PA Travel Baseball State Championships Team Review: Indian Valley Storm

By Jacob Gill
Pennsylvania Assistant Director of Scouting

and Greg Williams
Pennsylvania / West Virginia Director of Scouting

The inaugural Pennsylvania Travel Baseball State Championships concluded without a champion, as rain washed out the final day of competition, but twelve teams from around the region were still able to play from sun up to sun down on the Friday and Saturday of action. Over the past week-plus, we have highlighted some of the top performers and prospects from each team, concluding today with the...

Indian Valley Storm

Souderton Area 2017 LHP Thylar Summarell is a towering presence on the mound, standing at 6-foot-4, 215-pounds. Arm action features a stab into a high three-quarter slot and produced a fastball that sat 80-83 and touched 85. Command was streaky; at times would yank it gloveside and in other stretches would pound it armside. His mid-70s slider exhibited more bite than his mid-60s curveball.

A couple grades behind Summarell at Souderton Area is 2019 LHP Aaron Groller. The lean 6-foot, 150-pounder pitches out of a low three-quarter slot with some hook in his arm action. Stays on-line well to the plate and features a fastball at 78-79 and a low-70s slider with late darting action.

Also from the Souderton Area staff, 6-foot-4, 190-pound 2017 RHP Noah Horas worked with a fastball that sat 76-79, touching 80. He also showed some feel for spinning an 11/5 curveball that had some depth at 66-69. Lands closed and works around front side, but delivery is easy and there should be more life in his arm if he can work over his front side more consistently.

Souderton Area 2017 outfielder Jack DeSpain showed an ability to drive the ball to the center of the diamond, as the 5-foot-8, 170-pound right-handed hitter registered an extra-base hit in three of four contests and finished the tournament going 5-12 with two doubles and one triple.

Souderton Area 2017 shortstop Kyle Lennon flashed a solid defensive skill-set, moving well to groundballs and showing good awareness to flip to third base for a force out on a ball in the 6-hole with runners on first and second. The 5-foot-10, 165-pound right-handed hitter also reached base five times on two singles and three walks.

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