PA Travel Baseball State Championships Team Preview: Team Phenom



By Jacob Gill
Pennsylvania Assistant Director of Scouting

The inaugural Pennsylvania Travel Baseball State Championships are scheduled for August 19-21 at the Iron Horse Sports Complex in Windber. 10 teams from Pennsylvania, New York and Maryland, along with two teams organized by PBR, will participate. Two games will be played concurrently on neighboring fields in six time slots on the first two days of the event, with an abbreviated schedule on the final day. In advance of the onset of the 27-game soiree, we are running previews on each of the teams in attendance (with tidbits on a select group of players), continuing today with...

Team Phenom

Bonner-Prendergast 2017 first baseman Tim Dougherty impressed during game play this past spring. The physical 6-foot, 210-pound left-handed hitter barreled a mid- to upper-80s arm twice the other way and then showed some pullside pop against a soft lefty.

Mt. Sinai (NY) 2018 infielder George Rainer flashes some bat speed with gap power potential as a right-handed hitter and exhibits solid defensive actions.

Avon Grove 2017 LHP/OF Bryce Carey works in the upper-70s (touching 80 mph) and has shown good plate discipline (eight walks, two strikeouts as a junior).

Coatesville Area 2017 LHP/1B Damon Nelson sports a 6-foot-3, 245-pound frame, has some power potential in his swing, and features a mid-70s fastball with clean arm action on the mound.

College commitments include Bishop Shanahan RHP/OF Nick O'Day (ranked #2 in the PA 2018 class) to Texas Christian and Downingtown East 2017 RHP Evan Gegeckas to New Jersey Tech.

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