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2010 WWBA 16U National Championship

 



Bleacher Blog: Seventh Inning — Canes win title >>
Gm # 560 | 7/19/2010 | 11:30 AM Carolina Cubs 16U Blue vs. Canes 16s Green
Top Seventh: Carolina Cubs make an offensive switch, Chris Davis hitting for Chris Williams. Davis reaches first on a fielding error. Williams advances to second on a balk. Garrett Suggs walks. Canes make a pitching change — Stephen Godfrey. Frank LaGuardia hits into a 4-6-3 double play. Canes make a second pitching change — Anthony Perry. Heath Bowers flys to left field to end the game.

Congrats to the Canes 16s Green who are WWBA 16U national champions! Check back for more details on the game.
Bleacher Blog: Sixth Inning — 10-4 Canes >>
Top Sixth: Brian Taylor reaches first on a fielding error. Taylor advances to second on a pass ball. Jonathan Aparicio walks to put runners on first and second. Chess Lamm pops up to first base. Austin Lee reaches second on a fielding error that allows two runs to score, 7-4. Allen Grullon grounds out to second to move Lee over to third. Grey Ayscue grounds out to shortstop.

Bottom Sixth: Josh Henderson singles up the middle. Dylan Raymond walks to put runners on first and second. Addison Braswell moves Henderson to third and Raymond to second on a sacrifice bunt. Luke Lowrey singles to center to bring in Henderson, who just beats the throw home and avoids the tag — runners on first and third, 8-4.

Tyler Long brings home Raymond on a sacrifice bunt, 9-4. Braswell at second, two outs. David Houser hit by a pitch. Shane Johnsonbaugh walks to load the bases. Carolina makes a pitching change — Steven Sharma. Pass ball scores Braswell, 10-4. Alex Raburn hit by pitch to load the bases. Max Schrock flys out to shortstop.
Bleacher Blog: Fifth Inning — 7-2 Canes >>
Top Fifth: Chris Williams put out at first on drop third strike. Garrett Suggs walks. Suggs steals second. Frank LaGuardia put out at first on drop third strike. Heath Bowers grounds out to shortstop to end the top half.

Bottom Fifth: Carolina first baseman Heath Bowers makes a nice diving stop to put out Max Shrock unassisted. Landon Lassiter grounds out to the pitcher for a near-immediate second out. Curt Britt put out on a dropped third strike. Canes retired in order to end the inning.
Bleacher Blog: Fourth Inning — 7-2 >>
Top Fourth: Canes shortstop Landon Lassiter makes a Web Gem to get Tyler Wooten out at first. Allen Grullon grounds out to shortstop. Grey Ascyue grounds out to third to end the inning.

Bottom Fourth: Carolina makes a pitching change — Trey Thompson on the mound. Tyler Long grounds out to the pitcher. David Houser walks. Shane Johnsonbough thrown out at first on a sacrifice bunt that moves courtesy runner Kyle Moore to second. Alex Raburn flys out left field.
Bleacher Blog: Third Inning — 7-2 Canes >>
Top Third: Chris Williams strikes out looking. Garrett Suggs grounds out. Canes pitcher Cole Irwin loads the bases. Canes make pitching change — Evan Beal. Beal walks Jonathan Aparicio to bring in the Cubs' second run. Chess Lamm grounds out to short to end the top half of the frame.

Bottom Third: Luke Lassiter lines out to second base. Curt Britt walks. Josh Henderson reaches base on a fielding error — Britt on second Henderson on first. Dylan Raymond strikes out looking. Addison Braswell ropes a double down the left-field line to score two. Luke Lowrey hits a grounder to shortstop, who gets Braswell at third to end the inning.
Bleacher Blog: Second Inning — 5-1 Canes >>
Carolina pitcher Heath Bowers retires the Canes in order.
Bleacher Blog: First Inning — 5-0 Canes >>
Visitor: Carolina Cubs Blue — Home: Canes 16s Green

Starting pitchers: Cole Irwin (Canes), Grey Ascyue (Carolina)

Bottom First: Max Shrock rips a one-out double just fair down the first-base line. Landon Lassiter scores Schrock on a single to the right-field corner. Josh Henderson clears the bases with a two-out, two-run homer over the right-field fence.

Dylan Raymond singles up the middle. Addison Braswell walks to put runners on first and second. Luke Lowrey walks to load the bases.

Tyler Long singles past the second baseman to bring home Raymond and Braswell and force a Caroline pitching change — Heath Bowers one the mound. Bowers strikes out David Houser.
Canes beat Banditos in extras >>
Gm # 558 | 7/19/2010 | 9:00 AM Houston Banditos Black vs. Canes 16s Green
C David Houser (2012 AC Flora HS, S.C.) may have made a run for MVP candidacy.

Houser went 2-for-3 with a pair of solo home runs to help send the Canes 16s Green squad to the WWBA 16U national championship finals for the second straight year. Houser's first shot tied the game at 4-4 in the top of the seventh and brought life back into the Canes' dugout after the Banditos had taken a 4-3 lead in the fifth thanks to a two-run bomb by Nick Williams (2012 Galveston Ball HS, Texas).

The Canes then retired the Houston side in order in the bottom of the seventh to force extra innings and proceeded to post a six-run eighth for the win.

LHP Cole Irvin (2012 Servite HS, Calif.) closed out the final 3 1/3 innings, allowing one run on two hits while striking out five.

Canes RF Josh Henderson (2012 home schooled, Va.) also hit well, going 3-for-4 with three singles. 1B Dylan Raymond (2012 Giles County HS, Va.) went 2-for-4 with a singled and a double, and CF Tyler Long (2011 Halifax County HS, Va.) went 2-for-4 with a single and a three-run homer that sparked the Canes' extra-inning rally.
Carolina Cubs Blue in finals after 14-1 romp >>
Gm # 559 | 7/19/2010 | 9:00 AM Carolina Cubs 16U Blue vs. Team Worth Florida
The Carolina Cubs Blue squad is one game away from winning a WWBA 16U national championship. The Cubs crushed Team Worth Florida, winning 14-1 in six innings to advance to the tournament finals with 1B Heath Bowers (2011 Harnett Central HS, N.C.) leading the Carolina offense.

