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2018 ACME State Tourney Scout Blog

Dylan Hefflinger
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2018 ACME State Champions - Bryan Golden Bears


Benny Roebuck RHP / Bryan, OH / 2020

Report: 6-foot, 180-pound right-handed pitcher with athletic build. Delivery is compact and fluid, working in good direction to the plate. Roebuck has presence on the mound. The fastball came out of his hand the with the best velo I have seen from him, with the fastball sitting 87-90 mph through the first two innings before settling in at 86-88. Fastball works downhill out of a ¾ slot with late arm-side run. The offspeed is normally on, but wasn't in this outing as the location just wasn't there on the pitches today. The CB sat 69-72, slider 73-76 and change 74-75. Roebuck is a member of Team Ohio, so be on the lookout for him at the Future Games.

Weekend Stats: 6 IP, 5 R, 9 H, 7 K, 4 BB

Brooks Brown SS / RHP / Bryan, OH / 2020

Report: 5-foot-9 165-pound athletic frame. Table-setter for the Golden Bears.. The righty starts in a wider setup before using a leg kick to get his lower half started. Lower half creates good energy into contact. Hands stay simple before getting through the zone on a flat path. Produced Consistent line drives all weekend.

Weekend Stats: 4-12, 3B, 2 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB

Conner Lemons RHP / 1B / Bryan, OH / 2019

Report: Two-way prospect with a projectable frame at 6-4, 190-pounds. Was the MVP of the tournament, throwing a shutout in the state championship game. On the mound, the righty sat 76-80 mph, touching 81. Used his CB as his out-pitch with good success at 62-66 mph. At the plate he uses a rhythmic loading sequence combing a leg kick and bat tip. Bat gets through the zone with some quickness. In the infield, played both 2nd and 1st, and showed soft hands with solid glove skills at both positions. Plays through the ball well and does a nice job of gaining ground.

Weekend Stats: 4-11, 2 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB | 8 IP, 7 H, 0 R, 2 K, 0 BB

Nate Miller C / Bryan, OH / 2020

Report: Athletic 6-1, 190-pound athletic catching prospect can swing, catch and throw well. The right-handed hitter uses a gap to gap approach with quick hands and pop. Behind the dish Nate slows down the running game with an above average arm, but would benefit a bit from a quicker release. Pop times in the 1.95-2.05 area. Solid prospect.

Weekend Stats: 6-12, 3 R, 1 RBI, 3 HBP

Logan Clemens 3B / Bryan, OH / 2020

Report: 6-0, 180-pound athletic third baseman. A right-handed swinger that starts in a balanced setup. Uses a leg kick for timing with hands staying quiet throughout load. Ball comes off well, working both gaps. At third base he moves well laterally with quick feet. Average ball skills with feel for the position. Glove is reliable.

Weekend Stats: 3-11, 3B, 3 RBIs, 1 BB

Zach Pittman RHP / 2B / Bryan, OH / 2019

Report: 5-11, 150-pound RHP/SS. Pittman showcased a quick arm with swing-and-miss stuff and pitchability. Delivery is clean and arm works. His over the top slot creates plane on his 82-84 mph fastball that topped out at 85 mph. Spins a very good breaking ball with present swing and miss at 74-75. At the plate, Pittman is a right-handed hitter that in a balanced setup. Loads is smooth, using a short stride for timing while taking hands slightly back to launch. Swing is compact on a mostly level path. More speed than strength to hands presently. Line drive type . Does a nice job of staying inside the ball, spraying line drives to the middle of the field. In the infield he has the ability to create efficient angles prior to fielding to play through the ball with rhythm. Feet are quick and he plays through the baseball well.

Weekend Stats: 5.1 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 6 K, 5 BB | 1-8, 1 R, 1 HBP, 1 SAC

Dominic James LHP / 1B / Bryan, OH / 2020

Report: 5-9, 165-pound southpaw. On the bump the lefty uses smooth tempo prior to speeding up on the descent of his leg lift. Displays a loose, slinging arm action on the hill. Fastball comes out well, sitting 75-78 mph and could have a bit more left in the tank. Changeup was a well above average offering, coming in at 72-73 mph. Tossed the offering with confidence and feel. Also spun a 1/7 shaped breaking ball with gradual action at 63-64 mph.

