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Friday, February 16, 2018

Indoor League Playoff Preview

BJ Fish        
18U Playoff Preview

ALL TIMES CENTRAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#1 PG Black (12-0)

 

 

 

 

 

#2 Southworth Black (11-1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 17

10 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 17

10 AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#8 DSA Orange (10-2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#7 SJB Blue (3-1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 17

9 AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 17

9 AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#9 PG Maroon (9-3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#10 Dynasty Fire (5-3)

 

 

Feb 24

 

 

 

Feb 24

 

 

 

 

TBA

 

Champions

 

TBA

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 24

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

 

 

 

 

 

#4 Summit Blue (8-1-3)

 

 

 

 

 

#3 DSA Pink (10-2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 17

2 PM

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 17

12 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#5 NJ Axemen Blue (6-2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#6 Dynasty Ice (3-1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 17

1 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 17

11 AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#12 PG Silver (6-6)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#11 PG Green (7-5)



National Seeds
1) PG Black (12-0) - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
2) Southworth Black (11-1) - Omaha, Nebraska
3) DSA Pink (10-2) - Grimes, Iowa
4) Summit Blue (8-1-3) - Marlborough, New Hampshire
5) NJ Axemen Blue (6-2) - Wayne, New Jersey
6) Dynasty Ice (3-1) - Kingwood, Texas
7) SJB Blue (3-1) - Mickleton, New Jersey
8) DSA Orange (10-2) - Grimes, Iowa
9) PG Maroon (9-3) - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
10) Dynasty Fire (5-3) - Kingwood, Texas
11) PG Green (7-5) - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
12) PG Silver (6-6) - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

#1 PG Black (12-0) vs Winner of #8 and #9

 Player AB's
 Hits Runs
HR
 RBI AVG
Max Dis
Avg Velo
Max Velo
Konstantinos Papazoglou
138 85 58 12
70
 .616
400 82.7  97.3
Michael Weiss
131
76 51
1 35  .580 336 76.4  92.6
Alex Greene
112 55
31
0
27
 .491 323
75.9
 96.4
Dylan Schultz 129 64 38 5  46  .496 358 76.8  93.9

This year's #1 overall seed in the 18U division was completely dominant in their victories, averaging nearly 15 runs per game. They are led by Session I's MVP Konstantinos Papazoglou, who once again is tearing it up while leading the country in RBI at 70. Michael Weiss and Alex Greene have provided consistent play this session providing high averages and getting on base. Dylan Schultz is second on the team in RBI and and HR's in providing the team a solid power bat from the left side.

#2 Southworth Black (11-1) vs Winner of #7 and #10

 Player AB's
 Hits Runs
HR
 RBI AVG
Max Dis
Avg Velo
Max Velo
Wyatt Anderson
65 32 20 2
18 .492
378
80.8
96.0
Dylan Phillips 109 64 50 27 69 .587 400 82.9 100.2
Cameron Blossom
114 39 23 0 16 .342 311 75.1 98.3
Jaxson Johnson 120 68 43 9 31 .567 390 81.4 99.3
Colby Gomes 32 18 10 3 11 .563 376 83.9 99.6

Southworth Black finds itself in the #2 spot in this year's PGNIL playoffs and has looked very impressive this far, leading the nation in HR. They are led by Kansas State commit Dylan Phillips, who has shown incredible power this year, crushing a PGNIL Record 27 HR (previous record 20). Jaxson Johnson has also shined for the team, providing another power boost of 9 HR and an average of .567. Nebraska Commit Colby Gomes has played the last couple weeks and is sitting at .563 average and 3 HR. The team is rounded out by Cameron Blossom and Wyatt Anderson who both have max velos that sit in the top 15 Nationally.

#3 DSA Pink (10-2) vs Winner of #6 and #11

 Player AB's
 Hits Runs
HR
 RBI AVG
Max Dis
Avg Velo
Max Velo
Carter Troncin 110 72 37 5 46 .655 376 86.3 100.0
Noah Cook 58 36 10 0 12 .621 359 85.2 99.9
Ben DeKruyf 109 59 34 6 38 .541 388 83.1 98.2
Ben Damueller 77 34 24 0 16 .442 308 81.5 95.9
Casey Steen 117 52 52 0 28 .444 332 77.4 90.6

DSA Pink from Diamond Sports Academy in Grimes, Iowa has produced some of the better hitters in the nation, especially in regards of average and max velo. They are led by Carter Troncin, who is the nation's leader in average, 3rd in the nation in max velo and the nation's leader in avg velo at 86.3. Noah Cook also lends a nice bat to DSA Pink and is sitting 2nd in avg velo. This team is a team full of average hitters and they look to be one of the favorites in the 18U division to bring home the national title.

