December 19 - Tucker Mitchell, an Oakton resident who attends the IMG Academy in Florida, has been named a Perfect Game 17U All-Tournament first-team selection for events held in 2018.
A senior committed to Florida Atlantic University, the 6-foot-1, 200-pound catcher hit .378 with a .491 on-base percentage in 39 games at Perfect Game events. Playing mostly with the Alabama-based Triton Rays, he had 13 extra-base hits - including three home runs - and 25 RBI in 112 plate appearances.
Mitchell played with the Ohio Warhawks/643 DP Cougars combined team at the WWBA World Championship held in Jupiter, FL in October. He was one of 18 position players named as a first-team selection.
Mitchell attended Flint Hill for his first two prep seasons before transferring to IMG prior to his junior year. He was among the state’s top-10 rated players in his class by Prep Baseball Report prior to transferring schools.
His older brother, Cooper, played at Oakton and later at Division II Florida Tech.
Prep Baseball Report Releases Initial ‘22 Class Rankings
Six area players were among the top 10 listed in Prep Baseball Report’s first Class of 2022 rankings. The rankings were released on Monday, and include players from Virginia and Washington, D.C.
James Triantos, a freshman shortstop at St. John’s (D.C.) and resident of McLean, was the highest-rated player from Northern Virginia at No. 3. Triantos committed earlier this fall to play at the University of North Carolina.
Others among the top 10 were St. John’s right-hander Jack O’Connor (5), Paul VI Catholic left-hander Bradley Gagen (6), Patriot lefty Eli Serrano (7), Osbourn Park catcher Mason Balsis (8) and McLean outfielder Griffin Stieg (9). O’Connor, an Arlington resident, as well as Gagen and Balsis have committed to play at Virginia.
PBR’s top-ranked player in the class is catcher Ethan Anderson from Virginia Beach’s Cox.
NVTBL Expecting Over 30 College Coaches at Next Month’s Showcase
The Northern Virginia Travel Baseball League and its Premier Showcase League will be co-hosting their winter college showcase for current sophomores, juniors and seniors on Sunday, Jan. 27 at the St. James Indoor Sports Complex in Springfield.
Coaches from the following schools as listed as confirmed for the showcase: Catholic, Chowan, Gettysburg, Hamilton, Hampden-Sydney, Hood, Johns Hopkins, Marymount, McDaniel, Muhlenberg, Patrick Henry CC, Randolph-Macon, Rochester, Shenandoah, Stevenson, St. Mary’s (MD), Ursinus and Washington (MD).
For more information or to register, visit www.nvtblbaseball.org.
Photo of Tucker Mitchell courtesy of Mitchell Family