Impact Tournament Saturday Recap (Fayetteville Tech)September 13, 2020
Impact Tournament Sunday Recap (Fayetteville Tech)September 14, 2020
Exciting day of Impact Baseball in the triad region, check out the game blogs below..
Field: Grace Christian
Game 1: Dirtbags 15U Prospects vs Rawlings Prospects 2024
Miller Young (2024 Durham Jordan High School LHP)
Miller has a 3/4 delivery, hides the ball well. Cross body motion is very effective. Filled the zone, very tough of both lefty and righties. Once he starts to add strength and velocities, he has the chance to be really good.
Jack Carela (2024 No High School Provided, 3B)
Carlea is a really interesting player. Big and athletic for his age. Short lefty swing and took aggressive swings. Plays good defense and has a plus arm for his age. Power tool is present as well. Definitely someone to keep an eye on in the future.
Game 2: Dirtbags 15U Futures vs Atlantic Coast Cobras
Sterling Haynes (2024 TC Roberson High School Infielder)
Athletic kid with an aggressive approach at the plate. Plus defender for his age was really aggressive defensively picking his hops and making throws on the run.
Ayden Sumner (2024 East Henderson High School OF)
Tall athletic frame. Appears to have good speed and has a good arm. Patient approach at the plate and waits for his pitch. Gets his best swings off when he gets his pitch. Has room to get stronger and fill out his frame. Another guy to watch out for in the future.
Game 3: Dirtbags 16U Headliners vs Dirtbags 15U Future
Luke Smith (2023 Northwood High School Catcher)
Really exciting player to watch. Very toolsy. Tripled to right center and showed + game speed. + arm behind the plate as well as a frame to add good weight and strength. Once he fills out he could be a top prospect in the area.
Wells Hutson (2023 Rocky Mount Academy Infielder)
Plus defender. Great footwork to compliment a good arm. All you want in a good SS. Had good at bats as well. Very exciting player to watch in the future.
Field: Oak Ridge Academy
Game 1: Dirtbags Chin Music vs Power Baseball
Perry Hargett (2024, Metrolina Christian RHP/INF)
Good compact swing. Had 2 hits today. 2 scoreless innings in the mound up to 81. Great athlete. Gonna be a stud
Landon Polk (2024, Metrolina Christian RHP, INF)
78-80. Pounded the zone all day. Worked 2 pitches well!
Game 2: South Charlotte Braves vs Dirtbags Platinum VA
Luke McGrath (No Information Provided)
2 hits today. fluid Left handed swing and hunts fastballs well.
Ike Schimbly (No Information Provided)
Had one hit but hit balls hard all day! Great swing!
Game 3: Dirtbags Punch Out vs 16U Headliners
Luke Stephenson (2023 Wake Forest High School Catcher/RHP)
RHP pitched 3 innings up to 82. Dominated both sides of the plate first two innings.
Michael Griffin (2023 Apex Friendship RHP)
RHP 75-78 with a hard downhill plane. Worked out of trouble in his relief inning. Handled adversity well.
Game 4: Dirtbags Punch Out vs Rawlings Prospects 2023
Nathan Teague (2023 Southern Alamance RHP)
Teague sat between 82-85 all day. 3 and 2/3 of good baseball pitched. Worked out of trouble well and worked inside to hitters well. Flashed a decent breaking ball.
Chase Moore (2023, Southern Alamance OF)
Moore hit 2 doubles that almost went out. Attacked fastball in hitters counts
Game 5: East Coast Clippers 2021 vs Nados
Blake Hanly (2021 Heritage High School)
LHP pitched 3 innings. Struck out 6 and gave up one hit. Dominated at 80-82. Very heavy ball for a lefty
Hinson Wilson (No Information provided)
Pure hitter. Got pitched around the first at bat, and hit a laser homer to center his second at bat. Hit the ball hard all day!
Field: High Point Rockers
Game 1: Purpose Driven vs Dirtbags 15u Prospects
Gabe Adams (2024 North Johnston HS RHP) and Caden Hooray (2024 West Johnston HS RHP) both had good outings today on the mound for Purpose Driven. Adams was rhythmic, and used his length to sustain his fastball in the low to mid 70’s for strikes, and commanded his FB and changeup well. Hooray’s bread and butter was his breaking ball, which he used in different counts effectively.
Thomas Frazer (2024 Lee County HS RHP) was a bright spot as well in the 8am game today, mixing three pitches between two different slots and worked quick to keep Purpose Driven at bay. Offensively, Nick Worrell (2024, Wilson Hunt) had a productive day at the plate, and drove in three runs for the Dirtbags.
Game 2: Nados vs Next Level Baseball
Uncommitted Luke Tucker (2021 Walkertown HS) was solid at the plate for the Nados. Stayed on fastballs that were running away from him well. Tucker also threw two base runners out, and showed a pop time between 2.02 and 2.11.
Max Mull (2021 North Buncombe HS) showed some maturity in his delivery from a lower slot. Had nasty armside run and sink on his FB, and a sweeping slider that was not often touched by any hitters he faced. Kamden Lance (2021 AC Reynolds HS RHP) passed the eye test with his physicality, and barreled up everything he saw. Swing showed intent to do damage every time.
