In the Saturday's nightcap at Perfect Game Field at Veteran's Memorial Stadium, Gold defeated Navy by a score of 4-0.
Notable offensive performers for the Gold team included:
Ozzie Adams (2012/Clear Lake/Clear Lake, Iowa) 1-3, 3B, 2 RBI, R. Adams is a high energy player, he hustles all over the field. In addition to his offensive performance he also played very solid defense on the infield for the Gold team.
Brayton Carlson (2012/Prarie/Ely, Iowa) 1-3, 2B. Carlson showed the ability to take the outside pitch the other way on his opposite-field double in the first inning.
Anthony Gagliardi (2011/Prarie/Cedar Rapids, Iowa) 1-2, 2B, R, SB. Gagliardi is a very good all-around athlete, and may have turned in the best at-bat of the day when he hit a deep double to left-center field. He has some juice in his bat, and he ran a 6.85 in the 60-Yd Dash - his speed and instincts translate well to live game play.
Brennan Hammer (2013/Prarie/Cedar Rapids, Iowa) 1-2, 2B. Hammer showed the same swing that stood out in the BP session. Loose and athletic with good batspeed.
Gold pitching held the Navy offense to just one hit over seven innings. Combining on the one-hitter were: Blake Louscher (2011/Newman Catholic/Mason City, Iowa), Brian Schmiedt (2012/Waukee/Waukee, Iowa), and Jacob Dilks (2013/Mount Pleasant/Mount Pleasant, Iowa).
Louscher started and worked the first three innings, working his fastball in the 79-82 mph range and mixing in a low 70s curveball. He faced the minimum in each of his three innings, striking out four.
Schmiedt also looked sharp, posting a line of: 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 3 K. His fastball sat in the 82-84 range, peaking at 85.
Navy's David Kerian (2011/Bishop Heelan/Dakota Dunes, SD) continued his big day with a very good defensive effort, showing good balance and body control. Logan Landon (2011/Lincoln/Sioux Falls, SD) recorded the Navy team's only hit in the top half of the seventh inning. Landon is a good athlete and has a good approach to hitting.
Navy's arms showed well but were let down by some defensive troubles. Of the Gold team's four runs, only one was earned. Brennan Floss (2011/Valley/West Des Moines, Iowa) started and worked two innings, sitting at 81-84 mph with his fastball. Floss has an ideal pitcher's frame at 6'5"/185 and could be a guy who makes a big jump this spring. He is a College of San Mateo commit.
Logan Landon followed Floss and pitched at 80-83 with his fastball, showing a good mix with an upper 60's curveball and low 70s changeup.