Team Spotlight: Cumberland Valley Eagles

The Cumberland Valley Eagles are coming off a 12-9 season in 2012 that saw their season come to an end with a 3-0 setback at the hands of Red Land HS in the 2nd round of the District 3 AAAA tournament. While the Eagles lost a total of nine seniors to graduation, what they return should provide for a lot of enthusiasm heading into 2013.

Four members of the CV roster for 2013 took part in the PA Top Prospect Games in October and each of them showed well.

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       Pictured (L-R): (Mitchel Lacey, Matt Davis, Kole Aumiller, Michael Adams)                    

SS/2B Matt Davis, a VCU commit, did not disappoint. The 5-foot-10, 165-pound senior ran a 7.10 60-yard dash, threw 85mph across the infield and had an 87mph bat exit speed. Davis put on a show in infield with quick feet, smooth hands and a strong arm. He went on to go 2-for-2 with three RBI in game play. Davis was awarded the MVP of the Red Team for his efforts. He is the No. 21 ranked player in the Class of 2013.

RHP/1B Michael Adams is a 6-foot-4, 215-pound RHP/1B who was impressive. Adams showcased an 83mph bat exit speed that he used to continually square baseballs during batting practice. He used a solid lower half and a short swing plane to drive baseballs to all fields. Adams worked one inning on the mound in game play, topping out at 83mph from an over the top arm slot. Adams also showed an 11/5 breaking curveball at 70mph. He is the No. 70 ranked player in the Class of 2014.

3B/OF Mitchel Lacey was solid in all facets of the game as he ran a 7.24 60-yard dash, threw 77mph across the infield and turned in a bat exit speed of 83mph. Lacey had a solid round of batting practice using a short, compact stroke to square baseballs to all fields. The 6-foot-2, 170-pound prospect turned in a 1-for-4 performance at the plate in game play. Lacey is the No. 95 ranked player in the Class of 2014.

C Kole Aumiller continued to impress with his bat two weeks after having a solid performance at the PA Underclass Games. The 5-foot-11, 200-pound catcher had an impressive round of batting practice squaring nearly every pitch and showing good gap power. Aumiller has an 85mph bat exit speed and very quick hands. He is the No. 107 ranked player in the Class of 2014.

MoberIn addition to these four prospects, the Eagles will see the return of RHP Matthew Ober for his senior season. Ober missed the 2012 high school season with elbow surgery. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound prospect has been working his way back to full health and according to Seton Hill University baseball coach Marc Marizzaldi, "Matt has all the ingredients to be a staple in our rotation at some point during his career.” Ober has signed to play his college baseball for Marizzaldi at Seton Hill University.

He is the No. 206 ranked player in the Class of 2013, but don't be surprised to see Ober vault up the rankings if he shows he is healthy and is able to return to throwing his mid-80's fastball. Ober returned to action with the Midstate Mavericks this fall and all indications are that he is on his way to full health.

High School coaches are encouraged to email 2013 rosters and pre-season player information to PA Director of Scouting - Greg Williams.

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