Hollcraft is disappointed his fastball is only clocked at 80 mph.

Crookston's Aaron Hollcraft participated in the Minnesota High School Baseball Showcase presented by Showtime Sports Wednesday and Thursday in Burnsville, Minn. The showcase is made up of mostly juniors and some sophomores.

Hollcraft, a sophomore left-handed pitcher and centerfielder, said the showcase was a good experience and now he knows what he needs to improve and is motivated to work harder, which is scary for opponents.

"On Wednesday I was clocked at 80, which was kind of dissapointing, but it just means I have to work harder I guess," he told the Times. "I was really excited to get some exposure. I'm not sure if I was at all impressive to the scouts, but it was good to know what it feels like."

Hollcraft, who was an All-Section 8AA selection, said he was tested at the showcase.

"Wednesday we did a little skill testing, and then a game," he said. "The skill testing for the outfielders was a 60 yard dash, then we had to make some really far throws from right field to each base. It was kinda crazy how far we had to throw! The game was seven innings, five batters each inning no matter what for scouting reasons. On Thursday we just played another game which was the same as Wednesday."

Hollcraft is scheduled to pitch Wednesday, June 26 when the Crookston Legion team hosts Warroad.


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