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Tournaments  | Championship  | 6/4/2024

BCS Qualifiers Hands Out Hardware

Hannah Jo Groves      Madeleine Howe     
Photo: Braves Scout Team (Perfect Game)
SWFL Baseball 2027 Takes 15U BCS Qualifier

Quick and consistent offense from SWFL Baseball 2027 earned the 8-5 victory over X Team 2027 in the 15U BCS Qualifier championship match.

SWFL Baseball got an early lead, racking up 7 runs in just the first 4 innings. X Team 2027 attempted a comeback with 5 total runs in the 4th and 5th innings, but did not fully rally by the end of the 7th.



SWFL second baseman Ryder Lutz contributed the most runs for SWFL, knocking in one with a triple, and another with a double. Over the past five games, Lutz has gotten his batting average up to .636. SWFL's other runs were spread out across many teammates - including center fielder Anthony Cabrera, shortstop Braylon Sheffield, left fielder Brody Baxmann, third baseman Boston Selig and extra hitter Derek Hooker.

Left-handed pitcher Ashby Piatt threw 57 pitches through 3.1 innings - working with a high-70s fastball and high 60s slider to strike out 2.

Coming in relief for Piatt was right-hander Noah Kiefer, who pitched 3 innings and used his high-70s fastball and mid-60s slider to strike out 3 batters.

SWFL Baseball 2027 will be staying close to home for the next couple weeks - competing next in the 15U City of Palms Championship in Fort Myers, FL June 14-17.

Atlanta Braves Scout Team Crosses Out X Team 2026

Explosive offense and cohesive defense secured the win for the Atlanta Braves Scout team in the 16U BCS Tournament with a score of 14-6 defeating X Team 2026.

From the start, the Braves offense accelerated, knocking in 5 runs in the first inning. A home run from Daniel Padilla blasted 3 runs to home plate, putting the Braves in a strong position going into the bottom of the first.

“I was just trying to put the ball in play because I had two men in scoring position, and it just came out. He hung a slider and I just crushed it so it was a good little hit,” said Daniel Padilla regarding his home run, “It was early in the game so we weren’t up by a lot yet so it was great for the team.”

Extra hitter Leo Marrero, recognized as the 16U BCS Qualifier MVP, went 4-4 for the Braves with a single, double and 2 runs scored.

“As a team, we are new so it was good to have everyone together,” Marrero said, “Everybody works well.”

Right-handed pitcher Jose Doubront led the team throwing a 84 pitches in 6.2 innings, topping out at 87 mph. The defensive connection was evident between the players with outstanding communication from third baseman Francisco Rodriguez to first baseman Alan Overmyer.

Cash Zirkle showed his versatility throughout the game, tacking on 3 RBI, then taking the mound in relief - allowing no runs at speeds between 80-81 mph.

After winning the BCS Qualifier tournament, the Atlanta Braves Scout Team 2026 are heading to Marietta, Georgia for the 2024 16U PG Southeast Summer Showdown happening June 13-17.


Wahoos National Shows Cohesion and Versatility in 18U BCS Qualifier Win

Strong defense and powerful offense won the 6-2 victory for Wahoos National over Florida Gulf Coast Black 18U.

Though Florida Gulf Coast Black 18U racked up 6 total hits, the Wahoo National defense held them to only 2 total runs - both of them knocked in by Gulf Coast third baseman Bryan Calderon.

Leading Wahoos’s defense was right-handed pitcher Miguel Diaz, who tossed 75 pitches over 5 innings, striking out 3 with low-80s fastballs and mid-70s curveballs.

Coming in relief at the sixth inning for Wahoos National was left-hander Dylan Quinzada, who worked consistently in the mid 80s with his fastball, striking out 1.

Quinzada also played a major role offensively, knocking a total of 3 batters in. First baseman Andrew Sarmiento and third baseman Brayan Martinez also each tacked on an RBI.