Hey HP Fam,​

Exciting news for our first event of the summer! Coach Jose Cruz Jr and Rice University have allowed us to host the 3rd Annual HP Opening Day at Reckling Park. HP Opening Day is a chance to give college coaches and pro scouts an early glimpse of the HP boys. Additionally, HP will record metrics for players’ Virtual Combine (VC) profiles and team rosters before and during the event.  This allows us to evaluate all players, track progression and share information with our network of coaches and scouts. We really love this event because the controlled scrimmage format allows players to showcase themselves individually in a team environment. The boys are strongly encouraged to leave it all on the field and BURN THE SHIPS. They can be aggressive in all aspects of the game without worrying about the score. No walks allowed, base runners steal at will, defenders taking risks, and pitchers giving it their all knowing they will only face 3-5 hitters.

Opening Day Details:

  • Parking – WEST LOT 3 & 4 – View Picture Attached
  • Players only need to be in attendance for their game.
  • Catchers are needed for additional help in the bullpen. (see below)
  • Reckling Park will have concessions available.
  • Pitchers velocities/spin will be displayed on the video board.
  • Five Tool will be covering the event live on social media & posting to player profiles.
  • Five Tool Recruiting Profile Video Information, highly beneficial for maximum exposure!
  • Claim Your Five Tool Account Here
  • Tsbnsports.com TSBN will be broadcasting/streaming live (playback available)
  • Virtual Combine (VC) All metrics will be recorded to VC player profiles.
  • All college coaches & pro scouts in our network will:
  • Receive all HP VC rosters and links to view the live stream, some may attend in person.
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Controlled Scrimmage Format:

  • Players will take in & out before the game (time permitting)
  • Pitchers will face 3-5 hitters & no walks allowed.
  • If a batter walks, a runner is added to 1st base.
  • If a batter walks, he will receive a fastball until he gets a strike.
  • Defense will change every TWO pitchers.
  • Players must provide their own drinks and snacks.
  • Turf and molded cleats only along with no seeds or gum!
  • HP will have an umpire behind the plate calling balls and strikes.

Catchers Itinerary:

CATCHERS ASSEMBLE!!!  We need our catchers to help each other out! This will help the pace of play and ensures our catchers do not miss any game reps.

  • 5/28/24 – 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM – 2026 Catchers Michalek/Vazquez in the Bullpen
  • 5/28/24 – 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM – 2027 Catchers Morris/Endsley in the Bullpen
  • 5/28/24 – 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM – 2027 Catchers Grimm/Chavez in the Bullpen
  • 5/29/24 – 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM – 2025 ALL CATCHERS in the Bullpen
  • 5/29/24 – 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM – 2026 Poland/Castillo in the Bullpen

* All catchers who help will get a Free Rawlings wood bat – Must reply to this email confirming attendance to receive the bat!

Player’s Itinerary:

Tuesday – 5/28/24 – 2027 Grimm vs 2027 Chavez

  • 1:00 PM stretch
  • 2:00 PM 1st pitch

27 Grimm – Cream / Baby Blue HP Hat / Navy Belt & Socks

27 Chavez – Red/Pin Pants/ TX Logo HP Hat / Red Belt & Socks

Tuesday – 5/28/24 – 2026 Vazquez vs 2026 Michalek

  • 3:30 PM stretch 
  • 4:30 PM 1st pitch

26 Vazquez – Cream / Baby Blue HP Hat / Navy Belt & Socks

26 Michalek – Pins /TX Logo HP Hat /Red Belt & Socks

Tuesday – 5/28/24 – 2027 Morris vs 2027 Endsley

  • 6:00 PM stretch
  • 7:00 PM 1st pitch 

27 Morris – Cream/ Baby Blue HP Hat /Navy Belt & Socks

27 Endsley – Pins /TX Logo HP Hat /Red Belt & Socks

Wednesday – 5/29/24 – 2026 Poland vs 2026 Castillo

  • 2:00 PM stretch
  • 3:00 PM 1st Pitch

26 Poland – Cream/ Baby Blue HP Hat /Navy Belt & Socks

26 Castillo – Pins /TX Logo HP Hat /Red Belt & Socks 

Wednesday – 5/29/24 – ALL 2025’s

  • 5:00 PM stretch
  • 6:00 PM 1st pitch

25 Greene – Cream/ Baby Blue HP Hat /Navy Belt & Socks

25 Williams – Pins /TX Logo HP Hat /Red Belt & Socks 

25 Quezada – Red/Pin Pants/Baby Blue Hat/Red Belt & Socks