Team Ohio Future Games Spotlight: Connor McMurry, RHP



By Dylan Hefflinger
Ohio Editor in Chief/NW Scout 

On July 30th through August 1st, PBR Ohio will take a select team of players in the Classes of 2017 and 2018 to represent Ohio at the PBR Future Games in Indianapolis at Grand Park.

Players receive exposure unlike any other event for underclassmen. Last year, 100+ colleges from all over the country were in attendance, including coaches from every Division I power conference in the country. Only players who have a legitimate shot at being a Division I recruit and who have an interest in the possibility of making a verbal commitment during their sophomore or junior seasons have been considered.

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+ Seth Lonsway, LHP
+ Peyton Deats, LHP
+ Bryce Borton, OF
+ Juan Broom, RHP
+ Tyler Wardwell, SS
+ Connor McMurry, RHP
+ Tommy Bell, SS/OF
+ Brandon DeHass, C
+ Alex Theis, LHP/OF
+ Brendan Regan, MIF
+ Ryan Christy, SS/OF
+ Cade Pipoly, MIF/OF

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Team Ohio Future Games Spotlight: Connor McMurry, RHP

Connor McMurryName: Connor McMurry
Position: RHP
Class: 2017
Height/Weight: 6-foot-1, 187 pounds
High School: Summit Country Day
Summer Team(s): Cincinnati Baseball Club

Past Showcase/In-Game Performances:
Date: 2/7/15
Scouting Report: 6-foot-1, 195-pound solid, durable build. On the mound the righty has really showed progress. Has a compact delivery with a strong lower-½. Throws from a high-¾ slot with his fastball sitting 82-84 mph with some arm side run. Throws two different breaking balls. His curveball has good depth and the ability to throw for a strike at 69-70 mph. He separates himself with his wipeout slider at 76-78 mph with tight spin and late break which will produce a lot of strikeouts. Also, showed a changeup which he lowers his arm slot when throwing it at 70-73 mph.

Date: 10/26/14
Scouting Report: 6-foot, 200-pound strong build. On the mound the righty has up tempo delivery, but close himself at foot strike. Throws from a high-¾ slot with his fastball sitting 81-82 mph with good life and arm-side run. Showcases two breaking balls. His curveball has good depth at 68-69 mph with 11/5 break. His slider his harder at 72-74 mph with a late break. Shows good arm speed with his changeup at 73-74 mph with some fade to it.

Date: 7/29/14
Scouting Report: 6-foot, 190 pound stocky build. The right-hander with an over top arm action closes off his lower half a bit at foot strike. It is an easy arm with his fastball sits 81-84 with good down angle. His curveball is between 68-70 mph with a 11/5 break and good depth. He throws a hard changeup at 76 with good sink. 

Connor McMurryThoughts on being selected to play in PBR's Future Games and representing the great state of Ohio: "Team Ohio in the Future Games is the ultimate goal. This is what I have worked so hard for and I am truly blessed to be a part of it. "

How has PBR helped as far as recruiting and exposure: "PBR has attended several of my school baseball games and has actively promoted me on social media platforms. In addition, I have attended several PBR showcases where I feel that I receiving significant exposure to college scouts."

Athletic awards or academic accolades that you have received: 2015 Top 22 All-Tournament Team: Top 2-way player. Ranked 21st in state by PBR in Ohio; 6th for right-handed pitchers in the 2017 class. Division 3 All State 3rd team as an Utility player. Led Summit country Day to first State Finals appearance since 1995 and first in Division 3.

2015 Statistics: Spring: 65.1 IP, 4-4, 4 SV, 4 CG, 1 SO, 72 K; Summer: 31 IP, 2-1, 0.90 ERA

What other sports do you play: None, I put all my focus towards baseball.

GPA/ACT/SAT: 3.71 GPA.

Fun Fact (Anything unique about yourself): "I work as a second grade camp counselor at Kids First Sports Center."

2015 PBR Future Games: Team Ohio

Name State School Class Pos Commitment
Bubba Arslanian OH Aurora 2017 C
Tommy Bell OH Fairmont High School 2017 SS
Bryce Borton OH Defiance 2017 OF
Juan Broom OH Willoughby 2017 RHP
Jace Burke OH Walsh Jesuit 2017 SS
Ryan Christy OH Twinsburg 2017 SS
Peyton Deats OH Tiffin Calvert 2017 LHP
Brandon DeHass OH New Albany 2017 C
Dillon Dingler OH Jackson 2017 C
Matt Dockman OH Bishop Watterson 2017 LHP
Seth Lonsway OH Celina 2017 LHP
Connor McMurry OH Summit Country Day 2017 RHP
Cade Pipoly OH Walsh Jesuit 2017 2B
Brendan Regan OH Walsh Jesuit 2017 SS
Collin Romel OH Olmsted Falls 2017 LHP
Jake Schrand OH Colerain 2017 RHP
Evan Shawver OH Amherst Steele 2018 LHP
Alex Theis OH New Riegel 2017 LHP
Tyler Wardwell OH La Salle 2017 SS

 

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