Weekend Stats: 6 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 3 K, 3 BB

Trevor Ward OF / RHP / Bryan, OH / 2020

Report: Athletic 5-10, 150-pound OF/RHP. Good weekend at the plate. Ward shows a compact, level stroke from the right side with feel for the barrel. Shows the ability to use both sides of the feel. At the ACME showcase, showed well on the mound. Works through a high-¾ slot, tossing an easy 78-79 mph fastball that will see the added velo over the years. Good follow.

Weekend Stats: 5-11, 3 R, 3 RBIs, 2 BB

Connor Arthur, OF, Bryan, 2020
Report: Left-handed hitting centerfielder who hits out of the two-hole. Can handle the bat well, laying down some outstanding bunts for hits as well as sac bunts. Showcased some quick hands at the plate and can run well. Solid LHH prospect.

Quinn Brown, OF, Bryan, 2022
Report: Tiny prospect at this point, but can fly. Came in and pinch-ran in two of the games, scoring two runs.

Ethan Khandaker, INF/RHP, Bryan, 2019
Report: Athletic looking prospect at around 5-11, 175-pounds. Had a huge pinch-hit in the opening game against Coldwater.


Rigo Ramos LHP / 1B / Archbold, OH / 2019

Report: 6-foot-5, 170-pound. Long-limbed left-handed pitching prospect. Works at a moderate pace with a funky/deceptive delivery. Uses a long arm action through a high three-quarter slot. Fastball sat 81-85 mph, touched 86 a couple of times. Works downhill with regular cut action. Slider tunnels well off of the fastball, the pitch has swing and miss potential with a tight movement at 70-73 mph. Someone is going to get a good one with Rigo.

Weekend Stats: 9.2 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 0 BB, 13 K

Kade Kern OF / RHP / Archbold, OH / 2020

Report: One of the more toolsy players in the state’s 2020 class. An uber athletic kid with a strong arm and ton of bat speed at the plate. Skill set in the outfield plays in all three spots, looking comfortable and athletic out there with a huge arm. At the plate he has an intent driven swing, showcasing pop to all fields. Will be representing Team Ohio at the Future Games.

 Weekend Stats: 2-9, 2B, 2 R, 2 BB

Jeron Williams SS / RHP / Archbold, OH / 2019

Report: Athletic 5-10, 155-pound SS/RHP. One of my favorite athletes who has yet been to a showcase. This kid can definitely play. At the plate, uses a short, quick swing with a line drive approach. Glove works at short and showcases a strong arm from the left side of the infield. A driven athlete who is vocal on the field. Also saw him throw off the bump for the first time and was an easy 82-85 with good arm-side run. Scholarship level skills.

Weekend Stats: 5-10, 2 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SAC

TJ Rice RHP / 2B / Archbold, OH / 2019

Report: 5-11, 160-pound RHP threw a heck of a game two for Archbold. The righty knows how to pitch, going in/out, up/down with each of his pitches. The fastball sits in the mif-to-upper-70s. The CB shows some depth in the 60s. Also features a mid-60s changeup that looks similar to the fastball.

Weekend Stats: 10 IP, 0 R, 6 H, 5 K, 1 BB

Cory Erbskorn OF / 3B / Archbold, OH / 2019

Report: 6-3, 200-pound right-handed hitting outfielder. Uppercut type swing from the right side with some pop. Played well defensively in RF for the Blue Streaks.

Weekend Stats: 2-9, 3 RBIs, 1 BB

Holden Galvan, C, Archbold, 2019
Report: A leader behind the plate, the around 5-10, 180-pound right-handed hitting catcher. Good catch and throw skills with pop times around the 2.0 area.
Weekend Stats: 3-8, BB, HBP

Mitch Grosjean, OF, Archbold, 2019
Report: Athletically built, around 5-11, 175-pounds. Strong swing, short to the ball. Utilizes lower-half well. Played a good left field in the three games, making all the routine plays while also making a couple of outstanding plays. Solid player.
Weekend Stats: 3-11, 2B, 3 R, 3 RBIs

