Texas prepster Kohl Stewart impresses
May, 13, 2013
By Christopher Crawford | ESPN.com
AP Photo/Triple Play New Media//Damen JacksonSince his success last summer, Kohl Stewart continues pitch well.It was an interesting weekend of college and prep baseball, with many high schools entering their postseason play and colleges gearing up for their conference tournaments. That also means it’s the last look at several players in the draft class, which makes it a crucial time for those who haven’t secured themselves onto a team’s board yet.
This weekend we saw a dominating effort from the best high-school pitcher in the class, a bit of redemption from the class’ best southpaw, and the two best bats this year continue to put up gaudy numbers.
• If anyone had any worries about St. Pius X (Texas) High School’s Kohl Stewart’s health, his effort on Monday went a long way toward erasing those doubts.
Stewart was sensational against Nolan Catholic in the 5A playoffs, pitching a complete-game shutout while giving up just two hits and striking out 14. The right-hander’s fastball was clocked in the mid 90s, and his devastating slider gave hitters trouble all afternoon.