The Dulin Dodgers beat the Excel Blue Wave by a final score of 2-1 to advance to the semi-finals on Friday morning.
LHP Will Jamison (2011, Evangelical Chrsitian, Texas) got the start and was sharp over 5 innings, allowing only 3 hits while striking out 2. He showed good command of the strike zone, using a 80-86 fastball that peaked at 87 and a handful of low-70s curveballs. Jamison was selected by the Indians in the 45th round of the draft last month by the Indians, and has committed to play for Ole Miss.
IF/RHP Kyle Overstreet (2012, Boaz HS, Ala.), who pitched earlier in the day against the Ohio Warhawks, tossed the final 2 frames for the Dodgers, striking out a pair as he continued to pound the zone wiht 85-87 fastballs while dropping in 72-74 curveballs.
Cleanup hitter Shane Riley (2011, Houston HS, Tenn.) had the best performance at the plate for the Dulin Dodgers, going 2-for-3 with an RBI single in the 1st.
The Trio of Hunter Soleymani (2012, Pelham HS, Ala.), Cole Billingsley (2012, Pell City HS, Ala.) and Jordan Friday (2012, Prattville HS, Ala.) pitched well for the Excel Blue Wave, combining to give up only5 hits and 1 earned run with 7 strikeouts.
Soleymani, a South Alabama recruit, accounted for 6 of those punchouts, working the first 5 innings with a 82-85 fastball.
Billingsley, a LHP, pitched in a similar 84-86 mph range with his fastball, and is currently ranked the 341st best 2012 prospect.
Friday also sat in the mid-80s, recording the final 2 outs.