McALESTER, Okla. — The dugout exhaled a collectable sigh of disgust.
The Hardin Valley (Tenn.) Academy product carried a no-no into the fifth and final inning versus Team Georgia in the Junior Sunbelt Classic. However, it wash't meant to be as the Peach State bats scratched across a pair of base knocks.
Neely didn't crumble or fold from there. With a fastball that sat in the 88-90 miles-per-hour range and that topped out at 93, the Tennessee verbal commit finished off Georgia and secured a 9-0 run-rule victory.
The right-hander finished with four strikeouts in five innings with three base on balls.
The 5-foot-10, 165-pounder uses every ounce of his body to create plus-velocity for a Class of 2015 prospect. He has excellent flex in his elbow and creates torque with his body to generate ball speed that doesn't exist in most pitchers his age and size.
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