2013 Northeast Top Prospect Showcase
Staring the game for Green was Stefan Livsey from Englewood, CO. A right-handed pitcher, Livsey topped out at 77 mph with his fastball and sat comfortably 73-77 mph. He also showed a mid 60's curveball and a 70/71 mph change-up.
Mike Young threw the final inning for Green, running his fastball up to 83 mph, sitting 80-82 mph. He also used a mid-60's curveball and a 71 mph change-up to have a quick 1-2-3 inning with 1 strikeout.
Green had three hits total, singles by Michael Silbert, Vincent Giglia, and Mike Young.
Pitching for Orange was Case Bongirne for three innings and Zachary Risedorf for the final inning. Both 2014 graduates, Bongirne topped out at 78 mph with a 67 mph curveball and a 65 mph change-up while striking out 4 batters. Risedorf, who played for Green but ended up pitching against them, sat 82-84 mph, topping 85 with a 71 mph curveball and flashed a 78 mph change-up.
Both Rick Smith and Derek Kasperzyk picked up doubles offensively for Orange, Smith drilling one to deep left center field and Kasperzyk going down the left field line, opposite field.
Picking up the other hit was Jesse Archambault, a left handed hitter that hit a line drive to the opposite field for a single, showing the ability to keep his hands inside the ball.
In game 3, there were a total of 3 base hits, one for Green by Junior Ramirez (Queens, NY), a single, and 2 for Purple, a single by both Reynaldo Guillen Jr (Bronx, NY) and Juan De La Cruz (New York, NY). Despite the lack of offense, both teams scratched across a run to end in a 1-1 tie.
Cody Kozin (Storrs, CT) started the game on the mound for Purple and allowed only one hit in his 3 innings. He struck out 3 batters and topped out at 81 mph with a low 70's curveball and a 74/75 mph change up.
Relieving Kozin for the final inning was Miles Arecchi-Schuh (Montreal, QC) pitched a quick 1-2-3 inning with 3 quick outs. He sat 76-79 mph with his fastball with a big breaking curveball at 61 mph and also flashed a 68 mph slider, which he kept low in the zone.
Starting for Green was 2015 Brian Moskey (Higganum, CT), who put his arm strength on displayed throughout the drills earlier in the morning. On the mound, Moskey struck out 5 batters in 3 innings, working his fastball 81-83 mph and topped at 84 mph. He also showed a very good change-up which he kept low in the zone and sat 73/74 mph on the pitch. Flashed a curveball at 69/71 mph.
Throwing the last inning was Mike Young (Mashpee, MA) who also ran his fastball up to 84 mph with some tail on the pitch. He struck out one batter and threw a 70 mph curveball and 74 mph change-up to complement his fastball.
Offense was a plenty for Purple, scoring 3 runnings and knocking out 7 base hits. Connor Perry (Longmeadow, MA) led the way going 2/2 with 2 singles, stole 2 bases and collected an RBI.
Caedon Saltis (Wallingford, PA) and Walter Zelaya (Kitchener, ON) each picked up a double, Saltis going down the right field line and Zelaya pulling his down the left field line. Reynaldo Guillen Jr (Bronx, NY), Justin Trochiano (Morganville, NJ), Holden Bruce (Lexington, MA) and Evan Ball (Bloomsburg, PA) all picked up singles throughout the four innings of play.
John Fanelli (Bronx, NY) went three innings for Purple, surrendering one run on one hit while striking out one batter. His fastball topped at 81 mph and showed a 12/6 curveball and a 72 mph change-up.
Caedon Saltis closed out the last inning, striking out 3 batters and ran his fastball up to 83 mph. He also showed a nice feel for a 70 mph curveball.
Picking up the lone hit for Orange was Eric Therrien (Bristol, CT) who had a hard hit double to the left center field gap.
Jon Ostroff (Delmar, NY), a left handed pitcher, went the first three innings for Orange, topping 77 mph with his fastball and sat 73-76 mph. He showed a nice feel for a high 60's curveball.
Closing out the game was Neil Ring (Oxford, CT), who topped out at 81 mph with his fastball and complemented that with a 73-75 mph slider. He had a quick last inning, surrendering only one single and struck out a batter also.
Starting on the mound for Orange was Jesse Archambault, a left handed pitcher from Seekonk, MA. In his three innings of work, Archambault struck out three batter, running his fastball up to 78 mph. He also flashed a change-up and curveball. He also picked up a base hit, one of four for the Orange team.
Relieving Archambault was Eric Terrien (Bristol, CT) for the final inning. A long, lean frame, Therrien had a quick 1-2-3 inning with his fastball topping out at 77 mph and a slider that sat 70-72 mph.
Also picking up hits for Orange was Ryan Wadsworth (Williamstown, MA), who also made a nice defensive play charging in on a ball at shortstop, Derek Kasperzyk (Killingworth, CT), who turned a single into a triple by stealing both second and third, and Jon Ostroff (Delmar, NY) who hit a line drive up the middle.
Splitting the four innings on the mound for Green were Christopher Paiva (Middletown, RI) and Joe Mercadante (Agawam, MA), both of whom threw 2 innings a piece. Both are left-handed pitchers also. Paiva ran his fastball up to 82 mph, while flashing both a change-up and curveball.
Mercadante topped out at 84 mph with his fastball , showing a feel for a 1/7 breaking curveball at 71 mph and a mid-70's change-up. He struck out four batters and also had a loud out batting, lining out to deep center field.
Peter Harris (Wellesley, MA) picked up the the lone hit for Green in the form of a single.