2008 WWBA 15U National Championship
Landon Skaggs singles to start the 4th inning as Kentucky looks to even the score. Tyler Wells grounds into a fielder’s choice. One out and one runner on first base in the 4th inning for Kentucky. Luke Lovell grounds into a 4-6-3 double play to end the threat.
Steven Salyers is now in for Kentucky to pitch as they try to keep the deficit at eight runs. Kyle Moss doubles to left to lead off the inning. Steve Casey singles to put runners at the corners for NorCal with no outs. Tyler Goeddel hits an RBI groundout to short to make it 13-4 NorCal with one out and a runner on 1st. A pinch hit single puts runners on 1st and 2nd with one out. Ryan Atlas is the new hitter and he lines out to center, for the second out. Ian Kalinowski is the new pitcher for Kentucky and he inherits runners on 2nd and 3rd with two outs. Ian walks the first batter, so its bases loaded and two outs. Ian walks Chris Harper to make it 14-4 for NorCal. Colin Reed is in to pinch hit now and walks to make it 15-4 with the bases loaded. Ian hits the last batter which ends the game by a run rule. The final score is 16-4 NorCal. Congratulations to NorCal the 2008 15u WWBA Champions!
Kyle Moses comes on to work his second inning, as he will look to hold the lead for NorCal. Carter Elmore walks and Ryan Fucci singles to center to put pressure on NorCal. Trevor Gott grounds into a double play, moving Elmore to third but now with two outs. Tyler West singles to left, scoring Elmore and making it a 11-4 game. Moses picks off Devin Jackson to end the top of the inning.
Joe Ross draws a leadoff walk against Travis Strickler as NorCal looks to strike again. Alex Blandino singles to center and Billy Flamion walks to load the bases with one out. Trevor Faulkner adds an RBI with a groundout to make it 12-4 NorCal. A fly out to left by Kevin Kramer ends the inning.
A new pitcher for NorCal now, as Kyle Moses will try and hold the lead. Kyle works a quick 1-2-3 inning through the bottom of the Kentucky order.
Aaron Johnson came in to relieve Luke Lovell and will now need to lock down the NorCal offense. Back to back singles by Alex Blandino and Billy Flamion set the stage for Trevor Faulkner who hit a three run home run to left field to make it 8-3 NorCal. Aaron Johnson walks and then hits the next batter and now must face Steve Casey. Casey reaches on a error by the shortstop, now the bases are loaded with two outs. Tyler Goeddel takes a ball the other way for a 2RBI single to right field to make it 10-3 NorCal. Travis Strickler will now come on for Kentucky to get out of the inning. Travis’ pickoff to 1st is overthrown, scoring the runner from 3rd making it 11-3 NorCal. A groundout to short ends the threat.
NorCal defeated the East Cobb Astros 14u this morning by a final score of 6-1. NorCal jumped out to an early 2-0 lead when Steve Casey hit an RBI single and was followed up by a sacrifice by Tyler Goeddel that brought in the second run. NorCal pitchers Chris Harper and Steve Casey combined to pitch a two hitter in the victory. Harper earned the win while Casey shut the door on East Cobb for the save. NorCal advances to play the Kentucky Baseball Club this afternoon in the championship game.
The Kentucky Baseball Club came down to their final out while trailing 7-4, but rallied back to tie the game 7-7 in the bottom of the seventh. Kentucky pitcher Trevor Gott earned the win by pitching a scoreless top of the 8th in the tiebreaker situation. In the Kentucky half of the tiebreaker Logan Coffey brought a swift end to the game by driving in the winning run with a single to left field on the only the second pitch of his at bat in the bottom of the 8th.
The stage is now set for #1 seeded NorCal to play the #2 seeded Kentucky Baseball Club in the finals at 12:15pm. Check back for inning by inning updates as the final game goes on.
The final 16 teams are now set. Good luck to all of the teams still in the playoffs! These are the teams still playing for the title:
East Cobb Rangers
East Cobb Astros 15u
East Cobb Astros 14u
Team Easton LI
NC Baseball Academy
Knoxville Stars Akadema
Tri-State Arsenal 15u
St. Louis Gamers Blue
Kentucky Baseball Club
East Cobb Cardinals Check back for updates throughout the day!
The Perfect Game Pro Award is given to the teams in each WWBA tournament that best represent class, professionalism and sportsmanship. For the 2008 WWBA 15u tournament the award has been presented to the Dallas Patriots and to the Richmond Braves National. Thanks to both of these teams for their conduct both on and off the field this week.
We are down to the final eight teams competing for the final. Good luck to the following teams in the quarterfinals.
