Mack Draft: – Harold Martinez, Michael Palazzone, Tyler Maloof, Nick Travieso, Trevor Bauer, Drew Gagnon


Harold Martinez – Martinez of course has been a potential first-round pick for this year’s draft since he was thought to be a potential first-round pick coming out of high school three years ago. As noted above, he didn’t do much in this game, if anyone can be taken in the first round for their body type alone, it would be Martinez. Built long and lean with long, strong limbs and sloped shoulders, he looks like a big leaguer. He has a big swing at the plate and great extension, and when he connects, the ball can go a long, long way. That didn’t happen in this game, and overall he’s off to a slow start (he was dropped to the seventh spot in the lineup), but should he heat up he should continue a long line of notable Hurricanes sluggers.


Recap: Georgia ran its winning streak to four in a row with a 5-3 victory over Southern California Saturday at Dedeaux Field. The Bulldogs got another stellar pitching performance from junior Michael Palazzone and junior Tyler Maloof picked up his sixth save. The Bulldogs’ four wins this week have all come on the road, beating Mercer in Macon, Alabama in Lawrenceville at Coolray Field and now UCLA and USC in Los Angeles.


. But probably the biggest impact transfer would probably have to be RHP/1B Nick Travieso. Travieso’s addition to an already very good Archbishop McCarthy (FL) roster makes them a legitimate contender in 4A. The Mavericks are off to a 9-1 start and have been one of the most prolific offenses in the country thus far, racking up 110 runs in their first 10 games. They probably would be winning games without Travieso at this point, but come playoff time his presence in the lineup and arm will likely make the difference against a fellow powerhouse.


UCLA right-hander Trevor Bauer is a probable first-rounder this year and pitched at Jackie Robinson Stadium on Saturday against St. Mary’s, one week after throwing 129 pitches on a cold day at Nebraska. (Yes, that’s an irresponsibly high pitch count for a 21-year-old, and no, no one will bother to question the coach who left Bauer out there to do it.)


Long Beach State’s Drew Gagnon: The Dirtbags continue to get excellent starts from the talented right-handed pitcher. Gagnon again was fantastic against Rice, striking out six and allowing just a run on six hits in eight innings as the Dirtbags upset the Owls with a 2-1 victory. It was a fantastic win for the Dirtbags.



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