Prep Baseball Report

Columbus North-Floyd Central; Avon Invitational, Evansville North-Memorial; University-South Central

Indiana Scouting Staff

4/22 Columbus North @ Floyd Central
By Cooper Trinkle

Bishop Letson, RHP, Floyd Central HS, 2023
My first look at the long, lanky 6-foot-3, 160 pound Purdue recruit did not disappoint. Letson came out of the pen to throw the last 2 ⅔ innings for Floyd Central, striking out 7 of the 8 batters he faced and not allowing a batter to reach base. He used a smooth, drop-and-drive delivery with very quick arm speed. Showed good extension on the FB, sitting 88-91 mph. The FB had good ride at the top of the zone, consistently getting above barrels. His best off-speed was a tight, sharp 75-77 mph slider that he could really command to his glove-side, and was tunneled well off of his FB. Flashed a 79-80 mph CH with some arm-side run to LHHs. Letson was aggressive early in counts, attacking hitters in the strike zone.

Zach Wager, LHP, Columbus North HS, 2022
The University of Tennessee-Martin signee sat 81-84 on the FB, touching 85 mph. The lanky, 6-foot, 160 pound senior southpaw used a quick tempo delivery, delivering the baseball from an over-the-top arm angle with good arm speed. Commanded all 3-pitches in any count. Plus feel for his 11/5, 68-73 mph breaking ball with good depth. His 75-78 mph CH had some fade to the arm-side, and was the most improved pitch in his arsenal from last summer/fall. Wager’s pitchability allowed him to really keep opposing hitters off balance. High pitch IQ. Good composure with RISP. He finished the night with 7 IP, allowing just 3 H’s, 1 BB, and 0 ER, while striking out 12.

Will Baker, OF/LHP, Columbus North HS, 2022
Snead State CC commit. Athletic, 5-foot-11, 165 pounder. Baker impressed as a position-player in this look, hitting in the Columbus North “2-hole” and playing CF. Showed smooth tempo at the dish, with good bat-speed, and the ability to spray the ball to all fields. Can really track the ball in CF. Good runner. Baker finished the night 2 for 3 with 2 2Bs to lead the Bulldog offense.

Dylan Hogan, RHP, Floyd Central HS, 2022
Lincoln Memorial University commit. Solid, 6-foot, 175 pound frame. The senior righty started the game for Floyd Central, pitching 4 ⅓ innings, allowing 5 H’s, 1 BB, and just 1 ER. Showed good pitchability, commanding a 3-pitch mix. Sat 82-86 mph with the FB, showing slight running action. His CH showed good tumbling action at 73-75. Good feel for his big, upper 60s breaking ball. 

4/23 Avon Invitational (Ben Davis vs Perry) (Avon vs Martinsville) 
By Daylan Nanny 

Garrett West, RHP/INF, 2023, Ben Davis, Uncommitted 
The starter for the “Giants” – West effectively changed speeds and challenged hitters with a steady mix of FB/BB. Ran the fastball up 83mph & got the “W” for the game. Didn’t get behind much in counts, stayed down in zone with small misses around the plate.

Matthew Bray, INF, 2022, Ben Davis, Uncommitted 
Bray has a good build with a consistent approach at the plate. Flat – two handed finish through the middle. Quiet loading patterns with present plate discipline.

Cameron Spaulding, INF, 2024, Ben Davis, Uncommitted 
Really interesting prospect here in Spaulding. Strong body with present bat speed. Quality at bats throughout the game staying to the big part of the field. Good follow.

Nickolas Gilliland, INF, 2023, Ben Davis, Uncommitted 
Gilliland kept his hands back on an RBI single for Ben Davis here and possessed a lot of box presence. Tough out with adjustability to keep hands back. Flat path with athletic movement patterns.

Riddick Bolton, INF, 2022, Martinsville, Franklin College Commit
Hitting lead off for Martinsville and collected a single in his first at bat. Multisport athlete with a strong physical frame. Present bat speed with an aggressive approach.

Cam Schubert, INF, 2022, Avon, Uncommitted 
Simple load with controlled movements into heel strike. Good extension on this triple to the pull side gap. Minimal wasted movement with good two hand finish. Dylan Hommel, INF, 2023, Avon, Uncommitted 
Hommell is a guy we have highlighted in previous blogs – highlighting his ability to leverage the baseball. The uncommitted'22 does it again here blasting a 2B off the CF wall. Stays in his back hip well and can get extension to the front.

Cannon Vandever, INF, 2024, Avon, Uncommitted 
A very projectable prospect – Vandever has been consistent in his ability to drive the baseball this spring. Looks the part with present twitch in his game. Stays on the baseball well with good direction of the lower half.

Nate Simpson, OF, 2023, Avon, Uncommitted 
One of my favorite uncommitted LH bats in the ’23 class – Nate Simpson can really play the game. All around ballplayer type with the ability to run. Consistently a threat to get on base and possesses a strong – simple swing. Good bat to ball skills. Good plate disciple. High Follow.

