We don’t run a pitchers ranch or high tech training lab. But for nineteen years we’ve done alright by producing not only hard throwing but effective pitchers. Like most years the class of pitchers involved in our customized “Off Season Pitchers Conditioning Program” is small but that doesn’t mean it ain’t potent. It was lights out when these Gamespeed trained athletes hit the mound this year. Our athletes posted numerous shutout, no hitters and one,two, three hitters. Strikeout counts were high and ERA’s low. “Yeah we may not be big time but our results are right on time!”
Robert Stephenson. A first round pick of the Reds in 2011 is rising fast. He’s tabbed as one of the organizations top ten prospects. He has hit 101 mph a few times while on the mound. With a plus fastball and an emerging plus curve and now a effective change up he may be getting the call pretty soon. So far he has an amazing 85 strikeouts in just twelve games. Lights out!
Elliott Waterman . Currently in the Washington Nationals Short A system, he is having some control problems with a some changes to his delivery but we know he’ll fix that soon. He says he’s throwing hard and feels great. Keep working Elliott we know its coming. ERA: 9.0, IP: 4, BB: 2, So:1
Julian Kelly. Just off his junior College season Julian was highly effective for the Eagles and helped the team reach the post season. His 72 K’s ranked him 17th of all pitchers in the California community college system. W: 6, L-2, Sv: 1, ERA: 2.28, IP: 79, K: 72
1.48 ERA / 13 game starts – 81 innings pitched / 63 strike outs / 15 Walks
.408 Batting Average / 28 games – 100 Plate appearances / 15 RBI’s and 16 runs / 31 hits – 6 for extra bases / 12 walks – 1 strikeout
Pitched two complete game post-season shutouts / batted .545 in post season and hit 4-4 in Championship game
League (DFAL) Champions (4th consecutive year)
CIF NCS Champions (4th consecutive year)
Awarded League Most Valuable Player (DFAL)
Awarded NorCal Division-2 Player of The Year (NorCal Preps)
Awarded East Bay Player of The Year (Contra Costa Times)
Not Lights out! but “Blackout!”
Simply dominant, this “Queen of the hill” was not to be outdone by the guys by a long shot. Johanna is one of, if not the best high school pitcher in the country. A mind boggling ERA of 0.09 was incredible.
PITCHER OF THE YEAR
Johanna Grauer, Amador Valley
When healthy, Grauer was absolutely dominant in the circle, going 22-2 with an ERA of 0.09 (two earned runs all season). She struck out 274 batters in 152 innings while posting 19 shutouts and leading the Dons to the East Bay Athletic League title. Before an ankle injury ended her season just before the North Coast Section Division I playoffs, the Arizona-State bound junior had pitched four no-hitters, including a perfect game and eight one-hitters.
CC Times Pitcher of the Year
California Junior of the Year