NC: Power Arms Meet as Ardrey Kell Hosts #1 Providence

Brandon Hall
Mid-Atlantic Executive Director

#1 Providence  6 Ardrey Kell  1

PBR was on hand for a rivalry renewed as Providence traveled to Ardrey Kell HS.  In past years, this may have been to determine the top of the conference standings, but these clubs now reside in separate conferences. 

Providence started quick, plating 3 runs in the first as JR RHP Jacob Kirby got off to a slow start.  The inning started with a hit-by-pitch, followed by back to back errors, the later coming from Kirby on a SAC bunt attempt.  The 3 runs would plate on just 1 hit.

On the bump, the Panthers turned the lead over to SR RHP Eli Jerzembeck.  Jerzembeck had an audience of pro scouts on hand to see the big right-hander toe the rubber and he did not disappoint, striking out 11 in a complete game win on just 86 pitches. 

Kirby did settle in but Providence was able to push single runs across in the 2nd, 3rd, and 5th, to grow the lead to 6-1.  SR. LHP Andrew Sentlinger worked the final 2 innings for the Knights, striking out 4 without giving up a hit.

With the loss, Ardrey Kell fell to 8-4 on the year.  Providence improved to 15-0.

#1 Providence Stats
+ Wolff - 2-4, RBI
+ Watson - 1-3, 2B, RBI

+ Hull - 1-2

+ Eli Jerzembeck - CG Win, 7IP, 3H, 1R, 1ER, 1BB, 11K

Ardrey Kell Stats
+ Suppa - 1-3, RBI
+ Jacob Kirby - Loss, 5IP, 6H, 6R, 3ER, 1BB, 2K
+ Andrew Sentlinger - 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 4K 


Eli Jerzembeck, RHP, Providence HS, 2022
South Carolina commit.  Athletic presence at 6-foot-2, 180 pounds.  Length in the legs.  Straight line build.  Works with pace, attacking hitters with a flood of strikes and limited time between pitches.  Hand pump and easy turn, gathering and taking his time to the leg kick, lifting to the mid-chest.  Builds delivery rhythm out of balance with an average stride, working online with a square foot-strike.  Level and stable throughout.  Repeats well.  Medium arm action that loads the scapular with rhythm and athleticism.  Over-the-top slot.  Advanced arm speed.  Aggressive with good direction.  Manipulates the arms finish at times, especially on the breaking ball.  Typical finish has length, down and across.  Will finish more up-right and across his chest as he works to lengthen the breaking ball.  Fastball played true with good feel for the zone, lacking advanced feel for any one spot.  Showed average feel for working up and down.  Fastball ranged


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