Prep Baseball Report

College Crosscheck: Week 6

David Seifert & PBR Staff
Director of College Scouting

Among several outstanding pitching matchups on Friday night, Casey Mize versus Sean Hjelle stood out as the premier matchup in the country. It took less than 20 minutes to play the first two innings as both pitchers carved up the opposing lineup, mixing pitches with pinpoint control. Neither starter figured into the decision, as the game ended on a walk-off passed ball in the bottom of the ninth and Kentucky celebrated with a 5-4 victory. Saturday’s contest was postponed due to Winter Storm Uma dropping a non-stop rain and snow mix throughout the day. Sunday turned into a doubleheader, with a pair of seven-Kentuckyinning contests; Auburn won the first game 4-3 and Kentucky rolled in the nightcap 13-3.

Mother nature brought cold weather throughout the series, making it a little more difficult to properly evaluate the prospects, hitters especially. The quick-twitch abilities don’t always show to their fullest when it’s cool and windy. As for tools and talent, here’s what I saw:

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