At the showcase, scouts and coaches measured speed in the 60-yard dash to simulate the base paths and clocked miles per hour on throws from the outfield to home plate, as well as measuring accuracy, to simulate a solid outfield arm.
Canon-McMillan junior right fielder Jared Beach had a big day in the running and outfield throws. Beach's time in the 60-yard dash was 7.13 and his throw of 88 miles per hour from the outfield was the third best of the day.
I spoke to Big Macs head coach Frank Zebrasky on Friday and he raved about the throw, which was a perfect laser to home plate. Beach, a left-handed hitter, had a .485 batting average this season with eight triples, four home runs and a team-high 31 RBI.
He is going to attract major interest and will likely join teammate Teagan Piechnick, who is headed to Rider University to play baseball, as a Division I prospect.
Piechnick will likely compete for a starting job at Rider as a freshman. The Broncs return four outfielders, but the group batted less than .200 last season.
- Washington's Jonathan Spina ran an impressive 6.70 in the 60-yard dash and finished in the top-five, while California's Aaron Previsky had the best time in the drill (6.50). Peters Township's Frank Jezioro finished fourth in the 60 with a time of 6.57 and his outfield throw of 86 miles per hour tied for fourth.