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Alabama Scout Blog: Elite 8 Edition

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The Alabama Scout Blog provides insider information and scouting notes from the PBR Scouting Staff during the season. This running blog will feature information on underclass prospects, unsigned seniors, draft prospects, and anything else that is notable. We will provide a wide range of information, including player evaluations, velocities, pop times, home to first times, and more. 

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elite 8 REPORTS



6A No. 8 Hartselle (3, 4, 7) vs. 6A No. 4 Oxford (7, 1, 0)

Thursday & Friday, May 6th & 7th @ Choccolocco Park (Oxford, AL)

+ RHP Elliott Bray (2022, Auburn) turned in one of the best pitching performances of the weekend with his team’s backs against the wall after dropping Game 1. On the mound in Game 2, the more physical and refined 6-2, 215-pound right-handed pitcher pound the zone with a heavy 88-90 mph fastball with low spin (1900 rpm). Mixed in a 76-77 mph slider (2300 rpm) with swing and miss in two strike counts and an 80-82 mph changeup. An aggressive arm that works downhill and attacked hitters all night with his fastball. Finished earning the win going 6.1 IP, 3 H, R, 3 BB (2 in 7th) & 13 K’s on 115 pitches (71 strikes).

RHP Elliott Bray (5/6/21)

+ RHP JT Blackwood (2022) moved from a relief role and started Game 1 on the mound for the Tigers in this Elite 8 matchup and continued to show why he’s raised his stock as much as any pitcher in the junior class in Alabama. The 6-2, 200-pounder came out slinging 87-88 (2300 rpm) fastballs with run & tail to the arm side early on before settling into the mid-80’s in the later innings. Excellent feel for a 76-77 mph (2600 rpm) slider to both right and left-handed hitters that induced chase late in counts. Changeup also worked well off the fastball at 80-81 mph with the same action as the fastball. The final line may have been a bit deceiving with seven runs allowed, but only three were earned. Left some pitches over the plate to left-handed hitters, but was dominant against the few right-handers in the lineup. 

RHP JT Blackwood (5/6/21)

+ 1B Gavin Orcutt (2021, Coastal Alabama CC) was the biggest run producer for the Yellow Jackets in their Game 1 win in this Elite 8 series. The 6-2, 200-pounder recorded a quality at-bat in all four of his plate appearances and drove in three runs hitting in the middle of the lineup. In those four plate appearances, Orcutt had a RBI sacrifice fly, sacrifice bunt, a walk and capped it off with a huge two-run home run to provide insurance in the 6th inning. Balanced, upright stance that keeps weight back before shifting forward and incorporating lower-half well in the left-handed swing. Strong hands and an uphill bat path. 

1B Gavin Orcutt (5/6/21)

+ OF Trey Higgins (2021, Mississippi State) probably has the best combination of tools out of any player in the state of Alabama with premium athleticism, ability to hit for power and average from both sides of the plate, and a big arm in center field (quarterback in football). Those tools and combine how consistent the 6-4, 210-pounder has been this year is the reason why the Yellow Jackets have been so successful this year. Probably the unquestioned leader, Higgins is the engine for that Yellow Jacket offense. Didn’t see much to hit in the doubleheader on Friday, but was able to reach base twice on a hustle double and a single. Repeatable swing from both sides of the plate with quick and strong hands. 

OF Trey Higgins (5/6/21)

+ RHP/2B Carter Johnson (2024) possesses some of the best two-way ability in the freshman class in Alabama as he’s hit in the cleanup spot for the Yellow Jackets and also pitches Game 2 in each series. Not much production offensively in the doubleheader on Friday, but there’s a ton to build on with his performance he turned in on Friday night in his Game 2 start. Had seen him up to 84 mph previously this spring, but he touched 83 mph earlier on while pitching at 80-81 mph. Mixed in two quality secondary offerings, one being a late-breaking, tunneling 72 mph slider (2300 rpm) and a 77 mph changeup primarily to left-handed hitters. 5-10, 150-pound slim, projectable  frame with a whippy arm action and elite competitiveness and composure for a freshman. Plays second base when he’s not pitching. 