Bowers went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles — the first of which scored the Cubs' first run of the game. Meanwhile, C Austin Lee (2012 South Johnston HS, N.C.) went 2-for-3 with two singles — one for two RBI.

Carolina held a 8-0 lead heading into the bottom of the fifth, which forced Team Worth to score at least one in order to prevent a run rule. But after Team Worth clipped the lead to seven, the Cubs put a kibosh to the game thanks to a six-run sixth.

Check back for an update on the second semifinal game between the Canes 16s Green and the Houston Banditos Black. Currently, the two teams are tied, 4-4, in the bottom of the seventh.

Also be sure to follow our championship finals "Bleacher Blog" where we'll be posting inning-by-inning updates of the title match-up.
Banditos stave Marucci rally >>
Gm # 547 | 7/18/2010 | 7:00 PM Houston Banditos Black vs. Marucci Elite 16s
2B Austin Dean (2012 Klein Collins HS, Texas) went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles to help the Houston Banditos Black capture a wild 2-1 quarterfinal win over the Marucci Elite at the East Cobb Complex. The Banditos scored both of their runs on errors — one in the first inning and the other in the fourth.

Houston LHP Cory Geisler (2012 Klein Collins HS, Texas) pitched a complete game and touched 87 mph. He allowed one run on three hits — two singles and a double — and struck out 12 Elite hitters. He also flashed a 75-mph curve and a 78-mph change up.

Marucci LHP Zach Irwin (2011 Gulfport HS, Miss.) pitched 5 1/3 innings, allowing two runs on four hits while striking out four. He touched 89 mph and showed a 68-mph curve, a 74-mph slider, and a 75-mph change.

RHP Kevin Davis (2012 T.R. Miller HS, Ala.) came in to quite the Banditos' bats in the final 2/3 inning of the home half in the sixth. Davis touched 91 and showed a 73-mph slurve.
Team Worth FL win slugfest to advance >>
Gm # 548 | 7/18/2010 | 7:00 PM Dirtbags vs. Team Worth Florida
Darren Hansen (2012 PBGHS, Fla.) went 2-for-2 with two doubles — one for three RBI — to help Team Fort Worth to a 11-7 quarterfinal win over the Dirtbags. Hansen showed good gap-to-gap power and solid contact at the plate.

Jean Cancio (2012 Palm Beach Gardens HS, Fla.) also contributed, going 1-for-2 with a solo home run. Cancio showed above-average pop and a smooth swing.
Carolina Cubs in semis >>
Gm # 549 | 7/18/2010 | 7:00 PM East Cobb Titans 16u vs. Carolina Cubs 16U Blue
RHP Heath Bowers (2011 Harnett Central HS, N.C.) pitched a complete five-inning three-hit shutout to place the Carolina Cubs Blue squad into Monday's WWBA 16U National Championship semifinals. Bowers gave up three singles and topped out at 86 mph. He showed good arm speed, good arm-side run on his fastball, and a tight 11-5, 72-mph curve. At the plate, Bowers went 3-for-3 with three singles, displaying solid contact and an ability to hit to the opposite field.

LF Brian Taylor (2011 Harnett Central HS, N.C.) also came up big on offense, going 2-for-3 with a pair of RBI doubles. He showed good bat speed and great power to both sides of the field.
Canes mercy-rule Phillies >>
Gm # 546 | 7/18/2010 | 7:00 PM Canes 16s Green vs. Spartanburg Phillies 16U
Catcher David Houser (2012 AC Flora HS, S.C.) went 2-for-2 with two doubles in the No. 10 hole to put the Canes 16s Green into Monday's WWBA 16U National Championship semifinals. Houser (6-1, 205 pounds) attended the PG Junior National Showcase in June.

RHP Tyler Beede (2011 Lawrence Academy, Mass.) also aided in the winning effort, pitching six innings and allowing two runs on seven hits. Beede also struck out eight and topped out at 93 mph after starting out in the mid to upper 80s. He showed potential for four major-league-level pitches, flashing a 71-mph curve, a 75-mph slider, and a 75-mph change up.
Britt pitches Canes Green into quarters >>
Gm # 525 | 7/18/2010 | 2:00 PM Canes 16s Green vs. DBAT Mustangs McCabe
RHP Curt Britt (2012 Scotland HS, N.C.) pitched seven innings, struck out 11, and topped out at 89 mph in a 6-2 win for the Canes 16s Green squad. Britt showed OK command but settled down after the first inning. He also showed good stamina and a good 75-mph curve. He also went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles.

1B Dylan Raymond (2012 Giles County HS, Va.) went 2-for-3 with a single and a RBI double.
Britt, Mikolas lead EC Titans in Round 2 >>
Gm # 524 | 7/18/2010 | 2:00 PM East Cobb Titans 16u vs. East Cobb Titans 15u
3B Eric Britt (2010 North Cobb HS, Ga.) went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles and DH Nathan Mikolas (2012 Bradford HS, Wis.) went 2-for-3 with a RBI single and a double to help lift the East Cobb Titans 16U over the East Cobb Titans 15U squad. Mikolas (6-1, 190 pounds) showed good bat speed and potential power at the plate.
RHP Mitch Brown, Minnesota Starz >>
Gm # 508 | 7/18/2010 | 11:30 AM Minnesota Starz vs. Long Island Whalers 16u
Mitch Brown (2012 Rochester Century HS, Minn.) pitched a five-hit shutout to give the Minnesota Starz a 4-0 win at Pope High School. Brown pitch 6 2/3 innings before the game was called due to rain. He topped out at 84 mph and struck out five. Brown showed very good mechanics, good arm action, and an above-average 74-mph change up with nice drop. He also fielded his position well.
Edwards, Nader - South Florida Elite >>
CF Sly Edwards (2012 Chaminade Madonna HS, Fla.) went 2-for-4 with two singles and 3B Kevin Nader (2012 Chaminade Madonna HS, Fla.) went 2-for-3 two RBI singles to help the South Florida Elite Squad earn an 8-1 first-round playoff win at Pope High School.

