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Sam Runion (Perfect Game USA)

Biographical Data
Player Name:Sam Runion
Position:Starting Pitcher
School:AC Reynolds HS, Asheville, NC
School Type:High School
Academic Class:Senior
Weight:220 lbs.
Report Date(s):04/27/07
Game(s):South Caldwell HS

Focus Area
Fastball:Runion threw his fastball in the 89-93 mph range.
Slider:Runion's slider was in the 79-83 mph and has the chance to be an above-average pitch.
Changeup:He has a changeup, but didn't throw it in this game. He didn't need to.
Control:Runion was very consistent and pounded the strike zone.
Poise:He competed very well, went about his business in a very professional manner against a very tough opponent.
Physical Description:Runion is a big, strong right-hander who is very durable and projectable.
Medical Update:Healthy.
Strengths:Runion is a very efficient and consistent strike-thrower with two average or above-average pitches.
Weaknesses:You'd like to see a changeup, but he didn't need it. He occasionally will fly open on his delivery.
Summary:While fellow North Carolinian Madison Bumgarner has deservedly gotten a lot of attention, Runion should not be overlooked. He's a very solid right-hander with two good offerings and the chance to have three. He's a consistent strike-thrower who competes well.