Alabama Scout Blog: Week 6 Games


Alabama Scouting Staff

The Alabama Scout Blog provides insider information and scouting notes from the PBR Scouting Staff during the season. This running blog will feature information on underclass prospects, unsigned seniors, draft prospects, and anything else that is notable. We will provide a wide range of information, including player evaluations, velocities, pop times, home to first times, and more. 

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WEEK 6 REPORTS

 

 

7A No. 4 Oak Mountain (3) vs. No. 3 CAK, TN (2)

Saturday, March 27th @ Hoover Met Complex

+ LHP Matthew Heiberger (2023) is still working his way back into the baseball season after winning a 7A state championship in basketball a few weeks ago, but all signs point to the No. 9-ranked player in the sophomore class playing a big role on the mound for the Eagles. He was handed the ball on Saturday against a potent lineup with numerous players committed/signed to college programs. Heiberger opened up striking out all hitters and the side in two innings while pounding the arm side of the plate with an 87-88, 89 mph fastball. He matched that with a sharp, 1/6 breaking ball that was also located to the outer half of the plate. Hitters seemed to have trouble picking up pitches due to deception in the delivery and how well the FB/CB combo worked off of each other. For reaching 89 mph as a sophomore, Heiberger has a very clean, low-effort delivery and arm action. Coupled that with a projectable 6-3, 175 pounds, college coaches certainly have a ton to dream on in terms of projectability down the road. He’s also an excellent athlete playing usually as an outfielder when he’s not pitching and is a good basketball player.

LHP Matthew Heiberger (3/27/21)

 

 

Lincoln County, TN (7) vs. 7A No. 4 Oak Mountain (6)

Saturday, March 27th @ Hoover Met Complex

+ 3B Davis Gillespie (2022, Southern Miss) delivered one the biggest hits of the contest for Eagles in the 7-6 loss in the 2nd inning. With the bases loaded and down two strikes and two outs, Gillespie handled a breaking ball that was left over the plate and drove it to the pull side for a bases-clearing three RBI triple to give the Eagles and early 4-0 lead. The former Future Gamer has some really quick hands that translates to good bat speed. He's already got two home runs so far this season with many doubles and triples to add to his name. With the power, Gillespie also moves well around the bases with 7.1 60 YD speed. Served as the closer in two games, running the fastball up to 89 mph. One of the top hitters in the '22 Alabama class.

3B Davis Gillespie (3/27/21)

 

 

No. 3 CAK, TN (13) vs. 6A No. 10 Hueytown (1)

Saturday, March 27th @ Hoover Met Complex

+ RHP Tanner Loyd (2021) is currently known as the top uncommitted pitcher left in the senior class in Tennessee. Pitching for a talented CAK squad who is ranked No. 3 in TN, he took the ball and was dominant for six innings of work. Facing the No.10-ranked team in Class 6A in AL, Loyd worked quick, pounding the zone with a lively 87-88, 89 mph (2300 avg.) to primarily the glove side, but could sneak a few into the arm side against right-handed hitters. Early on, Loyd tossed a quick 77-78 mph slider (2250 avg.), but took a little off and manipulated shape in the later innings to 73-74 mph. Both showed good spin and got numerous swings and misses on all pitches. Showed a 80 mph fading changeup in between innings, but never used it during game. Finished earning the win, going six innings while only allowing one hit, two walks and punched out eight hitters.

RHP Tanner Loyd (3/27/21)

 

 

7A Sparkman (9) vs. 6A Chelsea (3)

Saturday, March 27th @ Hoover Met Complex

+ 1B Jackson Webster (2021, Birmingham Southern) has been a major run producer hitting in the middle of the order for the Hornets so far. We’ve seen tons of power present in the right-handed bat, and he continued to show the ability to drive the ball to the pull side this weekend. Webster belted a home run against a 90-mph fastball on Friday night, and found another barrel in the 9:00 game for the Hornets. At 6-0, 220 pounds, Webster has a quiet setup at the dish with a leg kick before contact. Stays on the back side well and uses strong hands to fire a quick bat through the zone. Upward bat path with plenty of physicality.

1B Jackson Webster (3/27/21)

+ OF Chris McNeill (2023) reached in all but one plate appearance, and he caused some havoc on the basepaths in each those instances. Hitting out of the 2-hole for Chelsea, McNeill is your prototypical utility player/2-hole guy that can move runners, hit for average, and be the catalyst that all successful lineups need to generate runs. He did that in this game, allowing the hitters behind him a chance to drive home runs in the contest. Stat wise, McNeill went 1-2 with a double, two walks and he also swiped a bag. In his second at-bat, the sophomore outfielder showed a quick & simplified swing from the right and barreled a ball over the shortstop’s head and busted it out of the box to be able to reach 2nd for a double.