Edwards (5-11, 150 pounds) registered a 4.01 home-to first time, while Nader (5-10, 160 pounds) hit to all fields and looked smooth on defense. 
Team Worth advance to quarters >>
Gm # 516 | 7/18/2010 | 2:00 PM Team Worth Florida vs. Mac N Seitz Indians
Darren Hansen (2012 PBGHS, Fla.), Brandon Houle (2011 Ft. Pierce Central HS, Fla.), and Richie Furline (2013 Treasure Coast HS, Fla.) all homered to help lift Team Worth Florida to a 8-3 second-round win at the East Cobb Complex.

Hansen went 2-for-3 with a single and a two-run home run, while Houle and Furline both went 1-for-1 with a homer and a walk. Houle showed good bat speed, a smooth swing, and solid contact. Furline had good pop for his 5-8, 120-pound frame and good bat speed.
Dirtbags edge Coral Springs >>
Gm # 521 | 7/18/2010 | 2:00 PM Coral Springs Diamonds vs. Dirtbags
Matt Lowry (2012 North Brunswick HS, N.C.) and Joseil Colon (2012 Eastern Guilford HS, N.C.) helped the Dirtbags to a 3-1 second-round win this afternoon at Kennesaw Mountain High School. Lowry went 2-for-2 with a pair of singles, while Colon went 1-for-3 with a 2-RBI double.

Colon also stole home in the bottom of the fourth inning to score the Dirtbags' third run of the game.

RHP Ethan Wallenius (2012 Asheville HS, N.C.) tallied nine strikeouts in his complete seven-inning effort. Wallenuis allowed one run on four hits, showing great mechanics, a very nasty 67-mph curve, and good control. He also had good mound presence.
Dirtbags edge South Charlotte >>
Gm # 489 | 7/18/2010 | 9:00 AM Dirtbags vs. South Charlotte Panthers 2012
Josiel Colon (2012 Eastern Guilford HS, N.C.) and Corey Seager (2012 Northwest Cabarrus HS, N.C.) led the Dirtbags to a 3-2 first-round playoff win. Colon went 1-for-2 with a RBI triple, while Seager went 1-for-3 with a RBI double. Seager showed hustle on a first-inning hit to the shortstop, reaching base on a bad throw.

RHP Luis Paula (2011 Northeast Guilford HS, N.C.) flashed a big-time breaking ball during his complete-game effort. Paula (5-8, 138 pounds) touched 84 mph, sat between 80-83, and showed nice movement on his fastball.
SS Chad Mabini, EC Titans 16U >>
Gm # 494 | 7/18/2010 | 9:00 AM East Cobb Titans 16u vs. Carolina Cubs 16U Red
Chad Mabini (2012 St. Puis X HS, Ga.) went 2-for-3 with a RBI single and a double to help give the East Cobb Titans 16U squad a 3-1 first-round playoff win at Sprayberry High School. Mabini (5-6, 125 pounds) has quick hands and is short to the ball.

RF Nathan Mikolas (2012 Bradford HS, Wis.) went 0-for-3 but didn't need to do much at the plate to catch some eyes. Mikolas showed projectbale strength, serious bat speed, and power. One hit registered 95 mph off the bat.
Marucci Elite post 9 runs >>
Gm # 515 | 7/18/2010 | 2:00 PM Marucci Elite 16s vs. BigStix Gamers '12
Back-to-back four-run innings in the second and third brought the Marucci Elite two games away from the WWBA 16U National Championship finals. Zach Irwin, Dalton Todd, and Cameron Davis helped Marucci take a 4-2 lead. Jordan Ebert, Troy Lewis, and Chase Nyman added to the the damage in the third for a 8-2 advantage.

RHP Russell Reynolds (2012 Parkview Baptist HS, La.) touched 88 mph in the win. Reynolds pitched five innings, allowed three runs on four hits, and struck out seven.
Coral Springs edge Chain to advance >>
The Coral Springs Diamonds beat the Chain Baseball Elite Diablos, 5-4, earlier this morning to move on to the second round of the WWBA 16U championship playoffs. 2B Kevin Fagan (2012 North Broward Prep, Fla.) went 2-for-3 with two singles. Fagan (5-10, 155 pounds) is a short, compact left-handed lead-off-type hitter and a heads up ball player who shows good instincts.

Diamonds DH Joey Boyd (2013 Palm Beach Gardens HS, Fla.) went 2-for-2 with a single and a double, while Chain 1B Daniel Payne (2012 Calvary Day School, Ga.) went 2-for-3 with a single and a double.
Wright, Roberts - Spartanburg Phillies >>
Gm # 495 | 7/18/2010 | 9:00 AM Spartanburg Phillies 16U vs. Diamond-Simcox 16U
3B Michael Wright (2012 Gaffney HS, S.C.) went 1-for-2 with a solo home run during Spartanburg's 5-3 first-round win at Weber High School. Wright showed strength in his swing, an easy power stroke, and plus fielding abilities on defense.

RF Michael Roberts (2012 North Henderson HS, N.C.) also homered, hitting a seventh-inning grand slam to go 2-for-3. Roberts is a strong athlete with a 6-0, 150-pound frame.
Teal, Dugger help Spartanburg advance >>
2B Matthew Teal (2011 Byrnes HS, S.C.) and Steven Duggar (2012 Byrnes HS, S.C.) both went 2-for-4 with two singles in a 5-3 second-round championship playoff win for the Spartanburg Phillies.

SS Will Thompson (2012 Dorman HS, S.C.) also hit a lead-off triple that spark a four-run first inning to go 1-for-4. Thompson showed good bat speed at the plate and a good arm and good range on defense.
Carolina Cubs Blue advance on no-no >>
RHP Heath Bowers (2011 Harnett Central HS, N.C.) and RHP Steven Sharma (2012 Knightdale HS, N.C.) combined for a five-inning no-hitter to shutout OTC Baseball and advance to the second round of the WWBA 16U playoffs. Bowers sat between 84-86 mph, showing a live arm, good movement on his fastball, and a long arm action.

