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Parker Meets 98 mph

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Jarrod Parker (Norwell High, Ossian, Ind.) pitched three scoreless innings of relief Tuesday night and ran his fastball up to 98 mph. He pitched near 95, touched 97 three times […]

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Hamstring Tweak Hinders Cumberland

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Drew Cumberland was among the top high school middle infielders in the 2007 class, but he was unable to punctuate a strong senior season due to a nagging hamstring injury. […]

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High School Top 50: May 28

Alan Matthews -

The staff of Baseball America and the National High School Baseball Coaches Association compile the Top 50 rankings. In-season polls are conducted once every two weeks and released every other Monday throughout the season. The final poll will be released June 18. Records indicated are as of May 26 and do not include ties.

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Radar Love

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SEBRING, Fla.–Somewhere in a smoky bar tonight someone will shout out “Golden Earring” and win a trivia contest. That’s the band that performed a popular song in the ’70s called […]

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Score One For Tolisano

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SEBRING, Fla.–Day One of the Florida Athletic Coaches Association All-Star Baseball Classic featured an exciting starting pitching matchup of Nevin Griffith (Middleton High, Tampa) and Michael Main (Deland High). The […]

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Hey Now, You’re An All-Star

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SEBRING, Fla.–The 29th annual Florida Athletic Coaches Association All-Star Baseball Classic began in earnest Friday in Sebring, Fla. There are four teams of approximately 20 high school seniors, broken into […]

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Kozma Leaves His Mark

Nathan Rode -

Pete Kozma, senior shortstop for Owasso (Okla.) HS, made a grand exit to finish his high school career. As part of Owasso’s 23-game win streak to end the season and […]

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High Heat: May 22

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A winless season doesn't go over well with most high school coaches, athletic directors and especially not the players. But for a small upstart program in Columbus, Ohio, it didn't mean much.

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Island Enthusiasm

Alan Matthews -

Last week in Puerto Rico, a large, week-long series of workouts and games were held at a pre-draft bonanza that was attended by more than 60 scouts, including dozens of […]

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Porcello’s Perfecto

Alan Matthews -

Seton Hall Prep High (West Orange, N.J.) senior righty Rick Porcello threw a seven inning perfect game Saturday. The consensus top prep pitcher in the country needed just 77 pitches, […]

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On The Hunt

Alan Matthews -

Other than Georgia’s trio of Matt Wieters, Josh Smoker and Jason Heyward, the Deep South doesn’t have much to offer in the way of high-end talent for this year’s draft. […]

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Rocking Lompoc

John Manuel -

High school hitters have garnered most of the attention in California this draft season, and the best high school pitchers in the state reside north of the L.A. area, where […]

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Greek For “Home Run”

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Chatsworth (Calif.) High shortstop Mike Moustakas entered the season with high hopes. Paired with his prep teammate, third baseman Matt Dominguez, the duo was among the best pairs of high […]

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High Heat: April 25

Alan Matthews -

Veteran high school coach Eric Kibler has his pitchers throw from the stretch exclusively, and the philosophy has helped his senior Tim Alderson become one of the most accurate pitchers in the country.

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Center Stage

Alan Matthews -

Mondays might as well be dubbed “Hunt and Peck Day” for scouts, because it’s the day usually spent by most of them in front of a computer catching up on […]

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