RHP Carter Johnson (5/6/21)

+ OF RJ Brooks (2024) has slowly played his way to a starting position in right field with offensive production coming on the back end of the season, and he continued to use his strength and athleticism to affect the game in Game 1 of the series. 6-1, 192-pound stout build with straight line speed out of the box from the left side. Worked deep into a count facing upper-80’s in a run scoring situation, and caught a pitch over the plate and lined it down the right field line for a RBI triple. Made it to 3rd base with ease, using 6.82 speed out of the box. Switch-hitter and an athlete.

OF RJ Brooks (5/6/21)

+ 2B Josey Williamson (2024) might not have had much to show for in the box score, but the 5-7, 160-pound freshman barreled up balls with consistency in Game 1. What he may lack in size for now, he makes up for with a quick, twitchy stroke from the left side. Composed and mature beyond his years, Williamson uses a quick load before getting back on time and fires quick hands and an upward plane through the zone. Repeatable swing that uses the whole field.

2B Josey Williamson (5/6/21)

+ 3B Peyton Watts (2023) kicked things off in a big way in the 1st for the Yellow Jackets on a two-out double in the pull side gap. Hitting in the 3-hole, the 5-11, 152-pound infielder got to two strikes, but battled and fouled off a few pitches before getting the hands through on a hanging slider over the plate. Balanced, slightly-open stance with a heavy barrel through the zone. Good feet defensive with a strong enough arm to play multiple positions on the infield, but should stick on the left side in the future. Hits for average, but should see more power come with added strength and growth over the next couple of years.

3B Peyton Watts (5/6/21)


No. 2 Central Phenix City (5, 4, 8) vs. No. 5 Dothan (1, 8, 4)

Friday & Saturday, May 7th & 8th @ Phenix City, AL

+ RHP Chase Allsup (Dothan HS, AL) has seemed to tick up a bit since seeing him in the low-90’s earlier this spring. The 6-1, 200-pound right-hander got the start in Game 1 of a Class 7A quarterfinal matchup and showed an electric four-pitch arsenal. Came out of the gates pumping 94-95 mph fastballs with spin into the 2400’s, and hit 96 mph once on a spiked fastball in the 1st. Struggled early on to find the command for the fastball, and had to rely on his secondary offerings to bail him out of jams. Mixed in a firm 83 mph slider (2500 rpm) with late downer action and a 76 mph breaking ball (2700 rpm) with sharp 11/5 break. Changeup was 85-87 mph and was used sparingly. Speed up the bat on an 87 mph changeup and gave up a two-run HR in the 1st, another scored on a pickoff error and allowed two more runs in the later innings on a couple of RBI singles. Finished tossing 5 IP, 6 H, 5 ER, 3 BB’s and 7 K’s. Auburn signee.

RHP Chase Allsup (5/7/21)

+ 1B Brody Capps (2022) has been hitting at a blistering pace for the Red Devils after getting off to a slow start to begin his junior campaign. Hitting in the cleanup spot, the 6-2, 190-pound corner infielder led the charge offensively all weekend in this Elite 8 series. Facing a tall task in Game 1 against a mid-90’s fastball, Capps showed no issue handling velocity by going 3-for-3 with a home run and 3 RBI’s. Caught a changeup over the plate to homer to center field in his 1st at-bat and added a pair of singles over the following at-bats. Showed quick enough hands, even with two strikes, to be able to get to a fastball and drive it to all fields. Has hit every time we’ve seen him this year, and is arguably the hottest hitter in Alabama. Big time hitter here.

1B Brody Capps (5/7/21)

+ RHP Will Cannon (2022, Georgia State) went toe-to-toe with a SEC signee on the mound in what turned out to be a matchup of two of the top pitchers in the state of Alabama. Cannon, a 5-11, 185-pound right-hander, seized the opportunity and was in control from the 1st pitch. Opened up in the early innings throwing a fastball at 88-91, 92 mph before settling into 86-88 mph throughout the duration of the outing. Hard & firm slider at 80-82 mph was deceptive with tunnel off the fastball and induced numerous swings and misses against right-handed hitters. Also featured an 80-81 mph changeup with sinking action. Also turned around 95 mph and laced it into the gap for a double offensively in the 1st. Finished earning the win and tossing 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 2 BB and 12 K’s in a dominant outing. 

