Prep Baseball Report

PA Travel Baseball State Championships Team Review: WNY Renegades

By Jacob Gill
Pennsylvania Assistant Director of Scouting

and Greg Williams
Pennsylvania / West Virginia Director of Scouting

The inaugural Pennsylvania Travel Baseball State Championships concluded without a champion, as rain washed out the final day of competition, but twelve teams from around the region were still able to play from sun up to sun down on the Friday and Saturday of action. Over the coming week-plus, we will highlight some of the top performers and prospects from each team, beginning with the...

WNY Renegades

Lancaster (NY) 2017 Collin Reformat is a 5-foot-11, 165-pound left-handed pitcher who has some feel on the mound. His fastball sat 79-81 out of an over-the-top slot and he also featured a tight curveball at 72-75 that he was able to consistently throw to the back foot of right-handed hitters.

Kenmore East (NY) 2017 right-handed pitcher Ryan Williams showed an ability to routinely throw downhill out of his strong 6-foot-2, 215-pound frame. Fastball sat 81-83, touching 85, while he also incorporated a change-up at 69-72 and a curveball at 64-65. Five of the seven balls put in play against him were on the ground. The right-handed hitter also showed some juice at the plate when he clubbed a three-run home run.

Standing at a similarly physical 6-foot-2, 200-pounds, Holland (NY) 2017 right-handed pitcher Pierce Gardon pitched out of an over-the-top slot with a fastball at 79-80 and a curveball that was inconsistent, but flashed solid 12/6 action at 64-66.

St. Joseph's Collegiate (NY) 2017 infielder Andrew Short was the team's most consistent offensive performer on the weekend. The 5-foot-10, 175-pound right-handed hitter went 5-12 with one double, one home run (vs an 86 mph fastball), one walk, and no strikeouts, while routinely putting the barrel on the baseball.

Short's high school classmate, catcher Jared Welnowski, also constantly found himself on base. The 6-foot, 175-pound right-handed hitter went 4-7 with four walks and a number of hard hit balls the opposite way.

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