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Super25 : : General
Projected PG Super25 for 17u Division
Drake Browne        
Published: Thursday, March 06, 2014



All amateur baseball teams will have the opportunity to become the No. 1 team in their region and represent that region in the Perfect Game Super25 National Championship.  As the season approaches, PG Super25 National Headquarters will be releasing predictions and previews for all age divisions and regions.

The 17u PG Super25 will be played in Phoenix, AZ on July 23-27.  Camelback Ranch, spring training home of the Dodgers and White Sox, will be the host facility.  To view the full map of projected teams, visit pgsuper25nationals.com or "LIKE" us on Facebook!

Berths Earned:

SoCal Regional Champion: PB Outlaws
The Outlaws went a perfect 4-0 to win the SoCal Regional played on February 15-17 in San Bernardino, CA.  Pitching carried the team to victory, allowing an average of less than two runs per game.  RHP Austin Logan was named MVP of the SoCal Regional.

Caribbean Regional Champion: M.F.P. Team
Based out of Arecibo, PR, M.F.P. will represent the Caribbean in the PG Super25.  The team includes players from the Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy and the Puerto Rico Baseball Academy.  At the regional, RHP Javier Torres was up to 91 mph, consistently sitting at 88-90 with his fastball.  He also showed a good slider and command of both pitches.

 Texas State Regional Champion: Team Rawlings- Baker
Team Rawlings - Baker earned the first berth to the PG Super25 back in November after winning the Texas State Regional in Houston.   The team showed solid pitching and an aggressive offense to take home the title.  Tanner Doirion allowed only one hit over six innings pitched during the event, while Graham Rodgers went 6-12 at the plate.

Projected Berths:

*Based on teams expected to compete in the 2014 tournaments

Florida State Regional: Scorpions 2015 Prime
#1 ranked team in the nation in the final PG 2013 16u travel team rankings of 2013.  The Scorpions Prime roster is incredibly talented, with over 15 players already committed to play at the D-1 level.  Brendan Rodgers, the number two ranked national prospect in the 2015 class, is one of the teams’ six players committed to Florida State.

South Florida Regional: Orlando Scorpions Purple
As shown at the 2013 WWBA Underclass World Championships, the Scorpions organization has more than one high-level team.  Even in the early stages of the recruiting process, four players from this roster have given commitments to D-1 schools, including Central Florida commits Dallas Beaver and Stephen Wells. 

North Florida Regional: Scorpions Jacksonville Upperclass
Team was created in the recent Scorpions expansion.  Led by Dodgers area scout Scott Hennessey and Trinity H.S. coach Gil Morales.  Roster includes 2016 INF/RHP DJ Roberts, a Florida commit.

Deep South Regional: Marucci Elite
Ranked #13 nationally in the final PG 16u travel team rankings.  Team advanced to the final four at the 2013 PG WWBA Underclass World Championships.  The Marucci Elite roster is always loaded with talent, and 2014’s team is expected to include Ole Miss commit, RHP/3B Andy Pagnozzi, nationally ranked as the #60 overall prospect.

Ohio Valley Regional: Ohio Elite
Ohio Elite had an impressive showing at the 2013 PG WWBA Underclass World Championships.  The team advanced to the round of 16, defeating both the Florida Burn and Chandler Baseball Elite Prospects.  Ranked 37th in the final PG national rankings, which was the highest of any team from the state of Ohio.

Central Regional: Iowa Select
Scrappy, well coached club that made the playoffs at both WWBA Kernels Foundation Championship and WWBA Underclass World Championship.  Ranked 55th nationally, the only team from Iowa to make the PG 16u travel team rankings.

Georgia Regional: East Cobb Astros
Landed at #3 in the final national rankings after an impressive 2013 campaign.  Champions of the 2013 17u BCS Finals, Perfect Game/East Cobb invitational, and placed 3rd at the 16u PG World Series.  Many talented players including OF Daz Cameron, ranked by Perfect Game as the top overall draft prospect in the 2015 class.

