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2010 18U BCS Finals



18u BCS Finals

 



Monday, July 19
7/20/2010 10:24:51 AM

Game 154: Quarter finals - South Florida Elite - East Cobb Braves

Braves' right handed starter Brady Anderson shut down The South Florida Elite offense Monday at Terry Park.  Anderson pitched a complete game shutout (7 innings).  He allowed just two hits, struck out eight and walked four batters in his near, no hitter.  Anderson consistently got ahead in the count with his 88 MPH fastball and threw his slider and curve ball mix as an effective out pitch.  He threw a lot of ground ball outs and just four balls left the infield in The Braves' 5-0 win over South Florida Elite. 
7/20/2010 10:07:41 AM

Game 155: Quarter finals - Bullets Baseball-Dulin Dodgers

Bullets Baseball catcher Mike Fahrman went 2-for-3 with two runs, a walk and an RBI from the five spot in the order in The Bullets' balanced attack against The Dulin Dodgers Monday in their 7-6 win.

Third baseman Art Knight provided some pop at the bottom of the order and went 2-for-4 with two runs, and two RBI, helping his team advance to the semi finals.

Preston Overbay homered for The Dodgers in the loss,  His two run shot came in the third inning.  He also hit a single in the game.

 
7/20/2010 9:49:09 AM

Game 156: Quarter finals - Team Mizuno of PR - SWFL Baseball

SWFL's left handed starter, Cameron Griffin, dominated Team Mizuno's offense Monday at Terry Park in their quarter finals matchup.  Griffin pitched a complete game (7 innings), allowing just five hits and no runs.  He struck out 12 batters, giving him 20 strikeouts in 10 innings for the tournament.  He walked two and hit one batter.  Griffin threw his fastball in the 88-89 MPH range and kept it low, throwing a lot of ground ball outs.  He also had a hard curve and nice changeup to compliment the heat.  He allowed just two extra base hits in the game.

Offensively, Garrett Greenwell hit a solo homer in the fourth inning to help push SWFL to their 3-0 win. 
7/20/2010 9:41:16 AM

Game 157: Quarter Finals - East Cobb Angels - St. Louis Pirates

Pirates' right handed starter, Ryan Daniels, pitched a gem against The East Cobb Angels Monday at Terry Park.  Daniels limited The Angels to just seven hits over his seven inning complete game.  He allowed just one run while striking out six.  He struck out six and did not walk a batter.  Daniels used an aresnal of three solid pitches, an 85 MPH fastball, hard curve ball and good changeup. 
7/20/2010 9:10:43 AM

Game 158: 18U Semi Finals - St. Louis Pirates - East Cobb Braves

The East Cobb Braves and St. Louis Pirates semi final game required 9 innings to be completed Monday at Terry Park Stadium.  The Braves were down 6-3 heading into their final frame in the bottom of the seventh inning.  Things were starting to look desparate for The Braves offense and The Pirates were almost tasting victory.  But, the first two batters in the inning reached base on a hit by pitch and a fielder's choice, when center fielder Michael Hodorowski stepped in and provided some late inning heroics.

Hodorowski stepped to the plate and cracked a three run homer to tie the game in dramatic fashion, errupting The Braves faithful in the stadium.  A homer in Terry Park Stadium is a pretty big shot, as the shortest distance to any fence is 350'.  Both teams didn't score in the eight inning and The Pirates failed to score in the top of the ninth, once again setting the stage for a dramatic inning. 

Hodorowski continued his clutch factor and led off the bottom of the ninth with a single, his third hit of the game.  He then stole second base.  The next two hitters walked and the winning run scored on a fielder's choice by Brandon Stephens, leading The Braves to the championship game. 
7/20/2010 8:56:17 AM

Game 159: SWFL Baseball - Bullets Baseball

SWFL Baseball advanced to the championship of the 18U BCS Finals yesterday on the shoulders of first baseman Garret Greenwell.  Greenwell cracked a two run homer in the fifth inning of SWFL's 8-5 victory over Bullets Baseball.  He ended up going 2-for-3 with a run and three RBI in the game, proving to be productive from the fourth spot in the lineup.  Center fielder Kyle Zech also had a great game from the top of SWFL's order.  Zech scored three times, had two hits including a triple, and drove in two runs to help lead SWFL's offense. 

For Bullets Baseball, catcher Andrew Widell went 2-for-4 with a run and two RBI from the fourth spot in the order.  Tyler Ding, The Bullet's second baseman and three hole batter, went 3-for-3 with a double, run and an RBI in a losing effort. 
7/20/2010 8:40:27 AM

Game 160: 18U BCS Championship Game - East Cobb Braves - SWFL Baseball

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Javier Baez and Travis Higgs were the driving force behind The East Cobb Braves' 8-0 shut out of SWFL Baseball in the 18U championship game yesterday at City of Palms Park.  Third baseman, Javier Baez (home run derby champion) homered in his first at bat, driving in The Braves' first run of the game.  He hit an RBI double in his next at bat and that was all SWFL Baseball needed to see before they started to pitch around him.  He walked in his final at bat.

Baez was also named the tournament MVP:
15-26 (.577), 9 R, 9 RBI, (4) 2B, 3 HR, SB, 2 BB


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Travis Higgs
started the game for The Braves, and finished it as well.  He pitched a complete game (five innings) shut out.  He allowed just three hits, struck out one and walked three.  Higgs kept hitters off balance with his sharp breaking ball, diving changeup and 89 MPH fastball.

Michael Hodorowski and Alexander Cruz each drove in a pair of runs for the victorious Braves.  Cruz had two RBI singles and Hodorowski had an RBI single and sac fly.

SWFL Baseball had an amazing run throughout the tournament, and although they came up short in the championship game, they had an MVP as well.

Pitcher Cameron Griffin was named the tournament's most valuable pitcher:
2 W, CG, 10 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 20 K, 3 BB


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7/19/2010 2:40:28 PM

The rain delay is over and play is under way at the 2010 18U BCS Finals Championship. The East Cobb Braves are beginning to run away with the game. The score is now, 7-0 in favor of the Braves.  
7/19/2010 2:07:53 PM

The 2010 18U BCS Finals Championship is currently in a rain delay. 
7/19/2010 1:42:39 PM

After the second inning, the score is East Cobb 1 and SWFL 0. In the bottom of the second, third baseman Javier Baez destroyed a ball to deep left field. Baez's solo shot was gone by a mile. The shot gave the Braves the early lead. 
7/19/2010 1:38:33 PM

After the first inning of play, the East Cobb Astros and SWFL baseball are tied at 0-0. Starting pitcher for East Cobb Braves Travis Hicks, and Will Anderson for SWFL both looked sharp in the first. 
Sunday, July 18
7/20/2010 2:23:11 PM

Cape Coast Canes offense puts on a show against South FL Huskies with 16-6 win

The South Florida Huskies had a 4-1 lead after the first inning but it was short-lived as the Cape Coast Canes scored six in the second and added nine more in the third. The Canes offense was led by Michael Olavarria and Chris Biocic who combined for nine RBIs. Olavarria was 3-3 with two triples, a home run, six RBIs, and three runs scored.

Pitcher Mitch Matunas earned the win for the Canes. For the Huskies offense, DH Riera had two runs scored and EH Pagnotti had two RBIs.
 
7/20/2010 1:08:29 PM

Brandenberger allows just 1 run over 7 as SWFL Baseball takes down the Tampa Bay Warriors 5-1

The SWFL Baseball 18u's, led in offense first baseman Garret Greenwell's 2-run homer as well as third baseman Brad Fiegiez and left fielder Brendan Collins.  Fiegiez was 1-3 with a double, an RBI, and a run scored while Collins was 2-3 with a run scored.  The two runs scored in the third inning were all SWFL pitcher Jake Brandenberger really needed as he gave up only one run on five hits in the 7-inning outing.

For the Warriors, starting pitcher Thomas Dorminy (L) only allowed two runs (one earned) in four innings pitched, but that was enough to take the loss.  Despite being on the losing end, Dorminy threw up to 87 mph with his fastball and teammate Jason Carmichael (2012 grad) hit 89 mph in relief.
 
7/20/2010 1:07:30 PM

Triple Threat Baseball met Chet Lemon's Juice in game 145 of the 2010 18U BCS Finals. The story of this game would be the great pitching from Chet Lemon's Juice pitching staff. S. Heirman started on the mound for Lemon's Juice. He threw four innings in the game. Allowing just one run on five hits. He struck out five batters, while walking two. Austin Corbitt would come on to finish the final two innings. Corbitt did not allow a run on just one hit. He struck out three and did not walk a single guy. They would only allow Triple Threat to get one run. The Lemon's Juice would give them plenty of run support also. 

Chet Lemon's Juice would score eight run on just five hits. They drew nine walks in the game and had two batters get pegged. Coward went 1-3 with one run and one RBI. Zach Turner was 1-1, with one RBI. 

Final Score 8-1, in Favor of the Lemon's Juice. 
 
7/20/2010 12:48:53 PM

Jacksonville Warriors 7-run second inning makes for easy win over High Performance

The Jacksonville Warriors rallied together seven runs before the first out was ever made in the second inning against the High Performance 18U's.  HP pitcher Will Borregard took the loss while the Warriors' Tyler Murphy earned the win.  Murphy gave up three hits in three scoreless innings before Will Olive kept the shutout going for the final two innings, giving up just one hit.  Warriors first baseman Nic Reedy and shortstop Aaron Silber helped lead the team's offense with 2-2, 2 RBI performances, including a solo home run by Reedy.
 
7/20/2010 12:33:27 PM

Atkinson, Widell lead Bullets Baseball to 8-4 win over Dawgpound

Dawgpound starting pitcher and leadoff hitter Gavin Gallardo scored the first run of the game and led the offense with a two-for-three day that included an RBI and two stolen bases, but would take the loss after allowing five earned runs in three innings pitched.  The Bullets scored three to take the lead in the first thanks in part to a leadoff double by center fielder Ryan Atkinson which was followed by an RBI triple by shortstop Matt Brandy.  Atkinson was 2-3 on the day with an RBI, a walk, and two runs scored.  Second baseman Tyler Ding chipped in, scoring three times from a hit, two walks and a HBP. 

Winning pitcher Matt Niel threw four innings and gave up just one earned run on three hits.  Ding also pitched two innings for the Bullets, giving up just one hit and zero runs.
 
7/20/2010 12:03:39 PM

Wigberto Nevarez leads Team Mizuno Puerto Rico offense to 12-0 win over World of Baseball

Mizuno catcher Wigberto Nevarez hit a 3-run home run in the first to get the offense going against World of Baseball.  Nevarez was 3-3 on the day with the homer, a double, four RBIs, and two runs scored.  Left fielder Jovany Padilla added a double, a walk, an RBI, and a run scored.  Third baseman Luis Benitez also went 2-2 with a walk and scored all three times.  Kelvin Rivas pitched all four innings for Mizuno, gave up just two hits and didn't allow a run while striking out 11.  His fastball topped out at 88 in addition to a 77-79 mph changeup.  Lefty Cameron Grimsley took the loss for WoB.


 
7/20/2010 11:42:47 AM

Game 106: Team Xtreme - Team Connecticut Blue Jays

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and Jackson Fameree, along with Alexander, drove in seven runs in Xtreme's 13-0 win over The Blue Jays Sunday.  The Fameree brothers combined to go 3-for-7 with three runs and five RBI.  Alexander went 3-for-4 with a double, two runs and two RBI from the third spot in the lineup.

Pitchers Cramer and Wong combined to shut out The Jays.  Cramer picked up the win and went four innings, allowing two hits and striking out three.  Wong pitched two innings and allowed just one hit.

 
7/20/2010 11:42:44 AM

Nelson Baseball School walks off with 11-10 win in back-and-forth game against Cherokees

The Chattanooga Cherokees had what would normally be a fairly comfortable lead of 5-1 early, capped by a two run homer by first baseman/right-handed pitcher Derek Murray in the third inning.  Murray was 3-3 on the day with a walk in addition to the homer.  The Nelson Baseball School awoke to take an 8-5 lead in the fourth, but the Cherokees managed to get back on top 10-9 in the seventh with an RBI triple by catcher Dave Kosinski and another RBI by Murray.  NBS would load the bases in the bottom of the seventh, however, and right fielder David Van Horn ended the game with a two-RBI walkoff single.

NBS third baseman Beau Welborn went 3-3 with a double, a walk, and an RBI.  Chattanooga shortstop Zach Zarzour also led the the Cherokees with a 2-2 day including a double, a walk, a sacrifice, an RBI, and three runs scored.  NBS pitcher Blake Bondurant picked up the win, while Derek Murray took the loss for the Cherokeees.
 
7/20/2010 11:08:02 AM

Game 111:  East Cobb Braves - Diamond Devils

East Cobb Braves' right hander Bret Marks pitched a gem in a close game against The Diamond Devils Sunday at Terry Park.  Marks pitched 6.1 innings, allowing just one run on six hits.  He struck out three and walked five batters.  The right hander touched 85 MPH on his fastball in the game. 

Offensively, right fielder Dwight Smith went 2-for-4 with a double and a run to lead the Braves.
 
7/20/2010 11:05:32 AM

Pitcher Martinez leads Sarasota Baseball to 4-1 win over Jacksonville Warriors

The Sarasota offense came through for pitcher Mitch Martinez with a four-run fifth inning.  Martinez, who pitched all seven innings, allowed just two hits and one earned run while striking out eight to earn the victory.  Third baseman and leadoff batter for Sarasota, Lucas Bagnara went 2-3 with an RBI and a stolen base.

Right-handed pitcher Widdows started the game for the Warriors, allowing only one hit and no runs while striking out four with an 82-84 mph fastball.  After three innings pitched for Widdows, Thompson pitched 1 1/3 with a fastball topping out at 86. Thompson allowed a hit and a walk but both would go on to score as he took the loss.
 
