Prep Baseball Report

Game Notes - Silverado at Arbor View

Buddy Gouldsmith
Nevada Scouting Director

Game Notes:

NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV – The Arbor View Aggies hosted the Silverado Skyhawks on Saturday.  Both teams donning pregame shirts in honor of former Aggie Pat Hayden, for whom the baseball field is after.  The day is officially known as Pat Hayden Day. Mr. Hayden’s family on hand was recognized for the school’s first principal, and his love of his community and fanship for the sport everyone turned out to watch.  Not much left but standing room for anyone that didn’t show up early to get their T-shirt or raffle tickets.  The Aggies would not disappoint.

Silverado would draw first blood after a leadoff walk to ’20 Caleb Hubbard. Hubbard would steal second and score promptly on a single by ’21 Andrew Maxwell. That would be it for a while as Aggie starter, ’22 Tyler Coombs would settle in and not surrender another run until the fourth inning. 

The Aggie offense would score in all but the first inning, striking for four in both the second and third innings.  With bases loaded in the 2nd, '20 Payton Brooks would double over the head of right fielder '21 Chris Cortez, plating two and two batters later, leadoff man, ’19 Nick Cornman would score two more with his second single of the day.  It was four more for the Aggies in the third with the big blow coming off the bat of '19 Dominic Clayton on a bases clearing double to left field.  The Aggies would tack on two more in the fourth with a two-run homer off the bat of ’21 Garrett Cutting.  Cutting jumped on what looked to be a changeup left up in the zone and drove the ball over the left field wall. They struck for two more in the fifth as well as the sixth, with the final blow coming off the bat of senior Andrew Hunter with a double to left field, bringing the game to conclusion. Brooks, Cutting and catcher '19 Steven Giatti paced the Aggies with 3 hits each.

Arbor View still looking for the right combination to solidify their defense, the story of the day was both teams’ hurlers. The pitching for both clubs looked like a futures game. Coombs starting for the Aggies was relieved by ’21 Hunter Kublick. Skyhawk starter, '19 Austin Whitaker was relieved by ’21 Ryeant Horacek, ’21 Tanner McDougal, ’20 Jared Nixon, and ’21 Quest Salazar. Today PBR Nevada takes a closer look at a few of these young arms.

Scouting Notes:

’22 Ty Coombs, RHP (Arbor View)

Lean, 6-foot-3 150, Coombs is a projectable right hander with long levers. He has a loose ¾ arm action with a bit of a wrap on his takeaway and some whip through the box. There is a slight leg swing as he prepares to deliver to the plate which compromises his ability to stay online at times but lends some deception. He has zone feel for three pitches with fastball 75-78, curveball 65-66, and changeup 67-68.  The breaking ball maintains a slurvy shape as he tends to get on the side of it with a low elbow.

“21 Hunter Kublick, RHP (Arbor View)

Lanky, 6-foot-2 155, Kublick is athletic with lots of room for growth.  He throws from a high ¾ slot and an upright delivery.  His arm is quick and short through the slot with fairly consistent downhill.  He maintained his arm speed on both his fastball and breaking ball. His fastball ranged from 77-81, and the breaking ball 65-67.  His fastball flashed downhill plane. The breaking ball showed solid depth at the top end of its velocity. Kublick is a projectable right hander with athleticism off the mound, fielding bunts and pick off plays, he displays the mannerisms of a confident and capable starter.



’19 Austin Whitaker, RHP (Silverado)

Lean, 6-foot 140, Whitaker has a loose ¾ arm action with a tendency to drop his elbow to a lower ¾ slot. He pitched with a fastball that ranged 82-84 and topped at 85. His curveball ranged 66-69 with varying shape.  He threw a changeup at 66-67 with a tendency to slow his arm. Attribute his tendency to get underneath the ball to developing strength.  The projectable right hander flashed down angle and sink early and then was in and out throughout the outing. With physical development, he will likely be able to stabilize both arm action and delivery, providing a high ceiling.  Keep a close on this young man his best days are ahead of him. 



’21 Tanner McDougal, RHP (Silverado)

Lanky, 6-foot-2, 150, McDougal is a projectable right hander with a loose arm.  He was an easy 82-83, topping at 84, with his fastball and a lite 66-68 with the breaking ball.  The fastball flashed some sink down in the zone. The curveball showed fairly consistent depth and the makings of a future out pitch.  He displayed 3 pitches, including the changeup 67-68. Like Whitaker, strength and weight will play huge in McDougal’s ability to repeat his pitches and create a high ceiling. McDougal will be a future force for the Skyhawks, whose future is bright with the collection of young arms featured on Saturday.