After a good showing in the workout last night and this morning (6.93 60, 89 mph from OF), 2012 RHP/OF Chris Laporte (Bryan Station HS, Lexington, KY) sat 83-86 with his fastball that he commanded well to both sides of the plate. During his three scoreless innings Laporte struck out 5 and mixed his fastball with a 69 mph curve with solid 11-5 break and a deceptive 76 mph changeup.
2012 RHP/SS Joe Snyder (Christian Academy, Louisville, KY) mowed down 8 of the 9 Columbia Blue hitters he faced over three no-hit innings. Snyder worked at 81-83 with his fastball with very good command. His 67 mph curveball didn't light up the radar gun but it buckled hitters' knees with late 12-6 downward break and tight spin.
2013 OF/LHP Jack Rhodes (Montgomery Bell Academy, Nashville, TN) went 2-for-2 and was apart of all three Columbia Blue Runs, scoring twice and driving in 2013 MIF Jayson Nash (Washington HS, Charleston, WV) with an RBI triple.
2012 LHP Nick Hedge (New Trier HS, Winnetka, IL) was up to 84 mph with his fastball, allowing just one run over three innings of work. Hedge mixed his fastball well with a 73 mph curveball and a 73 mph changeup.
2012 C Josh Bynum (Du Pont HS, Louisville, KY) went 1-for-3 with a double and solid defensive play behind the plate. 2012 MIF Matthew Johnson (Apollo HS, Owensboro, KY) was impressive in spite of going 0-for-2, showing a quick bat and a balanced swing and made several good plays defensively.
2014 SS Wyatt Terrell (Henry Clay HS, Lexington, KY) drove in a run in two at bats with good raw bat speed and overall athleticism that will make him an interesting prospect to follow over the next few years.
2013 MIF/RHP Tyler Bozeman (Centennial HS, Franklin, TN) went 2-for-3 with a hard double to left center. He also finished the game off with a 1-2-3 inning that included a pair of called third strikes. Bozeman sat 80-81 with his fastball and worked in a 70 mph curveball with 11-5 break.