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2011 18U WWBA Memorial Day Classic


Cyclones Earn Trip to Championship >>
The Cyclones took advantage of three Hurricanes errors to score in each of the first four innings, including a 5-run third. Ryan Valdes continued his hot hitting today, going 1-for-2 with a Run and a RBI.

The Cyclones got plenty of run support for Donny Norris, who threw a complete game to earn the win. Norris didn't need much run support in the 9-1 run rule victory, allowing one run on four hits. Norris is a strong bodied righty who overpowered with a 90 mph fastball and a good three pitch mix.

The Cyclones will take on the Tampa Bay Warriors in the championship game.
Warriors Cruise Into Championship 10-0 >>
Gm # 103 | 5/30/2011 | 2:00 PM Ocala Heat vs. Tampa Bay Warriors 18U
After pulling out a hard fought 4-3 win in the quarterfinals the Tampa Bay Warriors blew the doors off of the Ocala Heat 10-1 in the semifinals. The Warriors had 7 different players collect a hit while using 4 different pitchers.
Crile, Vandeventer Get Heat Into Semis >>
Gm # 102 | 5/30/2011 | 11:30 AM Ocala Heat vs. En Fuego Baseball 18U
Ryan Crile and Garrison Vandeventer each came through with big games to help the Ocala Heat punch their ticket to the semifinals. The Heat knocked off En Fuego Baseball 4-2.

Crile went 3-for-4 with a Run and an RBI. Vandeventer earned the win, allowing just one earned run over 4 1/3 innings while striking out 5. Vandeventer sat 82-84 with good fastball command.
Bembnowski Pitches Cyclones Into Semifinals >>
Cyclones Baseball used a complete game shutout from Austin Bembnowski to move on to the semifinals with a 4-0 win over the Orlando Scorpions Underclass Purple.

Bembnowski showed good command to both sides of the plate with arm side run on his fastball. He showed good depth on his curveball and good arm speed on his changeup.

3B Joey Krebhiel went 2-for-3 with an RBI, showing good bat speed and a fluid stroke. OF Ryan Valdes was 2-for-3 with 2 RBIs and covered good ground in the outfield.
Tedder Goes 7 Strong >>
Gm # 101 | 5/30/2011 | 11:30 AM St Pete Hurricanes Elite 18u vs. FTB Pride
The St. Pete Hurricanes 18U beat FTB Pride 4-3 in an 18U Quarterfinal game this afternoon.

Justin Tedder went all 7 innings for the win. He has a quick, fluid arm stroke and the ball comes out of his hand easy. He struck out 10 batters while giving up 8 hits and 2 earned runs.

Tedder also had two hits in the game and he showed good batspeed and his swing works well.
Warriors Pull Out Wild 3-2 Win in Extras >>
Lance McCullers started the game on the mound and ended with a walk-off suicide squeeze RBI in the bottom of the 8th for the Tampa Bay Warriors. Robby Kalif earned the win in relief, Jon Sandfort was the hard luck loser in spite of a dominant relief outting, including pitching his way out of a bases loaded no out jam in the bottom of the 6th with a 2-2 tie.
Warriors-Scorpions Headed to Extras >>
The thrilling playoff game between the Tampa Bay Warriors and the Orlando Scorpions is headed to extra innings at 2-2. Lance McCullers and Walker Weikel each threw 4 scoreless innings to start the game.

Each team escaped late inning jams to keep the game tied.
Late Inning Drama in Scorpions-Warriors Playoff >>
After both starting pitchers left a scoreless game heading into the 5th inning the drama was just getting started. Each team traded a pair of runs heading into the bottom of the 6th.

The Warriors got runners on first and second with nobody out in the bottom of the 6th when the Scorpions brought in flamethrowing righty Jon Sandfort. After intentionally walking the bases loaded a failed suicide squeeze attempt for the first out, Sandfort used a strikout and a popup to left to escape the threat.

The score remains tied at 2-2 heading into the 7th.
McCullers, Weickel Scoreless Through 3 >>
After three innings Lance McCullers and Walker Weickel have combbined for 6 shutout innings, each allowing just an infield single.
Weikel Answers With Scoreless Bottom Half >>
Walker Weickel answered McCullers' scorless first with a one walk scoreless first inning. Weickel's fastball topped out at 92 and worked in a 75 mph curveball and 81 mph changeup.
McCullers Tops at 97 in First >>
Lance McCullers recovered from a leadoff walk, striking out a pair in a scoreless first inning. His fastball topped out at 97 mph and mixed in a sharp 84 mph slider.

