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Tournaments | Story | 12/30/2021

12u Tourney All-American Team

John McAdams     
Photo: Caden Dawson (Perfect Game)
2021 brought us tons of action-packed excitement from coast to coast when it came to the 12u age group. Whether it was at one of the regional events across the country or at the inaugural PG Invitational in Sanford, there was plenty of notable performances by these outstanding young athletes. As the year comes to a close, we would like to highlight these standouts on our Class of 2027/12U Tournament All-American Team.
 
The 58 names mentioned amongst the first and second teams amassed some outstanding numbers throughout the year, as this group was selected to an astounding 594 All-Tournament Teams. Not one hitter on the first or second team hit below .400 in 2021, while smashing a mind-boggling 469 homers. While pitching at this level can be an envious task, the pitchers struck out over 1,700 hitters.
 
Georgia native Caden Dawson takes home his second Perfect Game Player of The Year honor, as he was also named PG’s 12U Player of The Year at this year’s Select Festival. The numbers that Dawson amassed in 2021 are almost video game-like, as the young athlete hit .510 over his 228 plate appearances. Fifty-four out of his 93 hits went for extra bases, as the left-handed hitter smashed 22 doubles, 8 triples and 24 home runs. Couple that with his 81 stolen bases and a 1.706 OPS, and it’s easy to see why he is our 2021 Tournament Player of The Year.
 
Capping of the 2021 year with an outstanding performance at our National All-State Select Championships is Jael Castillo, our Tournament Pitcher of The Year. The projectable, young left-hander was impressive across his five innings of work, striking out 10 hitters and allowing just one earned one. That performance was just the exclamation point on a very successful 2021 season for the Wake Forest, N.C. native. Castillo struck out 118 hitters across his 80 2/3 innings in 2021, as the Canes Pirro product pitched at both the 12 and 13u level throughout the year. He allowed just six earned runs in those innings and amassed a 3-1 record for his team. This likely will not be the last time we hear his name, as the long and lean left-hander profiles to continue adding velocity as he physically matures.
 
Player of the Year: Caden Dawson, OF/C, Marietta, Ga.
 
Pitcher of the Year: Jael Castillo, LHP/1B, Wake Forest, N.C.
 
ATT = All-Tournament Teams

First-Team Hitters



Pos. Player State Team PA H 2B 3B HR RBI SB AVG OPS ATT
C Cole Crawford GA East Cobb Astros 12u Orange 201 84 19 7 22 96 56 .540 1.800 18
C Chase Harding SC Canes Pirro 261 82 15 7 16 95 65 .410 1.327 13
1B Anthony Caruso NJ MA Show/GRIT Black 163 61 11 1 19 73 13 .480 1.641 12
MIF Chase Fuller FL FL Dodgers Scout Team 201 72 19 9 16 91 44 .470 1.630 12
MIF William Cutshall GA East Cobb Astros 12u Orange 224 90 25 1 20 87 60 .470 1.455 15
MIF Noah Everly CA ZT Elite Prospects 13u 261 96 19 4 15 105 39 .490 1.450 16
MIF Carson (Bear) Calvo CA East Cobb Astros 12u Orange/MVP Hustle 151 60 13 8 15 69 20 .490 1.688 8
3B Brendan Pyle MO TX/FL Canes Elite 212 93 22 5 12 96 21 .530 1.524 13
3B Jose Doubront SC East Cobb Astros 12u Orange 184 55 18 4 14 73 33 .440 1.601 14
OF  Malachi Washington GA East Cobb Astros 12u Orange 170 63 11 4 13 50 58 .450 1.405 10
OF Brady Guzzie PA East Coast Ghost Mocha 161 58 6 0 19 43 40 .450 1.485 17
OF James "JD" Aufderheide GA Carl Black Longhorns 147 60 16 3 17 48 26 .470 1.563 11
OF Walker Killimett GA 643 DP Cougars 225 90 19 8 20 84 57 .480 1.544 14
OF Jorvorskie Lane TX TX/FL Canes Elite 203 63 14 6 11 64 96 .460 1.495 8
OF Eric Booth Jr. MS Canes Pirro 187 67 14 9 11 72 34 .470 1.523 9
OF Caden Dawson GA East Cobb Astros 12u Orange 228 93 22 8 24 90 81 .510 1.706 13
UTL Jayden Amos PA Beaver Valley Red 75 32 6 4 11 39 8 .530 1.908 5


