Had the opportunity to see Trabuco Hills, Tustin, Valencia (Placentia), and Long Beach Wilson this morning in the first games at the Ryan Lemmon Invitational at Windrow Park in Irvine.
Below are some notes on players from the first game.
Matt Torretto (Trabuco HIlls): The 2014 LHP didn't over power anybody but consistently hit spots with a loopy curveball and mixed in a nice change up. He commanded his fastball despite it's lack of velocity. Threw a no-hitter to open the tournament.
Erik Voller (Trabuco Hills): The junior catcher was best catcher in the first two games. Regularly popping 2.11 - 2.19, he showed very good receiving skills and footwork. At the plate he shows an advanced approach which allowed him to draw two walks.
Adalberto Carrillo (Tustin): The senior shortstop was impressive all day with the glove showing range in both directions along with an impressive arm. At the plate he was a bit over-aggressive at times...likely trying break up the no-hitter. Impressive player on a team that doesn't have many college level players.
Coby Kauhaahaa (Valencia): The shortstop, a 2015 Cal State Fullerton commit, flashed very good defensive skills with the glove and arm. Moves laterally with ease. Didn't see too much at the plate from him, in part due to not seeing many hittable pitches, which indicates good plate discipline.
Matt Ruff (Valencia): The senior catcher showed impressive defensive skills - receives very well and shows very good footwork and catch and throw skills. Popped 2.0 in throwing out a would-be base stealer.