2012 WWBA World Championship

 

Most Valuable Player/Most Valuable Pitcher >>
  
Gm # 185 | 10/29/2012 | 12:40 PM East Cobb Baseball vs. Chet Lemon's Juice

10/29/2012 12:57:04 PM

East Cobb Baseball SS/RHP Wesley Jones (2013, Redan HS, GA) has been named the Most Valuable Player of the 2012 WWBA World Championship.  Jones went 11-21 at the plate during East Cobb's 8 games, including 4 doubles.  He drove in 10 runs, including 3 runs in the quarterfinals and the only run of East Cobb's 1-0 semifinal victory.  Jones also was praised for his outstanding defense at shortstop through the entire tournament.  To add icing to the award, Jones was the starting and winning pitcher in the Championship game, throwing the first 4 innings and leaving with an 8-2 lead.  Jones is commited to University of Georgia.

The Most Valuable Pitcher was awarded to Chet Lemon's Juice RHP Tyler Danish (2013, Durant HS, FL).  Danish is no stranger to the award, having won the MVPitcher at the 2011 World Underclass Championships.  Danish threw 13 1/3 innings this week, going 2-0 and only allowing 6 hits and striking out 20 hitters.  He threw a complete game masterpiece against #1 seed EvoShield Canes in the semifinals.  Danish is a University of Florida commit.
Game Over: East Cobb Baseball Wins >>
  

10/29/2012 12:39:37 PM

East Cobb Baseball wins the 2012 WWBA World Championship, defeating Chet Lemon's Juice 8-2.

Details to follow.....
3 More Outs for the Juice >>
  

10/29/2012 12:32:45 PM

East Cobb went down quietly in the bottom of the 6th inning, leaving the Juice with 3 more outs to make up the 8-2 deficit going into the top of the 7th inning.  LHP Corderias Dorsey is on the mound for East Cobb.
Score After 5 Complete: ECB 8 CLJ 3 >>
  

10/29/2012 12:17:10 PM

Juice Go Quietly in the 5th: EC 8, CLJ 2 >>
  

10/29/2012 12:08:54 PM

New Pitcher on the Mound for East Cobb >>
  

10/29/2012 12:02:55 PM

RHP Reed Scott, who broke the Florida Burn's 25 game WWBA winning streak earlier in the tournament with a complete game shutout, is now on the mound to start the 5th inning for East Cobb.
Demeritte Continues to Dominate, EC Up 8-2 >>
  

10/29/2012 12:01:39 PM

3B Travis Demeritte continues to dominate the Championship Game, as his 2-out bases loaded double cleared the bases to give East Cobb a 8-2 lead after 4 complete innings.  Demeritte is now 3-3 with 4 Rbi's to go with a Web Gem play at third base.

The Juice has used 6 pitchers thus far in the game after 4 pitchers accounted for 38 of their 48 innings coming into the game.
Bo Jackson Elite cruises to 12-1 victory >>
  
Gm # 194 | 10/29/2012 | 10:20 AM Bo Jackson Elite vs. PG Team Northeast Royal

10/29/2012 12:00:36 PM

Bo Jackson Elite has defeated PG Team Northeast Royal 12-1 in a consolation round game at the 2012 WWBA World Championships.  Leading the way for Bo Jackson was C/1B and Miami commit Dakota Robbins (2014, Westminster Christian HS, Miami, FL) who went 2 for 2 with 3 RBIs, a walk, and a run scored.  OF/1B/3B and Campbell University commit Anthony Penas (2013, Westwood Christian Day HS, Miami, FL) finished 2 for 4 with a double and 3 RBIs.  Lead off man MIF/OF and Pittsburg State Broward CC commit Luis O Diaz (2013, Westwood Christian Day HS, Miami, FL) added a nice game going 2 for 3 with a double, a walk, a stolen base, and 2 runs scored.  MIF and Miami commit Johnny Ruiz (2013, Westminster HS, Coral Gables, FL) rounded out the 11 hit attack going 1 for 2 with a 2-run double, a walk, and 2 runs scored.