Travis Ziegler, INF, Archbold, 2019
Report: Around 5-11, 175-pounds, Ziegler did well at third base. Above average arm across the diamond. Did well at the bottom of the lineup, reaching base four times in three games.
Weekend Stats: 3-7, 1 BB


Jacob Wenning SS / RHP / Coldwater, OH / 2019

Report: 6-2, 170-pounder who can flat out play. This guy is one of those guys that could fit on any team. Great attitude and plays the game the right way. Athletic with some strength. A right-handed hitter who starts in a balanced setup. Hands stay loose and fluid during leg kick timing trigger. Actions are athletic in the box. Level, loose swing with some barrel authority through contact. Line drive type in general with gap abilities. In the infield he plays fast and can create angles. Mechanically sound in general. Hands work well showing above average ball skills and a smooth transfer. Two-way prospect. On the bump, the right-hander has an athletic delivery with fluid tempo. Works quickly and efficiently, getting down the mound with good direction. Arm moves through a high-¾ slot and fastball comes out with low effort at 74-78 mph. Spins a tight 11/5 shaped breaking ball with feel. The pitch acted as the outpitch in the mid-60s. Batted out of the three-hole. Good get for a program.

Weekend Stats: 4-6, 2B, 1 R, 1 BB | 6.1 IP, 3 R, 7 H, 4 K, 3 BB

Cole Frilling RHP / 3B / Coldwater, OH / 2019

Report: The 6-5, 180-pound big, lanky pitching prospect has plenty of room to develop physically with a frame that will be able to handle it. Good rhythm to the delivery that stays smooth into his motion while requiring regular effort. Would benefit greatly from better use of the lower half and taking advantage of his long limbs. Directionally works well toward home plate with a soft landing at foot strike while using a tall & fall style. Arm action is long and loose through high ¾ slot. Fastball ranges from 78-81 mph with occasional cut. Curveball is a big breaker that varies between 12/6 and 11/5 movement with gradual break. An interesting follow going into his senior year.

Weekend Stats: 1-7 | 5.2 IP, 4 R, 7 H, 1 K, 1 BB

Noah Miller 1B / LHP / Coldwater, OH / 2020

Report: 6-3, 210-pound big, strong LHH. Batted out of the two-hole for the Cavaliers. I like the combination of strength and athleticism for the left-handed hitter. Solid tools and one to watch.

Weekend Stats: 4-7, 1 R, 3 RBIs

Myles Blasingame 3B / SS / Coldwater, OH / 2021

Report: Athletic 6-1, 175-pound third-baseman. Batted in the six-spot for the Cavs. Didn't have the best weekend at the plate, but this young infielder is one to keep an eye on over the years.

Weekend Stats: 0-5, 1 BB

Grant Meyer RHP / 3B / Coldwater, OH / 2019

Report: Did not get in, as Coldwater lost their opening game in 12-innings, but threw at the ACME showcase and sat 76-80 mph on the bump.

Ross Weigel RHP / OF / Coldwater, OH / 2020

Report: 6-0, 170-pound prospect with lean, athletic frame. Didn't throw at state, but threw recently at the ACME Showcase. Throws with short arm action through high-¾ slot. Has some quickness to his arm speed. Fastball sat in the mid-70s, running up to 77 mph. Throws two different breaking balls. Tendency to cut them off. Slider is his best off-speed pitch. Throws it at 65-66 mph with late break across the zone. Curveball showed 11/5 break at 63-65 mph. Change is straight at 69-70 mph.

Weekend Stats: 1-3

Austin Riethman C / Coldwater, OH / 2019

Report: 6-1, 175-pound catching prospect. Batted cleanup for the Cavs. Athletic looking catcher held the running game in check in the lone game for Coldwater with pop times around 2.00-2.10.

Weekend Stats: 2-6, 1 BB

Mitchell Niekamp OF / SS / Coldwater, OH / 2019

Report: 5-10, 160-pounder shows quick hands at the plate to go along with a good eye.

