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2010 17U BCS Finals



17u BCS Finals

 



Monday, July 19
7/20/2010 7:50:02 AM

Game 160: 17U BCS Championship, City of Palms Park - East Cobb Astros - Orlando Scorpions


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The East Cobb Astros were crowned 17U BCS Champions yesterday against The Orlando Scorpions at City of Palms Park.  The Astros got a major lift from starting pitcher Jared Walsh (LHP Duluth, GA 2011) who also batted fourth in the lineup.  Offensively, Walsh went 1-for-2 with a homer in the fourth inning, two runs and a walked in the game.

On the mound, Walsh pitched five strong innings for the win.  He allowed just two runs on six hits while striking out three and walking two.  He hit 88 MPH on the radar gun and threw a sharp curve ball and very good changeup.

Shortstop Matt Gonzalez (2012 Acworth, GA) went 2-for-4 with a run and two RBI from the second spot in the lineup and first baseman Tucker Simpson (2012 Oxford, AL) went 2-for-2 with a double, two runs and an RBI. 
7/20/2010 7:33:16 AM

Game number 19 of the 2010 BCS Finals was between the DBAT Mustangs and Cyclones Baseball. It was Jordan Doyle who would become the star of this game. Doyle was the starter for the Cyclones. This right hander was in control all day long. Using his 86 mph fastball and his tight spinning curveball, Doyle did not allow a single run over six innings. He only gave up three hits, while striking out seven. Doyle claimed the win as the Cyclones knocked off the Mustangs 4-0. 
7/19/2010 11:54:32 AM

After four innings of play in the 2010 17U BCS Finals Championship game, the Astros have the lead 6-1. The Astros compiled four hits and five runs. Jared Walsh hit an absolute bomb homerun to the opposite field. Cole Miller had a two run single in a pinch hit appearance. Matt Gonzalez also had a two run single. Jared Walsh held the Scorpions scoreless in the bottom half. 
7/19/2010 10:51:49 AM

After three innings of play in the 2010 17U BCS Finals, the score is 1-1. Jared Walsh and Austin Gomber are both settling in on the mound. It has been a very clean game so far. 
7/19/2010 10:37:20 AM

After two innings of play in the 2010 17U BCS Final Championship game the scored is tied 1-1. The Scorpions were on the offensive end in this inning. It was a Blake Sydeski single that drove in A.C. Carter.  
7/19/2010 10:19:42 AM

After one inning of play in the 2010 17U BCS Finals Championship game, the East Cobb Braves have a 1-0 lead. Kyle Carter had a single that would drive in Matt Gonzalez for the games first run. Jared Walsh would set down the Scorpions in order.  
7/19/2010 10:13:38 AM

The Orlando Scorpions Purple faced off against the South Florida Elite Squad Black on Monday. For a chance to play in the 2010 17U BCS Finals Championship game. In the first inning, Mat Oset would work his way out of a jam to keep South Florida Scoreless. The Scorpions stung first, as they scored two runs in the bottom half of the first. Austin Slater drove in the first run of the game, with a lining double. A.C. Carter would then drive in Slater on a single. After 1, it was Scorpions 2 and South Florida 0.

Oset would set down South Florida in order in the second, giving the Scorpions a momentum boost. The Scorpions would feed off of Oset's strong inning, by scoring two more runs in the bottom half. After two innings, Scorpions 4 and South Florida 0.

In the third inning, Oset continued to look strong. He would walk one, but not allow a run. Once again the Scorpions would come out swinging. Catcher, Blake Sydeski had a big single that would drive in center fielder JoJo Woods, for the fifth run of the game. After 3, Scorpions 5 and South Florida 0.

In the fourth inning, Oset would finally allow his first run of the game. A Jake Pequinst sacrifice fly would bring home catcher Jake Leech. The Scorpions would not get one run. Held scoreless for the first time in the game.

In the fifth inning, South Florida would score three runs, on four hits to trim the deficit. The Scorpions would answer and put the game away. In the fina two innings, The Scorpions would score five runs and take the game 10-4. The Scorpions will advance to play the East Cobb Astros in the final. 
7/19/2010 9:54:06 AM

The East Cobb Astros defeated the Palm Beach County PAL 12-1 in semifinal action to advance to the 17U BCS Championship Game later today vs the Orlando Scorpions.  LHP- Kyle Carter tossed 5IP, striking out 3 hitters and scattering 2 hits while giving up only 1 run. Carter's Fb was 84-86 with good command, good arm speed, and plus moevement.  Carter also helped his own cause at the plate going 2-3 with a long home run and double to cap the victory. SS- Matt Gonzalez had another impressive day at the plate going 3-3 with a 2B and RBI, showing a quick bat, good size, and good approach.  1B-Jared Walsh continued his impressive tournament by gonig 1-2, with a HR showing impressive power and quick swing.  Palm Beach PAL hitters had a tough day at the plate but leadoff LF- Jamal Martin paced the hitters showing his speed, solid contact, and went 1-3 with a double on the day.     
Sunday, July 18
7/21/2010 9:59:07 AM

The Orlando Scorpions edged the 643 DP Cougars on Sunday, July 18th 5-3. Trailing 3-1 entering the sixth inning the Scorpions scored four times in the six to take a 5-3 lead. The inning was capped by Austin Slater's 2RBI single. Slater finished with a run scored and two RBI. Ryan Meyer notched the win for the Scorpions throwing 5.2 innings of one hit ball. Taylor Hall suffered the loss for 643. 
7/21/2010 9:51:25 AM

South Florida Elite rode a balanced attack of solid pitching and timely offense to a 5-2 victory of the Texas Sun Devils Sunday, July 18th. The Elite used two pitchers to shut down a potent Sun Devils offense. The two pitchers combined for six strikeouts while walking two. The SFE offense was powered by Jake Pequignot who went 2/3 with two runs scored, and a run driven in. The Sun Devils were led offensively by James Derrian who went 1/2 with a walk.  
7/21/2010 9:41:44 AM

Palm Beach County scored two times in the bottom of the sixth for a come from behind 4-3 victory over FTB Mizzuno Sunday, July 18th. Trailing 4-3 entering the bottom of the last inning due to time, John Underwood doubled and scored on Jordan Brinson's RBI single. Brinson then scored the winning run on Bradley Borosack's RBI single to propel Palm Beach to the victory. Kyle Smith was credited with the win after throwing seven innings of three run ball. Justin Shafez sufferd the loss for FTB. 
7/21/2010 9:35:01 AM

Matthew Crownover dazzled Sunday, July 18th pitching a complete game two hitter in the Astro's 9-0 victory over the World of Baseball 17U. Crownover threw five innings and struck out six while walking three. He consistantly sat between 85-87 mph with his fastball. Crownover was aided by an out pouring of offense from the Astro's led by Chase Scoff who went 2/3 with a run scored and three driven in. Bryan Matthews suffered the loss for WOB. 
7/21/2010 9:30:05 AM

The DBAT Mustangs and the Marucci Elite faced off in game 160 of the 17U BCS Finals. This would be a game that would come right down to the wire. Heading into the final inning, the DBAT Mustangs would have a 3-2 lead. The Mustangs would go scoreless in the top of the seventh inning. Need one to tie and two for the win, Marucci was facing some pressure. Marc Picciola would lead off the inning with a single. William Newton would then get a base knock as well. It would be a Mason Robbins single that would bring in two runs and give Marucci the walk of win. It was a very clutch at bat from Robbins. Marucci would take the game 4-3. 
7/21/2010 9:28:52 AM

Runs were not a premium Sunday as the Scorpions out bashed the Ohio Elite 13-10. The Scorpions scored a ridiculous eight runs in the second inning and finished with by breaking a 10-10 tie in the bottom of fifth by knocking in three more. Austin Slater led the way going 2/4 with a run scored and four runs driven in. Joining in on the party was JO JO Woods with three RBI and Jordan Strittmatter with two RBI. The Elite were led offensively by Josh Dezse who 2/2 with two runs scored, two bombs and four runs driven in.  
7/21/2010 9:13:51 AM

Game number 161 of the 2010 17U BCS Finals was between Triple Threat Baseball and 6-4-3 DP Academy. This game turned into a pitching duel between James Lively from 6-4-3 and Tyler Auker of Triple Threat. James Lively would get the win as he pitched a complete game seven innings. Lively gave up just one run over seven, while allowing six hits. He struck out five batters and did not walk a single hitter. His fastball topped out at 85 mph on the gun. What was most impressive about that was that Lively hit 85 in the last inning of the game. He got stronger as the game went on.

Tyler Auker got the loss, but pitched a solid game. Auker gave up just runs over six innings. He gave up six hits and struck out three. Auker struggled with command at times. He had expected run and sink on fastball. Final score was 2-1, in favor of 6-4-3 DP. 
7/21/2010 9:09:37 AM

The Dallas Yankees used everything Tyler Eager had to cruise to a 6-1 victory over the CBC Storm on Sunday, July 18th. The Yankees used a strong pitching performance from Tyler Eager to pave the way. Eager threw a complete game, allowing one run on ten base hits and strking out four. Not only did Eager shut down the storm he also provided all the offense he would need himself. Eager went 2/3 with a run scored, a triple, and two RBI. Nathan Kuzlowski suffered the loss for the Storm. 
7/21/2010 9:01:29 AM

The All American Prospects rode a strong pitching performance from Jimmy O'Neill to a 5-1 victory over Homplate Chillidawgs on Sunday, July 18th. O'Neill threw a solid four innings allowing one earned run on four hits while striking out two and walking one. O'Neill got all the offense he would need in first inning when All American pounded out five base hits and three runs. Zack Tillery led the way offensively going 2/3 with a run and a double, while driving in three. Werner suffered the loss for the Chillidawgs. 
7/20/2010 9:43:50 AM

The East Cobb Astros game vs the Marucci Elite was not much of a game on Sunday. East Cobb would score an amazing 18 runs in the game. Six East Cobb hitters had at least two RBI. Jared Walsh and Tucker Simpson both hit bombs in the game. Walsh hit his in the first inning, it was a two run shot. Simpson blasted his solo shot in the first as well. The Astros compiled 18 hits in the game. They also drew five walks.

Walsh finished 2-2, with three runs and 3 RBI. He also added a double to his homerun. Simpson ended up 2-2, with 3 runs and two runs batted in. Matt Gonzlez went a perfect 4-4, with two runs. He also drove in two. Ian Rice was 2-2, with three runs and two RBI. Hunter Swilling was 2-3, with two runs and an RBI. It was an amazing performance by the Astros.  
7/20/2010 9:03:04 AM

PAL and the Dallas Yankees met in game number 168 of the 2010 17U BCS Finals. This game would come down to the final two innings of the game. Coming into the sixth inning, the game was tied 0-0. In the top of the sixth inning, a Prosch single would drive in Dean to give the Yankees the 1-0 lead heading into the bottom half. In the bottom half of the sixth, PAL would answer. Istler and Borosack would lead off the innng by both reaching base. Michael Tallet then would come through with a two run single, to give PAL the 2-1 lead heading into the final inning. In the top of the seventh, the Yankees would bust out for three big runs. Dean and McCants would both drive in runs. The big inning would give them a 4-2 lead. The Yankees just needed to get three outs to claim the win. That would not be so easy. In bottom of the seventh, Walsh would lead off by popping out. The Yankees were just two outs away. Left fielder, Martin said not so fast. Martin hit a one out single to give PAL a baserunner. Turner would follow up with a single of his own. Both Martin and Turner would come around to score on an error. This would tie the game up. PAL would go on to win in a tie breaker, 5-4. 
7/20/2010 8:36:11 AM

In game number 169 of the 2010 17U BCS Finals, the All American Prospects met up against the South Florida Elite. This would be a very exciting game that  would come right down to the wire. Heading into the seventh and final inning, the ball game was tied at 4-4. In the top of the seventh inning, Michael Gaither would rip a one out double to get things starte for the Elite. The next Elite batter would then pop out. Kevin Knapp, the second baseman would then come up in what was possibly his most important at bat of the tournament. With the game tied at 4-4, in the last inning. The Elite needed Knapp to deliver. To put any more pressure on Knapp there was two outs. Knapp would deliver in a big way. Knapp came up with  base hit that would score Gaither to give the Elite the lead and the win. The Elite would take the game 5-4 and move on.  
Saturday, July 17
7/21/2010 8:54:34 AM

The Texas Sun Devils used a late go ahead sac fly by Stryker Trahan to march to a 4-3 victory over the Orlando Scorpians on Saturday, July 17th. Trahan also homered in the game giving him a haul of three RBI for the game. The stage was set for Trahan by Zach Green who reached base on a walk, stole second base and then reached third on a passed ball. Kellogg pitched the final 2.2 innings for the win while Hennessy suffered the loss for the Scorpians.  
7/21/2010 8:53:42 AM

In game number 155 of the 2010 17U BCS Finals, the IBAHS Knights faced off against the Palm Beach PAL. Palm Beach took control of the game early, by scoring three runs in the first inning. Palm Beach would go on to add seven more run in five innings. Palm Beach would slay the Knights 10-5.

Palm Beach was lead by Kasmere who went 4-4, with two runs and one RBI. He made solid contact in all at bats. He was able to find gaps all day long. Tallet went 1-2, with two runs and two RBI. He also walked once and was pegged once. Guerrero went 1-2, with one run and two RBI. He drove in two on a double he hit in the fifth inning.

 
7/21/2010 8:45:44 AM

The Dulin Dodgers rode a hot offense to a 10-2 victory over the FL Diamond Pro's Black on Saturday, July 17th. The Dodgers exploded in the fifth inning for seven run inning on the strength of six base hits and one walk. The inning was highlighted by Taylor Delong's 2 run RBI single. David West II also got in on the action going 2/3 with a run scored and two driven in for the Dodgers on the day. The Dodgers also got a quality start out of starter K.J. Parent who allowed two earned runs over 4 innings on five base hits. Nick Hernandez suffered the loss for the Diamond Pro's. 
7/21/2010 8:24:14 AM

The Jacksonville Warriors met up against the South Florida Elite Red on Saturday. The game would be controlled by the Jacksonville Warriors. The Warriors took the game 6-2. The top performers for the Warriors were Brett Mueller who went 1-3, with two RBI. Tyler Scott went 1-3, one double and two RBI.  Kevin Young went 1-3, with one run and one RBI. Jared Stanley went 1-2, with one run and one walk. He also hit a double. Williams got the win on the mound. Williams pitched 4 innings. He did not allow a single run in the game, while giving up just two hits. He struck out six and walked three. Wiliams did a great job of getting ahead of hitters and keeping the ball. He went right after hitters. Christopher Waddell got the save. Waddell pitched the final three innings. He gave up two runs on two hits. Waddell struck out three and walked two.  
7/21/2010 8:17:55 AM

Slater, Orlando Scorpions Purple have no trouble with Palm Beach Select

The Orlando Scorpions Purple put together 13 runs in the first three innings against the Palm Beach Select en route to a 13-3 victory. Scorpions shortstop Austin Slater capped the team's offensive performance with a three-run homer in addition to a walk and three runs scored.  David Lucroy, right-handed pitcher for the Scorpions, earned the victory giving up three earned runs over 3 1/3 innings pitched before lefty Nevin Wilson pitched 1 2/3 innings of hitless relief with a fastball topping at 89 mph.

