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2010 WWBA Kernels Foundation Championship

 



Kevin Krause Hits for Cycle >>
2011 Kevin Krause (Staten Island, NY, Tottenville HS) had the highlight hitting performance of the weekend. In his game against Minnesota Blizzard Blue he hit for the cycle in order with a single in the first, double in the third, triple in the 4th and finished it off with a home run at Perfect Game Field at Veterans Stadium. He also had 5 RBI. It was quite the performance and he is one to watch.
Farrah Builders Bats Carry them to Final Game >>
Gm # 85 | 9/20/2010 | 11:00 AM Farrah Builders Scout vs. St. Louis Gamers 18u
Farrah Builders knocked off the St. Louis Games 18U 9-6 to advance to the championship game. 2013 Jaret Dehart continues to impress and went 3-4 with a double. He has very good power potential and is a high follow.

Stephen Halibej went 3-4 with 2 doubles showing good bat speed and pop.

Kevin Krause (Staten Island, NY) continues to have a nice tournament and had two hits including a double. Rob Fonseca (Madison, NJ, Seton Hall Prep also had two hits including a double.
Reds Head To Finals >>
Gm # 86 | 9/20/2010 | 11:00 AM Reds Midwest Scout Team vs. KC Bullets
The Reds Scout team Defeated the KC Bullets 4-2 to advance to the finals. 2011 RHP Tyler Willman (Oshkosh, WI, West HS) started for the Reds and has a long lean projectable build and his fastball was up to 87 mph.

2011 LHP Matt Panek (Cary, IL, Cary-Grove HS) closed the game for the Reds with three shutout innings striking out four. His fastball was up to 85 mph.

2011 RHP Matt Blackham (Olathe, KS, Northwest HS) impressed for the KC Bullets as he showed a good feel for pitching and sat 84-87 mph with his fastball.

2011 LHP Michael Hamilton (Crest Hill, IL, Lockport HS) was up to 85 mph.

Joe Mapes (Topeka, KS, Shawnee Heights HS) smoked a double in the game, and Alex Greer (Independence, MO, Fort Osage HS) laced a single that registered 92 mph off the bat.
Reds Head To Finals >>
The Reds Scout team Defeated the KC Bullets 4-2 to advance to the finals. 2011 RHP Tyler Willman (Oshkosh, WI, West HS) started for the Reds and has a long lean projectable build and his fastball was up to 87 mph.

2011 LHP Matt Panek (Cary, IL, Cary-Grove HS) closed the game for the Reds with three shutout innings striking out four. His fastball was up to 85 mph.

2011 RHP Matt Blackham (Olathe, KS, Northwest HS) impressed for the KC Bullets as he showed a good feel for pitching and sat 84-87 mph with his fastball.

2011 LHP Michael Hamilton (Crest Hill, IL, Lockport HS) was up to 85 mph.

Joe Mapes (Topeka, KS, Shawnee Heights HS) smoked a double in the game, and Alex Greer (Independence, MO, Fort Osage HS) laced a single that registered 92 mph off the bat.
STL Gamers 18 Advance to Semi's >>
Gm # 84 | 9/20/2010 | 9:00 AM Ann Arbor Travelers vs. St. Louis Gamers 18u
2011 RHP Chad Gendron (St, Louis, MO, Oakville HS) threw a complete shutout as the Gamers defeated the Ann Arbor Travelers 4-0 to advance in the first round of the playoffs. He allowed only one hit and his fastball was up to 86 mph. He had a clean smooth delivery and projects well. He had good pitchability and poise on the mound.
Elder, Garton- Reds Midwest Scout Team >>
RHP Kevin Elder was impressive for the Reds Midwest Scout Team in the opening round playoff win. He showed a 88 mph fastball with good arm speed and sink. He had good feel for his slider and knows how to pitch.

C Mark Garton (Roscoe, IL, Boylan Catholic HS) had a very impressvive game at the plate. He drilled a 2B off the wall and then launched a 2 run home run and ended the game 3-3.

