Smash and Dash at Fenway Park

By Zach Leach

Among all the hustle and bustle of hundreds of players working out in Boston on Tuesday, several players caught the eyes of the many scouts in attendance with tremendous performances.

At the plate, Wareham’s Kyri Washington (Longwood) led all batters in home runs with seven. Chatham’s Chris Shaw (Boston College) was next with six, and both John Norwood (Vanderbilt) of Cotuit and Shaun Chase (Oregon) of Falmouth tied last year’s top mark of five. Brewster’s Luke Lowery (ECU) hit four home runs, and had one of the few shots to dead center.

In the 60-yard dash, the three top times went to West Division speedsters. Falmouth’s Steven Duggar (Clemson) was fastest at 6.30 seconds. For those more comfortable with the 40-yard dash, that would be about a 4.20 (which is amazing). Bourne’s Stephen Wrenn (Georgia) and Mark Laird (LSU) were two and three, with times of 6.37 and 6.38.

Every year, a group of players see their stocks rise due to the results of their Fenway Park workout. This year, the overall output of the Cape League was possibly the most impressive yet, and these select players may have just stuck in the mind of scouts and will help them just enough come next spring’s MLB draft.


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