2016-08-24 / Sports

Gaffney’s Wright named best at Palmetto Games

By LARRY HILLIARD
Ledger Sports Editor larry@gaffneyledger.com


Gaffney High’s Houston Wright was named most outstanding player at the Palmetto Games. Gaffney High’s Houston Wright was named most outstanding player at the Palmetto Games. Gaffney’s Houston Wright was more than clutch at the plate and outstanding on the mound at the prestigious Palmetto Games.

He was the game’s most outstanding player.

The invitation-only event is a two-day showcase, including workouts and games for the top baseball prospects in South Carolina.

Diamond Prospects surveys college coaches and pro scouts while choosing the participants.

Wright, who has committed to play for The College of Charleston, was clocked as high as 91 mph and consistently threw in the mid to upper 80s, according to notes from the games.

Wright, who plays first base, also earned high marks for attacking the strike zone and challenging the hitters.

Wright also stood out at the plate, belting the only home run that cleared the right-centerfield bullpen.

Wright also displayed a solid approach at the plate and a knowledge of the strike zone.

He’s projected to find a spot in the middle of the Cougar lineup, according to the notes.

The games were held on August 13-14 at Founders Park at the University of South Carolina.

Wright was joined at the games by teammate Bryson Ward, who was clocked at 6.73 in the 60. Wright also was praised for his sound approach at the plate, and his ability to play either in the infield or outfield.

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