PBR Mid-Atlantic Border Battle Preview - Game One



By Greg Williams
PA Director of Scouting

The 2015 PBR Mid-Atlantic Border Battle will take place on July 21 and 22 at Harford Community College in Bel Air, Maryland. 2015 marks the second year of this event. The inaugural Border Battle saw a total of 28 players that participated go on to make college commitments. To view last year's roster and where those players have committed CLICK HERE.

Action kicks off tomorrow with batting practice at 8:00. First pitch for Game One will follow at 9:00am with prospects from the Grey and Red teams playing a nine inning game. Dillon Good (1-3) and Connor Bair (7-9), a pair of uncommitted senior right-handers, will start and finish the day on the mound for the Grey Team. 2017 righty Alex Bendzlowicz will work the middle innings. The Red Team will also send two uncommitted seniors to the mound in lefty Dom Coconcelli (1-3) and righty Brett Alaimo (4-6). 2018 righty Travis Perry will throw the final three innings.

The Grey team will showcase nine prospects from Maryland making up 60 percent of their roster. Good, a primary first baseman, is ranked No. 121 in the updated PA Class of 2016 rankings. Bendzlowicz, a primary middle infielder, is currently ranked No. 25 in the PA Class of 2017 rankings.

The Red Team, made up entirely of Pennsylvania prospects, has a number of uncommitted seniors still looking for the right college fit. Catcher Austin Braendel (No. 47) and MIF Kenny McKeever (No. 117) are the highest ranked prospects on the roster.

Following is a complete look at the full schedule, rosters for all four teams and pitching rotations for both days.

Schedule:

July 21:
9:00am  Grey Team vs. Red Team
1:00pm  Blue Team vs. White Team

July 22: 
9:00am  Grey Team vs. Blue Team
1:00pm  Red Team vs. White Team

* Players report 90 minutes prior to game time each day
* Live batting practice prior to each game on June 21
* 60 yard dash between games for both teams on June 21
* Defensive evaluations prior to each game on June 22

 Grey Team Position Class
Red Team Position Class
Mason Abate
RHP - 7/22 2016
Brett Alaimo
RHP/MIF 2016
Connor Bair
RHP/3B 2016
Andrew Brady
3B/RHP
2018
Alex Bendzlowicz
MIF/RHP 2017
Austin Braendel
C/OF 2016
Dillon Good
1B/RHP 2016
Dom Coconcelli
LHP - 7/21 2016
Jack Hallowell
OF 2017
Mitchum Donatelli
MIF/OF 2016
Matthew Harsh
LHP - 7/22 2017
Greg Grandelli
MIF/RHP 2016
Phillip Herber C/OF 2016   Eric Gross
C/3B 2017
Chase Hilliard
3B/MIF 2018
Kenny McKeever
MIF 2016
Jordan Hutchins
MIF/RHP 2016
Michael Mowery
OF 2016
Matt Lozinak
C/1B 2016
Joe Murray
MIF/OF 2016
Evan Moerschbacher
OF 2016
Alex Myers
RHP/OF 2016
Thomas Parris
OF/1B
2016
Travis Perry
RHP/OF 2018
Scott Prutting
3B/1B 2017
Tommy Savastio
1B/RHP 2017
Jack Stines
OF /1B
2017   Seth Thomas OF/1B 2017
Travis Thibeault MIF 2018        
Blue Team Position Class
White Team Position Class
Jordan Art
OF/RHP 2017
Nick Doolittle
3B/RHP
2016
Jonathan Davis RHP/1B 2016   Christian Fedko
MIF/3B 2017
Kyle Ebersole
RHP - 7/21
2016
Bayley Jamanis
3B/MIF
2016
Jimmy Farrow
MIF 2016
Aidan Zimmerman LHP - 7-22
2016
Keith Flaherty
3B/RHP 2016
Lawrence Kirk
RHP - 7/21 2016
Bryce Hensor
MIF 2017
Joe Kroeger
C/OF 2016
Brock Kauffman
MIF/3B 2017
Kris Kremer MIF/RHP 2017
Nick Lehman
RHP/3B 2016
Andrew Mayhew
RHP - 7/22 2017
Isaac Neal
OF/RHP 2016
Mason McKinley
C/OF 2016
Tyler Peters
C/OF 2017
Ryan McSorley
3B/MIF 2017
Alex Rogers
1B 2016
Alex Peterson
OF 2016
Bryce Stout
C/1B 2016
Nico Popa
MIF/OF 2016
Charlie Warden
OF 2016
Mike Speck
OF 2017
Mike YaSenka
RHP/MIF 2016
Jake Trautman
1B 2017
        Austin Wacker OF/RHP 2016
        Nick Stoner MIF/RHP 2017


pitching rotations

Tuesday 7/21 Grey Team Red Team Blue Team White Team

Dillon Good (1-3)
Dom Coconcelli (1-3)
Kyle Ebersole (1-3)
Lawrence Kirk (1-3)

Alex Bendzlowicz (4-6)
Brett Alaimo (4-6)
Jonathan Davis (4-6)
Nick Stoner (4-5)

Connor Bair (7-9)
Travis Perry (7-9)
Nick Lehman (7-9)
Kris Kremer (6)




Austin Wacker (7-9)
Wedesday 7/22 Grey Team Red Team Blue Team White Team

Mason Abate (1-3)
Andrew Brady (1-3)
Mike YaSenka (1-3)
Andrew Mayhew (1-3)

Matthew Harsh (4-6)
Alex Myers (4-5)
Isaac Neal (4-5)
Aidan Zimmerman (4-6)

Jordan Hutchins (7-9)
Tommy Savastio (6)
Jordan Art (6-7)
Nick Doolittle (7-9)
 
Greg Grandelli (7-9) Keith Flaherty (8-9)  


upcoming Schedule of events:

Showcase State Date Location
2015 PBR Mid-Atlantic Border Battle (INVITE ONLY) MD Jul 21-22 Harford Community College (Bel Air, MD)
PBR Future Games Powered by Under Armour (Pennsylvania Invite Only) IN Jul 30-Aug 1 Grand Park, Westfield, IN
2015 WV Top Prospect Games (INVITE ONLY) WV Aug 8-9 YMCA Kennedy Center Field (Huntington, WV)

2015 Eastern PA Fall Review PA   Sep 13 Widener University (Philadelphia, PA)
2015 Western PA Fall Review  PA   Sep 20 La Roche College (Pittsburgh, PA)