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Friday, March 02, 2018

Session II Indoor Champs, MVPs

BJ Fish        
18U National Champions and MVP


National Champions: #2 Southworth Black (Southworth Hitting - Omaha, Nebraska)

Roster (Left to Right)
1. Jaxson Johnson - Webster University Commit
2. Colby Gomes - University of Nebraska Commit
3. Cameron Blossom - Jefferson College Commit
4. Wyatt Andersen - South Dakota State Commit
5. Dylan Phillips - Kansas State Commit

Path To The Championship:
Round 1: BYE
Round 2 (Best of 3): 13-3 Win over #6 SJB Blue, 9-8 Win over #6 SJB Blue
Semi-Finals  (Best of 3): 20-4 Win over #11 PG Green, 20-9 Win over PG Green
Finals (Best of 3): 40-30 Win over #5 NJ Axemen Blue, 16-11 Win over #5 NJ Axemen Blue

18U MVP


Dylan Phillips (2018 1B, Omaha, NE)
- Dylan was very impressive all season as he came away with the run-away MVP Award while leading his team to a National Title. Phillips mashed an 18U record 31 HR on the season including the playoffs. The Kansas State commit shined in more ways than one, ranking in the top 5 in nearly all offensive categories. Congratulations again to Dylan and best of luck at Kansas State!

Other Players Considered: Konstantinos Papazoglou (PG Black) , Jaxson Johnson (Southworth Black), Colby Gomes (Southworth Black), Carter Troncin (DSA Pink) , Ben Dekruyf (DSA Pink), Samuel Armstrong (NJ Axmen Blue), Dylan Schultz (PG Black)

16U National Champions and MVP

National Champions: #3 Southworth Black (Southworth Hitting - Omaha, Nebraska)

Roster (Left to Right)
1. Trey Frahm
2. Trevor Barajas
3. Michael Finan


Path To The Championship:
Round 1: BYE
Round 2 (Best of 3): 8-16 Loss to #11 Southworth Gold, 13-2 Win over #11 Southworth Gold, 8-6 Win over #11 Southworth Gold
Semi-Finals (Best of 3): 26-13 Win over #2 DSA Royal. 13-11 Loss to #2
Finals (Best of 3): 11-10 Win over #4 Players Edge Blue, 19-10 Win over #4 Players Edge Blue

16U MVPS


Trevor Barajas (2020 OF, Omaha, NE) and Andrue Henry (2020 1B, Dubuque, IA) - This MVP race was too close to call as both Trevor Barajas and Andrue Henry had seasons to remember at the 16U level. Arguably two of the better hitters in the country at ANY level, both of these guys have flashed both high velos, high averages and were #1 and #2 in HR's. Trevor Barajas led the country in HR, hitting 40 HR (including playoffs), Andrue set a record in batting average, hitting for a .693 average in the regular season while mashing 19 HR in the regular season. Both of these players can really hit the ball and are some of the best hitters to ever play in the PGNIL. Congratulations Trevor and Andrue! Both of you have a very bright future!

Other Players Considered: Trey Frahm (Southworth Black), Hunter Scruggs (Southworth Gold), Tyler Palmer (Southworth Black), Max Anderson (Southworth Green), Caden Eby (Southworth Purple), Zac Stallman (PG Black), Aiden McGee (DSA Purple)

14U National Champions and MVP

National Champions: #3 Starters Black (Starters Training Center - Shakopee, Minnesota)

Roster (Left to Right)
1. Kyle Hvidsten
2. Anthony Kurth
3. David Buesgens (Not Pictured)
4. Austin Lucas (Not Pictured)

Path To The Championship:
Round 1 (Best of 3): 16-0 Win over #14 Bunker Red, 10-0 Win over #14 Bunker Red
Round 2 (Best of 3): 14-4 Win over #11 PG White, 19-6 Win over #11 PG White
Semi-Finals (Best of 3): 5-1 Loss to #10 SJB Blue, 5-3 Win over #10 SJB Blue, 20-1 Win over #10 SJB Blue
Finals (Best of 3): 15-6 Win over #1 NJ Axemen Blue, 14-4 Win over #1 NJ Axemen Blue

14U MVP



Jake Smith (2022 C, Dothan, AL)- Another award that was very tough to determine was the 14U division. There were many great candidates and the MVP could have gone to nearly anyone. Jake Smith wins the award after leading his team to a 10-2 regular season record and the #4 National Seed before falling in the semifinals. Jake lead the country in RBI in the regular season with 43 and was top 5 in max exit velo. Congratulations Jake!

Other Players Considered: Kyle Hvidsten (Starters Black), Nazier Mule (NJ Axemen Blue), Sheldon Ott (Dothan Black), Bauer Sharp (Dothan Black), Chris Park (Southworth Red), Jaeden Jackson (Dothan White), Austin Lucas (Starters Black)

12U National Champions and MVP



National Champions: #2 Dothan Black (Dothan Baseball Club, Dothan, Alabama)

Roster (Left to Right)
1. Tucker Watkins
2. Grant Horne
3. Bryson Brookshire
4.  Carter Myers
5. Adam Boyd

6. Jacob Sanchez

Path To The Championship:

Round 1 (Best of 3): 38-4 Win over #15 The Barn Black, 76-4 Win over #15 The Barn Black
Round 2 (Best of 3): 50-48 Win over #10 NJ Axemen Blue, 48-33 Win over #10 NJ Axemen Blue
Semi-Finals (Best of 3): 41-25 Win over #3 NJ Axemen Red, 53-9 Win over #3 NJ Axemen Red
Finals (Best of 3): 29-13 Win over #5 Summit Blue, 40-18 Win over #5 Summit Blue

12U MVP



Grant Horne (2024 OF, Midland, AL)- Grant Horne runs away with the 12U MVP award this year as he led the country in both average and RBI in the regular season while also leading his team to a National Title in the playoffs. Grant had one of the most impressive seasons average wise ever, hitting over .800 on the season. Horne also ranked in the top 10 in both average and max exit velo on the season. Congratulations Grant!

Other Players Considered: Adam Boyd (Dothan Black), Nico Desanto (Bunker Red), Bryson Brookshire (Dothan Black), Jp Zayle (NJ Edge Red), Harrison Hicks (Dothan Blue), Luke Monico (NJ Axemen Blue), Joey Senstock (Southworth Black), Vinnie (Summit Blue)

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