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Utah Preseason All-State: Blast Leaderboards


Jeff Scholzen
Utah Scouting Director

Blast motion HITTING LEADERS

The Preseason All-State event was held March 6th at state powerhouse Desert Hills HS, one of the better facilities not just in Utah, but the Four Corners. Today, we check out the leaders from the BP session recorded with Blast Motion. Be sure to check out our other coverage of this event. Enjoy!

Max Hand Speed

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (max)
1 Cole Kershaw UT Jordan 2023 1B 28.2 mph
2 Cooper Hansen UT Riverton 2024 LHP 27.0 mph
3 Grant Scholzen UT Hurricane 2023 SS 26.9 mph
4 Dax Watts UT American Fork 2024 1B 26.3 mph
5 Crew McChesney UT Lone Peak 2023 OF 25.7 mph
^ Samuel Johanson UT Hurricane 2023 OF 25.7 mph
6 Corbin Gull UT Salem Hills 2024 RHP 24.7 mph
7 Easton Hicks UT Riverton 2024 OF 24.6 mph
^ Ryder Robinson UT American Fork 2023 SS 24.6 mph
8 Jordan Jones UT Mountain Crest 2024 1B 24.5 mph
9 Andrew Lombana UT Juan Diego Catholic 2024 LHP 24.4 mph
10 Jackson Yamashita UT Clearfield 2022 2B 24.2 mph

AVG Hand Speed

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Cole Kershaw UT Jordan 2023 1B 26.2 mph
2 Cooper Hansen UT Riverton 2024 LHP 25.1 mph
3 Dax Watts UT American Fork 2024 1B 24.5 mph
^ Crew McChesney UT Lone Peak 2023 OF 24.5 mph
4 Grant Scholzen UT Hurricane 2023 SS 23.5 mph
5 Jordan Jones UT Mountain Crest 2024 1B 23.3 mph
6 Ryder Robinson UT American Fork 2023 SS 23.2 mph
7 Corbin Gull UT Salem Hills 2024 RHP 23.1 mph
8 Samuel Johanson UT Hurricane 2023 OF 23.1 mph
9 Chris Billings UT Lone Peak 2022 LHP 23.0 mph
10 Tyler Ball UT Skyridge 2023 RHP 23.0 mph

Max Bat Speed

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (max)
1 Cole Kershaw UT Jordan 2023 1B 82.0 mph
2 Dax Watts UT American Fork 2024 1B 80.8 mph
3 Crew McChesney UT Lone Peak 2023 OF 79.9 mph
4 Luke (LT) Taylor UT Olympus 2024 C 79.8 mph
5 Samuel Johanson UT Hurricane 2023 OF 79.5 mph
6 Davis Andrews UT American Fork 2024 SS 77.5 mph
7 Jordan Jones UT Mountain Crest 2024 1B 77.4 mph
8 Tyler Ball UT Skyridge 2023 RHP 77.3 mph
^ Cooper Hansen UT Riverton 2024 LHP 77.3 mph
^ Josh Heaton UT Lone Peak 2023 LHP 77.3 mph
9 Grant Scholzen UT Hurricane 2023 SS 76.9 mph
10 Zach Carlson UT Juan Diego Catholic 2024 OF 75.8 mph
^ Petey Soto Jr. UT Crimson Cliffs 2023 SS 75.8 mph

AVG Bat Speed

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (avg)
1 Cole Kershaw UT Jordan 2023 1B 79.9 mph
2 Dax Watts UT American Fork 2024 1B 77.6 mph
3 Luke (LT) Taylor UT Olympus 2024 C 76.9 mph
4 Samuel Johanson UT Hurricane 2023 OF 76.2 mph
5 Davis Andrews UT American Fork 2024 SS 75.0 mph
6 Crew McChesney UT Lone Peak 2023 OF 74.2 mph
7 Tyler Ball UT Skyridge 2023 RHP 74.0 mph
8 Cooper Hansen UT Riverton 2024 LHP 73.4 mph
9 Andrew Wilson UT Desert Hills 2025 C 72.6 mph
10 Josh Heaton UT Lone Peak 2023 LHP 72.4 mph

Max Rotational Acceleration

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (max)
1 Easton Hicks UT Riverton 2024 OF 30.0 g
^ Cole Kershaw UT Jordan 2023 1B 30.0 g
2 Chris Billings UT Lone Peak 2022 LHP 26.5 g
3 Tualau Wolfgramm UT Pleasant Grove 2024 C 22.6 g
4 Cole DeCastro UT Desert Hills 2023 SS 22.4 g
5 Corbin Gull UT Salem Hills 2024 RHP 22.3 g
6 Josh Heaton UT Lone Peak 2023 LHP 22.1 g
7 Tyler Ball UT Skyridge 2023 RHP 21.9 g
8 Cade Nalder UT Jordan 2023 C 21.3 g
9 Jake Lindsay UT Weber 2022 SS 21.2 g
10 Cole Watterson UT Sky View 2022 OF 21.0 g

AVG Rotational Acceleration

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Easton Hicks UT Riverton 2024 OF 26.1 g
2 Cole Kershaw UT Jordan 2023 1B 24.9 g
3 Chris Billings UT Lone Peak 2022 LHP 21.5 g
4 Tualau Wolfgramm UT Pleasant Grove 2024 C 19.7 g
5 Josh Heaton UT Lone Peak 2023 LHP 19.1 g
6 Corbin Gull UT Salem Hills 2024 RHP 18.6 g
7 Cole DeCastro UT Desert Hills 2023 SS 18.4 g
8 Cade Nalder UT Jordan 2023 C 18.0 g
9 Ryker Schow UT Pleasant Grove 2023 OF 17.8 g
10 Andrew Wilson UT Desert Hills 2025 C 17.3 g

On Plane Efficiency

Rank Name State School Class Pos On Plane Eff (avg)
1 Dax Watts UT American Fork 2024 1B 91 %
2 Petey Soto Jr. UT Crimson Cliffs 2023 SS 88 %
3 Austin Ellis UT Mountain Ridge 2024 C 87 %
4 Cooper Cluff UT Desert Hills 2024 OF 85 %
5 Ryker Schow UT Pleasant Grove 2023 OF 84 %
6 Austin Park UT Juab 2025 SS 83 %
7 Tualau Wolfgramm UT Pleasant Grove 2024 C 79 %
8 Grant Scholzen UT Hurricane 2023 SS 78 %
9 Cole DeCastro UT Desert Hills 2023 SS 77 %
10 Ethan Johnson UT Cedar Valley 2024 C 77 %

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