OF Chris McNeill (3/27/21)

 

 

Houston, TN (10) vs. 6A No. 10 Hueytown (0)

Saturday, March 27th @ Hoover Met Complex

+ LHP Miller Riggins (2021, Kennesaw State) set the tone on the mound for Houston in their five inning 10-0 mercy rule victory in their final game of the Hoover Bucs Classic. Listed at 6-3, 205 pounds, the Kennesaw State signee opened up firing a heavy dosage of 87-89 mph fastballs and overpowering opposing hitters in the process. He’s got a quick arm with intent to drive the fastball through the zone and by hitters. Mixed in a deceptive 80-82 mph slider thrown for strikes with minimal movement, but enough to miss barrels working off the fastball. The talented southpaw only faced trouble in the second inning due to two walks, but quickly locked back in to shut down the threat. From there, he was in cruise control, tossing five innings, allowing two hits, no runs, three walks, and punching out eight.

LHP Miller Riggins (3/27/21)

 

 

6A No. 2 Helena (12) vs. 7A Grissom (3)

Saturday, March 27th @ Hoover Met Complex

+ 3B Chris Lynam (2023) has opened up his sophomore year playing in a huge capacity for the Grissom Tigers. Hitting in the middle of the lineup, Lynam has been hitting for some impressive power as a sophomore, but his physical, sturdy 6-0, 220-pound frame would suggest it is no surprise. The ability to find the barrel consistently and drive the ball the pull side is something that has made his stock as a hitter continue to rise. During this contest, Lynam did all he could to contribute to the Tiger offense, recording two sharply hit singles to the pull side. The power-hitting corner infielder possesses some loose hands from the right side of the plate and incorporates a strong lower-half to create significant torque. A quickly rising sophomore that will be sure to make a big jump in the upcoming 2023 Rankings update.

3B Chris Lynam (3/27/21)

+ 2B/UTL Jordan Pearson (2021) has seen some significant playing time up the middle for a talented Helena squad that is off to a great start. Competing with other players at the same position who have signed/committed to college programs, Pearson made a difference both at the plate and up the middle during this contest. Pearson, who is listed at 5-9, 160 pounds, plays with some confidence and bounce to his game. Using an athletic skillset coupled with speed and range, Pearson has made multiple web gems defensively at 2nd, one being a full extension catch on a line drive last week, and also made a good catch on a line drive back up the middle in this game. Added a double and a walk to his name offensively and scored once.

2B Jordan Pearson (3/27/21)

+ C/SS Ty Sanderson (2023) is one of the top backstops in the sophomore class in Alabama, but he can also play at other positions with versatility that he brings to the table. A 6-0, 175-pound left-handed hitter, Sanderson has always been a constant in-game performer at every level. Slotted in the middle of the order on Saturday, Sanderson singled in his second at-bat to left field. With two strikes on him, the left-handed backstop adjusted well to an off-speed pitch down in the zone and flicked it over the shortstop’s head. It may not have been the flashiest base hit, but he has excellent hit ability and belted his first home run last week as well. Good defender behind the plate with ~ 2.0 pop times and solid flexibility.

C Ty Sanderson (3/27/21)

 

 

6A Chelsea (4) vs. Houston, TN (2)

Friday, March 26th @ Hoover Met Complex

+ OF Pierre Seals (2021) is regarded as the top uncommitted senior still left on the board, but it’s not for lack of interest. Seals has been a consistent performer during the summer/spring circuit and continued to show well here for Houston HS. At 5-11, 185, the right-handed hitter has strength throughout the frame and is highly athletic. Went 1-3 with a single and walk in this game, but one of the biggest swings of the day from Seal was during his 2nd at-bat, when he blistered a fastball over the plate and drove it to the gap, but was ultimately tracked down for a deep flyout. It’s a very professional, selective approach at the plate, as he never seems to get fooled and stays balanced while waiting for his pitch. He’s got some quick twitch in his actions and was a 6.86 runner at the PBR Future Games two summers ago.

