PA Travel Baseball State Championships Team Preview: Flood City Elite

By Jacob Gill
Pennsylvania Assistant Director of Scouting

The inaugural Pennsylvania Travel Baseball State Championships are scheduled for August 19-21 at the Iron Horse Sports Complex in Windber. 10 teams from Pennsylvania, New York and Maryland, along with two teams organized by PBR, will participate. Two games will be played concurrently on neighboring fields in six time slots on the first two days of the event, with an abbreviated schedule on the final day. In advance of the onset of the 27-game soiree, we are running previews on each of the teams in attendance (with tidbits on a select group of players), continuing today with...

Flood City Elite

Athletic Central (Martinsburg) 2017 outfielder Chase Smith consistently takes good routes to the baseball in the outfield, while also sporting a quality set of tools offensively. The right-handed hitter runs a sub-7.0 60-yard dash and has solid power potential with an 88 mph exit velocity.

Hollidaysburg Area 2017 RHP/IF Cory Storm has one of the better sliders in the state, as it features tight, mid-70s tilt. His fastball sits in the mid-80s, while he is also a solid athlete, having run a 6.89 60-yard dash and posted 88 mph exit velocity in the past.

This team features a number of college commitments already, including Meyersdale Area 2017 RHP/1B Riley Christner (Pittsburgh), Hollidaysburg Area 2017 OF/RHP John Servello (Buffalo), and Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic 2017 outfielder Frankie Montecalvo (Seton Hill).

Other Flood City Elite Notes
A strong pitching staff includes 6-foot-3, 190-pound Somerset Area 2017 RHP George Coyle, who features a mid-80s fastball and posted a line of 37 innings pitched, 19 hits, 16 walks, and 29 strikeouts this spring. ...Left-handed hitting Altoona Area 2017 1B/OF Elliot Mast sports a 6-foot-3, 210-pound frame and is coming off an appearance in the prestigious Metropolitan Baseball Classic. ...Philipsburg-Osceola 2017 catcher Logan Williamson hit .323 with a bit of pop, 13 stolen bases, and 22 walks against nine strikeouts as a junior.

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