LF Brian Taylor (2011 Harnett Central HS, N.C.) also homered to go 1-for-2. Taylor showed quick hands at the plate, hitting a three-run shot over the left-field fence.
RHP Kevin Burgee, Team Elite >>
Gm # 390 | 7/18/2010 | 11:30 AM ITZ Thunder vs. Team Elite 16u
Kevin Burgee (2011 Hebron Christian HS, Ga.) topped out at 87 mph and sat between 83-86 in a 3-1 win for Team Elite. Burgee (6-2, 155 pounds) allowed one run on three hits and struck out eight through six innings. He challenged hitters, located well, and mixed his pitches to keep hitters off balance. He also flashed a 67-mph curve and a 73-mph change up.
Graham, Yandel, Wrenn lead EC Titans 15U >>
Gm # 496 | 7/18/2010 | 10:00 AM East Cobb Titans 15u vs. Team Orlando
1B Tyler Graham (2012 Hillgrove HS, Ga.) went 3-for-3 with three singles in a 8-5 WWBA championship first-round playoff win for the East Cobb Titans 15U squad.

Meanwhile, 3B Tim Yandel (2013 Etowah HS, Ga.) went 2-for-4 with a RBI single and a 2-RBI double as the Titans' No. 5 hitter, and Stephen Wrenn (2012 Walton HS, Ga.) went 2-for-4 with a single and a double in the No. 2 spot.
Ebert lifts Marucci over Storm >>
Gm # 498 | 7/18/2010 | 11:30 AM Long Island Storm 16u vs. Marucci Elite 16s
SS Jordan Ebert (2012 Balwdin County HS, Ala.) went 2-for-3 with a RBI double and a solo home run to help the Marucci Elite advance to the second round of the WWBA 16U National Championship playoffs. Ebert, the MVP of the Perfect Game/East Cobb Invitational, showed good hands, good range, and a good arm on the field.

3B Chase Nyman (2012 Pasacagoula HS, Miss.) also went 2-for-3 with two singles — one for a RBI.

On the mound, RHP Walker Beuhler (2012 Henry Clay HSM K.Y.) allowed one run on three hits through five innings, struck out six, and topped out at 86 mph. Beuhler showed a good motion, god location, and an in-line delivery. RHP Myles Gentry (2012 Gulfport HS, Miss.) touched 87 in two innings of relief. Gentry allowed one hit and struck out three.
BigStix beat Hammers to move on >>
Gm # 499 | 7/18/2010 | 11:30 AM BigStix Gamers '12 vs. Marion County Hammers
Four BigStix Gamers posted multi-hit games in a 7-1 win over the Marion County Hammers at the East Cobb Complex. Jeried Woods (2012 Pike County HS, Ga.) showed quick hands, going 2-for-3 with a single and a double. Steven Birdwell (2012 Union Grove HS, Ga.) displayed a nice, level swing in his 2-for-3 effort with a single and a double. Matthew Hayes (2012 Spalding HS, Ga.) went 2-for-2 with a single and a triple.

Meanwhile, RHP Matt Olson (2012 Parkview HS, Ga.) topped out at 87 mph. Olson pitched seven innings, allowing one run on four hits while striking out five. He showed a smooth, effortless delivery and threw from a high 3/4 slot.
Marucci Red move to Round 2 >>
Gm # 484 | 7/18/2010 | 9:00 AM Marucci Elite 16s Red vs. New York Grays
LF Hunter Shows (2012 Catholic HS, La.) went 2-for-4 with a double and a three-run home run to lead the Marucci Elite Red squad to a 9-5 win over the New York Grays. Shows (5-10, 160) has a smooth left-handed swing and makes contact pretty well at the plate. His third-inning bomb gave Marucci an early 3-0 lead.

The Marucci Elite are now one of 14 teams that have advance to the second round. Two first-round games are currently underway at the East Cobb Complex with the Marucci Elite leading the Long Island Storm, 1-0, in the bottom of the fourth, and the BigStix Gamers leading the Marion County Hammers, 2-0, in the top of the fifth.

So far, these teams have punched a ticked to the next round: Carolina Cubs Blue, Canes 16s Green, DBAT Mustangs-McCabe, East Cobb Titans 16U, Dirtbags, South Oakland A's Green, Team Worth Florida, South Florida Elite Squad, Houston Banditos Black, Mac N Seitz Indians, Marucci Elite Red, Spartanburg Phillies, Coral Springs Diamonds, and the East Cobb Titans 15U.
Banditos Black bounce DBAT-Bothun >>
Gm # 483 | 7/18/2010 | 9:00 AM DBat/Mustangs-Bothun vs. Houston Banditos Black
Three Houston Banditos Black batters recorded multiple hits during their 6-2 first-round playoff win over the DBAT Mustangs-Bothun this morning at the East Cobb Complex.

Tyler Coker went 2-for-3 with a single and a triple, Cory Geisler went 2-for-4 with two singles, and Austin Dean went 2-for-2 with two singles. Meanwhile, LHP Rex Hill pitched a complete seven-inning game and touched 87 mph.
Koon ends tourney on high note >>
Gm # 453 | 7/17/2010 | 4:30 PM Heat Showcase vs. Florida Bombers 16's
Ffirst baseman Martin Koon (2012 Wilkes Central HS, N.C.) had an outstanding final day at the plate during a 10-1 win for the Heat Showcase, going 2-for-3 in the No. 3 spot with a single and a two-run home run. His two-hit effort also capped a tremendous tournament in which Koon went 11-for-14 (.786 BA) with three homers and four doubles for 14 RBI.
Taka High with game winning hit for Marucci >>
Gm # 464 | 7/17/2010 | 4:30 PM Marucci Elite 16s Red vs. West Cobb Cardinals

Taka High(2013 – Monroe, LA) went 2-3 with the game winninghit for Marucci.  He has a strongerathletic build with a smooth left handed swing.  High generates bat speed and his hitting tools project.  Kevin Lindsey scored the winning runfor Marucci and also went 2-3 at the plate.  He has some bat speed and has hand quickness.

 

West Cobb Cardinals pitcher Will Griffin(2013 – Kennesaw,GA) got the tough luck loss.  Heallowed 4 hits, 4 runs, and 2 earned runs over his 5.2 innings of work.  He also had 8 strikeouts and 5 walks.  Griffin pitches with a long loose armaction with some arm speed.  Hethrew his slurve for strikes and his velocity projects some. 

