May 10-11: 2A No. 1 Carroll-Flora vs Taylor; Jennings County vs. Columbus East

Indiana Scouting Staff

Carroll-Flora vs Taylor 5/10/22
By Cooper Trinkle

Will Eldridge, RHP, Carroll Jr./Sr. HS, 2022
Eldridge, a 6-foot-4, 190 pound Indiana Wesleyan recruit, dominated on Tuesday night with 11 strikeouts in his 4 innings of work, allowing 3 BBs and 1 H. He showed an electric fastball, sitting 92-95 mph. When he gets to extension, the fastball has serious ride. Pitched mainly off the fastball, but did show a 79-81 breaking ball. The breaking ball command was inconsistent, but when he got it out in front, it showed sharp, late bite with some depth. Eldridge pitched from a stretch-only, drop-and-drive delivery. His size mixed with good drive on the delivery helped the fastball jump on hitters. Tended to lose his frontside which led to some inconsistencies. Eldridge has an incredibly high ceiling with one of the best fastballs I’ve seen this spring.

Michael Pemberton, RHP, Taylor HS, 2022
Uncommitted 2022. Pemberton is a strong, athletic 6-foot-3, 190 pounder. Quick-tempo delivery with a tall balance point. Pitched from a high ¾ angle and sat 82-86, T 87 mph on his fastball. His FB showed good sink & run. Predominantly used the FB, but showed a sweeping, 67-70 mph breaking ball. Pemberton showed inconsistent command, leading to 6 BB’s and 5 ER in his 4 IP, while striking out 6.

Eli Harshbarger, LHP, Carroll Jr./Sr. HS, 2024
A 2024 southpaw to keep an eye on. Harshbarger is a high-waisted, 6-foot-1 sophomore that sat 78-79 on his fastball with minimal effort. His upper 60’s slider showed sweeping action with late break. I expect his breaking ball to be even better as he matures and adds velocity. Long, athletic frame. Multi-sport athlete. Good follow. 

Jennings County vs Columbus East 5/11/22
By Cooper Trinkle

Jacob Vogel, RHP, Jennings County HS, 2022
XL, 6-foot-6, 220 pound Indiana signee. Vogel uses a slow tempo delivery with a ¾ arm slot. Sat 84-88 mph on his fastball with decent command to his glove side. His best pitch in this look was his sweeping, 69-74 mph breaking ball, which he showed good feel for. Vogel didn’t have his best stuff going this night, allowing 4 H, 2 BB, & 5 ER, however he did punch out 5 in his 3 IP.

Keegan Manowitz, INF, Jennings County, 2023
Uncommitted 2023. Quick twitch athlete with a 5-foot-8, 160 pound frame. Quick feet and sure hands in the infield, profiles best at 2B at the next level. Wide stance at the dish, simple movements with a flat bat path and quick bat speed. 4.35 H-1st. Competitive kid that plays the game with a high motor.

Carson McNulty, INF, Jennings County, 2022
Strong, 6-foot, 200 pound LHH INF. Consistently gets in a good position and shows good bat-to-ball skills. Started at 3B, finished the game at 2B, showed some arm strength across the diamond. Indiana Tech signee. Finished the night 2 for 3 with 2 RBIs.

Blake Borkhardt, 1B/OF, Columbus East HS, 2024
6-foot, 190 pounder that projects to continue to add weight/strength. LHH that uses a toe tap stride and a rhythmic load. Good presence in the box for a 2024. Rotational-type swing with some bat speed. The sophomore lefty is hitting (.357) on the year with 4 HRs. Finished the night 1 for 2 with 2 BBs, 2 Rs, and a SB.