12 IP Prospects, 4 DBacks, Rhodes earn MLK West all-tourney team honors

Morgan Reiter (Regina, Sask.) and his Inside Pitch Prospects team at the Perfect Game MLK West Showcase at Camelback Ranch. 

Morgan Reiter (Regina, Sask.) and his Inside Pitch Prospects team at the Perfect Game MLK West Showcase at Camelback Ranch. 

By Bob Elliott
Canadian Baseball Network

An even dozen Canucks earned spots on the Perfect Game All-Tournament teams from the 2017 Perfect Game West MLK Championships.

A total of eight players from the three Regina-based Inside Pitch Prospects teams -- freshman, underclass and upperclass competitions, coached by Morgan Reiter and Cory Hall -- competed at Camelback Ranch in Phoenix, Ariz. 

Four members of the BC-based Dbacks Scout Team, coached by Doug Mathieson and Jamie Bodaly, also earned all-tourney honors as players were selected based on first-hand observations as well as statistical data compiled using GameChanger, the official scoring application of Perfect Game.

INF Jack Klippenstein (Regina, Sask.) and Thomas Ireland (Regina, Sask.) earned all-tourney honors on the freshman team level. As well as pick-ups from the prairie suburbs of RHP Alexander Suppiah (Los Altos, Calif.) 3B Gabriel Rodrigues (Freemont, Calif.), LHP Josh Say (Santa Clara, Calif.) and 1B Jayden Greco (Santa Clara, Calif.). 

1B Riley Schick (Lumsden, Sask.), 1B Justin Van Achte (Estevan, Sask.), OF Garrett Houston (Melville, Sask.), INF Foster Hilchey (Regina, Sask.) and RHP Dylan Solie (Regina, Sask.) were IP Prospects who earned spots on the Underclass Team. RHP Brandon Pitts (Sunnyvale, Calif.) grabbed a spot as well. 

Dbacks Scout players on the Upper Class all-tourney team are Dylan Ohlsen (Abbotsford, BC), Daniel Martin (Penticton, BC), Brett Bass (Abbotsford, BC) and Michael Stovman (Maple Ridge, BC), plus RHP Cole Van Every (West Kelowna, BC) of the IP Prospects. 
 
LHP Alex Stefanidis (Kettering, Ohio) and SS Jonny Homza Dbacks (Anchorage, Alaska) of the DBacks also were on the all-tourney team. 

And David Rhodes (White Rock, BC) of the Pacific Northwest Regional Royal earned a spot after a scoreless outing.

RHP Nathan Slobodian (Porcupine Plain, Sask.) impressed and was clocked at 87 MPH and may hit 90 by the end of the summer. Slobodian has signed to pitch at Minot State this fall.

Freshman Hitters
Name Team PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB SB AVG OBP SLG

Josh Say Team IP Prospects 11 10 4 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 .400 .455 .500
Alexander Suppiah Team IP Prospects 10 8 3 1 0 0 1 3 2 2 .375 .500 .500
Jack Klippenstein Team IP Prospects 12 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 .333 .500 .333
Gabriel Rodrigues Team IP Prospects 12 9 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 1 .333 .500 .333

Freshman Pitchers: 
Name Team GP IP H ER BB SO ERA W L SV

Jayden Greco Team IP Prospects 2 3 1 0 0 4 0.00 0 0 0
Thomas Ireland Team IP Prospects 1 4 5 1 1 3 1.75 0 0 0

Underclass Hitters
Name Team PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB SB AVG OBP SLG

Riley Schick IP Prospects 10 8 4 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 .500 .600 .750
Justin Van Achte IP Prospects 10 7 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 1 .429 .600 .429
Brandon Pitts IP Prospects 9 8 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 .375 .444 .375
Garrett Houston IP Prospects 9 9 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .333 .333 .333
Foster Hilchey IP Prospects 11 10 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 .300 .364 .300

Underclass Pitchers: 
Name Team GP IP H ER BB SO ERA W L SV

Dylan Solie IP Prospects 1 6 3 1 0 4 1.17 0 0 0
Cole Van Every IP Prospects 1 5.33 5 2 2 8 2.63 1 0 0

Dylan Ohlsen (Abbotsford, BC) of the DBacks Scout Team earned all-tourney honors ....

Dylan Ohlsen (Abbotsford, BC) of the DBacks Scout Team earned all-tourney honors ....

Upperclass Hitters
Name Team PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB SB AVG OBP SLG: 

Alex Stefanidis Dbacks Scout Team 4 4 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .750 .750 .750
Dylan Ohlsen Dbacks Scout Team 11 9 6 3 0 0 7 3 1 0 .667 .636 1.00
Jonny Homza Dbacks Scout Team 12 11 6 1 0 0 3 5 1 4 .545 .583 .636
Daniel Martin Dbacks Scout Team 11 10 4 2 0 0 2 3 1 0 .400 .455 .600
Brett Bass Dbacks Scout Team 10 10 4 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 .400 .400 .400
Michael Stovman Dbacks Scout Team 10 9 3 0 0 0 2 4 1 2 .333 .400 .333

Upperclass Pitchers: 
Name Team GP IP H ER BB SO ERA W L SV
David Rhodes Pacific Northwest Regional Baseball 2017 Royal 1 3.33 3 0 0 7 0.00 0 0 0

Cole Van Every IP Prospects 1 5.33 5 2 2 8 2.63 1 0 0