Midwest Future Games: Team KY Game 2 Recap

By Chris Fuller
Kentucky Scouting Director

After a 5-1 loss to Team Michigan in the opener for Team Kentucky Saturday evening, the team took the field Sunday morning for an 11:30 contest against Team Wisconsin at the Midwest Future Games at Indiana University.

Logan Mallory (’15 North Laurel HS) got the start for Team Kentucky, and the 6-foot-3 right-hander did not disappoint.  Mallory cruised through his two-inning stint, allowing no hits in the process.  His fastball sat 83-84 mph and touched 85, and he showed good command of his 71-73 mph breaking ball to keep hitters off-balance.

The game quickly became a pitching duel as neither team could muster a hit through the first four innings.

Left-hander Daniel Steiner (’15 Henderson County HS) pitched a hitless third and fourth innings for Team Kentucky.  While not overpowering, Steiner showed the ability to hit spots with his 79-80 mph fastball and effectively change speeds with his secondary stuff.

Team Wisconsin collected the first hit of the game for either team in the fifth, and ultimately plated the only run of the game to take a 1-0 lead.  Right-hander Caleb Bruner (’15 Logan County HS) pitched the fifth and sixth innings for Team Kentucky, showing an 82-84 mph fastball, and solid command of a breaking ball that varied between 66-74 mph.

Kentucky managed it’s only offensive threat in the sixth when Tyler Neeley (’15 Trinity HS) led off the inning with an opposite field single, but he was quickly erased as on a 6-4-3 double play.  However, Davis Sims (’15 St. Mary HS) and Logan Banks (’15 Lexington Catholic HS) strung together back-to-back two-out hits to put the tying run in scoring position.  Wisconsin ended the threat by inducing a ground ball to shotstop to end the inning.

Eamon Hannan (’15 St. Mary HS) came on to strike out two of the three hitters he faced in the seventh inning.  The lanky, 6-foot-3 right-hander has big projectability on the mound and showed an 84-86 mph fastball and a late-breaking 77-78 mph slider that was one of the best of the entire event.

Team Kentucky went down quietly in the seventh to fall to 0-2 with a 1-0 loss.

Other game notes:

Bo Saunders (’15 Scott County) impressed defensively at second base showing good range consistently throughout the game.



Midwest Future Game 2013 SLIDE