Lubach, Groth-UBA Black >>
2011 C Tanner Lubach (Lincoln, NE, Southeast HS) smoked a walk off homerun and is a very interesting all around player.

2012 RHP Austin Groth (South Sioux City, NE) is an interesting two way player. The ball comes out of his hand well and he was up to 86 mph. He also showed good hitting tools.

2012 RHP Albert Johnson (Papillion, NE, La Vista HS) was up to 84 mph.
Hermeling, Wolter-Longshots Teal >>
2011 RHP Alex Hermeling (Northbrook, IL, Glennbrook North HS) struck out four batters in three innings of work. He has a big, tall projectable frame, his arm worked well and his fastball was up to 88 mph.

2011 Justin Wolter (Hersher, IL, Hersher HS) closed the game striking out 5 batters in two innings. He has a live arm and his fastball topped out at 86 mph.
Paul Schuster- Midwest Dodgers >>
Gm # 56 | 9/19/2010 | 3:45 PM Midwest Dodgers vs. Sioux City Bancrofts
2012 RHP Paul Schuster (Willowbrook, IL, Hinsdale South HS) showed a loose arm action with good arm speed. His fastball was up to 86 mph and showed a decent breaking ball as well.
Travis, Snyder, Boehm- Cangelosi Black >>
2011 Sam Travis (Orland Park, IL, Providence Catholic HS) looked good with the bat. He hit in the 3 spot for Cangelosi and had a hard hit single and then hit a home run.

2011 Mason Snyder (Ottawa, IL, Marquette HS) looked very good with two hits including a double.

2011 Jeff Boehm (Lansing, IL, Mt. Carmel HS) smoked a single and showed good hitting tools.
Farrah Builders Open Playoffs with Win >>
Farrah Builders Scout Team was impressed in a first round playoff win 12-0 over Longshots Baseball.

2013 Jaret Dehart (Medford, NJ, Shawnee HS) was very impressive showing good bat speed and made hard contact. He hit a foul ball a long ways and then doubled in the gap. He is a very interesting young LH bat to watch.

2011 Chris Napolitano (Wall Township, NJ, St. Rose HS) started for Farrah's and and only allowed one hit. His fastball was up to 84 mph and he showed a sharp curveball.
Reds and Giants 12's Show Talent >>
2012 Nathan Mikolas (Kenosha, WI, Bradford HS) continued to impress with another long home run in this game showing his quick hands and good power.

2011 LHP Jared Dettman (Somerset, WI) is an interesting 6'3 LHP but he was tagged with the loss giving up 6 runs. His fastball was up to 86 mph.

2011 LHP Dylan Craig (Murphysboro, IL) was up 84 mph and showed a nice curve.

2012 RHP Donovan Rhodes (Indianapolis, IN, Ben Davis HS) has a tall, lanky build and the 6'4 RHP is already throwing 84 mph.

Farrah Bats Impress >>
Gm # 43 | 9/19/2010 | 12:00 PM Sioux Empire Post 15 vs. Farrah Builders Scout
Many hitters from Farrah Builders Scout Team impressed in a 14-0 win over Sioux Empire Post 15. 2011 Stehpen Halibej (Whippany, NJ, Seton Hall Prep HS) showed good pop in his bat with a double and a home run in the game.

2011 Chris Napolitano (Wall Township, NJ, St. Rose HS) had a smooth swing and laced 2 doubles in the game.

Nick Cleary also looked good going 2-2 with a home run.

Farrah Bats Impress >>
Many hitters from Farrah Builders Scout Team impressed in a 14-0 win over Sioux Empire Post 15. 2011 Stehpen Halibej (Whippany, NJ, Seton Hall Prep HS) showed good pop in his bat with a double and a home run in the game.

2011 Chris Napolitano (Wall Township, NJ, St. Rose HS) had a smooth swing and laced 2 doubles in the game.

Nick Cleary also looked good going 2-2 with a home run.

