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Marucci Elite vs. Louisiana Knights: Quick Hits

Trey Sofio
Louisiana Scouting Director

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On a beautiful Friday night at Alex Box Stadium on the campus of Louisiana State University the Louisiana Knights defeated Marucci Elite by a score of 8 to 7. While both programs were short a few regulars due to injury or scheduling conflict, talent was most certainly abundant.

As is usually the case, both programs played with energy and pace of play was outstanding for a high school baseball game making it a fun watch.

Quick Hits

+ Northwestern State commit, OF Tyler Smith(Covington HS) perhaps stole the show for the Louisiana Knights. The left-handed hitter went 3-for-4 including a bases clearing triple to dead center that one hopped the wall.

+ 2017 Nick Webre (Teurlings Catholic HS) showed he can hit with the best of them on Friday. In his first at-bat he took a, Blayne Enlow, 91 mph sinker down and away for a double off the left-field wall.

+ Speaking of Blayne Enlow, the LSU commit sat 88-92 mph with a sharp breaking ball at 77-80 mph and flashed a plus changeup in warm-ups at 82 mph that had hard, late bore action.

+ 2017 RHP Ma’Khail Hilliard (Central(BR) HS) was solid in his outing as well. He sat 85-87 mph but he flashed plus breaking ball with tight spin and sharp break at 77-78 mph.

+ 2016 SS Jake Slaughter (Ouachita Christian HS), a Team Louisiana staple, made an appearance for the Knights and was once again solid. He went 2-for-3 including a hard double down the left-field line and a couple RBI.

+ LSU commit, Zach Watson (West Ouachita HS) showed his plus run tool and athleticism all night stealing bases with ease. He also showed a compact right-handed stroke with solid bat speed.

+ 2016 RHP Adam Garcia, who is from Las Vegas, sat 88-91 mph with solid angle from a 6-foot-7 frame. He struggled with command, scattering it at times, and a breaking ball that has a ways to go, but he showed a live, loose arm.

+ 2016 LHP Sean Tweedy (Northlake Christian HS) sat 85-88 mph with solid life and flashed a quality changeup with fastball arm speed and late, fade action.

+ 2018 INF Jordin LaBruzza (Brother Martin HS) showed solid defensive ability throughout the night with soft hands and a quick, clean transfer. He also added a well-struck double down the left-field line.

That’s it for today, just a reminder that Prep Baseball Report Louisiana is hosting the Unsigned Senior Showcase on October 18 at the Louisiana Baseball and Softball Academy. Over 450 colleges and scouts subscribe, there is no better event for 2016s that remain unsigned to attend. However, space will be limited, so make sure you register soon if you wish to attend.

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10.18.15 Unsigned Senior Showcase
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