7/20/2010 11:00:44 AM

In a classic pitching duel Chad Green of the Pirates out dueled Rentz of the Braves and the St. Louis Pirates edged the East Cobb Braves 2-1 on Sunday July 18th. Green pitched a complete game three hitter for the victory. He allowed one run and stuck out ten braves batters. Lentz worked 4 innings and allowed 1 earned run on 5 hits. The Pirates took control in the third on a sacrafice fly by J. DePew and hung on for the victory. 
7/20/2010 10:52:19 AM

Game 112: Celtics Baesball - Hitters Baseball

Hitters Baseball had just seven hits as a team, and still managed to score 14 runs against Celtics Baseball's pitching staff.  Hitters baseball's lineup was donated nine free passes in the game and seven of those walks came around to score.  Starting pitcher Brandon Hayden walked three times in the game and also drove in a run with an RBI single in the fifth inning.  Off the mound, Hayden breezed through two scoreless innings.

Cleanup hitter, Landon Tenhagen, went 1-for-2 in the game with a two run double in the first inning.  He would later walk and score two runs on the day. 
7/20/2010 10:50:43 AM

In an all Houston Banditos matchup the Houston Banditos 18U edged the Houston Banditos Gold 6-4 on Sunday, July 18th. The Banditos 18U were lead by Guthrie who went 2/3 with 3 RBI and a stolen base. The Banditos 18U rallied from a 4 Run deficit by scoring at least a run in each of the last 4 innings. The Banditos Gold were lead by Vitulli who went 2/3 with a double and a triple. 
7/20/2010 10:39:00 AM

East Cobb Angels top Florida Stars with big first inning

Leadoff batter for the East Cobb Angels, center fielder Trey Rogers, started a six-run first inning with a home run while first baseman Kyle Henderson added two RBIs as part of his three-for-four day.  Second baseman Andrew Mabini also went 2-3 with a double, a walk and two runs scored.  Pitcher Sammy Altman pitched all seven innings to earn the win, giving up just one earned run on four hits while striking out seven.

Stars pitcher Kevin Veras took the loss.  James Simpson, left-handed pitcher, struck out five in three innings of relief for the Stars with a fastball consistently in the low 80's.
 
7/20/2010 10:30:47 AM

The St. Louis Pirates defeated the Florida Bombers 18U 3-1 on Sunday, July 18th behind the strenghth of pitcher Brock Boyher. Boyher pitched a complete game and allowed one earned run on 4 hits while striking out eight Bombers hitters. Boyher topped out at 89 mph despite a smaller frame and displayed a tight slider with velocity at 76mph. The pirates plated their first two hitters of game after a DePew single and a Boyher sac fly this proved enough run suppor to back Boyher strong pitching performance. Tufts took the loss for the Bombers despite throwing 6 innings and strikingout ten pirate hitters. 
7/20/2010 10:23:21 AM

The South Florida Titans tore apart the Florida Bombers Red on Sunday, July 18th 12-3. J.Howard notched the win for the South Florida Titans after piching 3 innings of relief work and allowing no hits and no runs while strking out 3 and walking one. Howard topped out at 83 with his fastball and displayed an above average curveball to boot. Frank Herrer took the loss for the Bombers afther allowing 6 earned runs on six hits. The Titans broke through in the third inning with a five run inning after stringing four consecutive base hits together and never looked back. 
7/20/2010 10:21:44 AM

South FL Elite Squad 18U shut out FL Surge 8-0

The South FL Elite Squad pitching, led by lefty Patrick Grady, allowed just three baserunners while the offense gave them plenty of run support early on.  First baseman Troy Ambros capped the seven-run first inning with a bases-clearing double.  Catcher Tim Remes added a solo home run in the second inning.


 
7/20/2010 10:10:30 AM

Syracuse Sports Zone and Orlando Baseball Academy played to a 2-2 tie on Sunday, July 18th. Syracuse had a balanced pitching effort with seven combined pitchers each thowing one inning of work. OBA pitching was led by Josh Strong who threw 6 innings and allowed seven hits and two earned runs while strking out four and walking one. Strong topped out at 84 mph wtih his fastball and consistantly kept hitters of balance. Syracuse was led offensively by John Howell who went 1/3 with a run, a double and a run driven in. OBA was led by Austin Brick who went 2/3 with a double. 
7/20/2010 10:03:43 AM

The Dulin Dodgers pounded out sixteen hits as they defeated the Cape Coast Canes Sunday, July 18th 12-7. Astin garnered the win for the Dodgers after throwing a complete game and allowing five earned runs on ten hits. Astin struck out seven and walked none while flassing a fastball that topped out at 88 mph. Astin showed a live arm and consistantly pounded the strike zone with all three of his pitches. Bouzais took the loss after he struggled thorugh 1/3 of an inning. Bouzais allowed six earned runs on three hits while topping out at 86 mph. The Dodgers offensive onslaught was led by Carter who collected three hits and scored two runs whil driving in one. The Canes were led offensively by Zarm who went 2/4 with 2 runs scored and drove in three.  
7/20/2010 9:54:11 AM

Post 8 Winter Haven dominated The Naturals 13-1 on Sunday, July 18th. Luke Borders earned the win after throwing 4 innings of one hit ball and allowing one earned run. Borders struck out two and walked three while flashing a fastball that topped out at 84 mph. Gainey took the loss for The Naturals after allowing 8 earned runs in 1.1 innings of work. Gainey topped out in the uppers 70's and struggled with his command throughout the game. Nathan Cruz led the Post 8 charge with 4 RBI on two hits while scoring a run and stealing a base. Demasse was the only Natural to collect a hit going 1/2 with a single.  
7/20/2010 9:46:11 AM

Game Time Academy defeated the East Cobb Braves on Sunday, July 18th 13-7. Game Time Winning Pitcher Tim Holmes threw a complete game while allowing seven earned runs and strking out seven Braves hitters. Holmes topped out at 84 with his fastball and consistantly pounded the zone with strikes. Travis Stout took the loss for the Braves after allowing eight earned runs in 2.2 innings of work. Stout topped out at 83 with his curveball clocking in at 70 mph. Jamel Feliciano led GTA hitters going 2/3 with a run and three RBI while Eric Yavarone paced the Braves hitters going 2/3 with runs scored and a walk. 
7/20/2010 9:10:32 AM

The East Cobb Angels defeated Syracuse Sports Zone 3-2 on Sunday, July 18th. Stukes was the winning pitcher for the Cardinals throwing three innings of relief, while allowing one earned run on no base hits. Stukes did not walk a batter and flashed a fast ball in the mid 80's. Skutch was the losing pitcher for the Syracuse Sports Zone throwing two innings of relief while allowing two earned runs on one base hit. Skutch walked none and topped out at 80 mph with his fastball. Rogers paced the Angles hitters going 2/4 with a run while Leonard led Syracuse going 2/4 with a walk and two stolen bases.  
7/20/2010 9:01:37 AM

Team Mizzuno of Puerto Rico dominated Game Time Academy 13-3 Sunday, July 18th. Jordan Morales was the winning pitcher for Team Mizzuno of Puerto Rico throwing three innings and allowing no earned runs on one base hit. Morales struck out one and walked none while flashing a fast ball in the upper 80's. Janel Feliciano took the loss for Game Time Academy throw 1.1 innings and allowing one earned run on three base hits. Feliciano struck out one and walked one while flashing a fastball in the low 80's. Ivan DeJesus led the way for Team Puerto Rico going 4/4 with two runs, a double, a triple, and three RBI. Brandon Waker paced Game Time Academy going 1/2 with a run and a double. 
7/20/2010 8:48:09 AM

The Dulin Dogers defeated Team Xtreme Sunday, July 18th 9 to 1. Moll was the winning pitcher for the Dodgers throwing a complete game and allowing one earned run. Moll struck out eight, walked none and flashed a fastball that topped out at 90. Alexander took the loss for Team Xtreme while throwing four innings and allowing four earned runs on eight hits. Alexander struck out two and walked two and flashed a fast ball that topped out at 91. Micheal Gunn led the way for Dodgers going 1/3 with two runs, a home run, and three RBI. Lopez paced Team Xtreme going 2/3 with a run, and two stolen bases. 
7/20/2010 8:34:01 AM

SWFL Baseball defeated Sarasota Baseball Sunday, July 18th 11-3. Gahafer was the winning pitcher for SWFL Baseball pitching 5 innings while allowing three earned runs on three base hits. Gahafer fanned 3 and walked one whil topping out at eight-six miles per hous on his fast ball. White was the losing pitcher for Sarasota Baseball throwing 1 inning and allowing 6 earned runs. Greenwell lead the way for SWFL going 1/2 with two runs, three RBI, and a walk. Filipkowski paced Sarasota going 2/2. 
7/19/2010 7:18:27 AM

Game 149: South Florida Elite - Chet Lemon's Juice

Hector Cedano (LHP 2010)
pitched a complete game gem for South Florida Elite Sunday at Terry Park.  Cedano allowed just one run (unearned) on five hits over his six innings of work.  He struck out three and walked just two.  The left hander hit 87 MPH on the fastball and threw two off speed pitches for strikes in effective fashion 
7/19/2010 7:12:34 AM

Game 150: East Cobb Braves 17U - Cape Coast Canes

East Cobb Braves' second baseman Nelson Ward (Marietta, GA 2011) went 5-for-5 at the plate against The Cape Coast Canes Sunday.  Ward scored two runs and had five single in his perfect day at the plate form the second spot in The Braves' order.

Eric Eck (RHP Buford, GA 2010) pitched a strong game for The Braves.  Eck went the distance, (7 innings) allowing four runs on eight hits while striking out five.  He used a mix of three strong pitches and an 88 MPH fastball to keep hitters in check in the win. 
7/18/2010 5:05:46 PM

Game 151 - Playoffs Round One - South Florida Titans at Bullets Baseball

Bullets Baseball advanced to the next round of the playoffs today with a clutch, 10-9 win at Terry Park.  Ryan Atkinson (Lutz, FL 2011), Matt Brandy (Tampa, FL 2011) and Art Knight (Plant City, FL 2011) carried Bullets Baseball in the win.

Atkinson went 2-for-4 with two runs and three RBI.

Brandy went 1-for-3 with a double and two RBI.

Knight went 2-for-4 with a double, two run homer and two runs at the bottom of The Bullets' order. 
7/18/2010 10:17:55 AM

Game 125:  North Florida Bears - Team Tennessee

Team Tennessee endured a seven run second inning from The Bears, and came back with six runs of their own in the bottom of the second.  From that point on, the momentum was all theirs.  For Tennessee, right fielder Brandon Johnson (2010, Memphis, TN) showed some big time power with a double off the top of the left field wall at TP Stadium (355').  Johnson scored two runs in the game and had an RBI.  Taylor Follis (2010, Germantown, TN) started the game at first base and went 2-for-4 with two singles, two runs and two RBI to lead Tennessee.

For the Bears, catcher Isaac Anderson (2011, Tallahassee, FL) drove in three runs with a clutch double in the second inning. 

The pitching wasn't much to speak of in the game, but Hunter Warren (RHP, 2010, Germantown, TN) went four scoreless innings for the win. 
Saturday, July 17
7/21/2010 10:02:46 AM

Expos four-run fifth inning give Bombers the 6-3 win

The North Alabama Expos put together four runs to take a 6-3 lead which they held for the victory after six innings.  First baseman Mitchell Wright and starting pitcher Logan Traylor led the Expos in offense combining for four RBIs.  Traylor pitched four innings, giving up three earned runs on five hits for the no decision.  Casey Lambert pitched a scoreless fifth inning to earn the win.  Leading the Florida Bombers offense, starting pitcher/third baseman Alex Santana went 2-4 with a double, a home run, two RBIs, and a run scored.
 
7/21/2010 9:47:26 AM

Bullets put together six runs for 6-2 win over North FL Bears

Bullets Baseball got it going in the third and fifth innings to pull away from the North Florida Bears and walk away with a 6-2 victory.  Bullets left fielder Anthony Rosello lead the team's offense with a 2-4 day including a double, three RBIs, and going 1-2 in steal attempts.  Second baseman Tyler Ding went 1-2 with two walks, an RBI, and two runs scored.  Bullets pitcher Will Kriby allowed just three hits in four scoreless innings of relief to earn the win.
 
7/21/2010 9:27:22 AM

Dawg Pound lead early, hold on for 5-2 win against Team Tennessee

The Dawg Pound took an early 2-0 lead on a two-run homer by center fielder Mention in the first inning.  The Dawg Pound never lost the lead and pulled away with two runs in the fourth and another in the fifth to win 5-2.  Mention's homer helped lead the offense along with right fielder Rivera who went 2-2 with a walk and two RBI.  Mention was 1-2 on the day with two walks, a stolen base, and two runs scored in addition to the two-run homer. 

Dawg Pound RHP Eggnatz earned the win with six solid innings, allowing only two hits and two earned runs.  Team Tennessee's first baseman Ty Michelotti and catcher Taylor Follis led their team's offense, Michellotti going 2-3 with a double and a run and Follis going 1-2 with a walk and an RBI.
 
7/21/2010 9:12:49 AM

A game-tying RBI double by Team Xtreme's Tyler Alexander in the sixth inning led to a tie between Xtreme and 5280 Baseball.  

The back-and-forth game started with a 3-0 lead for 5280 Baseball in the top of the first. The lead disappeared after the second when Team Xtreme took the lead 5-3.  Down 6-3, 5280 put together two runs in both the fourth and fifth innings to take a 7-6 lead going into the sixth and final inning.  In the bottom of the sixth, Alexander hit an RBI double to tie the game, though Team Xtreme would fail to take the lead and the game ended in a 7-7 tie.  Alexander went 2-4 on the day with three RBI.  Team Xtreme center fielder Jon Rodriguez went 2-2 with a triple, a walk, two stolen bases, and two runs scored. 5280 catcher Jake Bublitz helped lead their side with a 2-3 day including two RBIs.
 
