Atlanta treated us all very well considering it was July in the South. The day of the Jamboree was pleasant – a welcome relief from the temperatures that area had been experiencing. We want to thank the Legacy for helping us to put on this first time event that will surely grow into something special in the years ahead.
As for the event itself, we had a wonderful group of players and they did a very nice job of displaying their skill set and athleticism. We will be anxious to get their names out to college coaches all over the country. One of the best shortstops in the Southeast, 2019 Sarah Carlton was very impressive. Sarah hails from Florida and is one of the smoothest defenders in the country. Another 2019, Molly Grube – a pitcher for the Vienna Stars program continues to grow and mature as a player. Molly looked very good on this day, showcasing solid velocity with a variety of spins.
2020 all-around player Faith Miller backed up her impressive performance in Colorado with a great showing in Atlanta. If you want to talk about versatility, this is the young lady. Faith can play most positions on the field, including in the circle. Also in the 2020 class, Abby Gravlin is showing marked improvement in the circle, especially coming off ankle surgery. Abby is a real pitcher in that she locates several different pitches in all parts of the zone. Ansley Yantis, a shortstop had a great day both in the field and at the plate. Ansley is surely going to be a premier player in her class in the Southeast region.
And finally, 2021 Brooke Blankenship, who oozes with potential. She is an athlete and super competitive. These are just a few of the many high level performances we saw on this day. It will be fun to see all these young ladies grow and mature in the years ahead.