CLEARWATER, Fla.—West Virginia All-American Jedd Gyorko, batting in the leadoff spot, took a four-pitch walk in his first at-bat.
"So, how do you like him?" I heard a scout ask another scout after the at-bat. "A good scout like you, that's all you need."
No quips were necessary after Gyorko's next at-bat. With a runner on first, Gyorko jumped on a first-pitch breaking ball by Indiana lefty Drew Leininger, ripping a double down the left-field line. He scored on an error a few batters later to make it 6-1 West Virginia in the second.
Mountaineers ace Jarryd Summers looks good early. He is pitching downhill with an 87-89 mph fastball, mixing in a good downer curve at 74 mph and a low-80s changeup.
I'll catch a few more innings of this one, then head to Dunedin to watch Minnesota ace Seth Rosin take on St. John's. I've got to make a tough choice between seeing Rosin and seeing Ohio State righty Alex Wimmers, who is throwing against South Florida at 4:30. But I saw Wimmers last year—he was awfully good against Notre Dame at his first start of the year down here—and I know who he is. So Rosin it is. Later, I'll catch Michigan taking on Louisville.
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