Miguel Correa Jr, INF, 2024, Avon, Uncommitted 
A young bat storming onto the scene is Miguel Correa Jr of Avon High School. Have seen him twice not & impressed with his poise and advanced actions both times. Rifles this ball over the LF wall that got out in a hurry. Played 2B for the "Orioles" and looks to only be getting more comfortable with more at bats.

4/23 South Central - Union Mills vs. University
By Daylan Nanny

Grayson Knight, RHP, 2022, University High School, Indiana Wesleyan Commit 
Knight was flat impressive in his CG – (14) K performance for University. Fastball settled in at 88-90 but had 91-92 a lot early on. Attacked hitters & seemed to be in control from pitch one. Still think there is a lot more in the tank velo wise & that is very scary for hitters in years to come.

 Bradley Ferrell, RHP, 2024, South Central, University of Kentucky Commit 
One of my favorite arms in the ’24 Class – Ferrell is a guy who has really improved his arsenal in the last half year with a ton of upside. True competitor with a lot of deception in the delivery. Swing & BB from two arm slots. Threw FB to both sides of the plate. As the Kentucky recruit continues to develop and mature the stuff will only get better. Big time arm in the making.

4/23 Evanvsille North vs. Evansville Memorial
By Cooper Trinkle

Cameron Decker, INF, Evansville North HS, 2022
Super 60 standout and UCF signee. Decker is tearing the cover off the baseball in the early spring, hitting (.538) with 4 2Bs, 3 3Bs, and 8 HRs, in just 13 games. The 6-foot-1, 206 pounder showed no signs of slowing down in Saturday’s DH, going 3 for 6 with a 2B, HR, and 4 RBIs. Decker starts in a tall, relaxed stance and creates lots of separation at heel-strike. Plus bat speed. He is a threat to leave the yard anytime he walks to the plate. Decker played SS for the Huskies and showed improved lateral range and comfort playing with one-hand.

Cole Decker, OF, Evansville North HS, 2024
Uncommitted, athletic, 5-foot-10, 161 pound 2024 OF. Was an on-base machine in the DH for the Huskies, reaching base in 5 of 8 trips to the plate, and scoring 4 runs. The LHH hits from a tall, balanced stance, using a compact load and quick toe-tap stride. Quick hands. Tends to over rotate. Plus runner for a 2024, posting a 6.63 60 at our Preseason All State Showcase in early-March.

Aaron Nehls, OF, Evansville North HS, 2023
Twitchy, athletic 2023 Evansville commit. Impressed with his athleticism at the top of the Evansville North order. Improved strength since the summer/fall. Rhythmic load with whippy bat-speed. Aggressive early in the count but also showed the ability to tone it down with 2 strikes and be more contact oriented. Very solid defensive outfielder with good arm strength. Nehls finished the day 3 for 6 with an RBI and 1R scored.

Rylee Singleton, 1B, Evansville North HS, 2023
Uncommitted 2023 bat on the rise. Singleton was impressive in the doubleheader, going 5 for 6 on the day with 2 RBIs and 2 BBs. Strong, 6-foot-1, 192 pounder with room to add more strength. Balanced setup at the dish, uses a smooth, toe-tap stride with a quiet load. Good bat-to-ball skills with quick hand speed. Good hands & feet around the bag at 1B.

Mason Wicks, RHP, Evansville North HS, 2022
Intriguing uncommitted 2022 RHP. Long, athletic 6-foot-5, 190 pounder. Consistent tempo throughout the delivery, tall balance point, and pitches from an over-the-top slot. Body allows him to really get down the mound and on top of hitters, hides the ball well creating some deception. Wicks sat 83-86 mph on his FB, touching 87 mph. Tight, slider at 75-77 mph that he commanded to the glove-side. Good CH with run to the arm-side at 79-81 mph that he used against LHHs. Wicks picked up the win in game 2 for the Huskies, striking out 6 in his 6 innings of work while allowing just 2 H’s, 1 BB, and 0 ER.

Cooper Blythe, 3B, Evansville North HS, 2022
Strong, 5-foot-9 frame. The LHH infielder showed solid bat-to-ball skills, quick bat-speed, and a clean bat path. Blythe had a big, 2-RBI single in 7th inning of game 1 to put the Huskies ahead by 2, the eventual winning runs. Blythe had 3 hits and 4RBIs in the DH. University of Missouri-St. Louis commit.

Simon Schulz, INF, Evansville Memorial HS, 2025
5-foot-11, 185 pound freshman SS. Showed clean infield actions, good feet, sure hands, and above-average arm strength across the diamond. The LHH infielder hit from a tall stance, with a high back elbow, and a simple approach. Good follow. 

Josh Russell, OF, Evansville Memorial HS, 2022
Uncommitted 2022 leadoff hitter for Memorial. Hit from an open stance, using a controlled leg kick for timing. Line-drive approach with whippy bat speed. Made all the routine plays in CF and showed the ability to drop step and track balls in the gap. 6-foot, 185 pound athletic frame.