By Ray Hamill — St. Bernard’s junior pitcher Nick Dugan recently got the opportunity to impress some MLB scouts, and he took full advantage.
Appearing at the prestigious Area Code Games in Georgia earlier this month, Dugan impressed enough to be named to the all-tournament team.
The Area Code Games feature 220 of the top high school players in the nation, and are played over five days in front of scouts from all 30 MLB teams as well as several top NCAA coaches.
Dugan, who has already verbally accepted a scholarship to play at Stanford after graduating in 2022, was one of just six all-tournament pitchers in the underclass division.
He not only impressed, but did so against the top young players in the country.
Dugan began to attract serious attention last summer while playing for the Humboldt Eagles 19Us after his freshman campaign at St. Bernard’s.
He received multiple scholarship offers from Division-I schools before verbally committing to play for the Cardinal.
Despite missing an entire spring of baseball because of COVID-19, he continued to impress this summer in limited action for the Humboldt Eagles.
According to the Area Code Games website, “This tournament serves as the beginning of a year long interview process culminating with the Major League Baseball Draft the following June.”