Catcher Alex Jackson ’14 of Rancho Bernardo is considered the nation’s number one baseball prospect for the class of 2014. At the 11th annual Perfect Game All-American Classic awards night on Saturday at the Hall of Champions Jackson was named the Baseball Prospectus Prospect of the Year.
The 11th annual game was played yesterday at Petco Park and the West won 8-6, extending their series lead to 6-4-1. Three local players were in the game that was televised live on the Major League Baseball network.
Prospect of the Year Alex Jackson ’14 of Rancho Bernardo was the starting catcher and batted third, going 1-for-4 with one run.
Left-handed pitcher Brady Aiken ‘14 of Cathedral was the starting pitcher for the West and pitched one inning giving up one hit, one earned run, while striking out two batters. Aiken’s fastest pitch clocked in at 92 mph.
The game’s fastest pitch was by Tyler Kolek at 99 mph. Kolek plays for Shepherd High School out of Shepherd, TX.
Cathedral’s Sean Bouchard ‘14 played 2nd base as a reserve and went 0-for-2.
Over 200 scouts were in attendance for the game but all last week there were scrimmages, batting practices, home run challenge and the Perfect Game Underclass All-American Games held at USD’s Cunningham Field.
2013 Perfect Game All-American
Game Most Valuable Player
Jakson Reetz ’14, Catcher
Norris (Hickman, NE)
2-for-4, 2 RBI, 1 Run, 3 SB
Jackie Robinson Player of the Year Award
Nick Gordon ’14, Infield/ Right-handed pitcher
Olympia (Orlando, FL)
Rawlings Defensive Player of the Year Award
Derek Hill ’14, Outfield
Elk Grove (Sacramento, CA)
EvoShield SWAG Award
Jacob Gatewood ’14, Infield
Baseball Prospectus Prospect of the Year
Alex Jackson ‘14, Catcher
Rancho Bernardo (San Diego, CA)
Baseball America Pitcher of the Year
Tyler Kolek ’14, Right-handed pitcher
Perfect Game Nick Adenhart Award
Devin Smeltzer ’14, Left-handed pitcher
Bishop Eustace Prep (Voorhees, NJ)