On the Palm Beach Select side, left fielder Justin Bailey brought in all three of the team's runs via home runs in both plate appearances.  Shortstop Ronnie Southard went 2-2 as well with a double.  Southard also pitched 1 1/3 perfect innings of relief for the Select, with his fastball hitting 86 mph. 
7/21/2010 8:05:51 AM

In the first inning, the CBC Storm would score one to take the early 1-0 after one inning of play. In the top of the second, the Delaware Diamonds would score one to tie the game up. The Storm would answer in the bottom half. They would score one to take a 2-1 lead after two. In the third, the Diamonds would score again to tie it up 2-2. In the bottom half of the third, the Storm would score two runs to take a 4-2 lead. The Delaware Diamonds would score three runs in the final two innings, but the Storm would score two. That would be what the Storm would need.

Final Score, Storm 6 and the Delaware Diamonds 5. 
7/21/2010 7:50:38 AM

The Home Plate Chili Dogs and the Houston Slam battled in game number 150 at the City of Palms Stadium.This was a close and exciting game all throughout. Heading into the sixth inning, the game was tied at 3-3. In the top of the sixth, the Houston Slam scored one run to take a 4-3 lead heading into the bottom half. In the bottom half of the sixth, Hill would rip a double that would drive in Wallace and Nesobuslski to give the Chili Dogs the win.

Hill finished the day, 1-2 with two RBI. Adams went 1-1, with a triple. He drove in one and walked once. Gibson went 1-2, with an RBI. Brown went 1-2, with an RBI.

Final score was 5-4, in favor of the Chili Dogs.  
7/21/2010 7:27:54 AM

The North Coast Vipers and the DBAT Mustangs played in game number 145 of the 2010 17U BCS Finals. The game was played at the Boston Red Sox player development facility, field number four. It was a big fourth inning that would give the Vipers the win. The Vipers would score five runs in the fourth inning, to take a 6-5 victory.

Leading the way for the Vipers was Ian Mezlak. Mezlak went 2-3, with two runs and two doubls. He also walked once. Jordan McDonald went  1-2, with one RBI.  
7/21/2010 7:18:17 AM

The East Cobb Rays and the Long Island Storm faced off in game 146 of the 2010 17U BCS Finals. The Storm would score two runs in the first to get the game off to a hot start. In the second, the Storm would add three more runs to take a 5-0 lead after two. In the third, the Storm would score one more and the Rays would be held scoreless again. In the fourth inning, the Storm would get held scoreless for the first time. The Rays would score two runs in the bottom half to trim the deficit to 6-2. In the 5th inning, both teams would get held scoreless. In the sixth, the Storm would get one more run. The Rays would answer by scoring three runs in the bottom of the sixth. That would be all they would get however. The Storm would take the game 7-5.

Top performer for the Storm was Jake Thomas who went 2-3, with two RBI. Top Performer for the Rays was Juan Montania. Juan was 2-4, with two runs scored.  
7/21/2010 7:01:39 AM

The South Oakland A's faced the New England Firebirds in game number 149 of the 2010 17U BCS Finals. The South Oakland A's would take the game 10-3 on Saturday. They would score those ten runs on six hits and six walks. Mitch Kozlowski would become the star of the game. Kozlowski would hit a three run bomb in the fourth inning. He would finish with four RBI and one run scored.

Bobby Pardun for the A's, would go 3-4, with one run and two RBI. He also legged out a tripe in the third. Brian Edmond would claim the win for the A's. Edmonds pitched 3 1/3 innings. He gave up three runs off of five hits. Edmonds struck out three batters, and walked one.  
7/21/2010 6:42:21 AM

Game 148 of the 2010 17U BCS Finals, featured the All American Propects and the Florida Bombers. The Prospects, being the visiting team, would come to the plate first. They would get the game off to a bang, by stringing together seven hits for five runs. In the bottom of the second inning, trailing 6-0, the Bombers were able to get three runs back. After two innings the score was 6-3. The Prospects would not let the Bombers get any closer. In the final two innings of play, the Prospects would score seven more runs to put the game away. The Prospects would take the game 13-3.

Leading the way for the Bombers, was EH, Jarred Mederos. He went 3-3, at the dish. He scored two runs and also drove in three. He also stole one base. Alex Fernandez went 2-4, with three runs, and two RBI.  
7/20/2010 2:20:25 PM

The Marucci Elite rallied from a two run deficit in the sixth inning to squeeze past the Dallas Tigers 4-3 Saturday, July 17th. The Elite, trailing 3-1 entering the last inning of the time shortened game, rallied with base hits highlighted by a walk of RBI triple from Drake Robets. The triple was Roberts' third hit of the game. Austin Greer limited the Tigers to 4 hits and 3 runs over 6 innings of work. Chris Chambers suffered the loss for the Tigers. 
7/20/2010 2:12:47 PM

The Ohio Elite rallied from a one run deficit with a three run fifth inning for a 5-3 victory over the Florida Diamond Pro's Gold Saturday July 17th. Trailing the FDP's 3-2 entering the fifth, Elite sent seven men to the plate and netted three runs in the fifth highlighted by Cooper's go ahead RBI single, his third RBI of the game. Elite pitcher Sergakis held FDP in check after that for the  two run victory.  
7/20/2010 2:06:02 PM

Michigan Blue Jays score early, hold lead for 6-3 win over Houston Slam

Michigan Blue Jays leadoff hitter and right fielder Dennis Olszewski opened up the game with a double and would score on a double by first baseman Conor Dishman.  Dishman would then score on a hit by Nolan Dreymaier and the Jays never lost the lead.  Don Eaton pitched 4 2/3 inning to earn the victory, giving up three earned runs on two hits and three walks.  Olszewski and Dishman were both 2-3 on the day. Olszewski had an RBI, a stolen base, and two runs scored.  The Slam were led in offense by their starting pitcher Duncan Wendel, who went 2-3 with a double, an RBI, and a run.  Wendel took the loss, however, with three earned runs on seven hits in five innings pitched. 
7/20/2010 2:05:38 PM

643 DP Academy won a pitchers duel 1-0 Saturday, July 17th over Swamp Baseball. 643 starting pitcher Champion was credited with the win after going 5 innings and allowing 1 hit and no runs. Gellinger suffered the loss despite pitching six innings and allowing only 2 hits and 1 earned run. 643's Gore knocked in the winning run on an RBI single in the third inning. 
7/20/2010 1:56:51 PM

The East Cobb Astros used a potent office to cruise to a 11-3 victory over Bullets Baseball Saturday, July 17th. The Astros exploded for six runs in the fifth inning for the mercy rule victory. The inning included six hits and was highlighted by Chase Scott's walk off RBI single. The Astros were paced by Jared Walsh who went 2/2 with three runs scored, a double, a home run and 3 RBI. Astro pitcher Mason Felt notched the win going 3 innings while alowing a single hit and one earned run. Felt struck out three and sat between 84 and 87 mph all game. Cody Rider suffered the loss for the Bullets. 
7/20/2010 1:49:41 PM

The SF Hardballers and SB Mets put on an offensive showcase in an 8-8 tie Saturday, July 17th. The Mets held an 8-0 lead heading into the bottom of the sixth inning when the Hardballers offense roared to life. The Hardballers plated 2 runs in the sixth and six runs in the 7th to force the tie. The 7th inning explosion was highlighted by Bryan Evans game tying triple. AJ Mazzorco paced the Hardballers going 2/4 with 2 runs and 2 RBI. The Mets were paced by Mike White who went 3/4 with a run scored and two driven in. 
7/20/2010 1:41:27 PM

The Dallas Yankees dominated SF ELite 13-0 Saturday, July 17th. The Yankees road a two headed monster to the mercy rule victory. The Yankees offense exploded in the sixth inning for six runs on four base hits. The balanced attack was led by Mark McCants who went 3/5 with a run scored and three RBI. Adrian Houser did his part in the rout limiting the SF ELite to 1 hit over 6 innings of work. Houser flashed a fastball that topped out at 92 and struck out 6 batters while mixing in a tight slider. Cory Johnson took the loss for the SF Elite. 
7/20/2010 1:22:55 PM

Triple Threat exploded for seven runs in the opening frame and hung on for a slim one run 10-9 victory over the New Jersey Marlins Saturday, July 17th. Triple Threat knocked out 5 hits and seven runs in the first inning. Triple Threat was lead by R. Tally who went 2/4 with 2 runs, a triple and two RBI. C.Elamder was the winning pitcher while A.Rodriguez was the losing pitcher of record. 
7/20/2010 1:06:43 PM

The Dallas Yankees were a two headed monster on Staurday, July 17th blanking the FL Hardballers 10-0. The Yankees were both pitching and hitting well all game and cruised to a mercy rule victory. Jordan Foley and Dustin Spigelmyer combined to shut out the Hardballers while Matt Dean provided the offense with a homerun and 5RBI performance. Joel Adel suffered the loss for the Hardballers. 
7/20/2010 12:59:12 PM

The South Florida Elite 17U rode a hot offense to an 8-4 victory over the South Bergan Mets on Saturday, July 17th. The Elite pounded out ten hits and produced eight runs. They were lead by Emilio Desilva who went 2/3 with a run and a run driven in. Edmund Mussa also pitched in going 3/4 with 2 runs scored and a triple. Brett Kelly earned the win after pitching 3.1 innings and allowing no earned runs. Despite pitching a complete game PJ Lawless suffered the loss.  
7/20/2010 12:54:23 PM

The Palm Beach Select and the Texas Drillers battled in game number 147 on Friday. The game took place at Dunbar High School. The Drillers were able to control the game all the way through.  Palm Beach had nine hits and scored seven runs. Three hitters were pegged by balls and they also drew two walks.

Leading the way for Palm Beach was Ryan Plummer. Plummer was 2-3 at the dish. He drove in one run and also scored one. Plummer hit a solo homer in the second inning of the game.  Pat Pinak also was 2-3, with a run. Colt Johnson went 2-3 with one run driven in. Getting the win on the mound for Palm Beach was Bryan Coughlin. Coughlin threw a complete game game. He allowed one run, which was not earned. He only allowed three hits and struck out five. He showed great mechanics and good movement on his fastball. He threw effective pitches and did a great job on getting first pitch strikes.  
7/20/2010 12:04:46 PM

Cyclones baseball scored the go ahead run in the bottom of the sixth inning and then held on for a 4-3 win over the CBC Storm Saturday, July 17th. Andrew Bredbeck walked to start off the bottom of the sixth and then stole second base. He advanced to third on Justin Disanto ground out to second and then scored on Jordan Doyles sacrafice. The Cylcones turned to lefty Justin DiSanto in the top of the seventh and despite allowing two hits, DiSanto managed to hang on for the save. 
7/20/2010 12:04:28 PM

The Orlando Scorpions Purple and the Texas Drillers met up in game 123 of the 2010 17U BCS Finals. This game was all one sided from the start. The Orlando Scorpions would het eleven hits and four walks on there way to a 12-0 victory. Eleven different hitters had a base hit for the Scorpions.

Sean Trent went 1-3, with two runs and two runs batted in. He also walked once. Blackman went 1-1, with one run and a double. Pollack went 1-1, with one RBI. Austin Boysfield went 2-3, with two runs and a double. Nuss added a 1-1 day at the dish. Jordan Strittmatter was  a perfect 1-1. He scored two runs, legged out a triple, and drove in one. Strittmatter also got hit by a pitch and walked once.

Matt Oset claimed the win. He pitched three innings, not allowing a single hit or run. He struck out six and walked two. Skip Kovar threw the final three innings, allowing just one hit and zero runs. It was a solid day from everyone on the Scorpions team. 
7/20/2010 11:57:49 AM

The SE Texas Gladiators and South Florida Elite Squad had no shortage of runs in a 9-9 tie on Saturday, July 17th. The Gladiators and Elite combined for 18 runs on 19 hits. The Gladiators were led by Hunter Hagler who went 1/1 with a run scored and three runs driven in. The Elite were led by Zak Leonetti who went 2/3 with a run, a double, and a triple, while driving in two. 
7/20/2010 11:51:51 AM

FTB Mizuno rode an offensive explosion to obliterate the Florida Bombers Blue 17U 16-1 on Saturday, July 17th. Mizuno pounded out ten hits and racked up 16 RBI led by Tyler Marlette and James Vasques with 4 each. Mizunbo also had a strong pitching performance from Hudson Boyd who went 4 innings giving up no earned runs and struck out nine batters. Jackson Dieters took the loss for the Bombers. 
7/20/2010 11:48:28 AM

The South Flordia Elite Red and the IBAHS Knights met in the 117th game of the 2010 17U BCS Finals. This game would not lack in offense at all. The Knights would take the game 15-7 over the Elite.

Leading the way offensively for the Knights Gabriel Rosa. Rosa went 2-3, with three runs. He hit a solo shot in the fifth inning. He also hit a double. Right fielder Pena was 3-3, with a run and two runs driven in. Pena also drew one walk. DH Miranda for the Knights went 2-4, with one run and three RBI. Del Valle added himself to the party by going 1-4, with one run and two RBI. The catcher Malave went 3-4, with two runs and one RBI.

For South Florida Elite Red, Pierson led the way with a 3-3 game. He scored two runs and drove in two as well. Gonzalez went 2-2, with two RBI. McEachrone went 2-2, with two runs, one triple one RBI, and one walk. Melendez also drove in a run, while going 2-3.  
7/20/2010 11:43:45 AM

The Orlando Scorpians edged FDP Black on Saturday, July 17th 7-6. After rallying to take the lead in the top of the sixth the Scorpians turned to Jace Harren to shut the door on FDP. Harren did not disappoint allowing only one run over that span, striking out 6 FDP batters and hitting 88 mph on the gun. The Scorpian offense was led by Spencer Avleis who went 1/3 with a run and two runs driven in. Dylon Fabbvi took the loss for FDP. 
7/20/2010 11:33:30 AM

Game 114 of the 2010 17U BCS Finals was between the DBAT Mustangs and the Long Island Storm. DBAT Mustangs controlled this game all the way through. The Mustangs took the game 9-3. The Mustangs had several players with very solid days at the plate. Tyler Liss went 2-4, with an RBI. He also stole one base. Blake Woodsen went 2-3 with two runs and two walks. Ryan Lowe went 2-4 with one run, one triple, and one RBI. Justin Wall wet 2-4 with one RBI. Number 21 Jones went 1-2 with one run and two RBI. Evan Robinson was 2-3, with one RBI.  
7/20/2010 11:31:40 AM

The South Florida Elite rode a strong pitching performance and a powerful offense to an 8-2 victory over the Florida Bombers Blue on Saturday, July 17th. Orgen Martinez threw six innings of 2 run ball to garner the win. He struck out five and walked none while topping out at 85 mph with his fastball. The Elite also rode a balanced offense lead by Leonetti who was 1/3 with a home run and 2 RBI. Sean Vergara took the loss for the Bombers  
7/20/2010 11:23:01 AM

Game 93 featured the SE Texas Gladiators and FTB Mizuno. The story of this game, was the pitching staff from FTB Mizuno. Starting the game for Mizuno was Colyn O'Connell. O'Connell, a righty, pitched the first four innings of the game. O'Connell allowed three hits and zero runs. He struck out five hitters, while walking just one. Blake Mitchell, came in for O'Connell in the fifth. Mitchell would pitch the last three innings. He allowed two hits and did not surrender a run. Mitchell also struck out three batters.