RHP Will Cannon (5/7/21)

+ SS Caleb Johnson (2022) drove in two of the four runs for the Red Devils in Game 2 on one swing in the 5th inning to cut the deficit to 5-2 at the time. Connected with a fastball over the plate and drove it over the right field wall for a no-doubt, two-run shot. Also added a single and a walk in the decisive Game 3 win from the leadoff spot, where he’s been all year long. A 6-2, 170-pound switch-hitter that is equally adept from either side and an excellent defender at shortstop with lateral range and good arm strength across the diamond that will allow him to stick on the left side of the infield. Numerous Division 1 offers and shouldn’t stay uncommitted for long.

SS Caleb Johnson (5/7/21)

+ RHP JP Reed (2021, Central Alabama CC) delivered a gutsy performance on the mound trailing 1-0 in the series with Dothan’s backs against the wall in Game 2. Set the table with four straight scoreless innings that allowed his offense to get out to a lead early on, and battled in the later innings to finish out the game with four pitches to spare due to pitch count. Attacked hitters with an 84-85 mph fastball and a 72 mph breaking ball combo against a talented, left-handed heavy lineup. Pitched on emotion and was ready for the moment. Finished earning the win while tossing 7 IP, 8 H, 4 R (two 2-run HR’s in 5th & 7th),, 2 BB & 5 K’s.

RHP JP Reed (5/7/21)

+ RHP Tyler Haines (2021, Mississippi State) has been working back from injury that has held him out for some time, but the 6-4, 210-pounder made his second start of his senior season in Game 2 of this Elite 8 series. Understandably still knocking off some rust having not pitched in a real game setting for a few months, Haines pitched consistently at 84-85 mph with some sinking action throughout his four innings on the mound and paired the heater with a 73 mph breaking ball with 11/5 break. Having been up into the upper-80’s over the previous years when healthy, there’s still reason to believe that the right-hander can get back to that form as he continues to work his way back. 

RHP Tyler Haines (5/7/21)


4A No. 3 Mobile Christian (12, 0, 18) vs. 4A Handley (3, 6, 5)

Friday & Saturday, May 7th & 8th @ Handley High School

+ SS Seth Smith (2023) continued to play above his head as a sophomore hitting in the middle of arguably one of the most talented lineups in the state. The 6-2, 160-pound left-handed hitting shortstop delivered multiple quality at-bats in a decisive Game 3 on the road while driving in three RBI’s in the contest. Started off with a two-strike, two-RBI single in the 1st and also brought home another on a RBI sacrifice fly out. Long frame with plenty of projection still to come with strength and growth. Plenty of levers and bat-to-ball skills. Crisp defender at shortstop. 

SS Seth Smith (5/8/21)

+ 3B Charlie Keller (2022, Mississippi State) has made as big of strides as any player in Alabama over the past year, and it continued to show up in this contest after seeing him belt two home runs a few weeks ago in Mobile. Refined 6-3, 185-pounds, recorded a two-RBI double down the right field line and a RBI sacrifice fly out in his last two at-bats. Huge power with 13 home runs leading into the semi finals. Looks the part in the left side of the box with strength throughout. Uses lower-half well and stays grounded after simplifying the front side recently. 

3B Charlie Keller (5/8/21)

+ 1B Ty Mancha (2022) has recently moved in from New Mexico, and he’s found his way into the lineup for the Leopards this season. 6-1, 170-pounder hitting from the left side, recorded a double and a RBI-single in this decisive Game 3. Simple approach and swing, not much wasted action and gets the hands through on contact. Middle-to-pull side approach. Short swing with quick hands.

1B Ty Mancha (5/8/21)

+ OF Rashad Robinson (2021, Memphis) is a complete package standing at an athletic 6-0, 160-pounds with big time combination of offensive and defensive ability. Middle of the order hitter for the Leopards, worked into a fastball count with good takes and caught an elevated fastball and lined it to left field for a two-RBI single. Efficient use of rhythm in the swing with some twitchy movements. Has hit for both power and average this year. Can “go get it” in the outfield defensively, but showed off the arm strength delivering a strike to 3rd base on a runner try to advance from 1st on a single for the putout. 