7/21/2010 8:05:15 AM

The East Cobb Braves scored 5 runs in the opening frame on their way to an 8-1 victory Saturday, July 17th. The Braves pounded out four hits in the opening frame highlighted by Martin's two RBI single. The Braves tacked on three more in the sixth inning on Reeves' two RBI triple. The Braves received a quality start from Josh Macurdy who wen six innings and struck out seven. Macurdy allowed two hits and struck out seven while facing twelve Natural's hitters. Reimer suffered the loss for the Naturals. 
7/21/2010 7:56:47 AM

Triple Threat edged the Houston Banditos 6-4 on Saturday, July 17th. Triple Threat added three insurance runs in the top of the seventh to build of of thir 3-2 lead. Triple Threat pounded out 4 hits in the inning highlighted by Greg Matthews RBI single that put Triple Threat up 6-2. The Banditos rallied in the bottom of the seventh scoring twice before Triple Threat shut the door.  
7/21/2010 7:41:56 AM

The East Cobb Angels and Sarasota played to a 1-1 tie on Saturday, July 17th. The pitching duel was a credit to both teams excellent starters. East Cobb started Jordan Brooks who threw seven innings of 4 hit ball while allowing one earned run and striking out ten Sarasota batters. Brooks consistantly located his 87 mph fastball and mixed in an above average curveball. Not to be out done Sarasota countered with K.Curcio who threw seven innings of one run ball while allowing seven hits and strking out nine Angels hitters. Curcio flashed a fastball of 84 and relied on chaning speeds to keep East Cobb hitters of balance. 
7/21/2010 7:27:56 AM

The Tampa Bay Warriors hit early and often Saturday, July 17th on their way to an 11-1 mercy rule victory. The Warriors pounded out four hits and scored four times in the first frame. The inning was highlighted by Dovale's two run RBI double. Warrior pitching was also impressive as Dovale held the Jacksonville Warriors to two hits over five innings while allowing one earned run. 
7/21/2010 7:21:55 AM

SWFL dominated High Performance Saturday, July 17th 13-3 in a mercy rule game. SWFL's offense errupted for six runs in the opening frame after pounding out five hits. The inning was highlighted by Jimmy Correnti's two run single. Correnti finished with three RBI on the day. SWFL pitchers combined for to allow three runs on seven base hits while striking out three and walking none. Borregardo suffered the loss for Team High Performance.  
7/21/2010 6:41:13 AM

Shank, NBS take 7-2 victory of World of Baseball

Nelson Baseball School pitcher Parker Shank pitched six solid innings, striking out seven while allowing two earned runs to get the win.  Shortstop Michael Massi and catcher Tyler Graves added two-run homers to lead NBS on the offensive side.  Massi was 2-3 with a walk and two runs scored in addition to the home run.  Right fielder David Van Horn also had a two-for-three day with a walk, a stolen base, and a run scored.

For the World of Baseball, Wright had a two-for-two day with a double and a run scored while Laglatta and Cameron Grimsley each added an RBI.
 
7/20/2010 1:46:54 PM

Dulin Dodgers put together six runs to overtake Verdero Knights

The Verdero Knights scored the game's first run in the second inning with a three runs led off by a solo shot by first baseman Juan Anziani. The Dulin Dodgers tied it with three runs in the fourth inning and followed up with three more in the fifth.  The lead was enough for RHP Hunter Smith to earn the win.  Smith, a 2011 grad, pitched six innings, gave up three runs on six hits, and hit 86-88 mph with his fastball.  Righty Barrett Astin pitched the seventh and gave up one run to the Knights with his fastball hitting 90 mph.

Catcher Will Allen led the Dodgers offense, going 3-4 with a double and two runs scored.  For the Knights, Sammy Dominguez went 2-3 and scored twice.






 
7/20/2010 1:29:41 PM

Six-run fifth caps South FL Elite Squad route of Hendry County Crush

South Florida Elite Squad pitching shut down the Hendry County Crush, allowing just one hit. Starting pitcher Chris Ross gave up just on hit and no runs in three innings pitched to earn the win.  Josh Grant followed with two hitless innings of relief.  Meanwhile, the offense put together 13 runs, including six in the fifth inning.  Leading the offense, catcher Tim Remes hit a solo home run, walked, and scored twice while Troy Ambros went 2-2 with a double, a walk, a stolen base, and three runs scored.  Center fielder Geoffrey Jimenez and first baseman Mike Callahan added 2 RBIs apiece.
 
7/20/2010 12:25:16 PM

Game #93 had Celtics baseball face off against the Diamond Devils

The Diamond Devils jumped out to a 2 - 0 lead in the first inning. The Celtics came back to tie the game with 2 runs in the third inning. In the fourth inning, the Devils took the lead for good with 2 more runs, highlighted by an rbi triple by Andrew Kinard.  They went on to add 12 more runs in the final 3 innings.  The Devils had seven extra base hits in the game, with four triples and three doubles.  Right handed pitcher, Tommy Winterstein, pitched a complete game. He went seven innings, giving up 2 runs on 5 hits, with 6 strikeouts, while walking three.  
7/20/2010 11:31:41 AM

Game 110: Florida Stars - Jacksonville Warriors Cardinal

Florida Stars' catcher Garrett Kennedy showed he had ice in his veins Saturday in The Stars' 5-2 victory over The Jacksonville Warriors Cardinal.  Kennedy stepped to the plate in the bottom of the sixth inning and cracked a two run homer, lifting his team to a 5-2 lead.   
7/20/2010 10:35:05 AM

Game 162: Consolation - Celtics - South Florida Huskies

Celtics Baseball and The South Florida Huskies met in a consolation match Saturday at the Twins complex.  Ross, the catcher for Celtics Baseball, homered in the game, and drove in three runs to lead The Celt's offense in their 8-5 win. 
7/19/2010 7:23:56 AM

Game 101: Chet Lemon's Juice - Houston Banditos Gold

Chet Lemon's Juice right handed starter D. Smith pitched five innings of scoreless baseball against The Houston Banditos Saturday at Terry Park.  Smith allowed just three hits and struck out three while walking just one in his five innings of work.  He hit 85 MPH on the radar gun and had a nasty breaking ball to go with a solit changeup.

Jonathan Camp batted in the seventh spot in Juice's order and hit a solo homer in the fourth inning.  He also walked and scored two runs. 
7/18/2010 4:17:10 PM

Game 103: Team Mizuno of PR - Chattanooga Cherokees

Adam Knutson (Hixson, TN 2010) of The Chattanooga Cherokees and Carlos Coste (San Juan, PR 2011) of Team Mizuno both hit homers for their respective teams Saturday at City of Palms Park.  Knutson cracked a two run homer in the sixth inning, two go with a single and walk on the day.  Coste hit a solo shot in the seventh inning to tie the game, he also walked and scored two runs. 
7/18/2010 3:18:49 PM

Matt Gray (2011 Loxahatchee, FL)  went 3-for-3 in the Florida Pokers Scout (Navy) loss against The St. Louis Pirates Saturday.  Gray,
a 6'-6" 250 lb left handed batter, had a double and a solo homer in the fifth inning to lead The Poker's offense.  The projectable left handed batter/right handed first baseman combo showed a calm approach at the plate with a swing that will inflate many pitcher's ERA's in years to come. 
7/18/2010 1:59:15 PM

Matt O'Kipney (LHP East Syracuse, NY 2010) dominated off the mound Saturday against The Florida Bombers (red) at the Twins complex.  O'Kipney, a 6'-2", 170 lb lefty, went the distance for the complete game 7-0 win.  He allowed just five hits and didn't allow a run.  He struck out nine and walked four.  The lefty consistently got a head of hitters in the Bombers' lineup, and used his sharp curveball in which he could locate very well to keep hitters off balance. 
7/18/2010 1:40:28 PM

Yard Dawgs' pitcher Cavanaugh did it all for his team Saturday at Riverdale HS.  Cavanaugh started the game on the mound and picked up the win.  He went four innings, allowing just one hit and no runs while striking out eight, walking six and hitting one batter.  He threw a good curveball to compliment his 85 MPH fastball and solid changeup.  He also put some offense on the board for The Yard Dawgs.  Cavanaugh hit a three run homer in the sixth inning, giving his team a 10-1 lead.  He went 3-for-4 on the day in total, with a double, two runs and four RBI. 
7/18/2010 1:19:03 PM

Alex Stiver brought some pop to the middle of The Florida Baseball Academy's order Saturday against The Florida Surge Select at Terry Park, in a game won by The Academy 5-4.  Stiver, the extra hitter in this game, hit a two run homer in the third inning, showing off his power in a stadium with high walls and long distances to all parts of the park.  Stiver ended up going 2-for-2 with an RBI double in the first inning, and a sac fly in the fifth, driving in four runs and leading his Academy to their 5-4 win. 
7/18/2010 1:06:26 PM

Javier Baez showed off his home run swing Saturday against Hitters Baseball at Terry Park.  Baez, who would later win the 18U Rawlings Home Run derby, hit a two run shot to left field in the stadium at Terry Park.  Baez has big time power, as the shortest distance to any wall in the outfield is at least 350' with a high wall.  Baez went 3-for-3 in the game, driving in three runs and scoring twice.  Baez wasn't the only Brave get three hits on the day.  Right fielder Dwight Smith (Peachtree City, GA 2011) went 3-for-3 with three runs and two RBI.   
7/18/2010 12:07:32 PM

The South Florida Titans got major production offensively from the heart of their lineup Saturday against The Orlando Baseball Academy at Estero.  From the fifth spot in the lineup, B. Woody got the power party started with a solo homer in the second inning.  Woody finished with three RBI, going 2-for-2 with three runs.  Z. Gawrych and Johnny Cole hit back to back home runs in the fourth inning, demoralizing the Orlando pitching staff, and driving in four runs.  Gawrych drove in three with his home run and Cole drove in one with his solo shot. 
7/18/2010 11:25:21 AM

Game 105: Gametime Academy-Winter Haven Scouts

The Gametime Academy used a three run sixth inning to take care of The Winter Haven Scouts 7-6 Saturday at Bishop Verot H.S.  Extra hitter Jack Flarety went 2-for-3 with a run and three RBI to lead The Gametime Academy in the win.

Tyler Pike led The Winter Haven Scout Team at the top of the order going 2-for-3 with two doubles and two runs to go with a sac bunt.  Catcher Nathan Mann hit a solo shot in the second inning of their losing effort. 
7/17/2010 9:53:33 PM

18U BCS Fastest Man Champion

Geoffrey Jimenez: SFL Elite Squad

6.48 Seconds

 

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Geoffrey Jimenez tore up the Fastest Man Challenge at City of Palms Park tonight.  The fan favorite ran a 6.48 in the first and 6.49 in the second round to claim the crown.  Tay Jerger (N. FL Blazin Bears) was a close second, with a time of 6.51 seconds. 

 

Here are the times for all participants:

                           First Rd.     Second Rd.
Dylan Woods        7.32

Cody Sexton        7.11

Hunter Fillinghim    7.22

Tay Jerger           6.58          6.51 (2)

Devin Santiago     7.29

Grant Helm           7.06

Mike Simmons       6.84

Blake Bell             6.72

Jacob York           7.24

Jameson Henney    7.12

Tim Hendricks        7.03

Shaun Rubin          7.31

Andrew Stein        7.65

Nelson Ward       6.58            6.60 (4)

Lee Dunnam          7.11

Cody Warren         7.51

Turner Madison      6.84

Danny Brennan      6.75

Bryce Walker       6.61          6.81 (5)

Carson Withum      6.99

John Loenard        6.96

John Howell             6.94

Jordan Rivera         6.65        6.54 (3)

Griffin Datema           6.99

Richie Martin               6.70

Chris Newcomb         6.87

Geoffrey Jimenez  6.48       6.49 (1)  

Tyler West              6.87

Reed Bishop           6.89

Anthony Hunter      7.07

PJ Biocic               6.95

Shane Gordon        6.84

Juan Fuentes         7.19

Collin Hunt             7.11

Cel Ortiz               6.63 (6)       6.63 (6)

Logan Traylor        7.29

Adam Strong         7.17

Michael Fernland    6.86

Joey Brock            7.08

Bradley Cassidy      7.27

Paul Roundtree       6.97

 

 

 

 
7/17/2010 9:30:49 PM

18U BCS Rawlings Home Run Derby Champion:

Javier Baez: East Cobb Braves


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Javier Baez (EC Braves) put on a power display at City of Palms Stadium tonight during the 18U Home Run Derby.  Baez hit 11 total bombs in two rounds, six in the first and five in the second round.  Tyler Ross (Celtics Baseball) came in second with a good showing.  Ross hit five in the first round and three in the second round for a total of 8 home runs.  Johnny Cole (SFL Titans) also made the final round after hitting five in the first round, but failed to leave the park in the final round.
 
Friday, July 16
7/21/2010 8:54:26 AM

Third inning 9-spot by SWFL Baseball leads to 10-1 win over Jax Warriors

Nine of SWFL's ten batters crossed the plate in the third inning as the team cruised by the Jacksonville Warriors 10-1.  Right fielder Lindheim and left fielder Collins led the SWFL offense.  Lindheim went 2-3 with a double, three RBI, and a run scored while Collins went 3-3 with a solo home run, and two runs.  Center fielder Zech and DH Logan also added 2-3, two-RBI days.  Grove earned the win for SWFL, pitching all five innings, giving up just two hits and one earned run. 
 
7/21/2010 8:45:31 AM

Tampa Bay Warriors scatter 8 hits for 7 runs in win over High Performance

Warriors pitchers Kyle Goodwin, Zac Favre, and Avery Romero combined for seven innings of four-hit ball against High Performance as the offense put up seven runs to cruise to victory.  Goodwin earned the win, pitching four scoreless.  Mike Durig led the Warrior offense with a 2-2 performance that included a walk, two RBI, and one run.  Romero, who started the game at shortstop, was 1-2 with an RBI triple, a walk, and two runs scored and hit 90 mph with his fastball pitching the seventh inning.
 
