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January 30, 2023
Andrew Ciechanowski | Operations | Firecracker Sports
Coastal Riptide: Team Scout Day (1.28.23)
It was a great turnout this past weekend at the new Crystal Athletic Training Facility in Sanford, ME. Seven college coaches from the surrounding area attended, as well as twenty-nine players ranging in graduation classes from 2023 to 2027. Thank you to the Riptide coaching staff for giving us the chance to evaluate their guys. While each player displayed their abilities for the coaches, we would like to highlight some top performers from the event as well as some younger guys to keep an eye on this spring and summer.
Roger is one of the Riptide’s many young talented players. He put up some of the top numbers on the day, landing himself on the leaderboards for the 30 yard dash, OF velocity, and peak FB velocity. He is a high academic player (3.9 GPA) whose versatility was evident on Saturday. It will be exciting to watch his development as he grows into his body.
Ben is an uncommitted junior with the physical tools to succeed at the next level. He started the day by running an impressive 3.88s 30 yard dash, and also looked great on the mound. Gill has a strong arm (88mph from OF; 83.3mph peak FB) paired with breaking balls in the mid 70’s. He is certainly a player to keep your eyes on this year.
One of the younger players at the event, Conrad had a great showing on Saturday. He already has a great physical frame and will continue to improve with the Riptide. It will be interesting to see if he focuses more on pitching or first base over the next few years.
Levi was dominant in all areas of evaluation, landing himself towards the top of numerous leaderboards. His power and speed were exhibited, running a 3.84s 30 yard dash and registering a peak exit velocity of 92.5mph – both of which led the group on Saturday.
Tommy had a great showing on the mound last weekend. He is a senior with a big athletic frame at 6’2” 215lbs. Still looking for a home next fall, he throws four pitches in his repertoire and has great command over the lower part of the zone.
30 Yard Dash
Catcher Pop Times
Hitters: Peak Exit Velocity
Pitchers: Peak FB Velocity
We would also like to thank the following colleges who were present for this event: St. Joseph’s College (ME), Central Maine Community College (ME), Bates College (ME), Saint Anselm College (NH), Southern Maine Community College (ME), Roger Williams University (RI), and Colby College (ME).
Be sure to check out our College Showcase Camps in 2023! Registration for these events is OPEN, and can be found here – https://play.firecrackersports.com/season/showcase-camps. Remember, spots are limited to maximize your attention from college coaches and pro scouts while giving you more reps than other traditional showcases. So be sure to register soon!
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