South Florida Elite Squad captures 15U BCS Finals

Tournaments : : Story
Perfect Game Staff        
Published: Thursday, July 23, 2009

The East Cobb Astros had the bases load in the bottom of the 7th inning with one out
but were unable to get any runs home as the #12 South Florida Elite Squad defeated #2
East Cobb Astros to win the 15U  BCS Finals. On there way to the championship, South
Florida defeated the #5, #4, #1, and #2 seeds.

The Astros got the scoring started in the bottom of the 1st inning when Jacob Bruce
(2011, Woodstock HS, GA) singled and later advanced to second on a wild pitch. Two
batter later he scored on an error on the shortstop.

The Elite Squad sported a big rally of their own in the top of the third inning as
they pushed 4 runs across. After two singles and a walk to load the bases, Esteban
Puerta (2012, University School, Fla)tripled to right center to plate all three runs,
giving the Elite Squad a 3-1 lead. The Elite would add another to take a 4-1 lead into
the bottom of the 3rd inning.

The Astros would cut the lead to 4-3 when they walked the bases loaded. Both Kendall
Hawkins (2012, Cartersville HS, GA) and Hunter Webb (2013, Russell County HS, GA) had
RBI singles to get East Cobb within one run.

South Florida would have a big inning of their own in the top of the 5th inning as
Michael Klement (2012, American Heritage HS, Fla) doubled with two outs. After a walk,
Nick Basto singled in a run before Nick Travieso (2012, American Heritage HS, Fla)
doubled in two more, giving South Florida a 7-3 lead. But, in the bottom of the 5th
inning, East Cobb scored 4 runs to tie the game at 7. Chase Scott (2012, Luella HS,
GA) had an RBI double and later scored on a single by Jared Walsh (2011, Peachtree
Ridge HS, GA). Alex Gonzalez (2011, Lassiter HS, GA) then followed with an RBI double
to tie the game.

Chris Craig (2011 Sheridan Hills HS, Fla) walked to lead off the 6th inning and later
went to second on a pass ball. After being sacrificed over to third base, Steven
Reznyk (2011, Cypress Bay HS, Fla) executed a perfect squeeze play to score Craig and
the eventual game-winning run.

The Astros would go quite in the 6th, but had the bases load with one out in th bottom
of the 7th but were unable to do anything with it as Chris Zito (2011, West Broward
HS, Fla.) came in relief to shut down East Cobb and secure the 15U BCS Championship.
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