Walker Weickel is now warming up for the Scorpions for the bottom of the first.
McCullers, Weickel Set to Square Off >>
The quarterfinal playoff matchup between the Orlando Scorpions 17u Purple and Tampa Bay Warriors will feature a marquee pitching matchup between Lance McCullers and Walker Weickel.

McCullers is currently the #1 ranked player in the class of 2012, Weickel is ranked #10.
McCullers-Weickel Duel Through 4 Scoreless >>
Lance McCullers and Walker Weickel each tossed four scoreless innings before turning over the game to the bullpens. McCullers struck out five and allowed two hits, topping out at 97 mph. Weickel struck out four and allowed just one hit, topping out at 92 mph.

Robbie Kalaf takes over for McCullers and Evan Challenger will relieve Weickel.
Hensley Pitches Warriors to Round 2 >>
2012 RHP Ty Hensley (Edmond, OK) was lights out in a complete game shutout. He allowed only 3 hits and struck out 11. The big strong RHP sat 90-92 with his fastball the entire game.

Team Reebok countered with a very talented RHP in 2012 Dylan Drawdy (Riverview, FL) showed a 90 mph fastball and good slider.

Grandinette pitches FTB to Round 2 >>
Gm # 93 | 5/29/2011 | 4:30 PM Team Xtreme vs. FTB Pride
2012 Frank Grandinette (Orlando, FL, BooneHS) threw a complete game 4 hitter allowing only 1 unearned run. He struck out 4 guys and his fastball topped out at 88 mph. Team extreme got 3 strong innings out of 2011 Eric Comstock and his fastball was up to 88 mph as well.
Scorpions Purple Win Opening Game >>
Two of the tournament favorites met in the opening round of the playoffs as Chet Lemon's Juice #1 seed took on the Orlando Scorpions Purple 17U purple team who was able to land the only wild card spot in the tournament. The Scorpions got a great performance out of 2012 RHP Shane Crouse (Ocoee, FL, West Orange HS) who gave them six shutout innings allowing only one hit while striking out 4 batters. His fastball topped out at 90 mph. 2012 Carson Fulmer came in to pick up the save and his fastball once again was up to 94 mph multiple times to close out the victory for the Scorpions.

2012 RHP Trey Oest gave the Juice 5 good innings in relief not allowing an earned run and only 2 hits with his fastball running up to 89 mph today after throwing 90 mph yesterday.
Florida Pokers 18U win >>
The Florida Pokers 18u knocked off Bullets baseball in their final pool play game. JT Trujillo (Jupiter, FL, Palm Beach Gardens HS) threw 6 innings allowing only one run on three hits with 8 punchouts. His fastball touched 86 mph. 2012 LHP Troy Massaro (Davie, FL, Nova HS) closed out the game working 86-88 mph with his fastball.

2013 LHP Nick Eicholz (Odessa, FL, Cambridge Christian HS) was up to 84 mph for Bullets Baseball.
Pensacola Pirates into Playoffs >>
Gm # 88 | 5/29/2011 | 1:30 PM Pensacola Pirates vs. Florida Elite Sports 18U
The Pensacola Pirates are in the playoffs after knocking off Florida Elite Sports to win their pool. 2012 RHP Shaun Herbert (Vernon, FL, Vernon HS) showed a loose arm that worked well and his fastball topped out at 88 mph.
Fry looks sharp >>
Gm # 89 | 5/29/2011 | 1:30 PM St Johns Heat vs. Florida Vipers
2011 LHP Brandon Fry (St. Augustine, FL, Nease HS)  was dominant in a 7 inning complete game with 12 strikeouts. He allowed only 1 run and 3 hits. His fastball was up to 87 mph.
3 top 2013's combine on shutout >>
 Three 2013 pitchers all from Tampa Jesuit High School were dominant in East Coast Grays Tampa Scout Team's 3-0 win. RHP Jordan Parnell got the start and threw three  no hit innings striking out 3. His fastball was sat in the high 80's and topped out at 91 mph. LHP John Kilichowski came in next for three dominant innings not allowing a hit and striking out six. He was up to 88 on the gun with his fastball. RHP Spencer Trayner closed out the last inning striking out 2 batters and sitting 88-90 mph with his fastball.

2012 RHP Christian Pierce was up to 86 mph for the Reds.
Seise is 2012 to Watch >>
2012 LHP Anthony Seise (Altamonte Springs, FL, West Orange HS) made a big splash in his game today as the 6'2 lefty was up to 91 mph with his fastball with life. He also showed a good slider and a nice change. One to put on your follow list for 2012.

