Nine Effingham County high school players competed in the Georgia Dugout Club’s Top 100 showcase Monday and Tuesday at Kennesaw State University.
Center fielder Dylan Scott, who made the team last year, enjoyed playing with the best in the state.
“It’s fun and more of a privilege than anything,” the rising ECHS senior said. “It’s an awesome feeling just to be here and play baseball in front of scouts.”
More than 60 scouts attended the showcase.
Scott is being recruited by Middle Georgia, Georgia College and State University and Georgia Southern.
He said that playing in the Showcase before helped calm him down this year.
“Last year, I was really nervous because I did not know what all was going on,” he said. “But, this year I know what’s going on and it’s not as nerve wracking but more fun now.”
Another rising senior, South Effingham’s John Roberts Jr. also enjoyed the competition.
He said that playing with Georgia’s finest prep stars has taught him what he needs to improve on.
“I got to work a lot harder on my arm strength,” the catcher said. “I’m hanging with the guys who are top prospects right now, but I have not worked as hard as I could have. I just need to play a lot harder and there is still a lot of baseball I’ve got to learn.”
Roberts did a fine job behind the plate, throwing four runners out at second base. He played six innings and at the plate went 2-for-4.
Other local players on the Top 100 include Zachary Dotson, Justin Wilson, Evan Jarman, Colby May, Jesse Osborne, Jordan Hill and Nate Sisolak.