North Carolina Baseball Academy
Tri State Arsenal
Kentucky Baseball Club
Nick Ostrander and Isaac Miller led the Motor City Hit Dogs offense in their 12-2 win over the Big Hitter Diamond Stars. Nick went 3-4, 2 2Bs, 3B, 3R, 2RBI. Isaac went 3-4, 1B, 2B, HR, R, 2RBI.
Ryan Smith from the Dugout Club Hurricanes helped his team earn a victory on Thursday against the East Cobb Longhorns. The Hurricanes won 7-6 and Ryan finished with a line of: 3-3, 3 1Bs, R, SB 3RBI.
Eric Barbieri from the Tri State Arsenal 15u was a key to his teams 7-6 victory over the Centex Buzz in the first round of the playoffs. Eric finished the game: 1-3, GSHR, BB, 4RBI.
Evan Robinson from the Dallas Yankees threw a complete game two hit shutout against the On Deck O’s Orange. The Yankees advanced to the round of 16 on Evan’s final line of: 7IP 2H 0R 6K 0BB 0HP.
Landon Clark from NC Baseball Academy powered his team to a win over the #3 seeded Team Georgia. NC Baseball won the game 7-2, and Landon finished the game: 2-3, 1B, 2B, BB, 3RBI.
Dwight Smith of the East Cobb Astros 15u helped lift his team to an 11-3 win over the East Coast Grays in their first round playoff game. Dwight finished the game 3-4, 1B,
2 3B’s, R, 4RBI.
Kevin Connell from the Junior Toppers threw a complete game three hit shutout against the Georgia Trojans. Kevin earned the win with his performance, and the Toppers advanced in the playoffs. Kevin finished the game with a line of: 6IP 3H 0R 5K 0BB 1HP.
Zak Sterling and Jae Hwang from Diamond Dreams TB combined to throw a complete game one hitter in their 9-1 win over the Dallas Patriots Red. Zak finished the day with: 5IP 1H 1R 6K 2BB 0HP. Jae closed the door by working: 1IP 0H 0R 1K 1BB 0HP.
David Spinosa of the Richmond Braves threw a complete game no hitter in his teams 8-0 win over the Palmetto Sand Gnats. The Braves advanced behind David’s final line of: 6IP 0H 0R 10K 3BB 0HP.
Atlanta Barons pitchers Brandon Lowe and Darryl Watkins threw a combined no hitter as the Barons won 2-1 against the STaF Yankees. Brandon earned the win and finished with a line of: 4IP 0H 0R 3K 3BB 0HP. Darryl got the save and finished with a line of: 3IP 0H 1R 0K 3BB 1HP.
Cody King from the Dallas Yankees pitched a complete game three hit shutout against the Knoxville Stars this morning. The Yankees won 9-0 and advanced to the round of 8. Cody’s line for the game was 5IP 3H 0R 6K 4BB 1HP.
Jo-El Bennett from the Georgia Seminoles pitched a complete game two hit shutout against Action Baseball on Thursday. The Seminoles won 9-0 and advanced to the round of 16. Jo-El’s line for the game was: 6IP 2H 0R 1K 3BB 0HP.
John McGillicuddy was great at the plate and on the mound for the Diamond Skills in their 12-2 win against the Georgia Seminoles. John finished the day with a hitting line of: 2-3, 1B, HR, 2R, 3RBI, SAC. His line on the mound was: 5IP 7H 2R 7K 3BB 0HP and the win.
Sander Kuxhausen powered the NC Baseball Academy to a 8-7 win over the East Cobb Astros 13u. Sander’s line for the game was: 3-3, 1B, 2 2Bs, 2R, 2RBI.
Two East Cobb Astros 15u hitters powered up on Wednesday in their 12-2 victory over the NY Gothams. Dwight Smith went: 2-4, 2B, HR, 2R, SB, RBI. Conner Gilbert went 2-4, 1B, HR, R, 4RBI.
David Spinosa from the Richmond Braves supplied some serious offense in the Braves’ 10-2 win over the All Star Baseball Academy. David went: 2-3, 2B, 3B, 2R, 3RBI in the win.
Three NorCal 2011 pitchers combined for a one hit shutout of the East Coast Grays on Wednesday. Steve Casey earned the win, while Colin Reed and Kevin Kramer worked after him to close the door as NorCal won 8-0. Steve’s line for the game was: 3IP 1H 0R 4K 0BB 0HP. Colin’s line was: 1IP, 0H, 0R, 1K, 0BB 0HP. Kevin’s line for the game was: 1IP 0H 0R 2K 0BB 0HP.
Three Team Easton LI pitchers combined to one hit Team Dynasty on Wednesday. Mike Blumenthal started and earned the win with a line of: 3IP 1H 0R 2K 1BB 0HP. Brian Hunter went: 3IP 0H 0R 5K 2BB 1HP. Alex Gray went: 1IP 0H 0R 1K 0BB 0HP.
