FT. PIERCE - Prospect Wire’s fourth annual World Series kicked off on Friday night at the Lawnwood Complex. Three games for 18U and 17U teams were held, displaying noteworthy young talent amongst the players.
PBA Stars 17U vs. St. Lucie Show 18U
Additionally, Tanner Goodwin, also of the PBA Stars, went 3-3 with 4 stolen bases and 3 runs scored. The player proved to be quick out of the box with good instincts.
All American Prospects 17U vs. Elite Baseball 18U
Michael O'Brien (2016) of the All-American Prospects made a great sliding catch near the fence to avoid the dugout. Teammate and catcher Emilo Lopez (2016) also made a sliding catch in foul territory on a pop fly. Ed Pfluger (2016) had a hard ground ball to left field that had an exit velocity of 95 mph.
Catcher Jarrod Beegle (2016) of Elite Baseball showed good instinct and a quick release in throwing out opponent Royce Neil who was trying to tag up from second base. The centerfielder also made a sliding catch on a line drive and a gap. Austin Marquet (2016), also from Elite, showed great bat speed with a line drive clocking at a 97 mph exit velocity over the centerfielder's head to break open scoring with a 2-run double. Ultimately though, the All-American Prospects took advantage of Elite Baseball's errors and miscues during the top of the 7th to eventually win the game 5-2.
Broward Bangers 18U vs. Triton Rays 18U
Prospect Wire’s combine and playoffs will also be covered through our blog. Follow us on Twitter to get the links to the coverage.