Austin Hedges Featured in Baseball America, chosen for USA roster

JSerra’s stand-out catcher Austin Hedges can add a few new accolades to his resume, including being featured by Baseball America and chosen for a national team trial.

Austin Hedges

He caught the attention of national baseball writers last week at the Perfect Game National Showcase June 17-20 in St. Petersburg, Fla., where he led his team – featuring many of the nation’s best high school ballplayers – to the gold medal.

“He changes the game so much behind the plate,” JSerra baseball coach Brett Kay told the newspaper. “You can throw any pitch you want at any time, whether it’s going to be a dirty pitch or not, whether it’s going to be in the dirt or whatever, there’s a 99.9 percent chance it’s not going to get past him or he’s going to throw someone out by
30 feet. And the pitchers love it. What pitcher wouldn’t love throwing to Austin.”

And yesterday, Hedges was named to the USA 18-under trial roster and the second-team, all-Orange County baseball team.

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