Daniel Vogelbach lead the way offensively for Mizuno. Vogelbach was 1-2, with one run. He also hit a three run home run in the third inning. Addison Russel was 1-2 with two runs, and one walk.

Final score Mizuno 5, and Gladiators 0. 
7/20/2010 10:28:30 AM

The Texas Drillers faced off against SWFL Baseball on Saturday. SWFL dominated all throughout. SWFL would score 16 runs in the game on 14 hits. The game got off to a bang thanks to Van Brandt and Brown of SWFL. Van Brandt would lead off the game with a solo shot. The very next hitter was DH Brown. Brown would drive a solo shot as well. Miller and Prohaska would both drive in 4 runs a piece. Brown and Van Brandt would both finish with two RBI.

Final Score SWFL 16 and the Texas Drillers 1. 
7/20/2010 10:07:06 AM

Florida Bombers five-run fifth caps 10-2 win over New England Firebirds

Florida Bombers Eric Jhones (EH) and center fielder Zach Jackson helped lead the team with two-for-three days.  Leading off, Jhones homered to open the game and added a double in the fifth.  Jackson added a a double and a triple for two RBIs and two runs scored.  The top five in the lineup accounted for all ten runs as they reached base 11 times in 15 plate appearances.  Six-foot-four-inch right-handed pitcher Casey Orzechowicz earned the win.  Orzechowicz, with a fastball that hits 82, pitched all five innings and struck out six while allowing two earned runs.

Firebirds pitcher Bobby Marchand led the team on the offensive end going 2-2 with two doubles and two runs scored. Center fielder Ben Panunzio went 1-2 with a an RBI, a stolen base, and one RBI.  Marchand took the loss.
 
7/20/2010 8:20:59 AM

The Texas Gladiators met up against the Michigan Blue Jays in game 199 of the 2010 17U BCS Finals. The Gladiators put the game away in the first inning. The Gladiators scored five runs on three hits, one walk, one hit batter, and one error. The Gladiators would seal the game when they scored five more runs in the bottom of the fifth. Texas Gladiators would take the game 11-3. Tanner Jorgensen would hit a two run bomb in the fifth inning that helped put the game away. Dillon Carroll also had a big day. Carroll was 1-2 with three runs batted in. Hunter Hegler added a 1-2 day. He scored two runs and also drove in two.  
7/20/2010 8:20:22 AM

The Cape Coral Cannons defeated Cyclones Baseball 17U Saturday 5-2. Tyler Bender was the winning pitcher throwing a complete game while allowing nine hits and 2 earned runs. Bender struck out three, walked 5 and hit one batter while facing thirty one Cyclone hitters. Austin Bembnowski took the loss for the Cyclones throwing 6 innings and allowing five earned runs on seven base hits. Bembnowski struck out five and walked none while facing twenty six Cannon hitters. Nick Rivera led the way for the Cannons going 2/3 with a run, home run, and three RBI. Tyler Kellmann paced the Cylcones going 2/3 with an RBI.  
7/18/2010 4:54:28 PM

Game 116: Palm Beach Pal - Jax Warriors

Danny Magierowski (LHP Loxahatchee, FL 2011) pitched 5.2 strong innings for Palm Beach in their 8-1 win over The Jacksonville Warriors.  The left hander allowed just one run on six hits while striking out two and walking two.  His fastball hit 85 MPH to go with a good curve ball and changeup. 
7/18/2010 4:40:26 PM

Game 134: Franklin Outlaws - En Fuego Baseball

Jake Litte (Franklin, TN 2011) and Zander Wiel (Murfreesboro, TN 2011) led the way offensively for The Franklin Outlaws in their 6-6 tie with En Fuego baseball Saturday.  Little went 2-for-4 with a double, triple, two runs and two RBI in the third spot.  Wiel went 1-for-3 with a double and three RBI. 
7/18/2010 3:38:36 PM

World of Baseball got a major lift offensively from catcher PJ Axtell in their 10-2 victory over The Florida Pokers.  Axtell went 2-for-2 with a sacrifice fly and two, two run singles in the second and fourth innings to give him an RBI total of five for the game.  Axtell came through in the clutch every time he was called upon with runners in scoring position. 
7/18/2010 3:01:45 PM

Kyle Hagerich (2011 Amherst, OH) and Jordan McDonald (2011 Elyria, OH) led the offense for The North Coast Vipers in their 7-6 win over The East Cobb Rays Saturday.  Hagerich, the left fielder and fourth batter in the lineup, went 3-for-4 with three runs, a double and two RBI.  He reached base on an error in the second inning and ended up reaching base all four times.  Pitcher Jordan McDonald struggled on the mound, but helped his own cause at the plate by going 3-for-4 with a double and a stolen base, to go with two RBI.  He also reached on a fielder's choice in the seventh inning, and reached base all four times as well in the game. 
7/18/2010 2:52:51 PM

Cole Miller (2012, Cave Spring, GA) drove in four runs for The East Cobb Astros in their 11-5 win over The Franklin Outlaws Saturday.  Miller was the designated hitter and eigth batter in the order for The Astros.  He went 2-for-4 with a pair of two run singles.

Tucker Simpson (RHP 2012, Oxford, AL) started the game for East Cobb and went 6.1 innings.  He got touched up a bit by The Outlaws' offense for give runs on nine hits.  He struck out five and walked just one in the win.  The 6'-7" right hander showed great potential, as he hit 90 MPH on the radar gun and had a great complimentary curve ball.  He pounded the strike zone but left a few too many pitches over the wide part of the plate and The Outlaws were able to put together a couple offensive runs against him. 
7/18/2010 1:52:41 PM

Zach Haefeli (2B/OF Cape Coral, 2011) added a much needed lift from the two spot in Cape Coral's lineup Friday against The Delaware Diamonds.  Haefeli, the powerful secondbaseman, went 2-for-4 with two doubles in the game.  He also scored and drove in four runs for an offense that had just seven hits in their 8-6 win.  Tyler Bender (RHP/UT Cape Coral, FL 2012) added some offense from the seventh spot, with two hits in two at bats and an RBI. 
7/18/2010 1:46:19 PM

Alex Gebert (RHP, Colleyville, TX 2011) picked up a win in a six inning gem against The Long Island Storm Saturday.  Gebert allowed just two runs (one earned) on six hits and struck out seven and walking just two batters.  His fastball sat between 84-87 MPH to go with a very sharp curveball, of which he commanded very well for strikes.  The 6'-3", 195 lb right hander showed good potential and has room to grow. 
7/18/2010 1:33:20 PM

Tucker Ward (RHP Saraland, AL 2011) pitched six quality innings to pick up the win against Bullets Baseball Saturday at the Twins' Complex.  Ward started the game, and allowed just four runs on four hits over his six innings of work.  He struck out three and walked four while hitting 85 MPH on his fastball.  The polished right hander had a very sharp, hard breaking ball to compliment his fastball.  One of his few blemishes was a two run homer by Brennam Conway (2011, Sulphur, LA).   
7/18/2010 1:13:24 PM

Christian Dicks, the left fielder and second batter in the lineup for World of Baseball, went 3-for-4 at the plate in an 11-5 win over Swamp Baseball Saturday at Terry Park.  Dicks, a left handed batter, was very selective at the plate, and had a double, two singles and an RBI to go with three runs scored.  He also showed some speed on the bases with two stolen bases. 
7/18/2010 12:49:05 PM

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.

 
7/18/2010 12:37:16 PM

CTX extra hitter and third batter in the lineup, Christopher Rodriguez (2012, San Marcos, TX), a 5'-8" right hander showed some serious power for his size Saturday against The New Jersey Marlins at Terry Park.  Rodriguez went 2-for-3 with a solo homer in the fifth inning to help power The CTX offense, which relied on many walks from The Marlins' pitching staff to get offense rolling.  Rodriguez was the standout hitter in the lineup, as CTX Baseball had just six base hits in the six inning game. 
7/18/2010 11:58:49 AM

Stephen Gaulden (RHP, Atlanta, GA 2011) hurled a gem for The East Cobb Cubs against CTX Baseball Saturday at Estero.  Gaulden pitched six innings, allowing just one hit and no runs.  He got a head in the count consistently and it paid off.  He struck out five batters and only walked two over the six inning quality start.  The 6'0" right hander showed he can field his position by making a couple of nice plays off the mound. 
7/18/2010 11:51:35 AM

The following teams are still alive in The BCS Finals:
These teams will play their first round playoff games this afternoon at Terry Park.

East Cobb Angels
Syracuse Sports Zone Chiefs
Team Mizuno of Puerto Rico
Dulin Dodgers 18U
Team Xtreme 18U
South Florida Elite Squad 18U
Chet Lemon's Juice
Cape Coast Canes
East Cobb Braves 17U
South Florida Titans
Bullets baseball 18U
Sarasota Baseball
SWFL Baseball 18U
East Cobb Braves 18U
St. Louis Pirates 
7/18/2010 11:45:58 AM

Connor Smith (RHP Lafayette, LA 2010) pitched five strong innings for the win against The Florida Diamond Pros (Gold) Saturday at Estero.  Smith's mix of a good fastball, curveball and changeup held the opponents to just two runs on five hits in the shortened game.  Smith pitched to contact and didn't strike out a batter, letting his defense do the work. 
7/18/2010 11:38:36 AM

Cody Cooper (LHP/OF Grafton, OH 2011) cracked a three run homer in the fifth inning to put The Ohio Elite on top 5-0.  Cooper, who played right field in the game, also had a single and scored two runs.  Cooper showed he can hit the ball where it's pitched, driving the ball to opposite field.

On the mound, Isaac Beller (RHP/IF Pickerington, OH 2011) pitched a complete game (six innings) shut out, allowing just four hits.  He struck out eight and walked just two while throwing 86 MPH from the mound.   
7/18/2010 10:59:24 AM

Game 122: SWFL - Palm Beach Select

Brian Pruett (2011, Sarasota, FL) put his team on his back against Palm Beach Select Saturday at Bishop Verot HS.  Pruett came up with one out and two runners on base with his team down 7-5 in the seventh inning and cracked a clutch three run bomb to put SWFL on top 8-6.

At the top of the order, Chris Van Brandt (2011, Sarasota, FL) turned on an inside fastball and turned it into a hot shot over the fence for a solo homer.  He also hit a single later in the game. 
7/18/2010 10:48:48 AM

Giovanny Alfonzo (2011, Port St. Lucie, FL) and Alexander Fernandez (2011, Cooper City, FL) hit back to back big flies in The All American Prospects' 8-4 win over The South Oakland A's Saturday at Bishop Verot.  Alfonso hit a two run bomb and finished with three hits, including a double.  Fernandez hit a solo shot in the second inning and also had a double and went 3-for-4 with two RBI.

Kevin Wortman (2011, Lakeland, FL) brought some offensive production to the bottom of the order with with a two run single in the second inning. 
Friday, July 16
7/20/2010 11:36:39 AM

The Homeplate Chilliadawgs edged the Michigan Blue Jays Friday, July 16th 3-2. The Blue Jay rallied in the top of the seventh plating one run and leaving the tying and winning runs on base. Naren came in to conserve the victory shutting the door on the Blue Jays with his 87mph fastball. Van Ash lead the Chillidawgs going 1/3, with a run and an RBI. 
7/20/2010 10:54:01 AM

IBAHS Knights met up against the Jacksonville Warriors on Friday. The Warriors would shut on the Knights in this one, taking the game 8-0. Warrior starting pitcher Jeff Tunner pitched a complete game shut out for the win. Tunner allowed just two hits, while not allowing one run. Tunner struck out six and walked one. He struck out six batters, while walking one.

Leading the way offensively for the Warriors was Christopher Waddell. Waddell went 2-4, with one run and three RBI. He hit a two run homer in the first inning. Tyler Scott went 2-2, with a run and two doubles. He also drove in one. Bo Boswell went 2-2, with a run and an RBI. Kenneth Byram went 1-2 with one run and two RBI.  
7/20/2010 10:10:15 AM

Triple Threat Baseball and CTX Baseball met up in game number 83 of the 2010 17U BCS Finals. These two teams would end the game in a 5-5 tie. Leading the way for CTX Baseball was right fielder Buckley. Buckley went 1-3, with one double and three runs batted in. Slone went 1-2, with one run, one RBI, and one walk.

Leading the way for Triple Threat was EH Tully. Tully went 1-3, with one run. He legged out  triple and scored two runs. Warmoth was 1-2, with one run batted in. He also walked once. O'Connor went 2-2, with one run and one walk.  
7/20/2010 8:05:31 AM

In the 78th game of the 2010 BCS Finals, Team Mizuno met up against the New England Firebirds. Team Mizuno would dump 13 runs on the Firebirds, as they took the game 13-8. The game was highlighted by the big bats of Daniel Vogelbach and Dante Bechotte. In the second inning, Vogelbach drilled a grand slam home run. In the fourth inning, Dante Bechotte belted a solo bomb. Justin Shafer also added a solid day. Shafer was 2-3, with two runs batted in.  
7/19/2010 8:14:01 AM

Game 126: Bullets Baseball - Franklin Outlaws

Left hander Donovan Landry dominated The Franklin Outlaws lineup Friday.  Landry pitched a complete game (7 innings) allowing just one run (no earned) on four hits and striking out three.

Landry got help offensively from right fielder Reid Chavez who hit a two run, go ahead homer in the seventh inning to seal the victory for Bullets Baseball. 
7/18/2010 3:52:43 PM

The CBC Storm got quality pitching from their staff against The Cape Coral Cannons Friday.  Dave Bryant (RHP Jacksonville, FL 2011) started the game and went six innings, allowing three runs on six hits to get the win and a quality start.  He struck out four, walked two and hit one batter.  He had good control of his fastball and curveball and kept The Cannons silent offensively for the most part.  The Cannons scored in just one inning where it appeared that Bryant lost his command and poise, but he came back and shut down the offense, allowing just one hit in the remaining four innings.

Closer Kyle Bird (LHP Orange Park, FL 2011) relieved Bryant in the seventh inning, and allowed just one hit, struck out one and hit one batter.  He threw a sharp curve ball and his fastball sat between 85-86 MPH. 
7/18/2010 12:13:57 PM

Isaac Miller (RHP/OF Manchester, MI 2011) started on the mound for The Michigan Blue Jays against The Dalls Tigers Friday at Estero.  Miller went five innings, allowing one run on just four hits.  He struck out two and walked just one.  Miller did exactly what you want your pitchers to do.  He pitched to contact, keeping the defense behind him on their toes.  He pounded the strike zone, consistently got ahead in the count and kept the ball down for a lot of ground ball outs.  He also was quick off the mound to field his position.  He is credited with the win in The Jays' 6-2 win over The Tigers. 
7/17/2010 2:54:47 PM

Bullets Baseball cleanup hitter Billy Sommers Lake Charles, LA, 2011 got the offense rolling with a two run homer in the first inning.  He also had an RBI single in the fifth inning of Bullets Baseball's 10-6 win over The Dulin Dodgers.

