Top Young players show their stuff at May 5th MLB Tryouts in Prague

This past week six young Lithuanian standouts showed off their baseball skills in front of MLB and MLB Club scouts MLB Tryouts in Prague this past week. The tryout was hosted by the KrC Altron Baseball Complex, and was the lead-up to the 2009 MLB Prospect Camps to be held in Italy in July.
The tryout lasted for several hours in which players were tested in various areas: speed, arm strength, hitting and throwing, as well as fielding balls from their position and pitchers throwing off the mound.
The Lithuanian delegation, led by Youth National Team Head Coach Virmidas Neverauskas, represented Lithuania extremely well. Edvardas Matusevicius posted the fastest time in the 60 yard sprint, and Arunas Dankovskis posted the third-fastest time among the 40 players participating in the tryout from throughout Europe. Dovydas Neverauskas and Edvardas Matusevicius both were standouts on the mound, with Dovydas hitting 88mph and Edvardas 86mph on the radar. They were the hardest-throwing pitchers in the tryout (the hardest-throwing pitcher from other countries, Czech not included, was 82mph). Lukas Bradauskas (81 mph) and Arunas Dankovskis (80 mph) also posted great results.
These performances certainly grabbed peoples’ attention and increased peoples’ awareness of developments in Lithuanian baseball. We have strong hopes that several of these players will be invited to attend the MLB Camp in Italy this summer. We are proud of all these young players from Lithuania who attended these tryouts and hope that this can be motivation for all young players in Lithuania to continue to work hard and improve.

Players attending the Prague ’09 MLB Tryouts:
Edvardas Matusevicius (Vilnius “Sporto Vilkai”)
Dovydas Neverauskas (“Sporto Vilkai”)
Valentinas Krukis (“Sporto Vilkai”)
Gytis Martunas (“Sporto Vilkai”)
Justinas Sdaunykas (Utena “Vetra”
Lukas Bradauskas (“Sporto Vilkai”)
Arunas Dankovskis (Kaunas “Lituanica”)

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