Best Of Ohio 14U Tournament - Force Ohio Prime

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Ohio Insider: Best Of Ohio 14U Tournament - Force Ohio Prime

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Gabriel Nard SS / 2B / St. Ignatius - Cleveland, OH / 2022

Report: The engine that starts the Force offense. At the plate, the 5-foot-8 SS shows the ability to drive the ball to all sides of the field. He has a simple leg kick, a simple load and smooth hands. A natural feel for batting. Produces a good amount of backspin. From the SS position he shows advanced skills when moving laterally and playing through the baseball. He’s clean with his footwork, transition and throws. Solid defender. On the mound the RHP starts tall and uses a slide step to start his momentum. His motion is almost effortless, throws from a 3/4. FB has some late life at 73-76 mph and CB had depth with 11/5 break. A definite prospect to follow and watch as he matures.

Will Harding OF/RHP / Walsh Jesuit, OH / 2022

Report: One of the most impressive frames of the weekend and has a chance to be a beast physically. At the plate, he has a closed stance and has a high leg kick. He doesn’t really have a stride, just picks his front foot up and then back down. His initiate a slight uphill barrel path with obvious intent through the zone Doesn’t get cheated up there. Surprisingly showed little swing and miss with his violent swing. Sprayed line drives in multiple ABs and one would assume there is power potential in there. On the mound, he's closed off and starts tall. Has a high leg kick that starts slow, and then the ball explodes out. His fastball was straight but heavy at 72-75 mph. Curveball was in/out of the zone but was a solid pitch stuff wise, showing late/sharp action. Definite follow as a two-way prospect.

Andrew Gormley OF / Walsh Jesuit, OH / 2022

Report: A good athlete with two-way capabilities. On the mound he an up-tempo delivery that requires some effort. Filled up the zone with his fastball that showed signs of life, it tailed away from RHH. Velocity wise he sat 73-75 mph. CB had 11/5 break with some depth, seems like he is still developing it. He throws from a high ¾ slot. He attacked batters and showed quickness off the mound covering first and fielding a bunt. At the plate, Gormley starts with a wide base, and has a lot of movement in the box. He has a leg kick and quick hands when hitting but tends to throw his hands at the ball. There is room to clean up mechanically, but he is an interesting follow with his size, bat speed, arm strength and ability to run.

Bryce Beech 3B / 1B / Medina, OH / 2022

Report: Very projectable, long limbed frame. At the plate, he start his load with a toe tap. Hands are short and quick to the ball, with a level swing path. In the field, he looks like any corner infielder, moved well around the bases and has a good arm. Was a tough out in gameplay. Also had a solid showing on the mound. Already an above average prospect skill wise that has a chance to be dynamic on both sides of the ball as he adds strength with maturity.

Billy Adams 2B / SS / St. Ignatius, OH / 2022

Report: Adams is a 2022 2B/SS with a smaller, athletic build. Profiles as a second baseman. Displayed awareness around the base and had solid footwork through. He stayed low and played through the baseball. Possess average arm strength presently with a chance to be above average with physical maturity. At the plate the right-handed hitter, has a simple load with a little leg kick to get his weight shifted. He throws his hands through the zone and made solid contact nearly every at bat. Has a short compact swing. Also wreaked havoc on the bases.

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Tommy Harrison C / St. Edward, OH / 2022

Report: Harrison is a 2022 Catcher, who has an athletic build for a catcher. Behind the plate, he receives the ball very well for his age. Didn’t allow any passed balls, kept everything in front. With runners on, he tends to be high in his secondary, with average footwork. His transitions were a little slow but his throws were all on target. Pop times ranged from 2.31-2.46 At the plate, the left-handed hitter displays an advanced approach to the game. Very disciplined, he did not chase many pitches and has a very nice swing. He has a smooth leg kick that transitions into a great, fluid smooth. He will get better as he matures and will be an interesting follow, he has the tools.