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PG On Deck: September 12

Blake Dowson        
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See also: Fall Champs invade the desert


PG Fall National Championship (Freshman) Protected by G-Form

There will be 22 teams from across the western United States in Phoenix this weekend to compete in the fourth annual PG Fall Freshman National Championship.

Arizona, Nevada, California, Utah, and Colorado will be represented, along with all three past champions: LVR (2016), GBG (2017), and Dykstra Baseball (2018).

LVR has a number of highly-ranked players on its roster, including 2023 No. 127 overall prospect Zane Kelly, a lefthanded pitcher, and Top-1000 players Seth Lyons, Anthony Marnell, IV and Leighton Mercurius.

The top overall prospect at the tournament will be No. 118 Nico Libed, a catcher playing for CBA Nevada 2023 and a San Diego commit.

To read more about the Freshman and Upperclass Fall National Championships, click here. For more information on the tournaments, visit the Freshman Event Page and Upperclass Event Page.

PG Fall National Championship (Upperclass) Protected by G-Form

Phoenix is also the site for the PG Fall Upperclass National Championship Protected by G-Form from Sept. 13-16. The Upperclass tournament will be in its 11th installment and will play host to a number of talented teams from across the country.

50 teams from Arizona to South Dakota to Tennessee and Alaska will be at Camelback Ranch to try to earn one of the most coveted titles of the fall schedule.

23 of the top 500 players in the 2020 class will be rostered for the tournament, as well as six from the 2021 class.

To read more about the Freshman and Upperclass Fall National Championships, click here. For more information on the tournaments, visit the Freshman Event Page and Upperclass Event Page.

WWBA Midwest Underclass Championship

Prospect Meadows will host 18 teams from across the Midwest for the 2019 WWBA Midwest Underclass Championship.

Teams from Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nebraska and Indiana will be in Marion, Iowa for the event, being held from Sept. 13-16.

A number of ranked players from a number of states will be on rosters, including Noah Miller of Hitters Baseball, the No. 325 prospect in the 2021 class and an Alabama commit. Caden Stoffer, the No. 382 prospect and an Iowa commit, will play for Iowa Select 2021 Rath, Camden Janik, the No. 385 prospect, will play for Pro Player Canes 2021 and is committed to Illinois, and Chase Becker, another Hitters player, is committed to Minnesota.

For more information, visit the Event Page.

WWBA Midwest Sophomore Championship

Prospect Meadows will be busy from Sept. 13-16, as it also will be the site of the WWBA Midwest Sophomore Championship.

The Sophomore event will have 25 teams in attendance from across the Midwest.

A pair of Illinois commits will be playing for the Cangelosi Sparks 2022 Black squad – No. 381 prospect Jayden Comia, a catcher, and No. 422 Julius Sanchez, a righthanded pitcher.

No. 217 prospect Nate Voss, a catcher committed to Michigan, is the top prospect at the tournament. He is also a Cangelosi Spark.

For more information, visit the Event Page.

WWBA National Qualifier

The sixth-annual WWBA National Qualifier will be held in the greater Atlanta area, including the East Cobb Complex, from Sept. 13-16 with a berth to the WWBA World Championship in Jupiter, Fla. on the line.

39 teams split across three pools will get two pool play games before getting placed into a single elimination bracket.

Although one of the youngest players in attendance, plenty of eyes will be on 2022 No. 4 overall prospect Andruw Jones, playing for 643 DP Sterling/Mang. Jones, the son of the former Big Leaguer of the same name, is a Vanderbilt commit.

The top three 2020 prospects in attendance are all Georgia commits. Two of them, Patrick Holloman and Trippe Moore, play for BigStix Baseball. The other, Max DeJong, will suit up for Nelson Baseball School.

For more information, visit the Event Page.

WWBA South Qualifier

40 teams from across the state of Texas will be in Tomball for the 12th annual WWBA South Qualifier, with the winner earning a berth into the WWBA World Championship in Jupiter, Fla.

The Banditos program, which has had a stranglehold on the tournament in past years with five wins since 2011, will have three teams in attendance this weekend.

Izaac Pacheco, the No. 6 overall prospect in the 2021 class and a Texas A&M commit, will be playing for Hunter Pence Baseball 2020 Calhoun. Pacheco is one of eight top-100 players spread across four classes to play in the South Qualifier.

Texas A&M, Texas, Mississippi State, Arkansas, LSU, and a number of other high-end college programs will all have commits playing in Tomball.

For more information, visit the Event Page.

WWBA Florida Qualifier

The 15th annual WWBA Florida Qualifier will be at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers from Sept. 13-16 with a berth into the WWBA World Championship in Jupiter, Fla. the prize for the winner.

The Florida Qualifier has been anyone’s title to win in recent years, with a different program winning each year since 2013.

44 teams will compete for the free berth into the World Championship, each getting three pool play games before hopefully being one of 16 teams placed into the playoff bracket.

Nine top-100 players from the 2020 class will play in the tournament, including Perfect Game All-Americans Dylan Crews, Zac Veen, Alex Freeland, Mac Guscette, Jack O'Dowd, and Michael Brooks.

Crews, Veen, O’Dowd, and Brooks will all suit up for Scorpions Founders Club.

For more information, visit the Event Page.

PG USA Playmaker Sunday Series

The PG USA Playmaker Sunday Series, a recently-added set of events hosted in Alabama, will have another full slate of games on Sept. 15.

Events in the following age groups will be played: 9U Major, 11U Minor, 11U Major, 12U Major, 14U Minor, 14U Major, WWBA Freshman, and WWBA Underclass.

For more information, visit the Event Page.



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