#4 Summit Blue (8-1-3) vs Winner of #5 and #12

 Player AB's
 Hits Runs
HR
 RBI AVG
Max Dis
Avg Velo
Max Velo
Cam Chamberlain 71 26 12 1 15 .366 366 77.7 94.8
Chris Weeks 22 8 3 0 3 .364 309 77.4 92.6
Dan Heise 45 12 2 0 2 .267 310 72.8 90.0
Hunter Langworthy 58 14 6 0 2 .241 272 63.7 83.0

Summit Blue hails from The Summit Athletic Center in Marlborough, New Hampshire. They have put together a solid regular season and have lost just one time in their 12 regular season games. Cam Chamberlain is the undisputed leader of this team, putting together a very solid campaign. His .366 is tops on the team and has nearly all of his team's RBI on the season. Chris Weeks, Dan Heise and Hunter Langworth have all shown solid games throughout the year and can make Summit Blue a very dangerous team come later rounds.

#5 NJ Axemen Blue (6-2) vs. #12 PG Silver (6-6)

NJ Axemen Blue

 Player AB's
 Hits Runs
HR
 RBI AVG
Max Dis
Avg Velo
Max Velo
Sam Armstrong 37 21 11 2 11 .568 385 82.3 99.5
Devyn Fahnestock 63 23 14 3 18 .365 415 79.4 100.9
Steve Rabe 67 31 16 0 12 .463 315 78.8 96.2

Last session's #1 overall seed, NJ Axemen Blue is back for Session II but this time as the #5 overall seed. This team is led by Sam Armstrong, who is putting together a very solid campaign, hitting .568 on the season. Devyn Fahnestock and Steve Rabe were last year's #1 and #2 in HR's. This is another team that could make some noise come playoff time and could be a sleeper for the title.

  PG Silver
 Player AB's
 Hits Runs
HR
 RBI AVG
Max Dis
Avg Velo
Max Velo
Keaton Parker 94 44 13 0 10 .468 292 76.6 88.3
Luke Smith 99 40 11 0 11 .404 311 74.7 86.4
Keenan Rose 93 37 15 0 11 .398 249 69.9 84.6
Kale Rose 90 34 10 0 17 .378 275 64.1 89.0

Gaining the final slot in the 18U division due to tiebreaker, PG Silver has had a mixed bag of success this year. They bring a balanced attack into the playoffs with each player bringing very similar numbers to the table. Probably their best hitter, Keaton Parker is hitting .468 on the season and leading the team in average velo at 76.6. They could very well give NJ Axemen a scare in the first round.

#6 Dynasty Ice (3-1) vs #11 PG Green (7-5)
 

Dynasty Ice
 Player AB's
 Hits Runs
HR
 RBI AVG
Max Dis
Avg Velo
Max Velo
Brody Logsdon 33 20 13 0 11 .606 309 81.0 94.1
Grant O'Neal 35 14 8 0 10 .400 296 77.1 90.6

The facility champion for Dynasty Baseball at The Zone Baseball Academy in Kingwood, Texas was Dynasty Ice. They are led by Texas A&M-Corpus Christi commit Brody Logsdon, who is hitting for an incredible .606 average this season. They were ravaged by scheduling conflicts and poor weather all season but hope to make up for it in a big way in playoff time as facility champion.


PG Green

 Player AB's
 Hits Runs
HR
 RBI AVG
Max Dis
Avg Velo
Max Velo
Zak Packingham 93 49 18 1 27 .527 373 80.8 99.0
Lane Thole 87 43 16 0 12 .494 320 75.2 93.2
Nick Saathoff 112 46 18 0 13 .411 279 72.0 85.4
Anthony Kernwein 113 38 15 0 15 .336 290 68.5 83.3

PG Green is another that snuck into the playoffs from Perfect Game HQ, finishing 3rd locally. Zak Packingham is the most consistent and dangerous batter in this lineup and has shown in previous sessions that he has some serious power despite his lack of HR's this session. His max velo of 99.0 ranks 8th nationally. He looks to lead his team to a first round upset over Dynasty Ice.

#7 SJB Blue (3-1) vs #10 Dynasty Fire (5-3)

SJB Blue

 Player AB's
 Hits Runs
HR
 RBI AVG
Max Dis
Avg Velo
Max Velo
Justin Szestowicki 57 23 8 0 6 .404 289 72.7 86.9
Ricky Garron 53 14 6 0 8 .264 265 73.0 83.2

The South Jersey Bullpen from Mickleton, New Jersey was the 18U champion in 2017 and returned a team to the playoffs in the second session this year. Justin Szestowicki has been the constant bat for the team this session, hitting for a .404 average. Another facility plagues by conflicts, they have only played 4 games this session but could find their stride in the playoffs.

Dynasty Fire

 Player AB's
 Hits Runs
HR
 RBI AVG
Max Dis
Avg Velo
Max Velo
Spence Mats 45 17 9 0 17 .378 328 71.7 89.1
Logan Roberts 45 15 6 0 5 .333 284 71.3 86.5
Zane Brown 50 15 7 0 7 .300 210 68.1 84.8

Dynasty Fire was the facility runnerup from Dynasty Baseball at The Zone Baseball Academy in Kingwood, Texas. All 3 of the hitters of this team have put together solid campaigns, all hitting for over .300 averages. They will bring a balanced attack and get runners on base with some power chances coming from Spence Mats, the teams best hitter in this session.