For The Dulin Dodgers, right fielder Rock McCord Mobile, AL 2011 had solo homers in back to back plate appearances in the fourth and sixth inning.  He also had a single in the second inning and an RBI single in the seventh, giving him a perfect 4-for-4 day with three RBI. 
7/17/2010 2:14:20 PM

Reily Monkman RHP 2011 hurled a six inning gem for The Orlando Scorpions (Black) in a tie with The South Florida Elite.  Monkman allowed just five hits while shutting out The Elite.  He struck out five and hit one batter in a no decision.

Scorpions' designated hitter Dylan Dillard 2011 hit a two run homer in the fourth inning, giving Orlando a three run lead, which would later be overturned by the bullpen in a three run seventh inning for The Elite. 

For the Elite, Lubansky hit a two run single to bring his team within one run of a tie game.  He finished 2-for-2 with a run.   
7/17/2010 1:54:51 PM

The Cape Coral Cannons and Houston Slam got some great pitching performances out of their starters yesterday in their first game of the day.  Wesley Winn RHP, Baytown, TX 2011 pitched 5.1 strong innings, allowing just two runs on one hit for The Houston Slam.  He struck out one and walked two batters.

Ryan Soper RHP, Naples, FL 2011 pitched six innings, allowing two runs on four hits while striking out two.  He walked one batter and hit one as well.  Both teams combined for just 9 hits in the game. 
7/17/2010 1:37:14 PM

A's shortstop AJ Dokey went 2-for-3 with a double, run and three RBI from the third spot in the order, leading The South Oakland A's to an 8-2 win over The New Jersey Marlins.  The A's had ten hits as a team in the win.

Bobby Pardun RHP, Troy, MI 2010 pitched a solid 5.2 innings, allowing just two runs on two hits to pick up the win.  He struck out six, walked two and hit two batters. 
7/17/2010 1:26:55 PM

Sam Smith RHP, Lake Charles, CA 2011, rolled through The Florida Diamond Pros (black) lineup yesterday, going five innings for a shortened complete game and allowing just three hits.  He struck out four, had no command issues and did not walk a batter while throwing 88 MPH from the mound.

Left fielder, Price Jacobs Baytown, TX 2011 brought some pop to the bottom of The Sun Devils' order by going 2-for-2 with a triple, a run and two RBI.  Zach Green Rocklin, CA 2012 went 1-for-2 with a triple of his own and two RBI.  Trae Davis Mexia, TX 2010 batted in the third spot and had two RBI. 
7/17/2010 1:10:58 PM

PJ Cooley LHP Farmington, MI 2010 was firing on all cylinders off the mound Friday at Terry Park against The South Florida Bombers.  Cooley pitched a complete game (six innings) allowing just two hits and no runs.  He struck out nine and walked just two.  Cooley brought some heat from the mound, throwing 84-87 MPH, with a hard slider and effective changeup.

First baseman Paul Lobur Madison Heights, MI 2010 went 2-for-5 with a triple, a run and three RBI to lead The South Oakland A's. 
7/17/2010 12:52:06 PM

The Dallas Yankees and South Bergan Mets squared off at Terry Park yesterday.  Peterson, Sheldon and Baiza led the way for the South Bergan Mets.  Peterson drove in two runs with a third inning single, Sheldon had an RBI single in the third inning and Baiza went 3-for-4 with a run.

Tyler Eager North Richland Hills, TX 2011 and Skyler Ewing Arlington, TX 2011 led the way for The Yankees.  Eager, the center fielder, went 3-for-4 with a run and two RBI.  Ewing, the catcher, went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI.

The Mets got a strong pitching performance from their reliever, Cusick, who went 3 innings, allowing two hits and striking out two. 
7/17/2010 12:33:23 PM

Eric Evans RHP, Miramar, FL 2011 picked up a complete game win against the Wayson Tigers yesterday at Terry Park.  The Diamond Pros' (Gold) right hander went seven innings, allowing three runs (one earned) on just four hits.  He struck out two and walked one. 

Evans got plenty of run support from his offense.  The Diamond Pros scored nine runs on nine hits to win 9-3 over The Tigers.  Cleanup hitter Brandon Gil Miami, FL 2011 went 2-for-4 with a run batted in along with Christian Rodriguez Miami Lakes, FL 2011 who did the same, but also hit a double. 
7/17/2010 12:14:49 PM

The middle of the order for The Texas Sun Devils (2-5 hitters) had 11 hits, 6 runs and 7 RBI this morning in their first game at Terry Park against The Dulin Dodgers.  Gavin Cecchini Lake Charles, LA 2012 went 3-for-4 with a double, three runs and two RBI, followed by Trae Davis Mexia, TX 2010 who went 3-for-4 with a double, two runs and two RBI.  Zack Green Rocklin, CA 2012 batted cleanup and went 2-for-2 with a run and an RBI.  Catcher  Stryker Trahan Scott, LA 2012 went 3-for-3 with two RBI. 

Quinton Evans Orange, TX 2011 powered the bottom of the order with a solo home run in the second and single in the third inning.

For The Dulin Dodgers, second baseman Brandon Demerest Scottsdale, AZ 2011 led the way going 2-for-4 with two double and three RBI. 
7/17/2010 11:48:47 AM

Hayden Hurst RHP Jacksonville, FL 2012 pitched a complete game (5 innings) in a shutout victory over CTX Baseball Friday at City of Palms Park.  The Warriors fireballer reached 90 MPH on the radar gun and allowed just one hit while striking out seven in dominating fashion. 

The Jacksonville Warriors had no shortage of offense in the game.  Third baseman Bo Boswell Jacksonville, FL 2011 went 2-for-3 with a run and three RBI, leading the Warriors. 
7/17/2010 11:38:49 AM

Jamal Martin West Palm Beach, FL 2012, Jordan Brinson Royal Palm Beach, FL 2011, and Spencer Kasmere Lake Worth, FL 2011 all drove in two runs a piece in Palm Beach PAL's 12-4 victory over The South Florida Elite Friday.  Martin, the center fielder, went 2-for-4 and showed his electric speed, stealing two bases.  Martin would later win The Fastest Man Challenge with a 6.46 time.

Brinson, the right fielder, went 3-for-3 with a double, two runs and two RBI and Spencer Kasmere went 2-for-3 with two runs, a triple and two RBI.

For The Elite, Brandon Raaf Coral Springs, FL 2011 cracked a two run homer in the third inning and an RBI single in the first to finish 2-for-2 with two runs on the day, leading The Elite. 
7/17/2010 11:26:22 AM

Swamp Baseball entered the top of the sixth inning down five runs to The Florida Pokers (Grey).  The first three batters reached base, two from a walk and one from a single by Gellinger.  The pitcher, Anderson, drove in all three runs with a clutch single, bringing Swamp Baseball within two runs of The Pokers.  Anderson would score later in the inning to make it a one run game, but Swamp failed to score in their half of the seventh inning, and fell to The Pokers 7-6.

For The Pokers, catcher Charlie Pal Deerfield Beach, FL 2011 went 2-for-2 with a solo home run in the fourth inning.  He also walked and scored two runs to lead The Poker offense at the top of the order. 
7/17/2010 11:16:52 AM

Holt Davis RHP Lawrenceville, GA 2012 pitched a five inning gem for The 6-4-3 DP Cougars against The South Bergan Mets Friday at Bishop Verot HS.  Davis allowed just one run on four hits while striking out one and walking three.  He picked up the win by keeping The Mets' hitters at bay with a good fastball/off-speed mix.

For The Mets, Matt McMonagle RHP 2011 also had a solid start on the mound.  McMonagle, a contact pitcher, went five innings, scattering seven hits and allowing three runs.  He struck out two and didn't walk a batter in The Mets' 3-2 loss against The Cougars. 
7/17/2010 10:59:12 AM

The 6-4-3 DP Cougars and Florida Pokers Scout (gray) ended their game in a tie after the sixth inning because of the two hour time limit Today at Terry Park.  Starting pitcher Will Canady batted in the three spot for The Cougars and led the way with three singles.  He scored three times and stole two bases to give The Cougars multiple scoring chances.  Kenneth Reynolds drove in two runs with a single in the first inning, giving The Cougars a 2-1 lead to start the game. 

Center fielder Sergio DeQuesado, first baseman Jon Martinez, second baseman Cory Duckworth and third baseman Josh Silverman all had RBI's for The Florida Pokers Scout Gray. 
7/17/2010 10:10:04 AM

Daniel Doran and Drew Milligan opposed eachother on the mound in a 3-3 tie between the Orlando Scorpions (black) and Dulin Dodgers Friday.  Doran RHP Lake Brantley HS 2011 went five innings, allowing five hits, three runs (two earned) and striking out four in a no decision. 

For the Dodgers, Drew Milligan Olive Branch, MS 2011 went the distance over seven innings.  He allowed eight hits for three runs and struck out three.

Matthew Parisi and Tyler Allen had the RBIs for The Scorpions, while Nate Irving, KJ Parent and Trevor Haggard drove in the runs for The Dulin Dodgers. 
7/17/2010 9:45:40 AM

The All American Prospects scored two runs on Firebird errors, which proved to be huge runs in the Prospects' 5-4 win.  Zach Tillery Naples, FL 2011 drove in two RBI with a double in the first inning and Kevin Wortman Lakeland, FL 2011 went 2-for-2 with a run and an RBI leading The All American Prospects. 

Firebirds' extra hitter Brad Tiernan Stratham, NH 2012 hit a two run homer in the fourth inning, to go with a single in the first inning in the loss. 
7/17/2010 9:33:56 AM

The Deleware Diamonds were down 5-2 heading into the bottom of the sixth inning Friday against Cyclones Baseball.  Alex Zwier Newark, DE 2011 led off the inning with a walk, followed by Danny Shea Claymont, DE 2011 who was hit by a pitch.  Connor Ashbee Middletown, DE 2011 hit a clutch single and all three runners scored on an error to come back and win in dramatic fashion.

First baseman Tyler Kellman Tarpon Springs, FL 2010 went 3-for-3 with two doubles, a triple, and a run led the Cyclones in the close loss.
 
7/17/2010 9:23:11 AM

Extra hitter Hunter Wildes went 2-for-3 with a double and four RBI in a losing effort Friday against 6-4-3 DP Cougars.  Wildes had a two RBI double in the second inning and two RBI single in the third inning to lead The World of Baseball.  DJ Stewart led off for WOB, and homered in his first at bat, starting the momentum in the right direction for WOB. 

The momentum soon switched to The Cougars.  Third baseman John Norman Dalton, GA 2011 had a two RBI double and Kenneth Reynolds Alpharetta, GA 2011 hit a solo homer in the second inning.  Reynolds went 2-for-2 with an RBI and a walk, leading the Cougars with Norman to a 9-6 win. 
7/17/2010 9:12:52 AM

The New Jersey Marlins got a strong start from left handed starter A. Vincent Friday against the East Cobb Cubs Friday at Cypress Lake HS.  Vincent went 5.2 innings, allowing five hits, striking out two and walking four.

For the Cubs, Jared Cheek RHP Watkinsville, GA 2011 pitched a complete game and was saddled with the tough luck loss.  He allowed just one run, and it wasn't even an earned run, in the loss.  He allowed just two hits and struck out five.  He hit 86 MPH on his fastball and threw a solid curve ball and changeup to keep The Marlins' hitters off balance. 
7/17/2010 9:06:27 AM

Skyler Fox and Jake Leech drove in two runs a piece to lead South Florida Elite (black) to a 4-2 win Friday.  Skyler Fox Davie, FL 2011 went 1-for-3 with a home run, a run and two RBI.  He hit a solo homer in the fourth inning.  Jack Leech N. Miami beach, FL 2012 didn't have a hit, but still drove in two runs on a hit by pitch and a ground out to second, getting the job done for his team in the win.

Ronald Patella RHP Davie, FL 2011 and Charlie Cormier LHP Pembroke Pines, FL 2011 combined to allow just two runs over seven innings for The Elite.  Patella picked up the win and struck out three. 
7/17/2010 8:46:03 AM

Right fielder AJ Mazzurco Ocala, FL 2011 had a monster game at the plate to lead The Florida Hard Ballers to a 7-2 win over The South Florida Elite Friday.  Mazzurco drove in four runs with a grand slam in the seventh inning, to put the game out of reach for The Elite.  Mazzurco also had a double, single and two runs scored with a stolen base.

Kellan Bailey LHP Lake City, FL 2012 started the game for The Bombers.  He went six innings for the win, allowing just six hits and striking out two without giving up a run. 
7/17/2010 8:34:25 AM

The Long Island Storm picked up an easy win over The North Coast Vipers 8-1 Friday.  The Storm go a lift offensively from shortstop Jesu Alverdo who went 2-for-2 with a triple, homer and three RBI to go with three runs scored in the ninth spot in the order for The Storm.  Left fielder Tyler Murphy Islip, NY 2011 went 2-for-2 with an RBI with two walks.

Andrew Gallagher RHP North Merrick, NY 2011 picked up the win for The Storm.  Gallagher pitched four innings, allowing just one hit and striking out five. 
7/17/2010 8:22:16 AM

Starting pitcher for The DBAT Mustangs, Chris Smith RHP Colleyville, TX 2011 shut out The Rays for seven innings to pick up the win in a 1-0 pitcher's duel.  Smith allowed six hits and struck out two and hit 87 MPH on his fastball. 

On the other end of the duel, Hunter Budd RHP Atlanta, GA 2011 pitched six strong innings for The Rays and picked up the tough luck loss.  He allowed one run on six hits while striking out four. 
7/17/2010 8:11:23 AM

The Marucci Elite had nine hits and benefitted from nine walks in their 10-1 win over Ohio Elite Friday.  Right handed flame thrower Josh Dezse Powell, OH 2010 started the game for Ohio.  Dezse struggled mightly with his command.  He walked five batters in two thirds of an inning while throwing some serious heat.  He hit 95 MPH on the radar gun, but allowed six runs (four earned) to aid The Marruci Elite.  Marc Picciola Destrehan, LA 2010 went 2-for-3 with a run and two RBI to lead The Elite. 

Mason Robbins dominated off the mound for The Marucci Elite.  Robbins LHP Leakesville, MS 2011 went five innings, allowing one run on three hits while striking out ten and picking up the win.  His fastball sat between 86-88 MPH and had good late movement on his slider and changeup. 
7/17/2010 7:42:09 AM

The Ohio Elite smacked around The Florida Pokers (grey) for 13 hits and 10 runs Friday at City of Palms.  Right fielder Nick Sergakis Columbus, OH 2011 went 2-for-2 with a double and home run, with two runs and two RBI to lead the Elite.  Josh Dezse Powel, OH 2010 went 2-for-4 with a riple and a run from the cleanup spot.
 
For the losing Florida Pokers (Grey) first baseman Joe Youngross Boca Raton, FL 2011 went 3-for-4 from the third spot in the lineup, with a double and an RBI to go with a run, leading the struggling Pokers' offense. 
7/17/2010 6:56:15 AM

17 U BCS Rawlings Home Run Derby Champion

Gabriel Rosa: IBAHS Knights

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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.