7/21/2010 8:28:29 AM

Song goes deep twice while Canes pitching shuts out Verdero Knights 9-0

The Cape Coast Canes scored three in the first and another in the third on homers by second baseman Sammy Song en route to a 9-0 victory over the Verdero Knights.  Song was 3-3 on the day with six RBIs and three runs scored.  Also, Canes center fielder Shane Gordon went 2-4 with a double and a run scored.  Canes pitchers Mike Steel and Scott Ward combined to shut out the Knights, with Steel earning the win. 
7/21/2010 8:02:49 AM

Martin first inning grand slam leads EC Braves to 8-1 win over Winter Haven

After Winter Haven pitcher Dan Meyers loaded the bases in the first inning without a ball ever hit into play, Braves catcher Adam Martin made him pay with a grand slam to start his two-for-three day and an 8-1 victory.  Martin also added an RBI double in the fifth.  Braves left fielder Austin Wheeler also had a two-hit day with two doubles, a HBP, and two runs scored.  Pitcher Will Middour threw all seven innings, allowing just one run on four hits to earn the win.
 
7/21/2010 7:49:22 AM

Smith, George lead Dulin Dodgers to 14-0 route over South FL Huskies

Dulin Dodgers right fielder Hunter Smith had two home runs as part of a 3-3, 6-RBI day, leading the Dodgers offense to blow past the South FL Huskies.  After a five-run first and a seven run second for the Dodgers offense, RHP Zachary George had little pressure. He allowed just one hit and no runs while striking out eight, on top of a two-for-two performance with the bat.  George, a lefty at the plate, had a double, a walk, two RBI, a stolen base, and three runs scored.
 
7/21/2010 7:31:47 AM

Solid pitching leads Orlando Baseball Academy to 7-2 win over FL Bombers Red

Orlando Baseball Academy pitcher Thomas Renda pitched five solid innings, giving up just one earned run, before Taylor Brookes closed it out with a scoreless sixth inning.  For the OBA offense, nine of ten batters reached base, led by second baseman Forrest Wall reached in all three plate appearances with two walks and a single, scoring twice.

For the Bombers Red, left fielder Devin Santiago was 2-3 on the day and shortstop Kyle Palestrant was 1-3 with a double and an RBI. 
 
7/21/2010 7:17:35 AM

Four-run rally in fifth leads East Cobb Angels past Jacksonville Warriors Cardinal, 5-4

The East Cobb Angels overcame a 4-1 deficit with a four-run fifth inning that would be enough for the victory. Right fielder Nick Jones and shortstop Sloan Ruzicka led the Angels in offense with two-for-three performances.  Jones scored twice and Ruzicka had a double, two RBIs, and a run scored.  Jeremy Waller pitched seven solid innings, allowing two earned runs on two hits while striking out 12.  For the Warriors, shortstop Knight was 1-3 with an RBI double and a run scored.


 
7/21/2010 7:05:57 AM

Dawg Pound pitching and offense dominate North FL Blazing Beans with 9-1 victory

Nex Chinda pitched all five innings for the Dawg Pound with zero earned runs and just two hits allowed while striking out seven for the win.  The Dawg Pound offense was led with two-RBI performances by first baseman Barnum and right fielder Martinez.  Shortstop Walker was 1-2 with a walk, two stolen bases, and two runs scored. 

 
7/21/2010 6:41:02 AM

The East Cobb Braves plummeled the Verdero Knights 9-0 on Friday, July 16th. The Braves had a two headed attack as the offense exploded for nine runs over five innings while starter Andrew Chin held the Knights to two hits over five innings while allowing no runs. Chin pounded the zone and got ahead early and often while commanding his 87 mph fastball. Offensively the Braves were lead by Brandon Stephens who went 2/3 with 2 runs, 2 homeruns, and five RBI. DeJesus took the loss for the Knights.
 
7/21/2010 6:33:30 AM

South Florida Elite rode a hot offense to a 14-5 thrashing of the Forida Baseball Academy on Friday, July 16th. The Elite were spear headed by Jimenez who had scored two runs while driving in three and walking twice.  Desantis also provided plenty of offense for Team Elite driving in three runs aswell. Kerri and Muzzi split time on the mound combing for 8 strikeouts whil allowing 6 hits and 5 earned runs. Krause took the loos for Florida Baseball Academy. 
7/21/2010 6:33:11 AM

In game number 91 of the 2010 18U BCS Finals, Team Tennessee faced off against Bullets Baseball. This game was a battle of the pitching staffs. Bullets Baseball pitcher, Ellis started the game. He pitched the first four innings of the game. This lefty did not allow a single run, while giving up five hits. Ellis struck out five and did not walk one. Ellis had a very solid overall outing for the Bullets. Right hander, Kalaf came in to finish the game. Kalaf pitched the final three innings of this game. He did not give up any runs, on just four hits. Kalaf did not walk any one, while striking out four.

Team Tennessee would get shut out, while Bullets Baseball was able to get three runs off of right hander Cooley. Cooley would claim the loss, but did not pitch a bad game. Cooley pitched a complete game and gave up three runs, two of which were earned. He gave up six hits and struck out four.

Final Score, Bullets Baseball 3, and Team Tennessee 0. 
7/20/2010 1:32:51 PM

Game #97 had the Florida Bomber face off against the Florida Pokers.

The Florida Bombers jumped out to an early lead with 4 runs in the first inning against the Florida Pokers, and held on for a 6 to 1 win.  The Bombers were led by leadoff hitter, Mike Fernland, with 2 hits and 1 rbi, while scoring 1 run himself.

Danny O'Neil, pitched a complete 7 inning game for the win, giving up only 4 hits.  Nick Karmeris, pitched the complete game for the Florida Pokers, taking the loss while giving up 6 runs on 8 hits. 
7/20/2010 12:54:18 PM

Game #94 had Nelson Baseball face off against Team Mizuno of Puerto Rico.

Team Mizuno had 4 runs in the second inning and added 6 more in the fifth, to beat Nelson Baseball by a score of 10 to 2.

Luis Benitez went 3 for 3, with Wigberto Nevarez adding a three run home run, to lead the 12 hit attack for Team Mizuno.  Ruben Tresgatto pitched the complete five inning game, giving up 2 runs on 5 hits, while striking out seven. 
7/20/2010 11:10:29 AM

Luke Schnieder and Stephen Foote of 5280 Baseball shut down the Conneticut Blue Jays in a combined 4-0 shutout Friday, July 16th. Schnieder threw 3.2 innings and allowed only two hits while striking out 3. Foote threw 3.1 innings while giving up two hits and strking out 1. The pair recieved all the run support they would need in the bottom of the first inning when two runs were plated on an error and a sacrafice fly. Jesse Fawley took the loss despite allowing only one earned run. 
7/20/2010 10:44:10 AM

Despite blowing a four run lead in the 4th inning the Diamond Devils rallied to defeat Hitters Baseball on Friday, July 16th 8-5. After a 4 run fourth by Hitters the Diamond Devils responsed with at least a run in each of the next three innings. The Devils were lead by Allen Staton who went 2/3 with a run, a double, and an RBI.  
7/20/2010 10:38:43 AM

The East Cobb Braves rode a strong pitching performance from Hegner to cruise to a 7-1 victory over the Celtics on Friday, July 16th. Hegner limited the Celtics to one run on only two hits over seven innings of work. Hegner struck out 4 and flashed a fastball that topped out at 83 mph. East Cobb exploded with a four run fourth inning highlighted Alexander Cruz 3 run home run. Montecalvo took the loss for the celtics after allwoing 5 runs despite only one being earned.  
7/20/2010 9:38:46 AM

Chattanooga Cherokees defeated World of Baseball Friday, July 16th 6-1. Schuggins was the winning pitcher for the Cherokee throwing 7 innings while allowing one earned run on three hits and flashing a fast ball in the low 80's. Wright took the loss for World of Baseball throwing 2.1 innings while allowing three earned runs on six hits and topping on at 83 mph on his fastball. Lynus Ryan led the Cherokee hitters going 2/3 with an RBI. Holmes led WOB hitters going 1/2 with a run scored. 
7/19/2010 7:38:25 AM

Game 143: Yard Dawgs - Team Xtreme

Team Xtreme had no problems scoring runs Friday against The Yard Dawgs.  From the third spot in the order, designated hitter Tyler Alexander drove in three runs with three hits.  He had a double, walk, stolen base and a run to go with his 3-for-3 day.

Catcher Tino Menzion batted in the eigth spot and cracked a two run homer in the second inning.  He went 2-for-2 on the day with two runs and two RBI.

Center fielder Jordan Fameree also went 2-for-2 with two RBI and two runs.
 
7/19/2010 7:29:22 AM

Game 75: Houston Banditos - Triple Threat Baseball

Tyler West (RHP 2011) started the game on the mound for The Houston Banditos and finished it as well.  West pitched a complete game (7 innings) allowing just two runs (one earned) on five hits.  He struck out five and walked just two batters.

Offensively, shortstop Chris Halbell went 2-for-4 with a double, run scored and an RBI to lead his team. 
7/19/2010 7:26:37 AM

Game 77 of the 18U BCS Finals featured the Florida Surge and the Hendry County Crush. It was the Surge who would do the crushing in this game. The Surge compiled thirteen runs on eleven hits and three walks. They had four players with at least two hits, and three players with at least three runs batted in. Eight different players would come accross to score for the Surge.

Florida Surge third baseman Sean Murrell had a big time game. Murrell went 2-3, with three runs and four runs batted in. He hit a three run shot in the first inning. Second baseman Dylan Massey was 2-2, with one run. He hit a two run bomb in the first inning. Massey finished with three runs batted in. Dan Stoops, the firstbaseman, was 2-2, with two runs and two doubles. He drove in three runs as well. It was a very solid day for the Surge at the plate. They would take the game 13-2. 
7/18/2010 4:07:20 PM

Game 89 - Sarasota Baseball vs. Florida Stars

Sixto Guerrero put Sarasota on his shoulders Friday against The Florida Stars.  Guerrero drove in the first run of the game with a solo homer in the fifth inning, and followed in the sixth inning with the game winning, two run single to give Sarasota a 5-4 lead.   
7/18/2010 3:43:21 PM

Chet Lemon's Juice had no shortage of offense on Friday in their eight run win over The Houston Banditos.  Shortstop, Richie Martin (Mount Dora, FL 2012), the lead off batter, hit a solo homer in the fourth inning.  He ended up 2-for-4 with a double, HR and three RBI.  Josh Delph batted second and followed Martin's home run in the fourth for back-to-back jacks.  Delph (Bartow, FL 2011) hit a solo homer and went 2-for-3 in the game.  Right fielder Jonathan Camp (Ft. Meade, FL 2012) went 2-for-3 with two runs, a double and a solo homer in the sixth inning, to help power his offense to a big win. 
7/18/2010 3:29:51 PM

Gametime Academy's lineup saw a lot of pitches Friday against The Naturals.  They walked nine times and five of their hitters got hit by a pitch in just four innings.  At one point in the first inning, six batters in a row reached base by either a walk or a hit by pitch, each one of them scored in the 17-2 win. They had just six hits as a team in their unusual win. 

Right fielder Janel Feliciano had an awesome day at the plate.  He went 2-for-3 with a double and a two run homer in the fourth inning.  He scored twice to lead Gametime Academy offensively.   
7/18/2010 3:08:49 PM

Reid Van Woert (RHP Johnson City, NY 2011) pitched a complete game against The South Florida Titans Friday at FGCU.  Van Woert,
6'-2" 160 lbs, dominated the Titan lineup.  He allowed just one hit and one run (unearned) in the win.  He struck out five and walked just one while hitting 85 MPH on the radar gun to go with a great off speed pitch. 
7/16/2010 1:39:12 PM

The Tampa Bay Warriors came away with a landslide win by defeating the Bombers Red 16-2 in pool play action. 
the Warriors used a balanced attack with nearly the entiring starting lineup each scoring a run. 1B Chad Witkowski- Wesley Chapel, FL 2011, showed a good boyd, quiet stance, plus power and good plate discipline.  EH Spencer Bowles- Tampa, FL 2010- showed a plus body and strenght, good power, by going 3-3 with 3R, and 4RBI including a long HR and double.  LF Brendan Long- Naples, FL 2012 with a good lean frame, and quick hands at the plate by going 2-4, 2R, 2B to aid the cause.  Florida Bombers Red 1B Greg Farber led the way going to 2-2. 
7/16/2010 1:07:54 PM

Syracuse Sports Zone Cheifs starter RHP Zach Blanden- Buffalo, NY 2011 tossed 7 scoreless innings and strking out 4 while scattering only 2 hits with a FB touching 83-86mph and worked very efficiently.  The Chiefs offense was led by Shaun McGraw- Brewerton, NY 2010 who went 2-4 with 2-2B showing a good body, good bat speed, solid contact with power.  1B Tyler Mautner-  East Syracuse, NY 2011 who went 1-2 with good body, plus bat speed with bomb to LF showing good power.  Catcher Kyle Liner- Fayetteville, NY 2010 also shined behind the plate showing he can really catch and throw, good body, and shwoed a quick bat at the plate.  
7/16/2010 12:47:29 PM

Sarasota Baseball came out on fire early in the game to plate 7 runners in the top of the first inning.  Sarsota rolled to a 13-1 win in which their offense had 13 hits.  Leading the way at the plate were Catcher- Cesar Acosta- Sarasota,FL 2012 who went 2-3, with a 3B, 2R, and 2 RBI showing a strong athletic body with a short quick swing.  1B Dylan White- Sarasota, FL 2013 also went 2-3 with 2 RB, 2RBI, with a good short compact swing.  RHP Brandon Haarer Sarasota, FL 2011 got the win on the mound going 3IP striking out 3 batters with a FB in the low 80s with some movement and depth to his 65 mph cb.  SS Andre Rios led Hendry County Crush by going 1-1 with a short quick swing, good bat speed. 
7/16/2010 11:01:32 AM

The South Florida Huskies and the South West Florida Yard Dawgs matched up in game number 62 of the 2010 18U BCS Finals. The game was played at Brett Field at Terry Park. The South Florida Huskies were in control throughout this game. The Huskies compiled nine runs on ten hits in the game. They drew three walks in the game.