OF Rashad Robinson (5/8/21)

+ SS Ty Fetner (2023) had one of the biggest hits for the Tigers in their Game 3 loss, but pulled the game closer at the time. Gritty, athletic 5-9, 150-pounder delivered a big two-out  single to left field that brought home two runners from scoring position in the 5th. Although a bit undersized, Fetner has some quick hands at the plate with a level plane to hit for line drives consistently. High motor who also affected the game on the base paths. Stole 2nd, stole 3rd, and then came home to score on a wild throw to 3B. One to watch over the next couple of years.

SS Ty Fetner (5/8/21)



2A No. 2 Westbrook Christian (15, 10) vs. 2A No. 3 Decatur Heritage (2, 5)

Thursday, May 6th @ Decatur Heritage

+ RHP Will Noles (2021, UAH) was the MVP of the day for the Warriors, coming up huge in both games. Noles had a dominant seven strikeout complete game in Game 1 for Westbrook, while also going 1-for-3 with two RBI’s at the plate. Noles stepped it up a level in Game 2, going 2-for-4 with four RBI’s. Noles was extremely impressive on the mound in Game 1, flashing three pitches, all of which were able to keep Eagle hitters off balance. His fastball (78-81 T82) which he filled the zone with, paired with his changeup (71-73) and his sharp breaking ball (64-66), hitters struggled to touch him all day. Noles looked just as impressive at the plate, staying through the ball the whole way with a strong follow through, spraying line drives up the middle, shooting the gaps on the infield, and smoking balls to the wall. 

RHP Will Noles (5/7/21)

+ C Nash Rippen (2022) looked impressive on the offensive end for the Eagles on a day where offense was a luxury that they could not afford spanning two hits and two RBI’s over the span of both games. Rippen pulled a double to the right center gap in Game 1, showing off his muscular frame that generates a lot of power. Works deep into counts and is also not afraid to jump on the first pitch. 

C Nash Rippen (5/7/21)

+ RHP Brodie Self (2022) showed off his great physical presence in both games in very different ways. In Game 1, Self showed his ability to hit the ball for power to all fields, with a double to the wall in the opposite field gap, while also displaying his calm, disciplined approach at the plate, finishing Game 1 going 2-for-2 with two RBI’s and two walks. Game 2 was a different story for self, as he entered the game on the mound for the Warriors, looking to clench a final four berth for his team. Self was quick to work with three K’s in one inning, using his 6-2 frame to stay up in the zone with his fastball (77-79 T80), and generate swings and misses on his curveball (68-70). 

RHP Brodie Self (5/7/21) 

+ OF/RHP Presley White (2021) was stellar through his first four innings on Thursday flashing two pitches that both worked well for him in Game 2. He nibbled around the edges of the strike zone with his fastball (80-83 T84) and his secondary following suit forcing ground balls as well as swings and misses (71-74). White also had his bat rolling in both games, going 3-for-7 with a HR, triple, and five RBI’s. White generates a lot of power, with the ability to hit the ball to the wall anywhere on his pull side.

OF/RHP Presley White (5/7/21) 



4A No. 4 North Jackson (2, 8) vs. 4A Hamilton (1, 3)

Friday, May 7th @ Stevenson Park

+ RHP/C Carson Smith (2024) got the call on the mound for the Chiefs in Game 1 and he did not disappoint. The freshman has a very sturdy build and a powerful lower half that he utilizes well on the mound. Smith featured two quality pitches as we saw an uptick in velocity on the fastball from previous events as he worked 83-85 mph, and bumped 86 mph a couple of times. There is some effort in the delivery but is not “max effort” as he is still going to have a chance to add velocity from a high ¾ arm slot. At times the fastball seemed to show some cutting action. He also featured a quality breaking ball that he showed a ton of confidence in. The pitch shows swing and miss action (late depth) as he continued to locate it down in the zone and to the glove side at 68-71 mph. Smith scattered 3 hits and allowed 1 earned run in a complete game 2-1 win. Smith has two way potential as well as he was 3-7 at the plate in the doubleheader sweep.

