ArkLaTex Open Preview: Roster & Check-In Times

Trey Sofio
Louisiana Scouting Director

The Prep Baseball Report ArkLaTex Open will be held at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, LA, and will take place on Thursday, June 29, 2017. The open event currently features 40 players in the classes of 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 from the states of Louisiana and Arkansas. Limited space for the event remains, to register CLICK HERE.

Check-in for position players will begin at 8:20 AM and the event will begin promptly at 9:00 AM. Position players will go through a pro-style workout, which includes: run times, defensive evaluation with positional velocity, swing analysis with exit velocity and round of batting practice.

Pitchers only will check-in from 11:20 AM – 11:40 AM.

As always, players will have their performances video-taped and hosted on the Prep Baseball Report multi-media platform that is subscribed to by over 800 college coaches and professional scouts.

The inaugural event will feature one of the top rising sophomores in the state of Louisiana. Currently ranked No. 6 in Louisiana’s 2020, OF/LHP Matthew Bihm (Centreville Academy) showed off advanced, explosive tools earlier this month at the Louisiana Knights Scout Day. Bihm stands at a physical 5-foot-11, 183-pounds with a strong build, defined strength in wrists and forearms. During the Knights Scout Day, Bihm showed lightning quick bat speed, registering an eye-opening 96 mph exit velocity, and showed advanced arm strength running his fastball up to 85 mph.

CLICK HERE for the complete roster.

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