The Huskies were lead offensively by a number of players on Friday. Drew Danner wen 2-4, with one run and one RBI. He also stole one base. Jordan Selbach was 1-3, with two runs and one RBI. The three hitter, Matt Lopes went 1-4, with one run. He drove in one also. The clean up hitter was Kyle Pagnotta. Pagnotta went 2-3, with one RBI. Jarrod Rubinstein was 2-3, with one run and one RBI. Alex Camacho would join the group with a solid day of his own. Camacho went 1-3, with two runs and two RBI. Camacho also stole one base.

The winning pitcher for the Huskies was Jayson Wolff. Wolff pitched 4 innings. He gave up four runs, three of which were earned.  He allowed six hits while striking out two. 
7/16/2010 10:35:41 AM

Game number 64 of the 2010 18U BCS Finals was between the Dawg Pound and High Performance. High Performance had control throughout, until the sixth inning. In the sixth inning, the Dawg Pound scored 4 runs to come back and take the lead. They would hold on to take a 6-5 win over High Performance.

Claiming the win for the Dawg Pound was the righty, Martinez. He threw the final two innings of the game. Martinez allowed one run on three hits. He struck out three and did not walk a batter. His fastball hit 84 mph on the gun. Claiming the loss was the righty, Smith. He also pitched the final two innings. He gave up four runs on two hits. Smith struck out three and waked two.

Leading the way offensively for the Dawg Pound was the first baseman Barnum. Barnum was 2-3, with two runs and one double. He hit a three run bomb in the sixth inning that helped his team take the win. Barnum finished with four runs batted in. Eggnatz was 2-3, with two runs scored and one RBI. He had a double and a triple in the game.  
7/16/2010 10:07:03 AM

Game number 61 of the 2010 18U BCS Finals was between the North Alabama Expos and the East Cobb Braves. This game was played at the Stadium at Terry Park. The Braves dominated this game all throughout, taking the game 5-0. This game was particulary dominated by the East Cobb Braves starting pitcher, Kevin Connell. Connell pitched a complete game shut out on Friday. Connell allowed just five hits and did not surreder a single run. He used his big lefty frame to hit 88 mph on the gun. It was noted that Connel is a solid pitcher, who hits his spots and works quick. He has a very live arm and was a work horse on the mound.

Derrick Workman (CF, Acworth, GA, 2010) was 1-3 in the game. He drove in one run and walked two. Austin Wheeler (EH, Lilburn, GA, 2010) went 2-4, with one run and one RBI. TJ Eifert (3B, Kennesaw, GA, 2010) had himself a 1-3 day. Eifert drove in one and also stole one base.  
Thursday, July 15
7/21/2010 7:13:52 AM

The Florida Stars rode a balanced offense and a solid pitching performance to a 6-3 victory over NF Blazin Bears. The Stars used two runs in the fifth and two runs in the sixth to over come a one run deficit. The scoring was highlighted by Mike Korte's go ahead two run single in the fifth inning. The Stars pitching was led by John Platt who threw five innings while allowing two earned runs and striking out five Bears. Hunter Fillingim suffered the loss for the Bears. 
7/21/2010 7:04:35 AM

Game Time Academy edged Team Extreme 4-2 on Thursady, July 15th. Game Time Academy used a balanced attack and a strong pitching combined pitching performance. Three GTA players combined for ten strikeouts over seven innings while allowing 6 hits and two earned runs. The GTA balanced offense was lead by Distler who went  1/2 with a double and an RBI. Petree suffered the loss for Team Extreme  
7/20/2010 1:18:48 PM

Game #96 features the St. Louis Pirates against the North Alabama Expos.

The North Alabama Expos scored 4 runs in the sixth inning, but it was not enough to overcome an 8 run lead that the St. Louis Pirates had already built.  The Pirates beat the Expos 8 to 4.

The Pirates banged out 12 hits, led by Jake Depew, who hit a double and a homerun to go along with 3 rbi's. Mark Masalkis added 2 hits with 2 runs and 2 rbi's.  Vanover pitched a complete 6 inning game, giving up 4 runs, 2 of them earned, on only 2 hits.  He also struck out 11, while walking 3. 
7/16/2010 9:44:47 AM

Nelson Baseball Academy and the CT Blue Jays met up in game number 52 of the 2010 18U BCS Finals. The two played the game at field number 2 of the Boston Red Sox 5 plex. This game was completely dominated by the Nelson Baseball Academy. NBS would compile fourteen hits and fourteen runs in the game. The final score was NBS 14, and the Blue Jays 3.

Nelson Baseball Academy had seven hitters with at least two hits in the game. Andrew Gordon was 3-4, with two runs scored and three runs driven in. David Van Horn was 2-3, with two runs and a double. He also drove in two runners. Chris Ohmstede went 2-3, with two runs and two RBI. He had a double and drew one walk. Beau Welorn and Zach Graves both had two hits and two runs batted in.

Evan Koch claimed the win for Nelson Baseball Academy. He pitched a complete game. Koch gave up three runs on eleven hits. Koch struck out five and walked one batter.  
7/16/2010 9:33:09 AM

The Florida Pokers and the Orlando Baseball Academy met in the 47th game of the 2010 18U BCS Finals. The game was played at the City of the Palms Stadium. This was a tight game all throughout, but it was two runs in the last inning that put the Pokers on top. The Pokers would take the game 5-4.

The Florida Pokers were lead offensively by Matt Gray (1B, Loxahatchee, FL, 2012). Gray was 1-3 on the day. He drove in three runs. Aaron Pigna (SS, Miami, FL, 2011) went 3-4, with two runs socred and one run driven in. Pigna also stole one base. Tommy Smith (2B, Ft. Pierce, FL, 2011) was 2-4, with two runs scored. Aaron Smith (RHP, Tallahassee, FL, 2009) was the winning pitcher for the Pokers. Smith pitched a complete game. He allowed four runs on eight hits. Smith struck out one and walked five. He also hit three batters.

Leading the way for the Orlando Baseball Academy was TJ Renda (1B, Apopka, FL, 2011). Renda went 2-3, with one run and a two run bomb in the fourth inning. Max Moroff (2B, Maitland, FL, 2012) was 2-2, with one run and one run batted in. He also walked twice and stole one base.

 
7/16/2010 9:04:22 AM

Game number 55 of the 2010 18U BCS Finals featured Triple Threat Baseball and the East Cobb Angels. This game was played at the Lee County Sports Complex, field number two. The Angles would make a late run in the bottom of the seventh, but could not overcome the five run deficit. The Angles fell to Triple Threat, 6-4.

The winning pitcher for Triple Threat, was right hander Josh Larson. Larson pitched six of the seven innings for Triple Threat. He allowed just one run on two hits. Larson struck out eight hitters, while just walking one. His fastball touched 85 mph on the gun.

Leading the way offensively for Triple Threat, was Greg Arnheim. He went 1-3, with one run scored and three runs batted in. Troy Greenip (1B, Orlando, FL, 2011) was 2-3 on the day. Greenip drove in one run, while scoring one. He hit two doubles in the game. Masaki Hook (2B, Orlando, FL, 2011) went 1-3, with one run and one RBI.

The Angels Jason Celler (DH, Kennesaw, GA, 2010) was 1-3 in the game. Celler hit a solo bomb in the final inning.  
7/16/2010 8:50:36 AM

Game number 49 of the 2010 18U BCS Finals was between the Chattanooga Cherokees and the Florida Bombers. This game was held at Brett Field at Terry Park. The Bombers got off to a very fast start, when Alex Santana drilled a hanging curveball onto the street outside of left field at Brett Field. The homerun drove in three runs for the Bombers. The Bombers would score ten runs in the game. The Bombers pitching was shut out the Cherokees. Final score, Bombers 10 and the Cherokees 0.

Pitching first for the Bombers was right hander Alex Vierra. Vierra wold pitch four innings in this game. He did not allow a single run, and gave up just two hits. He struck out five batters, while his fastball hit 89 mph on the gun. He looked very smooth out there. Daniel O'Neil would take over the final inning on the mound. He did not allow a hit or run, while striking out one and walking two.

Alex Santana would finish 2-3, with one run, one homerun, and six runs batted in. Mike Fernland was 2-2, with three runs. He had a double and a triple in the game. Fernland also stole four bases in the game. The Bombers would steal a total of nine bases in the game.  
7/16/2010 8:31:23 AM

The Florida Baseball Academy met up with the Diamond Devils on Thursday. The two teams played at City of the Palms Auxillary Field. This game was highlighted by a no hitter thrown by the right hander from the Diamond Devils.

Matt Mays (RHP, Manning, SC, 2010) fired all six innings of this game, not allowing one single hit or run. Mays struck out five batters, while his fastball touched 88 mph on the gun. His two seam fastball was noted as a 'nasty' pitch with inward run. It was a very impressive start from the young righty.

The Devils gave Mays eight runs of support in the game. The three biggest runs came off of the bat from Tommy Winterstein (3B, Columbia, SC, 2011). Staton his a three run shot in the sixth inning of the game. The DH Stephen Windham (DH, Summerville, SC, 2012) had a solid day. He went 2-3, with one run scored and one run driven in.

 
7/16/2010 8:22:40 AM

SWFL Baseball and 5280 Baseball faced off on Thursday. They played at Dunbar High School. The game was a lopsided affair. SWFL would pour on the runs all throughout. They would take the game 16-0. Every single hitter for SWFL reached base in the game. Garrett Greenwell (1B, Sante Fe CC) was 2-3 on the day, with a solo smash in the third inning. Brendan Collins (LF, St Leo) also joined Greenwell with a bomb. Collins hit a two run shot in the third inning. Kyle Zech (CF, FAU) was 2-3, with two runs scored. Zech hit a double and a triple on his way to driving in two runs. Jimmy Correnti (SS, Fla Southern) and Darby McCormick (3B, Gulf Coast HS) both added two runs batted in. Correnti got his two one a double in the secnd inning. McCormick got his two on a triple he hit in the third.

Nathan Gahafer (LHP, Riverdale HS) was the winning pitcher for SWFL. Gahafer three all three innings of the game. He did not allow a single run. He gave up just two hits. Gahafer struck out one batter, while his fastball hit 88 mph on the gun.  
7/16/2010 8:00:22 AM

The Florida Surge faced off against the Chet Lemons Juice on Thursday. This game would take place on field number three at the Red Sox five plex. The Florida Surge would take the game 4-3. Leading the way for the Surge was Ray Atkinson (SS, Tavares, FL, 2010). Atkinson was 1-2, with one run batted in and one walk. Dylan Massey (DH, Boynton Beach, FL, 2010) was 1-3, with one run scored. He also legged out a triple. Alex Tannone (C, WPB, FL, 2011) was 1-3, with a double and one run batted in. He also scored one run. Luke Owens (LF, Boca Raton, 2010) had a 1-3 day. He also drove in one run.

Evan White (LHP, Wellington, FL, 2010) was the winning pitcher for the Surge. White pitched just 2/3 of an inning. He did not allow a hit or run. Chet Lemons Juice was lead by Leo Villiana who was 1-2, with a two run bomb in the second inning. 
7/16/2010 7:34:06 AM

Game number 48 of the 2010 18U  BCS Finals consisted of the South Florida Titans and the Dulin Dodgers. This would be a game that did not lack in offense. The two teams combined for nineteen hits and twenty runs. They also would combine for ten walks. In the end, it would be a big seventh inning from the Dodgers that would propel them to the 11-9 victory over the South Florida Titans.

The Dulin Dodgers were lead offensively by center fielder Zac Carter (CF, Germantown, TN, 2011). Carter was 2-4, with one double and two runs batted in. He also stole one base. Casey Greene (2B, Olive Branch, MS, 2010) was 2-4, with two doubles. Greene also drove in one run. Preston Overbey (3B, Jackson, TN, 2010) and Will Allen (C, Gainesville, FL, 2010) both went 2-4 on the day. They also both scored two runs and drove in one.

For the South Florida Titans, Alvin Swoope would go 1-4, with two runs and two runs batted in. He also legged out a triple. Swoope has big time speed. Cole would go 2-4, with two runs and two doubles. Modine would go 2-2, with two runs batted in and one walk.  
7/16/2010 7:03:00 AM

Game 51 of the 2010 18U BCS Finals was between Hitters Baseball and the Florida Hardballers. This game was played at Mack Field at Terry Park. This game would only last four innings, due to the mercy rule. Hitters Baseball would score nine runs in the third inning to put the game out of reach. Hitters Baseball would score a total of eleven runs on ten hits. They also would draw seven walks. Final score of the game would be Hitters Baseball 11, and the Florida Hardballers 1.

Hitters Baseball was lead offensively by Landon Tenhagen (RF, Burlington, WI, 2010). Tenhagen was 2-4 on the day. He hit a two run double in the third inning. He would finish with three runs batted in and one run scored. Filameno, the shortstop, would go 1-2, with two runs and two runs batted in. He also drew one walk. Jameson Henning (2B, Janesville, WI, 2011) was 2-3, with one run and one double. Henning would also drive in two runs. Tim Hendricks would go 3-3, with one run scored. The winning pitcher for Hitters Baseball was Paul Poirier (RHP, Antioch, IL, 2010). Poirier pitched a complete game for his team. He allowed one, which was not earned, on just six hits. He also struck out one, while his fastball hit 89 mph.

