Locals impress at Area Code Games tryouts

Salisbury Prep's Ryley MacEachern was among the most impressive players at the Area Code Games tryouts at Waltham's Bentley University. ESPNHS

ESPNHS is covering each area tryout for the Area Code Games, which are set for August in Long Beach, Calif. The games' Yankees squad held tryouts over the weekend at Bentley University in Waltham, and several locals put on an impressive display.

To view the entire article, CLICK HERE. Below is Carl Stoeber's account of the Massachusetts area talent:

The Massachusetts stop included more than 100 scouts at the Bentley fields. Practically everyone stopped to watch when pitcher Ryley MacEachern of Salisbury School (Salisbury, Conn.) stepped on the mound. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound junior looked comfortable on the mound and showed the form that helped him go 6-0 with a sub-2.00 ERA this spring.

“I don’t like fooling around with an 0-2 count,” he said, “I like to challenge batters with my fastball and make them hit it.”

Along with his fastball (two-seam and four-seam), MacEachern impressed onlookers with a curveball, slider and a change.

Others who caught scouts’ eyes at the first Yankees’ stop were two lefties who showed power in their bats during BP — sophomore catcher Kyle Devin of Lynn Classical (Lynn, Mass.) and Lynn English (Lynn, Mass.) junior pitcher/first baseman Ben Bowden.