OF Pierre Seals (3/26/21)

 


6A No. 2 Helena (5) vs. 6A No. 10 Hueytown (0)

Friday, March 26th @ Hoover Met Complex

+ 3B Mac Turner (2022, Southern Union CC) has been a player that we’ve seen a ton of over the past few years, and he continues to get better and better with each look. A former Future Gamer, Turner has made improvements to his 6-2, 190 pound frame and has benefited from added physicality and strength. Turner led the way offensively for the Huskies in their lone game of the day, as he blasted a home run and added a triple in his next at-bat. The junior creates excellent extension out front when he gets his pitch and drives it with authority. After the home run in his 1st at-bat, Turner displayed maturity by shooting an outside fastball down the right field line and legged it out for a triple. He continued to show why he is regarded as one of the top hitters in the ‘22 Alabama class.

3B Mac Turner (3/26/21)




Collierville, TN (3) vs. 6A Gardendale (2)

Friday, March 26th @ Hoover Met Complex

+ RHP Grayson Saunier (2022, Ole Miss) turned in arguably the best pitching performance on the mound on Friday. Saunier went the distance (7 innings) on 89 pitches, struck out 10, and only allowed four hits, two runs (zero earned) and yielded no walks. The 6-4, 190 pound right-handed hurler was in control from the first pitch. He worked in the upper 80’s early on, but settled into more 85-87 mph in the later innings with arm side run. The slider at 78-80 mph (2350 rpm) was what made him virtually un-hittable during this outing. He worked the pitch down in the zone to right-handed hitters, and showed feel to hit the back door against left-handed hitters. Seemed like hitters had trouble all game long picking it up, as it worked well off the fastball and possessed the same arm action and intent.

RHP Grayson Saunier (3/26/21)

 



6A Briarwood Christian (11) vs. 7A No. 9 Prattville (7)

Friday, March 26th @ Hoover Met Complex

+ 3B Travis Stauter (2022) turned in one of the better days offensively for the Lions, especially in Game 1 against Briarwood Christian. Standing at 6-2, 210 pounds with present strength throughout, Stauter showed excellent ability to hit for extra bases in multiple at-bats. Slotted in the 3-hole as a junior, the right-handed hitter scorched a fastball out over the plate in one of his at-bats to the pull side gap that one-hopped the wall. He showed some ability to move around the bases, as he reached 3rd base for a triple. In his next at-bat, Stauter displayed some quick hands by getting the head to a fastball on the inner-half and pulling it down the left field line for a double, but was caught trying to make it to 3rd on an errant throw from the outfield. It’s a simple setup at the plate and showed a very quick, explosive bat from the right side. 

3B Travis Stauter (3/26/21)

+ RHP Jono Stevens (2023) came on in relief for the Lions and probably didn’t have his best stuff in the short appearance, but flashed the electric arsenal we’ve heard about. Stevens, standing a medium 6-1, 170 pounds, worked 87-88 mph and ticked up to 89 mph once in the inning. Flashed a power slider with high spin (2450 rpm) down in the zone as his best secondary offering. Command was a bit of an issue as he worked 0.2 IP, H, R, 2 BB & a K. With continued refinement of mechanics, etc., Stevens has a chance to be a high-profile arm over the next few years.

RHP Jono Stevens (3/26/21)

+ CIF Wesley Helms (2021, Auburn) has been relied on for offensive production during his long career for the Lions, and he’s putting together a solid senior campaign in 2021. Hitting in the 3-hole, Helms recorded two hits, both singles, and drove in two runners while walking once. In his 1st at-bat, the Auburn signee fired off some quick hands as he drove a single through the left side for a RBI single. Helms has added some notable strength over the past year, which has continued to allow him to hit for power and average at the plate. 

CIF Wesley Helms (3/26/21)

 



6A Chelsea (12) vs. 7A Hoover (1) 5 Innings

Friday, March 26th @ Hoover HS

+ RHP Tyler Wilson (2023) was called on much earlier than he probably expected in relief, but the sophomore delivered some quality innings on the mound to keep his team in the game. Coming in the game to start the 3rd inning, Wilson pounded the zone early on at 84-85, 86 mph to the outer-half. His breaking ball seemed to be his go-to pitch in any count, as he poured in a steady diet of 72-73 mph benders consistently. Wilson ran lost command and worked himself into fastball counts and got hit around towards the back end of the appearance, but there’s a lot to like in terms of projection for the right-handed sophomore. Still a very slim 6-2, 165 pound frame. 

