01/23/2018 1:38 PM
MEDFORD, Ore. – The 2017 GWL Champion Medford Rogues have announced the signing of two IMG Academy standouts, infielder/pitcher Chad Pike and a former All-League infielder and Ashland High School Alum Shea Scott.
Shea Scott hit .363 as a senior for the Ashland Grizzlies. He also played several years for the Ashland Pilots. Scott led all his high school teams in fielding percentage and stolen bases. He is now in the post-graduate program at IMG Baseball Academy. Scott played under COO Dave May for the Southern Oregon White Sox tournament team, which brought together local talent, including Rogues infielder Tate Cowden, to compete in baseball tournaments all over the nation. Infield is Scott’s natural position, but he’s an above average outfielder as well. IMG head coach Anthony DeCicco described Scott as, “A line drive, contact hitter… an ideal 2-hole hitter. Competitive, prideful, diligent, and willing to buy in to a winning culture.”
Chad Pike has been around baseball for literally his entire life. “My dad put a baseball in my crib, and both of my older brothers play baseball too, so I was always doing something,” said Pike, “but I first started playing competitively when I was 7 years old.” As a senior in high school, the switch-hitting Pike hit .388 with five home runs for Southampton High. He’s no slouch on the mound, either. He tossed a one-hit, 14-strikeout, complete game at Hampton Bays in an 8-0 victory on March 30, 2017. Coach DeCicco described Pike’s proficiency on the mound as, “High level of pitchability, can throw a breaking ball 2-0, can throw a 3-1 changeup, and has excellent control.”
DeCicco added, “(Pike and Scott) are two hard working, blue collar, bring your lunch pail to work kids. Both do a lot of little things to help win games. They’re also very good team guys. You know what I call them? I call them baseball players. That’s the best compliment you can give.”
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