It seems only fair to me that HS age baseball programs provide early and timely information to players and parents including:
Since the days of snake oil salesmen, people have been trying to sell the “easy way out” potions and formulas to a willing audience. It is human nature to look for the easy way out, the easy weight loss diet, the easy way to get in shape, the easy way to make money, the easy way to find a mate, the easy way to do about anything ….
The hardest thing I have ever done is coach my son in baseball.
Back in 2007, our first year of the Gamers program, our oldest teams were 16u. One of the teams was very talented. Another local program called every player on our 16u roster and told them:
Gamers 15u teams competed hard in their first trip to East Cobb. Below are the scouting blogs from the tournament.
6/30/2011 3:43:41 PM
The East Cobb Rawlings 15U squad defeated the St. Louis Gamers 15U Blue team 9-6 on Wednesday. Rhett Harper threw 77-80 mph for Rawlings, displaying that he knows how to pitch and has mound presence. He is aggressive with his fastball. Lew Stephens showed a balanced swing at teh plate for the Rawlings squad. Weston McArthur also pitched in offensively, showing good bat speed and a power approach at the plate. Matt Westrich had a good day at the plate for the Gamers, showing good plate coverage, a quiet hitting approach, and power potential.
St. Louis Gamers 15u Blue puts up big numbers
6/30/2011 2:14:51 PM
the St. Louis Gamers 15u Blue defeated the 6-4-3 DP Cougars 15-6 today when the Gamers racked up 15 total hits. Cougars, Matt Westrich was 3-4 with 2 runs scored, and 2 RBI’s. He is a spray hitter who can hit where the pitch is thrown, medium framed build with a powerful approach at the plate. Levi Whitmire also had a satisfying game, he was 2-2 with 1 run scored and 1 RBI. He has a good eye, linedrive hitter with power and has a quiet approach.
St. Louis Gamers 8-run Action Baseball Club Green
6/30/2011 2:04:22 PM
In the consolation bracket this morning the St. Louis Gamers beat Action Baseball Club 15u Green in 5 innings putting the 8-run rule in effect. The final score was 11-3. Joseph Tanner of the Gamers had a strong day going 3-3 with 3 RBI’s and 2 runs scored. He stays inside the ball well, has a quick bat, balanced swing, and a compact swing. Paul Iseman of the Gamers also had a good day at the plate; he was 2-3 with 1 run scored and 1 RBI.
St. Louis Gamer top the long Island Rays
6/29/2011 11:14:40 AM
The bats came alive for the St. Louis Gamers today when the racked up 12 hits in 4 innings of play. Aaron Kopelman showed up to play for the Long Island Rays strung together the only 2 hits for the Rays today, breaking up Joseph Tanners no-no. Kopelman has a good eye, is a patient hitter, and a slightly crouched stance. Tanner throws with a high 3/4 arm angle, has limited arm speed, with a good follow through, and a projectable frame.
Sandy Plains Wildcats Defeat St. Louis Gamers
6/28/2011 3:18:50 PM
The Sandy Plains Wildcats won an 8-2 game against the St. Louis Gamers 15U Gray. Jack Pomerantz started for the Wildcats and threw 77-80 mph with his fastball. He comes at hitters from a high ¾ arm angle and has short arm action. Chase Solomon shone at the plate, staying inside the ball well with his quick bat. Cody Hardage helped out on offense and showed a balanced swing.
East Cobb Angels/St. Louis Gamers Tie
6/28/2011 1:31:22 PM
The East Cobb Angels and St. Louis Gamers 15U Blue played to a 3-3 tie today. Ryan Young averaged 74-77 mph with his fastball for the Angels, using a quick arm and changing speeds to fool hitters. Young also displayed armside run with his fastball while throwing easy. Jack Rouse had a solid day at the plate for the Gamers, showing an aggressive approach at the plate to go along with a quick bat and raw power.
6/27/2011 5:25:41 PM
The St. Louis Gamers 15U Blue defeated the Sports A Rama Sparts 9-1 today. Daniel Schnicker pitched well for the Gamers. He throws strikes with a 75-78 mph fastball. Schnicker has long arm action, competes on the mound, and works fast. Matt Westrich excelled at the plate, hitting to all fields with a short, compact swing. He makes very hard contact.
Boyd Pitches Shoetiques to Victory
6/26/2011 2:42:45 PM
The Shoetiques defeated the St. Louis Gamers 15U Gray 11-3 today. Conner Boyd started for the Shoetiques and pitched at 74-77 mph. Trevor Sutton led the way offensively, going 2 for 3 with 2 RBIs. Caleb Hicks went 2 for 2 for the Gamers.
Florida Stars Squeak Out a Win
6/25/2011 7:09:33 PM
The Florida Stars won 6-5 against the St. Louis Gamers 15U Gray team. Florida Stars’ starter River Horning pitched at 74-78 mph with his fastball. He pitches from a high ¾ arm angle and has a short arm circle in the back. Kyle Hintz went 2 for 2 with 2 RBIs and a run scored. Hintz has good bat speed and power to all fields. Opposing Horning was Joseph Tanner, whose fastball was 71-73 mph. He has long arm action and good follow through with an online delivery.