Game 3: East Coast Clippers vs Lexington Baseball Club
Jack Benedict (2021 River Bluff HS) pounded the zone with a fastball up to 85. Flipped in breaking balls for strikes between 68-71 to freeze hitters. Loose arm action, with a quick bottom half to generate power. Young Beau Hollins (2024 River Bluff HS) is a physical presence for a younger player. Was not phased by power fastballs, and was able to drive in a run today with a deep sac fly. Todd Hudson (2022 River Bluff HS) came in relief of Benedict. Used his length to his advantage and provided deception with a late release.
The Clippers ran out a pair of left handed arms that filled up the zone well. Cole Schiff (2021 Leesville Road HS LHP) (UNC-Asheville Commit) was filling up the zone with a mix of his fastball and curveball. Fastball had life, and sat 85-86 with a top velo of 88. 2021 Blake Hanly (2021, Heritage HS) was tricky to hit today, as he was able to hide the ball well through his delivery. Showed good movement on his fastball which was in the 82-83 range.
Game 1: Dirtbags 15u Select vs Dirtbags 14U Black
Cayden Barnard (2024 Southern Alamance HS LHP)
Had a good feel for a big breaking ball and command of fastballs on both sides of the plate. Lived 70-71 T72. There is potential in this young arm for sure.
Connor Berry (2024 West Forsyth HS INF)
Big psychical young player. Above average arm from 3B with good hands. Has a big balanced left handed swing with some potential pull side pop.
CJ Gray (2025, INF)
Great defensive actions at SS making all the plays. Balanced approach at the plat that resulted in a two hit game for Gray. This will be a guy to watch as he gets older.
Joshua Smith (2025, OF)
Has a great first step in left field tracking down a ton of fly balls. Has a short swing with a good strong build physical build.
Game 2: Dirtbags 14U Gold vs Dirtbags Black 13U
David Patusic (2026, INF)
Big athletic kid. Played a solid third base with soft hands and a good throwing arm. This will a player to watch as he gets older for sure.
Joseph Gue (2025, Catcher)
Showed good actions behind the plate all game. Had a good feel for blocking and had a good throwing arm. Balanced simple approach at the plate.
Amos Rich (2026 RHP/OF)
Athletic build with room to grow. Had nice feel for pitching living 70-72 and mixing a breaking ball for command. Rich also had two hit at the plate with a compact powerful swing.
Cam Sharp (2026, OF)
Big strong kid that can flat out hit. Takes good swings and does not get cheated. Got 3 hits in the game. This kid will be one to watch in the future.
Game 3: Dirtbags 14u Black vs Dirtbags 14U Gold
Cooper Gandossy (2026, LHP)
70-72 with a good CB. Throw a ton of strikes and held runner well. Stayed balanced and understood how to push to the plate with his lower half.
Ian Williams (2025, LHP)
Had nice feel for pitching, living 70-72 and mixing in a sweeping slider for command. A true swing and miss pitch.Williams also looked very comfortable on the mound not letting baserunners phase him.
David Patusic (2026, RHP)
Big athletic kid. Pitched 65-68 with a slider. This will a player to watch as he gets older for sure as he stood out all day on the field.
CJ Wallace (2025, C)
Tall athletic build with room to grow. Could fill out to be a elite catcher as he gets older. Had a nice feel to block and receive pitches with a accurate throwing arm.
Game 4: Legacy 15U vs Purpose Driven 14U
Paul Solari (2023 Nation Ford HS RHP)
Athletic build with room to grow. Had nice feel for pitching living 74-76 and mixing a slider with command. Really stays on his back side well driving through the plate.
Bradyn Deaton (2024 Nation Ford HS INF)
Deacon really played lights out at short stop in this game. He sees the ball in his glove and moves around with good feet. If the bat comes around like his defense, he’s going to be a good player.
Kaden Morris (2024 Cleveland HS RF)
This big and tall player with a ton of room to fill in. Morris barreled the ball up every at bat this game. Has a gap to gap approach keeping his hands inside the ball nicely.
Braden Sanders (2024 West Johnson HS Catcher)
Really moves well behind the plate with a good throwing arm. Sanders take a under control but aggressive swing. Some potential pop here for sure.
Game 5: LBC Owls 17U vs Next Level 17U
Ethan Plyer (East Tenn State Commit) (2021 River Bluff HS INF)
Complete player here for LBC. Plays smooth defense at 2B, with a game changing bat. Plyer hit two triples in this game to deep right field showing some big time oppo pop.
Ethan Lebron (2021 River Bluff HS LHP)
This uncommitted player is going to be a steal for someone. He was up to 82 today with life. Had a great feel for a CH and a sweeping swing and misses SL.
Blake Stolesburry (2021 AC Reynolds HS RHP)
Athletic build with room to grow. This guy really competes on the mound. Had nice feel for pitching living 76-80 and mixing a hard slider with command. Really stays on his back side well exploding towards his target. I could see this guy throwing harder in the future.
Eli Landing (2021 North Buncombe HS 1B/RHP)
This is a strong kid, thats hits the ball hard… He really attacks fastballs and doesn’t miss when he gets them. He also throw late in the game and was up to 80. Mixed up fastballs on both sides of the plate.