Andrew Church(2013 - Las Vegas, NV) and Brooks Kriske(2012 - La Quinta, CA) both pitched well and both were in the upper 80's in game two of the California Underclass Showcase. Church pitched first and sat in the 84-87 MPH range over his 4 innings of work. He uses a long arm action with good arm speed. The ball comes out of his hand clean and his arm works well. Church is aggressive in the strike zone with his fastball and his fastball gets some down plane action on it. He also throws a sharp slider at 75 MPH and a sinking CH at 77 MPH. Church showed pitchability. 2012 Grayson Pratt (Albuquerque, NM) was also up to 86 mph for Crimson.
Kriske followed Church in the rotation and sat at 85-88 MPH with his fastball while touching 89 MPH. He uses a medium length arm circle in back and his arm works. Kriske has a loose arm with good arm speed. He has a good lean build and his body projects. Kriske throws a sweeping 10/4 curveball at 72 MPH and a fading change up at 75 MPH. Kriske and Church are both good follows!
Dominic Smith(2013 - Los Angeles, CA), Andrew Pullin(2012 - Centralia, WA) and Jacob Gatewood(2014 - Visalia, CA) all swung the bat well in this game. Smith is an athletic 6-0/195 lb. 1B/OF with some present strength. He uses a hand hitch load and generates good bat speed. Smith has good hitting tools that project. Pullin generates good bat speed in his swing and the ball jumps. On his single, the ball exited his bat at 96 MPH! Gatewood uses a pull approach at the plate and generates good bat speed. He's a young player being a 2014 and shows promising hitting tools.