RHP/C Carson Smith (5/7/21)

+ LHP Eli Jackson (2022) was the tough luck loser in Game 1 but he pitched well enough to win. While Jackson may not light up a radar gun he consistently misses barrels and forces a ton of soft contact. Jackson was also very efficient as he only threw 81 pitches (53 strikes) during his 6 inning stint. He scattered 6 hits and struck out 5 hitters and did not walk a batter. He very rarely got into a 3-ball count. Highly competitive on the mound, Jackson attacked the zone with a fastball at 77-79 mph with typical LHP arm side action. Numerous RH hitters started to swing and the pitch just ran away from the barrel. The breaking is a very tough matchup for LH hitters as the pitch tunneled well with the fastball out of the hand at 68-71 mph. The breaking ball was consistently down in the zone.  A ton of projection in the southpaw.

LHP Eli Jackson (5/7/21)

+ RHP/INF Brandon Poole (2021, Chattanooga State CC) came up huge for the Chiefs in Game 2 both on the mound and at the plate. At the plate, Poole was 4-7 during the doubleheader as he drove in 3 runs in Game 2. The senior started with an open stance and used a toe tap approach to start the swing as he showed a very short path to contact with slight uphill tilt in the bat path. Did a solid job staying in the middle of the field. On the mound, Poole went 5.2 innings on the mound and got the win in Game 2. He did not allow an earned run while striking out 8 hitters. He showed clean, repeatable mechanics and relied heavily on the fastball at 81-83 mph as the pitch showed 2-seam action on occasion. He did a nice job mixing in a well-shaped breaking ball that showed true 12/6 action at 68-71 mph.  

RHP/INF Brandon Poole (5/7/21)

+ DH Nick Jernagin (2024) really made an impression in a big setting as a freshman as he went 3-5 during the doubleheader. It was in Game 2 where Jernigan’s bat really jumped out as he came up with two big hits that helped stretch the lead both times. He worked a count into his favor and got the barrel to a fastball over the heart of the plate and drove the pitch right back up the middle for an RBI single early. The bat path seems to fairly level and he shows a mostly line drive approach. Later in the game, Jernagin worked deep into the count, spoiling a few good pitches, and eventually getting a pitch on the outer half and served it to right field to drive in two more runs. Showed a very disciplined at-bat.

DH Nick Jernagin (5/7/21)



7A No. 4 Florence (9) vs. 7A No. 6 Sparkman (8)

Saturday, May 8th at Florence High School

+ 1B Mikel Pryor (2021, Calhoun CC) has shown his massive power over the last few years (and it was on display again on Saturday) but he also showed that he is more than just a power source. Pryor collected 3 hits in 5 at-bats during Game 3 as he also drove in 5 of the Senators 8 runs. In his 2nd at-bat of the day, Pryor fouled off multiple quality pitches before finally getting a pitch on the outer half and driving it to right field to drive in 2 runs. If that wasn’t enough, in Pryor’s final at-bat he again worked the count deep and got a breaking ball up in the zone that he absolutely hammered well over the fence in left field.

1B Mikel Pryor (5/8/21)

+ RHP Samuel Sneed (2021) continues to give the Falcons quality innings as he started Game 3 in a must-win situation. The senior has a very lean build that presents major projection as he adds size and strength. The mechanics are repeated pitch-by-pitch and the over-the-top arm slot creates a bit of a unique look for hitters as he is able to create nice downward tilt on the fastball at 82-84 mph (while bumping 85 mph a few times). He also does a nice job of staying down in the zone with the fastball and the true breaking ball showing late depth that he is also pounds the bottom half of the zone with at 71-74 mph. Sneed does a nice job of getting a bunch of ground ball outs.

RHP Samuel Sneed (5/8/21)

+ RHP/INF Noah Toney (2022) is an intriguing two-way talent that has some major physicality (6’2 200 lbs.) to his game and uses his strength with the bat and on the mound. While we have seen him do damage with the bat, Saturday saw him battle on the mound against a potent Sparkman in which he eventually gained the win. He went 2.1 innings on the mound and gave up 2 hits and did not allow an earned run. He struck out two hitters and did not walk a batter. He is a true “power” right hander that showcases a heavy fastball that was 85-87 mph throughout his stint while also showing a late breaking true breaking ball at 72-73 mph. Both pitches look the exact same out of the hand and he is able to throw the breaking ball with nice command which doesn’t allow opposing hitters to sit on ether pitch in any count.

