PG Elite 40 St. Louis Scouting Showcase
Missouri Bombers ’09 fought through an 11-team bracket and came out on top, taking home the massive cup. Leading her team to victory was Blayke Frownfelter (2028, O’Fallon, MO), RHP for Missouri Bombers ’09, who earned the title of MV-Pitcher for her work through 18 innings on the mound, racking up 15 K’s, allowing only 5 walks, earning a 1.67 WHIP. Frownfelter is currently pumping out 55-59 mph fastballs, sneaking in a drastic 10 mph drop in off speed with her change up. Exciting potential for this upcoming star.
Vivian Zurheide (2026, Brighton, IL) was named MV-Player during the PG Elite 40 St. Louis Scouting Showcase, in addition to joining the All-Tournament Team for the second time, for her outstanding performance at the plate. Through 19 at bats, Zurheide smacked out 12 hits, including eight singles, two doubles, and two homeruns for a total of 11 runs and nine RBIs. Teammate, Sadie Sholtis (2026, Gillespie, IL) of the Black Widows, was just as competitive at the plate with a .615 average, earning eight hits, with four doubles and two homeruns. Sholtis has a disciplined approach at the plate, never chasing pitches outside her wheelhouse as shown in her six walks. Helping the cause and taking her team to the championship. Sholtis crossed the plate seven times, pushing in ten additional runs.
Tbsa Wahoos ’09 are a team of hitters, going undefeated in their pool play, outscoring their opponents 41-17. At the head of the pack is Elle Smithers (2027, Sherman, IL), earning herself a rightful spot on the All-Tournament Team. This lefty has a fantastic touch and go explosion with the ability to take the ball to all areas of the field as shown in her nine hits with four singles, three doubles, one triple, and one homer. With a high running IQ and her aggressiveness on the base path, forcing errors, Smithers earned ten runs and 12 RBIs. A major asset to the Tbsa Wahoos ’09 line up. Working the other side of the field was RHP, Khloe Kearns (2028, Beardstown, IL). This rising star has increased her speed a few miles per hour since her last appearance with Perfect Game, hurling in 58-61 mph spins including a lively rise and a deceptive flip change. In 21 innings, Kearns sat down 21 batters, earning a 1.80 WHIP.
Lead-off hitter for Louisville Lady Sluggers 09 – VB, Ariana Baker (2027, Kansas City, MO) was on fire this weekend with a consistently incredible performance at the plate. With great connection through the zone, Baker keeps her bat speed up to produce big pullside power. Baker earned nine hits – three singles, five doubles, and a triple – for a .600 average. More impressive is her elite speed and aggressiveness around the bases to put herself in scoring position, proven in her seven stolen bases. Baker helped the cause with eight runs and nine RBIs.
Gracie Crafton (2027, Flat Rock, IN) is a RHP for OG Fastpitch who absolutely knows how to shut down the game. In 18 innings, Crafton pumped out all the junk including a quick inside rise with big movement. To add to the damage, Crafton has a huge off-speed, spinning within the 56-61 mph range, this change screeches the brakes with a 48-mph change. Producing major swing and miss action, this RHP struck out a whopping 23 batters.
The last of our top 14U lineup is Reese Stowman (2027, Delano, MN) of 14u MN Starters Nationals. This slugger has a fantastic feel for the barrel, producing hard ground to the left side of the field. Earning a .611 average through ten hits, Stowman marks her spot on the All-Tournament Team with eight singles and two doubles.
In their first Perfect Game appearance, KY Bombers 18U Lightbody took home the gold this weekend after going 2-1 in pool play. Ruby Yates (2025, Anna, IL), LHP, fought through 14 innings, with a solid repertoire of pitches all pumping in at 58-62 mph, sneaking in that 51-mph changeup. Working all four quadrants to produce swing and miss action through 17 strikeouts, allowing only two walks, Yates earns an incredible .84 WHIP. Because of her performance, Yates in named MV-Pitcher for the 18u division.
Just as impressive on the KY Bombers 18u Lightbody team is Azea Lightbody (2023, Wenzville, MO), Morehead State softball commit. This slugger has a strong feel for the barrel as shown in her seven hits through 11 at-bats. This RHH produces solid pullside power finding that 5-6 hole. Lightbody has above average zone awareness, walking five times, earning a .765 OBP. And with that, Lightbody earns a spot on the All-Tournament Team.
Lead off for Galaxy Elite 18u Duckworth, Alyssa Kendrick (2024, Columbia, MO, bats a .522 this weekend with 12 hits including eight singles, two doubles, and one homerun, making her 18u’s Most Valuable Player. Teammate, Ainsley Stubbs (2023, Columbia, MO) is a 5’10 RHP who generates impressive lower body strength. This Gulf Coast College commit worked 21 innings in the circle, shutting down 31 batters. Stubbs has a 4+ pitch mix. Working all areas of the one with solid spin in the 58-62 mph range with a sly 47 mph off speed knuckle ball that leaves batters chasing. Abby Leer (2024, Hallsville, MO) is just as impressive in the circle, having struck out 24 batters in 17 innings, earning a 1.10 WHIP. This RHP works all quadrants of the zone, closing out with a jumping rise 58-60 mph. Uncommitted, Jayne Hedgpath (2024, Fulton, MO) has massive pull side power, sending the ball deep in the green. Hedgpath earned a spot on the All-Tournament Team for her incredible .500 average with eight hits, five singles, and two doubles. Hedgpath crossed the plate four times, assisting in seven additional runs.
Lastly, Delaney Wyble (2026, Ankeny, IA) of Alliance Select – Holdaway 18u. This athlete has had several appearances in the top performers lists for Perfect Game including this weekend as an All-Tournament Team player. Wyble racked up an impressive .563 average with nine hits, seven singles, one double, and one might homer. Wyble scored six times and knocked in seven more to help her team take the first seed in pool play.