N.E vs. South BP is complete. 5 BP standouts: DeHart (LSU), Bellinger (Vandy), Holmes ('14, SC), Strickland ('13, TN), and Wilson ('13, SC)
Weston Wilson- projectable body, gap to gap power, wristy swing, sprays to all feilds
Grant Holmes- Good swings, power potential, pull side power, stand out of group
two despite being listed as a primary pitcher
Dalton Davis- showed avg bat speed but easy pull side power
Jarrett Deheart- smooth swing with easy power to all fields, LSU commit
Justin Bellinger- LHH loose good swing, good power potential VANDERBUILT commit
Ty Kobylinski- high energy swing, max effort, takes hacks, whippy swing
with line drive power, legitamte switch hitter
David Hopkins- line drives to all fields, good swing, not a big power guy but
makes solid and consistent contact
Igor Baez- gap to gap, good looking athelete, good swings, solid and consistent contact
Brandon Birkhead (NE) and Hayden Heflin (South) are currently locked into a 1-1 tie
in the top of the 5th inning
Brandon Brikhead (NE)- 79-81 mph big bodied right handed pitcher competes, stike thrower.
Hayden Heflin (South)- 80-82 mph plus pitchability had some cramping from the
heat and continued to battle.
Tray Roberts (South) - 84- 87 mph Long clean arm stroke, throws a lot of fast balls, relief type,
throws across body, wiry build, below avg command
Weston Wilson 2-2
Dalton Davis with a double in the gap
Chris Clare 1-2 with a single
Igor Baez 1-1 with a double
PW Player of the game: Weston Wilson
Q: How does it feel to be the player of the game?
A: "Feels good to be the player of the game, I was trying to swing at the first pitch early
in the count and help my team get some runs and it worked out for me" -Weston Wilson
Hayden Heflin on battling heat cramps while he was pitching:
"Its such a great atmosphere to pitch in and i didnt want to let me teammates down so it was
importanrt for me to push that aside. I definitely didnt want to come out of the game"
Brandon Burkhead on his preformance on the moud:
"I felt in control. In the 4th inning I felt some fatigue. I felt my arm dragging and i was
leaving the ball up. Overall it felt good to pitch well on the first day"
GEORGIA VS SOUTH FLORIDA
BP standouts from Georgia:
Corderias Dorsey- good swing, lots of line drives, has a chance to develop into
a quality left at hand bat
John Jones- legitamte switch hitter, good pull side power, one of the better bats in the 2014 class
Dalton Ewing- solid and consitent contact, good swing, gap to gap, athletic and loose
Taylor Allum- well rounded hitter, sprays the ball to all fields, advanced approach
Jarrett Hood- some length in swing but offense juice to left center field
Montrell Marshall- quick hands, good bat speed, good size
BP standouts from South Florida:
-Kirvin Moesquit- good swing, plus bat speed from both sides, lacks strength as a young player,
but has all of the tools to develop into a high avg hitter
-Brian McAlpine- relaxed smooth swing, power to right center field
-Nick Agosto- avbove avg bat swing, line drives to all fields, solid and consistent contact, good power for size
-Brett Hanewich- switch hitter, short swing, good frame, some juice from both sides
-Blaze Vasquez- above avg bat speed, line drives to all fields
-Franco Guardascione- above avg bat speed, line drive swing plane, barrel stays in the hitting zone for a long time
-Trey Amburgey- drives the ball deep to left center field, strong kid
-Michael Barash- short stroke to the ball, usess the middle of the field, lots of line drives
Colleges that have checked in during the morning session:
*University of Georgia (2)
*Georgia Southern University
*University of Mississippi
*Florida State University
*South Alabama University
*University of North Florida
*University of Central Florida (2)
*Florida Atlantic University (2)
*North Carolina State University
*Pearl City Community College
*Wake Forest University
*University of South Florida
*University of Florida
*Tampa Bay Rays
Chris Mourelle (South Fl) 5 IP 2 H 2 R 7 K
Logan Haner (Georgia) 4 IP 0 ER 2 K 1 H
2-1 in the top of the 6th with Georgia in the lead
PW player of the game (GA vs SF), Chris Mourelle with 5 IP 7 K 1 ER
Chris Mourelle on how he felt pitching and what he needs to do to keep up his good work
"I felt comfortable on the mound. I was able to get my fastball inside and I just need to continue to work hard off the field."