 
7/16/2010 6:05:16 AM

The Jacksonville Warriors faced off against the Houston Banditos on Thursday. The game was played at Bishop Verot High School. This game would be dominated by the Jacksonville Warriors. The Warriors combined for twelve runs in the game, off of nine total hits. They also drew four walks. With a 4-2 lead heading into the fourth, the Warriors were looking to make a move to break open the game. Andrew Minor (DH, Fernandina Beach, FL, 2012) delivered the punch that would put the Banditos away. Minor drilled a two run bomb, to make it a 6-2 game. The Warriors would continue to pour it on from there. They would take the game easily over the Banditos, 12-4.

Winning the game on the mound was south paw Joe Campoamor (LHP, Brandon, FL, 2010). Campoamor pitched the complete game for the Warriors. He gave up four runs, three of which were earned, on ten hits. Campoamor struck out three and also walked three. He did a good job of chaning up speeds.

Andrew Minor finished up the day by going 2-3, with two runs, one triple and one bomb. He drove in two runs. Tyler Peterson (LF, Jacksonville, FL, 2010) was 2-3, with one run and two doubles. Peterson also drove in two and walked once. 
7/15/2010 8:11:42 PM

Mike Olavarria (3B, Palm Bay, FL, 2010) belted a two run bomb in the second that helped Cape Coast take the 6-2 win over the Jacksonville Warriors. Nick Gonzalez got the win for the Canes on Thursday. Gonzalez pitched five innings and allowed just two runs on six hits. He struck out two batters, while walking five.

Short stop Knight belted a two run homerun for Jacksonville in the third. Catcher Cassidy had a solid day. Cassidy went 2-3, with one run and one double. Taking the loss was the south paw, Stricklin. He pitched 3 2/3 innings. Stricklin allowed five runs, four of which were earned. Stricklin struck out four, while walking two.

 
7/15/2010 8:05:09 PM

The Bullets Baseball team looked impressive in their 8-2 victory over a tough World of Basebll team in pool play action.  Bullets were led to victory by RHP Evin Lynch who struck out 7 batters over 4 quality innings of work.  His Fb was 83-85mph and also showed a good hard slurve at 69-74 that was tough on the WOB hitters.  SS Matt Brandy- Tampa, FL 2011 led the Bullets by going 2-4 with 2 runs and 3 Big RBI.  World of Baseball was led by LF Cody Layfield- Jacksonville, FL 2010- wo went 1-1 with a BB, SB, and RBI showing a good ability to hit to all fields.  
7/15/2010 7:56:49 PM

The South Florida Elite used the longball to get a decisive 10-5 victory over Team Tennessee in pool play action.  RHP- Zach Westcott- Weston, FL 2010- pitched the Elite to victory going 4IP and touching 86mph with his FB from a high 3/4 arm slot, arm side urn, and 12-6 cb at 72mph.  The Elite offense was led by 3B Tyler Palmer- Davie, FL 2010 showing his good power with a long HR in the top of the first inning, he also showed a plus arm across the infield.  2B Erik Lunde Pompano Beach, FL 2010 went 3-4 with a short compact swing and plus bat speed.  C- Tim Remes- Lauderhill, FL 2010  good defensive catcher, he can really catch and throw, and showed plus bat speed at the plate.  Team Tennessee hitters were solid and led by 1B Ty Michelotti-  going 2-4 with a good short compact swing,  SS Noah Chandler- Jackson, TN 2011 athletic body, with good compact quick swing going 2-4, and LF Mac Cooley- Bartlett, TN 2011 2-4 with quick hands and stays inside the ball well. 
7/15/2010 7:15:27 PM

The 69th game of the 2010 18U BCS Finals featured the Florida Pokers Navy and the East Cobb Braves. This game featured a no hitter thrown by the Braves right hander, Sam Bragg (RHP, Marietta, GA, 2011). Bragg fired all six innings of the game. The game was shortened to six, because of the mercy rule. Bragg did not allow a single hit or run in his outing. Bragg struck out seven batters, while walking three. He faced just four over the minimum through six innings. Bragg's fastball touched 87 mph on the gun.

The East Cobb Braves gave their pitcher plenty of run support in this one. The Braves would tally thirteen hits and eight runs in this game. Brandon Stephans (C, Marietta, GA, 2010) had a monster game for the Braves. Stephans went 3-3, including a three run bomb in the third inning. He would finish thegame with four runs batted in, and two runs scored. Stephans also legged out a triple in the game. Dwight Smith (RF, Peachtree City, GA, 2011) showed big time potentials to everyone involved. Smith was 1-1, with a double. He scored one run and drove in two. He also walked once and had a sacrifice. Nelson Ward (2B, Marietta, GA, 2011) went 3-3 in the game. Ward scored two runs and drove in one. He also stole two bases and walked once in the game. It was a very impressive performance for the Braves. Final score 8-0, in favor of the Braves.  
7/15/2010 6:42:17 PM

The Orlando Baseball Academy met up against the Verdero Knights on Thursday. Verdero struggled offensively in the game. The Knights would only scrounge up two runs on just three hits. Tanner Stanley (LHP, Maitland, FL, 2012) was the winning pitcher on the mound Thursday. Stanley came in to pitch in the fifth inning. He would pitch the finals two innings. Stanley allowed one run, which was not earned. He gave up just one hit, while striking out one batter.

The Orlando Baseball Academy was able to scratch off two runs in the final inning of play. That would seal the 4-2 victory for the Orlando Baseball Academy. Zach Burger (RF, Orlando, FL, 2012) was the main man offensively for Orlando. Burger was 2-3 on the day. He drove in two big runs. Both of Burger's hits were doubles. Michael Tomlinson (3B, Maitland, FL, 2011) did not get a hit in the game, but he made his presence known offensively for Orlando. Tomlinson drew two very important walks in the game. He would come around to score on both of the walks. The game would end after six innings, due to time limit. 
7/15/2010 5:02:56 PM

The SWFL Yarddawgs played the North Alabama Expos on Thursday at Cypress Lake High School. Four balls left the yard in this game. Each team had two different players go yard. For the Yarddawgs, Kevin Kavanagh would belt a bomb in the second inning. Yarddawg center fielder, Nick Levally also crushed one in the fifth inning of the game.

North Alabama's Daniel Mills (C, Huntsville, AL, 2010) hit a homerun in the fourth inning. It was a two run shot. Teammate and second baseman Paul James (2B, Huntsville, AL, 2011) hit a a two run dinger in the seventh inning.

The Expos would fall short to the Yarddawgs, 8-5.  Capturing the win for the Yarddawgs, was lefty Taylor Renegar. Renegar pitched 6 1/3 innings, allowing four runs on six hits. He struck out six and walked one.

 
Wednesday, July 14
7/15/2010 9:09:34 AM

It was a bad time to be a Cub this morning at Terry Park.  The Cubs met up with Marucci Elite right hander John Gault, who flat out dominated the Cub's lineup.  Gault (2011 Shreveport, LA) pitched a complete game (5 innings) shut out, allowing five hits and striking out eight batters.

Mason Robbins and John Clay Reeves led the way for the Elite.  Robins, the center fielder, went 2-for-3 with a double, run and two RBI.  The catcher Reeves (2011 Leaksville, MS) went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI as well. 
7/15/2010 8:59:54 AM

The East Cobb Braves sent three hard throwing right handers to the mound Wednesday in their 8-2 victory over Orlando Baseball Academy.  All three pitchers hit at least 87 MPH on the radar gun, and they combined to give up just two unearned runs on six hits in the six inning game.  Brady Anderson (RHP, 2011 Arcadia, FL) started the game and picked up the win.  He went four innings, allowing two unearned runs on five hits while striking out five.  Alexander Cruz (RHP, 2010 Woodstock, GA) followed with two scoreless innings and three strikeouts and Eric Eck (RHP, 2010 Buford, GA) pitched the final frame without allowing a run or hit.  He struck out two. 

Alexander Cruz also had a solid day at the plate.  He went 2-for-3 with a double, two runs and an RBI.  First baseman John Nogowski (2011 Tallahassee, FL) also went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run. 
7/15/2010 8:32:32 AM

Center fielder Justin Wealey (2011 Germantown, TN) and first baseman Ty Michelotti (2010 Cordova, TN) led the way for Team Tennesse Wednesday against Triple Threat Baseball.  Wealey went 2-for-4 with a double, a run and two RBI to go with a stolen base.  Michelotti went 3-for-4 with a two run homer, a double and three runs and just missed the cycle without a triple.

Hunter Warren (RHP, 2010 Germantown, TN) picked up the win for Tennessee.  He went six innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on four hits to pick up a quality start.  He struck out eight and walked one in the win.  Austin Howard (RHP, 2010 Memphis, TN) followed Warren and slammed the door on Triple Threat's hopes for a comeback.  Howard struck out the side in the seventh.

Right fielder Nicholas Villalobos (2011 Orlando, FL) hit a solo homer in the fifth inning for Triple Threat Baseball, one of the few bright spots for the team in the loss. 
7/15/2010 8:30:55 AM

Center fielder Justin Wealey (2011 Germantown, TN) and first baseman Ty Michelotti (2010 Cordova, TN) led the way for Team Tennesse Wednesday against Triple Threat Baseball.  Wealey went 2-for-4 with a double, a run and two RBI to go with a stolen base.  Michelotti went 3-for-4 with a two run homer, a double and three runs and just missed the cycle without a triple.

Hunter Warren (RHP, 2010 Germantown, TN) picked up the win for Tennessee.  He went six innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on four hits to pick up a quality start.  He struck out eight and walked one in the win.  Austin Howard (RHP, 2010 Memphis, TN) followed Warren and slammed the door on Triple Threat's hopes for a comeback.  Howard struck out the side in the seventh.

Right fielder Nicholas Villalobos (2011 Orlando, FL) hit a solo homer in the fifth inning for Triple Threat Baseball, one of the few bright spots for the team in the loss. 
7/15/2010 8:14:58 AM

Chad Green (RHP 2010) got the game going in the right direction for the Pirates.  Green started the game and allowed two runs on just two hits over five innings.  He struck out 11 batters, didn't walk a batter and hit one.  He threw gas from the mound, touching 90 MPH.  Green left the game after the fifth inning with a three run lead, which was quickly washed away by a Pirate reliever.  Brett Vanover (RHP 2010) came in and cleaned up the mess to pick up the save.  He went two innings, allowing just one hit and striking out one.  He also brought the heat from the mound, hitting 87-88 MPH.

For the Bombers, shortstop Michael Fernland (2010 Ocala, FL) went 1-for-2 with a triple, two runs and an RBI. 

Center fielder Danny Brennan drove in three runs for the Pirates with a triple in the first inning.  First baseman Christian Hull went 3-for-3 with two RBI, a run and a walk in the 7-5 win over the Bombers. 
7/15/2010 7:57:57 AM

Team Mizuno sent the Dawgs to the pound Wednesday at Estero.  The tandem of center fielder Ivan De Jesus (2010 San Juan, PR) and Jovany Padilla (2009 Caguas, PR)  combined to drive in six of Mizuno's ten runs.  De Jesus hit the ball hard from the lead off spot.  He went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and two run homer in the third inning.  Padilla drove in three with a walk and RBI single in the third inning as well.

Right hander Jordan Morales (2010 Hatillo, PR) picked up the win for Mizuno.  He went four innings, allowing just one run on three hits.  He struck out three and did not walk a batter.  He hit 87 MPH on his fastball.  Luis Benitez (RHP, 2010 San Juan, PR) followed with a scoreless fifth inning.  He struck out two and also threw some heat from the mound, touching 88 MPH.

 

Galvin Gullard and Leo Walker each had a double in the Dawg Pound's loss.

 
7/15/2010 7:43:06 AM

Stars' right hander Brett Labozzetta (2011 Lakeland, FL) disected the Celtic offense Wednesday at Connie Mack field in Terry park.  Labozzetta pitched six innings for the win, allowing just one unearned run off four hits.  He struck out seven and didn't walk or hit a batter.  Labozzetta threw the ball hard, 87-88 MPH, but did a nice job of changing speeds and elevations with his off-speed pitches.

Garrett Kennedy (2011 Davie, FL), Owens and Escrobedo, the 5-7 hitters in the Stars' lineup, each went 2-for-3 with an RBI.  Kennedy and Escrobedo each had doubles in their 4-1 win over Celtic Baseball. 
7/15/2010 7:26:47 AM

The Houston Banditos picked the wrong day to face Team X's left hander Chris Lee.  Lee pitched a complete game (five innings) and allowed just two hits.  He struck out 11 batters and walked four while throwing 90 MPH from the left side of the rubber.

Team X had no problem scoring runs in the 8-0 route over the Banditos.  Third basemen James Trekel went 1-for-3 with three RBI on a double in the fifth inning to lead Team X.  Right fielder John Rodriguez hit an RBI triple in the fifth inning as well.  Team X scored all eight runs in the fifth. 
 
7/15/2010 7:18:14 AM

Right fielder Kevin Lindheim flexed his muscles in the seventh inning of an 8-2 route over The Florida Bombers.  Lindheim went yard for a three run homer, giving his team an 8-2 lead, which ended up being the final score.

South West Florida Baseball got plenty of help off the mound.  Left handed fireballer Cameron Griffin started the game and pitched three innings of one hit baseball.  He struck out eight batters and walked one.  His fastball sat between 89-90 MPH to compliment a sharp breaking ball.  Jake Brandenberger finished the final four innings.  He allowed two runs on three hits while striking out six. 

The Florida Bombers were limited to just four hits as a team.  Center fielder Luis Perez drove in a run with an RBI single in the fifth inning. 
7/15/2010 6:58:59 AM

Chet Lemons Juice picked up another win at Dunbar Wednesday, this time against the Nelson Baseball School.  Their pitching staff held the School to just three hits and an unearned run over six innings.  Kuehl McEachem (RHP 2011, Mount Dora, FL) started the game and pitched four scoreless innings to pick up the win.  He allowed just two hits, struck out four and walked four with his 86 MPH fastball and strong secondary pitches. 

