Hoover Met Fall Championships: Day 1 Scout Blog

PBR Alabama Staff

On a night that finally felt like fall baseball, here are some of the top performers from tonight’s first two set of pool plays games of the Hoover Met Fall Championships at the Hoover Met Complex in Hoover, AL.

6:00 Games

Dinger Nation 2021 vs. TPL 17U

-OF Keshon Hall (Hueytown HS) started off his weekend with a bang by roping a pitch into the LCF gap for an inside the park HR for TPL 17U. The junior set the tone for his team as he drove in three runs and they never looked back. Very athletic player that covers ground well in CF. Hall displayed a balanced setup at the dish and looks to drive the ball on every pitch. He finished the day 2-3 w/ 2 R’s and 3 RBI’s.


-With Hall hitting in the 3-hole, 3B Davis Gaston provided just as much offense hitting behind him in the order. In the 5th inning, Gaston stepped up to the plate with the bases loaded and stroked a 2-out, 2-strike fastball back up the middle to drive in 2 runs for TPL 17U. The Snead State CC commit showed a short, compact swing and the ability to stay inside an inside pitch and drive it back up the middle.


-RHP Andrew Lindstrom (McGill-Toolen HS) was very effective in his outing for TPL 17U, keeping the opposing offense off the scoreboard the whole game. Lindstrom showed exceptional FB command and the ability to locate it in all four quadrants of the strike zone. He just missed barrels and induced weak contact all night long. Although he was not overpowering with his stuff, the command was good enough for the senior. He finished going 4 IP, 4 H’s, 0 R, 1 BB and 6 K’s.


Dinger Nation Gold vs. Central Alabama Brewers

-RHP Jacob Burgess (East Limestone HS) worked 6 strong innings for Dinger Nation Gold and got the win. He allowed only 2 hits while walking only 2 hitters. He allowed only one earned run and struck out 7. He showed a FB that sat 80-81 early and topped at 82 mph. His breaking ball was a swing and miss pitch he had a ton of confidence in.


- 3B Parker Nichols (Austin HS) was the lone hitter for Dinger Nation Gold with multiple hits as he had a 1B and crushed a ball to the LCF gap for a stand up 3B.

Dinger Nation 2023 vs. Central Alabama Brewers

- IF Zach Bingham (Madison Academy) had a perfect night at the plate as he had 3 hits in 3 plate appearances. 

- Landon Sanders (Madison Academy) had 2 hits in 3 plate appearances with 1 RBI and also worked 2 BB’s on the evening. 

- Cameron Habada collected two hits and scored 2 runs as well. 

- Bo Belcher (Decatur) had a solid night offensively as well. He had 2 base hits in 3 plate appearances scoring a run as well. 

8:15 Games

NLB Yankees 16U Elite vs. A4One Baseball

- Mason Green (Brandon HS) had a big night for the NLB Yankees 16U Elite. On the mound he went 6 innings allowing only 1 hit and 1 earned run. He did walk 9 but struck out 10. At the plate he was 1-3, helping his own cause with 3 RBI’s. 

- Braxton McCurley (Warren Central HS) had 2 hits with an RBI and 1 run scored. 

D-Bat Elite Middle Tennessee vs. The Lab

-OF Nathaniel Roof (Franklin HS; TN) showed loud contact in his 1st AB of the weekend with a line out to CF for The Lab. Hitting from the left side of the dish, Roof has a smooth swing with a barrel path that stays in the strike zone for a while.


-3B/RHP Logan Ozias (Hardin Valley Academy) helped give The Lab the lead in the 1st with a missile to CF for a sac fly. Hitting from a slightly open stance, the sophomore showed some violence in his swing and present strength to go along with it. Ozias was also magnificent on the mound for The Lab, going 4 IP, 0 H’s, 1 R (0 ER), 3 BB’s and 10 K’s.


Goats vs. Velo Baseball Club

-RHP Grant Gage (James Clemens HS) turned in a quality start for Goats and was good enough to earn the win on the mound. Gage went the distance (7 IP) while only allowing 4 H’s, 1 R, 3 BB’s and 10 K’s.


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