On the mound, starter RHP and Notre Dame commit Jake Godfrey (2014, Providence Catholic HS, New Lenox, IL) threw 1 perfect inning with 1 strikeout.  He did a nice job of competing on the mound and attacking hitters with a good curveball and an 88 MPH fastball with good command.  Reliever RHP Osvaldo Garcia (2013, Miami Southridge HS, Miami, FL) then gave 1 1/3 innings allowing an unearned run on no hits with 2 walks and 2 strikeouts.  He did a nice job of attacking hitters with an aggressive, 91 MPH fastball with armside run.
Orlando Scorpions Black wins consolation game 5-3 >>
  
Gm # 195 | 10/29/2012 | 10:20 AM Orlando Scorpions Black vs. Farrah Scout

10/29/2012 11:53:13 AM

The Orlando Scorpions Black have defeated the Farrah Scout Team 5-3 in a consolation round game at the 2012 WWBA World Championships.  Leading the way for Orlando Scorpions was starting RHP and University of South Florida commit Brandon Murray (2013, West Orange HS, Ocoee, FL) who threw 3 innings allowing no runs on 2 hits with a walk and 5 strikeouts.  He displayed a good straight changeup and had his fastball up to 88 MPH.  Reliever RHP Caleb Maggio (2014, Wekiva HS, Orlando, FL) then came on and threw 2 shutout innings of his own allowing no hits with a walk and 4 strikeouts.  He did a nice job of competing on the mound and throwing strikes while hitting 85 MPH on the radar gun.

For Farrah Scout, starting RHP Anthony Alicki (2013, Foran HS, Milford, CT) was solid in his 2 innings allowing no runs or hits with a walk and 3 strikeouts, featuring a fastball that was up to 85 MPH.  Reliever RHP Tyler Pallante (2013, Jackson Liberty HS, Jackson, NJ) then came on and threw 2 perfect innings, striking out 1.  He did a nice job of competing on the mound and had good command of his pitches that topped out at 82 MPH.
Team Mizuno of PR wins consolation game 5-3 >>
  
Gm # 198 | 10/29/2012 | 10:20 AM Ontario Blue Jays vs. Team Mizuno of Puerto Rico

10/29/2012 11:47:32 AM

Team Mizuno of Puerto Rico (PR) has defeated the Ontario Blue Jays 5-3 in a consolation round game at the 2012 WWBA World Championships.  Leading the way for Team Mizuno was SS Jan Alexis Hernandez (2013, Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy, San Lorenzo, PR) who went 2 for 3 with an RBI triple, a stolen base, and a run scored.  MIF Roy Morales (2013, Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy, Lares, PR) finished 2 for 3 as well with 2 RBIs and a run scored.  C/OF Frankie Rodriguez (2013, Antonio Lucetti HS, Arecibo, PR) added a nice game going 2 for 3 with an RBI triple and a run scored.

On the mound, starting RHP Yadiel Cruz (2013, IBAHS, Caguas, PR) threw 3 innings allowing no runs on 3 hits with a walk and 2 strikeouts.  Reliever LHP Jonathan Bermudez (2013, Jose Felipe Zaya HS, Coamo, PR) added 2 solid innings allowing no runs on 1 hit with no walks and 4 strikeouts.


Juice Fight Back with 2 Runs >>
  

10/29/2012 11:44:29 AM

East Cobb RHP Wesley Jones ran into control problems to start the 4th inning, walking the first 2 hitters and hitting the 3rd batter, leading to 2 Chet Lemon's Juice runs.  The first run scored on a double play ground ball, the second on a misjudged outfield fly ball.

Score going into the bottom of the 4th inning:   East Cobb Baseball 5, Chet Lemon's Juice 2
Louisiana PG Purple wins consolation game 8-6 >>
  
Gm # 200 | 10/29/2012 | 10:20 AM Canada PG Gold vs. Louisiana PG Purple

10/29/2012 11:42:13 AM

Louisiana PG Purple has defeated Canada PG Gold 8-6 in a consolation round game at the 2012 WWBA World Championships.  Leading the way for Louisiana PG was lead off man LHP Harry Chairs Jr. (2014, John Curtis HS, Kenner, LA) who finished 1 for 3 with an RBI triple, a walk, and a run scored.  2B/OF ZJ Buster (2014, St. Paul's HS, Covington, LA) went 1 for 1 with a double, 2 walks, 3 stolen bases, and 2 runs scored.  