Quinn, Bryan lead Lake Charles to win >>

Trey Quinn(2014 – Lake Charles, LA) and Andrew Bryan(2013 –Lake Charles, LA) each had multi-hit games for the Lake Charles Storm in their6-4 win over the Orlando Scorpions Black. Bryan went 3-3 on the game with a run and an RBI.  He stays inside the ball well in hisswing and he takes the barrel on a line drive path.  Quinn went 2-3 with a double, run, 2 RBI, and 2 stolenbases.  He squared the ball up welland showed good bat speed.  Quinnis a very good young follow in the 2014 class.

 

Paul Beglis(2012 – Lake Charles, LA) pitched 5 stronginnings for the Storm.  He sat inthe 80-84 MPH range and showed confidence and moxie on the mound.  He allowed 4 hits, 3 runs, and 1 earnedrun with 10 strikeouts, 4 walks, and 1 hit batsman.  Beglis threw his curveball for strikes and it had tight spinand bite to it.  Despite the 4 walks,he was around the plate and showed pitchability.

 

Zach Krider(2013 – Longwood, FL) swung the bat well for theScorpions going 2-3 with 2 RBI.  Hehas a taller thick strong build and showed good bat speed.  He’s a definite follow for the 2013class with the bat.

Ifungo Revolution pound out 11 hits in win >>
Gm # 421 | 7/17/2010 | 11:30 AM iFungo Revolution 16U vs. Team LA BLUE

The Ifungo Revolution had 11 hits in their 12-0 win overTeam LA Blue.  Connor Strain(2012 –Farmersburg, IN) went 3-3 with a double and 4 RBI to lead the Revolution.  Strain has a thin lean athletic buildand got the barrel to the baseball well today.  8 other Revolution players had hits with 8 players scoringruns. 

Home Runs lead Blue Sox past Diamonds >>
Gm # 399 | 7/17/2010 | 9:00 AM VA Diamonds Underclass vs. Excel Blue Sox 16u

Excel Blue Sox hit 3 home runs in route to a 19-3 victoryover the Virginia Diamonds Underclass. Georgie Salem(2012 – Birmingham, AL), Dylan Smith(2012 – Pinson, AL),and Trent Simpson(2013 – Oxford, AL) all went deep for the Blue Sox. Georgie Salem hit a grand slam about 400 feet to right centerfield.  He has a good left handedswing with good bat speed.  His batprojects very well.  Smith hit his3 run homer to left center field about 390 feet.  He’s a taller stronger player who made consistent line drivecontact all game.  Simpson is abigger strong player as well who hit a line drive over the left field fenceabout 350 feet.  All 3 playersshowed power potential and have juice in their bat.

Diamond Devils Black deliver at plate >>
Gm # 412 | 7/18/2010 | 11:30 AM Georgia Hurricanes vs. Diamond Devils 16u Black
1B Joe Haas (2012 Blythewood HS, S.C.) went 2-for-2 with a single and a 2-RBI double in a 7-3 win for the Diamond Devils Black this afternoon at Alpharetta Legion Field. Hass boasts a big 6-3, 170-pound frame, a quick bat, and good pop.

SS Zach Callahan (2012 Blythewood HS, S.C.) also hit well, going 2-for-2 with two singles — one for two RBI. He proved to be a good contact hitter and showed an ability to hit to the opposite field.

Georgia Hurricanes RF Andrew Short (2012 Centennial HS, Ga.) hit a two-run home run to go 1-for-2 in the loss.
RHP Oswald Silvestre, Florida Elite Sports >>
Oswald Silvestre (2011 Coral Gables HS, Fla.) pitched a complete, seven-inning two-hitter to secure a 5-0 win for the Florida Elite Sports on Saturday at Alpharetta High School.

Silvestre allowed two singles and struck out six. He topped out at 82 mph and showed a 68-mph curve as well.
Richmond Braves National '13 arms >>
RHP Stephen Brooks (2012 Deep Run HS, Va.) topped out at 87 mph and sat between 81-86 on Saturday at Alpharetta High School. Brooks (6-0, 180 pounds) also showed a 71-mph curve and a 80-mph change.

RHP Luke Sherzer (2013 Powhatan HS, Va.) touched 88 in one inning of relief, sitting between 83-87.
Jacob Armstrong, Indiana Prospects >>
Gm # 383 | 7/16/2010 | 7:00 PM Chain 16 Black vs. Indiana Prospects 16U Blue
RHP/3B Jacob Armstrong (2012 Silver Creek HS, Ind.) went 2-for-2 with a triple and a single to help the Indiana Prospects Blue squad to a 5-3 win. Armstrong (6-1, 175 pounds) swung the bat well, showed a good-looking swing, good hitting mechanics, and slightly above average speed. He also plays the game hard and well.
OTC boasts potential prospects >>
3B Eric Pape (2012 Luella HS, Ga.) went 2-for-2 with a pair of doubles — both registering 85 mph off the bat — in a 9-6 win for OTC Baseball 16U. SS Darrius Jennings (2011 Luella HS, Ga.) also hit well, going 2-for-3 with a pair of singles. Jennings showed quick hands and is a good-looking hitter with above average speed.

On the mound RHP Dawson Brown (2011 Locust Grove HS, Ga.) and RHP Jordan Dukes (2011 Locust Grove HS, Ga.) both topped out at 87 mph. Brown showed an easy motion, very good mechanics, and had no change in his demeanor when his teammates made mistakes behind him.
SS Brian Martin, Titans Baseball Club >>
Gm # 405 | 7/17/2010 | 9:00 AM Diamond Exposure vs. Titans Baseball Club 16U
Brian Martin (2011 Winters Mill HS, Md.) could be an interesting following in the next couple of years. Martin went 1-for-3 with a triple and showed good range at shortstop, as well as aggressiveness and above average speed on the base paths. He is listed at 6-5, 185 pounds and has plenty of room to fill out.
Beal, Beede bounce Bulls >>
Gm # 424 | 7/17/2010 | 11:30 AM Blue Chip Bulls vs. Canes 16s Green
Canes 16s Green RHP Evan Beal (2011 South County HS, Va.) touched 89 mph and sat between 85-87, pitching six innings of a 5-3 win. Beal showed an explosive fastball, good mechanics, and good arm speed. His 82-mph curve looked to be above average as well.