2012 RHP Trent Roberts (Altamonte Springs, FL, Aucilla HS) touched 88 in while striking out 5 in 2 1/3 innings of shutout baseball.

2012 C Chris Biocic (Merritt Island, FL) has impressed all weekend and keeps hitting.
2 Home Runs in game 79 >>
Gm # 79 | 5/29/2011 | 11:00 AM Gators Baseball 18U vs. Palm Beach Baseball 18U
2011 Todd Vandercook (Sylvania, OH) had a home run for Palm Beach Select today and 2012 Nathan Greene (Sebring, FL) hit one for Gators Baseball.
Sandford Dominant >>
Gm # 75 | 5/29/2011 | 11:00 AM Orlando Scorpions 17U Purple vs. Suncoast Select
2012 Jon Sandfort (Winter Springs, FL) was lights out today in his 3 innings for the Scorpions. His fastball was in the low 90's and topped at 92 mph. He struck out 5 in 3 innings without allowing a hit. The 6'5 RHP needs to be followed very closely.

2013 Aaron Chesson(Dunedin, FL) pitched the final 2 innings allowing 1 hit with his fastball sitting 84-85 mph.
Ocala Heat Win >>
Gm # 69 | 5/29/2011 | 11:00 AM Team Volusia Black vs. Ocala Heat
2012 RHP Connor Hannah struck out 6 batters in 5 innings with  his fastball topping at 86 mph for the Ocala Heat. 2013 RHP Alec Hayes (Anthony, FL, North Marion HS) 85 mph and 2012 Shawn Aten (Wildwood, FL HS) 84 mph both pitched well in relief for an inning for Ocala.

2012 Will Mackenzie (Ocala, FL, North Marion HS) continues to impress with his bat speed and all around hitting tools and had a triple in this game.
Scorpions Toss Shutout >>
Four Orlando Scorpions Underclass Purple pitchers combined to shutout the Nava Prospects. All four of the young hurlers were in the mid 80's. They were 2013 Robbie Barrett (Orlando, FL, Dr. Phillips HS) 85 mph, 2014 Patrick Stephens (Altamonte Springs, FL, University HS) 86 mph, 2013 Blake Crowell (Montverde, FL, East Ridge HS) 85 mph and Richard Lacell (Fort Myers, FL, Cypress Lake HS) 84 mph.

2013 RHP Derik Capitillo (Land O'Lakes, FL) is an interesting young arm to watch closely as he threw 4 innings four the NAVA Prospects and his fastball topped out at 89 mph.

2011 RHP Fabian Bohorquez (Land O'Lakes, FL) showed a good fastball with multiple 91 mph's showing up on the gun.

2013 Jake Mielock (Land O'Lakes,FL) was the final pitcher for NAVA and topped at 84mph.
Chet Lemon pitches shutout in pool play >>
Gm # 66 | 5/29/2011 | 11:00 AM Chet Lemon's Juice 18U vs. Florida Bruisers
Chet Lemon's Juice is headed to the playoffs after a 3-0 record in pool play and a 25-0 overall score. 2013 Tyler Danish got the start and tossed four shutout innings with 4 punchouts reaching 87 mph on the gun. 2012 Jesse Arnold threw the final three not allowing a run or a hit and striking out 5. He was around the plate with all of his pitches and his curveball showed good depth. His fastball was up to 86 mph.
FTB Clutch to Playoffs >>
Gm # 63 | 5/29/2011 | 8:30 AM Palm Beach County PAL 17U vs. FTB Clutch
2013 Robert Coble (Orlando, FL, Boone HS) went 2-3 with a double to lead FTB Clutch over Palm Beach PAL and into the playoffs. He had short compact swing with good bat speed and a sound hitting approach.

2012 LHP Parker Brutus (Orlando, FL, Timber Creek HS) got the start and threw 2 2/3 shutout innings and his fastball reached 85 mph.

