By: Trey Daly
It was the final day of scrimmages before the 2020 North Carolina High School season gets underway next week. Today, I decided to head down to Kernersville to check out three teams at Glenn High School. Find out more about the three quality programs below:
Glenn High School:
Garrett Horn: The (2021 Liberty Commit) The Southpaw was impressive on the day. He sat 86-89 and touched 90 early in the contest. Horn also showed a sweeping 74-77 mph breaking ball for strikes. One of the most impressive things about Garrett was the command of his pitches. He faced nine batters total in his three innings of work, sending eight of them back to the dugout via punch out.
Michael Carico: (2020 Davidson Signee) catches for the Bobcats club. He does a great job behind the dish of controlling the game. There is no question on who’s in charge of the 2020 club with Carico back there. Carico in the box shows bat speed with strength from the left side, he has the tendency to wrap around the baseball at times driving balls into the 3-4 hole. Carico is a good looking athlete who’s going to have success at the next level for the Davidson Wildcats.
Duncan Howard: (2020 Presbyterian Signee) would not pitch on the afternoon. He threw in their previous scrimmage and Coach Walker was trying to create more depth today. Duncan is a strike throwing machine, who will pound the zone and sit anywhere from 84-86 with his fastball.
Hayden Ridenhour: (2020 Queens Signee) plays shortstop for the Bobcats. On the diamond he shows a good arm with carry on the baseball. Hayden would also pitch today, on the bump he was 82-84 with his fastball and showed a 67 mph breaking pitch.
Tanner Bray: (2020 Anderson Signee) plays second base for the Bobcats. Bray is a hitter! In the box, the physical Bray stands in the right side and shows strength in the swing. Bray hits in the middle of the order for the 2020 Bobcats.
Peyton Horn: (2023, Uncommitted) is a name to keep an eye on for the future. Yes, the last name looks familiar. He is the younger brother of Garrett Horn. Horn would play third base on this Saturday afternoon.
Michael Gracer: (2021, Uncommitted) would start on the mound on the afternoon. He showed a good arsenal of pitches . His fastball would reach up to 83 mph while showing a 73 mph curveball. Gracer pounded the zone on the afternoon and gave his club a chance.
Cole Plecther: (2020, Fayetteville Tech Signee) roams centerfield for the Trojans club. Cole is a high motor guy who leaves it all on the diamond for the Trojans. Pletcher in the box shows a short, compact swing. Athletic kid, who plays the game the right way.
Mason Murdock: (2022, Uncommitted) looks the part! On the mound the Sophomore stands 6’4 and weighs 200 pounds. The right hander’s fastball would reach 83 mph on the afternoon.
Jacob Froggin: (2020, Barton Signee) anchors down first base for the NW Cabarrus club. The future Bulldog hits in the middle of the order and shows raw ability to drive balls into the gaps for extra bases.
Terry Kaler: (2023, Uncommitted) here is a name to remember for the future. Kaler is going to be a good one! The Southpaw is already 6’2 and shows a loose and easy arm action for the Trojans. Once you add strength and weight on this frame, watch out!
High Point Christian Academy:
Drake Carrick: (2020, Uncommitted) it all starts with Mr. Carrick at the top of the order. Carrick is a good looking player who hits from the left side. I’m excited to see where Carrick ends up playing college baseball at. He’s a guy to see and a spark plug for the Cougars.
Carter Bass: (2021, Uncommitted) Bass plays in the middle of the diamond for the Cougars. He shows good actions with arm strength in the infield. In the box, Carter hits from the right side and showed the ability to hit balls into the gap. Bass, also shows good rhythm and plate discipline. One of the most impressive things about Bass was his knowledge of the game. He’s a true student and a guy I sure would want in my dugout at the next level.
Carson Yates: (2020, Gardner Webb Signee) The right handed hitter would get a couple of hits on the afternoon for the Cougars. At the plate, Yates starts out with a slightly opened stance that works back to even once the pitch is thrown.
Avery Greeson: (2020, Greensboro College Signee) was fun to watch compete on the mound today! He was in total control and has a mound presence that you could tell he wanted the ball. He stayed in the strike zone all afternoon long with multiple pitches. His fastball was up to 83 mph and showed a 12/6 66 mph breaking pitch to go with a 70 mph change up. Greeson will give the Cougars a chance this Spring with him on the bump.
Landon Johnson: (2023, Uncommitted) The 6’7 right handed pitcher, Yes 6’7, you read that right, will be fun to watch as he continues to develop. He works straight downhill showing off easy arm action. Can’t wait to see what the future holds for Mr. Johnson.