Thursday, October 23, 2008

Packing heat

The JSU baseball team has been going through its fall practice and it appears junior pitcher Ben Tootle hasn't missed a beat from his summer experience in the Cape Cod League.

Tootle regularly threw in the high 90s as a reliever on the Cape, occassionally topping 100, and shows no signs of slowing down with the Gamecocks. Because of that velocity and control, Tootle is considered one of the top pro prospects in the country this spring.

Asked how fast the Oxford product was throwing this fall, one insider said, "As hard as you can get in two digits on the gun."

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