MEDFORD, Ore. — A chance meeting and a causal workout at the batting cages gave South Medford sophomore Brady Breeze an opportunity most high school baseball players could only dream of. Breeze was up in Portland hitting with a friend, Ronnie Rust, who plays for Central Catholic. Rust’s travelling team coach was there and was impressed with what he saw out of Breeze.
That coach was Jeff Sakamoto, a scout for the Seattle Mariners. Based on this meeting, Sakamoto invited Breeze to play in the Perfect Game 16U World Series this summer in Florida, giving Breeze the chance to play in front of hundreds of college coaches and pro scouts.