Southern Nevada Scout Day Recap


Brett Harrison
Nevada Scouting Director

The Southern Nevada Scout Day attracted some of the top prospects from the remaining high schools in Southern Nevada ranging from Pac-12 commits to under the radar freshman. The day was highlighted by a new Nevada record as Josiah Cromwick, an Oregon recruit, with big time power coming from a simple, rhythmic swing earned an electric 1.77 Pop Time placing him into the elite category as he now ranks third nationally in the 2020 Class behind Kyle Teel’s 1.71(NJ) and Austin Embrey’s 1.75 (AL). The physically built backstop receives the ball extremely well and has to with the star-studded pitching staff that Palo Verde will be rolling out this year including Nevada’s Super 60 representative, Paulshawn Pasqualotto, and fellow Southern Nevada Scout Day standout Mason Neville. 

Neville, an 2022 LHP/OF Arizona commit, showcased his two-way abilities starting the day off with an event best 6.65 60 Time, followed by a line drive filled batting practice session, threw an event high 90 mph Outfield Velocity, had feel around the bag at first base and sat 86-87 mph on the mound flashing plus secondary stuff that should continue to get even better as he continues to gain feel for his off-speed pitches. 

2021 IF Garrett Cutting, Oregon commit, caught the eye of our National Crosscheckers, Nathan Rode and Shooter Hunt, with his performance on Sunday. "Cutting, a shortstop in the ’21 class, Oregon commit, looks even more physical, I think he's really going to be able to swing it at the next level and I'm excited to watch him next summer.” Topping out at 87 mph across the diamond, Cutting projects to be an high level defender with clean footwork to make each play with ease at the Southern Nevada Scout Day paired with a batting practice round that proved his ability to drive the ball to all fields while showing power to the pull side consistently finding the barrel. 

Switch hitting, two-way prospect, 2021 IF/RHP Elie Kligman, announced his presence at the Southern Nevada Scout Day with his ability to drive the ball from both sides of the plate with both swings mirroring each other with a hanging leg kick and extended finish through each pitch and followed it up with an 86 mph Infield Velocity. He earned the second highest Fastball Velocity on the mound at 85 mph with projectable secondary stuff that is trending towards potential plus stuff.

2023 OF, Jet Gilliam from Boulder City High School, put his name on the map during batting practice round where he showcased his ability to drive the ball all over the yard and projects to add power to his arsenal as he continues to develop his youthful, athletic frame. His comfort and confidence coming through the ball paired with an 83 mph Outfield Velocity makes him an exciting player to follow these next four years.

Southern Nevada Scout Day Top Performers

Max Fastball

Rank Name State School Class Pos Max FB
1 Mason Neville NV Basic 2022 OF 87 mph
2 Elie Kligman NV Cimarron-Memorial 2021 SS 85 mph
3 Blake Logan NV Durango 2020 SS 84 mph
^ Kody Bialas NV Palo Verde 2023 3B 84 mph
4 Carson Sanchez NV Sierra Vista 2022 RHP 82 mph
5 De'Jon Mitchell NV Legacy 2022 OF 79 mph

Pop Times

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Josiah Cromwick NV Palo Verde 2020 C 1.77-1.89
2 Tyler Johnson NV Palo Verde 2022 C 2.37-2.57

Outfield Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Mason Neville NV Basic 2022 OF 90
2 De'Jon Mitchell NV Legacy 2022 OF 84
3 Jet Gilliam NV Desert Oasis 2023 OF 83
4 Quinton Knight NV Bonanza 2020 OF 81
5 Jack Branham NV Bonanza 2021 OF 80

Infield Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Blake Logan NV Durango 2020 SS 89
2 Kody Bialas NV Palo Verde 2023 3B 87
^ Garrett Cutting NV Arbor View 2021 SS 87
3 Elie Kligman NV Cimarron-Memorial 2021 SS 86
4 Brandon Escobar MI West Bloomfield 2021 2B 82
5 Ari Kligman NV Cimarron-Memorial 2022 RHP 81

60 Times

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Mason Neville NV Basic 2022 OF 6.65
2 Quinton Knight NV Bonanza 2020 OF 6.84
3 Brandon Escobar MI West Bloomfield 2021 2B 6.95
4 Garrett Cutting NV Arbor View 2021 SS 7.00
5 Josiah Cromwick NV Palo Verde 2020 C 7.02

Exit Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 Josiah Cromwick NV Palo Verde 2020 C 94
2 Garrett Cutting NV Arbor View 2021 SS 91
3 Mason Neville NV Basic 2022 OF 87
4 Elie Kligman NV Cimarron-Memorial 2021 SS 86
5 Brendon Demuth NV Cimarron Memorial 2021 RHP 83
^ Yankiel Gonzalez Jr. NV Bonanza 2020 SS 83

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