17u BCS Finals
Chris Fee (RHP, Orlando, FL 2011) was definitely "feelin it" off the mound for Triple Threat Baseball in their 3-2 win over The East Cobb Cubs Saturday at Terry Park. Fee pitched a complete game gem, allowing just two runs on five hits to earn the quality start statistic. He walked just two and hit one batter. Fee used an arsenal of three solid pitches, a good 82 MPH fastball, curveball and changeup to keep the hitters off ballance.
Neal Hunter (2011 Lake Mary, FL) led the offense for CTX Baseball. Hunter went 3-for-3 with three single and two RBI at the bottom of the order.
17 U BCS Rawlings Home Run Derby Champion
Gabriel Rosa: IBAHS Knights
The 2010 17 U Rawlings Home Run Derby went to two extra rounds Friday night at City of Palms Park. John Clay Reeves (Marucci Elite), Sikes Orvis (ORL Scorpions Purple), and Gabriel Rosa (IBAHS Knights) all made it to the championship round. Reeves had three home runs, Orvis had four, and Rosa had four in the first round. Each batter hit at least one home run of unbelievable distance. Reeves and Rosa parked several off the auxillary field's backstop fence while Orvis, a left hander, hit a few shots that nearly cleared the palm trees in right field.
All three batters hit two homers a piece in the second round, causing a play off round of five outs. Reeves hit one in the extra round and Rosa, with all of his teammates surrounding the cage, nearly won it but finished with one. Rosa's fan club rushed the field thinking he had won the derby when he hit a drive off the top of the wall in left field.
In the third playoff round in which each batter received just three outs, Reeves failed to hit a homer, but had several close calls. Rosa, who had the most fans in the stadium of any player by far, came up and cracked his final shot, winning the derby and giving him eight homers on the night.
17U BCS FINALS FASTEST MAN CHAMPION
Jamal Martin: Palm Beach County PAL
(60 yd) 6.46 Seconds
Jamal Martin (2012, West Palm Beach PAL) flew through the 60 yard dash at City of Palms Park last night. As soon as Martin took off in his lane, you could tell everyone in the stadium thought he was fast. Jamal's lightning quick feet earned him a time of 6.46 seconds.
Comming in a very close second place was Jacob Neuschaefer (2011, Elyria, OH) with a time of 6.49 seconds. 24 runners finished with a time of under 7.00 seconds!
The following are the times for all Fastest Man Challenge Participants:
(Best time out of both rounds from runners in championship round)
Joe Morrison 7.26
Dennis Olszewski 6.99
Don Eaton 6.90
Christian Magno 7.03
Matt Perese 7.20
Matt Pelt 6.55 (3rd place)
David Kimbrough 6.62 (5th place)
Taylor Stell 6.93
Ryan Lowe 7.00
Cameron Gellinger 6.99
Darius Thomas 6.98
Andrew Cash 6.75
Preston Carter 7.06
Andrew Brodbeck 7.25
Tanner Blackman 6.78
Jordan Strittmatter 6.96
Hunter Knox 6.83
Anthony Babino 7.21
Cade Billedeaux 6.91
Jamal Martin 6.46 (1st place)
Jake Foraker 7.05
Stan Zulkowski 7.43
Jon Bobrow 7.10
Michael White 6.77
Mike Tolerico 6.79
Evan Brown 7.29
Ivan Rodriguez 6.63 (6th place)
Herber Mendez 6.77
Jacob Neuschaefer 6.49 (2nd place)
Ismael Faldada 6.83
Waldivian Estrada 6.91
Mike Heft 6.84
Michael Pierson 7.06
Kevin Knapp 6.61 (4th place)
Trevin Sonnier 6.71
Perfect Game would like to congradulate all particpants and thank them, their parents, and coaches for their involvement in this event.
In the second inning, the Drillers would score four runs off of five hits. Hayden Harrington and Matt Danton would both rip two run doubles in the inning. The Diamond Pros would have no answer in the bottom half. They would go three up and three down. In the top of the third the Drillers would also go three up and three down. The Diamond Pros would answer in the bottom half. A Rodriguez double would drive in Duggan for the first run. Rodriguez showed great speed and power. He has great instincts and fast hands at the plate. The Diamond Pros would score two runs in the inning. After three innings of play, the score was 6-3 Drillers.
In the fourth inning, the Drillers would be held scoreless again. The Diamond Pros would take advantage again. Ordonez, the short stop had a big time hit for his team. Ordonez ripped a single to score two runs. Three batters later it would be a Rodriguez single that would bring in Ordonez. After four innings it was now 6-6.
The Drillers would not be held scoreless again. The Drillers would score two runs in the 5th, on three hits. The Drillers would retake the lead 8-6. In the bottom of the 5th, the Diamond Pros would get held scoreless. In the sixth inning, Texs Drillers, EH, David Graham would score a run to make it 9-6. Ordonez would score on a Fuentes single for the Diamond Pros. That is all they would get though. Final score, Drillers 9 and the Diamond Pros 7.
First baseman Zach Green (2012 Rocklin, GA) went 2-for-2 with a double, home run, two runs and an RBI to lead The Texas Sun Devils in their 5-3 win over The East Cobb Rays. Catcher Matthew Menard (2012 Bridge City, TX) went 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI in the win. Designated hitter Trae Davis (2010 Mexia, TX) went 2-for-3 with a double and run.
Carson Baranick (RHP, 2011 Bossier City, LA) started the game for The Sun Devils and went four strong innings. The hard throwing hurler allowed just one run on four hits and struck out three. He hit 89 MPH on his fastball. Despite his strong performance, he was saddled with a no decision. Trae Davis (RHP, 2010 Mexia, TX) picked up the win by pitching the final three innings. He allowed two runs on four hits and struck out three while touching 91 MPH on the radar gun.
Offensively for the Rays of East Cobb, first basemen Charles Sheffield (2011 Columbia, GA) went 2-for-3 with a run and short stop Wes Armstrong (2011 Alphharetta, GA) went 2-for-3 with an RBI.
For the North Coast Vipers, Ian Mezlak (SS, Lorain, OH, 2011) had a monster day. Mezlak was 4-4, with a double and three runs batted in. Third baseman Schaefter went 2-3, with one run and one RBI. Jacob Nueschafer went 2-4, with two runs and two doubles. He also drove in one run.
The World of Baseball 17U rolled to victory over the En Fuego Baseball 9-1 behind a strong pitching outing by Bryan Matthews. RHP Bryan Mathews- Jacksonville, FL 2011 tossed 5IP with 5K's to get the win with a FB 84-86mph, and good 12/6 cb at 71mph. His change 80mph moves well and used good command all day. Matthews also helped his own cause showing good power at the plate going 2-3 with a big 3R HR and stays inside the ball well. WOB LF- Christian Dicks- Jacksonville, FL 2012 showed well at the plate going 2-2 3R, 2B, and a 3B. Dicks runs well, has a short quick swing with plus bat speed. 3B- Garrett Ruckel 2011 also showe a strong athletic build, quiet approach, and moved well behind the plate to go 2-2 with 3RBI and 2 R scored. En Fuego CF- Brandon Peterson- Daphne, AL 2012 led his team going 1-2 with a big strong athletic body.