's release point and mixing in a 72 mph curveball.

Simpson matched up against 6-6/190 LHP Jack Wynkoop of the Orioles over the first 4 innings.  Wynkoop was perfect, retiring all 12 hitters he faced, before leaving the game.  Wynkoop throws from an extended low 3/4's release point and was 87-89 mph with a sweeping 78 mph slider and nice 81 mph change up.
Upstate Mavericks Win 9-6 >>
  
Gm # 33 | 10/21/2011 | 10:20 AM Upstate Mavericks vs. Georgia PG Texas Orange

10/21/2011 12:53:38 PM

Garrett Lovorn (2012, RHP, Pendleton HS, Anderson, SC) had his fastball sitting at 86-88mph with it topping out at 88mph with his curveball topping out at 76mph and his changeup topping out at 82mph. Lovorn is around the plate with his pitches, has good extension out front, throws easy, has a good mound presence, with a balanced delivery.
2012 3B Hits Home Run in Diamond Devils Win >>
  
Gm # 42 | 10/21/2011 | 10:20 AM Diamond Devils vs. Team Elite

10/21/2011 12:41:18 PM

Weber Pike (2012, 3B, Beaufort HS, Beaufort, SC) was 3-3 in the game for the Diamond Devils with a Home Run. Pike has a short compact swing, with good extension at the plate.

Austin LaBounty (2012, RHP, Gilbert HS, Leesville, SC) had his fastball sitting at 84-87mph while it topped out at 88mph with his curveball topping out at 76mph, and his changeup topping out at 76mph as well. LaBounty has good command, an arm that works well, throws easy, changes speed well, and has sound mechanics on the mound.

J.T. Phillips (2012, SS, Columbus HS, Midland, GA) was 2-2 in the game with a triple to pace the offense for Team Elite. Phillips has good bat speed and good extension at the plate with a confident approach.

Corey Kafka (2012, RHP, Ringgold HS, Tunnel Hill, GA) had his fastball sitting at 87-89mph with it topping out at 90mph with his curveball topping out at 75mph. Kafka has an online deceptive delivery, hides the ball well, and has a heavy sinking fastball.

Ray Castillo (2012, RHP, Russell County HS, Seale, AL) had his fastball sitting at 86-88mph while it topped out at 90mph, with his curveball topping out at 79mph, and his changeup topping out at 81mph. Castillo has good command with effortless arm action, throws easy, changes speeds well, has a smooth online deceptive delivery with sound mechanics.

KBC 2-0 With 9-1 Win >>
  
Gm # 34 | 10/21/2011 | 10:20 AM Kentucky Baseball Club vs. East Coast PG Gray

10/21/2011 12:32:43 PM

Kentucky Baseball Club moves to 2-0 with a 9-1 win over East Coast PG Gray. RHP Zach Haynes (2012, Lexington Catholic HS, Nicholasville, KY) topped at 88. The recent Indiana commit is a long, strong pitcher who was also very impressive at the 2011 Ohio Valley Showcase in early August.

Louisville commit OF/RHP Michael Bollmer (2012, Bryan Station HS, Lexington, KY) is a very good two-way player, a upper 80s arm as well as a strong, athletic outfield with bat speed and big power potential.

East Coast 3B Taylor Propst (2013, Huntsville, AL HS) and SS Blake Wiggins (2014, Pulasky HS, Little Rock, AR) are recent commits to Alabama and Arkansas respectively and are two of the top underclassmen in the Southeast.

OF Daniel Sweet (2012, Northwest Rankin HS, Brandon, MS) is one of the best hitters in the state of MS and is a strong athlete with bat speed from both sides of the plate.
6 Solid Innings From Killian Boasts Texas Sct Team >>
  
Gm # 32 | 10/21/2011 | 10:20 AM Texas Scout Team Yankees vs. PG Crimson Bandits

10/21/2011 12:27:35 PM

RHP Trey Killian (2012, Mountain Home, AR) threw 6 solid innings, striking out 8 hitters, to pace the Texas Scout Team Yankees to a 2-1 win over the PG Crimson Bandits.  Killian is a loose armed and very projectable 6-4/190 athlete with outstanding arm speed.  He pitched almost exclusively with his 86-91 mph fastball and showed good command and pitchability, throwing only 72 pitches, 55 for strikes, in his 6 innings.

