Tournaments | Championship | 6/18/2019

Florida Super25 titles claimed

Autumn Jones        
Photo: SWFL 2020 Nation (Perfect Game)

SWFL Nation claims 17u title in shutout

FORT MYERS, Fla. – SWFL Nation stormed the field with confidence in the title game shutting out SWFL Upperclass at the 2019 Super25 Florida Super Qualifier, by a score of 7-0. The team recorded three shutout games in a row and tallied just one loss in the tournament, which came from Saturday’s pool play against SBO Florida.

Heavy rains this weekend forced two games on Monday and SWFL Nation played to the game plan perfectly by jumping out to early leads and then letting their pitching bring them home. An impressive start for SWFL, including Drew Brutcher’s (2020, Lakeland, Fla.) terrific homer driving in a pair of runs, put them on the board 5-0 in the first.

The offense grinded through at bats to win back to back games Monday. Leadoff hitter Jaylen Youngs (2020, Cape Coral, Fla.) rapped two hits and drove in two runs to start off the championship game.  

High follow Trey Bacon (Seffner, Fla.) got the start allowing a hit and a walk striking out one batter in his two innings.

Sehjin Daley (2020, Tampa, Fla.) of SWFL, who came in as a relief, certainly did not let up in his two innings by not allowing any batters a run or hit. Daley is ranked nationally as a Top 1000 player by Perfect Game.

FGCU commit, McFaddin (Mac) Moise (2020, Cape Coral, Fla.) went 1-for-2 with a double and a run scored. Moise is also ranked nationally as a Top 500 player by Perfect Game. 

The tournament’s MVP was earned by catcher Jacob Stone (Palmetto Bay, Fla.) in his first weekend competing with SWFL. Stone singled in the top of the first, contributing to the teams early runs.

“Jacob had a great high school season and I’ve been looking forward to seeing him be a part of the team and he didn’t disappoint- squared up balls all weekend,” said SWFL’s Head Coach Clint Montgomery. SWFL Nation also saw RBIs from Andrew Marinello (2020, Cape Coral, Fla.) and Zachary Thomas (2020, Fort Myers, Fla.).

Micheal Ross (2020, Lakeland, Fla.) earned MV-Pitcher for the tournament, the righthander’s top performance came during the quarterfinals when he struck out five batters allowing just one hit and a walk in his 5 1/3 innings on the mound. Ross has been with the SWFL program the past three years and coach would say he has given the team valuable starts all three years.

“He’s very reliable in terms of what we know we are going to get from him every start on the mound, and he just continues to grow as a hitter. Some school is going to get a great kid and great competitor,” said Coach Montgomery.

Speaking of the program, SWFL (Southwest Florida) has a long association with Perfect Game events, in fact, this tournament brings them 33 PG championships. Head Coach Montgomery expresses, “There is no doubt Perfect Game is the best – from tournaments to the website and coverage of players. It’s just well organized.”

Double-digit triumph in 16u title game

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Big time plays and exceptional hitting all weekend long for FTB Tucci Orlando 2020 who overcame SWFL 2021 Nation in Monday’s championship game by a score of 11-1. Joseph Montalvo (2021, Orlando, Fla.) did his job on the mound, earning the win for FTB. He recorded six strikeouts, allowing four hits and held SWFL scoreless through the fourth. Montalvo is ranked as a Top 1000 player in the country by Perfect Game.

Deamez Filipe’ Ross (2022, Melbourne, Fla.) led the top half of the frame with a double, scoring Yadiel A Agosto (2020, Orlando, Fla.) 481371 and would come around from Andrew Sieczkowski’s (2020, Bradenton, Fla.) double to give FTB an early 2-0 advantage.

Agosto then added a double entering the third and went 2-for-2 with two runs scored.

But it was in the fifth and final inning when two walks led to a base hit to right field by Edgardo Villegas (Vega Alta, Pr.) scoring tournament MVP Derick Cantres’ (2020, Melbourne, Fla.) and Marlon Sanchez (2020, Kissimmee, Fla.).Villegas, who also came in as a relief pitcher, would later equal Cantres’ two runs scored.

Cameron Maruzzela’s (2020, Grant, Fla.) would then triple and drive in two runs and score on a wild pitch from Jake Gibson to top off a six-run fifth inning.

FTB also saw an RBI from John Michael Coreano (2021, Orlando, Fla.).

Matthew Arce (2021, Mulberry, Fla.) got the start for SWFL allowing six hits and a walk in his two innings on the mound. While Blake Barquin (2021, Lakeland, Fla.) collected the team’s RBI and went a solid 2-for-2 in the game.

The MV-Pitcher of the tournament was SWFL’s Haile Daley (2021, Tampa, Fla.). The righthander’s performance came at their opener Saturday when the righthander allowed two hits and a walk, striking out 10 batters in just five innings. 

Undefeated SBO Florida claim 14u title

FORT MYERS, Fla. – SBO Florida came to conquer this weekend in the Super25 Florida Super Qualifier. Going undefeated in the tournament, it was no surprise that SBO would secure a win in the title game over the Elite Squad 14u Outlaws Monday by a score of 6-1.

A base hit to left field by Julian Garcia (2023, Margette, Fla.) eventually drove him home in the second putting SBO on the board, 1-0. Garcia went 2-for-3 in the game with a double and two runs scored.

Garcia, who is a primary third-baseman, was athletic on the mound as well earning him the tournament’s MV-Pitcher. He ensured good movement on his fastball that was up to 80 mph and good feel for his curveball that was 68 mph. The high follow struck out 10 batters in his 7 1/3 innings this weekend.

Jose Toledano (2022, Weston, Fla.) pitched the title game for SBO allowing five hits and a walk in his seven innings. The lefthander had an effective drive on his fastball that topped 75mph.

David Bosque (2022, Miami, Fla.) led the way for SBO’s offense going 2-for-3 with a double and scored run. Bosque is ranked nationally as a Top 1000 player by Perfect Game.

Alejandro Simo (2023, Weston, Fla.) and Giovanni Febus (2022, Miramar, Fla.) each came up with an RBI for SBO as the team didn't see half of their runs until the fifth. Along with Javier Arroyo (2023, Homestead, Fla.), who gained two RBIs for SBO.

Joel Pagan (2022, Humacao, Pr.) went 2-for-3 while scoring one of the three runs in the fifth. 

For the Outlaws, Justin Lebron (2023, Pembroke Pines, Fla.) led the way offensively going 2-for-2 with a scored run. Joseph Mincey produced the team’s RBI and went 1-for-2 in the game.

Righthander Christopher Carroll (2023, Miami, Fla.) allowed seven hits striking out four batters but no walks in his six innings on the mound.

Elite Squad’s Brandon White (2022, Coral Springs, Fla.) received MVP honors for the tournament. Whites’ outstanding performance came at Sunday’s quarterfinals when the high follow led the way for the Outlaws offense going a perfect 3-for-3 with a pair of doubles and three runs scored. 

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