Prep Baseball Report

Game Notes - Las Vegas at Legacy

Buddy Gouldsmith
Nevada Scouting Director

LEGACY, HS – The Wildcats of Las Vegas High took on the Legacy Longhorns and Coach Joey Lauria on Wednesday afternoon.  The Wildcats pushed a two out run across in the top of the first and that was just the beginning.  They would score in each of the five innings played, compiling 17 total runs.  The Las Vegas offense totaled 17 hits with seven of the starters collecting multiple hits.  Wildcat, leadoff hitter, ’21 Joel Lindahl (OF) paced the offense with three hits while ’19 Trevor Johnson (1B) and ’20 Martins Simmons (2B) had three this as well.  In a losing cause ’21 CJ Lavarna-Stanton collected three hits for the Longhorns. Senior right hander, Brady Ojeda went the distance for the Wildcats. Ojeda pitched with great tempo, mixing his pitched well and living in the bottom of the zone early in the game.  He appeared to tire a bit in the middle innings, getting the ball up and the Longhorns were able to capitalize for a few runs.  Longhorn starter, ’22 Antwon Carruthers (RHP) probably deserved a better fate.  Some key defensive miscues led to early runs and prolonged innings. In spite of surrendering nine runs, Longhorn reliever, Isaiah Buhecker was an intriguing arm. Equally intriguing was his batterymate, Fabian Torres. More on Buhecker and Torres below: 

'20 Fabian Torres, C (Legacy)

Strong, 6-foot 180, Torres has a sturdy frame with durability for the position. He received well and showed instincts to block.  Torres will need to settle a bit with movement during setup and upon receipt but he has a solid catch and release and was consistently 2.0 to 2.1 between innings, . At the plate, he displays a manageable length to his swing with strength in his barrel.  Torres has a chance to hit for power down the road. 

’19 Isaiah Buhecker, RHP (Legacy) 

Compact, 5-foot-9 160, Buhecker has longer arms and legs than his stature would indicate. He pitches from a ¾ slot with some drop and drive to his delivery, leading him to push the ball up in the zone. His fastball ranged, 82-85, but appeared to jump on hitters late.  When he landed his curveball, it had deceptive bite, 67-71. Buhecker displayed spray command which led to most of his troubles but there is something in there. A two-year institution committed to development and the long game may get a big win with Buhecker.