JUPITER - In the game of baseball, where you play doesn't matter.
Two teams, from very different parts of the country, awed the scouts during day two of the World Scout League Finals East tournament: the Florida Xtreme Baseball, of Miami, and the St. Louis Sting, of Missouri. These teams, led by their chosen, all-star athletes, showed that hard work does not go unnoticed.
1B/C Carlos Sosa, 2012 grad, Florida Xtreme Baseball: Sosa, of Miami Lakes, Fla., showed off his impressive skill set in the batting cage. His bat speed and raw power grabbed the attention of the scouts. He also swings aggressively in the strike zone.
LHP/OF Kevin Betancourt, 2013 grad, Florida Xtreme Baseball: This player excels in a variety of aspects of the game. Listed as a pitcher and an outfielder, Betancourt, of Hialeah, Fla., revealed that he also has what it takes at the plate. He has consistent contact with the ball, with a short stroke to his swing and natural power.
OF Tate Mathney, 2012 grad, St. Louis Sting: Mathney, of Pacific, Mo., has a valuable skill to his bat: line drive power. His natural ability and above average bat speed add to his strengths.
OF Jalen Miller, 2012 grad, St. Louis Sting: This outfielder, of Louisville, sported his talents on the field. He was described by the team of scouts to have a big arm, with carry to his throw.
OF Pete Jackson, 2012 grad, St. Louis Sting: Jackson, of Florissant, Mo., stands out as the player with the fastest 60 time, which he ran in 6.68 seconds. His natural athletic build contributes to his speed and agility.
Although over 1,000 miles separates the origins of these teams and their specific players, the World Finals East gives them a common ground to reveal their talents - a common ground with the opportunity to shine.
The experienced team of Prospect Wire scouts analyzes each individual player of the tournament. Look out for more stand-out athletes of the World Finals East!