2012 RHP Michael Murray (West Palm Beach, FL, Forest Hill HS) was up to 86 mph for PAL and 2012 RHP Matt Warren (Boca Raton, FL, West Boca Raton HS) was up to 85 mph in the loss.
St. Pete Hurricanes to Playoffs >>
2012 Josh Townsend (Largo, FL, Osceola HS) had 2 doubles and scored 3 runs in the St. Pete Hurricanes 10-3 win to clinch a spot in the playoffs. He showed good bat speed from the leadoff spot and runs well.
FTB Pride Punches Playoff Ticket >>
Gm # 64 | 5/29/2011 | 8:30 AM SWFL Underclass vs. FTB Pride
FTB Pride is headed to the playoffs after a 5-3 win over SWFL Underclass. Edwin Gabriel Rios (Kissimmee, FL, Oceola HS) led the way going 2-3.
SWFL Underclass threw a couple of interesting pitchers in the loss including 2014 Jeffrey Passantino (Cape Coral, FL, Bishop Verot HS). His arm worked well and his fastball was up to 86 mph and he also showed a nice curveball.

2012 Matt Pearce (Bonita Springs, FL, Estero HS) was up 87 mph for SWFL and struck out 5 batters in 4 innings.
Olmstead, Hensley Pitch Warriors to Playoffs >>
2012 Corbin Olmstead (Tampa, FL, Jefferson HS) pitched six strong innings allowing only 2 runs and striking out six to lead the Tampa Bay Warriors into the playoffs. He threw a heavy fastball that was up to 90 mph and his breaking ball was very effective. He has also yet to get out in the tournament going a perfect 6-6 in pool play.

CFBL made a late charge but 2012 Ty Hensley (Edmond, OK, Sante Fe HS) came in to retire the final batter and showed off a a fastball that was gunned at 89, 90 and 92 mph the three times he threw it to the one batter he faced.

2013 Scott Moss (Deltona, FL, Deland HS) is a very interesting LHP who shut out the talented Warrior lineup for the final 3 1/3 innings allowing only 1 hit and striking out 8. The 6'4 LHP projects very well with a loose easy arm action and his fastball was up to 86 mph today.  
Phillips Blast leads Hurricanes >>
2012 Brett Phillips (Seminole, FL, Seminole HS) continues to impress and his 3-4 day with a home run led the St. Pete Hurricanes to the round of eight.
Grand slam leads Chet Lemon to victory. >>
Gm # 60 | 5/28/2011 | 4:30 PM Chet Lemon's Juice 18U vs. Miami Tigers
Chet Lemon won 7-1 led by a Grand Slam from 2013 Tyler Danish from Durant HS, FL . Tyler Knowles started on the mound and tossed three shutout innings with 5 strikeouts. His fastball was up to 87 mph and he showed a nice curveball as well. Trey Oest (Dover, FL, Durant HS) came in 2/3 of an inning and sat at 90 mph with his fastball.
PAL Pitchers >>
Two Palm Beach PAL pitchers impressed in their 0-0 tie with the Hardballers. 2012 RHP Trevor Maloney (Boca Raton, FL, American Heritage HS) got the start and struck out 5 in six scoreless innings with his fastball topping at 90 mph. 2012 LHP Daniel Young threw a scoreless 7th and the projectable lefty topped out at 87 mph with good command.
CFBL Pitchers >>
2012 6'7 RHP Austin Goss throws easy and topped at 87 mph today but did have some control issues. 2012 Anthony Sellers (Eustis HS) and Scott Moss (Deltona, FL) both topped at 85 mph in relief.
FTB Pride Knocks off Dawg Pound >>
Gm # 58 | 5/28/2011 | 4:30 PM FTB Pride vs. Dawg Pound
2012 RHP Brandon Castro got the start for FTB Pride and threw 4 innings allowing only 2 hits with 3 strikeouts. His fastball was up to 89 mph.
2012 RHP Tim Holmes (Jacksonville, FL) impressed in relief with a power arm that was up to 90 mph.

2013 Wilies Estrada (Kissimmee, FL) led the offensive charge with a home run and Alexis Rivera (Kissimmee, FL) had two hits including a double and 3 RBI

2012 1B Keon Barnum is a very interesting left handed bat and smoked a double in the game.
Kyle Hunter-Gators Baseball >>
2012 RHP Kyle Hunter (Lakeland, FL) struck out 8 batters in a complete game and his fastball was up to 87 mph.
Phillips bat leads Hurricanes >>
2012 Brett Phillips (Seminole, FL) went 3-4 with a HR in the St. Pete Hurricanes victory. He showed excellent bat speed and good raw power.

Michael LaGrange (Pinellas Park, FL) started the game for the Hurricanes and was up to 84. 2013 Alex McGathey was up to 87 mph in relief and showed a good curveball. Justin Tedder (St. Petersburg, FL) topped out at 86 mph.
Bassler 3-3 in Scorpion victory >>
2013 Bobby Bassler(Middleburg, FL) went 3-3 with a double and is a bat to watch in the 2013 class.

