Prep Baseball Report

Neuqua Valley blanks St. Charles North 10-0

By Steve Nielsen
Scouting Director - Illinois

NAPERVILLE, IL – Neuqua Valley made short work of St. Charles North on Friday, as the Stars couldn’t muster any offense against Wildcat senior Cody Coll (Western Kentucky recruit). Neuqua Valley took care of business in 5 innings winning by a score of 10-0.

Coll pitched five innings to collect the shutout, scattering three hits and two walks while striking out six. Coll was in complete control of the game as the St. Charles North lineup had no answer for the 6-foot-3, 170-pound right hander.

Offensively the Wildcats struck early and often scoring four runs in each of the first two innings. Neuqua Valley put up two more in the fourth and the Stars couldn’t scratch a run across, putting the mercy rule into effect.

Alex Wolanski and Cody Coll each had two hits for the Wildcats while John McMahon drove in three RBI.

Senior catcher Ryan Thomas added two hits for the St. Charles North.

Scouting Notes

+ Cody Coll (Neuqua Valley, 2013) RHP, Western Kentucky recruit. High ¾ arm slot, loose arm action. Clean delivery, shows some balance and repeatability. Fastball sat at 82-83 mph touching 84 mph, mostly straight, showed some command. Curveball has 11/5 shape, occasional bite, 63-64 mph. Changeup at 71-72 mph.

+ Mike Riesner (Neuqua Valley, 2014) SS, Bradley recruit. Excellent footwork, shows quick athletic feet. 4.21 runner home to first. Highly athletic going to his backhand, clean transfer, longer release, arm strength is present.

+Cory Wright (St. Charles North, 2015) 1B, athletic left handed first baseman. Shows athletic feet around the bag, hands are soft and work well, stretches early at times. Excellent setup offensively, hands work well, shows barrel awareness, bat speed present.

+Jack Dennis (St. Charles North, 2014), solid build, left handed hitting outfielder. Playable arm from the outfield, shows arm strength. Shows strength at the plate, some bat speed, lacks plate discipline.

+ Alex Wolanski (Neuqua Valley, 2014) sturdy catcher. 2.2 pop time, soft receiver. Shows pop at the plate, ball carries well off his bat.

+ Ryan Thomas (St. Charles North, 2013) unsigned senior catcher. Strong build, advanced body. Good setup, excellent approach at the plate. Stays back well, lets the ball travel. Solid barrel awareness, excellent timing.

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