By: David List – September 22, 2009
Airport routes young Bearcat club in DP action
Airport starter Zach Sightler came out of the gate with two early K’s in the first inning and he looked to be cruising. The wheels came off though as four BC runs would score on walks issued by the Airport starter. Airport would come back in the second in with a six spot, four of which came on an inside-the-park grand slam by Jeremy Hipp. The Eagles wouldn’t look back as they continued to tack on runs through the six inning, while holding the BC team down. Justin Shannon and Ryan Sturkie also added to the offensive assault with base hits and RBI for Airport.
Final Score: Airport 14 BC (JV) 4
-Prospect Info: Airport-
Zach Sightler-2012 INF/RHP: Sightler took to the hill for the Airport team and looked as though he would cruise early on. He has a good pitchers body and his arm speed was very good for a sophomore. It translated well to the radar gun also, as he sat 82 MPH and topped out at 85 MPH. This young man really has a chance to be a top pitcher in the 2012 class, if he can stay consistant mechanically. With a few adjustments, this big right-hander could be able to make an impact at the next level.
Preston Whitaker-2013 OF/RHP: Whitaker came in behind Sightler and worked out of the jam. He ran a consistent ball in the zone at 75 MPH and topped out at 78 MPH. This youngster has a good body and he got stronger as he pitched inning to inning. With a little time and work, he could develop into a quality arm.
Jeremy Hipp Jr.-2011 OF: This kid runs well and he proved it tonight as he hit a deep gapper in a large park, but legitimately got the inside-the-park grand slam. He is raw from the left-side of the plate, but his hands work.