Day Two Notebook – 2017 Under Armour All-America Pre-Season Tournament
On Sunday at the Under Armour All-America Pre-Season Tournament, the schedule was the reverse of Saturday’s itinerary. The twelve teams that played one game and worked out yesterday played two on Sunday, while the other twelve teams played their final game and went through their defensive, offensive and athletic workouts.
Notebook — Pitchers
- Talented 2-way player Joseph Ammirato (Northern California Team) from San Jose, CA was solid on the mound, topping at 87 mph with six strike outs. He also went 3-for-5 with two doubles and a walk at the plate.
- Tyson Banks (Lone Star Team) is another 2-way performer who was solid on both sides of the ball. He was up to 86 mph on the mound with seven Ks while going 2-for-3 with a walk as a hitter.
- The athletic Kaden Dydalewicz (North Texas Team) showed good 2-way potential over the course of the weekend. On Sunday he showed one of the breaking balls of the day along with an effective mid-80s fastball.
- Big LHP Benjamin Huber (American Team) took his 6’3”/220 pound frame to the mound on Sunday. He had a solid outing allowing only one hit and striking out six.
- Emilio Lovato (Southwest Team) is a talented athlete with a solid 6’2”, 180 pound build who plays OF and pitches. He had a big day on Sunday striking out 10 on the mound and smoking an RBI double into the LCF gap at the plate.
- Following the trend of 2-way players who shined on Sunday, Robby Martin (Florida Team) struck out 6 as a RHP and was on base four times with a hard single the other way and three walks as a hitter.
- 2019 grad Rhett Maynard (North Texas) SS/RHP had a good all around day going 2-for-3 at the plate and jumping on the mound to strike out 10 in his outing.
- Another pitcher to join the double-digit strikeout club was Pierson Ohl (National Team). A SS/RHP he punched out 10 in his outing on the mound that featured a mid-80s fastball, curve and change.
- Hailing from Sioux Falls, SD, Gustaf Radel (North Team) was one of the top power arms at the event. The RHP threw four quality pitches – FB/CB/SL/CH and was up to 91 mph.
- Dallas Baptist commit Kyle Rich (Texas Team) was up to 88 mph with his FB, and showed a feel for his curveball and change. He allowed no hits and struck out six during his quality outing.
- Carter Rustad (USA Team) from Honolulu, HI also had an impressive outing on the mound. He was in control on the mound – throwing three pitches for strikes with a fastball up to 85 mph.
- Joey Rock (American Team), a 6’4”/200 pound LHP showed an effortless 80-84 mph fastball with a good slurve and change. He had 10K’s including five in a row at one point.
- One of the toughest pitchers to square up was LHP Matt Turner (Florida Team). Long and lean with a ¾ arm slot, the LHP had an excellent outing, touching 87 mph with his fastball and posting seven K’s.
- Chase Wilkerson (Southeast Team) is a high level 2-way player and Florida State commit who had a very good weekend. On the mound on Sunday, he was up to 88 mph with command of three pitches, showing balance and rhythm while striking out seven.
- OF/LHP and East Carolina commit Stephen Wilmer (East) was outstanding on the mound on Sunday showing three quality pitches. He came out striking out the first four hitters he faced and had eight K’s total. He also went 2-for-4 with two walks at the plate for the event.
Notebook — Players
- 2019 OF/RHP Dillon Carter (Lone Star Team) completed a very good weekend going 2-for-3 with a walk on Sunday. On the mound he showed his athleticism by pounding the strike zone with three pitches and striking out eight.
- Fellow 2019 and University of Texas commit Brenden Dixon (Lone Star Team) went 2-for-4 with a triple, double and walk. He has a loose, easy RH stroke and the ball comes off his bat with authority.
- Kade Garmany (South Team), a 2019 from Sarepta, LA continued to show his mature approach at the plate on Sunday with three hits and a walk on the day, while adding a stolen base. For the weekend, he was on base 5-of-7 times.
- Illinois native Ryan Hampe (Northern California Team) seemed to be comfortable with his west coast teammates, having a huge day on Sunday. The catcher went 3-for-4 with three doubles – two to the opposite field gap and one to the LF wall.
- The solidly-built Garrison Harless (Georgia) swung the bat very well on Sunday. His hard hit opposite field double was part of his 3-for-4 day that included a walk.
- Andrew Keck (Midwest) is an impressive athlete behind the plate with a 6’3”/200 pound frame and a 6.95 time in the 60. He threw a 1.95 to 2B in the workout and was on base 5-of-6 times.
- University of Tennessee commit Paul Komistek (Southeast Team) had a huge day on Sunday. The 2018 third baseman was 2-for-4 with an inside-the-park HR and a triple, driving in five runs.
- The imposing 6’5”/220 1B/RHP Jake McKenna (Golden State Team) went 2-2 on Sunday and finished 3-for-4 with two walks for the tournament. His only out was a hard hit ball to deep RF.
- JT Mounce (Central Team), a 2019 from Cypress, TX, had a single and an RBI double in game play on Sunday. He ran a 6.73 in the 60 during the workout and was awarded the Easton Baseball Elite Gloveman Award for his outfield defense.
- 2018 outfielder Justin Scotto (Northeast Team) also had a good day on Sunday, going 2-for-3 with a double and two walks. He finished the tournament 4-for-5 and was on base in 6 of his 7 plate appearances over the weekend.
- Sterling Spurling (Desert), a 2017 infielder from Colfax, CA ,seemed to have a quality at bat each time he went to the plate over the weekend. He finished the tournament 4-for-6 including a 2-for-2 Sunday with a double, RBI and stolen base.
- Hailing from Snohomish, WA, 2019 grad Derek Trobough (Northwest Team) had a good all-around showing on Sunday. He drove a double to the opposite field that plated two runs and pitched two effective innings with four Ks.
- Another projectable 2019 grad, the 6’3” Drew Wiegman (Midwest Team) finished up an excellent event on Sunday. He was impressive in the workout and continued to get on base in the games. He was on base in 4-of-6 at bats and stole five bases over the course of the weekend.
- Basiel Williams (East Team), an extremely athletic outfielder from Louisiana, brought some excitement to the game in the main stadium with an inside-the-park HR. During his workout he ran a 6.68, broad jumped 9’10”, and had an excellent batting practice.
- UAAAPS veteran Treet Williams (Texas Team) did what he usually does – he found the barrel consistently. He finished the event going 3-for-his-last-4, using the whole field well, and he also threw a 1.96 to 2B in the workout.