Underclass Games: Stats Breakdown


Trey Sofio
Louisiana Scouting Director

The Underclass Games took place on Tuesday, July 24 at Greer Field at Turchin Stadium on the campus of Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. The invite only event featured 90 underclass prospects – from around the state - complete the 60-yard dash, positional workouts, live batting practice, followed by three games. Here's a look at the numbers from Tuesday's event.

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TOP 60 YARD DASH

There were 14 sub-7.10-second times recorded on Tuesday. Michael Latulas (Loreauville, 2020) clocked the quickest 60 yards of the event with a 6.69. Dontavius Johnson (South Plaquemine, 2020), Marcus Mott (Sam Houston, 2020), Jacob LaPrairie (St, Thomas More, 2020) and Codi Williams (St. Michael’s, 2021) followed suit, separated by slim margins. 

NAME

STATE

SCHOOL

CLASS

POS

60-YARD DASH

Michael Latulas

LA

Loreauville

2020

OF

6.69

Dontavius Johnson

LA

South Plaquemine

2020

OF/SS

6.76

Marcus Mott

LA

Sam Houston

2020

OF/RHP

6.79

Jacob LaPrairie

LA

St. Thomas More

2020

OF

6.84

Codi Williams

LA

St. Michael’s

2021

OF

6.87

TOP FASTBALL VELOCITY

Left-handed pitcher, Dustin Menard (New Iberia, 2020) topped the fastball leaderboard touching 89 mph on Tuesday. While Marcus Mott (Sam Houston, 2020), Devin DeSandro (ED White, 2020), and Luke McGibboney (Catholic(BR), 2020) each ran their fastballs up to 88 mph. An athletic left-hander, Brian Valigosky (Jesuit, 2020) showed pitchability with quality arm strength, as well, running his fastball up to 86 mph.

NAME

STATE

SCHOOL

CLASS

POS

FASTBALL VELOCITY

Dustin Menard

LA

New Iberia

2020

LHP

89

Marcus Mott

LA

Sam Houston

2020

OF/RHP

88

Devin DeSandro

LA

ED White

2020

RHP/SS

88

Luke McGibboney

LA

Catholic(BR)

2020

RHP

88

Brian Valigosky

LA

Jesuit

2020

LHP/OF

86

TOP EXIT VELOCITY

29 total 85+ exit velos were posted at Tuesday’s event. Southern Miss recruit, Matthew Bihm (Centreville Academy, 2020) registered 95 mph to lead the pack. Joel Tarrh (Fredericksburg Academy (VA), 2020) posted a 93 mph exit velo, while Darian Duhon (North Vermilion, 2020), Michael Latulas (Loreauville, 2020), Seth Jones (Woodward (GA), 2020), Brian Valigosky (Jesuit, 2020) and Tripp Haddad (Jesuit, 2020) all posted exit velos of 90+.

NAME

STATE

SCHOOL

CLASS

POS

EXIT VELOCITY

Matthew Bihm

LA

Centreville Academy

2020

OF

95

Joel Tarrh

VA

Fredericksburg (VA)

2020

3B/RHP

93

Darian Duhon

LA

North Vermilion

2020

OF

93

Michael Latulas

LA

Loreauville

2020

OF

92

Seth Jones

GA

Woodward (GA)

2020

OF/SS

92

Brian Valigosky

LA

Jesuit

2020

LHP/OF

91

Tripp Haddad

LA

Jesuit

2020

3B/1B

91

TOP INFIELD VELOCITY

Davis Meche (Barbe, 2020) showed off arm strength on Tuesday, posting an event best 87 mph positional velocity from the infield. While John Blanchard (St. Thomas Aquinas, 2020), Donovan Hall (St. Michaels, 2020) and Jacob Tate (Lafayette, 2020) clocked 85 mph across the diamond.

NAME

STATE

SCHOOL

CLASS

POS

INFIELD VELOCITY

Davis Meche

LA

Barbe

2020

SS

87

John Blanchard

LA

St. Thomas Aquinas

2020

RHP/3B

85

Donovan Hall

LA

St. Michaels

2020

2B/RHP

85

Jacob Tate

LA

Lafayette

2020

3B/RHP

85

Devin Desandro

LA

ED White

2020

RHP/SS

83

TOP OUTFIELD VELOCITY

Marcus Mott (Sam Houston, 2020), tops the leaderboard along with a positional velocity of 92 mph from the outfield. While Preston Ratliff (Northshore, 2020) showed off a strong arm with carry on throws with an 88 mph positional velo. Already making several leaderboard, Brian Valigosky (Jesuit, 2020) showed off big arm strength from the outfield as well, posting an 87 mph positional velocity.

NAME

STATE

SCHOOL

CLASS

POS

OUTFIELD VELOCITY

Marcus Mott

LA

Sam Houston

2020

OF

92

Preston Ratliff

LA

Northshore

2020

OF

88

Brian Valigosky

LA

Jesuit

2019

OF

87

Matthew Bihm

LA

Centreville

2019

OF/1B

86

Benjamin David

LA

Barbe

2020

C/OF

86

TOP CATCHER POP TIMES

Andrew Guidry (St. Thomas More, 2020) posted the top pop time of the event at 1.79. Matthew Lee (Catholic(BR), 2020) showed off an extremely quick release and clocked a 1.86-second pop time. While Jake Harvill (Evangel, 2020), Logan Doody (Northshore, 2020), and Benjamin David (Barbe, 2020) all showed quick releases with strong arms on Tuesday.

NAME

STATE

SCHOOL

CLASS

POS

POP TIMES

Andrew Guidry

LA

St. Thomas More

2020

C

1.79 – 1.92

Matthew Lee

LA

Catholic(BR)

2020

C

1.86 – 1.96

Jake Harvill

LA

Evangel

2020

C

1.87 – 1.94

Logan Doody

LA

Northshore

2020

C

1.89 – 1.91

Benjamin David

LA

Barbe

2020

C/OF

1.91 – 2.03

TOP CATCHER VELOCITY 

Andrew Guidry (St. Thomas More, 2020) posted a top positional velo of 78 mph, while David (Barbe, 2020) recorded a positional velo of 77 mph.

NAME

STATE

SCHOOL

CLASS

POS

CATCHER VELOCITY

Andrew Guidry

LA

St. Thomas More

2020

C

78

Benjamin David

LA

Barbe

2020

C/OF

77

Jake Harvill

LA

Evangel

2020

C

76

Logan Doody

LA

Northshore

2020

C

75

Kyle Landry

LA

Zachary

2020

C/3B

75

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