#8 DSA Orange (10-2) vs #9 PG Maroon (9-3)

DSA Orange
 Player AB's
 Hits Runs
HR
 RBI AVG
Max Dis
Avg Velo
Max Velo
Sam Young 80 40 7 0 18 .500 304 81.7 96.1
Kyle Otte 74 29 15 0 5 .392 324 77.3 93.4
Mason Heckman 78 23 10 0 9 .295 326 63.2 93.0
Collin Cook 65 41 12 0 14 .631 295 76.3 89.2
Ryan Adam 23 5 2 0 1 .217 281 67.8 81.2

DSA Orange was the runnerup from Diamond Sports Academy outside of Des Moines, Iowa and was dropped to the #2 due to tiebreaker. Collin Cook and Sam Young have been spectacular this session for DSA Orange, both hitting over .500. These guys could be a VERY difficult out for anyone and could make a push late into the playoffs.

PG Maroon
 Player AB's
 Hits Runs
HR
 RBI AVG
Max Dis
Avg Velo
Max Velo
Tyler Elliott 213 117 51 0 42 .549 319 80.4 92.3
Matt Martin 197 80 28 0 37 .406 289 70.8 84.4

PG Maroon returns 2 of the 3 players that were 2017's National Runner-up. As a coaches son, Tyler Elliott brings a very solid approach to the plate and it ttranslates for him very well in this league. Tyler leads the country in hits with 117 and his avg velo of 80.4 is top 15 Nationally. Matt Martin brings to the table some solid contact hitting and is very streaky. This round #1 wildcard amtchup plays more like a round 2 matchup[ with both teams being very very good.

16U Playoff Preview

ALL TIMES CENTRAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#1 PG Red (10-1-1)

 

 

 

 

 

#2 DSA Royal (9-2-1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 18

12 PM

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 18

10 AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#8 DSA Purple (7-5)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#7 PG Black (10-2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 18

11 AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 18

9 AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#9 Southworth Purple (7-5)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#10 DSA Silver (7-5)

 

 

Feb 24/25

TBA

 

 

 

Feb 24/25

TBA

 

 

 

 

 

Champions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 24/25

TBA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#4 Players Edge Blue (5-2)

 

 

 

 

 

#3 Southworth Black (9-3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 18

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 18

10 AM

 

 

ANY TIME IN AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

#5 HitKing Gold (5-1-4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#6 The Barn Black (3-4-2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 18

ANY TIME IN AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 18

9 AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#12 HitKing Red (5-4-1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#11 Southworth Gold (6-5)


National Seeds
1) PG Red (10-1-1) - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
2) DSA Royal (9-2-1) - Grimes, Iowa
3) Southworth Black (9-3) - Omaha, Nebraska
4) Players Edge Blue (5-2) - Wayne, New Jersey
5) HitKing Gold (5-1-4) - Katy, Texas
6) The Barn Black (3-4-2) - Manhattan, Kansas
7) PG Black (10-2) - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
8) DSA Purple (7-5) - Grimes, Iowa
9) Southworth Purple (7-5) - Omaha, Nebraska
10) DSA Silver (7-5) - Grimes, Iowa
11) Southworth Gold (6-5) - Omaha, Nebraska
12) HitKing Red (5-4-1) - Katy, Texas

#1 PG Red (10-1-1) vs Winner of #7 and #10
 Player AB's
 Hits Runs
HR
 RBI AVG
Max Dis
Avg Velo
Max Velo
Andrue Henry 88 61 40 19 50 .693 403 80.9 100.2
Joseph Harris 84 31 16 0 19 .369 353 74.4 91.2
Tyler Loebel 108 37 19 0 20 .343 342 74.9 90.0
Carson Sirowy 97 30 20 0 7 .309 303 65.6 80.7

PG Red comes into the playoffs as facility champions on Perfect Game HQ in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Andrue Henry is one of the premier power hitters in the entire country and is second in both max velo and HR. He leads the country in average, hitting for an incredible .693 on the season. This team will go as far as Andrue carries them. He is joined by Joseph Harris, Tyler Loebel and Carson Sirowy who have shown the ability to get on base often. If anyone wants the title, they will have to go through these guys.

#2 DSA Royal (9-2-1) vs Winner of #7 and #10
 Player AB's
 Hits Runs
HR
 RBI AVG
Max Dis
Avg Velo
Max Velo
Will Armstrong 70 42 17 0 14 .600 304 73.9 85.1
Alec Nigut 108 54 22 0 29 .500 342 78.7 93.2
Sam Nicolino 132 58 23 0 12 .439 301 76.5 91.4
Alex Pendergast 113 45 13 0 20 .398 326 76.8 89.8

Playing in a mixed division, DSA Royal is used to playing against some stiffer competition. This session, they excelled and finished as the top 16U team at Diamond Sports Academy in Grimes, Iowa. Will Armstrong and Alec Nigut lead the team in hitting, both hitting over .400 while Sam Nicolino and Alex Pendergast have also shown the ability to get on base. Armstrong's .600 average ranks 2nd in the Nation behind Andrue Henry of PG Red.