The Texas Scout Team offense hasn't kicked into gear yet, having only scored 3 runs in 2 games.  The big hit this game was a solo home run by the 10th hitter in the line up, C Corey Simpson (2013, Sweeny, TX), a big 6-2/220 right handed hitter with a strong but all or nothing power approach at the plate.


LHP Raudel Lazo (2013, Lake Worth, FL) is definitely a player to watch from PG Crimson.  The southpaw pitched at 87-90 mph with an 81 mph slider that flashed sharp late break and some feel for a change up as well.
Smoral Shuts Down South PG Navy in Win >>
  

10/21/2011 12:24:49 PM

Midland Redskins/Royals Scout Team LHP Matthew Smoral (2012, Solon, OH HS) is one of the top ranked pitchers in the 2012 class and showed why in a five inning one-hitter in a 9-0 win over South PG Navy.

Smoral sat 90-92, topping at 94 and he easily throws downhill from his big, strong 6'8, 225 pound frame. He is smooth thru his delivery with his fastball showing arm side run and a hard slider at 84 with depth and 84 mph changeup.

A loaded Midland team also has offensive standouts IF Troy Kuhn (Zionsville, IN HS), 3B Joe DeCarlo (2012, Garnet Valley, Glen Mills, PA) and C Reese McGuire (2013, Kentwood HS, Kent, WA) standing out. Kuhn hit a homerun and OF Shilo McCall (2012, Piedra Vista HS, Farmington, NM) hit a grand slam.
2012 RHP hits 94 for South Charlotte Panthers >>
  

10/21/2011 12:21:57 PM

Ty Buttrey (2012, RHP, Providence HS, Matthews, NC) had his fastball sitting at 90-92mph with it topping out at 94mph with his curveball topping out at 78mph, his slider topping out at 80mph, his changeup topping out at 83mph, and his cutter topping out at 89mph. Buttrey has good command, an arm that works well, pitches downhill, has good extension out front, a balanced online delivery with sound mechanics, and a good late breaking 11-5 curveball.

Boyce Mullins (2012, OF, Brookwood HS, Snellville, GA) was 2-3 in the game for Perfect Game Vegas Gold this morning to pace their offense. Mullins has a short compact swing, and hits the ball to all fields.
Drossner On Hill in ASBA Win >>
  

10/21/2011 12:16:51 PM

All Star Baseball Academy LHP Jake Drossner (2012, Council Rock North HS, Richboro, PA) a Maryland commit topped at 91 in his four inning stint, striking out seven in his appearance. Drossner is a long, projectable arm with good present stuff and developing feel for a hard curveball with 11/5 break.

Braves C Bobby San Martin (2012, Centreville HS, Fairfax, HS) is a very good defensive catcher with a quick transfer and arm strength and is also a fluid stroke with bat speed and hard line drive contact.
Mid-Atlantic PG Orange roll to victory >>
  
Gm # 40 | 10/21/2011 | 10:20 AM Dulin Dodgers vs. Mid-Atlantic PG Orange

10/21/2011 12:10:56 PM

Hayden White (2012, RHP, The Steward School, Midlothian, VA) had his fastball sitting at 87-89mph with it topping out at 90mph while his curveball topped out at 74mph, and his slider topping out at 84mph. White has a loose arm action, with armside run on his fastball, and a low 3/4 arm angle.

Cory Capaldi (2012, OF, Souderton HS, Telford, PA) had a double in the game to help Mid-Atlantic PG Orange on offense. Capaldi has a good eye at the plate, has gap power, and has good bat speed.



RHP Burns, 1B Shaw Lead Baseball U >>
  
Gm # 31 | 10/21/2011 | 8:00 AM Louisiana All-Stars vs. Baseball U

10/21/2011 12:09:32 PM

RHP Tom Burns (2012, Fairlawn, NJ) struck out 12 hitters before tiring and 1B Chris Shaw (2012, Lexington, MA) went 2-4 with 2 Rbi's to lead Baseball U to a 9-4 win over the Louisiana All-Stars.

The 6-1/190 Burns pitched in the 85-88 mph range but his big strikeout pitch was a big breaking curveball in the mid 70's.  He had good feel for the pitch and was polished in his ability to set up hitters.