RHP Tyler Wilson (3/26/21)

+ RHP/3B Walter Ford (2023, Alabama) has recently seen his role on the mound change over the last few weeks, as he’s moved into a starter for the Buccaneer rotation. He was handed the ball here, and struggled to find the zone with the fastball. Still showed off that live arm, throwing 87-89, 91 mph (2550 rpm) fastballs with cut when to the arm side. Slider worked 80-81 mph (2600 rpm) with hard, late action mostly for strikes. Although the command was a bit uncharacteristically off today, Ford still has a huge ceiling as an arm and as a hitter.

RHP Walter Ford (3/26/21)




6A Briarwood Christian (14) vs. Collierville, TN (9)

Friday, March 26th @ Hoover Met Complex

+ C Tyler Waugh (2021, UAB) was a key contributor at the plate for the Lions in Game 2, driving in two runs on three hits and a walk hitting in the 3-hole. Arguably his best swing, however, came on the out that he recorded in the 4th. Standing at a durable 6-1, 190 pounds, Waugh stepped up and handled a perfectly-executed off-speed pitch down in the zone and drove it to deep center field that was run down for a fly out. The senior backstop, who also was the leading tackler for the Lions in football, possesses a smooth, polished swing from the right side and always seems to make solid contact in each look. Handles all pitchers behind the plate well with an efficient arm on throws to 2nd base. 

C Tyler Waugh (3/26/21)




7A Sparkman (4) vs. 7A No. 4 Oak Mountain (1)

Friday, March 26th @ Hoover Met Complex

+ RHP Patrick Moody (2022) finds himself back on the Weekly Scout Blog after making an appearance last week for his 7 inning shutout performance against Ardmore. Moody showed no signs of slowing down on Friday night, as he turned in another gem on the mound against a talented & deep Oak Mountain lineup. Pitching from a side arm slot, the right-handed hurler tossed bowling ball-like fastballs for the duration of his outing, reaching 81 mph in the process. It’s a heavy pitch with significant sink no matter what side of the plate it is thrown. Moody coupled that with a 73-74 mph slider with wipeout potential. He used it as an out-pitch, but threw it in any count. He commanded the tempo, worked quick, and pounded the zone with both pitches. He finished going 7 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 BB & 10 K’s.

RHP Patrick Moody (3/26/21)

+ 2B/3B Andrew Hunt (2022) was a steady provider of offensive production in both games for the Eagles on Friday. With a stout 5-11, 190 pound frame, Hunt banged balls to the pull side in multiple at-bats on the day. Just missed a home run in his 1st at-bat of Game 1, and settled for a double (clip below). Hunt, however, wasn’t done yet at the plate, as he stuck a pitch located down & in over the left fielder’s head for another double (clip below) in his 1st at-bat of Game 2. Stays short and connected throughout his swing and generates significant torque from a strong lower-half to hit for power in the middle of the order for the Eagles.

2B Andrew Hunt (3/26/21)

+ RHP Stephen Moraski (2022, Kaskaskia CC) went toe-to-toe with Moody for four innings on the mound for the Eagles. Moraski, who made a huge statement at this past summer’s Top Prospect Games, continued to trend upward with the arm in this start. Spotted up the fastball to all quadrants at 83-84 mph consistently. Poured in a heavy diet of 71-73 mph (2150 rpm) breaking balls with sharp command of the pitch. Mixed high fastball/low breaking ball combo efficiently. He was cruising into the 5th inning, but allowed three runs against the Senators and was pulled after that. Although he was credited with the loss, Moraski had only allowed two base runners through four innings. He finished striking out nine hitters in five innings of work.

RHP Stephen Moraski (3/26/21)

+ OF Jakob Lewis (2021, Southeast Missouri State) had the biggest swing of the night for either team offensively. Hitting at the top of the Senator order, Lewis delivered a two RBI triple into the pull side gap that gave his team the 2-0 lead in the 5th inning that proved to be the difference. With two outs and two strikes on him, Lewis spoiled a well-located breaking ball down in the zone and turned on the wheels to be able to reach 3rd base. Lewis is one of the best athletes in the ‘21 Alabama class with 6.40 (laser-timed) speed in the 60 YD. He’s been one of the top hitters in a talented Senator lineup in the first half of the season. Finished 1-3 with a triple, three RBI’s, a run scored and a walk.

