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14U CLUB SCOUTING REPORT
Extra Inning Softball has started rolling out the Extra Elite Eighty 14U Club Rankings this week, so let's take a look at Coach Eric Shook's team ...
BANDITS NC 05-SHOOK
2019 Fall Record: 28-11, 7-2 at 2020 USA National Qualifier (qualified for 2020 USA Nationals in Salem, VA) and had quality wins over Lady Lightning Gold-McGowan, Lady Lightning Gold-Williamson, Ohana Tigers 2022, Ohio Lasers 05, Indiana Fusion Elite 05-Franks, Sarasota Heat, Georgia Hitsquad, Intensity-Sampson, Carolina Elite-Mathews and Carolina Elite-Lovin.
- Chesney Shook (2023, 2B/P/UT, an excellent playmaker with great glove work and phenomenal knowledge of the game. At 2B, she demonstrates incredible coverage enhanced by a quick transition and delivery. A powerful bat with the ability to move runners and produce RBIs. As a pitcher, her strongest pitches are a nasty change-up (averaging 15 mph speed variation from fastball) combined with a curve, screw and rise ball. She excels with a smooth delivery and is a consistent spin/movement pitcher in the low 50s)
- Sydney Dirks (2023, SS/UT, a dangerous hitter who rotates between the 4 and 5 slot in the lineup. From HRs to RBIs, she is consistently one of the team's offensive leaders, batting .412 with a .500 OBP in the fall. From SS position, she performs with fire and grit, demonstrating substantial lateral movement and a rocket for an arm)
- Julie O’Neal (2024, OF, a slapper who is skilled at moving baserunners and provides a true threat on the base path with her aggressiveness. Her speed in the outfield allows her to cover a large area and field gap balls efficiently)
- Bethany Pigg (2023, C/UT, generally fills the clean-up role, generating lots of home runs and RBIs. This past fall she batted .409 with a .458 OBP. As a catcher, she is a valuable leader and understands all aspects of the game. Excels at keeping baserunners in check with an average pop time of 1.68 from her knees and dominates with strong throws to the corner bags)
- Jaelynn Donlon (2023, P/OF, generates tremendous bat speed, hitting for power and often finds the deep gaps in the outfield. As a pitcher, hitting in the vicinity of 60 mph, she excels with a curve ball, which is followed by a flip change that can average 15 mph less. She has a smooth delivery and excellent spin and natural movement with all of her pitches. Also plays outfield well and utilizes her quickness and speed for accurately tracking balls)
- Keller Price (2023, 3B/UT, a powerful bat with home run capability, but excels on hitting strong line drives that dominate the outfield gaps. On the defensive side, she is an aggressive fielder with an exceptional arm. She plays 3B with grit and has astonishing corner coverage, including lateral movement and bunt coverage)
- Rebecka Wonsick (2023, OF/SS, a tremendous all-around athlete with the potential to excel at any position. She possesses a great vision in the outfield with the ability to track balls in all directions and a powerful arm that poses a threat to the opposing team’s base runners. In the batter’s box, she produces raw power with an arsenal of home run hitting followed by line drives and a sneaky possibility of a bunt with great speed on the base bath)
- Haleia Sweifach (2023 P/UT, a gritty ballplayer and a threat offensively as a left-handed lead-off with a .455 batting average, a .737 SLG and 1.198 OPS and has sheer power. On the field, she is a phenomenal first baseman, but poses the biggest threat in the outfield as a skilled tracker, covering gaps and possessing a strong arm. In the pitcher position, she excels with the drop ball and curve ball and possesses an effective change-up)
- Emma Sorrell (2023, 3B/1B, a 3B that possesses cat-like reflexes and is able to dominate both corner bags. Her outstanding glove work makes her a wall on both corners. She brings a strong bat with a .400 average, consistently hitting gap balls to the opposite field and poses a double threat as an excellent bunter if the need arises. She can place bunts with pinpoint accuracy with superb bat control)
- Owyen Lyall (2024, P/1B, an outstanding ability to generate hard line drives. A consistent left center hitter who has good speed around the bases. As a pitcher, her rise ball has become her go to pitch with excellent movement in the middle/upper plane. When combined with a late breaking screw ball and a solid change-up, her pitching arsenal is very effective at keeping hitters off balance. She is currently a mid 50s pitcher, but will continue to pick up speed. Off the mound, her 1B skills are consistently strong and she does a wonderful job of fielding throws off line)
- Jenna Soe (2023, 2B/OF, generates power and precision in the batter’s box. She hits well to both outfield gaps and she has quick hands through the ball. She can also be a dangerous bunter when needed and she has a very soft touch for location with her bunts. At 2B, she has a great glove and closes the gaps with good speed. As an outfielder, she tracks the ball at both corners and has excellent lateral movement)
- Emma Clarke (2024, C/1B/UT, a true utility with the ability to play every position on the field (except pitching). She has a commanding bat and is a consistent long ball hitter. She has a tremendous amount of power and can generate lots of HRs. Her ability to dominate all aspects of the hitting zone are impressive. As a catcher, she is very athletic and quick with superior arm strength. The rest of her time she spends playing a stellar 1B, SS and OF)
What will it take for your team to be successful this year?
Hard work, determination and passion are obviously a given for any successful team. However, this team understands the importance of communication and the team first/whatever it takes mentality. There are no selfish players or attitudes on this team. We must continue to play the most challenging schedule available and be successful with our mental game. Understand the importance of your teammates and their success first. If we can do that and continue to prepare them for life, we will be successful.
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