Prep Baseball Report

Metropolitan Baseball Classic: Day 2 Notebook

By Nathan Rode
National Supervisor

OLD WESTBURY, NY—We’re through two days of the 2016 Metropolitan Baseball Classic and the event will now shift from New York Institute of Technology to the Mets’ home ballpark Citi Field. Here are the current standings and Saturday’s matchups:

Pool A
Team Elite (1-0-1)
FTB Tucci (1-1-0)
Show California (0-1-1)

Pool B
Evoshield Canes (2-0-0)
SACSN National (1-1-0)
Chet Lemon’s Juice (0-0-2)

SACSN National vs. Team Elite
FTB Tucci vs. Show California
Evoshield Canes vs. Chet Lemon’s Juice

Here are some highlights from the Friday’s action…

+ The Canes beat Show California 2-1 in the first game of the day. Both sides turned in solid pitching performances and a couple plays at the plate prevented each team from scoring a run. RHP Kyle Whitten (Osbourn Park HS, VA) started and logged three innings and allowed three walks and a hit. He lost command of his stuff in the second inning, but was able to wriggle out of jams with the help of his defense. His fastball sat 87-89 mph with some occasional cut and sink to it. He mixed in a rolling curveball at 70-71, but flashed a couple harder breaking balls with more lateral action at 74. His changeup was firm with some fade in the low 80s.

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