The left handed hitting Shaw has always been one of this blogger's favorite hitters in the 2012 class and has a chance to be a impact power hitter and run producer at either the college and/or pro level with normal development.  He has a nice combination of raw strength and hitting ability and showed all summer that he could handle top level raw stuff.

6-9/220 RHP Nolan Long came in to close the game for Burns and was very impressive.  Like many extra tall young pitchers Long still has work to do on his mechanics but his velocity has taken a step up from the summer, as he touched 92 mph.
PRBAHS beats CBC'O S 3-1 >>
  
Gm # 39 | 10/21/2011 | 10:20 AM CBC O's vs. PRBAHS

10/21/2011 12:00:03 PM

Carlos Correa (2012, SS, Puerto Rico Baseball Academy HS, Santa Isabel, PR) had a walk and scored a run in the game for PRBAHS. Correa has an athletic projectable frame with a strong lower half, has good plate coverage with a balanced swing, and good bat speed. In the field Correa has soft sure hands, good fielding actions, quick feet, an accurate arm with an arm that works well.

Blue Jays Roll to Another Easy Win >>
  
Gm # 43 | 10/21/2011 | 10:20 AM Sandlot/Midwest Scout Team vs. Atlanta Blue Jays

10/21/2011 11:59:41 AM

The Atlanta Blue Jays started their Friday with two easy wins, the second of them a 9-1 win over Sandlot/Midwest Scout Team in a game where they only picked up five base hits but were helped by four errors and 15 walks.

Blue Jays OF Vincent Jackson (2012, Luella HS, McDonough, GA) has matured physically since the 2011 World Showcase in January, having a very strong summer and now a standout fall. He made hard contact and has big power potential to the pull side.

1B Cole Miller (2012, Darlington School, Cave Spring, GA) is one of the top hitters in the state of Georgia and has a pure, smooth swing with power to all fields and very hard contact in each of his at-bats.

Sandlot C Jonathan Denny (2013, Yukon, OK HS) stood out in yesterday's win over Texas Scout Team Yankees with arm strength behind the plate and a long, no-doubt home run. He followed with a triple to right-center field showing lots of strength in his swing and power to all fields.
Evoshield Force starts out the week 2-0 >>
  
Gm # 44 | 10/21/2011 | 10:20 AM Evoshield Force vs. Ohio Warhawks

10/21/2011 11:51:17 AM

Tate Blackman (2014, SS, Lake Brantley HS, Almonte Springs, FL) was 2-2 in the game for Evoshield to help pace their offense. Blackman has good bat speed, a short compact swing, makes hard contact, and hits the ball to all fields.

Gunnar McNeill (2013, West Orange HS, Gotha, FL) went 3-4 in the game to help pace the offense as well for Evoshield. McNeill has good plate coverage, good bat speed, gets good extension at the plate, has a confident approach and hits the ball to all fields.

Vinnie Rosace (2013, LHP, Lake Mary HS, Lake Mary, FL) had his fastball sitting at 86-87mph with it topping out at 88mph, his curveball topping out at 78mph, and his changeup topping out at 79mph. Rosace has good command, a balanced online delivery, and armside run on his fastball.

Kenneth Burkhead (2012, RHP, Deltona Trinity Christian Academy, Deltona, FL) had his fastball sitting at 87-89mph with it topping out at 91mph and his curveball hitting 73mph. Burkhead has good command, throws easy, competes on the mound, has armside run on his fastball, and has a good curveball with an 11-5 break to it.

Corey Oswalt (2012, 3B/RHP, James Madison HS, San Diego, CA) threw the last inning for the Ohio Warhawks with his fastball sitting at 88-89mph and his fastball topped out at 90mph. Oswalt has a short arm action, with armside run on his fastball, a good 11-5 breaking curveball, and uses a 3/4 arm slot. At the plate Oswalt has good bat speed, a confident approach, and is a gap to gap hitter with pop.

Rookies Pitching Shuts Down Hardballers >>
  
Gm # 38 | 10/21/2011 | 10:20 AM Florida Hardballers vs. Mid-Atlantic Rookies

10/21/2011 11:45:34 AM