Prep Baseball Report

Midwest Future Games: Day One Team Pennsylvania Highlights

By Greg Williams
PA Director of Scouting

            Photo: Team PA MWFG!!!

Team Pennsylvania 5 vs. Team Missouri 5

Team Pennsylvania settled for a 5-5 tie against Team Missouri, the 2nd in as many years against the boys from the Show Me State. Team PA utilized a 6-4-3 double play with one out and the bases loaded in the bottom of the 7th inning to salvage the tie.

+ Connor Higgins (84-86, touching 87), Joe Molettiere (81-83, touching 85), Zach Wielgus (84-86, touching 87) and Jake Jessell (84-87, touching 90) combined to keep Team PA in the game throughout.

+ Kevin Barron showed well defensively and flashed an 85 mph bat exit velocity.

+ Ben Dum singled in the top of the 2nd inning for the 1st hit of the 2013 Midwest Future Games.

+ Shane Churma (2-for-2, run scored), Jake Jessell (1-for-3, run scored), Zach Minnick (1-for-3, 2B), Ryan Malloy (1-for-2, RBI), Tommy Baggett (1-for-2, RBI) and Scott Kuczala (1-for-2) led the offense.

Team Ohio 7, Team Pennsylvania 4

Team Ohio broke open a pitcher's duel with a five run 7th inning, before the boys from PA came roaring back with three runs of their own in the bottom of the inning to make things interesting.

+ Ben Dum (85-86), Zach Minnick (87-89), Noah Malone (84-87) and Chris Rabasco (86-88) limited the Ohio bats to two hits through six innings.

+ Shane Churma (1-for-2, 3B, RBI), Jonny Smith (1-for-2, 2B), Tommy Marrollo (1-for-2, RBI), Nick Falso (1-for-2, run scored) and Chris Rabasco (1-for-2, RBI) led the offense.

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