2013 Ryan Larson (Orlando, FL) went 2-3 with a double as well and is another one to add to your follow list.

2013 Ben DeLuzio (Windermere, FL) knocked in the winning run with single in the bottom of the 7th and is a projectable athlete to watch.

2013 RHP Cody Crouse (Valrico, FL) started for the Scorpions and is a very interesting 6'5 pitcher who sat at 85mph with more to come. He struck out 5 in 4 IP. 2013 RHP Blake Crowell (Montverde, FL) was also up to 85 mph.

2012 RHP David Itterly (Alva, FL) threw a nice game for the Florida Vipers throwing a complete game giving up only one run. His fastball topped at 84 mph.
Olmstead continues to Mash >>
2012 Corbin Olmstead (Tampa, FL, Jefferson HS) has had an outstanding day. After going 3-3 with 2 doubles in the first game today, he went 2-2 in the second game with another double.

2011 Jordan Abattinozzi (Ponte Viedra, FL) had a home run for the Warriors.

2012 RHP Tommy Peterson (Tampa, FL, River Ridge HS) started for the Warriors and he struck out 4 in 3 innings of work topping at 89 mph with his fastball.

2012 RHP Zac Farve (Jacksonville, FL) topped out at 86 mph in relief.
Richinell Matos-Nava Prospects >>
Gm # 55 | 5/28/2011 | 4:30 PM Nava Prospects vs. St Johns Heat
2013 RHP Richinell Matos (Land O'Lakes, FL) threw a complete game one hitter for the NAVA Prospects in their 10-2 win. His fastball was up to 86 mph and his curveball had late break.
Nick Locasio-SWFL >>
Gm # 48 | 5/28/2011 | 2:00 PM Triple Threat Baseball 18U vs. SWFL 18U
2012 RHP Nick Locasio (Naples, FL) was up to 88 mph today for SWFL and also showed a nice breaking ball.
Fulmer Lights up Radar Guns >>
2012 RHP Carson Fulmer (Lakeland, FL, Dr. Phillips HS) showed an explosive fastball that was up to 94 mph multiple times. He struck out three batters in 2 innings of work.
Rock Rucker-Team Extreme >>
Gm # 49 | 5/28/2011 | 2:00 PM Florida Diamond Pros 17U Gold vs. Team Xtreme
2012 LHP/OF Rock Rucker (Marietta, GA, Redan HS) pitched three shutout innings for Team Extreme with 7 strikeouts. He throws easy with a loose arm action and his fastball was up to 89 mph. He also showed a nice breaking ball. Very interesting 2-way prospect.

2012 LHP Chris Miranda-Carr (Tampa, FL, Leto HS) threw two scoreless innings in relief with his fastball up to 85 mph. He struck out three guys.
Pokers Crush 2 HR's in win >>
Gm # 51 | 5/28/2011 | 2:00 PM Miami Firebirds vs. Florida Pokers 18U White
2011's Zakk Leonetti (Pembroke Pines, FL) and Omar Williams (Boynton Beach, FL) each had home runs in the Pokers 18-2 win. RHP Michael Silberling (Boca Raton, FL) topped at 88 mph in relief and Brandon Texeira (Coral Springs, FL) topped at 85 mph also in relief.
Peterson impresses in Bullets win >>
Gm # 52 | 5/28/2011 | 2:00 PM FTB Mizuno Underclass vs. Bullets Baseball 18U
2012 LHP TJ Peterson (Plant City, FL, Plant City HS) struck out 4 in 4 1/3 shutout innings today in Bullets Baseballs win. The big LHP fastball topped out at 88 mph and he also showed a solid breaking ball.

2012 Austin Leeney (Indialantic, FL, Melbourne HS) closed it throwing 2 2/3 perfect innings with 4 punchouts. His fastball was up to 85 mph.
Thomas Blast leads En Fuego to victory >>
2012 Toby Thomas (Eight Mile, AL, Fairhope HS) led En Fuego to a 10-2 victory going to 2-3 with a double and a home run. He has good bat speed and also runs pretty well.

2012 Chase Domino (Fairhope, AL, Fairhope HS) showed a live bat and blasted a home run for En Fuego as well.
Jacobs, Rivera Lead PAL >>
Gm # 37 | 5/28/2011 | 11:30 AM Palm Beach County PAL 17U vs. Team Sportsworx
2012 Kaelan Jacobs(Lake Worth, FL) got the start and threw very well for 3 2/3 innings shut out innings allowing only 1 hit and striking out 5 batters. His fastball topped at 87 mph with more to come.

