The National Elite Camp that now runs in association with the Alliance 18u and 16u championships was held this past week at Grand Park in the Indianapolis area. The first year was highly successful, and many players walked away with really good looks from the college coaches. We anticipate this year being no different since the 54 players in attendance put on a solid show.
We always like to mention a few outstanding performances on the day. The camp featured 11 players from the 2023 class; 29 from the class of 2024; 8 from the 2025 class; and 5 youngsters from the class of 2026. Megan Malartsik (2023 OF) continued her remarkable run this summer with outstanding play both offensively and defensively. Megan is a very good hitter who can power slap and swing away with substantial power. She is also solid defensively. Any D1 who is still looking at players in the class of 2023 should check into Megan.
2024 outstanding performances were turned in by Quinn Waiki (SS) and Jayleen Hernandez (OF/1B). Both will hit for average and some power numbers. They are also solid defensively at their respective positions. 2025 SS Marin Heller from Iowa backed up her electric performance in Colorado with an outstanding performance in Indy. Marin can do it all and is destined to be one of the most highly recruited players in the country in her class. 2025 OF and corner Libby Jaques was very impressive. Libby is fast and very athletic and can hit it a ton. Her teammate Harlie Chism was equally as good. Harlie is a good athlete who plays superb defense in the infield.
Also, I would be remiss in not mentioning the outstanding group of pitchers we had in the camp. This is continuing a trend this summer of just high quality pitching prospects who have populated our camps. Today, we had ten pitchers – Hannah Rafferty-Flatter, Lauren Rozell, Maddelynn Lee, Jessica Phelps, Reagan Troy, Gracie Maloney, Savannah Carter, Gracie Ream, Hildie Dempsey, and Reese Mossolino – in camp, and all showed very well. All pitched well in the live pitching segment. I do want to make a special note on Gracie Maloney. We had heard about Gracie from Turnin2, but had never seen her. She certainly lived up to her billing. She already throws it in the mid 60s, topping out at 66 mph. She will certainly put on a few extra mphs when she gets to college, so she will be a high velocity pitcher for sure. She is also an exceptional athlete who plays a stellar 3B and can really swing the bat. Coaches from all over the country should be looking at her.
We will be excited to see all these players grow and mature in the years to come. The camp was exceptional once again, and we thank all the players, parents, and college coaches who came out. We will look forward to year 3 next year in Southern California.
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