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NorCal Notes Round Up

Blaine Clemmens
Northern CA Director of Scouting

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NORTHERN CALIFORNIA - For years the top program in the Marin Catholic Athletic League has been Marin Catholic HS. Tamalpais and Redwood have both produced D1 talent and have been in the mix in the league, but lacked the overall depth to overtake MC. That appears to have changed in 2021, as Tam and Redwood look to be the two teams that will battle it out for the league title.

Redwood took down MC by a score of 10-0 on 4/6/21, behind a stellar outing from 2022 RHP Tyler Blair (uncommitted) and an offense that was humming along, led by the top three hitters in the line-up, 2022 CF Cole McGowan (UC Irvine), 2022 SS Charlie Welch (uncommitted), and 2022 RF Luca Bove (uncommitted). The top talent for Marin Catholic is 2023 SS Carl Schmidt (Oregon commit).

Here are the reports and video from that game. I expect Blair and Bove to be committed by the end of the summer, if not earlier. Make sure to go into the players' profiles for additional notes, stats, and metrics.

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Scouting Report

4/06/21 vs Marin Catholic - Uncommitted; Lean body type with some lower body development, athletic look. Threw an outstanding game, 6 IP, 3 H, 3 K, BB. 3/4 slot, clean compact on backside, slightly opens front hip with in-line stride, lands with balance and finish. Deftly mixed three pitches (FB/CB/CHG) with particularly impressive usage of FB/CHG. Fastball with run and occasional sink, touched 88-89 (once each), sat 85-87 (touched 86 in 5th), did lose a little in 6th inning but understandable given the early season long outing. Confident in change-up (75-77), threw it in just about any count, not always with outstanding location but sold it and got many outs on the ground and soft pops up off that pitch, back to backed it a few times, some dart and dive. CB is his third pitch, 71-76 mph, break varies from traditional 11/5 to more slurvish 11/4, smooth break though flashed some late break in zone to lock up a hitter or two. Strong mound presence, fielded position quite well, paid attention to running game though there was very little traffic. None of the three hits was hit off the barrel.


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