Ohlsen, McDougall, Rhodes shine at MLK PG Showcase Updated

3B DYLAN OHLSEN (ABOTSFORD, BC) HIT OVER .600 WITH THE DBACKS SCOUT TEAM AT GLENDALE, AZ.

3B DYLAN OHLSEN (ABOTSFORD, BC) HIT OVER .600 WITH THE DBACKS SCOUT TEAM AT GLENDALE, AZ.

By Bob Elliott
Canadian Baseball Network

Meat Loaf used to sing -- with New York Yankees Hall of Famer Phil Rizzuto broadcaster doing play-by-play in the background -- Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad.

The Dbacks Scout Team from Langley, B.C. pitched two shutouts in the first three games at the Perfect Game West MLK Upperclass championship at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Az., the spring home of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The DBacks, coached by Doug Mathieson and Jamie Bodaly then dropped the finale.  

RHP David Rhodes (White Rock, BC) of Pacific Northwest Regional ,

RHP David Rhodes (White Rock, BC) of Pacific Northwest Regional ,

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Meanwhile, RHP David Rhodes (White Rock, BC) also attended the event with Pacific Northwest Regional , which ended round robin play 5-2. Seeded second, they advanced to the semi-finals.

Rhodes pitched 3 1/3 scoreless innings as Pacific Northwest beat Cintron & Diaz Baseball 4-1. He allowed three hits, zero walks and fanned seven in his 55-pitch outing (37 strikes). 

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RHPs Travis McDougall (Abottsford, BC) and Kevin Kim Abottsford, BC) combined to blank the Angels Scout team 7-0. The lanky McDougall projects well for the 2018 draft, according to scouts. He needed only 47 pitches to work strong hitless innings striking out four. His fastball was 82-84 MPH and touched 85.  

Kim, a 2019 draft eligible, threw scoreless inning with good command and a live fastball.

3B Dylan Ohlsen (Abotsford, BC) had a pair of hits, including a double, and knocked in two runs.

SS Gus Wilson (Nanaimo, BC) from the Langley Blaze, drove in two runs on a bases-loaded single as well as making made some slick plays up the middle and showing his plus glove .

3B Daniel Martin (Penticton, BC) crushed a ball up the middle which resulted in an RBI for the 2019 grad a member of the Blaze and the Langley Secondary School Academy. 1B Michael Stovman (Maple Ridge, BC) knocked in a run.

The second game was a reverse as of the first as the DBacks faced NorthEast National and lost 12-0 loss. The NEN roster was like an all-star team when looking at the Perfect Game 2017 and 2018 prospect rankings. Four of the spots are filled by 2017 prospects (led by OF Jacob Pearson from West Monroe, La., at 39th) in the top 127 nationally and five of the 2018s (led by Mississippi C-INF Christopher Willis, 26th) in the top 179 in the North America.

Stovman started and faired well with his 84-86 MPH fastball, but didn’t get much support on defence as the top team in the tourney capitalized on extra outs.

C Kayden Beauregard (Abbotsford, BC) knocked a couple of hits while, OF Dawson Gray (Langley, BC) of the Blaze) and Wilson with a line drive to right centre each had hits. 

And in the third game, the DBacks thumped the Arizona RoughRiders 22-0 thanks to Rhys Cratty (Langley, BC) of the Blaze driving in four runs, three on a long-distance three-run homer. 

Tate Dearing (White Rock, BC) was dominant sitting at 86 MPH and topping out at 88 with great actions on the mound and showing a projectable body.

SS Gus Wilson (Nanaimo, BC) of the Langley Blaze delivered at the plate ...

SS Gus Wilson (Nanaimo, BC) of the Langley Blaze delivered at the plate ...

Daniel Martin (Kelowna, BC), a 2019 draft eligible, and Wilson each had three hits. Martin doubled twice and Wilson once.

Brett Bass (Abottsford BC) and Ohlsen each had two hits apiece, with Ohlsen doubling twice and knocking in a pair of runs. Gray doubled in two runs. 

And in the finale, the DBacks were edged 7-6 by Citius as Ohlsen continued his weekend to remember going 2-for-2 with a double and two RBIs.

Bass has two hits and two stolen bases, while Clayton Keyes (Okotoks, Alta.) doubled in pair of runs. Gray singled, knocked in a run and stole a base.

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The Inside Prospects from Regina, Sask. were on hand as well, going 1-2 in round-robin play.

The Prospects opened with a 12-0 loss to Pacific Northwest Regional Baseball 2017 Navy, bounced back for a 6-5 win over Arizona Future Stars Royal at Camelback Ranch and then lost 8-0 to Dodgers Scout Team at Maryvale.

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Also on hand was RHP Jordan Bahnuk (Woodstock, Ont.), a 2017 draft eligible,  from the Ontario Nationals. Bahnuk's fastball was clocked at 85 MPH pitching for the DBacks.


Scout’s blogs
2017 Perfect Game West MLK Championship Day 2 Scout Notes

RHP David Rhodes (White Rock, BC), 2018 C-Washington.  