2012 LHP Dylan Silva (Lake Worth, FL) came on in relief and struck out 3 in 1 1/3 innings. His arm worked well and his fastball topped out at 89 mph.

2011 RHP Jordan Brinson (Royal Palm Beach, FL) topped out at 89 mph closing the game out for PAL.

2012 Peter Rivera (Wellington, FL) led the offense going 3-3 with 2 doubles and 4 RBI. 2012 Hunter Morey (Wellington, FL) went 2-3 from the leadoff spot with a double and scored 3 runs.
Tampa Bay Warriors Have Talented Lineup >>
The Tampa Bay Warriors have a very talented squad in Fort Myers this week with many top prospects.

2012 OF Austin Wilson(Valrico, FL, Bloomingdale HS) is an interesting athlete with a nice swing and knocked out 3 hits including a triple from the leadoff spot.

Florida committ Avery Romero (St. Augustine, FL) was next and is an outstanding all around player and continued to show it going 2-3 today.

Current #1 ranked player in the 2012 class Lance McCullers (Tampa, FL, Jesuit HS) showed his hitting today with an RBI single and he also stole 2 bases.

2012 Corbin Olmstead (Tampa, FL, Jefferson HS) was outstanding today going 3-3 with 2 doubles. Very interesting bat to watch closely.

2013 David Perez (Land O'Lakes, FL) is a big strong left-handed hitter that showed good hitting tools and potential.

2012 Brendan Long (Naples, FL, Barron Collier HS) also went 3-3 in the game for the Warriors.

Their lineup also featured top 2012 Oklahoma prospect Ty Hensley.

They threw 4 pitchers and their top velocities were as follows.

2011 RHP Robbie Kalaf (Bloomingdale, FL) 87 mph.

2011 RHP Kyle Godwin (St. Augustine, FL) 84 mph

2011 RHP Chris Chism (Tampa, FL) 87 mph

2012 RHP Cam Hokanson (New Port Richey HS) 87 mph.

2013 RHP Nicholas Lawrence (West Palm Beach, FL) topped out at 88 mph for Palm Beach baseball
Power Arms close out Reebok win >>
2012 RHP Dylan Drawdy (Riverview, FL, Riverview HS) came on in relief and came right at hitters with a fastball that topped out at 90 mph. 2012 RHP Jose Mesa Jr (Pembroke Pines, FL, Flanagan HS) threw the last inning and was mostly 87 mph with his fastball. He also had a double and 3 RBI.

The East Coast Grays also threw some good arms as 2012 Max Beerman (Tampa, FL, Jesuit HS) and 2013 LHP John Kilichowski both topped out at 87 mph.

2013 Pete Alonso (Tampa, FL, Jesuit HS) was 2-3 with a triple and is a young player to watch closely.
Norris pitches Cyclone Baseball to win >>
Gm # 41 | 5/28/2011 | 11:30 AM Cyclones Baseball vs. Cape Coast Canes
2011 RHP Donny Norris (Pinellas Park, FL) looked good throwing 5 innings without an earned run and striking out 8 batters with a fastball that was up to 90 mph. 2011 Austin Bembnowski closed out the game for the Cyclones striking out 2 batters with his best fastball being 89 mph.
Gerald Bautista- Florida Hardballers >>
Gm # 40 | 5/28/2011 | 11:30 AM FTB Clutch vs. Florida Hardballers 17U
2012 Gerald Bautista (Tampa, FL, Steinbrenner HS) is a very interesting all around prospect and really impressed our scout out at Bishop Verot today in his game. He has a strong arm at 3B and is good defensively in the infield. He has good bat speed and all the hitting tools to follow very closely.