Meanwhile Tyler Beede (6-4, 200 pounds) closed out the final inning, topping out at 92 mph and showing a business approach on the mound. He sat between 88-90 and flashed a good 78-mph curve.
Ryan Egolf, All-Star Baseball Academy >>
SS Ryan Egolf (2012 Phoenixville Middle, Penn.) went 1-for-2 with a 2-RBI triple Saturday at Pope High School. Egolf (5-6, 130 pounds) has a lean build, and has a good, smooth swing with good bat speed and potential pop. He also hustled around the field well.
RHP Cody Mazzatenta, Richmond National '12s >>
Cody Mazzatenta (2012 Etowah HS, Ga.) touched 87 mph during 2 1/3 inning of relief, allowing two runs on three hits while striking out two. Mazzatenta has a tall, athletic frame at 6-0, 170 pounds. He showed a sharp 72-mph slider with good run, which complimented his fastball nicely. His 68-mph curve also looked sharp during warmups.
Lester, Austin - Upstate Black >>
Gm # 479 | 7/17/2010 | 7:00 PM ECB Rays 15u vs. Upstate Mavericks 16U Black
LF Jay Lester (2012 Woodmont HS, S.C.) went 3-for-3 with two singles and a double to help the Upstate Mavericks to a 13-4 win at Pope High School on Saturday. Lester (6-1, 170 pounds) showed good bat speed and good contact.

DH/1B Grayson Austin (2011 Spartanburg HS, S.C.) went 2-for-3 with a RBI single and 2-RBI double. Austin showed raw power when he makes solid contact, and he boasts a 6-5, 215-pound frame that he'll soon grow into.
South Oakland A's Green advance >>
Gm # 482 | 7/18/2010 | 9:00 AM South Oakland A's Green vs. East Cobb Astros 15u
RHP Andrew Marra (2011 St. Thomas of Villanova HS, Ontario) pitched a complete seven-inning five-hit shutout to help the South Oakland A's Green squad move on to the second round of the WWBA 16U National Championship playoffs. Marra struck out seven and touched 84 mph.

So far, nine other teams have earned a spot in the second round: Carolina Cubs Blue, Canes 16s Green, DBAT Mustangs-McCabe, East Cobb Titans, Dirtbags, Team Worth Florida, South Florida Elite Squad, Houston Banditos Black, Mac N Seitz Indians.
RHP Clyde Tate, Canes Orange >>
Gm # 474 | 7/17/2010 | 7:00 PM Team D-Backs vs. Canes 16s Orange
Canes Orange righty Clyde Tate (2012 North Davidson HS, N.C.) touched 87 mph during a 3-3 draw with Team D-Backs. Tate (6-0, 175 pounds) allowed two hits through three innings while striking out five. He showed pretty good arm speed and a 71-mph curve.
SS Jake Walters, STL Pirates Mattson >>
Jakes Walters (2012 Vianney HS, Mo.) went 3-for-3 with a single, a double, and a RBI triple — just missing the cycle by a home run. Walters (5-9, 170 pounds) showed a good swing, good pop, and good speed for his size.
RHP Troy Lewis, Marucci Elite >>
Gm # 462 | 7/17/2010 | 4:30 PM Long Island Tigers '12 vs. Marucci Elite 16s
Troy Lewis (2012 Dutchtown HS, La.) topped out at 88 mph and sat between 84-87 in one inning of relief for the Marucci Elite. Lewis struck out two and showed outstanding mechanics and great command.
Willaims, Coker lead Banditos Black >>
OF Nick Williams (2012 Galvenston Ball HS, Texas) added another outstanding performance to his 16U tournament resume, going 2-for-4 with a single and a deep solo home run to help give the Houston Banditos Black a 7-0 win. Willams is a fast, athletic player who has plus bat speed and looks relaxed and confident at the plate.

Meanwhile, RHP Tyler Coker (2011 Alascocita HS, Texas) pitched a seven-inning no-hitter, touching 85 mph and facing two batters over the minimum. Coker struck out five and missed a perfect game by a walk, which he allowed in the top of the fourth. He showed smooth mechanics, good run on his fastball, and a tight, late-breaking 72-mph curve.
2B Kolbey Carpenter, DBAT McCabe >>
Gm # 457 | 7/17/2010 | 4:30 PM Maryland Storm vs. DBAT Mustangs McCabe
Kolbey Carpenter (2012 West HS, Texas) went 2-for-3 with a RBI double and a 2-RBI triple to give the DBAT Mustangs-McCabe squad a 9-0, mercy-rule win. Carpenter (5-11, 170 pounds) boasts a good frame, good pop, a good swing, and a quick bat.

Meanwhile, RHP Justin Walton (2012 Lorena HS, Texas) pitched a complete five-inning, four-hitter to shut down the Maryland Storm. He allowed four singles and struck out three, mixing his pitches well to keep hitters off balance.
Zuchowski impresses again >>
Gm # 454 | 7/17/2010 | 4:30 PM South Oakland A's Green vs. Team Georgia 16U
SS Daniel Zuchowski (2011 Bishop Foley Catholic HS, Mich.) went 3-for-3 with a RBI single, a RBI double, and a three-run home run to lead the South Oakland A's Green squad to a 10-6 win.

Zuchowski (6-2, 180 pounds) not only showed good bat speed, good pop to all fields, and patience at the plate, he also had plus range on defense, looking smooth at shortstop.
Voumard, Longsworth combined for shutout >>
Gm # 447 | 7/17/2010 | 2:00 PM RBA West 16U vs. CenCal 16u
RHP Nic Voumard (2013 Turlock HS, Calif.) and RHP Thomas Longworth (2011 Waterford HS, Calif.) combined for a five-inning, two-hit shutout for a 9-0, mercy-rule win. Voumard pitched the first four innings, topping out at 84 mph and sitting between 79-83. He showed good command and a good 72-mph curve. He also boasts a big 6-0, 200-pound frame.

