High End Young Arms Attending the Border Battle Games

By Mike Penn
Michigan Director of Scouting

The inaugural Border Battle Games scheduled at Wayne State University on Sept 28-29th will now become a one day event. With players taking visits to schools and colleges playing their own fall ball, time is scarce at all levels.  The Border Battle Games will now be held on Sunday September 29th only.

A pro-style workout with positional evaluations, 60 times, batting practice, and pop times will occur before each of the games.

Many good young arms will be attending the Border Battle Games which will attract a lot of high level schools.

Here is a quick snapshot of some of the arms planning on attending.

+Dion Henderson (LHP, Divine Child HS, 2016) has upside that many college and pro scouts drool over.  This athletic lefty has been up to 91mph this summer and played for the high-powered Midland Tomahawks.

+Ben Keizer (LHP, Portage Northern HS, 2015) popped onto the scene at the Chicagoland Open ID back in August where he sat 83-86mph.  Keizer, like Henderson, has plenty of upside and is on track to be a sure fire Division 1 recruit.

+Matt Clark, (RHP, Adrian HS 2015) may not play on a high-powered summer travel program, but he certainly has big time arm strength. This long lanky righty has been up to 87mph for us.  He still is a bit raw but there like the others mentioned he should garner plenty of Divison 1 interest.

+Tommy Henry (LHP, Portage Northern HS, 2016) Another lefty from Portage Nothern. Henry and Keizer will make Portage Northern a hotspot for recruiting over the next few years.  Henry is starting to come into his own with reports of him sitting in the low to mid-80s.

+Jack Weisenberger (RHP/OF, Rockford HS 2016) promises to be one of the best in his class.  Although he is highly touted as a pitcher who has been up to 87mph already, Weisenberger can swing it as well. Expect Weisernberger to put on a show at Border Battle Games both ways.


Over the next few days we will highlight more players that are attending, so stay tuned.