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Interest In Vincent Heats Up After Top Prospect Games

Bruce Hefflinger
PBR Ohio Senior Writer

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Interest In Vincent Heats Up After Top Prospect Games

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Mitchell Vincent SS / 3B / Lakota East, OH / 2020

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP - The Top Prospect Games in June made a sudden impact on the baseball future of Mitchell Vincent.

“I hadn’t got a lot of interest from anybody, just a little here and there, but after the Top Prospect Games everything kind of took off,” the incoming senior at Lakota East said. “It’s surreal. I talked to my summer coach a week after that and he said five coaches sent him texts wanting to come see me play. I did well the next weekend and they’re following me now.”

Ohio University, Otterbein, Tiffin, Marshall, Bradley and Penn State have been in contact with the 6-0 185-pound infielder, who recorded the second best 60 time (6.78) and was among the best in infield velocity (84) at the TPG event. A week prior at the Southern TPGs, Vincent was listed among those in the Best Hands in the Field, Most Tools and Best Swing categories.

“Everything went really well,” the 97th-rated 2020 in Ohio said about the TPGs at Prasco Park. “It’s a great place to have one of your better days in front of college scouts. I had my best 60 ever, my infield velocity was the same as the week before and my exit velo was about the same.”

It has schools taking notice in the 11th-rated uncommitted 2020 shortstop in the state.

“They like the athleticism I show in the field and that I can play multiple positions,” noted Vincent, who also plays second and third base. “They like my speed and that I work hard.”

A strong work ethic is something that the Lakota East product developed at home.

“Both of my parents are the hardest workers I’ve ever seen in my life,” Vincent said. “My dad (Jamie) is my biggest influence, always showing me how to do things right. He taught me to be respectful, yes sir, and no sir. He taught me the right way to be when I was growing up.”

The teaching continued during school ball.

“My high school coach showed me I need to put in the time and effort to get out of it what you want,” Vincent pointed out about veteran mentor Ray Hamilton, who has more than 500 career wins.

It has Vincent striving for improvement.

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