Prep Baseball Report

Mid-Summer Classic Day 2 Roundup

ESS 2016

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By Jerry Shank
Maryland Scouting Director

In day 2 action of the Mid-Summer Classic…

Stars Blue 4, York Young Revolution 3
Scott Morgan's two out RBI triple in the bottom of the fifth inning gave Stars Baseball a 4-3 lead after York tied the game up with a three run top half. Dillon Coopperider led Stars going 2-for-2 and reached base in all three at-bats. Nick Miller led York going 2-for-2 while Payton Reider had a double and three RBI.

Boonsboro Bombers 7 Blue Chips 2017 6
Dalton Shank went 2-for-3 and scored the game winning run in a game decided by late inning drama. Zach Holder (2-for-2) reach base in all of his three at-bats and had two RBI including the walk off RBI double. Robbie Palmeri led Blue Chips going 2-for-3 with an RBI and two stolen bases.

Bigbie’s Black Sox 8, Maryland Legends Red 1
The Black Sox took advantage of a seven run first inning to jump out to an early lead that they would not relinquish. Mark Connor went 2-for-3 on the day to lead the Black Sox. Jacob Timchula paced Legends Red going 1-for-3.

Boonsboro Bombers 5, Blue Chips 2019 3
Zach Crampton’s key two-RBI was the difference as the Bombers win the game 5-3. Crampton also got the save on the mound pitching two scoreless innings in relief. Bryant Shives pitched four innings in relief to get the win. Tyler Leach reached base in all three of his at bats while scoring two of the teams three runs.

API 17u 7, Blue Chips 2017 7
Blue Chips 2017 storm back from a 5-2 deficit with five runs in the top of the seventh to take a 7-5 lead only to see API score two in the bottom half to end the game in a 7-7 tie due to the tournament time limit. Adam Overcash went 2-for-3 for Blue Chips while Hunter Spalt had three RBI with a seventh inning bases clearing double. Justin Caesar led API going 2-for-4 with four RBI. Eric Rottmann also had two hits for API.

Stars Baseball 17u Blue 16, Blue Chips 2018 3
Scott Morgan led the Stars with a three-run homer and four RBI’s total while Jaran Davis went 2-for-3 with an RBI and two stolen bases to pace Stars to the victory. Cam Taylor pitched three scoreless innings facing one over the minimum on the mound. Jake Spurlock went 2-for-3 and scored two runs and Tyler Blitz went 2-for-3 with an RBI to lead Blue Chips 2018.

Maryland Legends Black 4, API 17u 3
Gage Walklett went 2-for-3 with two RBI to lead Legends Black while Tyler Disbrow pitched the 1.1 innings of relief to save the victory. Brady Stamper had six strikeouts for Legends Black on the mound in 5.2 innings of work. Fernando Valenzuela went 1-for-2 with a triple and two RBI for API.

Bigbie’s Black Sox 7, Blue Chips 2019 2
Alex Saathoff went 2-for-3 for the Black Sox to lead to the victory. Rosebrock, Price, and Revenolt also had two hits each to pace the Black Sox. Colton Knoble and Grant Duemmel each had hits for Blue Chips 2019.

Scout Notes
Newly available (Delaware decommit) 2017 Brady Stamper pitched 84-86 over five innings and topped out at 87 on the mound for Maryland Legends Black. The 6-foot-5, 205-pound righty has a durable frame with a sound arm action and quick arm speed and looks to have more in the tank…Robbie Palmeri had an impressive day for Blue Chips 2017 making loud contact the majority of the day and showing an aggressive approach at the plate from the right side. He had two hits in BC 2017’s first game and hit the ball hard at people in their second game…2019 Justin Caesar is a fun player to watch in the field and at the plate for API 17u. The young middle infielder is only 5-foor-3 but gets his money’s worth at the plate and has continued to get better and more confident from the shortstop position with arm strength across the diamond. He even stepped on the mound and got up to 84 mainly pitching 80-82…2017 Jordan Geber was 82-84 on the mound and continued to get stronger in his start against Blue Chips 2017. His breaking ball showed short action early and got more depth as the game progressed up to 72 mph…Brennan Maher pitched 78-81 on the mound for Blue Chips 2017 and topped out at 82 on the mound from the left side. He showed tight rotation on his 67 mph breaking ball with hard 1/7 action…Jake Deibert got up to 85 in his first inning of work on the mound for York Young Revolution with a big 72 mph breaking ball. He had a longer arm action and pitched 80-82 the rest of his appearance…Liam McDonnell (James Madison) was up to 78 mph on the mound from the left side for Stars 17u White and showed good feel for a 67 mph breaking ball that had tight rotation and nice 1/7 action and was especially tough on left-handed hitters…Jaran Davis played solid defensively at the short stop position for Stars 17u Blue while also showing consistent 4.1 speed on home-to-first…Dalton Shank showed his switch-pitching ability on the mound for Boonsboro, getting up to 71 mph from both sides…Blue Chips INF/RHP Beck Way made a quick appearance on the mound getting up to 86 on the mound in his relief appearance...Scott Morgan (George Mason commit) showed his quick bat at the plate with pull side pop in both games on the day...Zachary Crampton is an interesting 2019 showing some arm strength on the mound and a projectable frame pitching 76-79 mph...Bryant Shives played solid defense again this day in the field and one to keep any eye on as he adds to his frame...2017 Gage Walklett played solid defense and showed a short swing with some bat speed at the plate squaring up the ball well.