 
7/17/2010 6:29:11 AM

17U BCS FINALS FASTEST MAN CHAMPION

Jamal Martin: Palm Beach County PAL

(60 yd) 6.46 Seconds

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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.

 
7/16/2010 3:32:38 PM

The Florida Bombers 17U battled the Gladiators to a big 2-1 pool play victory at the home of the Boston Red Sox spring training complex.  bombers pitcher Dillon Carrol took the lost but touched 87mph with his FB with run,  and a 12-6 cb at 72-75.   RF Jason Wilpon- Cooper City, FL 2011 showed a strong arm from the OF, ran well, and led the bombers by gonig 1-3 with a 2B and BB on the day.  SS Bucky Maler- Venice, FL 2012 was solid in the win by going 1-2 at the plate with a good short compact swing. EH Scott Vaughan-Little Cypress, TX 2011 led Gladiator attack by going 3-3 with a double with a good short compact swing with a good ability to use all fields. Catcher Tyler Mathis- Lake Charles, LA 2011 moved well behind the plate and also hit well going 2-3 on the day.  
7/16/2010 3:16:32 PM

The Orlando Scorpions used a 2 out game winning RBI single by C- Blake Sydeski to beat the SWFL 17U team 2-1 in pool play action  Blake Sydeski- Edgewater, FL 2011 went 2-4 showing a good catchers body and good footwork behind the plate.  EH- AC Carter also showed well going 2-3 at the plate with plus bat speed, and good power.  Scorpion  RHP Mike Kelly- Boynton Beach, FL 2011 was very good with a FB touching 92mph, and a hard slider at 74mph.  LHP Austin Gomber- Winter Garden, FL 2011 came in to get the win by throwing 2IP, striking out 4 batters, and giving up no hits or runs.   SWFL starter was Danny Brown- Ft. Myers, FL 2011 s just as impressive, he went 6IP, gave up no runs while striking out 6 batters with a Fb touching 85MPH which was deceptively fast. He also showed a very good feel for hic change and an inate ability to get out of jams.  CF Chris Van Brandt- Sarasota, FL 2011 led SWFL at the plate by gong 2-3 with a run scored and SB.   
7/16/2010 2:52:27 PM

The East Cobb Astros 16U continued their impressive tournament run behind the strong right arm of David Sosebee- Cleveland, GA 2011 who tossed 5IP striking out 11 batters while giving up just one hit and now walks to get the 7-1 victory over En Fuego Baseball. Sosebee was 89-90mph with his FB, showed a plus body, plus arm, good sharp cb at 73mph and was very effective throughout the game.  Reliever Kyle Carter LHP Midland, GA 2012 came in to throw the final 2IP, touching 88mph with his Fb and 69mph cb, and a good ability to throw 3 pitches for strikes.  The Astro hitters were led by Catcher Trey Benefield- Cedartown,GA 2011 who kept his hands inside the ball well, has a good body, and showed good bat speed.  DH Jared Walsh- Duluth, GA 2011 showed a plus body, good bat speed, and good swing path while going1-2, 2RBI, 2R, and a BB on the day.  Tyler Odem- Hattiesburg, MS 2012 led En Fuego Baseball by going 2-3, 2 doubles showing a good swing, good bat speed, and solid consistent contact.   
7/16/2010 2:09:50 PM

Game number 71 of the 2010 17U BCS Finals was between the Texas Drillers and the Florida Diamond Pros. In the top of the first inning, the Texas Drillers would get off to a hot start. Matt Danton and Lucas Feddosan would put together back to back singles that would drive in a run. The Drillers would score two in the first. The Diamond Pros right fielder, Bonilla, would answer with a solo shot in the bottom half. After one it was 2-1 Drillers.

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.


 
Thursday, July 15
7/20/2010 7:50:32 AM

Cyclone Baseball faced off against the IBAHS Knights in the 56th game of the 2010 17U BCS Finals. The game was dominated by IBAHS starting pitcher Joel Alnira. Alnira pitched a complete game against Cyclone Baseball. In his seven innings of work he allowed just five hits and zero runs. He struck out six batters, while his fastball hit 88 mph on the gun. It was noted that Alnira compares very well to major league pitcher Livan Hernandez. He showed good control of all his pitches. The Knights would take the game 3-0. 
7/18/2010 4:48:34 PM

Game 74: South FL Elite Squad Red - WOB

Tyler Martin (RHP Jacksonville, FL 2012) pitched six strong innings, allowing three hits and one run while striking out four and walking just one while picking up the win.  The right hander pounded the corners and kept hitters off balance with his solid changeup.  His fastball hit 84 MPH.

WOB catcher PJ Axtell (Jacksonville, FL 2011) went 2-for-3 with two doubles, a run and three RBI to lead the offense in their 7-2 win. 
7/16/2010 2:02:28 PM

The Elite Squad scored four runs in the third inning to jump ahead of Triple Threat 4-2.  They would hold the lead for the win.  Kyle Pitts (2011 Coral Springs, FL), Skyler Fox (2011 Davie, FL), Michael Leech (2012 North Miami Beach, FL) and Ben Arkin (2011 Coral Springs, FL) all had singles in the four run third inning.

Derek Vetere (2011 Margate, FL) picked up the win on the mound for The Elite.  He went four innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on six hits while striking out three. 
7/16/2010 1:24:59 PM

Mustangs' catcher Justin Wall (2011 Fort Worth, TX) came up big twice for the DBAT Mustangs against Palm Beach Select today at Terry Park.  The last two innings of the game were intense and every seat was filled around Clemente Field.  The Mustangs were down 6-0 when Wall stepped to the plate to lead off the bottom of the sixth inning.  Wall led off with a triple and scored when the next batter, Brandon Clounch (2011 Lewisville, TX) drove him in with a single to kick off a six run rally that would give The Mustangs a 6-5 lead heading into the seventh inning. 

Palm Beach would then take the lead on a Bradley Emery (2012 Palm Beach Gardens, FL) RBI double in the top of the seventh inning, bringing the drama to a climax.  Justin Wall led off the bottom of the seventh in clutch fashion like he did just an inning before.  Wall drove in the winning run on a walk off double that scored Ryan Lowe (2011 Southlake, TX) who reached on a double, causing an erruption amongst The Mustangs fans. 
7/16/2010 1:04:22 PM

Third baseman Kyle Smith (2011 Lake Worth, FL) drove in three runs in Palm Beach PAL's 5-2 victory over The Florida Hardballers today at Riverdale High School.  Smith went 2-for-4 with a two run single in the second inning and an RBI single in the sixth, giving his team a 5-2 lead. 

For the Hardballers, catcher Bryan Evans (2011 Newberry, FL) hit a two run home run, which was about it for The Hardballer offense in the loss.

Palm Beach had two pitchers that deserve credit in the win.  Left hander William Strode (2011 Parkland, FL) started the game and went three strong innings of nearly perfect baseball.  He allowed one hit and struck out six in dominating fashion.  Left hander Peyton Walsh (2010 Boynton Beach, FL) followed and went two innings and didn't allow a run or hit.  He struck out two and walked one. 
7/16/2010 12:48:25 PM

The CBC Storm used a trio of pitchers to contain The All American Prospects' lineup at Terry Park today.  Right hander David Beck (2011 Jacksonville, FL) started the game and went two innings, allowing just one hit.  He struck out three and walked two.  Left hander Nathan Koslowski (2011 Jacksonville, FL) followed and pitched four innings of four hit baseball, allowing now runs and striking out five.  Right hander Ryan Logue (2011 St. Johns, FL) pitched the final frame without allowing a hit or run and struck out one batter to preserve the 6-0 shutout for CBC Storm

Offensively for CBC Storm, shortstop Drew Weeks (2011 Green Cove Springs, FL) went 2-for-3 with two doubles, two runs and two RBI to lead The Storm.  Chris Teifer (2011 Ponte Vedra Beach, FL) went 2-for-3 with a run, RBI and a stolen base and left fielder Michael Babb (2010 St. Johns, FL) went 1-for-2 with a double and two RBI. 
7/16/2010 11:09:11 AM

Extra hitter and third batter in Team Mizuno's lineup, Luis Benitez (2010 San Juan, PR) went 2-for-4 with a double, GRAND SLAM, a run and five RBI to lead Team Mizuno to a 9-6 victory over The Houston Banditos.  Winning pitcher Cesar Orgando (2010 Bayamon, PR) also had a monster day at the plate.  He went 3-for-3 with a solo homer in the third inning. 

Center fielder, Lee, homered at the top of the order for The Houston Banditos.  He scored twice and had two RBI. 
7/16/2010 9:58:56 AM

Outlaws' shortstop Jake Little (2011 Franklin, TN) wasn't so little in The Outlaws' win over The Long Island Storm.  Little had a big game at the plate.  He went 2-for-4 with a double and a two run blast in the fifth inning, giving the Outlaws a 13-7 lead over The Storm.  Left fielder Dylan Toscano (2011 Spring Hill, TN) also had a great game.  He went 2-for-4 with two runs, two doubles and an RBI.  Second baseman Adam Lee (2011 Franklin, TN) went 2-for-3 with a triple, two runs and two RBI.

For The Long Island Storm, shortstop Thomas Roulis (2011 New Hyde Pk., NY) went 2-for-3 with a double, run and two RBI.  Catcher Jake Thomas (2011 Merrick, NY) had a clutch two run single in the fourth inning, and he also walked which drove in another run, giving him three RBI on the day. 
7/16/2010 9:42:43 AM

The Homeplate Chillidogs and Florida Diamond Pros (Gold) had no shortage of power in their 5-5 tie at Estero High School yesterday.  The Chillidogs had two players hit bombs in the game, Weslowski and HandWeslowski hit his solo shot in the fifth inning and two batters later, Hand hit a shot of his own, driving in two runs.

For The Diamond Pros, Carlos Sosa (2011 Miami, FL) went 1-for-3 with a two run blast in the sixth inning to start the rally that led the Pros to a tie with The Chillidogs. 
7/16/2010 9:29:01 AM

Designated hitter Eric Peterson led all batters with four RBI for The South Bergen Mets.  Peterson went 3-3, with a double, a homer and three runs in a power display at Estero High School Thursday.  Third basemen Ryan Karl also had a great day at the plate.  He hit ahead of Peterson and went 3-for-3 with three runs and a stolen base, setting up two of Peterson's RBI.

For South Florida Elite (Black) third baseman Kevin Knapp (2011 Coral Springs, FL) went 2-for-3 with three runs, a walk, stolen base and RBI at the top of Elite's lineup.  Catcher Jason Hepple (2011 Margate, FL) went 1-for-2 with a run, walk and two RBI.

 
7/16/2010 8:59:45 AM

Second baseman Jared Sundook led the Sout Florida Elite Squad (Grey) with three RBI from the third spot in the lineup.  Sundook went 2-for-3 with a double and three RBI.  The Elite benefitted from two unearned runs from errors by the Storm infielders.

For The Long Island Storm, center fielder Michael Ferranti (2011 Rockville Centre, NY) went 2-for-3 with two doubles and a run from the lead off spot to pace his offense.  He was followed in the lineup by second baseman Thomas Roulis (2011 New Hyde Pk., NY) who went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI.

For The Elite, Sundook and Dipentima  pitched three scoreless innings combined.  Dipentima picked up the win and Sundook got the save. 
7/16/2010 8:46:48 AM

Center fielder and lead off man for The East Cobb Rays, Juan Montana, had a monster day at the plate to lead The Rays to a 13-2 win over SWFL Baseball.  Montana went 4-for-5 with two doubles, a homer, two runs and four RBI at the top of the order, setting the pace for a major offensive game for The Rays.  Shortstop Chesny Young (2011 Atlanta, GA) went 2-for-4 with two runs, a double and two RBI and catcher Jamie Ritchie (2011 Buford, GA) went 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI.

Blake Stevens (RHP, 2011 Atlanta, GA) started the game and went the distance on the mound for The Ray's win.  Stevens went five innings, allowing just two runs on seven hits and striking out eight.  He did not walk or hit a batter. 
7/16/2010 8:30:51 AM

Triple Threat Baseball scored five unearned runs Thursday against The 6-4-3 DP Cougars.  Triple threat took advantage of the Cougar errors and turned them into runs.  Center fielder Chris Elander (2011 Oviedo, FL) went 2-for-2 with a run, stolen base and two RBI to lead Triple Threat.  Third basemen Tyler Warmoth (2011 Longwood, FL) went 2-for-3 with a double, a run and two RBI.

For the Cougars, second baseman Tyler Andrews (2011 Marietta, GA) went 1-for-3 with a double and three RBI.

 
7/16/2010 8:20:15 AM

Bradley Emery (LHP, 2012 Palm Beach Gardens, FL) and Brooks de Montluzin (LHP, 2012 Palm Beach Gardens, FL) each threw three innings in their 6-1 win over Cyclones Baseball.  Emery allowed just one hit and struck out two batters while de Montluzin allowed just one run on three hits and struck out five in his three innings of work. 

Right fielder Ryan Harris (2011 Jupiter, FL) went 2-for-3 with a double, a run and an RBI.  Shortstop Ronnie Southard (2010 Jupiter, FL) went 2-for-3 with an RBI. 
7/16/2010 7:59:33 AM

The Dallas Yankees looked more like The New York Yankees against En Fuego Baseball Thursday.  The Yankees scored 19 runs on 16 hits in their batting practice against En Fuego Baseball.  Only one Yankee hitter didn't have a hit and six Yankees had multi-hit games.  Designated hitter Mark McCants (2011 Flower Mound, TX) went 3-for-4 with two runs, three RBI and two steels.  Center fielder Tyler Eagar (2011 N. Richland Hills, TX) went 2-for-4 with a homer, two runs and two RBI.  Right fielder Justin Steelman (2011 Owasso, OK) went 3-for-4 with three runs, a double and an RBI.  Catcher Jarrard Poteete (2011 Muskogee, OK) went 2-for-3 with three runs, a double and three RBI.

En Fuego Baseball had four players hit home runs, but three were solo shots, and they managed to score just seven runs in the game.  Third baseman Odon went 2-for-3 with a homer.  Center fielder Brandon Peterson (2012 Daphne, AL) had a homer.  Shortstop Toby Thomas (2012 Eight Mile, AL) had a two run homer and right fielder Will Franklin (2011 Mobile, AL) hit a solo home run. 
7/16/2010 7:37:51 AM

Dan Pochmara (RHP, 2010 Farmington Hills, MI) threw a gem for The South Oakland A's yesterday at Red Sox 5-Plex.  Pochmara went six innings, allowing just two hits to pick up the win and a quality start.  He struck out five and walked two, keeping The Diamond Pros offense to a minimum.

Pochmara also helped his cause offensively with a sac fly to right field in the fifth inning.  Left fielder Mike Dolloff (2011 Davison, MI) went 2-for-4 with a run and two RBI to lead the A's.  Catcher Greg Fettes (2011 Madison Heights, MI) went 2-for-2 with a run, a walk and a stolen base in the 7-1 victory. 
7/16/2010 7:14:48 AM

The Homeplate Chillidogs utilized timely hitting and strong pitching to narrowly escape the New Jersey Marlins 4-1 Thursday.  Designated hitter Drew Wesolowski went 1-for-3 with a key RBI single in the first inning.  Left fielder Chris James went 1-for-2 with another key run batted in with a single in the fourth inning.

