Galena Earns Share of 1st Place


Buddy Gouldsmith
Nevada Scouting Director

RENO, NV – When Saturday began, the Galena Grizzlies had high hopes for earning a share of the Northern 4A division championship, while the Reno Huskies were looking to lock down the title.  Galena’s brothers Demosthenes were a tandem that proved too much for the Huskies on this afternoon. ’20 Ty Demosthenes threw four innings, surrendering three runs before giving way to older brother ’19 Cole Demosthenes who came on to throw the final three innings. Offensively, courtesy of a four run fourth inning highlighted by 2-RBI singles by ’19 Brian Baker and ’19 Reece Scolari, the Grizzlies received all the they needed.  The Huskies were not without opportunities, cutting into the lead with two runs in the fifth.

The win knots the Huskies and Grizzlies at 13-3, heading in to the final two games of the season.  Galena will face rival Damonte Ranch (8-8), while the Huskies face McQueen (7-9).  In the event of a tie, seeding will be determined according to the rules set forth by the NIAA.

'20 Ty Demosthenes, RHP (Galena)

Lanky, 6-foot-3 170, Demosthenes is a projectable right-hander with a developing fastball and area control. He repeated his delivery, relying heavily on a breaking ball with good depth, throwing it any count. He held runners well and handled high leverage situations with poise. Weight and strength gains will play huge part in developing velocity but his feel for spin can carry him to the next level. Keep a close eye on this one for if pedigree is any indication he is poised to make a jump in the next year.

 

'19 Cole Demosthenes, RHP (Galena)

A Cal State Bakersfield (CSUB) commit, the 6-foot-3 190, older Demosthenes has present physical strength in a frame with room for added gains. He pitched with a fastball that ranged 84-87. He repeats a somewhat rigid delivery, throwing from a high 3/4 slot. He relies on plane over life with his fastball.  HIs curveball displayed good spin and consistent depth at 71-73. He showed feel for a changeup in warmup but did not display in game.  He displayed athleticism off the mound, holding runner and fielding bunts.  Demosthenes has seen limited mound time coming back from arm surgery. CSUB got a good one with the potential to be a two way threat.