Burdi, Perricone-Longshots Teal >>
2011 RHP Nick Burdi (Downers Grove, IL) showed a quick loose arm and a power fastball that topped out at 94 mph. He also had a hard slider that was up to 85 mph. Burdi showed why he is one of the better RHP prospects out there by striking out 5 batters in two innings of work.

2011 RHP Joe Perricone (Mount Prospect, IL) impressed as well with a loose arm action with minimal effort producing 88-90 mph fastballs. His breaking ball also showed good late break at times.

2011 Paul Solka (Des Plaines, IL) launched a long HR that got out of Perfect Game Field in a hurry and is an interesting bat to watch.
Lucas Long- MN Starz >>
Gm # 13 | 9/18/2010 | 9:00 AM Giants Scout Team '12 vs. Minnesota Starz '11
2011 RHP Lucas Long (Minneapolis, MN, Academy Of Holy Angels) was impressive striking out 8 batters. He worked the corners well with a fastball that sat 85-87 mph. He had a smooth delivery and mixed his pitches well.
Dakota Freese- PG Iowa Steel >>
Gm # 23 | 9/18/2010 | 11:30 AM Cangelosi Baseball Black vs. PG Iowa Steel
2011 RHP Dakota Freese (Cedar Rapids, IA Washington HS) worked his fastball up to 90 mph with good downward angle. He maintained his velo well and also showed good break on his curveball. He completed his three pitch mix with a solid change up.
Holtmann, Schlecht- STL Pirates >>
2011 Bryant Holtmann (New Baden, IL)  looked very good for the STL Pirates as the 6'5 LHP showed a nice feel for pitching and his fastball was up to 88 mph. He has good arm speed and showed a nice breaking ball. He is one to watch.

2011 Garrett Schlecht (Millstadt, IL) showed a really good swing with bat speed and laced three hits in the game including a triple.
David Ernst- Reds Midwest Scout Team >>
Gm # 22 | 9/18/2010 | 11:30 AM Reds Midwest Scout Team vs. PG Wisconsin Orange
2011 RHP David Ernst (Fargo, ND, South HS) threw 4 no hit innings striking out 5 batters. His fastball was 86-88 mph. He had good mechanics and command.

Nathan Mikolas (Kenosha, WI, Bradford HS) doubled and 2011 Mark Garton (Roscoe, IL) had two hits including a double.
St. Louis Gamers 18U Standouts >>
2012 RHP Peter Fairbanks (Webster Groves, MO) started for the St. Louis Gamers and is one to watch. He is a 6'4 175lb RHP and is already up to 87 mph. He has an easy arm action and solid off speed offering to work with.

2012 C Petey Spardlin (Brigeton, MO, Vianney HS) impressed with both offensively and defensively. He showed good catch and throw skills behind the plate and smoked a 3B to the gap and also a single that registerd 90 mph off the bat.

Max Bigford (Washington, MO) had three hits including a 2B to the oppo gap and Ryan Light (St. Peters, MO, Fort Zumwalt HS) had two hits showing bat speed.
Iowa Select Red Standouts >>
Gm # 24 | 9/18/2010 | 11:30 AM St. Louis Gamers 17u vs. Iowa Select Red
Derrick Loveless (Solon, IA) looked good today he is avery athletic and had two hits today showing good bat speed.

Austin Christensen (Cedar Rapids, IA, Kennedy HS) started on the mound and the big LHP pitched in the mid 80's.

Ryan Rumpf (Iowa City West HS) was up to 86 mph while Jacob Peter (Mason City, IA) closed the game showing a fastball up to 88 mph.

2011 Nick Suckow (Waukee, IA) and 2012 Mack Mattke(Marion, IA, Xavier HS) each had doubles in the game.
Ryan Koziol -Top Tier >>
2011 Ryan Koziol (Orland Park, IL, Brother Rice HS) impressed going 2-4 with a double showing very good bat speed.

