Two of Rhea County Baseball’s pitchers, Ross Pendergrass and Ricky Guthrie, made a major statement this past weekend at the invitation only Tennessee / Kentucky Border Battle held hosted by Prep Baseball Report at Western Kentucky University.
Both sophomores, shined in the competition that had 25-30 college scouts in attendance.
Ross Pendergrass was noted by Prep Baseball Report to have struck one out to get his team out of a jam. He pitched up to 85 mph fastball with a solid working speed of 81-83.
“It was really fun. There were a lot of scouts there and the players were really good,” said Pendergrass of the event. “It was definitely interesting to see that many colleges. It was a great competition and a great weekend.”
Guthrie pitched from a low 3/4 slot to get out of a tight 7th inning. He worked 80-82 mph fastballs with mixed in 69-70 mph with late breaks.
Add senior Baylor Dulaney to the Eagles’ pitching lineup equation and the picture of a deep postseason run look likely.
Pendergrass has already set a 90 mph fastball goal for his senior year.