Mac Marshall Throws CG Shutout

Parkview HS senior left hander Mac Marshall (LSU commit) was the last of the known quantity 2014 arms to go, pitching in the afternoon on Thursday. He did not dissapoint, with a complete game shutout victory in which he allowed just 4 hits and 1 walk against 6 strikeouts.

Early on, he reached 91 with has fastball and sat in the upper 80s. He effectively pitched with a solid change and curve, giving him a usable three pitch mix. His delivery is athletic, and when he got his arm up on the back side he was able to drive his fastball down through the zone with nice plane. He is a unique and talented athlete, certainly not the kind of athlete we see commonly in left handed pitchers. His feel for pitching was better than I was aware of, having only seen him previously in a workout. Later in the game he had clearly lost the zip on his stuff, and struggled a bit for consistentcy with how his arm worked from the glove – but he still competed with all three pitches to preserve a shutout, an impressive performance indicative of a competitive makeup.

Another guy I liked in glimpses was Parkview senior third baseman Jim Wagner (Georgia Regents Univ. commit). He showed good hands and body control defensively, along with a nice left handed stroke.