Zachary Thompson from the Junior Toppers threw a complete game one hit shutout against the East Cobb Braves. Zachary finished the game with a line of: 5IP 1H 0R 1K 3BB 2HP.
Dallas Patriots pitchers Nick Petersen and Rockwell Jackson combined for a complete game three hit shutout of the East Cobb Astros 13u. Nick’s line was 6IP 3H 0R 5K 3BB 2HP. Rockwell worked a line of: 1IP 0H 0R 2K 0BB 0HP to close out the Patriots 7-0 win.
The full schedule for Thursday’s games is now posted on the WWBA website. Good luck to all teams in the playoffs in pursuit of the championship!
Tomorrow all playoff teams will play one game, except for the winners of the play in games. The play in games are games #103 and #104. Any playoff team that loses tomorrow may play in a consolation game on Friday. In order to be scheduled for a Friday consolation those teams must call their Perfect Game contact person or speak with the Perfect Game field scout.
Friday’s schedule will be posted on Thursday morning. Continue to check back for more updates.
The playoff games for tomorrow will be announced after the completion of the 7PM games on Wednesday night. They will be posted online and the teams will be called. There will be 4 playoff games on Thursday morning at 9AM and those teams will be the first teams called tonight.
The bottom 4 seeds (last 4 2nd place pool teams) will be playing at 9AM. The winner of those games will be playing 2 games tomorrow. All other playoff teams will play the Round of 32 tomorrow.
There are 15 teams who have already clinched playoff births:
We will be scheduling each team’s consolation games throughout the day on Wednesday. We will schedule both the game on Thursday and Friday. We need to know ASAP if a team is not going to stay to play their consolation games. Please call the PG Contact listed on the sheet in your team packet.
Joe Olson of the Centex Buzz helped lead his team’s offense in a 12-1 win over the Chattanooga Cherokees. Joe’s stat line in the winning effort was: 3-4, 1B, 2 3Bs, 2R, 2RBI.
Dwight Smith and CJ Reed from the East Cobb Astros 15u had big days at the plate to open up the floodgates in their 20-1 victory against the Worchester Heat. Dwight went:
2-3, 1B, 2B, BB, 2R, 2RBI. CJ went: 2-4, 1B, 2B, 2R, 3RBI.
Greg Fettes from the South Oakland A’s powered his team to an 11-7 victory over the On Deck O’s Black. Greg’s line for the game: 2-4, 2B, HR, 3R, RBI, SB.
Cody Lovejoy from the Centex Buzz threw a complete game two hitter as his team beat the Chattanooga Cherokees 12-1. Cody’s dominant start is reflected by his final line of: 7IP 2H 1R 13K 3BB 0HP.
Two pitchers from NorCal 2011 combined to throw a complete game one hitter against the Indiana Playmakers. Robb Woodcock started the game and finished with a line of: 2IP 1H 0R 2K 0BB 0HP. He was relieved by Robert Stephenson whose line was: 3IP 0H 0R 2K 1BB 0HP.
Trevor Gott from the Kentucky Baseball Club threw a complete game two hitter to beat the St. Louis Gamers 1-0. Trevor was clocked as high as 91 mph, and finished the game with a stat line of: 7IP 2H 0R 14K 2BB 0HP.
Kevin Courtney from Team Easton LI threw a complete game shutout against the East Cobb Astros 14u. Kevin was dominant in this one hit shutout effort. His line for the game was: 7IP 1H 0R 9K 1BB 0HP.
Here are some of the best outings from either outlying fields or the night games.
Tommy Prosch from the Dallas Yankees was a key contributor to his teams 7-1 victory over the Tucker Dodgers. Prosch’s line for the day was: 2-2, 1B, 3B, BB, 3R, SB, 2RBI.
Mike Vigliarolo from Team Easton LI had a great day at the plate in his teams 10-2 win against the Diamond Dreams TB. Vigliarolo finished the day a double shy of the cycle as he went: 3-3, 1B, 3B, HR, 2R, 4RBI.
Derrick Leal from the Worcester Heat powered his team to a 7-6 victory over the NY Gothams. Leal went 2-2, 1B, HR, BB, 2R, 2RBI. Derrick’s leadoff walk in the 5th inning set the table for the Heat rally that put them ahead for good.
Trevor Faulkner stole the show for the NorCal 2011’s in their 19-0 victory over the Staten Island Orioles. Faulkner’s line for the game was: 3-4, 1B, 2B, HR, BB, R, 5RBI, SB. Trevor missed the cycle by a triple.