The Juice had four extra base hits in the game.  Shortstop Richie Martin (2012 Mount Dora, FL) hit a solo homer to lead off the game and get things rolling for the Juice.  Josh Delph (2011 Bartow, FL) followed Martin with a triple.  Josh Spano (2011 Tampa, FL) and Aaron Spragg both hit doubles for the Juice.  Spragg drove in a run on his double in the fourth inning. 
7/15/2010 6:37:59 AM

Luke Weaver (2011 Deland, FL) and Devin Smith (2011) combined to pitch a gem against the Blue Jays Wednesday.  Weaver went four innings, allowing four hits and an unearned run while striking out eight.  Weaver touched 90 MPH in the game, and was throwing all of his pitches for strikes.

Devin Smith came in for the three inning save.  He didn't allow a run and gave up just two hits.  He struck out two and walked one.

Chet Lemon's Juice brought the offense in their half of the seven inning.  They scored six runs in the inning.  Designated hitter Leo Ulliana (2011 Lake Mary, FL) had a three run homer in the seventh inning, giving the Juice a seven run lead, which they would hold on to and win 8-1. 
7/15/2010 6:28:11 AM

Nelson Baseball School's first baseman Garret Houghton (2010 Marietta, GA) drove in five runs Wednesday in his game against the Florida Surge.  Houghton hit a grand slam in the fifth inning to lift the School to a 9-2 lead over the surge.  The Surge would later score three runs to make the score 9-5 for the final.  Houghton also had a sac fly to left in the third inning.

Right fielder David Van Horn drove in two runs for the School.  Van Horn went 3-for-4 with two runs, two RBI and a stolen base in the game.

Surge designated hitter Dyllan Massey (2010 Boynton Beach, FL) went 2-for-4 with a double and drove in two in the loss. 
7/15/2010 6:19:43 AM

Left hander Corey Fork had a solid outing on the mound Wednesday for The Syracuse Sports Zone Chiefs.  Fork pitched six and a third solid innings, allowing three runs off of seven hits.  He struck out six and walked just two batters, cooling off the Blazin Bears offense.

Center fielder John Leonard had a solid day at the top of the order for the Chiefs.  Leonard went 2-for-3 with a double and a run.  He was also 2-for-3 in stolen base attempts.  Catcher John Rooney (2010 Syracuse, NY) went 2-for-3 with two doubles, a run and an RBI to help lead the Chiefs to their 5-3 win.

For the Bears, center fielder DJ McKnight (2013 Madison, FL) went 2-for-3 with a run and a stolen base for an offense that struggled to drive in runs.  Third baseman Pat O'Neil (2011 Tallahassee, FL) had the only RBI for the Bears.  He drove in a run on a sac fly to left in the fourth inning. 
7/15/2010 6:01:44 AM

Eric Skutch (RHP, 2009 Jamesville, NY) and Reid Van Woert (RHP, 2011 Johnson City, NY) teamed up to take down the Florida Stars Wednesday at FGCU.  Skutch started the game and picked up the win.  He limited the Stars to just two runs on five hits over six very strong innings of work.  He struck out seven and walked two.  Van Woert shut the door in the seventh for the save.  He allowed two hits and struck out one.

The Syracuse Sports Zone Chiefs also benefitted from timely hitting by their offense.  They had just six hits in the game, but managed to plate five runs.  Left fielder John Rooney (2010 Syracuse, NY) drove in two runs with a single in the fourth inning to give the Chiefs a three run lead.  Third basemen John Lenard went 2-for-3 with two runs scored in the game.

The Florida Stars out hit the Chiefs 7-6 but their hits were scattered throughout the seven frames and they were unable to put together an offensive run.  Catcher Hutton drove in both runs with a single and a triple in the game. 
7/14/2010 9:47:49 PM

Left hander Michael Gunn (2011 Wilson, AR) and right hander Jake Overbey (2010 Jackson, TN) no hit the Crush over four innings in a 12-0 blow out at Terry Park.  Gunn threw three scoreless innings, striking out five and throwing 86 MPH.  Overbey pitched the final frame and struck out one batter.

For the Dodgers, catcher Will Allen (2010 Gainesville, FL) had a monster day at the plate.  He hit two homers in back to back plate appearances and drove in three runs.  Starting pitcher Michael Gunn also had a homer, a solo shot in the second inning.  Casey Greene (2010 Olive Branch, MS) went 3-for-3 with two triples, two runs and four RBI at the plate.
 
7/14/2010 9:29:43 PM

The St. Louis Pirates scored five runs in the seventh inning to come back from a 4-2 defecit and hold on to the win.  The Pirates benefitted from four walks, two errors and just two base hits to rally for those five runs.

Centerfielder Danny brennan had a clutch two run triple in the seventh inning to add some insurance runs for the Pirates.  Catcher Logan Boyher went 1-for-4 with an RBI double with a walk. 

For the Tampa Bay Warriors, left fielder Durig went 3-for-5 at the plate with two RBI.   
7/14/2010 7:14:13 PM

The Verdero Knights sent a lot of heat to the mound wednesday to face the Florida Pokers.  Irwin Zorrilla (RHP, 2010 New York, NY) and Lee Sosa (RHP, 2009 Palisades Park, NJ) tag teamed to completely shut down the Poker offense.  Zorrilla started the game and pitched three scoreless innings, allowing just one hit while striking out five.  Sosa pitched the final two frames and struck out five batters in a row, then forced a ground out to end the game.  Zorrilla topped out at 88 MPH with his fastball and Sosa hit 87 MPH.

Offensively, Verdero's Knights had no problem scoring runs.  Catcher Sammy Dominguez (2010 Bronk, NY) went 2-for-4 with a grand slam in the second inning, lifting the Knights to a 6-0 lead.  Shortstop Anel Sotolongo (2010 Palisades Park, NJ) went 2-for-2 with two RBI, two runs scored and three stolen bases.  Designated hitter James Norwood (2011, New York, NY) went 3-for-3 with a run. 
7/14/2010 7:11:37 PM

The 21st game of the 2010 18U BCS Finals featured the North Florida Blazing Bears and the Celtics. A big day from the Celtics Will Affleck helped the Celtics blaze past the Blazing Bears 9-6. Will Affleck finished the day 3-4, with one double and one triple. He drove in four runners. Troy Calandra had a big day also for the Celtics. Calandra was 1-3, with one run and one double. He also drove in two runners. The designated hitter, Alec Montecalaro was 1-2 at the plate with one run driven in.

Left handed pitcher, Ray Messner received the win on the mound. Messner pitched 3 innings. He allowed just two runs, one of which was earned, on four hits. Messner struck out three batters, while walking just one.

The North Florida Bulls were lead offensively by third baseman, Patrick O'Neil. O'Neil was 1-3, with one run scored. He had a double and also drove in one runner. Right fielder, Robert Moore was 1-2, with one run and one RBI in the game.

Claiming the loss, was south paw Blake McKnight. McKnight pitched three innings for the Blazing Bears. He allowed five run, three earned on four hits. McKnight struck out three and also walked three. 
7/14/2010 6:56:02 PM

Dylan Jameson (RHP, 2011) pitched a gem to go with many others in day one of the 18 U BCS Finals.  Jameson pitched a complete game and picked up the win.  He allowed just two runs (one earned) off two hits to earn a quality start.  He struck out 10 batters.  The only runs to cross the plate were a result of a hit batter and a walk (Jameson walked seven on the day).  Jameson was extremely effective at changing speeds, and as a result, the Florida Bombers struggled to mount any offense.

In what could have been another headline for this game, second basemen Nathan Cruz had five RBI for the Winter Haven Scout Team.  He went 2-for-3 with a double, triple and a run scored.  Right fielder Cody Mizelle went 1-for-2 with two runs in the game, he was also hit by a pitch. 
7/14/2010 6:52:53 PM

Game number 37 of the 2010 18U BCS Finals featured Sarasota and the Dulin Dodgers. In the first three innings of the game, Sarasota was held scoreless. They were only able to get two hits in those three innings. While their counterpart, the Dulin Dodgers had scratched off four runs in the first three. Things would change in the fourth inning. Sarasota would put together seven runs in the fourth inning, off of just three hits. Sarasota also drew four walks and had one batter get plunked. From their they would cruise to an 8-5 victory.

Sarasota was lead offensively by EH Broderick, who went 1-3, with one run and two runs batted in. First baseman Dylan White, was 1-2, with one run and two runs batted in. Shortstop Keith Curcio went 3-3, with one run and one walk. Pitcher Eric Skoglund snatched the win. Skoglund pitch 5 1/3 innings. He allowed four runs on four hits. He also struck out four and walked four.  
7/14/2010 6:46:04 PM

20 strikeouts in a single game, a feat achieved just three times in Major League History in 9 inning games by Roger Clemmens (2) and Kerry Wood, is the single most dominating performance aside from a no-hitter or perfect game that baseball can offer.  20 strikeouts is a feat achieved by only those with the most electric stuff off the mound.  Today, at field 5 of the Red Sox 5-Plex, Travis McPherson accomplished the astonishing feat in seven innings.  McPherson (2010, Timber Creek HS) pitched a complete game shut out against World of Baseball.  He allowed just one hit in the second inning, and faced just one over the minimum in seven innings.  He also touched 91 MPH on the radar gun in a performance that will be remembered for years to come.

For the victorious Florida Baseball Academy, second basemen James Browning went 2-for-3 with a run and a walk. 
7/14/2010 6:35:43 PM

Team High Performance and the Houston Banditos squared off in the 43rd game of the 18U BCS Finals. The Banditos would win this one in what was a very close game. The final score was the Banditos 4 and team High Performance 3. The Banditos right hander Kondrad Koenigh would throw a complete game to grab the win. The righty pitched seven innings, giving up three runs; two of which were earned. He allowed seven hits and struck out six. He did walk three batters. Koenig did a solid job of getting ahead in the counts. He kept the ball low all day and showed off a curveball that has a hard break. Leading the way offensively for the Banditos was Andrew Hamm. Hamm was 1-2, with one run. That one run came off a two run bomb that Hamm belted in the second inning.  
7/14/2010 6:14:53 PM

The South Florida Titans and the Crush matched up Wednesday evening for what ended up becoming a one sided affair. The Titans got off to a hot start in the first inning. Stringing together three straight hits in the first, the Titans scored three runs. Zach Gawrych had two runs batted in on his double in the inning. The Crush would answer in the bottom half. The Crush would score two runs on two hit and two walks. In the second inning, third baseman Josh Howard lead the inning of with a double. Coming to the plate next, was catcher Mike Nessel. Nessel, with his lean build, showed great pop and power when hitting a two run smash off of the light pole in left field. The homerun gave the Titans a 5-2 lead. The Titans would go on to score one more in the second. The Crush would score one in the bottom half to trim the deficit to 5-3. After the first two innings, the runs would diminish. The Titans would score their final run of the ball game in the top half of the third.

That would be all the Titans needed though. Jason Popovich entered the game in the third inning and dominated. Popovich pitched the final four innings, and did not allow a single run or hit. Popovich struck out four batters and did not walk any. This crafty little south paw located his pitches very well. He came right in the zone and threw everything he had with great confidence. He looked very calm and relaxed out there. He was exactly what the Titans needed.

Short stop Alvin Swoope turned heads, by showing off his athleticism. Swoope went 2-3 on the day with two runs batted in. He also stole one bag. Swoope has a strong, short athletic body. He has quick hands at the plate. This kid has great potential.  
7/14/2010 5:10:23 PM

The Florida Surge put on an offensive show for the fans at Riverdale today.  The Surge had 12 hits, including seven for extra bases, in their 10 run route of The Team Connecticut Blue Jays. 

Dylan Massey, Alex Tannone and Luke Owens lead the attack for the Surge.  Massey (2010 Boynton Beach, FL), a second basemen, went 2-for-4 with a run and three RBI. Catcher Alex Tannone (2011 West Palm Beach, FL) went 2-for-3 with a double, home run, two runs and an RBI.  The designated hitter Luke Owens (2010 Boca Raton, FL) also hit a homer and scored a run in the game.

Josh Ganus picked up the win for the Surge.  Ganus (RHP, 2010 Mt. Dora, FL) went four innings without allowing a run.  He allowed just one hit and struck out five.

 
7/14/2010 4:54:04 PM

Every day is hot in Florida, but Team Tampa and Winter Haven were bringing some serious heat off the mound today at Terry Park.  Three pitchers hit 89 MPH in the game, two for Tampa and one for Winter Haven. 

For Team Tampa, the right handed duo of Casey Carmichael and Zak Favre combined to allow just two runs in seven innings off of eight hits.  Carmichael went five innings, allowing five hits and two earned runs.  He struck out nine, walked three and hit two batters.  He hit 90 MPH on the radar gun.  Zak Favre went two innings, allowing three hits and striking out two. 

Tyler Pike pitched a complete game for The Winter Haven Scout Team.  Pike went seven innings, allowing one hit, two runs (one earned) and struck out nine.  He struggled with his command a bit, walking seven and hitting one batter.

Tyler Pike and Luke Borders had the RBIs for Winter Haven.  Pike drove in a run with a double and Borders had an RBI single.
 
7/14/2010 4:12:20 PM

This might be the most interesting box score of any tournament so far.  The East Cobb Braves hit FOUR GRAND SLAMS and a two run homer to demolish the Florida Huskies in just two innings.  It was not a good day to be on the mound for the Huskies, whose team ERA was 81.00.

The first Brave to go yard was designated hitter TJ Eifert (2010 Kennesaw, GA).  Eifert hits a grand slam in a first inning that saw three baseballs leave the yard.  Shortstop Jakob Nixon (2010 Canton, GA) was the next Brave to hit the long ball with a grand slam in the lead off spot, which was his second hit of the inning.  Two batters later, left fielder Austin Wheeler (2010 Lilburn, GA) hit a two run homer, bringing East Cobbs first inning run total to 11.

Catcher Kenny Reeves (2011 Sharpsburg, GA) was the next Brave to inflate the Huskies' ERA with a grand slam of his own in the second inning.  Three batters later, center fielder Derrick Workman (2010 Acworth, GA) went yard with yet another grand slam. 