Indiana Yankees Standouts >>
2011 Jeff Zahn (Newburgh, IN, Castle HS) looked good with the bat and doubled in the game. He smoked a HR in an earlier game.

2011 Tyler Nichols (Newburgh, IN, Castle HS) was up to 86 mph with a real good curveball while 2012 Brandon Kelly (Evanville, IN) is a projectable RHP and was up to 84 mph.

Collin Book (Palmyra, MO, North Harrison HS) went 2-3 in game with 2 doubles.

2011 RHP Jake Luebbe Newburgh, IN, Castle HS) is a 6'5 RHP that was up to 84 mph and threw 7 shutout innings.
Toma, Wivinis- Longshots-Teal >>
Gm # 28 | 9/18/2010 | 1:30 PM Longshots Baseball - Teal vs. Hard Knox Rockford
2011 Stephen Toma (Yorkville,IL) started for the Longshots Teal and struck out 6 batters in four innings with a fastball that was up to 87 mph.

2011 RHP Matt Wivinis (Downers Grove, IL) closed the game striking out both batters he faced with a fastball up to 88 mph and a very good curveball.

2011 Justin Stawychny(Franklin Park, IL) showed well with the bat for Longshots.
Braxton Martinez-Team Mizuno Midwest >>
2012 3B Braxton Martinez (St. Peters, MO, Francis Howell N HS) was very impressive. He drilled a ball to the LC field fence for a double and then later on in the game absolutely crushed a HR to LF. He has good bat speed and the ball is loud off his bat. He also showed well defensively at 3B.

2012 Hunter Haynes (Mexico, MO) laced a double to the CF fence and Jake Henson (St. Peters, MO, Francis Howell Central) also doubled.

2012 Mike Hadden (Prior Lake, MN) and Jake Kuscke (Grant, MN) both smoked deep triples for the MN Blizzard Black.

2012's Andrew Favaro (Golden Valley, MN) and Brett Steinwagner (Hudson, WI) both pitched in the mid 80's for the Blizzard Black.
Reds and Starz Have Standouts >>
Gm # 33 | 9/18/2010 | 2:00 PM Minnesota Starz '11 vs. Reds Midwest Scout Team
Many players stood out in the matchup between the Reds Midwest Scout Team and the Minnesota Starz.

2012 Mitchell Brown (Rochester, MN, Century HS) started for the Starz and struck out 7 batters in his 6 innings of work. His fastball topped out at 88 mph. He has a nice delivery and a good three pitch mix.

2012 Nathan Mikolas (Kenosha, WI, Bradford HS) smoked a HR to RC off Brown and continues to make his case to be considered as one of the better 2012 LH bats in the class.

2011 RHP Wes Benjamin (Carpentersville, IL, St. Charles East HS) allowed one hit and struck out 8 in five innings of work. He showed very good command and his fastball was up to 87 mph.
Giants Scout Team Picks up a Win >>
Gm # 26 | 9/18/2010 | 12:00 PM Bombers Baseball vs. Giants Scout Team '12
The Giants Scout Team defeated Bomber's baseball at Duane Banks Field on Saturday afternoon, 11-6.  It was a back and forth game throughout, but the Giants pulled ahead for good with a seven-run 5th inning.

Offensively the Giants were lead by leadoff man Austin Plasterer (2012/Homestead/Fort Wayne, IN) who went 2-3 with a run scored.  XH Garrett Christman (2014/Noblesville/Noblesville, IN) was also 2-3 and scored twice, and DH Sam Wides (2012/Noblesville/Noblesville, IN) was 2-3 scoring a pair of runs with a stolen base.  Jack Martin (2013/Carmel/Carmel, IN) got the win for the Giants, working 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief. 