Coastal Regional: Diamond Devils
Only two teams from South Carolina were named to the final PG 16u travel team rankings, the Diamond Devils being one of them.  The 2014 team is expected to include South Carolina commits Kep Brown and Harrison Smith.  Brown, a 6-5 OF from Wando H.S., is ranked the 24th overall prospect in the PG class of 2015 player rankings.

Mid-Atlantic Regional: Tri-State Arsenal
The organization that produced MLB superstar Mike Trout looks to have another top draft pick in SS John Aiello.  The Wake Forest commit is ranked the number three overall prospect in PG’s player rankings.  Earned the #12 spot in the final national rankings after advancing to the round of 16 at both WWBA National Championships and WWBA Underclass World Championships.  Roster also includes UGA commit Addison Albright, and North Carolina commit Cole Gibbs.

Four Corners Regional: AZ Athletics
This club out of Peoria, AZ has sent a lot of players to the next level over the recent years.  Participated in the 2013 PG/Evoshield Underclass National Championships. 

Nor Cal Regional: EJ Sports Warriors
One of the teams in the EJ Sports Organization, founded by former MLB player Erik Johnson.  Based out of San Ramon, CA.  Multiple D-1 players in all of the recent recruiting classes shows a lot of promise for a talented 2014 team.

California State Regional: So Cal Elite
College development program that has been successful at past PG events, including winning the championship at the 2012 18u PG West Memorial Day event.  Have a long alumni list of players now playing in college.

New England Regional: East Cobb New England Expos
Made it to the round of 16 at PG WWBA Underclass World, with wins over the Midwest Pelicans, Chain Baseball, and the BigStix Gamers.  Led by Vanderbilt commit Gian Martellini and Rhode Island commit Seamus Curran. 

Great Lakes Regional: Longshots Baseball
Ranked #53 in the nation in the final PG travel team rankings.  Advanced to the round of 16 at WWBA Underclass World Championships before losing by only one run to Marucci Elite.

South Texas Regional: Texas Sun Devils
Always a very competitive team that has produced first round draft picks Gavin Cecchini, Stryker Trahan and Andrew Heeney.  2014 roster is expected to have nationally ranked prospects Dayton Dugas and Devon Roedahl.

North Texas Regional: Sandlot 17u
Formerly known as D-BAT Mustangs Oklahoma.  Team had a very strong showing at the 2013 WWBA National Championships, going 6-1 in pool play.  At the event, they defeated the DeMarini Stars, On Deck O’s, and Florida Hardballers Black.

Pacific Northwest Regional: West Coast Mariners
Will be a very talented team from the Northwest.  Earned an invite to the 2014 PG World Series, which is an elite group of 16 travel teams selected by Perfect Game.  Based out of Springfield, Oregon.

Northeast Super Regional: Taconic Rangers
Defeated the Atlanta Blue Jays and Baseball U to make the playoffs at the WWBA Underclass World Championships.  Roster includes power-hitting Griffin Dey, who is ranked by PG as the #1 first baseman in the state of New York.

Midwest Super Regional: Top Tier
Advanced to the playoffs at PG WWBA Kernels Foundation in 2013, where there were led by a pair of Big Ten pitchers.  Northwestern commit Tyler Lass and Indiana commit Steven Skolarz are two of the organizations 2015 grads.

Southeast Super Regional: Carrollwood Gators
Went 4-1 at the PG Labor Day Classic before losing at tight game to the Orlando Scorpions in the Semifinals.  At the tournament, they defeated historical powers SF Elite Squad Prime and Mets Elite Baseball.

South Super Regional: Banditos Black
The Banditos organization are always a threat, proving to be in contention at all PG events.   Kohl Stewart, the first high school player selected in the 2013 MLB Draft, is only one of the former Banditos now playing in the minor leagues.  While they have not announced their 2014 roster, it is expected to include RHP Tyler Ivey, a Texas A&M commit.

West Super Regional: Tucson Bobcats
Competitive at many past Perfect Game events, including the MLK Championship and PG/EvoShield National Championships.  2013 roster included athletic infielder Najee Gaskins, who is the top ranked second baseman in the state of Arizona.