Meanwhile, Longsworth (6-1, 170 pounds) closed out the final inning, allowing one hit while striking out one.
Hale tallies 14 Ks >>
Gm # 444 | 7/17/2010 | 2:00 PM HitZone Hornets 16u vs. Pony Express
RHP Connor Hale (2012 Brebeuf HS, Ind.) struck out 14 hitters in a 5-1 win for the Pony Express. Hale (6-3, 155 pounds) allowed one run on one hit through five innings and topped out at 85 mph. He threw from an over-the-top arm slot and showed tight break on his 11-5, 67-mph curve. He also through a 74-mph change up, but tended to slow his arm on occasion.
Chattanooga Cyclones rip through Akadema >>
Gm # 438 | 7/17/2010 | 2:00 PM Akadema IN Yankees vs. Chattanooga Cyclones 16u
Four Chattanooga Cyclones hitters tallied multiple hits in a 12-5 win at Dominion Christian High School, including 1B Zack McKelvey (2012 Baylor School, Tenn.) who went 2-for-5 with a RBI double and a 3-RBI triple. McKelvey (6-2, 204 pounds) is a big left-handed hitter who has big power.

RF Bobby Towne (Walker Valley HS, Tenn.) and 3B Patrick Parris (2012 East Brained HS, Tenn.) both went 3-for-4 with three singles. Parris (6-4, 200 pounds) is a big, strong player with good bat speed, and Towne (6-0, 155 pounds) is a tall outfielder who keeps his hands inside the ball well.
McCurry, Marquez hit homers >>
Gm # 435 | 7/17/2010 | 2:00 PM FL Pokers 16u Gray vs. Chain 16 Gold
OF/RHP Edwin Marquez (2011 Somerset HS, Fla.) went 2-for-3 with a single and a three-run home run to help the Florida Pokers 16U Gray squad to a 12-2 win. Marquez (6-0, 160 pounds) boasts a good frame with long legs and good bat speed.

Meanwhile, Chain 16U Gold 1B Brandon McCurry (2012 LaGrange HS, Ga.) went 2-for-2 with a single and a solo home run. McCurry (5-9, 165 pounds) has a big, strong build and showed good bat speed as well.
LHP Robert Daniel, Chain Black >>
Gm # 422 | 7/17/2010 | 11:30 AM South Shore Seadogs vs. Chain 16 Black
Robert Daniel (2012 Westover HS, Ga.) pitched a complete seven-inning, three-hit shutout to help Chain 16 Black to a 4-0 win. Daniel (5-11, 150 pounds) touched 85 mph and struck out 10. He showed a good, fast arm, an online delivery, and an ability to pitch down in the zone consistently. He also flashed a72-mph curve and a 72-mph change up.
Jake Post, Indiana Prospects Blue >>
Jake Post (2012 Chesterton HS, Ind.) went 2-for-2 with a pair of doubles to help the Indiana Prospects Blue squad to a 12-2 win. Hitting in the No. 8 hole, Post started with a 3-RBI double in the first inning — driving it up the middle to cap a 6-0 lead in the top of the first.
Skyler Hunter, Diamond Devils Blue >>
Gm # 416 | 7/17/2010 | 11:30 AM East Cobb Saints vs. Diamond Devils 16u Blue
Diamond Devils Blue RHP/C Skyler Hunter (2012 Hanahan HS, S.C.) touched 87 mph in a 4-3 loss to the East Cobb Saints. Through one inning of relief, Hunter allowed one run on two hits and tallied one strikeout while sitting between 82-86. At 6-1, 170 pounds, he showed projection and a medium to minimal-effort delivery.
RHP Corniel (times two!) >>
Gm # 400 | 7/17/2010 | 9:00 AM Long Island Storm 16u vs. North East Jays
Long Island Storm RHP Edwin and Edward Corniel (2012 Phillip Randolph Campus HS, N.Y.) both impressed on the mound in a 8-4 loss to the Northeast jays. Edwin (5-11, 177 pounds) touched 85 mph and pitched two shutout innings, allowing three hits while striking out two. He showed very solid mechanics, deception and bite on his 10-4, 75-mph curve, and confidence on the mound. He sat between 81-84 and projects well.

Meanwhile, Edward (5-7, 151 pounds) topped out at 87 and sat between 81-86, showing similar mechanics as his brother while challenging hitters on the inner half. He moved his pitches in and out well. He also flashed a 76-mph curve.
RHP Matthew Vorbeck, Kentucky Baseball Club >>
Matthew "Trace" Vorbeck (2012 Corbin HS, K.Y.) touched 86 mph in a 7-4 win for the Kentucky Baseball Club. Vorbeck (6-2, 180 pounds) allowe two runs on four hits while striking out four through four innings. He sat between 84-86 and showed a fast arm with a hard fastball and a good 71-mph curve.
Warriors, Hurricanes highlights >>
Gm # 371 | 7/16/2010 | 4:30 PM Jacksonville Warriors vs. Georgia Hurricanes
1B Matt Fitzsimmons (2013 Bishop Kenny HS, Fla.) went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run to help the Jacksonville Warriors to a 8-4 win. Fitzsimmons (6-1, 210 pounds) boasts a big frame and juice in his bat.

Meanwhile, Georgia Hurricanes 3B Josh Dechandt (2012 Cherokee HS, Ga.) went 2-for-3 with a pair of singles and proved to be a good defender in the hot corner, making a tough play down the third-base line. He Dechandt (5-9, 155 pounds) also showed good bat speed at the played.
RHP Blake Smith, Kentucky Baseball Club >>
Gm # 366 | 7/16/2010 | 4:30 PM Kentucky Baseball Club 16u vs. Pensacola Pirates
Blake Smith (2011 Lafayette HS, K.Y.) pitched a complete seven-inning, four-hit shutout to give the Kentucky Baseball Club a 1-0 win. Smith (6-1, 150 pounds) struck out seven and touched 86 mph. He sat between 82-85 and showed a loose arm, a deceptionaly fast fastball, a good pick-off move, and a sweeping 71-mph curve.
Woodliff, Weidman, Brown get three >>
Gm # 349 | 7/16/2010 | 2:00 PM OTC Baseball 16U vs. 2012 On Deck O's Orange
On Deck O's Orange CF Guy Woodliff (2012 Providence HS, N.C.) and OF David Weidman (2-12 Marvin Ridge HS, N.C.) both recorded three hits in a 9-8 loss to OTC Baseball.

Woodliff went 3-for-4 with a single and two triples, while Weidman went 3-for-3 with two singles and a RBI double. Woodliff (5-9, 120 pounds) showed some power and speed and turned on pitches on the inner half well.