OF Jakob Lewis (3/26/21)

 

 

7A No. 7 Bob Jones (5) vs. PBR Florida Power 25 No. 1 IMG Academy (10)

Wednesday, March 24th @ LakePoint

+ 3B/SS Slate Alford (2021, Mississippi State) is putting together a senior season to remember. Alford has been named a PBR Player of the Week every week except one and was named a PBR Alabama Athlete of the Month (Powered by Structure Brand) for February. Wednesday gave Alford a chance to prove himself versus the elite arms of IMG and in front of dozens of professional scouts in attendance. Alford did not disappoint in the least. Overall Alford was 3-4 on the day as he started the day off with a deep blast to left off the bat at 113 mph (Trackman). In his 2nd AB, Alford showed a mature approach as he got a fastball over the plate and smoked a rocket back up the middle. His 3rd AB saw him get a FB on the inner half at 91 mph and he showed no trouble handling velocity on the inner half by scorching a single by the 3rd baseman. Impressed that Alford doesn’t try to do too much and simply lets his physical frame take over in the swing. He showed a very disciplined approach and very rarely chased out of the zone.   

Slate Alford (3/24/21)

+ RHP Thomas Ballard (2021, UAB) had the task of facing an IMG offensive lineup that is definitely one of the most feared in the country as there is no easy out in the order from top to bottom. Ballard came out in the 1st inning and featured a quality breaking ball that created a ton of swing and miss. He was able to spin the breaking ball on the outer black and let the action take over and finish off the plate, which was tough for hitters to lay off. The pitch was consistently 71-72 and down in the zone as well. Coupled with a fastball that was 87-88 mph in the first (bumping 90 on the 2nd punchout of the 1st), Ballard seemed to really keep hitters guessing. Through his 4 innings of work, Ballard settled in at 85-86 mph but kept the shape on the quality breaking ball.

Thomas Ballard (3/24/21)

 

 

7A No. 6 Florence (2) vs. PBR Tennessee Power 25 No. 1 Baylor (4)

Wednesday, March 24 @ LakePoint

+ RHP Grant Taylor (2021, LSU) was tasked with facing a high-powered Baylor offense and he more than gave the Falcons what they needed on the mound. First, the frame has continued to mature and as he has added some strength to a an already sturdy frame. The senior worked quickly on the mound and attacked opposing hitters. Through his six inning stint, Taylor continued to make quality pitch after quality pitch and kept his velocity throughout the outing. The fastball was mostly 88-91 and bumped 92 a couple times, even registering 93 on the gun as well. The pitch had some late sink as well. Taylor also showed that power breaking he has proven to locate time and time again. Wednesday was no exception as the pitch stayed 75-76 mph with really late action. Both pitches looked identical out of the hand. Taylor did give up two long balls but also had 14 K and only 2 BB (against a very formidable opponent).  

Grant Taylor (3/24/21)

+ 3B Zeke Bishop (2021, South Alabama) didn’t disappoint as I was sitting next to a PBR LakePoint employee and said, “This guy can really hit” and the next pitch he saw he smashed down the left field line for a 2-run homer. No doubt that Bishop has major juice, but he also can handle pitches to all quadrants in the hitting zone. The home run was off of a breaking ball on the inner half that Bishop got the barrel to out in front. Bishop has a very physical lower half and doesn’t try to do too much as he simply lets the physicality take over in the swing. The HR came in his 2nd AB after just missing the barrel in the 1st with a deep fly to right field. In the AB after the HR, Bishop again got a ton of barrel as he lined a shot past the 3B.

Zeke Bishop (3/24/21)

 

 

6A No. 4 Oxford (16) vs. 4A No. 10 Deshler (2)

Monday, March 22nd @ Choccolocco Park

+ RHP Nick Hamlin (2021, Lawson State CC) has been one of the guys on the mound for a talented Oxford squad thus far, but this was my first look at him since the season began. Getting the start on Monday, Hamlin worked quickly and settled in nicely after the 1st inning. Worked anywhere from 83-86 mph to both sides of the plate against right-handed hitters. Tunneled that with a 79-81 mph changeup with the same arm action and intent as the fastball. Did flash a breaking ball that was a bit inconsistent, but used the changeup in late counts to get swings and misses. Only tossed three innings due to mercy rule and the game getting out of hand, but allowed three hits, two runs (zero unearned), a walk & punched out six hitters to earn the win.

