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PBR Future Games: Game 2 Recap


Matt Miller
State Director

EMERSON, GA - The PBR Future Games continued on Friday with all teams competing against other various states after participating in a pro-style workout yester. In front of hundreds of college recruiters looking for prospects at LakePoint Sports in Emerson, GA, Team Mississippi took their first game of the week over Team Canada by score of 4-2 using a dominant pitching performance from multiple contributors. Pitcher-only's threw limited innings each in a seven-inning contest and showcased some intriguing stuff in the process. 

Team Mississippi will be back in action on Saturday against Team Alabama at 2:00 PM EST on Field 9 looking to finish 2-1 on the week after dropping the Friday night contest to Arizona by a final score of 4-3. Before we shift our focus to our next game, let's take a look back at some of the standouts from yesterday's contest for Team Mississippi.

 

Game 2 Standouts

Topher Jones 3B / RHP / Hernando, MS / 2024

Picking up right where he left off from yesterday, the right-handed hitting corner infielder continues to swing the bat at a high level. Got the Mississippi offense started in the fourth with a sharply hit single back up the middle. Solid bat to ball skills at the plate from the upcoming junior.

 

Lafeyette Luke Romine 1B / LHP / Hernando, MS / 2025

A left-handed hitter that has made a lot of noise with the bat over the last two games, has not had much to show for. Romine is a physical, big offensive threat to opposing pitchers. The 6-foot-0, 225-pound stocky, muscular frame has plenty of upside and juice with the bat. Had a pair of loud outs during the 4-3 loss to Arizona in the night cap, just missed a grand slam in his second at-bat, brought in a run via a sac-fly. The lefty is also a threat on the bump and has worked the fastball into the mid-80's. The rising sophomore is expected to see his stock rise this upcoming season.

 

Drew Harrison SS / RHP / Germantown, MS / 2024

Harrison was one of the key contributors to getting the Mississippi offense on the board, come through with a clutch RBI single with the bases loaded. Showed a mature approach, simplified his at-bat and laced a single back up the box. Made an appearance on the mound in the late innings, worked the fastball at 85-87 mph and topped 88 mph. Athletic skill set, lean frame at 6-foot-1, 175-pounds.

 

Ty Long SS / RHP / Ripley, MS / 2024

6-foot-0, lean, long and wiry frame, the right-hander made a relief appearance for Mississippi in the early going. Logged a pair of quality innings, allowing just one hit, one walk and gathered two strikeouts. Worked primarily with a fastball/breaking ball combo. The fastball played to both sides of the plate in the mid-80's, sat comfortably at 84-86 mph and bumped 87 mph at times. The breaking ball shows some depth in the low-70's and has swing and miss potential. Long has plenty of room to add size, strength and more velocity to the frame.

Thomas Mitchell RHP / 3B / Hernando, MS / 2024

Mitchell got the nod for Mississippi in game two against Arizona on Friday night. The right-hander had a strong showing for himself, concluded his two innings of work allowing just one hit, one walk and punching out three. Has a live fastball in the 87-90 mph range. Competes on the mound, high level pitching ability on the mound. The 6-foot-3, 225-pound right-hander has some room to add velo within the frame. High follow in the 2024 class on the bump.

 

TEAM MISSISSIPPI SCHEDULE

Note: All games that are scheduled will be played in Eastern Standard Time.

Game 1 - 7/28/22 @ 7:00 PM vs. Team Canada (Field 9)

Game 2 - 7/29/22 @ 7:00 PM vs. Team Arizona (Field 9)

Game 3 - 7/30/22 @ 2:00 PM vs. Team Alabama (Field 9)

 

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