2013 Draft/D1 Notes – PG National Showcase, Sean Bowman, Chris Rivera, YARMOUTH-DENNIS RED SOX

Florida Gator junior catcher Mike Zunino has been announced as Florida's first-ever recipient of the Dick Howser Trophy

Jonathan Mayo:

Best batting practice power: Garrett Williams, 1B/OF, Calvary Baptist HS, Shreveport, La.

Fastest runner: Carlos Williams, OF, Covington HS, Tenn.

Top velocity (92 mph): Robert Tyler, RHP, Crisp Count HS, Cordele, Ga.; Bryce Welborn, Northland Christian HS, The Woodlands, Texas; Mark Ecker, RHP, Sandra Day O’Connor HS, Helotes, Texas

Best pitching performance: Austin Sexton, RHP, Sparkman HS, Madison, Ala.

Best hitting performance: Dalton Dulin, SS, Memphis University School, Tenn. 

Todd Gold‏ -

Just overheard a scout drop a Huston Street comp on Chris Rivera as a pitcher. Sitting 91-92

Andrew Hartwell -

My Hitter of the Night in the Northwoods League from June 14th is Sean Borman of the Waterloo Bucks by way of St. Cloud State University. Sean went 3 for 5, with a home run and 3 runs scored. He also drove in two and is now hitting .333 this season.

YARMOUTH-DENNIS RED SOX    Manager: Scott Pickler (15th season)  Last season: 19-21-4; fourth place in East. Lost to Harwich in semifinals. Outlook: If all of the arms the Red Sox have on their early season roster arrive, this could be one of the most impressive pitching staffs of the summer. Florida sophomore right-hander Jonathan Crawford threw the seventh no-hitter in NCAA tournament history, first in 21 years, on June 1 against Bethune-Cookman. The Gators advanced to the CWS but Crawford's numbers so far include a 3.13 ERA with 70 strikeouts and 26 walks in 74 2/3 innings. Meanwhile, Indiana sophomore LHP Joey Denato had a 3.22 ERA in 15 starts, striking out 76 in 92 1/3 innings. Ricky Knapp, a sophomore RHP from Florida Gulf Coast, threw four complete games this season, posting a 2.34 ERA in 111 1/3 innings, striking out 61 and walking only 19. UC Irvine sophomore RHP Andrew Thurman, who played for Y-D last summer making four starts, also threw four complete games this season. He threw 98 innings, with 69Ks, 23 walks and a 2.66 ERA. Another standout arm, Oregon RHP Jake Reed was named to the Louisville Slugger Freshmen All-American team. Reed had a 2.92 ERA through 114 innings, striking out 67. Stanford sophomore RHP AJ Vanegas had five saves in 20 appearances for the Cardinals, compiling a 2.64 ERA. To supplement all of that pitching, the Red Sox have a slew of hefty bats. Indiana freshman third baseman Sam Travis was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year and garnered Louisville Slugger Freshmen All-American first team status. He batted .319 with nine homers and 50 RBIs and had a .397 OBP. Stanford freshman shortstop Alex Blandino also was awarded the Louisville Slugger freshman first team. He hit .294 with eight homers and 40 RBIs.

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