The highlight for the Bombers was a big one.  Austin Cangelosi (2013/Carl Sandburg/Orland Park, IL) drove a long three-run homerun out to LF, a shot that traveled approximately 350'.  Brett Minta (2011/Aurora Christian/Naperville, IL) was 1-3 with a double and a run scored.
Joe Goodman-Iowa Select Navy >>
Gm # 37 | 9/18/2010 | 2:00 PM Giants Scout Team '11 vs. Iowa Select Navy
2011 RHP Joe Goodman (Ames, IA, Gilbert HS) threw 4 innings today allowing only 1 hit and striking out three. He works quick, was up to 86 mph, and showed a nice breaking ball.
Travis Maezes, Skylar Janisse-Ann Arbor Travelers >>
2012 Travis Maezes (Ann Arbor, MI, Pioneer HS) continues to impress. He has a nice swing with easy power and had two hits including a double.

2011 RHP Skylar Janisse (Windsor, ON, Villanova) start for Ann Arbor and the projectable RHP was up to 88 mph. He has a loose arm and showed good feel for his change up.
AJ Ladwig, Nate Griep-UBA Green >>
Gm # 20 | 9/18/2010 | 11:30 AM DTA Wildcats vs. UBA Green
2011 AJ Ladwig (Omaha, NE, Millard West) started for UBA Green and threw 5 shutout innings. He has a loose arm and his fastball was up to 86 mph. He also showed good command of his off speed pitches.

2012 Nate Griep (Omaha, NE, Millard West HS) closed the final two innings and dominated allowing only one hit while striking out 4 batters. He had good command and his fastball topped out at 88  mph.

2011 RHP Ben Krusen (Glen Ellyn, IL, West HS) was up to 86 mph for the DTA Wildcats.
Ryan Busch- MN Blizzard Blue >>
2011 Ryan Busch (Falcon Heights, MN, Roseville HS) showed a quick bat and smoked a HR out of Perfect Game Field today out of the three spot for the Blizzard.

2012 RHP Jake Matthys (Spring Lake Park, MN HS) is one to watch as he closed out the game for the Blizzard working his fastball up to 86 mph and showing a nice breaking ball.
Tyler Baker- KC Bullets >>
Gm # 8 | 9/18/2010 | 8:30 AM KC Bullets vs. Upper Deck Cougars
2011 C Tyler Baker (Topeka, KS, Shawnee Heights HS) impressed in his game today ripping a double and a triple. He has committed to Wichita State.
Blizzard Black Knocks of the Hard Knox >>
The Minnesota Blizzard organization made it 2 for 2 on the opening night of the tournament. They were led by the bat of 1B Andrew Favaro (Robbinsdale-Armstrong HS-Golden Valley, MN) and the arm of RHP Christian Abilla (Stillwater HS, MN). Favaro, a primary RHP collected the only two hits of the night off of Hard Knox RHP Cody Steed (Janesville Craig HS, Janesville, WI). On the mound, primary 2012 SS Christian Abilla was 84-85 with a sinking fastball. Steed was the top player in the game for Hard Knox, throwing a 3-hitter and also 2 of the 4 hits for the team. He was 83-85 on the mound with a 10/4 CB and a loose arm.
Team No-Hitter in 0-0 Tie for IA Select Red >>
Gm # 2 | 9/17/2010 | 6:00 PM Minnesota Blizzard Blue vs. Iowa Select Navy
Iowa Select Red's pitching staff combined for a no hitter on Friday night against the DTA Wildcats, but got little offensive support in a 0-0 tie.  Iowa Select starter Andrew Hedrick (2011/Ankeny/Ankeny, IA) went three innings striking out seven, and turned the ball over to Braden Shull (2011/Mount Pleasant/Mount Pleasant, IA) for two innings.  Daniel Stagg (2011/Valley/West Des Moines, IA) worked the final two innings to complete the no-hitter. 

Hedrick was especially dominant and showed the stuff that we've seen in the past from him.  He throws three pitches for strikes.  An 84-86mph fastball that touched 87, a big breaking 2-8 curveball that was unhittable in the low 70's, and an upper 70's changeup that shows fade and had DTA hitters way out front.  Hedrick is fun to watch and really has an idea on the mound.  Really keeps hitters guessing.