#3 Southworth Black (9-3) vs Winner of #6 and #11
 Player AB's
 Hits Runs
HR
 RBI AVG
Max Dis
Avg Velo
Max Velo
Tyler Palmer 96 48 23 4 22 .500 347 75.5 93.5
Trevor Barajas 122 67 48 23 65 .549 408 83.1 102.5
Trey Frahm 96 46 22 2 15 .479 340 77.6 96.3
Michael Finan 89 27 23 5 20 .303 356 73.9 89.6

Coming in as champions of Southworth Hitting in Omaha, Southworth Black is arguably the most complete team in the nation with all hitters showing both power and average potential. Trevor Barajas is arguably the best all around hitter in the country, mashing 23 HR (PGNIL Record) and leading the country in both Avg Velo and Max Velo.Tyler Palmer and Trey Frahm both have had great seasons and hold major baseball offers. Finan is another power threat for Southworth Black, mashing 5 HR's on the season.

#4 Players Edge Blue (5-2) vs Winner of #5 & #12
 Player AB's
 Hits Runs
HR
 RBI AVG
Max Dis
Avg Velo
Max Velo
Ethan Young 31 16 6 0 4 .516 338 75.4 92.6
Orin Winslow 85 36 10 0 17 .424 337 77.3 97.3
Rudys Luciano 32 11 7 0 1 .344 306 69.5 85.0
Justin Lorenzo 36 33 3 0 4 .306 259 61.7 83.3

Players Edge Blue comes in as the #4 overall seed and the facility champion for Players Edge in Wayne, New Jersey. Ethan Young leads the team in average, hitting for a .516 clip on the season and Orin Winslow has probably been the most consistent. knocking in 17 RBI with his max exit velo of 97.3 ranking T-4th nationally. Rudys Luciano and Justin Lorenzo round out the team and both are hitting above .300.

#5 Hit King Gold (5-1-4) vs #12 Hit King Red (5-4-1)

Hit King Gold
 Player AB's
 Hits Runs
HR
 RBI AVG
Max Dis
Avg Velo
Max Velo
Zach Brunner 90 37 6 0 8 .411 241 70.7 86.9
Dylan Anderson 83 19 2 0 2 .229 255 65.7 86.3
Austin Baker 82 9 3 0 1 .110 270 59.6 85.1

Hit King Gold comes in as the facility champion out of the Pete Rose Hit King Baseball Academy in Katy, Texas. THey are led in large part by Zach Bruner, who is hitting for a team high .411 and 8 RBI on the year. Dylan Anderson and Austin Baker have shown flashes of potential, reaching max exit velos of 86.3 and 86.1 respectively.

Hit King Red
 Player AB's
 Hits Runs
HR
 RBI AVG
Max Dis
Avg Velo
Max Velo
Avery Sitkowski 92 30 9 0 11 .326 276 66.6 86.1
Albert Thurston 96 40 7 0 7 .417 309 69.6 87.2
Darin Young 89 25 7 0 5 .281 246 64.8 84.2

Hit King Red got a tough draw as they face off against fellow facility member Hit King Gold. Albert Thurston leads the team in hitting, going .417 on the year and maxing at an exit velo of 87.2. Avery Sitkowski leads the team in RBI and and runs scored. Hit King ed will be a very tough out for Hit King Gold.

#6 The Barn Black (3-4-2) vs #11 Southworth Gold (6-5)

The Barn Black
 Player AB's
 Hits Runs
HR
 RBI AVG
Max Dis
Avg Velo
Max Velo
Avery Brokenicky 64 29 5 0 6 .453 277 72.6 88.0
Dayne Aschbrenner 33 12 5 0 3 .364 226 66.8 81.1
Will Rosenow 61 24 4 0 6 .393 239 65.5 84.6
Eli Schnee 67 4 15 0 3 .224 260 64.2 80.6

The Barn Black comes in as the lone 16U team from The Barn Baseball Academy in Manhattan, sas. Every player on the club has shown different strengths as each on if them has contributed in a big way to the team this season. Eli Schnee leads the team in runs while Avery Brokenicky and Will Rosenow are tied for the team lead in RBI at 6.

Southworth Gold
 Player AB's
 Hits Runs
HR
 RBI AVG
Max Dis
Avg Velo
Max Velo
Hunter Scruggs 96 50 27 5 30 .521 390 83.6 99.7
Jaxon Worley 50 27 9 2 12 .540 344 71.3 92.4
Garrett Anglim 65 33 15 0 15 .508 319 80.4 94.4
Zane Harris 91 41 21 1 17 .451 343 77.0 92.0
Andrew Tabaka 61 21 10 0 7 .344 223 68.3 83.1

Southworth Gold is a very talented team out of Southworth Hitting and is a major candidate to be a darkhorse title contender in this 2nd session. With every batter hitting over .300 and wiuth a team total of 8 HR, they attack you a number of different ways. Hnter Scruggs is one of the better hitters in the country, nearing the top in max exit velo and HR.

