Fall Underclass Games: Top In-Game Performers



By Sean McCann
Prep Baseball Report Kansas

Prep Baseball Report Kansas hosted the Fall Underclass Games at Tointon Family Stadium on the campus of Kansas State University in Manhattan on October 19, 2014. This was an invite-only event for Kansas high school class of 2017 and 2018 prospects.

Later this week we are going to provide position-by-position analysis and scouting reports of the prospects that took part in this event, however to kick things off we will take a look at the top in-game performances.

+ 3B Tim Bell (Junction City HS, 2017) reached base three times collecting two singles to left field and also took a hit by pitch.

+ LHP Peyton Carson (Shawnee Heights HS, 2018) put in the top performance of the day on the mound recording nine outs in 27 pitches, throwing 67% strikes (including an impressive seven out of eight change-ups for strikes). 

+ C/SS Traice Hartter (Topeka Seaman HS, 2017) had an MVP-like performance at the plate going 4-for-4 (two singles, a double and a triple). He also stood out defensively behind the plate throwing out a would-be base stealer while also making a number of solid plays at shortstop.

+ C/OF Jordan Maxson (Maize South HS, 2017) drove the ball to the middle of the field with authority collecting a single and triple, both to center field. He also threw out a would-be base stealer at second base. 

+ OF Bryce Mitchell (Blue Valley Northwest HS, 2018) walked in his first plate appearance then went 2-for-3 including a double to left center field. He also stole a base.

+ RHP/OF Brett Parke (Maize South HS, 2017) reached base twice, stole a base and also made the play of the day in center field running down a ball that appeared to be a sure double off of the bat. On the mound he recorded four outs with two strikeouts and no walks. 

+ OF Carter Perkins (Manhattan HS, 2017) collected three hits in four at-bats including two doubles to left field.

+ 1B Charlie Peyla (Junction City HS, 2017) ripped a double into left center field and walked once in three plate appearances. 

+ SS Adam Theis (Bishop Carroll HS, 2017) put on a defensive display at both middle infield spots dominating the average play and making challenging plays look easy.

+ RHP/OF Blayten Tullis (Derby HS, 2018) retired four out of the five batters he faced including two strikeouts. He threw 70%+ strikes. 

+ RHP/OF Zebulon Vermillion (Shawnee Mission East HS, 2017) went 2-for-3 with a double to left field while also stealing a base. On the mound Vermillion retired nine batters in 33 pitches, including five strikeouts with no walks. He threw 70%+ strikes using a fastball heavy mix.

+ C/1B Nicholas Wohler (Manhattan HS, 2017) went 2-for-4 at the plate including a triple to right center field. 

+ C Brady Garrison (Mill Valley HS, 2017) singled to left field twice and also hit a line drive right at the left fielder for a loud out.

+ C Clayton Leathers (Blue Valley Northwest HS, 2018) notched three hits in four plate appearances including two doubles to left field.

+ RHP/SS Griffin McBride (Rose Hill HS, 2017) stood out defensively at shortstop showing sure hands and an accurate arm on a number of plays throughout the game. On the mound, McBride recorded nine outs in 34 pitches throwing 75% strikes in the process.

+ OF/IF Jacob Owens (St. James Academy, 2017) went 2-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base.

+ OF Corey Thomas (Topeka HS, 2017) drove a triple into left center field and also recorded the hardest hit out of the game with an absolute laser to center field.

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