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2021 Junior Future Games: Team Ohio - Top Performers

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The eighth annual Junior Future Games took place on July 28-August 1 at LakePoint in Emerson, Georgia. Top uncommitted prospects in the classes of 2025 and 2026 participated in one of the most popular events each year.

More than 330 scouts from across the country were looking on as approximately 500 players participated in this year’s event.

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2021 Junior Future Games: Team Ohio - Top Performers

Team Ohio went down to Georgia and showed out amongst some of the top uncommitted prospects in the nation. Both Team OH 14u squads were filled with a ton of promising young prospects, who will have great success in the coming years. Both teams improved each game and took the coaching suggestions we offered with open ears.

Overall MVP

Ashton Martin SS / RHP / Jonathan Alder, OH / 2025

Report: The 2025 MIF/RHP had a very solid showing this week in Georgia. Well above average ball skills in the field for age, to go along with a solid plate performance. Martin was 5-6 on the week with 2 doubles. He also was called upon to pitch when Team Ohio was down 8-0. He attacked the challenge and went out on the mound and helped stop the bleeding. Overall, Martin was able to put his athleticism on display and plays with a good mix of confidence and swagger between the lines.

Best Pitching Performance

Preston Zumwalt SS / 2B / Tippecanoe, OH / 2025

Report: In game 3 for Team OH (1) Preston Zumwalt received the ball for the start. He went 4 strong innings only giving up 1 run and would have gone longer if it were an actual game. Showcased a solid two-pitch mix that kept hitters off balance.

Cooper Gilkerson RHP / 3B / Hilliard Darby, OH / 2025

Report: Cooper Gilkerson received the ball for Team OH (1) in game two. Although it may not show in the scorebook, Gilkerson had one of the better pitching performances. Gilkerson has some of the highest upside on the mound, running the fastball up to 81mph to go along with an above average breaker and developing CH.

Best In Game Hitting Performance

Ashton Martin SS / RHP / Jonathan Alder, OH / 2025

Report: Ashton Martin had the hottest bat for Team OH, as he finished going 5-6 with two doubles and several timely hits.

Stone Fawcett C / 1B / Chardon, OH / 2025

Report: Stone Fawcett wasn’t as consistent from a statistics standpoint, but when he connected with a ball it was always LOUD CONTACT. Produced several extra base hits and provided a spark for Team OH when needed.

Best Workout Day Hitter

Isaac Goldschmidt 3B / RHP / Lasalle, OH / 2025

Report: The RHH had one of the better BP rounds for the Junior Future group. Smooth, controlled movements pre-launch with quick hands and explosive bat speed. Was able to put several good swings on balls in the game as well.

Best In Game Defender

Gavin Winings RHP / OF / Eaton, OH / 2025

Report: Winings was a DEER for Team OH (2) in the OF. He was able to make several plays in CF and RF that opened the eyes of the Team OH coaches and others watching. Crisp, clean routes to balls along with a great first step, earned him best In-Game Defender.

Best Workout Day Defender

Ashton Martin SS / RHP / Jonathan Alder, OH / 2025

Report: The 2025 MIF/RHP showcased his athleticism and above average ball skills during the INF workout. He plays fast, with soft hands and confidence between the lines. Athletic footwork, with a good first step.

Best Base Runner

Griffin Scheiderer SS / RHP / Marysville, OH / 2025

Report: Griffin was able to take several bases on the week and showcased above average instincts. Had a great grasp on the hop method, which is rare to see at that age. Was able to get plus jumps when stealing and took extra bases with ease.

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