Prospects Battle to a Tie

The Stars and Strips did battle for seven innings in temperatures that were over 100 degrees and battled to a 2-2 tie.  Myworld can’t say any of the pitchers really stood out.  They all threw between 88-91 with a breaking ball.  They looked like clones of each other, though John Kilchowski was 6′5″ and skinny while Christian Martinek was 6′5″ and thick.  David Berg had the most separation with his fastball because of his sidearm delivery.  The highest velocity we saw was 83.

For the Stripes Drew Ward turned on one into the right field bleachers to bring them within one run at 2-1.  In the next inning Ryder Jones showed good bat control and poked a curve ball over the shortstops head for an RBI single.  The son of Craig Biggio, Caven pulled one down the right field line for a double, the third base coach chose not to send Ryder home and the next batter grounded out for the third out.

The Stars were the first team to score.  Kyle Farmer rifled one over the centerfielders head in the second inning to score Eugene Vazquez.  They scored another run in the third, but they could have scored so much more.  On a pick off attempt at first, Michael Lorenzen broke for the plate but was gunned down by Cavan BiggioWillie Abreu made it hurt with a double that bounced over the centerfield fence that should have scored two, but only scored one.

David Berg with his side arm delivery struck out all three hitters he faced in the seventh inning to preserve the tie.  He threw sidearm and didn’t get anything approaching more than 83.  Marco Gonzalez for the Stars worked four innings, the most of any prospect pitchers.  He only allowed one hit in his four innings of work.

One player Ro Coleman stands only 5′0″ tall.  He let a grounder scoot past his glove in the fifth.  A player that small should be low enough to the ground that no baseball should scoot past his glove.  He also got one at bat and flew out to shallow left.  Hitters standing 5′0″ probably lack a lot of height to be hitting the ball in the air.  That is not the way to impress scouts.

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