The early returns from the 2021 WWBA World Championship have been promising for at least one uncommitted New England prospect in the Class of 2022 -- Liam Doyle.
Doyle, a Derry, N.H., native, pitched the Boston Red Sox Scout Team to its lone victory through its first three games at the prestigious showcase event in Jupiter, Fla. Getting the Game 2 start for a Boston Red Sox Scout Team laden with some of the top high school prospects in the Northeast, Doyle pitched three no-hit innings against a Scorpions team based out of Florida.
A lefthander who earned All-New Hampshire D1 Pitcher of the Year as a junior at Pinkerton Academy, Doyle can flash a 91-mph fastball. He left little doubt in his start on Thursday in Jupiter that he can match up favorably against the nation's top college commits. The only question that Doyle left for scouts is this: Why hasn't he committed to a D1 program?
Don't be surprised if that happens in short order -- maybe in the next week -- for Doyle after his performance on the national stage. He is one of only two uncommitted members of the Boston Red Sox Scout Team, along with Albert De La Rosa (Ayer, Mass.). The latter earned a start at second base today (Oct. 8) in a Game 3 matchup against 3n2 Stick Baseball out of Arkansas.