The Braves totalled 16 hits in just two innings at the plate with six extra base hits. 

Andrew Brockett (RHP, 2010 North Haven, CT) picked up the win with three innings of two hit, scoreless baseball.  He hit 89 MPH with his fastball. 
7/14/2010 3:51:01 PM

The Gametime Academy got a lift off the mound from their starter Tim Holmes, who allowed just two runs over six innings of work to pick up the win for The Academy.  Holmes allowed just three hits, struck out five, walked two and hit one batter in the six inning gem of a performance.  His fastball touched 84 MPH to go with a complimentary hard curve ball.

Right fielder Spencer Herman reached base three times for Gametime Academy.  He went 1-for-3 with three runs and a walk.

First basemen Andres Torres (2011 Houston, TX) went 1-for-1 with two runs and a walk for The Banditos, who only managed four hits against Gametime Academy.
 
7/14/2010 3:44:18 PM

The South Florida Elite Squad got a major offensive push from third basemen Tyler Palmer (2010 Davie, FL), but it wasn't enough as the East Cobb Angels were able to edge out a 6-5 win. 

Tyler Palmer got things going for the Elite in the first inning with a two run homer.  He had an RBI single in the next inning and finished with three RBI on the day.  Right fielder Michael Desantis (2010 Davie, FL) went 1-for-3 with an RBI and a run and left fielder Patrick Grady (2010, Pompano Beach, FL) went 1-for-3 with an RBI as well.

For the Angels, right fielder Trey Rogers (2010 Kennesaw, GA) went 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI.  Jeremy Waller (2010 Kennesaw, GA), Jake Harris (2010 Kennesaw, GA), Kyle Henderson (2010 Marietta, GA), Jason Celler (2010 Kennesaw, GA) and Nick James (2011 Woodstock, GA) each drove in a run in the win. 
7/14/2010 3:43:14 PM

The South Florida Elite Squad got a major offensive push from third basemen Tyler Palmer (2010 Davie, FL), but it wasn't enough as the East Cobb Angels were able to edge out a 6-5 win. 

Tyler Palmer got things going for the Elite in the first inning with a two run homer.  He had an RBI single in the next inning and finished with three RBI on the day.  Right fielder Michael Desantis (2010 Davie, FL) went 1-for-3 with an RBI and a run and left fielder Patrick Grady (2010, Pompano Beach, FL) went 1-for-3 with an RBI as well.

For the Angels, right fielder Trey Rogers (2010 Kennesaw, GA) went 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI.  Jeremy Waller (2010 Kennesaw, GA), Jake Harris (2010 Kennesaw, GA), Kyle Henderson (2010 Marietta, GA), Jason Celler (2010 Kennesaw, GA) and Nick James (2011 Woodstock, GA) each drove in a run in the win. 
7/14/2010 1:36:27 PM

In game number 20 of the 2010 18U BCS Finals we saw Team Mizuno match up against High Performance. Team Mizuno was no match for High Performance as they took the game 6-2. Team Mizuno saw big days at the plate from many players. The right fielder Cel Ortiz was one of them. Ortiz had a perfect 3-3 day at the plate. He scored one run and drove in two runs. He also had a double and a stolen base. Ivan De Jesus has a 2-4 day at the plate. Jean Delgado drove in two runs on his double in the 5th inning. Jovany Padilla had a solid day, by going 2-3, with one run scored. He also drove in one run. Padilla leggedout a triple in the sixth. Left fielder Christian Diaz was 1-2, with two runs. Diaz also had a triple.

Right hander Jorge Lopez got the win on the mound for Team Mizuno. Lopez pitched 5 1/3 innings, giving up two runs on just three hits. He struck out three and walked four. With a tall, lanky body Lopez definitely has room to grow. 
7/14/2010 1:26:34 PM

The Houston Banditos battled the Tampa Dawg Pound on Wednesday, July 14. This game was all about the seventh inning. Heading into the seventh inning, the Houston Banditos had a 3-0 lead. Starting pitcher Jeffrey Saldivar pitched a great for the Banditos. He pitched five innings and did not allow a single run. He gave up just four hits. Saldivar struck out five and walked two. He left the game with a 3-0 lead and was in line for the win, until the seventh inning came around.

In the seventh, the Dawg Pound would rally on four hits to score four runs and take the lead away from he Banditos in the last inning. After just blowing the lead in the last, the Banditos would rally in the bottom half. A triple by Jordan Lee would drive in Blake Diver and Erik Ott to give the Banditos the walk off win. Jordan Lee finished the game 1-3, with one run, one triple, and two huge runs batted in.  
7/14/2010 12:58:58 PM

In game number 3 of the 2010 18U BCS Finals, the Diamond Devils met up with World of Baseball. This game was dominated by Clint Cronin (Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, 2010). Cronin started the game on the mound for World of Baseball, and that is exactly where he would finish. Cronin fired a complete game. In his seven innings of work he allowed seven hits, but just one single run. He struck out six batter. His fastball touched 89 mph, and he showed off a curveball that has good late break to it. Cronin would capture the win as World of Baseball defeated the Diamond Devils 4-1.   
7/14/2010 12:41:24 PM

Game number 9 of the 2010 18U BCS Finals featured the Jacksonville Warriors and Team Xtreme. Team Xtreme would take the game 5-2. It was solid pitching by the Xtreme, that lead to the victory. Starting the game on the mound for the Xtreme was right hander Erick Comstock. Comstock looked very smooth and showed that he has a lot of life in his arm. He pitched the first four innings of the game. Allowing just one run on three hits. He also struck out three, while not walking a single batter. Comstock claimed the win. DJ Shives came in to finish off the game for the Xtreme. Shives would pitch the final three innings. He allowed one run on five hits. Shives struck out three batters and walked just one. Shives claimed himself the save.

Team Xtreme was lead offensively by the short stop, Jackson Fameree. Fameree was 2-3 at the dish, with one run scored. He hit a double and also drove in two runs. Left fielder, Alexander, had a nice day, by going 2-3, with two runs batted in. Designated hitter, Lopez, also had a solid day. Lopez was 2-3, with one double.

The Jacksonville Warriors were lead offensively by Colin Monagle (2B, Jacksonville, FL, 2010) who was 2-2, with two runs scored. Short Stop Aaron Silbar (SS, Jacksonville, FL, 2010) and right fielder Tyler Peterson (RF, Jacksonville, FL, 2010) both went 2-3, with a run batted in.   
7/14/2010 12:25:22 PM

IN the 12th game of the 2010 18U BCS Finals, the Gametime Academy met up against the Jacksonville Warriors. Dan Vansickle started the game on the mound for the Warriors and he would end there. Vansickle would pitch a complete game against the Gametime Academy. He would allow just 3 runs, two earned, on five hits. Vansickle would also claim the win, as his team would give him nine runs of support.

The Jacksonville Warriors were lead offensively by Tanner Bell (EH, Jacksonville, FL, 2010) who went 2-2, with two runs, and one double. Bell would also walk once. Colin Monagle (3B, Jacksonville, FL, 2010) was 2-3, with two runs scored and one double. Monagle also drove in two runs in the game. In the fourth inning of the game, Jake Zellner (C, Jacksonville, FL, 2010) hit a two run homerun. Zellner would finish with a 1-3 day. With one run scored and two runs batted in.

Final score, 9-3 in favor of the Jacksonville Warriors.  
7/14/2010 11:51:14 AM

In game number two of the 2010 18U BCS Finals, SWFBB met up against the Chattanooga Cherokees. This game did not lack in offense. SWFBB scored ten runs in the game on eight hits and six walks. Leading the way offensively for SWFB was Garrett Greenwell who went 1-2, with one run and three runs batted in. He also walked once. Ryan Connelly went 1-2, with two runs batted in and one walk. Bo Logan had a nice day by going 1-3, with 2 runs. He also walked once and drove in two runs. Jordan Turner was 2-3, with one run and one double. He also drove in one run.

The Chattanooga Cherokees scored 8 runs on ten hits and one walk. Zach Zarzour had a big day, going 3-4. He scored three runs and drove in a game high four runs. Including, a solo bomb in the first inning. Zarzour also ripped out and double and a triple. He was just a single away from the cycle. Ryan McCormack went 2-3, with 2 runs scored. Adam Knudston was 1-3, with 1 run batted in and one walk.

The Chattanooga Cherokees lost the game 10-8.

 
7/14/2010 11:35:10 AM

In the fourth game of the 2010 BCS 18U Finals, Bullets Baseball met up against the Florida Baseball Academy. Bullets Baseball got off two a great start in the 1st inning. Tyler Ding's (2B, Alonso, FL, 2010) single drove in the first run of the game. Ding would then score on a base hit by Sal Giardina (1B, Valrico, FL, 2010). The Florida Baseball Academy would answer with a run of their own in the bottom half. It was a sacrifice fly by Brent Krause (DH) that drove in the run.

In the fifth inning, Bullets Baseball scored two runs on two hits to break the lead open to 4-1. Florida Baseball Academy would score two more runs in the sixth, but that would be it. Bullets Baseball would hang on to take the game 4-3. Robby Kalaf (P, Brandon, FL, 2011) claimed the win. Kalaf pitched 3 innings. He allowed two runs, zero earned, on just one hit. Kalaf struck out four batters and walked two. Colton Davis (CF) was 1-3, with 2 runs and one stolen base. Ryan Brookes (2B) was 1-3, with one run batted in. 
7/14/2010 11:15:30 AM

Adam Martin (C, Marietta, GA, 2010) had a huge day for the East Cobb Braves. Martin and the Braves, faced off against the SWFL Yarddawgs on Wednesday. In the first inning Martin hit a grand slam bomb. He was not done, in the fourth inning Martin hit a two run double to give him six runs batted in. Adam Martin decided he still was not done. In the sixth inning Martin hit another double, driving in another run. Adam Martin ended the game with seven runs batted in and two runs scored.

Jakob Nixon (SS, Canton, GA, 2010) was 3-3, with two runs scored on the day. Laine Frazier (3B, Rydal, GA, 2010) was 1-3, with a run scored. He also drove in two runs. The East Cobb Braves would score 13 runs on 11 hits and three walks.

Levi Mauldin (RHP, White, GA, 2010) would claim the win for the Braves. Mauldin pitched 4 2/3 innings. He gave up ten hits and five runs. Mauldin struck out six, but did not walk one batter. Ben Dittmer (LHP, Cartersville, GA, 2011) closed out the game for the Braves. Dittmer pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings. He also did not allow a single hit. The Braves took the game 13-5.  
7/14/2010 10:58:48 AM

The North Alabama Expos opened the 18U BCS stong with a solid team performance to knock off the South Florida Huskies.  LHP Mitchell Wright- Huntsville, Al 20111 went 4IP striking out 4 with a FB topping in the low 80s with good arm side run and 3/4 arm slot. SS Adam Smith- Huntsville, AL 2012 paced the offense by going 2-3, 1R, 2RBI, SB showing a good short smooth swing and hard consistent contact.  1B-Daniel Mills- Huntsville, AL 2010 with a good body, strong, showed good bat speed, smooth swing and the ability to use all fields.   
7/14/2010 10:51:32 AM

The Naturals had nine hits, but were unable to put together an offensive push and only managed four runs against The Jacksonville Warriors Cardinal today at Dunbar High School.  Jacksonville right hander Widdows was responsible for The Natural's lack of offense.  Widdows pitched 5.2 innings, allowing three runs (one earned) on seven hits while striking out nine.  He walked just two and hit one batter.

For Jacksonville, who had 13 hits and scored 12 times in the contest, first basemen Creech led the way with three RBI on a double in the midst of Jacksonville's nine run seventh inning.  The left fielder Dicicco went 2-for-5 with a double, run and two RBI.  Center fielder Thompson had an excellent day at the plate.  Thompson went 3-for-3 with a double, three runs and an RBI.  He also was hit by a pitch and got a stolen base.

For The Naturals, third basemen Tombs went 2-for-4 with two doubles, two runs and an RBI. 
7/14/2010 10:42:50 AM

The Cape Coast Canes and the Hitters Baseball were involved in a tight, low scoring game on Wednesday. Kenton Hering (RHP, Viera, FL, 2012) started the game on the mound for the Cape Coast Canes. Hering struck out the side to open up the game. In the bottom half, the Canes would go three up and three down themselves. In the second, Hering would strike out two batters, but Hitters Baseball was able to score one. In the bottom of the second, Nick Gonzalez (DH, Merrit Island, FL, 2011) would score on an error to tie up the game at 1-1.

Kenton Hering would go on to pitch three more innings. In those three, Hering would only give up one hit. He also did not allow a run. Hering struck out the side for the second time in the fourth inning. Scott Ward (LHP, Spruce Creek, FL, 2011) would pitch the final two innings of the game. Ward showed a smooth delivery as he worked both corners of the plate. Ward would only allow one hit in his twoo inngings. Not allowing a single run. He also struck out one batter.

In the third inning, Eric Zarm (1B, Cocoa, FL, 2010) would untie the game with one swing of the bat. Zarm belted a solo shot to give the Canes the 2-1 lead. The Canes would go on to score one more in the sixth, as they would go on to a 3-1 victory.  
7/14/2010 10:31:07 AM

It was all about pitching for the Sarasota Baseball Club and South Florida Titans today at Red Sox 5-Plex.  Dylan White (2013, Sarasota, FL) got a tough luck no decision for Sarasota.  White went six innings, allowing two runs on two hits while striking out ten and walking three.  He was matched wit for wit by Nick Cincotta of the Titans, who went six innings, allowing two runs on three hits.  He struck out six, walked one and also picked up a tough luck no decision.

The bullpen blew the lead for Sarasota in the seventh, giving up a run on two doubles by Brooks Flemming and Johnny Cole.  Cole drove in Flemming with his double, which ended up being the winning run for the Titans.