Meanwhile OTC's Dawson Brown (2011 Locust Grove HS, Ga.) went 3-for-3 with two singles and a RBI double, showing some juice in his bat.
3B Seth Evans, Diamond Exposure >>
Gm # 330 | 7/16/2010 | 11:30 AM Minnesota Starz vs. Diamond Exposure
Seth Evans (2-11 Lowndes HS, Ga.) went a perfect 3-for-3 with a RBI single and two 2-RBI doubles to help Diamond Exposure to a 9-8 win. He is listed as a 5-10, 180-pound third baseman and right-handed pitcher.
DeMasi pitches 3-hitter >>
Gm # 327 | 7/16/2010 | 11:30 AM Chain Baseball Elite Diablos vs. Midwest Dodgers
RHP Dominic DeMasi (2011 Calvary Day School, Ga.) tossed a complete seven-inning, three-hit shutout to help the Chain Baseball Elite Diablos to a 3-0 win. DeMasi (6-3, 185 pounds) allowed two singles and a double, struck out seven, and showed good arm speed and good location. His velocity dropped in the middle inning, but topping out at 84 well into the seventh. He sat between 80-83 and threw from a low 3/4 slot as well.
Missigman, Holloway toss combined shutout >>
RHP Craig Missigman (2011 Olympic HS, N.C.) and LHP Tyler Holloway (2012 Charlotte Christian HS, N.C.) combined for a five-inning, four-hit shutout to give the CBC Diamond Rats Army a 10-0 win. Missigman pitched the first four innings and topped out at 87 mph, sitting between 83-87. He allowed two singles in the first inning and struck out four, showing medium effort, good command, and a good 72-mph curve.

Holloway closed out the final inning, also allowing two singles and striking out one.

Offensively, SS Sam Foy (2012 New Hanover HS, N.C.) went 3-for-3 with three straight singles. Foy showed a good swing and stayed inside the ball well.
OF Nicholas Junger, Florida Mustangs >>
Gm # 452 | 7/17/2010 | 4:30 PM HC Hurricanes vs. Florida Mustangs 16u
Nicholas Junger (2013 Lewis Middle HS, Fla.) went 1-for-3 with a home run in the Florida Mustangs' 4-1 win. Junger (6-2, 195 pounds) kept his hands back, drove the ball well, and showed good balance at the plate.
Heat Showcase pound FL Bombers >>
Five different players — including four from the Heat Showcase — homered in a 10-1 win for the Showcase on Field No. 5 at the East Cobb Complex.

Marin Koon (2012 Wilkes Central HS, N.C.), Blake Butler (2012 Southeast Guilford HS, N.C.), Corey Randall (2012 Davie County HS, N.C.), Brandon Lineberry (2012 Carroll County HS, Va.) all went yard for the Heat.

Lineberry posted a clutch performance, hitting a walk-off grand slam to force the mercy rule. He showed good bat speed, solid contact, and a nice, balanced swing at the plate as well.

Meanwhile, Randall went 2-for-2 with two solo home runs, showing good pop, good bat speed, solid contact, and a nice swing.

Bombers 2B Bret Lashley (2012 Park Vista HS, Fla.) also homered, going 1-for-2 with a solo shot in the fourth.
SS Jonathan Stokes, Palmetto Elite >>
Gm # 436 | 7/17/2010 | 2:00 PM Minnesota Starz vs. Palmetto Elite
Palmetto Elite shortstop Jonathan Stokes (2011 Cheraw HS, S.C.) went 2-for-3 with a RBI double and a triple in a 2-1 loss to the Minnesota Starz. Stokes (5-9, 150 pounds) showed good bat speed, good pop, balance at the plate, and good hustle. In the top of the fourth, he stretched a single into a double that score Palmetto's only run.
LHP Kirby Snead, Gatorball Baseball Academy >>
Gm # 415 | 7/17/2010 | 11:30 AM Gatorball Baseball Academy vs. East Cobb Titans 16u
Gatorball Baseball Academy LHP Kirby Snead (2013 Santa Fe HS, Fla.) impressed in a 3-3 tie with East Cobb Titans. Snead (5-8, 130 pounds) allowed two runs on four hits through four innings and struck out four. He touched 83 mph, flashed run on his fastball, and mixed his pitched very nicely, showing exceptional command. He has a 72-mph curve and a 71-mph change up. Snead also works fast on the mound, and has the potential to be a stud in the near future.
Yak oust ATL Blue Jays >>
Gm # 393 | 7/17/2010 | 9:00 AM Yak Baseball vs. Atlanta Blue Jays 15u
Adam Huffman (2012 Western Alamance HS, N.C.) went 3-for-3 with a single and two doubles to help Yak Baseball capture a 10-3 win. Huffman showed loose hands through the zone at the plate. He boasts a 6-1, 180-pound frame.

Dylan Murray (2012 Western Alamance HS, N.C.) also went 3-for-3 with two singles and a double. Murray (6-0, 170 pounds) lead with his bat knob well and showed good pop and good bat speed.

OF Sheldon Brady (2012 Southwest Randolph HS, N.C.) went 2-for-3 with a single and a RBI double, showing decent bat speed and good extension, getting his hands inside to turn on a fastball.
Blog Notification >>
Our apologies for the lack of blog posts from today's games. Isolated storms swept through Cobb county late this morning and soaked several fields, and in such instances all manpower goes toward the logistics of the tournament — hence preventing scoresheets from arriving at the East Cobb Complex tower in a timely manner.

Storms have been non-existant for the better part of the afternoon with only a few fields experiencing delays in start times. We'll be sure to get up to speed as soon as possible. Keep checking back for updates!
C John Kresta, Team Rawlings >>
John Kresta (2012 Flower Mound HS, Texas) went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run and a RBI single to help Team Rawlings-Texas Boom to a 15-4 win. Kresta (6-1, 190 pounds) had hit a deep foul ball just before his third-inning bomb. He is listed as a catcher, infielder, and right-handed pitcher.

Shortstop Ben Sego (2012 South Lake Carroll HS, Texas) went 2-for-3 as well with a RBI single and a 3-RBI double. Sego is a 6-0, 165-pound shortstop and right-handed pitcher.