#7 PG Black (10-2) vs #10 DSA Silver (7-5)

  PG Black
 Player AB's
 Hits Runs
HR
 RBI AVG
Max Dis
Avg Velo
Max Velo
Zac Stallman 134 76 30 2 37 .567 341 79.4 92.7
Reed Stallman 132 39 14 0 17 .295 319 72.7 86.5
Austin Stallman 100 29 13 0 3 .290 294 65.8 81.6

Team Stallman enters the tournament as the runner up from PG HQ and is looking to make a deep tournament run. Zac Stallman leads the team in hitting and is the undeniable leader for the team. He leads the team in all ofeensive categories. Reed and Austin Stallman both add some pieces to the offensive that can get on base with Austin playing up a division to round out the division.

DSA Silver
 Player AB's
 Hits Runs
HR
 RBI AVG
Max Dis
Avg Velo
Max Velo
Jack Fuchs 86 45 13 0 11 .523 298 74.1 90.0
Caleb Hews 29 14 3 0 4 .483 282 69.9 87.7
Bryce Jermier 76 28 7 1 6 .368 351 76.5 93.8
Isaac Boley 92 36 10 0 9 .391 300 72.6 86.8
Colby Wigham 87 34 15 1 16 .391 341 75.1 94.2

DSA Silver finished the season in a tie for runnerup at Diamond Sports Academy in Grimes, Iowa. They are a very talented team with all players hitting for a .368 or better clip. They have flashed some power potential with both Bryce Jermier and Colby Wigham going deep this year. Colby Wigham leads the team in RBI with 16 while Jack Fuchs leads the team in average hitting for a .523 clip.

#8 DSA Purple (7-5) vs #9 Southworth Purple (7-5)

  DSA Purple
 Player AB's
 Hits Runs
HR
 RBI AVG
Max Dis
Avg Velo
Max Velo
Nick Stubbs 68 39 18 0 17 .574 298 75.5 87.4
Aiden McGee 90 47 31 7 38 .522 376 82.6 93.0
Derek Einertson 97 42 14 0 22 .433 273 70.7 84.3
Brandon Chapman 92 39 24 0 11 .424 334 76.8 90.2
Evan Borst 104 47 29 0 21 .452 269 73.6 86.2

DSA Purple was the other team that tied for second at Diamond Sports Academy in Grimes, Iowa. Aiden McGee is the standout performer in this group, mashing 7 HR while hitting .522 on the season. His average exit velo of 82.6 ranks him 3rd Nationally at the 16U level. Nick Stubbs is hitting at a blistering .526 this season as well. This is another team with major dark horse potential as not a single player is hitting below .424.

Southworth Purple
 Player AB's
 Hits Runs
HR
 RBI AVG
Max Dis
Avg Velo
Max Velo
Tyler VanDerwerken 99 44 15 0 17 .444 266 70.6 84.6
Caden Eby 113 57 29 2 33 .504 335 78.0 93.0
Harold Urban 98 45 18 0 17 .459 316 77.4 91.1
Jax Brockett 58 21 11 0 11 .362 291 71.2 91.3
Jack Lehl 53 18 10 0 8 .340 270 66.5 81.0

This 8-9 matchup reads almost more like a 2nd round of playoff matchup as it features aarguably some of the best talent in the field. Southworth Purple has had an up and down season as it finds itself in the playoffs. Caden Eby leads the team in average, hitting .504 on the season while Tyler Vanderwerken and Harold Urban add even more consistent play with both of them hitting over .400. Another team that can make some noise, Southworth purple won't be an easy out for anyone.

14U Playoff Preview

ALL TIMES CENTRAL

#1 NJ Axemen Blue (7-0-1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#2 PG Navy (9-1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 18

1 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 18

6 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#16 PG Red (6-4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#15 Starters Blue (5-5-2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 18

2 PM

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 18

7 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#8 The Barn Black (3-2-3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#7 HitKing White (6-1-5)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 18

1 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 18

5 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#9 Bunker White (2-0-8)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#10 SJB Blue (2-1-1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 24/25

TBA

 

 

 

Feb 24/25

TBA

 

 

 

 

 

 

Champions

 

 

 

 

#4 Dothan Black (10-2)

 

 

 

Feb 24/25

TBA

 

 

 

#3 Starters Black (10-1-1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 18

3 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 18

3 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#13 Grit Black (5-2-1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#14 Bunker Red (2-1-7)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 18

4 PM

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 18

5 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#5 Southworth Black (9-3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#6 Summit Purple (7-5)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 18

2 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 18

4 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#12 Starters Yellow (10-2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#11 PG White (6-2)