Offensively, the lone standout for the game was Iowa Select's Jacob Peter (2011/Mason City/Mason City, IA).  He really swings it well and launched a deep triple to the base of the wall at Duane Banks Field, a nearly 400' drive.  Peter is strong and has a good lefthanded swing.  The ball comes off his bat well. 

Defensively, DTA's shortstop Dane Sauer (2011/West Chicago/West Chicago, IL) has very good actions and will be a guy to keep an eye on this weekend.
Hitters Open with Win >>
Cameron Roegner (Beloit, WI, Memorial HS) started for the Hitters and is one to watch. The 6'6 LHP touched 87 mph and projects for more. He did struggle with his command though.

Ben Maher (Mundelein, IL) pitched well, mixes his pitches and had good movement on his fastball and also showed a nice change and slider. He topped out at 86 mph.

Nolan Peterson (Milwaukee, WI, Marquette HS) closed it out for the Hitters and was up to 90 mph and needs to be followed. He did give up four runs but didn't get much help from his defense.

Tony Butler (Sun Prarie, WI) is a very interesting 2013 shortstop and needs to be followed closely. Hit very well going 2-3 with a double.

Alex McRae (New Berlin, WI, Eisenhower HS) had two hits including a triple.

Brendon Hayden(Twin Lakes, WI, Wilmot Union HS) and 2012 Devin Pickert (Flossmore, IL, Marian Catholic) both have interesting hitting tools.

Justin Hicks (Fowlerville, MI) started for Motor City and was up to 84 mph. Skylar Hoke (Hudsonville, MI) came in relief and was up to 86 mph. He also had a double and made a great diving play a 3B before coming in to pitch.

Larry Herron (Kalamazoo, MI, Central HS) is a bat to watch and had two hits including a double.

Blizzard Storm to Victory >>
Gm # 5 | 9/17/2010 | 8:15 PM Iowa Select Red vs. DTA Wildcats
The Minnesota Blizzard Blue defeated the Iowa Select Navy team 8-0 in a 5-inning game Friday night at Duane Banks Field at the University of Iowa.  The Blizzard rode a strong pitching performance from starter Andrew Thome (2012/Cathedral/St. Cloud, MN) who went the distance allowing just three hits while striking out three and walking none.  The 6'6" Thome has a great pitcher's frame and does a good job keeping hitters off balance with his 11-5 CB.  He throws a lot of strikes and worked at 84-86 on his fastball, touching 87.

Offensively, the Blizzard were lead by Max Murphy (2011/Robbinsdale/Robbinsdale, MN) who was 3-3 with a double and three runs scored.  Murphy really got things going offensively for the Blizzard and puts the ball in play hard consistently.  Also turning in multi-hit performances were leadoff man and shortstop Dalton Leuschke (2012/Jefferson/Alexandria, MN), Paul Voelker (2011/Wayzata/Plymouth, MN), and Colin Coan (2011/South St. Paul/Inner Grove Heights, MN).  Catcher Aaron Gretz (2011/Apple Valley/Apple Valley, MN) also showed well.  The Ohio State commit is a good defensive catcher and was 1-3 at the plate with a hard hit triple in the 5th inning.

Ean McNeal looked good in his three innings on the mound, getting the start for Iowa Select.  He touched 84 with his fastball, and turned in a line of 3IP, 5H, 2R, 1ER, 3K, 0BB. 
David Yancey - PG Iowa Steel >>
2011 RHP David Yancey (Kennedy HS-Cedar Rapids, IA) threw a 3-hit shutout against the Sioux City Bancrofts on Friday night. He was 82-85 with his fastball and showed a 71-73 CB and 68 change-up.  Yancey, with a lean athletic build, has arm speed and some cut on his fastball. He finished the game with 7 strikeouts and 2 walks.