2012 RHP Chris Williams (Odessa, FL, Steinbrenner HS) started the game for the Hardballers and threw an easy 85 mph and projects for more. 2012 RHP Christian Morris touched 88 mph with his fastball and 2012 Justin Baker (Gainesville, FL, Williston HS) also was up to 85 mph as the final pitcher for the Hardballers.
Flash win 3-2 >>
Gm # 30 | 5/28/2011 | 9:00 AM Florida Flash 18U vs. Team Volusia Black
Florida Flash knocked off Team Volusia Black 3-2 starting pitchers Devin Raftery's 3-3 game. He also pitched the first four innings without allowing an earned run with his fastball topping out at 87 mph.
McCall Leads Team Extreme >>
Gm # 26 | 5/28/2011 | 9:00 AM Team Xtreme vs. Triple Threat Baseball 18U
2012 Dexter McCall (Lutz, FL, Freedom HS) was outstading today for Team Extreme. He went 3-3 with 3 2b's and 4 RBI. He showed  good bat speed with the ball jumping off his bat, good power potential.
2012 Rock Rucker (Marietta, GA, Redan HS) also doubled and 2011 Mike Estevez (Tampa, FL) was up to 88 mph in relief.
Weickel Up to 90 in loss >>
2012 RHP Walker Weickel (Orlando, FL, Olympia HS) was up to 90 mph in his 3 innings of work but the Pensacola Pirates knocked off the Scorpions 2-1. 2012 LHP Jon Austin Harville was a crafty lefty who kept the Scoprions bats off balance striking out 9 in a complete game allowingonly 4 hits. He had a deceptive delivery and his fastball topped at 82 mph.

2013 LHP Vinnie Rosace (Lake Mary, FL, Lake Mary HS) tossed two perfect innings in relief for the Scorpions with his fastball sitting around 84 mph.

2012 RHP Eric Hanhold (Palm Harbor, FL, East Lake HS) was up to 86 mph for the Scorpions.
Tufts Lead Pokers >>
2011 RHP Corey Tufts tossed 5 innings aloowing only 2 runs with 7 strikeouts to knock off FTB Mizuno Underclass. His fastball topped out at 90 mph and he is headed to Embry-Riddle.

FTB had two 2013 pitchers impress. LHP Ian McKinney (Orlando, FL, Boone HS) and RHP David McKay (Viera, FL, Viera HS) both topped out at 87 and struck out 4 batters. McKinney threw 4 innings while Mckay tossed two.
Dahn leads SWFL 18U >>
Gm # 23 | 5/28/2011 | 9:00 AM SWFL 18U vs. Florida Diamond Pros 17U Gold
2012 OF Richard Dahn (Fort Myers, FL, Gulf Coast HS) led SWFL 18U to a 7-3 victory. He went 2-2 with a triple and a double with 4 RBI. Live 2012 bat to watch.

2011 Matt Picucci (Naples, FL) and 2012 Collin Woody (Tampa, FL) both pitched in the mid 80's for SWFL in the win.

2012 Ross Garrett (Fleming Island, FL) topped out at 85 mph for the Florida Diamond Pros.
5 Tool Baseball knocks off Scorpions >>
2011 Austin Pereira (Melbourne, FL) led the offensive charge in 5-Tool's 3-1 one victory. He went 3-3 and showed he could hit to all fields with some pop.

2012 LHP Dylan Hawkins threw a complete game to get the victory his fastball was up to 83 mph with good command and he showed a nice change.

2012 RHP Matthew Robinson (Altamonte Springs, FL, West Orange HS) threw a scoreless last inning for the Scoprions with his fastball topping at 86 mph.
Chet Lemon Opens with Big Win >>
2011 RHP Kuehl McEachern got the start for Chet Lemon in their 15-0 victory and threw 2 innings with 2 K's. His fastball topped at 87 mph and he is headed to East Tennesse State.

2012 Richie Martin impressed from the leadoff spot for Chet Lemon with a triple. He was also very good for Chet Lemon at the WWBA World Championship in October.

2011 OF Jordan Rivera led the offense going 3-3.
5-Tool Pitchers >>
Two 5-Tool Pitchers worked in the mid 80's to take down the South Florida Thunder. 2012 RHP Chayce Hubbard (Satelite Beach, FL) got the start and six in four innings of work. He threw easy with his fastball topping out at 86 mph and his slider was an out pitch.

2011 Dylan Gillis (Titusville, FL) closed it out with good life on his 84 mph fastball.
Team Reebok PSA Pitchers >>
2012 RHP Kit Fowler (Marco Island, FL, Lely HS) got the start for Team Reebok and struck out 5 in 4 2/3 innings with his fastball topping at 83 mph.

2012 RHP Broderick Rodocker (Sarosota, FL, Sarasota HS) was next with 1 1/3 innings of shutout baseball with his fastball up to 85 mph.

2012 RHP Jake Fossick (Port Charlote, FL, Charlotte) closed out the game striking out 3 in 1 inning with his fastball sitting at 87-88 mph.
Scorpions 17 U Black Prospects >>
2013 RHP Joey Starling (Bartow, FL, Bartow HS) got the start for the Scoprions and the young RHP showed a good fastball topping out at 87 mph with life and he also had good feel of his curveball.

