Singapore’s first ever baseball showcase

Baseball in Singapore? Absolutely. Five Division 1 colleges and three Major League Baseball scouts from Tulane, IMU, UT, Columbia, Nebraska, JUCO, New York Yankees Organization and the Japan Minor Leagues all gathered at the SAS baseball field on Dec. 6-7 to watch 48 hopeful athletes play their hearts out at the first-ever baseball showcase in Singapore.

Player taking their turn at bat with scouts sitting being them.
Player taking their turn at bat with scouts sitting being them. Photo by Sophia Coulter

The scouting event was planned by Hit Factory, the first ever indoor baseball and softball training facility in Singapore. They employ professional coaches that train the kids all year round.

Another player taking turn at bat
Another player takes a turn at bat.                 Photo by Sophia Coulter
Game Time
Game Time                    Photo by Sophia Coulter

Sequence of pitch

The SAS junior boys all sat together to watch the games.
The SAS junior boys all sat together to watch the games. Photo by Sophia Coulter

Junior Sean Mouton said, “Before the showcase most of us had never been seen by major college coaches and the showcase really helped us with exposure and getting our names out.”

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Junior Brian Ford agreed with Mouton, “I mean, getting the chance to play in front of coaches from Ivy Leagues and Loyola is really exciting. You don’t even get that at showcases in the States. Those are head coaches or top tier division one programs. You rarely get that anywhere in the world. I’m glad I did it. I got to show what skills I have and show the rest of them what kids out here in Asia have to show.”

The benches filled with water, helmets, gloves, and bags
The benches filled with water, helmets, gloves, and bags
Player during a game watching home plate
Player during a game watching home plate. Photo by Sophia Coulter

Juniors Mark Schoen, Kelly Chung, Chris Chan and myself were hired by the Hit Factory to film the players in their position, at bat, and a 60 meter dash. These videos will then be packaged and the players can send them to colleges.

 

Author: Sophia Coulter

Sophia Coulter is a second year reporter for The Eye, a Morning Show producer, and a current senior. This is her eighth year at SAS, but is originally from New York City. When she isn’t studying she likes to eat food, spend time with friends and watch netflix. Sophia can be contacted at coulter34516@sas.edu.sg.

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