Red Mountain 2018

Conner Thurman

Sr. | P | 6’0 | 200lbs
1.47 ERA, 52.1 IP, 41H, 22R, 11 ER, 20 BB, 55K
Awards: 1st Team All-Region, All-State Honorable Mention, 10 Perfect Game Tournament Teams, Perfect Game 1st Team All-American
College Commit: University of Arizona

Coaches Note:
Conner is a pitcher with a fastball velo of 90. His best pitch however, is his slider. It has been compared to one of the better sliders in the state. Conner thrives on the limelight and enjoys the competitive battle. Conner is a surprisingly good athlete with natural strength and ability. He is also, a highly intelligent player, who understands the game of baseball.

Tyler Rice

Sr. | INF | 5’8 | 155lbs
88 AB, 19R, 38H, 26 RBI, 1HR, 6K, 14 BB
Awards: 1st Team All-Region, All-State Honorable Mention
College Commit: University of Texas Arlington

Coaches Note:
Tyler is a baseball “rat.” He loves the game and is always looking to improve. Tyler is an intelligent baseball player, who loves to study every aspect of the game. Tyler’s greatest attribute is his ability to hit. He is a tactician with his mechanics. As a junior, Tyler was at his best against the best pitching. I believe with improvement in strength, Tyler will have the ability to hit for power.

Kai Murphy

Jr. | P | OF | 5’8 | 155lbs
1.80 ERA, 42.2 IP, 44H, 22R, 19 ER, 12 BB, 33K
Awards: 1st Team All-Region, All-State Honorable Mention, Top 500 Perfect Game Position Rank in AZ
College Commit: Oregon State

Coaches Note:
Kai is a pitcher’s pitcher. He understands the craft of getting people out. As a sophomore, his fastball was clocked around 82, but is consistently in the 85/86 range. Kai has command of at least 4 pitches, with an exceptional change up. Overall, it is Kai’s ability to keep hitters off balance that leads to his success. I believe with his continued physical development, Kai will become an even more dominant pitcher.

Bobby Meza

Sr. | P | 1B | 6’2 | 220lbs
Awards: 1st Team All-Region, All-State Honorable Mention, Arizona Junior SunBelt Team, Perfect Game Tournament MVP
College Commit: Yavapai Community College

Coaches Note:
Bobby is the type of player who wants the ball at the most important time, as he is not the one to shy away from a challenge. Bobby has high expectations of being successful and goes about playing the game in that way. As a pitcher, Bobby is in the 90 mph range, with a very good curve. Bobby can locate the fastball and use the curveball to keep hitters off balance.

As a hitter, he shows very good power, with a surprising ability to control the bat. It is my opinion though, that Bobby’s greatest asset is his willingness to be successful and fight to win.

Austin Duffy

Sr. | SS | 6’0 | 185lbs
0.341 AVE, 29 AB, 10R, 10H, 6 BB
Awards: Perfect Game World Series All-Tournament Team Mesa, Perfect Game World Series All-Tournament Team Florida
College Commit: New Mexico State

Coaches Note:
Austin is an exceptional athlete who plays baseball. Assist has very good speed, quickness, athletic ability, arm strength and will eventually hit consistent power. Austin can step-up when playing against the best players and at the most important times. With more consistent play, Austin will a be successful at higher levels. I believe that Austin will be able to move up the ladder with a great deal of success.

Luke Hyzdu

Jr. | INF | OF | 6’1 | 170lbs
0.333 BA, 45 AB, 14R, 8 RBI, 1 HR, 4K
Awards: All-Region Honorable Mention, Perfect Game All-Tournament Team Georgia, Perfect Game All-Tournament Team Florida
College Commit: Uncommitted

Coaches Note:
Luke is that true “up-and-coming” player. With continued increase in his physical maturity, he has seen a rise in his game. Luke is a very good baseball athlete, who plays faster and stronger than his numbers would indicate. As the “quiet” type player, Luke has become a true utilityy player, with the ability to play any outfield or infield position at a high level. We have seen continued improvement with his hitting. I believe with this continued improvement, Luke will have the ability to hit with power.

Randy Hutson

Sr. | C | 5’8 | 155lbs
1.79 ERA, 92 AB, 19R, 30H, 25 RBI, 3 HR
Awards: 1st Team All-Region, All-State Honorable Mention
College Commit: Gateway Community College

Coaches Note:
Randy loves to catch, but more importantly, he loves the game of baseball. He is an extremely hard worker, who can be seen working on all aspects of his game. Randy shows high energy when playing. As a catcher, Randy has shown sub 2.0 pop times to 2nd as he has a very good arm as he is a very good athletic catcher. As a hitter, Randy has shown drastic improvement. The mental part of his game has become drastically better. I believe Randy will get even better, at the next level, especially with hitting.