Arlington A's scored 4 runs in the first and added on in every inning to earn a 10-2 victory over Mavericks 18U. SS DJ Roberts (2012, Decauter HS, Decauter, TX) went 3-3 with an RBI to lead the offense. He has a projectable, athletic build and showed a smooth swing with bat speed. LF Hunter Ladd (2012, Southwest Christian, Fort Worth, TX), DH Seth Henry (2012, Arlington Martin HS, Arlington, TX), and EH Nick Hendrix (2012, Arlington Martin HS, Arlington, TX) all added RBI to pace the attack. Collin Day (2012, Arlington Martin HS, Arlington, TX) had 2 hits and scored 2 runs, as well.
RHP Troy Ward (2012, Richland HS, North Richland Hills, TX) earned the victory, pitching 3 innings and allowing only 2 hits and one earned run. He topped out at 84 with his fastball, complimenting it with a 74 mph slider, and flashing a 65 mph curveball and 74 mph changeup. LHP Brandon McMillion (2012, Red Oak HS, Red Oak, TX) pitched the final 2 innings for the A's, allowing one baserunner and topping at 78 with his fastball.
LHP Earl Hart topped out at 76 with his fastball pitching 3 innings for Mavericks, while RHPs Edgar Villamil and Joey Hernandez combined for 1 1/3 innings topping out at 78 and 75 respectively. Hart and 1B Mike McCall had the only 2 hits for Mavericks.