Weekend Stats: 1-3, 2 BB


Blayne Robinson 1B / LHP / Defiance, OH / 2019

Report: 6-foot-5, 215-pound left-handed hitting 1st baseman. His length allows him to be simple with lower half, creating leverage from angles rather than momentum. His hands are well timed and staying very loose until launch, whipping the barrel through the zone with authority. He showcased big time juice, especially to pull side. Laced a double in his one game this weekend.

Weekend Stats: 1-4, 2B

Javen Newton OF / Defiance, OH / 2019

Report: Athletic 6-1, 190-pound outfielder with solid combination of strength and bat speed through the zone. Shows an intent driven swing that generates impressive barrel jump. Toolsy outfielder that is scholarship type athlete.

Weekend Stats: 1-3, 1 BB

Simeon Sweeney SS / RHP / Defiance, OH / 2021

Report: 5-8, 130-pound two-way prospect batted in the leadoff spot while playing SS for the Bulldogs. Sweeney has some outstanding hands in the field, making all the routine and non-routine plays look easy. One to pay attention to as with added strength, Sweeney will be a good get at the next level.

Weekend Stats: 1-3, 1 R, 1 BB

Jacob Hutcheson 2B / SS / Defiance, OH / 2020

Report: 5-8, 130-pound left-handed hitting infielder, who manned third base for the Bulldogs. Level swing from the left side. Solid looking athlete. Look forward to seeing more next spring.

Weekend Stats: 1-3

Brandon Shafer 3B / RHP / Defiance, OH / 2019

Report: 5-10, 175-pound 3B/RHP who got the call on the hill for the Bulldogs in the game. The right sat in the mid-70s on the mound. Better future as a hitter for Shafer who has a level swing at the plate with a line drive approach to all fields.

Adalberto Vega C / Defiance, OH / 2019

Report: 6-0, 215-pounds with a strong build. Looked great at the ACME Showcase and it translated to the weekends games. Behind the plate, Vega's arm is improving and shows a quick transfer. Best skill for Vega is his bat. Strong, quick hands with pull side power.

Weekend Stats: 2-3

Ethan Decker 2B / 3B / Defiance, OH / 2019

Report: 5-10, 170-pound athletically built. Utility player for the Bulldogs, can play infield, outfield or pitch.

Weekend Stats: 1-4

Addison Smith, OF, Defiance, 2019
6-1, 175-pound right-handed hitting outfielder. Projectable frame. At the plate used an inside-out swing to rope two hits to right field.
Weekend Stats: 2-3, 2B, 2 R

Jack Vander Horst, 3B, Defiance, 2020
6-0, 165-pound right-handed hitting third baseman. Showed quick hands at the plate. Solid looking athlete.
Weekend Stats: 2-3, 3B, 2 R, 2 RBIs

Van Wert

Lawson Blackmore RHP / SS / Van Wert, OH / 2019

Report: A 6-foot-4, 185-pound projectable right-hander. Simply said, Blackmore was DOMINANT in his latest outing, looking better than I have ever seen him before. On the mound he works with a slower pace and delivery requires some effort. Arm action is longer with well above average arm speed, working through a high-¾ slot. Offers a fastball/breaking ball combination. The heavy fastball sat 88-91 mph while touching 93 a handful of times. The pitch gets on hitters quickly and had late run to it at times. The curveball looked sharper and with more depth than I have seen in the past. It has an 11/5 shape 72-79 mph. Still developing feel for the pitch but it has potential to be a solid pitch and is coming along.

Weekend Stats: 6.1 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 16 K, 3 BB

Owen Treece C / RHP / Van Wert, OH / 2021

Report: 5-11, 175-pound two-way prospect. Came in relief and picked up the save in the opening game for Van Wert, sitting 82-84 mph with the fastball in his inning. Started at catcher in the second game for the Cougars. The two-way prospect works with an uptempo pace on the mound to a delivery that requires some effort. High-¾ slot. Go to secondary offering was the 11/5 shaped breaking ball. Spun it well. At the plate, the right-handed bat starts in a balanced setup. Hands stay simple during his short leg lift for timing. A physical bat with a nice, level path to the baseball. Generates present gap pop with signs of emerging power to come. Middle of the lineup potential. Also showed an above average skill set behind the dish. Athleticism shows out of the crouch with quick feet, gaining ground to second. Arm is a well above average tool back there as well. Really respectable pop times for class. Solid prospect.

