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.