The Marlins matched The Chillidogs hit total of eight, but managed to only score once in the game.  Designated hitter, B. Benecke, went 2-for-3 with a double and a run in the loss and right fielder, A. Quiles, went 1-for-2 with a double and RBI.

The Chillidogs got a strong performance off the mound out of their starting right hander Poitivent.  Poitivent went four innings, allowing one run on four hits and striking out three for the win.  J. Gillis, a left hander, came in for the final two innings and picked up the save.  He allowed three hits and struck out four. 
7/16/2010 6:51:56 AM

The Orlando Scorpions could do no wrong Thursday against The Deleware Diamonds.  They envoked the eight run mercy rule and ended up winning 12-2 in the fifth inning.  The Scorpions dominated offensively and on the mound.  Woods, Carter and Boysfield led the way for Orlando.  Woods, the center fielder, went 1-for-2 with two runs, two RBI and a stolen base.  Carter, the catcher, went 1-for-2 with a run and three RBI and Boysfield, the right fielder, went 1-for-3 with a solo homer in the second inning.

Finley (RHP 2011) started the game on the mound and went two innings allowing no runs and no hits while striking out one.  Finley changed speeds effectively by hitting 88 MPH on his fastball and 74-76 on his changeup, keeping the hitters off balance.

Gomber and Meyer, both right handers (2011), went two innings, allowing two runs on a hit and striking out one.  Nuss (RHP 2011) came in and closed the door against the Diamonds in the fifth inning.  Nuss struck out the side and brought some serious heat.  He was 91-93 MPH on the radar gun.

 
7/16/2010 6:15:19 AM

The Dallas Tigers had a tough time trying to contain CBC Storm's offense Thursday at Red Sox 5-Plex.  The Storm had eight hits and came through in run scorring situations to score eight runs.  Nathan Kozlowski (2011 Jacksonville, FL) went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI and first baseman Chris Teiffer (2011 Ponte Vedra Beach, FL) went 1-for-2 with two runs and a solo home run in the top of the fourth inning.

The CBC pitching duo of starter Jason Chitwood (RHP, 2012 Orange Park, FL) and reliever David Bryant (RHP, 2011 Jacksonville, FL) kept the Tiger lineup in check.  Chitwood went five innings, allowing three runs on three hits and striking out five.  He also walked three and hit three batters.  Bryant threw two scoreless and hitless innings and struck out two batters to close the door on The Tigers. 
7/16/2010 5:54:26 AM

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.

 
7/15/2010 8:41:57 PM

The East Cobb Astros needed just five innings to take care of The Texas Drillers 11-0.  Jared Walsh (LHP, 2011 Duluth, GA) took care of The Drillers' offense.  He pitched a complete game (5 innings), shut out, allowing just one hit.  He struck out ten and walked two batters. 

First basemen Tucker Simpson (2012 Oxford, AL) hit a three run homer in the second inning, and an RBI single in the third inning to go 2-for-2 with four RBI and lead the Astros offensively.  Lead off man and center fielder Josh Hart (2013 Snellville, GA) drove in three runs with a triple in the third inning.  He went 2-for-3 with a run in the game. 
7/15/2010 8:21:46 PM

Bombers' right hander Austin Williams was on the top of his game today against The East Cobb Cubs.  Williams pitched a complete game (5 innings) without allowing a hit or a run and striking out three.  He walked three and hit three batters. 

Offensively for The Bombers, center fielder Zach Jackson (2011 Tampa, FL) had two RBI on a single in the second inning to start things off.  Designated hitter Joey Rodriguez (2012 Miami, FL) went 2-for-2 with a double, run and an RBI.  Pinch hitter Robbie Pelaez (2011 Miami, FL) batted in the fifth inning and cracked a solo home run.

 
7/15/2010 8:15:31 PM

The Marucci Elite demonstrated their pitching depth by throwing a combined no-hitter to down the Swamp Baseball 8-1.  All 3 Marucci pitchers were impressive starting with LHP William Newton- Baton Rouge, LA 2011 who tossed 2IP striking out 5 batters and showing good command and straight change to keep hitters off balance. RHP Chase Reeves- Caledonia, MS 2011 relieved Newton to come in and throw 2 more scoreless innings and striking out 4 with a FB that was up to 84mph, with good change and 12-6 cb.  RHP Connor Castellano- Shreveport, LA 2011 came into throw the final 3IP and striking out 6 batters respectively showing a 84mph Fb with some run, and a tight slider at 75mph.  The Marucci bats were led by CF- Mason Robbins-  Leakesville, MS 2011 who showed plus bat speed with a good quick swing, he can play. 3B- Connor Castellano also impressed scouts with his athletic body, runs well, and good aggressive swing. 
7/15/2010 8:03:45 PM

Center fielder Jacob Nueschaefer (2011 Elryia, OH) and first basemen Kyle Hagerich (2011 Amherst, OH) both hit homers for The North Coast Vipers today, but The Vipers still only managed to score four runs in the game and lost 10-4.

For the Astros of East Cobb, designated hitter Jared Walsh (2011 Duluth, GA) hit a home run of his own, a two run shot in the seventh inning.  He ended up going 2-for-3 with a double, home run, run scored and two RBI for the game to lead the Astros.  He was followed by catcher Trey Benefield (2011 Cedartown, GA) who went 3-for-4 with a double, two runs and two RBI.

 
7/15/2010 7:34:39 PM

First baseman Jon Martinez (2011 Miami, FL) and third baseman Joe Youngross (2011 Boca Raton, FL) combined for seven base hits and eight RBI for The Florida Pokers today at Red Sox 5-Plex.  Jon Martinez went 4-for-4 with two doubles, three runs and four RBI, including the game winning two run double in the sixth inning.  Youngross went 3-for-4 with a double, two runs and four RBI of his own. 

For Jacksonville, right fielder Taylor Betros (2011 Jacksonville, FL) went 3-for-3 with a triple, two runs and two RBI.  Designated hitter Hayden Hurst (2012 Jacksonville, FL) went 1-for-3 with a three run triple in the first to shift some momentum the Warrior's way.  The Warriors were down 11-8 in the bottom of the seventh, and rallied for two runs before it was cut short by three straight outs. 
7/15/2010 7:18:21 PM

The Orlando Scorpions utilized a pretty balanced offensive attack in their 10-4 win over the South East Texas Gladiators today at FGCU.  Eight batters reached base with a hit, and all but one reached base in any other way.  The shortstop Slater went 1-for-2 with two runs, a triple, an RBI and a stolen base.  He was followed by the catcher, Carter, who went 1-for-3 with a double, a run and two RBI.  Designated hitter, Pollack, added life at the bottom of the order going 2-for-2 with a double, run and RBI.

The Gladiators had just three hits in the game, thanks two Scorpion pitching.  Right hander, Oset, pitched two innings and got the win in relief.  He didn't allow a run or hit and struck out two.  Right hander, Strittmatter closed the game with all zeros on the board over one inning of work. 
7/15/2010 7:02:35 PM

Spencer Klein (RHP, 2011 Dallas, TX) pitched 5.1 very strong innings to earn the win against the IBAHS Knights at Bishop Verot today.  Klein allowed just one run on three hits while striking out six and walking four.

The DBATS Mustangs only had three hits on the day, but managed to score five runs due to walks and errors.  First baseman Blake Woodson (2011 Richardson, TX) got things going for the Mustangs with a two run homer in the first inning.  He also had two walks on the day.  Shortstop Joey Swanner (2011 Frisco, TX) and right fielder Tyler Liss (2011 Sherman, TX) had the other two hits for the Stangs, both were singles in The Mustangs' 5-1 win over IBAHS. 
7/15/2010 6:53:00 PM

In what proved to be a very exciting game at Bishop Verot High School, The Florida Hardballers edged out the Dulin Dodgers 8-7 in a slugfest.  Designated hitter Graham Cason (2011 Gainesville, FL) hit two home runs, a solo shot in the second inning and a two run homer in the fifth.  He went 3-for-3 with two runs and three RBI on the day to lead the Hardballers.  Right fielder AJ Mazzurco (2011 Gainesville, FL) also homered in the game.  He went 2-for-3 with a double, home run, two runs and three RBI to match Cason's total for the day.

For the Dulin Dodgers, designated hitter Brandon Demerest (2011 Scottsdale, AZ) went 2-for-3 with two runs batted in.  Catcher Holt Perdzock (2012 Cordova, TN) went 3-for-4 with a run and an RBI.  Center fielder Trevor Haggard (2011 Jackson, TN) went 2-for-2 with a double, run and two RBI. 
7/15/2010 6:36:13 PM

South West Florida Baseball got a very strong performance out of left handed starter Matt Picucci (2011 Naples, FL) against Florida Bombers (Blue) today at the Twins Complex.  Picucci went six innings, allowing just two runs on four hits for a quality start.  He struck out five and picked up the win in a very solid outing off the mound.

For SWFL, left fielder Chris Van Brandt (2011 Sarasota, FL) led off the game and went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI in the top spot.  Third baseman Dylan Wyantt (2011 Osprey, FL) went 2-for-4 with a run and two RBI in the three spot and Ryan Withstandly (2012 Ft. Myers, FL) batted cleanup and went 3-for-4 with three singles. 
7/15/2010 6:22:56 PM

Palm Beach County PAL led the first four innings of their game against Bullets Baseball without any noise from the Bullet's offense.  But, with a three run lead in the top of the sixth, Bullets Baseball got a much needed lift from their catcher, Collin Todd (2011 Lake Charles, LA).  Todd drove in The Bullets' first run with a clutch triple in the top of the fifth inning.  The next batter, Kade Van Norman (2011 Kinder, LA) drove in Todd with an RBI single, but was thrown out at second trying to stretch his single into a double - a costly error for Bullets Baseball's rally.  The rally ended soon thereafter, and Bullets Baseball fell to Palm Beach County PAL 3-2.

On the mound for Palm Beach PAL to start the game was John Underwood (RHP, West Palm Beach, FL) who went two innings, didn't allow a run and struck out five.  Underwood picked up a win and Bradley Borosak (RHP, 2011 Jupiter, FL) pitched to just one batter to earn the save.

First baseman Michael Tallet (2011 Boca Raton, FL) went 2-for-2 with a run and stolen base in Palm Beach's win.

Jacob Williams (RHP, 2011 Iowa, LA) was saddled with the loss for Bullets Baseball.  Williams pitched a solid four innings, allowing three runs on four hits.  He walked two and hit two batters. 
7/15/2010 6:19:39 PM

Palm Beach County PAL led the first four innings of their game against Bullets Baseball without any noise from the Bullet's offense.  But, with a three run lead in the top of the sixth, Bullets Baseball got a much needed lift from their catcher, Collin Todd (2011 Lake Charles, LA).  Todd drove in The Bullets' first run with a clutch triple in the top of the fifth inning.  The next batter, Kade Van Norman (2011 Kinder, LA) drove in Todd with an RBI single, but was thrown out at second trying to stretch his single into a double - a costly error for Bullets Baseball's rally.  The rally ended soon thereafter, and Bullets Baseball fell to Palm Beach County PAL 3-2.

On the mound for Palm Beach PAL to start the game was John Underwood (RHP, West Palm Beach, FL) who went two innings, didn't allow a run and struck out five.  Underwood picked up a win and Bradley Borosak (RHP, 2011 Jupiter, FL) pitched to just one batter to earn the save.

First baseman Michael Tallet (2011 Boca Raton, FL) went 2-for-2 with a run and stolen base in Palm Beach's win.

Jacob Williams (RHP, 2011 Iowa, LA) was saddled with the loss for Bullets Baseball.  Williams pitched a solid four innings, allowing three runs on four hits.  He walked two and hit two batters. 
7/15/2010 4:55:48 PM

Caleb Kellog (RHP, 2010 Bridge City, TX) diffused the Bombers today at Cypress Lake High School with his 90 MPH fastball.  Kellog pitched five innings, allowing just one unearned run on four hits while striking out eight in The SunDevils' 7-3 win over The Florida Bombers. 

The SunDevils had just six hits in the game, but had plenty of stolen bases to capitalize on four walks and two hit batters.  Shortstop Zach Green (2012 Rocklin, CA) went 1-for-2 with a double, sac fly and two RBI.  Right fielder Derrian James (2011 Port Arthur, TX) went 1-for-2 with two runs and two stolen bases.

For the Florida Bombers (Blue) first baseman Louis Reyes (2011 Port St. Lucie, FL) went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI to lead his team. 
7/15/2010 4:54:23 PM

Caleb Kellog (RHP, 2010 Bridge City, TX) diffused the Bombers today at Cypress Lake High School with his 90 MPH fastball.  Kellog pitched five innings, allowing just one unearned run on four hits while striking out eight in The SunDevils' 7-3 win over The Florida Bombers. 

The SunDevils had just six hits in the game, but had plenty of stolen bases to capitalize on four walks and two hit batters.  Shortstop Zach Green (2012 Rocklin, CA) went 1-for-2 with a double, sac fly and two RBI.  Right fielder Derrian James (2011 Port Arthur, TX) went 1-for-2 with two runs and two stolen bases.

For the Florida Bombers (Blue) first baseman Louis Reyes (2011 Port St. Lucie, FL) went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI to lead his team. 
7/15/2010 4:52:42 PM

Caleb Kellog (RHP, 2010 Bridge City, TX) diffused the Bombers today at Cypress Lake High School with his 90 MPH fastball.  Kellog pitched five innings, allowing just one unearned run on four hits while striking out eight in The SunDevils' 7-3 win over The Florida Bombers. 

The SunDevils had just six hits in the game, but had plenty of stolen bases to capitalize on four walks and two hit batters.  Shortstop Zach Green (2012 Rocklin, CA) went 1-for-2 with a double, sac fly and two RBI.  Right fielder Derrian James (2011 Port Arthur, TX) went 1-for-2 with two runs and two stolen bases.

For the Florida Bombers (Blue) first baseman Louis Reyes (2011 Port St. Lucie, FL) went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI to lead his team. 
7/15/2010 3:53:52 PM

Left fielder JP Maracani (2011 Pinckney, MI) led the Jays by going 1-for-3 with a three run home run in the sixth inning to put the Jays on top 9-5.  Center fielder Donnie Eaton (2011 Ann Arbor, MI) also had a solid day at the plate.  Eaton went 2-for-3 with a three run triple, a run and stolen base. 

For the All American Prospects, third baseman Zach Tillery (2011 Naples, FL) went 2-for-3 with an RBI in the loss for the Prospects. 

The Blue Jays got two solid performances off the mound from starter Chris Ostrowski (RHP, 2011 Canton, MI) and closer Will Nimke (RHP, 2011 Ann Arbor).  Ostrowski pitched the first two innings of the game allowing just one hit and striking out five.  Nimke was called upon in the sixth inning and didn't allow a hit or a run and struck out two.   
7/15/2010 3:05:20 PM

The Franklin Outlaws met up against the Orlando Scorpions Black on Thursday. The Outlaws would take the game 9-3. The Outlaws were lead by a big day from third baseman Cody Hartley (3B, Pleasant View, TN, 2011). Hartley went 3-3, with two runs and four runs batted in. Two of those runs batted in came off of a two run home run he hit in the 5th inning. Jake Little (SS, Franklin, TN, 2011) went 2-3, with two runs sored and two runs batted in. He also hit a double and drew a walk. Zander Wiel (1B, Murfreesboro, TN, 2011) went 1-3, wit a run and a run batted in. Preston Carter (CF, Brentwood, TN, 2011) went 1-3, with one run and one walk.