National Seeds
1) NJ Axemen Blue (7-0-1) - Wayne, New Jersey
2) PG Navy (9-1) - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
3) Starters Black (10-1-1) - Shakopee, Minnesota
4) Dothan Black (10-2) - Dothan, Alabama
5) Southworth Black (9-3) - Omaha, Nebraska
6) Summit Purple (7-5) - Marlborough, New Hampshire
7) Hit King White (6-1-5) - Katy, Texas
8) The Barn Black (8-1-1) - Manhattan, Kansas
9) Bunker White (2-0-8) - Troy, New York
10) SJB Blue (2-1-1) - Mickleton, New Jersey
11) PG White (8-2) - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
12) Starters Yellow (10-2) - Shakopee, Minnesota
13) Grit Black (5-2-1) - Wayne, New Jersey
14) Bunker Red (2-1-7) - Troy, New York
15) Starters Blue (5-5-2) - Shakopee, Minnesota
16) PG Red (6-4) - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

#1 NJ Axemen Blue (7-0-1) vs #16 PG Red (6-4)

NJ Axemen Blue

 Player AB's
 Hits Runs
HR
 RBI AVG
Max Dis
Avg Velo
Max Velo
Angel Colon 48 26 10 0 10 .542 272 71.4 94.1
Naz Mule 47 25 18 3 28 .532 406 80.1 101.9
Johnny Gilligan 73 35 13 0 11 .479 297 67.1 90.8
Jace Gilligan 69 33 22 0 14 .478 329 70.6 92.0

Arguably the most complete team in the 14U division, NJ Axemen Blue from Players Edge in Wayne, New Jersey seems to be be the team to beat and like in sessions past comes in as the facorite to bring home the title in the 14U division. They are led by arguably the best player in the country, Naz Mule, who has the highest exit velo in the country at 101.9 and mashing 3 HR in 8 games. His longest HR of 406 feet is the 3rd farthest hit in any division. He is flanked by Angel Colon and Jace and Johnny Gilligan who are both hitting around .400 on the year.

PG Red
 Player AB's
 Hits Runs
HR
 RBI AVG
Max Dis
Avg Velo
Max Velo
Xavier Hummer 88 33 9 0 12 .375 203 64.2 82.7
Boston Stoffel 102 38 10 0 7 .373 258 59.5 74.4
Ben Klesner 109 39 10 0 6 .358 253 62.9 76.8

PG Red snuck into the playoffs as the 16 seed and has had a mixed bag of success so far this season. With every batter hitting over .350, they bring a very consistent approach with all batters having similar numbers. They have showin the ability to go on runs and be streaky. If they cans tart the games hot and find some success easly, they could be a tought out for NJ Axemen Blue.

#2 PG Navy (11-1) vs #15 Starters Blue (5-5-2)

PG Navy

 Player AB's
 Hits Runs
HR
 RBI AVG
Max Dis
Avg Velo
Max Velo
McKade Jelinek 136 68 26 0 17 .500 283 75.2 91.1
Clayton Muszynski 78 37 12 0 14 .474 262 67.6 88.9
Manning Weiss 104 41 12 0 19 .394 237 70.4 82.9

PG Navy comes in facility champion of PG HQ in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. McKade Jelinek is this session's most consistent bat, hitting for an even .500. Clayton Muszynski and Manning Weiss round the team out and have shown to be dangerous hitters as well.

Starters Blue
 Player AB's
 Hits Runs
HR
 RBI AVG
Max Dis
Avg Velo
Max Velo
Sebastian Ritter 50 22 6 0 3 .440 221 59.7 73.9
Alex Oliva 56 19 4 0 1 .339 188 54.9 70.7
Robbie Traylor 59 24 1 0 6 .407 206 60.3 75.9
Aiden Shermak 50 12 3 0 4 .240 195 56.6 73.6
Braden Ebeling 52 11 2 0 2 .212 218 54.9 72.3
Ethan Barns 57 10 3 0 3 .175 179 56.8 74.6

Starters Blue snuck in as the wildcard from Starters Training Facility in Shakopee, Minnesota. A full team, they have shown some troubles in putting together some streaks. They do feature two hittings in Robbie Traylor and Sebastian Ritter that are hitting over .400 on the season.

#3 Starters Black (10-1-1) vs #14 Bunker Red (2-1-7)

  Starters Black
 Player AB's
 Hits Runs
HR
 RBI AVG
Max Dis
Avg Velo
Max Velo
Kyle Hvidsten 110 57 32 2 39 .518 349 78.4 93.6
Austin Lucas 103 48 24 0 18 .466 336 70.8 91.5
Anthony Kurth 104 48 20 0 21 .462 337 66.8 90.3
David Buesgens 101 46 21 0 19 .455 319 66.6 91.8

Starters Black enters as the facility champion from Starters Training Facility in Shakopee, Minnesota and is the defending National Champion in this 14U division  from Session I. Last session's MVP, Kyle Hvidsten, continues his hot play from session I in leading the tam back to the playoffs. He is the team's leader in every offensive category. Austin Lucas, Anthony Kurth and David Buesgens are all hitting over .450 to round out the team and they look like they could very well repeat.