Blaze Vasquez on his hit off the left field wall:
"I fouled the first one off and it felt good so i knew the next one would be easy so I just kept my head down. It feels good to be out here and do that after having a week of rest, I'm just waiting to see what happens the rest of the weekend."
Logan Hayner on how he was able to have a 4 inning no hitter:
"I felt comfortable despite it being so hot. I tried to stay ahead in the count and was able to throw my change ups for strikes early in the game."
Marcus Mccorkie on his 2 hit game:
"After hitting a hanging curveball past first base and a high ball into the outfield I feel really good about the rest of the weekend. I was able to get a few hits and meet all of my team mates so i feel very comfortable going into the rest of the weekend."
Gatorball Duo shines at the plate
LHH's Nick Agosto and Brian Mcalpine helped carry the South Fl team to a 4-3 victory over the Georgia team
Nick Agosto hit a double to right center field that one hopped the fence and Brian Mcalpine hit an RBI single with two strikes on a sharp line drive to right field to help pace the attack.
Team IMPACT outfileder Blaze Vasquez crushed a ball off the left field fence and hit another ball sharply right at the left fielder in his first at bat. Although his box score will show 1-2 it should be noted that Vasquez took two quality at bats
6-4-3 DP players stand out.
Although Logan Hayner is not a velocity guy he is a very polished pitcher with plus pitchability and secondary stuff. His change up is an above avg college pitch and he will make a D1 coach very happy out of the bullpen
Dalton Ewing has a good swing, good athleticism, and an advanced approach on the offensive end
Michael Barrash (2013) displayed good catch and throw skills behind the plate
Kirvin Moesquit (2014) has good instincts on the field and good defensive actions at SS
Chris Mourelle did not have his best velocity today as he topped out at 86 mph but mostly sat in the 82-83 range. Mourelle has been 85-88 at two different PW events in the past but was still able to dominate a good Georgia squad
Bryan Baker- 84-87 mph short arm action, over the top and downhill, 5 IP 2 R 4 H 6 K 2 BB. leaves the gain winning 6-2 in the 5th
MT Minacci- good, fluid defensive actions at short with above avg arm strength, athletic and instinctual, quick transfer play maker.
Reed Gray- good catch and throw skills, big arm, good leader and managment of pitchers
Jesse Nedrano- solid overall defensive player, good collegiate defensive ability, above avg actions at short
Steve Mcclain- another good college short stop with above avg arm strength
Jimmy Dominick- near plus runner, covers a lot of ground, lacks carry on throws from CF, athletic muscular build, looks like a D1 running back.
Thaddius Lowry- aggressive offensively with good bat speed, big arm behind the plate, strong kid with a big frame.
Player of the Game Clif Bryant
Clif went 2 for 4 with a double, a single and 2 RBIs.
On being selected as the player of the game and going through the at bat where he doubled to deep RCF:
"It feels really good. Gives me a lot of confidence and momentum going forward. On my double, the pitcher made a mistake and left a fastball up in the zone and I was able to capitlize on it get it into the gap."
Caden Williams (West) on going 2 for 3 with a triple:
"I tried to do what my dad always taught me and that is to drive the ball to RCF. It felt good to break the ice and get those hits out of the way."
(Caden Williams dad is Woody Williams. Woody is an ex big leaguer that is recently retired after a long and successful career as an MLB starter. He had over 140 wins, an MLB Allstar appearance and started game 1 of the World Series for the Cardinals.)
Arizona defeats the Central FL team in the best game of the day by a score of 4-3.
Player of the Game: Alex Robles (2013, Tucson, AZ)
Robles went 2 for 3 with an RBI 2B.
On how it felt it get started on the right foot:
"I really just wanted to come ou and play hard. I thought it was a team effort and we all played hard."
Devin Harrison went 2 for 3 with a triple. He lead off the game with a triple and next AB got Arizona started again with a leadoff single.
Devin Harrison on his first at bat that got his team started:
"I knew in the leadoff spot I'd see a lot of fastballs, so I was aggressive and was able to get good pitches to hit."
For Central FL, Tuck Neuhaus (2013, Tampa, FL) hit an opposite field ball off the fence with wood.
On his at bat:
"I stayed back and kind of inside-outed it and hit it pretty well."
Neuhaus looked calm at 3B despite it being a new position for him and was confident in his abilities. If he felt previous showcases and tournaments helped him in this atmosphere:
"Yeah I think so. I'm comfortable playing in front of scouts by now. At 3B it's new for me, but I liked it because it can show my versatility in the field and that's always a good thing."