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Morhardt scouted at Walker Field

WINSTED — The Laurel City became a destination for pro baseball scouts last week when several representatives of pro teams came to Walker Field to observe the talents of Gilbert senior Justin Morhardt.On Wednesday, Oct. 5, a number of professional and college scouts came to see Morhardt in action. The Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Los Angeles Angels, Detroit Tigers and San Diego Padres all sent scouts, as did Oral Roberts University and Columbia University. A switch hitter, Morhardt wowed the scouts with a display of power from both sides of the plate. The catcher is the son of Greg “Mo” Morhardt, a former pro player who is currently employed by the Los Angeles Angels, and the grandson of former Gilbert coach Moe Morhardt, who played for the Chicago Cubs.Another Gilbert senior, pitcher Austin Brochu, also caught the eye of the scouts with an impressive performance on the mound.

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