Bunker Red
 Player AB's
 Hits Runs
HR
 RBI AVG
Max Dis
Avg Velo
Max Velo
Ryan Bates 75 15 0 0 2 .200 200 55.5 81.5
Ritchie Sanderson 74 7 2 0 0 .095 187 48.0 66.3
Anthony Testo 81 0 4 0 0 .049 198 51.5 62.9

Bunker Red comes in as a wildcard from the Bomber's Bunker in Troy, New York. They have had a mixed bag of success this session as they inched into the playoffs due to having a solid win percentage. Ryan Bates leads the team with 15 hits on the year and 2 RBI. Anthony Testo has 3 runs to lead the team in that catagory.

#4 Dothan Black (10-2) vs #13 Grit Black (5-2-1)

Dothan Black
 Player AB's
 Hits Runs
HR
 RBI AVG
Max Dis
Avg Velo
Max Velo
Sheldon Ott 122 73 45 0 35 .598 320 79.2 92.3
Bauer Sharp 56 36 18 1 24 .643 346 80.4 93.3
Jake Smith 120 76 42 1 43 .633 351 83.3 93.6
Anson Simera 32 14 6 0 11 .438 341 75.0 90.3
Tucker Watkins 45 17 9 0 8 .378 174 61.8 71.9
Camden Smith 68 21 12 0 11 .309 241 63.3 78.2

Dothan Black is the facility champion from Dothan Baseball Club in Dothan, Alabama and is a team that features 3 players hitting near .600 or better. Sheldon Ott and Jake Smith are #1 and #2 on the team in RBI with 43 and 35 a piece ranking 1st and 3rd nationally. They have also shown flashes of power potential with both Bauer Sharp and Jake Smith going deep on the year. These guys are another team that are one of the favorites to bring home a title

Grit Black
 Player AB's
 Hits Runs
HR
 RBI AVG
Max Dis
Avg Velo
Max Velo
Boston Flannery 74 36 12 0 13 .486 300 65.4 81.1
Chad Falcon 77 30 10 0 8 .390 279 64.4 82.7
Kevin Jaxel 71 27 9 0 10 .380 300 65.9 89.5

Grit Black comes in as a wildcard from Players Edge in Wayne, New Jersey. 2017's 12U MVP Kevin Jaxel is on the team and has had a solid year, hitting at a .380 clip. They are rounded out by Boston Flannery and Chad Falcon who have also both had big years in the past. Flannery is the team's leader in nearly all offensive catagories.

#5 Southworth Black (9-3) vs #12 Starters Yellow (10-2)

Southworth Black
 Player AB's
 Hits Runs
HR
 RBI AVG
Max Dis
Avg Velo
Max Velo
Aiden Rupprecht 50 25 6 0 14 .500 317 74.0 87.4
Maddux Fleck 126 62 34 0 21 .492 245 65.3 78.6
Dalton Bargo 120 59 24 0 26 .492 294 69.3 82.8
Reece Powers 88 27 11 0 12 .307 191 59.1 72.4
Garrett White 62 5 0 0 3 .081 223 52.6 75.5

Southworth Black is the facility champion out of Southworth Hitting in Omaha, Nebraska. The team features 3 players hitting right near .500 on the year. Maddux Fleck leads the team in both runs and average while Dalton Bargo has the most RBI. With some clutch hitting, these guys could be a team to watch out for in the playoffs.

Starters Yellow
 Player AB's
 Hits Runs
HR
 RBI AVG
Max Dis
Avg Velo
Max Velo
Sam McCutcheon 71 30 10 0 10 .423 267 65.9 90.1
Brayden Ellenberg 68 35 9 0 16 .515 290 71.9 87.0
Riley Thuringer 75 38 14 0 8 .507 280 67.2 89.3
Jake Ryan 65 25 6 0 10 .385 239 68.2 84.7
Remi Pye 70 23 10 0 5 .329 274 69.6 89.2

Coming in as a tough luck underdog after losing the tiebreaker for facility champion to Starters Black, Starters Yellow hope to represent Starters Training Facility in Shakopee, Minnesota and push ahead to the finals. At 10-2, they are not your traditional 12 seed. All of their hitters hit for a .329 over better average and they have shown the ability to score a lot of runs. This 5-12 matchup will be a fun one to watch.

#6 Summit Purple (7-5) vs #11 PG White (8-2)

Summit Purple

 Player AB's
 Hits Runs
HR
 RBI AVG
Max Dis
Avg Velo
Max Velo
Liam Yardley 81 35 8 0 8 .432 295 69.8 86.8
Trevor Heise 116 46 17 0 15 .397 240 61.2 75.8
Tucker Brown 116 38 12 0 14 .328 238 68.3 83.8
Austin Morris 50 8 3 0 3 .160 276 61.5 86.1

Summit Purple is the facility champion out of the Summit Athletic Center in Marlborough, New Hampshire. Liam Yardley has had a very solid year in leading the team in average at .432. Trevor Heise and Tucker Brown have been the RBI and run scoring machines for the team, both 1-2 in the catagories on the team.

