Southeast Summer Championships: Day 2 Scout Blog


Alabama Staff

After another action-packed day of baseball at the Hoover Met Complex and Hoover High School, here are some of the top performers from all age groups.

8:00 Games

Complete Game 15U vs. Easley Baseball Club 15U Williams

-’22 RHP William Akins of Evans HS (GA) came out and threw 4 shutout innings this morning before getting into a jam in the 5th for Complete Game 15U. Akins had a strong start, the small right hander commanded his FB on both sides of the plate as well as mixing in a good CB. He was able to keep the Easley Baseball Club hitters off-balance and was able to get many ground ball outs despite the 4-3 loss. His FB: 78-80 with some ASR along with a CB: 68-70 allowed him to get outs.

 

 

United 17U vs. Easley Baseball Club 17U Weaver

-Over on Hoover High School Field 1, we got a glimpse at what we can expect from ‘21 RHP/SS Blake McGehee of Tioga HS (LA) at the PBR Future Games (Team Select)  next week. Although it was a very early start time, McGehee was ready to pitch. The righthander showcased a FB ranging 83-85 but topped at 87. He was able to command both sides of the plate and kept hitters off-balanced with his filthy slider. McGehee was electric on the mound, going 7 IP, 4 H’s, 0 R’s, 1 BB and 12 K’s.

West KY Elite vs. Louisiana Elite 17U

-’20 C/INF Del Corte from Bayside Academy HS is a guy with a loud barrel to keep an eye on. He reached base twice today in the Louisiana Elite 7-1 win over West KY Elite. In his AB later in the game today he laced an RBI single back up the middle to keep things rolling with 2 outs. He has a solid 5’9 185 lbs frame with a thick lower half, he can also move really well for his size.

 

10:15 Games

Dinger Nation Black vs. Showcase 17U Riley

-’20 OF Yosuany Herrera from John Overton Comprehensive HS (TN) is a big, physical and athletic kid. At 5’10 185 lbs he has the ability to move in the OF, he made a diving play up the LF line today to keep a run from scoring. At the plate, his first AB with a runner in scoring position, falls behind in the count and finds a way to come through for Showcase 17U Riley and drives a ball into RF to extend the inning. All around athlete that can cover the OF.

 

12:30 Games

Baysox Baseball Academy 17U vs. Complete Game 17U

-’20 C/3B Peyton Cowart of Faith Academy HS was one of the more physical looking kids that we saw today. With a thick lower half, Cowart was able to drive a 2 strike pitch but hit it right at the CF for an L8. Although he had nothing to show for, we have seen the pop and know what he brings to the table.


-At 6’1 175 lbs., ‘21 OF/RHP Will Passeau of St. Paul’s Episcopal brings a lot to the table. Hitting from the left side, he has an easy, smooth LH stroke. He showcased this during his 2nd AB of the day where he battled on some tough pitches and was able to sit back and drive a pitch to CF for a base hit. Passeau will be representing Team Alabama next week at the PBR Future Games at Lakepoint. Interesting follow.

-Hitting in the 2-hole for the Baysox Baseball Academy, ‘20 2B Hayden Smith of St. Paul’s Episcopal got things going for his team with this single to LF below. Smith showed quick hands to get to that pitch and played a good 2nd base all game.


Louisiana Knights 16U vs. Easley Baseball Club 16U Pullen

-In the first inning ‘21 RHP/SS Michael Estrada from Mandeville HS (LA) showed his ability to command his FB and SL for the Louisiana Knights 16U. He was able to keep hitters guessing by throwing both pitches consistently for strikes. Estrada had a strong performance by finishing with 4.1 IP, 0 ER, 5 K’s and 3 BB’s. His kept his FB: 80-82 down in the zone was able to produce many ground ball outs along with his SL: 70-73 with tight spin.

 

Mizuno Golden Spikes 2020 vs. Black Sox Baseball White

-’22 RHP Jackson Swales of Pisgah HS goes the distance and gets the win today for Mizuno Golden Spikes 2020. In the 13-0 win he finished with 4.0 IP, 0 ER, 4 K’s and 1 BB. The young, talented right hander showed his FB: 77-79 with some late ASR and his CB: 67-69 with good spin. With his 5’10 145 lbs frame, he has a lot of potential and plenty of room to develop and grow on the mound.

 

2:45 Games

Excel Blue Wave 16U vs. Dinger Nation 16U

-The biggest swing of the day came from ‘21 OF Trey Higgins of Oxford HS, who hit an absolute bomb over the 375 ft. sign in LCF on Field 3. Standing at 6’4 200 lbs, he is one of the more imposing hitters at this tournament. Hitting from the right side, Higgins walked, homered, reached on an error against the left-handed starter for Dinger Nation. In his last AB, he turned and hit from the left side versus the right-handed relief pitcher and hit a big league fly out to RF. As we have been hearing all summer, the power is there for this rising junior. Recent Mississippi State commit.


-It seemed like everytime ‘21 MIF Brody Moss from Helena HS stepped up to the plate, he found a barrel every single AB. Hitting in the cleanup spot, Moss had one of the best statistical games from Day 2 versus Dinger Nation. In his 1st AB, he sat back and drove a pitch up the middle for an RBI single. With a runner at 2nd in his 2nd AB, he drilled a pitch into the RCF gap for an RBI triple. In his 3rd AB in that same inning, Moss scored 2 more runs with another triple into the RCF gap. Just an impressive day for the rising junior.

 

5:00 Games

Triton Rays 16U vs. Easley Baseball Club 16U Moss

-In a 3-1 win for the Triton Rays, ‘21 SS/RHP Aidan Stewart had one of the key hits early on in the ballgame when he singled to CF on a 2-0 count that scored a runner from 2nd. At 6’5 176 lbs, Stewart is arguably one of the better looking players in this tournament. He plays a clean SS and handles the bat well from the left side. Just moved from Illinois and enrolled in Next Level Academy.

-’21 RHP/OF Brayden Sanders of Lewisburg HS (MS) supplied the only run for his squad with a sac fly to CF in the 3rd. Sanders is known for being a power arm who can run his FB into the low 90’s. Ole Miss commit.

Complete Game 14U vs. Heisler Heat 14U

-’23 1B/C James Lee of UMS-Wright had a solid all around day as he helped his Heisler Heat     squad get the 4-1 win over Complete Game. In his first AB, he walked and later scored. In the third inning, he reached on an infield single and stole second base. He later advanced to third on a passed ball and then scored reached home on a single. In his final AB he singled with a nice shot back up the middle into center field. Lee is an all around player who can also make things happen on the bases as well as at the plate. 


7:15 Games

Dinger Nation Gold 17U vs. Baseball Country 17U

-Over on Field 2 of the Hoover Met Complex, ‘21 SS Mayes White from Tuscaloosa Academy jump started the Baseball Country offense from the leadoff spot. To start the game, White worked his AB to 3-2 and walked to reach base. He later stole 2nd base and advanced to 3rd on an error and would come home to score on an RBI triple from ‘20 OF Justin Gardner. White finished the game 1-2 w/ 2 R’s and a BB. Recent Florida State commit.

-’20 SS/RHP Austin Nix from Oneonta HS showcased well today offensively for Baseball Country. In his 3 plate appearances, Nix doubled, singled and then finished his day off with a walk. Nice production from the 4-hole hitter.