Nick Donatiello from the All American Cyclones won a pitchers duel against Jonas Heidenreich from the On Deck O’s Grey. Both Pitchers threw complete game one hitters, but an unearned run gave the Cyclones a 1-0 victory. Donatiello’s line for the game was: 7IP 1H 0R 9K 3BB 1HP. Heidenreich’s line was: 7IP 1H 1R 3K 2BB 0HP.
Kyle Rodriguez from Action Baseball Club 15u helped power his team to a 12-1 victory against the Atlanta Angels. Kyle finished the game: 2-3, 1B, 3B, 2R, 3RBI.
Kenneth Reynolds was swinging a hot bat for Team Georgia in their 8-0 win against the Atlanta Barons. Kenneth’s line for the game was: 3-3, 1B, 2 2B, R, 2RBI.
Edward Esquivel from the Texas Tarheels pitched six innings of two hit baseball in his teams 5-0 victory against the TNL 15s. Edward’s winning line for the game was: 6IP 2H 0R 5K 1BB 0HP.
Adam Purcilly from the South Oakland A’s pitched six innings of one hit baseball against the East Cobb Braves in his teams 7-0 win. Adam earned the win with a final line of: 6IP 1H 0R 8K 1BB 0HP.
Brandon Melick from Team Georgia tossed a complete game one hit shutout against the Atlanta Barons to earn a win in his teams 8-0 victory. Brandon’s final line for the game was: 5IP 1H 0R 5K 1BB 0HP.
Tuesday July 22nd
Game #42 Dallas Patriots 15u vs. Georgia Brewers has moved from 10AM at Walton HS to 2PM at Dominion Christian School.
Game #23 Georgia Brewers vs. East Cobb Astros 13u will be played at 4:30PM at Dominion Christian School.
Game #40 East Cobb Astros 13u vs. NC Baseball Academy has moved from 9AM at Pope HS to 7PM at Dominion Christian School.
The East Cobb Astros 15u offense went off for 16 runs in their victory over the Charlotte Megastars. While there were many good performances there were two hitters who deserve special mention because they were perfect at the dish. Michael Hodorowski went 4-4, 3 1B, 2B, 4R, SB. Alexander Cruz finished the day 3-3, 2 1B, 2B, 3R. On top of that production their top two RBI men for the day were Dwight Smith and C.J. Reed. Dwight went 2-3, BB, 1B, 2B, 2R, 4RBI. C.J. went 3-4, 2 1B, 2B, 3R, 5RBI.
Dillon Polk of the East Cobb Patriots helped power his team’s offense to an 11-3 victory against the NC Baseball Academy. Dillon went 2-2, 1B, 2B, HP, R, 4RBI.
JD Cowart led the hit parade for the Knoxville Stars who defeated the Dallas Titans by a score of 11-3. JD went 2-4, 1B, 3B, 2R, RBI. His last run secured the victory by run rule for the Stars.
The Kentucky Baseball Club had a great combined effort from Tyler West, Carter Elmore, and Aaron Johnson who threw a combined no-hit shutout against the Dugout Club Hurricanes. Tyler’s line was: 3IP 0H 0R 3K BB, Carter’s line was: 1IP 0H 0R 0K, 0BB, and Aaron’s line was: 1IP 0H 0R 0K 1BB. Tyler earned the win in the 11-0 Kentucky victory.
Here is a group of the best performances from games this morning at the East Cobb Complex.
Nick Rogers from the Dallas Patriots Red had a big day at the plate in his teams 6-5 loss to the 2011 On Deck O’s. Nick supplied the bulk of the Patriots offense by going: 2-2, 2B, HR, 3RBI, R.
Vin Tiexiera from the Connecticut Bombers helped power his team to a 9-8 victory over the Palm Beach Red Wings. Vin went 2-3, 2 1B, BB, 3R, 2RBI. Vin’s last run proved to be the decisive one in the Bombers victory.
While there were many contributers to the Murfreesboro Diamond Dawgs 14-3 victory over the Chattanooga Cherokees none of their hitters were as impressive as Alexander Wiel and Stevie Smith. Alexander went 3-4, 2 1B, 2B, 3R, 4RBI. Stevie went 2-3, 1B, HR, R, 3RBI.
Cole Miller led the offensive charge for the East Cobb Astros 14u in their 9-1 win over Team Dynasty. Cole was 2-3, 1B, HR, 4RBI. His homer in the bottom of the 5th was a walk off as it ended the game by run rule.
Brandon Zoppetti of the Indiana Playmakers tossed 6 no hit innings, but the bullpen could not hold the lead behind him as the East Coast Grays defeated the Playmakers 2-1. Brandon’s final line was: 6IP 0H 0R 8K 5BB 1HP and he did not factor into the decision.