PG White
 Player AB's
 Hits Runs
HR
 RBI AVG
Max Dis
Avg Velo
Max Velo
Parker Smith 138 66 19 0 24 .478 253 72.2 83.8
Andrew Freeman 110 51 29 0 26 .464 314 72.1 89.7
Kenneth Thompson 93 43 20 0 20 .462 249 66.5 81.5
Dylan Page 59 20 9 0 7 .339 284 72.9 86.0

PG White comes in as the facility runnerup from PG HQ in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. They will be a very tough out for anyone in the tournament and they seem to have found their stride after starting 2-2 and have sine won 8 straight. Parker Smith leads the team in hitting at a .478 average while Andrew Freeman has shown some power and is a tall kid, topping around 90 mph. Kenneth Thompson, arguably the furthest traveler to play in the league has been magnicificent, hitting .462 and driving in 20 RBI.

#7 Hit King White (6-1-5) vs #10 SJB Blue (2-1-1)

Hit King White
 Player AB's
 Hits Runs
HR
 RBI AVG
Max Dis
Avg Velo
Max Velo
Lucas Payan 112 36 7 0 9 .321 256 62.1 83.7
Jon Shields 73 19 4 0 8 .260 253 61.9 82.3
Caeden Wisdom 105 23 6 0 1 .219 230 60.1 76.7

Hit King White is the facility champion out of Hit King Baseball Academy in Katy, Texas. Lucas Payan leads the team in all offensive catagiries and has hit for a .321 average this year. Jon Shields has knocked in an additional 8 runs and Caeden Wisdom has scored 6 times for the team.

SJB Blue
 Player AB's
 Hits Runs
HR
 RBI AVG
Max Dis
Avg Velo
Max Velo
Xavier Massey 65 36 19 0 15 .554 295 75.6 87.5
Adam McEvoy 60 22 12 0 19 .367 246 67.6 79.1
Nikolas Monoyios 36 15 8 0 5 .417 265 65.6 78.4
Lin Asari 31 7 2 0 3 .226 245 60.0 85.9

SJB Blue is  the facility champion out of the South Jersey Bullpen and returns a few familiar faces from previous years. Xavier Massey has been very impressive and is hitting .554 on the year to lead the team in average. Adam McEvoy has knocked in 19 runs to lead the team.

#8 The Barn Black (3-2-3) vs #9 Bunker White (2-0-8)

The Barn Black
 Player AB's
 Hits Runs
HR
 RBI AVG
Max Dis
Avg Velo
Max Velo
Braden Dinkel 60 29 11 0 4 .483 268 70.2 86.9
Cade Perkins 66 28 7 0 13 .424 251 63.7 83.0
Jack Campbell 64 24 7 0 6 .423 268 69.6 84.3
Ryan Erickson 55 19 8 0 8 .345 225 62.8 78.0

The Barn Black is the facility champion for The Barn Baseball Academy in Manhattan, Kansas and brings a very solid grou of hitters to the table with all of them hitting at .345 or better on the year. Braden Dinkel leads the team in hitting with an average of .483 while Cade Perkins leads in RBI at 13. Jack Campbell and Ryan Erickson round the team out and have both shown the ability to knock runs in.

Bunker White
 Player AB's
 Hits Runs
HR
 RBI AVG
Max Dis
Avg Velo
Max Velo
Ty Hernandez 66 18 0 0 2 .273 269 59.8 77.0
Carter Gould 60 11 2 0 1 .183 287 61.9 82.8
Damon Mason 63 10 1 0 0 .159 220 55.5 72.2
Tyler Dedrick 56 4 1 0 1 .071 232 48.5 79.3

Bunker White is the facility champion from the Bomber's Bunker in Troy, New York. They are led by Ty Hernandez, who is hitting .273 on the year. Carter Gould leads the team in runs scored and max exit velocity, sitting right at 82.8 on the season.

12U Playoff Preview

ALL TIMES CENTRAL

#1 Bunker Red (8-0-1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#2 Dothan Black (11-1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 17

2 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 17

4 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#16 The Barn Orange (2-1-6)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#15 The Barn Black (3-2-3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 17

3 PM

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 17

6 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#8 Hit King White (6-1-5)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#7 PG Navy (8-3-1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 17

1 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 17

5 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#9 The Barn White (4-2-2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#10 NJ Axemen Blue (7-1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 24/25

TBA

 

 

 

Feb 24/25

TBA

 

 

 

 

 

 

Champions

 

 

 

 

#4 SJB Black (8-1-1)

 

 

 

Feb 24/25

TBA

 

 

 

#3 NJ Axemen Red (5-0-1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 17

12 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 17

3 PM