RHP/INF Noah Toney (5/8/21)

+ RHP/1B Grant Taylor (2021, LSU) undoubtedly has a bright future on the mound and that was evident in Game 1 as he went 6.1 innings on the bump and only allowed 1 earned run. He scattered 5 hits and struck out 14 hitters. Taylor was not done impacting this series as his bat played an integral role in the Falcons advancing to the Final 4. While there is no questioning the arm talent, Taylor was 2-2 with 2 walks and 2 RBI’s in Game 3 and came up huge in the Falcons’ 7th inning comeback as he delivered an RBI single with 2 strikes that made the score 8-5. There is serious strength in the hands and he shows a mostly middle to backside approach. Make no mistake about it, he is a premier arm but the bat can’t be ignored as he continues to deliver for Florence.

RHP/1B Grant Taylor (5/8/21) 

+ 2B Caleb Mahan (2022) has been swinging that bat as well as anyone lately and he came up huge with a walk-off winner in Game 1. Game 3 saw Mahan pick right back up as he collected 2 more hits while also drawing a walk. The athletic 2B, who shows nice range on the infield, took a breaking ball the other way for a single in the 1st inning of Game 3. The approach is very simple and he seems to handle the barrel very well out of the 2-hole for a loaded Florence offensive lineup. Mahan seems to live for the big moment as he led off the bottom of the 7th inning with the Falcons trailing 8-4 and promptly hammered a line drive to get the rally started. The baseball IQ seems to be very high and he shows some strength in the hands at the plate.

2B Caleb Mahan (5/8/21)

+ OF Parker White (2021, Wallace Hanceville CC) has been hitting out of the leadoff spot for the Falcons and has done a very solid job of getting on base in front of some of those power bats in the lineup. White seems to never get fooled and shows a very disciplined approach and very rarely chases out of the zone. The setup is simple as he shows a line drive approach and consistently stays in the middle of the field with a direct path to contact with the barrel. Consistently stays inside at contact and doesn’t try to do too much with the swing.

OF Parker White (5/8/21)

+ 3B/RHP Ryan Strachan (2023) has obviously made a name for himself this season with the bat as he is one of the top hitters in the Alabama ’23 class. He collected 3 hits in 10 at-bats in the series while also drawing 2 walks with a double and 2 RBI’s. Strachan is also a young prospect that has some ability and a live arm on the mound as he was 85-86 mph and bumped 87 mph twice. He has been up to 88 mph a few weeks earlier. The breaking ball jumped out this time as he seemed to have much more confidence in the pitch this outing. Working from a high ¾ slot, Strachan went 4 innings on the mound (59 pitches) while scattering 4 hits and surrendering 1 earned run. He also struck out 3 Falcon hitters. While he is relatively new to pitching, the arm strength and secondary stuff make it a very interesting arm to follow (to go along with the bat).

3B/RHP Ryan Strachan (5/8/21)



5A No. 8 St. Paul's (10, 0, 19) vs. 5A No. 9 Holtville (5, 6, 8)

Friday & Saturday, May 7th & 8th @ Holtville High School

+ SS Sam Silas (2023) is an uncommitted middle infielder that was very impressive throughout the series against St. Paul’s with plenty of high quality at-bats. Getting himself into hitters counts allowed for his simple, short swing from the right side and showed consistency for the Bulldogs hitting out of the two-hole. Silas was very solid defensively and consistently shows a line drive approach for the Bulldogs. 

SS Sam Silas (5/7/21)

 + OF Tyrese Rooks (2021, Bishop State CC) contributed for the Saints offense in Game 3 with a 3 for 4 performance at the plate. Hooks started the game off with a lead off double and later came across to score to give the Saints an early lead. He showed comfort in the box with solid plate discipline. Speedy outfielder that covers a ton of grass in the outfield.  

OF Tyrese Rooks (5/7/21)

+ 1B/LHP Randy Davis (2023) has a solid 6-4, 195 pound projectable frame and hits from the left side in the three-hole for the Bulldogs. Showing a controlled swing, Davis didn’t try to do too much with the approach and simply let the hands work through contact. He is also a projectable LHP as he got the start on the mound in  the series for the Bulldogs. He tossed 5 shutout innings against the formidable Saints lineup. 