Brian Miller (RHP, Franklin, TN, 2011) got the win for Franklin Outlaws. Miller pitched a complete game, all seven innings. He allowed three runs on eleven hits. Miller struck out eight batters. 
7/15/2010 3:03:51 PM

CTX Baseball and The Ohio Elite dueled to a tie in their first matchup today on day two of the 17U BCS finals.  Extra hitter Tyler Till (2012 Dale, TX) batted in the sixth spot for CTX and went 2-for-2 with a run and two RBI.  Left fielder Chris Rodriguez (2012 San Marcos, TX) went 2-for-4 with a double in the game. 

For Ohio, right fielder Nick Sergakis (2011 New Albany, OH) drove in three RBI with a double in the fifth inning to take the lead by two, only to see the lead slip away in the top of the sixth. 
7/15/2010 12:13:30 PM

World of Baseball and the Dallas Yankees ended up in a 5-5 tie on Thursday. The starter for the Dallas Yankees was Tanner Allgood (RHP, Arlington, TX, 2011). Allgood pitched four innings. He allowed five runs on seven hits. Allgood struck out three hitters. He would walk two batters. Pitching for World of Baseball was Beau Hilton (LHP, Jacksonville, FL, 2011). Hilton threw 4 2/3 innings. He allowed four runs on six hits. Hilton struck out three batters and walked four. Hilton also hit two batters.

Tommy Prosch (DH, Flower Mound, TX, 2011) went 2-3 on the day. He scored two runs and drove in three. He hit a two run homerun in the second inning. He was the Yankees best hitter.

World of baseball was lead by Mac Helmsworth went 1-3, with one run and two runs batted in. Pj Axtell went 1-2, with one double. He also drove in one run. 


 
7/15/2010 11:35:59 AM

The 35th game of the 2010 BCS 17U Finals was between FTB Mizuno and the Houston Slam. This was a pitchers duel through the first five innings. After five innings, the score was 1-1. In the sixth inning, the game became one sided in a hurry. FTB Mizuno scored nine runs in the sixth and final inning. Final score was FTB Mizuno 10 and the Houston Slam 1.

Addison Russell (SS, Pace, FL, 2012) for FTB Mizuno is a flat out stud. Russell was 3-4 on the day. He scored three runs, and o yeah he hit two home runs in the game. He drove in four runs. He had a great approach to every at bat. He displayed quick hands and great power. It was a monster day from Addison Russell. Daniel Vogelbach (1B, N Ft. Myers, FL, 2011) also hit a bomb. Vogelbach was 1-3, with one run and two runs batted in.   
7/15/2010 11:20:48 AM

The 36th game of the 2010 17U BCS Finals was between the Cape Coral Cannons and the New England Firebirds. The Firebirds would get held scoreless in the first three innings of play.  In the fourth inning the Firebirds would score two runs. Brad Tiernan (1B, Stratham, NH, 2012) would drive in one on his RBI double. Bobby Marchand (RF, Dracut, MA, 2011) would drive in Tiernan on a single.

The Firebirds would score two more in the sixth inning. Marchand would drive in another run in this inning. Cape Coral however, would double up the Firebirds score. The Cannons scored eight runs off of eight hits. They also drew five walks. Cape Coral's Nick Rivera (3B, Cape Coral, FL, 2012) went 2-4 with two runs. He had a double and a triple in the game. He also drove in two runs. Catcher Felix Lopez (C, Naples, FL, 2011) went 3-3, with two doubles and two runs batted in. Right fielder Tyler Bender (RF, Cape Coral, FL, 2012) was 1-3, with two runs and three runs batted in.

DJ Schleicher (RHP, Cape Coral, FL, 2011) got the win for the Cannons. He pitched a complete game. Gave up four runs on five hits. He struck out six and walked six.
 
7/15/2010 11:00:57 AM

The 37th game of the 17U BCS Finals, was between the Florida Diamond Pros and the North Coast Vipers. The Diamond Pros would take this ame 11-8. The Diamond Pros saw big days from several players to Thursday. Jason Bonilla (RF, Hialeah, FL, 2011) went 2-3 on the day. He scored one run and drove in a team high three runs. Third Baseman Tony Davila (3B, Miramar, FL, 2012) was 2-3 at the dish. He also drove in two runs. Center fielder Dereck Rodriguez was 2-3, with two runs and one run batted in. He also drew one walk and stole one base. The designated hitter, Darian Fernandez (DH, South Miami, FL, 2011) had a solid 1-2 day. He scored two runs and drove in one. Second baseman, Robert Fuentes (2B, Barbara Goleman, FL, 2012) went 1-2, with a run scored and one run batted in.

Taking the win on the mound was right hander John Tellini (RHP, Pembroke Pines, FL, 2011). Tellini pitched 3 2/3 innings for the Diamond Pros. He gave up six runs, three of which were earned. He allowed seven hits, while striking out five and walking two. 

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.

 
7/15/2010 10:36:13 AM

The 30th game of the 17U BCS Finals was between the Florida Bombers and Swamp Baseball. This game would not lack for offensive in anyway. Swamp Baseball would score nine runs, and lose the game. The Bombers did exactly as their name implies. They bombed the baseball all day long. The Bombers would score 17 runs in the game to take it 17-9.

The Bombers were lead offensively by many players, but none had a bigger day then Anthony Duran (1B, Miami, FL, 2011). Duran would go 2-3, with two runs scored. He ripped a triple and a bomb shot in the third inning. Duran finished the day with five runs batted in. Zach Jackson (CF, Tampa, FL, 2011) had a big time day also. Jackson would go a perfect 2-2 at the plate. He drove in two runs and crossed the plate three times himself. He also drew a walk. Manny Silveira (C, Miami, FL, 2011) went 2-3, with two doubles and one run. He also drove in two runs.

Dillon Maya (RHP, Miami, FL, 2012) threw 3 innings for the Florida Bombers. He allowed just two runs on five hits. Only one of those runs were earned.  
7/15/2010 10:15:57 AM

The En Fuego Baseball Team battled the South Florida Elite on Thursday. Through the first three innings of this baseball game, it looked like it was going to be a very quick and very low scoring affair. That idea would hit the brakes very quickly. In the top of the fourth inning, Brandon Petersen (CF, Daphne, AL, 2012) would rip a triple to get things going for the En Fuego. Tyler Odem (3B, Hattiesburg, MS, 2012) was the very next batter for the En Fuego. Odem showed quick hands, turning on the inside fastball a drilling a double that scored Petersen. Two batters later, it was left fielder Matt Zambo (LF, Mobile, AL, 2011) that would come through for his team, with an RBI single. After three and a half it was En Fuego with a 2-0 lead.

In the bottom of the fourth, Mike Pierson (SS, Coral Springs, FL, 2011) lead of the inning with a single. It would be a Brandon Raaf (1B, Coral Springs, FL, 2011) sacrifice fly later in the inning that would score Pierson. South Florida Elite was just able to get one run in the bottom half of the inning. After four innings of play it was the En Fuego 2 and the Elite 1.

After a scoreless top of the fifth by the En Fuegos, the South Florida Elite would finally wake up. Kyle Harrington (C, Davie, FL, 2011) lead off the inning with a walk. Harrison Franetic (LF, Pembroke Pines, FL, 2011) would then rip a double to the opposite field. Ryan Lozada (CF, Pembroke Pines, FL, 2011) would drive in a run off of a single that would tie the game up. Adam Mund (RF, Weston, FL, 2011) would come up to the plate next. Mund had a great at bat. He knew what his role was in this spot. Not trying to do to much, Mund hit a high fly ball to centerfield. Driving in a run on the sacrifice fly. Mike Hoeft (2B, Pembroke Pines, FL, 2011) would then drive in another as he hit a single. It was a total team effort from South Florida Elite in the fifth, and that would continue right into the sixth.

In the sixth, Brandon Raaf started off the inning with a walk. Later in the inning, Lance Kirschenbaum (DH, Parkland, FL, 2011) would also draw a walk, to put runners on first and third. It was then a Kyle Harrington single that would drive in Raaf.  Harrison Franetic would do the same, as he drove in Kirschenbaum on a single. Harrington would go on to score on a wild pitch and the Elite would go on to win 7-2.

Right hander, Kevin Quintana (RHP, Miami, FL, 2011) got the win on the mound for the Elite. Quintana competed very well in the five innings he pitched. He gave up two runs on six hits in the game. He also struck out five batters. Quintana's fastball hit 86 mph on the gun. He seemed to get stronger as the game went on.

 
Wednesday, July 14
7/15/2010 8:44:58 AM

Third baseman Matt Gonzalez (2012 Acworth, GA) and left fielder Jacob Bruce (2011 Woodstock, GA) went yard for the East Cobb Astros Wednesday.  Gonzalez hit a solo bomb in the fourth inning, he also stole three bases in the game.  Bruce hit a three run shot in the second inning, to give The Astros a seven run lead.

Astros' left hander Matthew Crownover (LHP, 2012 Ringgold, GA) pitched a shortened complete game (5 innings), allowing just two hits and striking out five. 
7/15/2010 6:40:25 AM

Marucci Elite faced the Flordia Bombers on Wednesday. Bombers pitcher, Steven Harrison (RHP, Boca Raton, FL, 2011) got the win in the game. He pitched all seven innings of the game. Only allowing two runs on seven hits. Harrison only struck out one, while walking six. Marucci Elite would lose the game 5-2.

Leading the way for the bombers was first baseman Anthony Duran (1B, Miami, FL, 2011). Duran was 2-3, with three runs batted in. Third baseman, Alexis Rivas (3B, Miami, FL, 2011) and left fielder Eric Jhones (LF, Miami, FL, 2011) both went 1-3, with one run and one RBI in the game. Jhones also stole two bases in the game. 

Kelby Blalock claimed the loss for Marucci. Blalock pitched a comple game and only allowed six hits. He gave up five runs in the game. Blalock struck out six batters, while walking three. His fastball touched 81 on the gun.   
7/15/2010 6:30:11 AM

Swamp Baseball and the East Cobb Cubs met up Wednesday. On the hill for the Cubs, was Sam Raphael (LHP, Marietta, GA, 2011). Raphael would shut down the Swamp in this game. He threw all five innings of the game. Allowing just one run on five hits. He struck out eight batters and walked three. He had a calm mound presence and a smooth delivery. Raphael worked quick out on the mound.

Ross Hampton (C, Roswell, GA, 2011) had a good day at the dish for the Cubs. Hampton was 1-3, with two runs scored and two runs batted in. Left fielder, Blaine Broth (LF, Dunwoody, GA, 2011) had a very good day. He was 2-3, with a game high three runs batted in. He also had a doube and scored one run. The Cubs put together eight hits in four innings. They also drew four walks.

Claiming the loss was right hander Paul Bretton. Bretton pitched two innings, allowing three runs, one earned, on three hits. Bretton struck out one and walked two.  
7/15/2010 6:20:13 AM

CTX Baseball absolutely pounded the ball on Wednesday in their game against the Florida Pokers Scout Gray. Connor Dwulet (CF, New Braunfels, TX, 2012) went 1-4, with two runs and one run batted in. Second baseman Aaron Collins (2B, Georgetown, TX, 2012) crushed the ball. Collins was 3-3, with two runsscored. He drove in a game high five runs. Which included a two run bomb hit in the fourth inning. Chris Rodriguez (OF, San Marcos, TX, 2012) also knocked one out in the game. Rodriguez was 3-3, with a double and a bomb. He scored two runs and also drove in two runs. First Baseman Tyler Till (1B, Tex Dale, TX, 2012) was 2-3, with one run scored and four runs driven in. CTX Baseball put together twelve hits throughout the course of the game. Picking up the win was right hander Brian Hicks (RHP, Marble Falls, TX, 2012). Hicks through all four innings of the game. The mercy rule was put into place. He allowed four runs on four hits. He also struck out three and walked two.  
7/15/2010 6:04:22 AM

The 21st game of the 2010 17U BCS Finals featured the South Bergen Mets and Triple Threat Baseball. Triple Threat came out hot, hanging seven runs on the Mets in the first inning. From there, they would cruise to an easy 10-4 win.  Austin Fisher (MIF, Orlando, FL, 2011) had himself a 2-4 day at the plate.  Fisher drove in one run and also scored one. Fisher legged out a triple as well. Chris Elander (RHP, Oviedo, FL, 2011) went 1-2, with a double. Elander drove in two runs as well. Vinnie Leuzzi (1B, Winter Springs, FL, 2011) went 2-3, with a run and two runs driven in. Mitch Barati (DH, Orlando, FL, 2013) was 1-3, with one run scored and two runs driven in.

Chris Fee (RHP, Orlando, FL, 2011) picked up the win on the mound. Fee pitched four innings in the game. He gave up three runs, two of which were earned. He gave up six hits and struck out four.

The Mets Jesse Baiza went 2-3, with one run and one RBI. First baseman Eric Peterson  was 2-3, with one RBI. Right hander, Lawless claimed the loss in the game. Lawless pitched two innings. He gave up eight runs, five of which were earned. He allowed five hits and struck out two, while walking five.  
7/15/2010 5:48:39 AM

The South Florida Elite were shut out by the 643 DP on Wednesday, 5-0. Starting the game for the 643 DP was right hander James Lively (RHP, Marietta, GA, 2011. Lively pitched five innings. He did not allow a single run on the five hits he gave up. Lively struck out nine and walked three. Lively hit all corners and showed three effective pitches. Right hander Wade Marcy (RHP, Acworth, GA, 2011) came in relief of Lively in the sixth. Marcy pitched two innings, not allowing a run or a hit. He struck out two and also walked two. He came in and shut the door. Not only did Marcy shut the door with his arm, he also shut the door with his bat. Marcy went 1-2, with a game high three runs batted in. Left fielder Kenneth Reynolds (Alpharetta, GA, 2011) drove in the other run of the game. Reynolds was 1-2, with a double. He had one RBI and one run.  
7/14/2010 9:14:15 PM

In the 16th game of the 2010 17U BCS Finals, the Michigan Blue Jays faced off against the CBC Storm. In this game the storm would be to much for the Blue Jays. The Storm would score five runs in the second inning to really put the game out of reach. The Storm would take the game 9-3. Kyle Bird (LHP, Orange Park, FL, 2011) got the win for the storm. Bird pitched two innings, allowing one hit and zero runs. He struck out three and walked one. Deric Sosa (RF, Middleburg, FL, 2011) produced a big day for the Storm. Sosa went 2-3, with one run and two runs batted in. Austin Tuttle (EH, Fleming Island, FL, 2011) added a 2-2 day at the dish. Tuttle also drove in one run. 