First-Team Pitchers

Pos. Player ST Travel Team W L IP H ER SO WHIP ATT
LHP Jael Castillo  NC  Canes Pirro  3 1 80.2 56 6 118 1.31 13
LHP  Logan Schmidt  CA ZT Elite  1 0 23 8 1 43 1.09 6
RHP  Colton Gallardo  TX Texas Bombers Elite  0 0 32.2 11 0 60 0.7 5
RHP  Austin Neese  GA  East Cobb Astros  5 0 51.1 31 3 87 0.86 16
RHP Gavin Lang  AL  RBI Scout/P3  0 0 44 41 0 100 1.25 9
RHP  Jon Walker Brown  GA  643 DP Cougars  3 2 70.2 71 1 84 1.25 13
RHP  Andrew Bennett  AL  WFBA Hammerheads  1 0 32.1 10 0 72 1.14 7
LHP  Hudson Chadwick  GA  643 DP Cougars  5 3 53 38 0 81 1.26 12
LHP  Connor Salerno  NC  Canes Pirro  2 0 68 51 3 104 1.19 11
RHP Hayes Maginnis  GA  East Cobb Astros 12U Orange  7 0 37 21 0 58 0.78 14
LHP  Brock Adkins  NC  TM Sports Mizuno  1 0 27.1 16 1 34 0.95 7
LHP  Teagan Leach  VA Stars Colangelo  1 0 22.2 16 2 46 1.32 5
RHP  Carson Liedel  MI  Motor City HitDogs  2 0 23.2 14 0 39 1.39 5
UTL Jayden Amos  PA Beaver Valley Red  3 0 32.2 19 1 52 0.89 5


Second-Team Hitters

Pos. Player ST Travel Team PA H 2B 3B HR RBI SB AVG OPS ATT
C Mason Diamond GA Line Drive 12U Black 117 45 10 7 9 46 22 0.48 1.602 7
C Kevin Comblo Jr.  NJ  GRIT Black  193 68 13 0 13 62 30 0.41 1.219 12
1B Christopher Jerla  NJ Jersey Storm  146 47 9 0 18 61 21 0.42 1.516 10
INF Tyler Durkin  NY  Taconic Rangers/TC Elite/USA Prime National 174 59 7 3 14 52 37 0.41 1.297 11
INF Caleb Hudson  GA Canes Southeast  152 60 17 4 11 56 55 0.44 1.689 10
INF Devyn Downs  LA TX/FL Canes Elite  186 77 21 8 11 74 43 0.48 1.434 12
INF Vaughn Howard  FL  East Cobb Astros 12U Orange  146 55 12 4 14 63 44 0.52 1.765 14
INF Justin Labrador  NJ Diamond Jacks Super 12s 69 31 4 0 14 34 13 0.57 2.064 5
INF Jeb Craven  GA TX/FL Canes Elite/USA Prime National 135 48 11 5 13 51 34 0.44 1.552 11
INF Ethan McMenamin  PA East Coast Ghost  109 47 2 0 18 49 12 0.51 1.698 9
OF Jordin Griffin  LA TX/FL Canes Elite  153 55 7 6 7 30 49 0.47 1.38 8
OF Lash Henderson  TX ZT Elite 12U Gonzalez  140 49 10 4 8 36 26 0.42 1.278 6
OF Aiden DeLeon  TX Banditos 12U Black  172 66 15 8 7 59 29 0.49 1.471 7
OF  Asher DeLue NJ  TC Elite/Taconic Rangers  128 45 8 1 16 58 23 0.44 1.549 11
UTL  Derek Yormack  NY  Long Island Titans  61 24 5 0 15 37 8 0.52 2.248 5
UTL  Jansyel Otwell TX ZT Elite/ 21 Baseball/Citius  256 91 28 7 6 88 42 0.43 1.241 24


Second-Team Pitchers

Pos. Player ST Travel Team W L IP H ER SO WHIP ATT
RHP  Michael Fekete  NJ  Legends Baseball/ MA Show 6 2 32.2 42 3 44 1.62 9
RHP  Angel Acuna  CA MVP Hustle 12U Ruiz 1 1 30.2 34 1 46 1.43 3
RHP  Connor Woods  NC  Canes Pirro  0 0 19.2 9 0 25 0.89 12
RHP  William McIntire  TX TX/FL Canes Elite  1 0 31 20 3 47 1.29 7
RHP  Gavin Coffey  FL Florida Dodgers Scout Team 1 0 33.1 27 2 43 1.17 10
RHP  Kamron Bishop  VA Virginia Scrappers  3 0 27.2 16 0 40 0.98 7
LHP  Wilson Shaw  FL Kangaroo Court American  0 0 26.1 25 2 37 1.18 4
RHP  Zachary Tavarez  FL  5 Star Elite  0 0 59.1 57 3 88 1.3 12
RHP  Andy Espinosa FL  5 Star Elite  1 0 58 47 2 75 1.4 11
RHP  Beckett Denton  NC SBA Futures  1 0 33.2 34 2 46 1.4 6
RHP  Ethan Armbruster  TX LBC National  0 0 31 28 2 54 1.03 6
RHP  Ryan Maples  TX  San Antonio Kings  0 0 22.2 12 0 37 0.75 4
UTL Jansyel Otwell TX ZT Elite/ 21 Baseball/Citius  0 0 83 69 1 124 1.13 24
UTL Derek Yormack  NY  Long Island Titans  2 0 23.1 18 1 27 1.25 5

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