1B Randy Davis (5/7/21)

+ 3B/RHP Jacob Jernigan (2022) Jernigan, an uncommitted junior, was catching barrels throughout all three games of the series for the Saints. Jernigan provided the offensive spark in Game 1 to start the intensive comeback to get ahead in the series. One of the better hitters this series with a professional approach in the box. Looking forward to seeing this rising senior at a few of our future events, 

3B Jacob Jernigan (5/7/21)

+ OF/RHP Will Passeau (2021, Pearl River CC) shows legit two-way potential and has become commonplace from the senior. Passeau got the job done at the plate with a clutch two-run bomb in Game 1 to start a rally for the Saints early in the game. Very controlled approach at the plate with definite power to both gaps. One of the top hitters in the senior class in Alabama from the left side. Pure hitter with ability to hit for average and power at 6-2, 175-pounds. On the mound, he showed the ability to locate to the glove side with the fastball at 86-87 mph, T89. The breaking is a present swing-and-,miss pitch at 71-73 mph. 

OF Will Passeau (5/7/21)

+ 1B Ivan Shultz (2021, Troy Football) is a devastating run blocker up front on the football field but he also proved he can swing the bat as well as he delivered in a big way in Game 3 with a 6 RBI performance. After crushing a two-run homer in his first at-bat, Shultz delivered a huge base clearing double to give the Saints some breathing room later in the game. Shultz has thrown some big innings for the Saints as well this year.

1B Ivan Shultz (5/7/21)

+ OF Brady White (2021) is a senior outfielder for the Bulldogs that contributed in a big way for the Bulldogs in Game 3 as he reached base in all four of his plate appearances.. Hitting out of the 9-hole, he showed plate discipline while very rarely chasing out of the zone. It seemed the bigger the moment, the better White was. On the day he was 2-2 with 2 doubles and 2 walks. He also drove in a run and scored 2 more.  

OF Brady White (5/7/21)



6A No. 1 Russellville (6) vs. 6A Alexandria (1)

Thursday, May 6th @ Russellville High School

+ OF John David Bishop (2021) is an uncommitted senior outfielder that strung together some competitive AB’s, and was consistent and impacted the Russellville offense in the early going and got them on the board by finding a hole on the right side of the infield leading to an RBI single. Bishop also showed the ability to be a threat on the base paths. Covers the plate well from the left side, allowing to get to the two-strike offering down in the zone on the RBI single. Finished 1-for-2 with a single, RBI, run scored and a walk in Game 1.

OF John David Bishop (5/6/21)

+ OF Jackson Lindsey (2021, UAH) displayed a great approach at the plate for the Golden Tigers during game one on Thursday night, worked himself into hitters counts and was a tough out for opposing pitchers. The UAH signee showed the ability to barrel the baseball and contributed with runners in scoring position. Lindsey shows a very simple approach at the dish and does a great job getting the barrel through the zone. Athletic frame at 6-4, 180-pounds from the left side. Finished 2-for-4 with a double, single and a RBI in Game 1.

OF Jackson Lindsey (5/6/21)

+ 1B Reed Hill (2022) showed some strength at the plate on Thursday night for the Golden Tigers. Producing a lot of solid contact from the five-spot in the lineup, Hill controls the bat well and has the ability to use the entire field. Impacting the game from the DH position in Game 1 of the series, Hill can also benefit his program at the first base position also. Took a pitch down in the zone in one at-bat, and hit it down the left field line for a double. Also added a single in the contest to finished 2-for-4 with a double, single and a RBI.

1B Reed Hill (5/6/21)

+ OF Grayson Thorpe (2022) jumped in the box ready to swing the bat on Thursday night for the Golden Tigers. Lacing an RBI single right back up the middle and extending the lead for his team early on. Thorpe, along with the rest of the Russellville offense showed the ability to play some small ball and was successful in doing so. The junior outfielder displays some speed as well. Open stance with a quick load and trigger, fires quick hands through the zone upon contact. Line drive-type hitter from the right side.

OF Grayson Thorpe (5/6/21)

 + OF DeShaun Foster (2023) got the Alexandria offense going late in game one on Thursday. After the hour delay of storms that came through the area in the fourth inning, Foster came through with the first base knock for the Valley Cubs. Working the count and putting together a great AB, showing a mature two-strike approach stroked a base knock into left center field. Foster showed great speed on both the bases and in the outfield. Athletic skill set that allows him to affect the game.

OF DeShaun Foster (5/6/21)




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