2012 Chris Biocic (Merritt Island, FL) led the offense going 3-3 with 3 RBI's showing good bat speed. He also looked good defensively behind the plate, receiving well and showing a good arm.
Ocala Heat Pitchers >>
Gm # 8 | 5/27/2011 | 5:00 PM Ocala Heat vs. Florida Flash 18U
Ocala Heat shutout the Florida Flash led by starting pitcher 2013 RHP Garrison Vandeventer (Silver Springs, FL) who struck out 6 batters in four innings with his fastball topping out at 85 mph.

2012 RHP Shawn Aten (Wildwood, FL) picked up the save working a scoreless 7th inning with his best fastball being 84 mph.

2012 1B Will Mackenzie (Ocala, FL, North Marion HS) showed good bat speed and knocked out 2 hits in the game for Ocala.
Jake Hillis -Florida Flash >>
2012 RHP Jake Hillis (Deland, FL, Deltona HS) is an interesting RHP. His arm worked well and he threw strikes. He showed a good fastball that topped out at 88 mph with riding life. He showed good potential with his slider and threw a curveball with a good depth.
Alex Adams - Team Volusia Black >>
Alex Adams smoked a HR from Team Volusia Black and Justin Capela had a double to lead Team Volusia Black to a 4-2 victory of Ostingers Baseball Academy. 2012 Brendan Gluch led Ostingers offense going 2-2 in the game.
Palm Beach Baseball Prospects >>
2012 LHP Parker Danciu (Delray Beach, Fl, West Boca HS) had an outstanding game in Palm Beach Baseball's 8-0 opening victory. He pitched 2 scoreless innings with his fastball topping out at 86 mph with good life and also showed a very good change. He is also a good lefthanded hitter and went 2-2 in the game.

2012 Christopher Barr has an athletic build and showed a nice compact swing with good batspeed and laced a double in the game.

2011 David Vandercook (Sylvania, OH, Southview HS) showed gap power and went 2-3 with a triple.

2012 LHP Hunter Kyzar (Lake Worth, FL, Santaluces HS) was very effective striking out 7 batters in 3 innings of work. He threw strikes and threw easy with his fastball topping out at 82 mph from a low 3/4 arm angle.
East Coast Grays Pos. Players >>
The East Coast Grays have several players promising players in their lineup. Here are a few of them that stood out on the first day of action.

2013 Jordan Parnell (Tampa, FL, Jesuit HS) showed very well as the big athletic outfielder has a good arm and it played in the game as threw out a runner on the bases and showed a nice fluid stroke with good balance and is definitely one to watch in the 2013 class.

2012 OF Vincent Leto (Tampa, FL Jesuit HS) he knocked out 2 doubles from the leadoff spot for the Grays with a fluid stroke and a quick bat.

2014 MIF Blake Wiggins (Little Rock, AR, Pulasky HS) showed a nice stroke with a pair of hits and is a young bat to follow.

2013 Spencer Trayner (Tampa, FL, Jesuit HS) is an interesting 2-way prospect and showed it with the bat today with 2 hits.
Dakota Freese - East Coast Grays >>
2011 RHP Dakota Freese (Cedar Rapids, IA) picked up the win in the opening game for East Coast Grays Tampa Scout Team in their opening game of the Memorial Day Classic. He was effectively wild in a complete game showing a very good fastball that topped at 91 mph and he maintained high 80's velocity the entire game. He also showed a sharp curveball and struck out four batters in the 5 inning game.
Kyle Miller-SWFL Underclass >>
Gm # 4 | 5/27/2011 | 5:00 PM SWFL Underclass vs. Florida Pokers 17U White
2012 RHP Kyle Miller (Fort Myers, FL, Estero HS) threw an outstanding game for SWFL Underclass. He pounded the strike zone with a fastball that sat 85-86 mph. He threw 77% of his pitches for strikes in a complete game shutout over the Florida Pokers and struck out 8. He has a quick arm that works well and projects for more velocity.
Michael Olivera-Team Sportsworx >>
Gm # 3 | 5/27/2011 | 5:00 PM Team Sportsworx vs. FTB Clutch
2013 Michael Olivera (Berkley Prep, Tampa, FL) showed a good arm and threw easy with his fastball topping out at 88 mph in relief for Team Sportsworx.
Andres Leal-Team Sportsworx >>
2013 MIF Andres Leal (Tampa, FL, Bishop Mclaughlin HS) is an interesting prospect that showed well on the first day of action. He showed bat speed and a compact stroke and is a player to watch in the 2013 class.