Austin Maloney

Keeping Them Guessing

Austin Maloney -Premium Content

The pearl white balls being thrown on the manicured fields of the USA Baseball National Training Complex are a far cry from the old matchbox cars in Tyler Matzek's childhood home, but it's still the same game. One person is throwing, while the other guy tries to hit it. These days the roles are reversed from the backyard games he played with his father as a 4-year-old: Matzek is the one throwing pitches that have left some of the nation's top hitters confused all summer.<br/>

High School | #2009#High Heat

Lot To Prove

Austin Maloney -Premium Content

This wasn't where Lonnie Chisenhall was supposed to be. The top college freshman in the country wasn't supposed to be playing summer games on dusty ballfields in eastern North Carolina. Chisenhall wasn't supposed to be playing against Brunswick County's American Legion team, let alone pitching against them.

Minors | #2008#Classification Reports#Short-Season