Interstate Games Preview: Team West


Max Schrantz
Deputy Director

The first ever Interstate Games will take place at Iron Horse Complex in Windber, PA this upcoming weekend.

SCHEDULE

-Saturday 10/1:
1pm: 
Check-in
2pm: Showcase Workout
* 10-30-60's, Offensive Rotation, Defensive Workout. Visual Edge and Swift EZE Jump mats also will be incorporated. POSITION PLAYERS ONLY. Pitcher Only do not need to attend unless they would like to run the 60 and perform the EZE Jump testing.

-Sunday 10/2:
9am: East vs. Central
11:30am: West vs East
2pm: Central vs West 

ROSTERS


CATCHERS

Mason Metz C / 3B / Avonworth , PA / 2025

Left handing hitting catcher with some physically in the frame. Quick footwork during the catch & throw sequence, with fluid arm action during the exchange. Flat barrel path w/ bat speed trending up. 94MPH peak exit velo. Uncommitted.

Brian Reed C / RHP / Seton LaSalle Catholic, PA / 2023

6-2, 240LBS with power on both sides of the ball. Shows pop in the bat w/ 97MPH peak exit velo and plus bat speed. Throws have good carry behind the dish. Arm strength translates to mound, showing at FB up to 84MPH. Uncommitted.

Corner INF

Adam Hess 1B / RHP / Hempfield Area, PA / 2024

2024 right handed bat with some power projection. Bat Speed up to 85MPH per Blast Motion, with a high barrel % and 93MPH exit velo. Currently our 5th ranking 1B in the class.

Zach Boland RHP / 1B / Franklin Area, PA / 2024

Dual athlete at 6-5, 195LBS. FB spin up to 2450, coming in at low to mid 80's. Offensively showing pop to the pull side with 99MPH MAX, 90MPH AVE exit velo. Quality bat speed and rotational acceleration promotes in game success. Uncommitted.

MIddle INF

Gavin Kelly SS / C / Pittsburgh Central Catholic, PA / 2024

Plus athlete that is a utility type defensively. The 6.66 runner's quick twitch action translates to the SS position. Moving side to side well w/ quality footwork. MIF actions are present behind the plate, promoting an efficient exchange and quick arm. 96MPH Exit Velo offensively with higher set hands in the swing. WVU Commit.

Frank Kula SS / 2B / Laurel Highlands, PA / 2023

Wiry 6-0, 160LBS. 6.77 runner. Has some whip into the hitting zone promoting a barrel quick to contact. Fundamentally sound defensively. Projects well as the frame continues to mature. Rhode Island Commit.

DiMaggio LoNero SS / 2B / Seton LaSalle Catholic, PA / 2024

Competitor and high intent mover. Explosive actions with high measurables. Sub 7SEC runner, 87MPH INF Velo, 100MPH Exit Velo. Lots to like and a ballplayer that continues to trend up. Future Game Alum. Uncommitted.

Augie Maslo SS / RHP / North Allegheny, PA / 2025

Young MIF that continues to get better as he moves through his HS career. Has some strength in the 5-7, 165LBS frame. Quality runner, trimming to 6.75SEC this past summer. 86MPH arm across the diamond. Uncommitted.

Outfield

Aedan Fowler LHP / OF / Seneca Valley, PA / 2025

Compact frame at 5-10, 180LBS. Tight turn into the hitting zone, with a barrel working slightly up through contact. Exit velo 89MPH as of last February, with jumps expected after a summer of development. Bat speed 75MPH per blast motion. Uncommitted.

Joe Safar OF / North Catholic, PA / 2025

Uber projectable 6-4, 200LBS. Has had advanced measurables from a young age, showing a 96MPH exit velo, plus bat speed, and 80MPH OF Velo. 60 Time is trending in the right direction, clocking at 7.02SEC 60YD at the 2022 PA State Games. Uncommitted.

Grason Hooks OF / LHP / Shenango , PA / 2024

Athletic 5-11, 170LBS with present strength in the lower half. The left handed hitting OF is a SUB 7SEC Runner with athletic actions defensively. Hooks shows an 84MPH arm defensively, with a full arm swing. Uncommitted.

Luke Anderton OF / 2B / Seneca Valley, PA / 2024

Athletic left handed hitter with actions trending up on both sides of the ball. Quality Blast Motion metrics in the swing, with a high On Plane % and plus Rotational Acceleration. 80MPH OF Velo. Uncommitted.

Tommy Schafale LHP / OF / North Catholic, PA / 2024

First Look Coming Soon...

Right handed pitcher

Ethan Nightingale RHP / OF / Franklin Area, PA / 2024

Athletic frame w/ room to build. FB up to 82MPH last time out, with spin up to 2417. Mechanically sound with a moderate effort move down the slope. Feel for the breaking ball, with up to 2620RPM's. Interesting arm to follow as he begins his junior year. Uncommitted.

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
2022 PA Interstate Games PA 10/01 Iron Horse Complex
2022 Last Chance Open: West (50% Full) PA 10/09 Historic Pullman Park
2022 Last Chance Open: East (70% Full) PA 10/15 Millersville University
2022 Last Chance Open: Central PA 10/29 Liberty Arena