By Matt Czechanski
Perfect Game

In what was a slightly delayed day around the greater Glendale area, action picked back up over at Sierra Linda High School. Righthanded pitcher David Rhodes (2018, White Rock, BC), a Washington commit, took to the mound for Pacific Northwest Regional Baseball and fired an impressive 3 1/3 scoreless innings on the mound. Rhodes has a very projectable frame on the mound, listed at 6-foot-2, 180-pounds with long limbs and lots of room to fill out. He pitched with a short, compact arm action, slightly higher back elbow, and threw from a three-quarters arm slot. His arm worked quickly and well through the back before exploding downhill with a slightly closed landing. Rhodes generated short arm-side life to his fastball that worked in the upper-80s and touched 89 mph a pair times, he also held the velocity well. He used a drop and drive element with an average stride down the mound and was fairly balanced despite some effort at release. He also mixed in a hard breaking curveball with 12-to-6 shape at 76 mph with good depth and late bite out of the zone. He rounded a breaking ball off as well with 11-to-5 shape that showed some slider tendencies at 79 mph only once in the game. Overall the outing was highly impressive, working both sides of the plate and showing present feel to spin.

 

Standings
Pool C    PCT    W    L    T    RA    RS

North East Baseball National 1.000    3    0    0    2    32
Dbacks Scout Team .667    2    1    0    12    29
Angels Scout Team .333    1    2    0    11    10
RoughRiders Baseball Club .000    0    3    0    46    0 

Pool D PCT    W    L    T    RA    RS
Pacific Northwest Regional Baseball 2017 Royal 1.000 3 0 0 2 24
Cintron & Diaz Baseball .333    1    2    0    14    10
Illinois Indians .333    1    2    0    16    9
Minnesota Starters Elite .333    1    2    0    18    7

Pool H    PCT    W    L    T    RA    RS
Pacific Northwest Regional Baseball 2017 Navy 1.000    3    0    0    2    23
Dodgers Scout Team .667    2    1    0    2    17
IP Prospects .333    1    2    0    25    6
Arizona Future Stars Royal .000    0    3    0    23    6

Ranked Players
Rk Players Pos Team City State Commitment

27. Samuel Carlson RHP MN Blizzard Blue Savage MN Florida
395. Clayton Keyes OF Dbacks Scout Team Calgary, AB Central Arizona

Fastball Velocity
Rank Player FB High Grad Hometown

1. Trey Dillard 93 2017 Phoenix, AZ
David Rhodes 89 2018 White Rock, BC
Tate Dearing 88 2018 Surrey, BC
Chris Kaufmann 85 2017 Surrey, BC
Jordan Bahnuk 85 2017 Woodstock, ON
Travis McDougall 84 2018 Abbotsford, BC

Day I
Daily leaders
Average
Rank Player AVG AB 1B 2B 3B HR RBI R Grad Hometown

1. Christopher Willis 1.000 3 2 0 1 0 3 3 2018 Ruston, LA
1. Jared Maxfield 1.000 3 2 1 0 0 2 1 2017 Lynnwood, WA
1. Billy Mote 1.000 3 3 0 0 0 3 1 2017 Bloomington, IL
1. Alec Burns 1.000 3 3 0 0 0 1 1 2018 Amherst, NH
1. Erick Barrios 1.000 3 3 0 0 0 0 1 2018 San Luis, AZ
1. Kole Kaler 1.000 3 3 0 0 0 0 1 2017 Queen Creek, AZ
11. Dylan Ohlsen .667 3 1 1 0 0 2 1 2018 Abbotsford, BC
27. Daniel Martin .500 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 2019 Penticton, BC
27. Ryan Gabb .500 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2017 Weyburn, SK

ERA
Rank Player ERA IP Grad Hometown

1. Nolan Ruff 0.00    7.000    2017    Glendale, AZ
1. Gabriel Pilla 0.00    4.667    2017    Bloomington, MN
1. Gabriel Ponce 0.00    4.000    2017    San Luis, AZ
1. Jesse Heikkinen 0.00    4.000    2017    Holt, MI
1. Cesar Garcia 0.00    4.000    2017    Sahuarita, AZ
1. Travis McDougall 0.00    4.000    2018    Abbotsford, BC

Strikeouts
Rank Player SO BF Grad Hometown

1. Ryan Day 10 23 2017 San Antonio, TX
20. Travis McDougall 4 14 2018 Abbotsford, BC

Day II
Strikeout Leaders
Rank Player SO BF Grad Hometown

1 James Raffauf 10 14 2017 Richmond, IL
1 Travis Roberts 10 24 2017 Peoria, AZ
8 David Rhodes 7 12 2018 White Rock, BC

Day III
Rank Player AVG AB 1B 2B 3B HR RBI R Grad Hometown
1. Matthew Dolewski 1.000 4 4 0 0 0 0 2 2017 Sammamish, WA
1. Dylan Ohlsen 1.000 2 1 1 0 0 2 1 2018 Abbotsford, BC
22. Daniel Martin .750 4 1 2 0 0 2 2 2019 Penticton, BC
26. Clayton Keyes .667 3 1 0 1 0 3 3 2017 Calgary, AB
26. Dylan Ohlsen .667 3 1 1 0 0 3 1 2018 Abbotsford, BC

Strikeouts
Rank Player SO BF Grad Hometown

1. Jessie Lawrence 12 27 2017 Houston, TX
6. Jayden Lorenz 7 27 2017 Regina, SK