Weekend Stats: 1-3 | .2 IP, 0 R, 0 H

Keaton Brown OF / RHP / Van Wert, OH / 2020

Report: 6-2, 165-pound two-way prospect. LHH prospect with solid tools. Didn't throw in the tournament, but did at the ACME Showcase and sat 72-77 with the fastball.

Weekend Stats: 2-4

Jalen McCracken OF / Van Wert, OH / 2019

Report: 5-10, 160-pound right-handed hitting centerfielder and leadoff hitter.

TJ Reynolds, 3B, Van Wert, 2020
Report: Strong physically prospect with line drive type swing.
Weekend Stats: 0-2


Luke Borer SS / RHP / Perrysburg, OH / 2020

Report: 6-0, 170-pound two-way prospect. Athletic and toolsy. Looks the part in the field with an arm that can stay on the left side. Line drive type hitter at the plate with quick hands. Did not throw in the game, but threw at the ACME Showcase, sitting 81-84 mph. Good looking two-way prospect.

Weekend Stats: 0-2, 1 BB

Cameron Githens OF / RHP / Perrysburg, OH / 2019

Report: 6-2, 195-pound toolsy outfielder. Good looking swing with quick hands within an uppercut swing. Good pop. Runs alright to stay in the outfield. More of a corner type. Solid looking prospect.

Weekend Stats: 0-3

Aidan Pratt OF / Perrysburg, OH / 2021

Report: 5-11, 160-pound leadoff hitting centerfielder went 0-2 against the solid pitchers for Archbold.

Weekend Stats: 0-2

Andrew Toffler 3B / 2B / Perrysburg, OH / 2020

Report: The 6-0, 155-pound infielder DH'd in the game and went 0-2 against the talented arms from Archbold.

Weekend Stats: 0-2

Andrew Volschow RHP / 1B / Perrysburg, OH / 2020

Report: The 6-1, 22-5 pound two-way prospect got a pinch-hitting opportunity. At the ACME showcase, the RHP sat 77-80 mph on the hill.

Weekend Stats: 0-1

Devin Cavanagh 3B / RHP / Perrysburg, OH / 2020

Report: 6-2, 170-pound two-way prospect got the start at the hot corner for Perrysburg. The RHP didn't pitch this weekend, but sat 78-81 at the ACME Showcase.

Weekend Stats: 0-2

Nathan Ball LHP / 1B / Perrysburg, OH / 2019

Report: 6-0, 170-pound two-way prospect. Did not throw in the game, but threw at the ACME Showcase, sitting 82-86 mph. Also ran a 6.92 60-yard dash with 89 mph exit velocity.

Weekend Stats: 0-1

Bryan Mitchell, LHP, Perrysburg, 2020
Got the start on the mound, the around 5-9 LHP sat 74-78 mph with the fastball.
Weekend Stats:
0-2 | 6.2 IP, 5 R, 4 ER, 5 K, 0 BB


Isaac Newman 1B / Bellefontaine High School, OH / 2019

Report: 5-11, 185-pound strong 1st baseman had a few good at bats this weekend, including one of the hardest hit balls in their first game of the weekend. Pull-side power.

Weekend Stats: 3-5, 3B, 2 R, 3 RBIs, 2 BB

Ethan Moore SS / C / Bellefontaine, OH / 2021

Report: The 5-10, 160-pound shortstop had a solid weekend with four hits. Contact type hitter with compact swing. Fields in the middle of his body, showing above average ball skills. Displayed a very quick transfer.

Weekend Stats: 4-7, 2B, 3 R, 2 RBIs, 1 BB


Zach Griesdorn RHP / OF / Versailles, OH / 2019

Report: The 6-1, 165-pound outfielder is the only one for Versailles that was able to get anything going against Lawson Blackmore. Put good swings together and reached base all three times.

Weekend Stats: 2-2, 2B, BB

Nathan Wagner OF / RHP / Versailles, OH / 2020

Report: Played well in the outfield, but was unable to get anything going at the plate along with all other Tigers not named Zach Griesdorn.

Weekend Stats: 0-3