Game Notes - Basic at Sierra Vista

Buddy Gouldsmith
Nevada Scouting Director

LAS VEGAS, NV – Basic Academy visited Sierra Vista on Friday afternoon, with ’20 Demitrius Vigil on the mound for the Wolves and '19 Alex Chavira for the Mountain Lions.  Basic pushed across a run in the first when Vigil aided his own cause, taking a 2 strike, 2 out breaking ball into right-center field and scoring ’19 Kyle Turner. Chavira worked hard to minimize damage, limiting the Wolves to just one run in both the first and third.  Basic pushed across three more in the fourth. Vigil yielded a run in the fifth inning, but his Basic Wolves would answer with a pair of runs in each the sixth and seventh.  Sierra Vista continued to fight, scoring one in the seventh but not enough to overcome the large deficit, losing 9-2.

Sierra Vista starter, Alex Chavira, pitched commendably. Chavira threw six innings, relying heavily on his breaking ball.  He had a sneaky fastball accompanied by the use of his breaking ball, he kept opposing hitters off balance. The Basic hitters adjusted and as Chavira began to tire, took advantage of some elevated pitches.  Basic starter, Demetrius Vigil, was sharp early. He threw six strong innings, striking out 9, giving up 3 hits and walking just 1.  Offensively, third baseman '19 Kyle Turner had an impressive day, collecting 4 hits, 2 3Bs, scoring 3 runs and driving in two. More on players from both teams below. 

’20 Demitrius Vigil, RHP (Basic)

Lanky, 6-foot-3 165, Vigil is a projectable right hander poised for weight and strength gains.  He throws from an overhand slot, providing down plane. His fastball ranged 82-84, touching 85.  When located down on his glove side, he displayed running sink. He threw a 12/6 breaking ball with consistent depth. The curveball ranged 66-71. The breaking ball solicited swing and miss, starting low and breaking out of the zone. In order to throw the curveball for strike, he had to start it up in the zone, which will need to change for next level effectiveness. He threw a straight fading changeup 74-78, which might suggest that the fastball is generally firmer. Strength and development will be key to Vigil owning his delivery and providing greater velocity as well as increased stamina. He displayed some feel to pitch and a competitive spirit, noticeably frustrated when unable to execute.



’19 Kyle Turner, 3B (Basic Academy)

Stocky, 5-foot-9 170, Turner is a strong bodied third baseman with present strength. He displayed capable actions and enough arm to stay at third but may profile best as an offensive second baseman. His compact frame lends to a tight strike zone and short levers make it tough to get in on him at the plate. He used all fields, attacking mostly gap to gap and displayed the ability to stay on the breaking ball as well as turn on the fastball. He showed strength in his stride, legging out two triples. A college performer type player, Turner may have to prove himself at a two-year institution before someone recognizes his long-term value.


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’19 Alex Chavira, RHP (Sierra Vista)

Lean, 6-foot-1 165, Chavira has square shoulders on a slender frame with room for growth.  He throws from a high ¾ slot with a short stride and upright delivery. He threw a fastball, ranging 81-84. He relied heavily on a curveball, 67-72, playing up his fastball. He had the feel to change speeds on his breaking ball, throwing both a “get me over” and a harder, later biting type with two strikes. He maintained solid arm speed on both pitches but did pre-grip and hook the breaking ball. He controlled the breaking ball better than the fastball likely due to its frequent use. Chavira could be intriguing for a greater focus on the fastball could lend both better velocity and an increased effectiveness of his breaking ball.



’20 Casey Bochenczak, 2B (Sierra Vista)

Bochenczak is a stocky second baseman with instincts for the position. He is a reliable infielder, showing a feel for double play feeds from the right side of the bag. At the plate, he maintains good balance throughout his compact swing. He made consistent quality contact with a middle of the field approach. PBR Nevada is looking forward to seeing more of this young hitter.