Scott Williams (LHP, Somerset Center, MI, 2011) took the loss for the Blue Jays. Williams pitched one plus innings for the Blue Jays. He allowed three runs, two of which were earned, on just one hit. Williams struck out one and walked three. Will Nimke (3B, Ann Arbor, MI, 2011) went 2-3, with one run. Right fielder Dennis Olszewski (RF, Ann Arbor, MI, 2011) added a 1-2 game. Olszewski also had one RBI, BB, and SB in the game.   
7/14/2010 9:00:16 PM

The 24th game of the 2010 17U BCS Finals did not lack in offense. The Florida Diamond Pros faced off against the NJ Marlins. The Diamond Pros would take this game 12-9. Chris Rio Pedre (SS, Miramar, FL, 2011) got the Diamond Pros off to a hot start when he belted a lead off solo homerun in the first innng. Brandon Sordo (EH, Miramar, FL, 2011) had a perfect 3-3 day at the plate. Sordo also drove in a game high four runs. Left fielder, Christian Rodriguez (LF, Miami Lakes, FL, 2011) added a 3-3 day. He scored two runs and also drove in two. Center fielder, Angel Navarro (CF, Miramar, FL, 2011) also went 3-3 at the dish. He scored three runs and stole one base. The Diamond Pros put together 12 hits and four walks in the game.

For the NJ Marlins, second baseman Jack Whaley (2B, Middletown, NJ, 2011) had a big day. Whaley went 2-4, with one run and three runs batted in. Third baseman Jared Graziano (3B, Manalapan, NJ, 2011) went 2-3, with two runs and two RBI. Center fielder, Andrew LaMura (CF, Brick, NJ, 2012) also went 2-3, with two runs batted in. He scored on run. It was a big offensiveay for both teams, but the Diamond Pros were able to scratch out a few more runs to take the victory. 
7/14/2010 8:47:03 PM

In game 10 of the 2010 17U BCS Finals we got to see a treat from a young talented right hander. Mitchell Anderson (RHP, Tucker, GA, 2011) started on the hill for the East Cobb Rays on Wednesday, and he did not disappoint. Anderson fired a complete game no hitter against the Florida Bombers Blue team. Anderson did a great job of getting ahead in the count in the game. He showed solid velocity on his fastball, hitting 82 mph on the gun. He delivery was smooth and effot free. Anderson struck out nine batters in his five innings of work. He walked two batters in the game. It was a terrific performance from this young kid.

The East Cobb Rays gave Anderson plenty of run support in the game. The Rays scored ten runs, on nine hits. Catcher Jamie Ritchie (C, Buford, GA, 2011) went 1-3, with a double. He scored one run and drove in a game high three runs. Second baseman Chesny Young (2B, Atlanta, GA, 2011) and right fielder Drew Weprinsky (RF, Atlanta, GA, 2011) both added 2-3 days at the dish. They both also drove in one run and scored one run. It was a very impressive day for the Rays. 
7/14/2010 6:27:34 PM

The Tampa Sun Devils walked five times in their 6-4 victory over South West Florida.  Four of those walks came around to score and ruined what could have been a good day for the SWFL pitching staff.

Derrian James (2011 Port Arthur, TX) went 2-for-3 and drove in one of those four runs that came about from walks.  Third basemen Quinton Evans (2011 Orange, TX) went 1-for-2 with a run, RBI, and a walk.  Second basemen Trevin Sonnier (2011 Beaumont, TX) went 1-for-3 with a double, and also drove in a run that reached base from a walk.

Third basemen Dylan Wyant (2011 Osprey, FL) hit a home run in a day filled with home runs around both age divisions in the tournament.  Wyant went 2-for-2 with two RBI and a run to go with the homer. 
7/14/2010 5:59:54 PM

Nick Sergakis (2011 New Albany, OH) left the yard twice in his team's victory over The Jax Warriors at Riverdale today.  Sergakis drove in three runs off those two home runs.  He also scored twice in the game.  Driving in the other run for the Ohio Elite was third basemen Jared Leet (2011 Powell, OH).  Leet hit his teams third home run of the game in the fourth inning, driving in himself for what would turn out to be the winning run for the Elite.

Tyler Stage (RHP, 2010 Powell, OH) picked up the win in a quality start over seven innings.  He allowed just three runs (one earned), on six hits while striking out nine and nearly shutting down the Warriors completely.  Stage hit 84 MPH on the radar gun. 

Shortstop Chris Waddell (2012, Glen St. Mary, FL) drove in a run for the Warriors, going 1-for-3 at the plate. 
7/14/2010 5:45:37 PM

Jacob Neuschafer was the story for the North Coast Vipers against the Texas Drillers today.  Neuschafer (2011 Elyria, FL) went 3-for-3 with two home runs, a run, walk and three RBI to go with a stolen base at the top of the order for the Vipers in their 14-6 win over Texas.  He was followed in the order by Sawyer Polen (2011 Wooster, OH) who went 2-for-3 with two doubles, two runs, a walk and two RBI.

Also going yard for the Vipers was first basemen Jon Sas (2011 New London, OH).  Sas hit a two run blast in the fifth inning, puting the Vipers up by seven runs. 

For The Texas Drillers, second basemen Lucas Fedderson (2011 The Woodlands, TX) drove in two runs with a double.   
7/14/2010 4:34:46 PM

The Long Island Storm came into the top of the sixth inning down five to nothing, when finally, the offense started clicking.  Right fielder Joe Duarte (2011 Port Washington, NY) led off the inning with a triple, he would score two batters later on a single by center fielder Michael Ferranti (2011 Rockville Centre, NY).  Second basemen Thomas Roulis (2011 New Hyde Pk, NY) followed Ferranti with a single.  Roulis went 3-for-3 with a run in the game.  Later in the inning, in his first at bat of the game, pinch hitter Tyler Murphy (2011 Islip, NY) came up big with a two run single, bringing the game within reach for the Storm.  The Storm's rally ended thereafter and the game was called because of the two hour time limit in the bottom of the sixth inning.

For the victorious Orlando Scorpions,  right hander Jace Herrera pitched three scoreless inings to pick up the win.  He struck out five and hit 87 MPH on his fastball.

The Scorpions had just six hits in the win, but benefitted from walks and a two run homer by right fielder Mike Hennessy
7/14/2010 3:28:54 PM

Right hander Matt Leber (2011 West Palm Beach, FL) picked up a win in a five inning gem against the Dallas Tigers today at Estero.  Leber allowed just one run on three hits while striking out five, walking just one and hitting one as well.  His only blemish was a solo home run by catcher Dillon Cartwright (2011 Red Oak, TX).  Leber hit 84 MPH in the win and threw three other pitches for strikes.

The Tiger pitching struggled against the All American Prospects.  The Prospects combined to reach base by either a walk or a hit by pitch 11 times in the game.  They had just four hits as a team, but because of the lack of control of the Tiger's staff, they were able to score ten times.

Third basemen Zach Tillery (2011 Naples, FL) went 1-for-1 with a run, three RBI and two walks to lead the Prospects.  Designated hitter Giovanny Alfonzo (2011 Port St. Lucie, FL) went 1-for-3 with a double, a run and two RBI. 
7/14/2010 3:14:44 PM

The South Florida Elite Squad's top five  hitters in the lineup had just one hit against The Franklin Outlaws today at Terry Park.  Despite just one hit from the top of the lineup, the bottom half carried the team to an 8-4 win.  The bottom of the order (6-10 hitters) went 7-for-11, scoring seven times. 

In the seventh spot, center fielder Andrew Hernandez went 2-for-2 with three runs scored.  Ricky Roman, the extra hitter, went 2-for-3 with an RBI in the ninth spot and DH Kyle Schmidt went 1-for-2 with two runs and a double in the tenth spot.

Right hander Cory Johnson got touched up a bit in the win, but still had a solid performance over four innings of work.  He allowed five hits, three runs and struck out four while walking two batters.  His fastball reached 87 MPH.

For the Outlaws, who managed just six hits in the loss, left fielder Griffin Moore (2011 Lascassas, TN) led the way with a two run single in the second inning.  Right fielder Andrew Cash (2011 Brentwood, TN) went 2-for-3 with two runs. 
7/14/2010 3:04:07 PM

The FTB Mizuno team battled to win a hard fought victory over the Cape Coral Cannons.  FTB RHP Rob Whalen- Haines City, FL 2012 was consistently 84-87mph while touching 90ph.  Whalen showed good mecanics and mound presence with a good repeated delivery to shout down the Cannons over 7IP with 5Ks and 0BB, and scattering 5 hits. 1B- Daneil Vogelbach- N. Ft. Myers, FL 2011 led the offensive attack going 1-3 with a double showing his good bat speed and good left handed swing.  3B Dante Bichette- Orlando, FL 2011 showed plus bat speed, good strength and smooth swing by going 1-3 with an RBI as well.  Leadoff hitter SS Addison Russell- Pace, FL 2012 added to the cause going 1-2 witha sb, and HBP.  Russell showed good bat speed, plus speed and good arm strength in the field.  Cape Coral Cannons 3B Nick Rivera- Cape Coral, FL 2012 showed good bat speed, good power and good baserunning while going 2-3 with a long HR for the only Cannon run. 
7/14/2010 2:46:52 PM

The Palm Beach Select rolled to a 9-1 victory behind the impressive power of RF- Ryan Harris- Jupiter, FL 2011 who had 2 big HRand 5 RBI to lead the way.  Harris has a projectable build and plus power with a very good patient approach at the plate.  Palm Beach Elite RHP Nick Szapucki-Palm Beach Gardens, FL 2012 went 5 strong innings giving up only 1 R, 3Ks.  His FB was 84-85 mph with a tight spin on his cb at 70mph and throws strikes.   LF Justin Bailey- Jupiter, FL 2011 showed his power goig 1-3 with a long HR.  Bailey has an athletic build and opposite field power.  IBAHS Knights Catcher Robert Conception- showed calm hands behind the dish, athletic build, and has quick bat speed going  1-1 with BB and SB on the day.   
7/14/2010 2:07:10 PM

 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. 

 
7/14/2010 2:00:24 PM

Palm Beach County and the Dulin Dodgers met up in game number 11 of the 2010 17U BCS Finals. Palm Beach County won the game with ease. Pitcher Kyle Smith (RHP, Lake Worth, FL, 2011) dominated the game for Palm Beach. Smith pitched a complete game, five innings. He allowed one run on just three hits. Smith also struck out nine batters, while walking two. His fastball hit 90 mph on the gun. Smith looked stronger and stronger as the game went on.

Palm Beach County was lead offensively by Brad Borosak (3B, Jupiter, FL, 2011). Borosak was 3-3, with two runs scored. He also drove in one run and had a double. Michael Tallet (DH, Boca Raton, FL, 2011) was 2-2, with two runs scored. He drove in two runs and walked once. The big day however, was produced by Jordan Brinson (RF, Royal Palm Beach, FL, 2011). Brinson was 2-3, with a three run homerun in the fourth inning. Brinson ended up with four runs batted in and one run scored. Catcher JC Coban (C, Boca Raton, FL, 2011) added a solid 2-2 day. Coban drove in one run and also scored one run.

Final score 9-1, in favor of Palm Beach. 
7/14/2010 1:48:35 PM

The Homeplate Chili Dogs got a win over the South Oakland A's on Wednesday. The Chili Dogs defeated the A's 2-1, in what became a battle of the pitching staffs. The Chili Dogs started Josh Baker who would claim the win. Baker pitched 4 innings and did not allow a single hit or run. Baker also struck out just one. Two more pitchers would see action in the last two innings, combining for just one run given up on just two hits.

The A's sent out pitcher Mike Dolloff who claimed the loss, even though he only gave up two runs on just three hits.  He also struck out three batters. Paul Lobur pitched the last three innings for the A's. He did not give up a single run and only allowed one hit. He struck out one batter.

The Home plate Chili Dogs were lead offensively by Josh Wallace. Wallace was 1-2, with one run batted in. DH Joel Van Ash was 2-3, with a double. Van Ash scored one run and also drove in one.

The A's were lead by left fielder, Bobby Pardon who went 1-3.  
7/14/2010 1:32:35 PM

The Houston Slam outlasted the New England Firebirds 6-4 in pool play actions behind the hitting of 1B- Preston Warner- Beaumont, TX 2012  show showed a good body, good bat speed with solid hard contact, going 2-3 with a R scored on the day.  RHP Justin Anderson- Houston, TX 2011 earned the win on the mound going 4IP, 2H, with 2Ks.  Anderson's FB touched 87mph with good long arm action, hard cb at 76, easy delivery and change for strikes to keep the Firebird hitters off balance.  Anderson also helped himself at the plate showing a great body, plus bat speed, ball jumps off his bat with hard contact while going 1-2, 2B, R, RBI, BB on the day.  3B Jacob French-  Kingwood, TX 2011 also showed plus bat speed, good frame, good pop while going 1-3 with a double.  Firebirds SS David Ruggiero- Peabody, MA 2011 showed a plus arm, good atcions defensively and good hard solid contact the plat e going 2-4 at the plate. 
7/14/2010 1:11:42 PM

The South Florida Elite Squad pushed across 2 runs in the top of the final inning to go ahead 8-7 in a win over the Dallas Yankees. Dallas Yankees LHP Billy Waltrip- Braggs, OK 2010 was 83-86mph with his FB, loose arm action, good arm side run, and solid mechanics. RHP Chad Nack- Sanger, TX 2011 was 85-86mph with a live FB and high 3/4 arm slot.  Dallas Leadoff hitter David Bloodworth- Dallas, TX 2011 showed a good eye at the plate, good speed and quick bat goig 2-2 on the day with a double, rbi, and 2 R's scored.  SFL Elite 2B- Mike Pierson- Coral Springs, FL 2011 good bat speed at the plate with his 2-3 day at the plate.   
7/14/2010 12:11:35 PM

In game number 3 of the 17U BCS Finals the Delaware Diamonds met up against the SE Texas Gladiators. Pitching for the Gladiators was left hander Kody Smith (LHP, Orange, TX, 2011). Smith started off the game on fire. Smith went three up and three down, through the first three innings. The Gladiators were able to score two runs in the first three, to take a 2-0 lead after three. In the fourth the Diamonds finally got to Smith. The Diamonds would score two runs, off of just one hit, to tie up the game. In the bottom half of the inning, Bubba Maxwell (CF, Vidor, TX, 2011) would score to give the Gladiators the 3-2 lead. In the final inning of play, it was a Brock Niggebrugge (SS, Bear, DE, 2011) RBI single that would tie up the game.

The game would end in a 3-3 tie. Kody Smith for the Gladiators would pitch the complete game, giving up just three runs, two of which were earned. He gave up five hits, while striking out 6.  
7/14/2010 10:46:37 AM

The Florida Hardballers downed Bullets baseball 7-2 in the opening of pool play for the 17U BCS Finals. RHP Joseph Adel- Newberrry, FL 2011 Good body, 3/4 arm slot, was strong over 5IP of work with 6 ks.  Adel was 84-85 mph with his FB, and good cb at 71mph, and showed good mound presence.  RF Bryan Evans- Newberry, FL 2011 showed a plus body, good strength and went 1-2 with a double and run scored.  OF-Tae Singletary- Madison, FL 2011 showed a fast bat, smooth swing, plus body to impress scouts.  Bullet CF- Adam Angelle- Lafayette, LA 2011 showed plus arm strength, good bat speed, good speed and good baserunning instincts, he went 1-2 with a triple and 2 RBIS.