RHP Nick Hamlin (3/22/21)

 

 

3A No. 10 Ohatchee (5) vs. Central-Clay County (4)

Monday, March 22nd @ Choccolocco Park

+ C Brent Honaker (2022) was probably one of my favorite players to watch on Monday. Playing catcher and hitting in the 3-hole for a Ohatchee team that has gotten off to a strong start, Honaker seemed to be the heart & soul of that team. Looks the part with physicality in the box at 6-2, 200 pounds, and got off some good swings from the left side yesterday. He may not have had much to show for in the box score, but Honaker has been hitting for power and average so far this year. Another thing that jumped out was how hard he plays the game. He was constantly backing up throws, hustling on & off the field, and blocking balls in the dirt while catching both games of a doubleheader. Seems to be the glue-guy for Ohatchee.

C Brent Honaker (3/22/21)

 

 

6A Calera (8) vs. 3A No. 10 Ohatchee (1)

Monday, March 22nd @ Choccolocco Park

+ SS Carter Sheehan (2023) caught our attention when he attended the Preseason All-State event this past January, running a 6.81 60 yard dash and flashing ability with the glove and bat. He continues to trend upward playing a huge role for the Calera Eagles in 2021. Hitting in the leadoff spot and playing shortstop, Sheehan stepped up to the plate to start things off in the 1st and jumped on the first pitch of the game and ripped it by the 3rd baseman. Some present twitch with solid athletic ability. Stole 2nd the next pitch, advanced on a throwing error on the same play, and scored on a ground out from 3rd base. Possesses quick feet and efficient routes to the ball up the middle defensively. A sophomore who is a follow for the next 2 ½ years.

SS Carter Sheehan (3/22/21)

 

 

6A Pell City (5) vs. 6A No. 8 Southside (3)

Monday, March 22nd @ Southside HS

+ OF Tait Nunnally (2023) is another sophomore who is playing with maturity and confidence beyond his years. Hitting in the 2-hole for Pell City, Nunnally came up huge in a clutch situation for the Panthers in an area game against No. 8 Southside. Down to their final strike trailing 2-1 with a runner on 3rd base, Nunnally shortened up and drove a single up the middle to tie things up in the 7th. Hits from a slightly-open stance with a toe-tap load and quick trigger for hands allows him to handle all pitches in the zone well. Just missed extra bases in a previous at-bat, smoking a ball to deep left field that got tracked down. Middle-opposite field approach with feel to hit for average and line drives.

OF Tait Nunnally (3/22/21)

+ RHP/UTL Jackson Sweatt (2021, Southern Union CC) has played a big role in recent years for 6A Pell City, and he continues to elevate his game as a two-way player during his senior year. Got the start on the mound against a deep lineup for No. 8 Southside and twirled 8 ⅓ innings while only allowing three runs and punched out 10 hitters. Seems to have added strength to his previous 6-2, 190 frame. Worked 80-84 mph in this outing and really had his slider working at 71-73 mph with late, true slider action. Tough for hitters to pick as they were constantly swinging over the top of it. Showed the ability to throw in any count all night. Hitting in the leadoff spot offensively, Sweatt also drove an outside fastball over the right fielder’s head in the 9th inning that was one of the bigger hits of the game. 

Jackson Sweatt Pitching (3/22/21)
Jackson Sweatt Hitting (3/22/21)

+ 3B Nick Wilson (2022) is a player that we have yet to see up until last night, but has gotten off to a great start at the plate for Pell City. After being recently named a PBR Alabama Player of the Week in February, Wilson got off some good swings and made solid contact in most of his at-bats last night. Hitting in the 5-spot, Wilson lined out to center field in his 1st at-bat, which was hit on the screws. His biggest swing came in the 9th inning with his team tied, as he drove an outside fastball back up the middle to drive home two runs that would prove to be the game-winning runs in a big area game. Balanced setup that takes aggressive hacks and has hit for extra bases this year. Impressive showing from the junior in our first look. 

3B Nick Wilson (3/22/21)

+ SS Jacob Little (2021, Southern Union CC) has been one of our favorite hitters over the past couple of years that many people may not have known about. Little may not jump out in terms of physicality, but what he lacks there, he makes up with his ability to hit for average and some occasional power. Possesses a smooth, connected stroke with a leg kick from the left side and doesn’t have much swing and miss. Hammered a first pitch fastball in one at-bat last night and drove it deep to the pull side for a stand-up triple. Just finds a way to reach base. Also tossed eight innings on the mound, but plays a clean shortstop defensively when he’s not pitching. Recently named a Structure Brand & PBR Alabama Athlete of the Month for February.

SS Jacob Little (3/22/21)

 


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