Brooke Leger and Natasha Vincent opened their 2017 Prospect Evaluation Camps with Fastpitch Northwest records that were eye-popping.
Leger, 2019 from South Salem High School (Salem, Ore.), recorded a 28.6 vertical leap and Vincett recorded a 79 mile per hour exit speed.
Leger recorded her 28.6 record at the Sisters (Central Oregon) PEC and Vincett, from Kittitas (Wash.) turned in her 79 at the Ellensburg PEC. She will graduate in 2018.
Both Leger and Vincett had other impressive efforts as both clocked under 2.50 for home to first: Vincett at 2.49 and Leger was 2.46 and 2.47. Vincett had a 10.97 home to home and Leger was 11.01. Vincett’s vertical was 24.6.
Fastpitch Northwest director Ken Olson also noted that Vincett hit one to the scoreboard off Central Washington University head coach Mike Larrabee. She also had a 66 mph overhand throw.
“It was clearly one of the best all-around performances we’ve had a PEC,” said Olson.
Tom Mauldin, Fastpitch Northwest assistant director, said, “Leger has 29-plus in her. It didn’t take long to grab our attention. She stood on the (electronic) mat and exploded.”
Leger and Vincett weren’t the only ones putting up impressive numbers during PECs in Idaho and Oregon.
Courtney Call recorded a 77 mph exit speed in Twin Falls and Gracie Elliott clocked 66 on her overhand throw in Portland.
Each PEC had impressive marks and two, in particular, had some obstacles -- five rain delays and lightning strikes in Pocatello and 40-50 mph winds in Twin Falls.
“While the weather was challenging to say the least, not a single player complained about the weather,” said Mauldin.
Top performers from all PECs will go online next week.