My feature on the new 'Nasty,' Jackson Rutledge … -rutledge/

Same high school that produced Eric Beisel.

When Rutledge was brought in replacing Knight last Friday, there was a scout sitting directly in front of me. Rutledge pounded the zone with fastballs and then all of a sudden he broke off a nasty little curve that was a great pitch. I laughed out loud, great fun. I couldn’t help myself. I tapped the shoulder of the scout and said, “What do you think of our 6’ 8” freshman?" He seemed a little startled by my question but answered, “He’s got a big arm.” I give him credit for saying a lot with few words.