Ga. – With a roster full of Division I commits, victories have come
quite easily for Marucci Elite, which is now 3-0 in the WWBA 17u
less than a championship, we’re disappointed,” said head coach of
Marucci Elite Chad Raley. “We’ve got the single goal to win every
tournament we play in.”
Elite started off the tournament with a big win on Friday against the
Long Island Prospects Pro Elite, where right-hander Joe Cavallaro
(South Florida commit) racked up 13 strikeouts. Keith Weisenberg
(Stanford commit) led them to another victory by throwing a no-hitter
against the South Florida Bandits North on Monday.
Elite continued their winning streak with a 10-2 victory over the
Richmond Braves 17u West on Tuesday. Clay Moffit allowed only two
runs during his five innings on the mound, and Andy Pagnozzi held the
Braves at two in the sixth and final inning.
the plate, Marucci Elite dominated. Handsome Monica (Arizona commit)
and Gregory Deichmann (Louisiana State commit) both drove in three.
Deichmann did so in dramatic fashion, hitting a towering three-run
homer in the third inning, which followed Brandon Chapman’s (George
Washington commit) solo homer that started off the inning.
got a lot of power, (and) he’s going to be a high draft,” said
Raley about Deichmann. “First time I saw Greg he was 14. He was
swinging the bat really well. We stayed in touch and finally his high
school let him go and play with us this year. He usually has to stay
back and play with his high school team, so we’re really happy to
6-foot-2, 180-pound shortstop is ranked No. 13 on the Perfect Game
High School Class of 2014 National Rankings, and is ranked No. 1
overall in Louisiana. He’s also recognized as a 2013 Underclass
First Team All-American. Deichmann said he’s been putting in a lot
of work in the offseason as well as during the season to get him
humble and staying focused (is important),” added Deichmann.
is from Metairie, La., and attends Brother Martin High School where
he was recognized on the New Orleans area All-District team. He
graduates in 2014, and will play at Louisiana State University, where
he made a verbal commitment after his freshman year.
has kind of been my dream school so (when they offered) I said yes,”
other prospects on this team is Jakson Reetz, who shows his versatile
talent at multiple positions on the field. This is Reetz’s first
tournament with Marucci Elite.