The third day of the World Wood Bat Association (WWBA) World Championship, an event held annually by Perfect Game in Jupiter, Fla., marked the final day of pool play.:: Complete prospect coverage ::In total, 48 games were played on Saturday, resulting in 22 pool champions and 10 wild card teams
The third day of the World Wood Bat Association (WWBA) World Championship, an event held annually by Perfect Game in Jupiter, Fla., marked the final day of pool play.
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In total, 48 games were played on Saturday, resulting in 22 pool champions and 10 wild card teams advancing to a 32-team single-elimination bracket. The playoff teams will battle on Sunday as they attempt to reach Monday's championship game.
Major League Baseball's Breakthrough Series team is among those moving on to the next round after defeating Team Elite Prime, 3-2, to win its pool with a 2-0-1 record. Michael Harris II and Andre Duplantier turned in strong performances on the mound, while catcher Darius Perry and shortstop Nasim Nunez paced the offense by each driving in a run.
Here is a look at some of the hitters and pitchers (five each) who stood out on Day 3 of the event:
Bobby Witt Jr., SS, Colleyville Heritage HS (Texas), 2019: The consensus top high school prospect in the 2019 Draft class was a solid performer once again, going 2-for-4 with a two-run single for East Coast Sox Select. He's hitting .375 through four games in the tournament.
Sammy Siani, OF, William Penn Charter (Penn.), 2019 -- The younger brother of 2018 Reds' fourth-rounder Mike Siani went yard and also hit a triple to finish 2-for-3 with four RBIs. The Duke commit's homer had an exit velocity of 103 mph, and he also had a 98-mph single the previous day.
Adam Grintz, C, Downington West Campus HS (Penn.), 2019: Grintz had a perfect day at the plate, going 4-for-4 with a double, two triples and three runs scored for Tri-State Arsenal FC. The 6-foot, 195-pounder is committed to North Carolina.
Armani Sanchez, SS, Reagan HS (Texas), 2019: The Oklahoma-committed shortstop unloaded on a loud home run and deservedly tweeted out the video himself. The two-run blast left his bat at 101 mph and traveled 411 feet.
Kevin Parada, C, Loyola HS (Calif.): The 2019 Georgia Tech commit connected on his second home run of the event, a 412-foot shot that had an exit velocity of 99 mph, per TrackMan Baseball. He's now 6-for-8 with nine RBIs at through three games.
Nate Wohlgemuth, RHP/OF, Owasso HS (Okla.), 2020: The 5-foot-11, 195-pound righty posted Day 3's top velocity as he struck out the side in an impressive outing for Braves Scout Team/Team Elite. He paired his heater -- which sat 91-94, according to Perfect Game -- with a 76 mph breaking ball, but threw only 13 pitches overall. The Arkansas commit is regarded by scouts as one of the top prep arms in the 2020 class.
Colton Bowman, LHP, Bullard HS (Texas), 2019: The Oklahoma State commit fired 3 1/3 hitless frames, striking out five, and showed a fastball that topped out at 90 mph and averaged 88 in his outing for East Coast Sox Select.
Bodi Rascon, LHP, Decatur HS (Texas), 2019: Rascon tossed three hitless innings, striking out four to earn the win for the Texas Rangers Scout Team. The Oklahoma State commit's heater reached 92 mph and averaged 90, and he paired it well with a mid-70s breaking ball.
Kevin Martin, RHP, St. Brendan HS (Fla.), 2019: In working two innings for the Giants Scout Team, the Florida commit showed a heavy fastball up to 91 mph along with a promising breaking ball in the mid-70s. The 6-foot-4 right-hander struck out three while allowing one hit and walk apiece in the scoreless outing.
Michael Harris II, RHP, Stockbridge HS (Ga.), 2019: The uncommitted left-hander kicked off Day 3 with an eight-strikeout performance for the MLB Breakthrough Series squad. His fastball was up to 91 mph in the outing, and he also showed feel for both a curveball and changeup en route to completing four innings.
Mike Rosenbaum is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @GoldenSombrero.