Bedrosian, Frazier ranked among nation's top baseball underclassmen

FROM STAFF REPORTS sports@newnan.com Coweta County has become home to some of the hardest throwing high school baseball pitchers in the state. Both East Coweta junior Cam Bedrosian and Newnan sophomore Marc Frazier were among Preseason High School Underclassmen All-American team this spring for Perfect Game USA, a scouting report service based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Bedrosian, a 6 foot 1, 190-pound righthanded pitcher for the No. 10 state-ranked Indians (10-2), was named to Perfect Game's First Team as one of its top 60 ranked underclassmen in the nation. Already this year in limited work, Bedrosian has had a pair of double-digit strikeout efforts. he fanned 12 batters over five innings on March 3 in an 8-0 win over Hiram. Bedrosian added a 14-strikeout effort more recently in a 12-0 win over Morrow last Friday in a one-hit performance. He is one of seven Georgia players listed among the First Team, joining a group that also includes Woodward Academy's Delano DeShields Jr. Frazier has been just as dominating on the mound so far this season for Newnan in just his sophomore year, while being named to Perfect Game's Third Team. Also at 6-1, 190 pounds, Frazier has put together solid pitching and hitting performances this year for the Cougars, ranked No. 8 in the latest Georgia Coaches Association State Baseball Poll. He struck out 11 in a 2-1 win over Northside-Columbus on March 5. Meanwhile, both Bedrosian and Northgate pitcher Catlin Kendrick are listed among 33 players nationally on Prospect Watch's 92 mile-per-hour club. Prospect Watch is an Atlanta-based service that offers pre draft showcases for draft-eligible players. COLLEGE BASEBALL A number of Coweta County natives are equally making noise on college rosters. At Navy, sophomore lefthander Sam Long has struck out 37 batters in just 22 innings this year and has walked just seven batters On March 13 against Monmouth, he struck out 13 batters in just 5 1/3 innings. The 13 strikeouts were the most by a Navy pitcher since Scott Kozink's 14 strikeouts against Bucknell in the 1999 Patriot League Tournament. Long fanned nine batters in his starts against Iona (March 6, 6 2/3 innings) and Princeton (March 20, 7 innings). He has struck out more batters than innings pitched in every start this year. Prior to this year, Long, who prepped at Woodward Academy, had started only one game in his career. He came out of the bullpen in 10 of his 11 appearances as a freshman last spring and logged a total of 22 1/3 innings with 23 strikeouts. At Middle Georgia, sophomore Bryan Blough who has signed with Georgia, has been dominating on the mound. On March 16, Blough struck out four and allowed three hits over five innings in a 10-0 win over Andrew College. Also at the junior college level, another former East Coweta standout Brian Cole has appeared in 13 games for nationally ranked Young Harris (28-5) and has posted a 3.45 ERA, striking out 20 while walking just 9 in 15 2/3 innings pitched. (The Times-Herald will post periodic updates on local players in college and the minor leagues during the spring.)


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