On the mound, starter RHP Payton Coddou (2013, ED White HS, Mandeville, LA) threw 2 innings allowing just an unearned run on 2 hits.  He showed good feel for his 11/5 curveball and had his fastball up to 83 MPH with some armside run.  Reliever RHP Dylan Manichia (2013, Fontainebleau HS, Mandeville, LA) then came on for 2 1/3 innings allowing 1 run on 2 hits with no walks and a strikeout.

For Canada PG Gold, OF Daniel Nikitovic (2014, St. Joseph's SS, Mississauga, ON) led the way going 3 for 3 with a double, an RBI, a walk, a stolen base, and 2 runs scored.
East Cobb Ups Lead to 5-0 After 3 Innings >>
  

10/29/2012 11:36:25 AM

Eli White hit a rare 3-run single with 2 out in the bottom of the 3rd inning to move East Cobb out to a 5-0 lead.  White came up with the bases load and slapped a single into right centerfield that scored Michael Chavis all the way from first base.  Kel Johnson, who was hit by a pitch for the second time, and Travis Demeritte, who singled for the second time, scored ahead of Chavis, who had walked.

Wesley Jones is still on the mound to start the 4th inning for East Cobb.
Dallas Tigers win consolation game 7-2 >>
  
Gm # 202 | 10/29/2012 | 10:20 AM Team Elite vs. Dallas Tigers

10/29/2012 11:36:15 AM

The Dallas Tigers have defeated Team Elite 7-2 in a consolation round game at the 2012 WWBA World Championships.  Leading the way for the Tigers was MIF Tyler Zabojnik (2013, Coppell HS, Coppell, TX) who finished 3 for 3 with 3 RBIs, 2 stolen bases, and a walk.  Lead off man OF/3B Tanner Gardner (2014, Centennial HS, Frisco, TX) went 2 for 5 with a triple and 2 runs scored.  OF/1B Kendall Coleman (2013, Rockwall HS, Rowlett, TX) added a nice game going 1 for 3 with a 2-run homer, a walk, and 2 runs scored.  He displayed a quick bat with good extension and some raw power potential.  RHP/1B Austin Gardner (2013, Coppell HS, Coppell, TX) chipped in going 1 for 3 with a double, a walk, a stolen base, and 2 runs scored.

On the mound, relievers RHP John Caskey (2013, Byron Nelson HS, Roanoke, TX) and RHP Brad Hoeler (2013, Plano Sr HS, Plano, TX) each threw 2 innings of scoreless relief.  Caskey gave up 1 hit with no walks and 4 strikeouts while Hoeler allowed no hits with 1 walk and 2 strikeouts.

For Team Elite, starting LHP and University of Georgia commit Connor Jones (2013, Johns Creek HS, Alpharetta, GA) threw 3 innings allowing 1 run on 1 hit with 4 walks and 7 strikeouts.  He displayed sound mechanics with a smooth, balanced delivery, running his fastball up to 90 MPH.  Reliever LHP Tucker Baca (2014, North Gwinnett HS, Suwanee, GA) was solid in his 2 innings allowing no runs on 1 hit with no walks and 4 strikeouts.

Offensively, 1B/OF and University of Southern California commit Rowdy Tellez (2013, Elk Grove HS, Elk Grove, CA) led the way going 2 for 3 with a double and a walk.
East Cobb Lengthens Lead >>
  

10/29/2012 11:14:15 AM

East Cobb Baseball has lengthened their lead to 2-0 in the bottom of the second inning.

IF Michael Chavis led off the inning with a towering double into the left field corner.  After a sacrifice bunt by IF Eli White, C Forrest Bramlett singled in Chavis with a ground ball single to left field. 
New Jersey PG Red, Dallas PG Navy tie 1-1 >>
  
Gm # 196 | 10/29/2012 | 10:20 AM New Jersey PG Red vs. Dallas PG Navy

10/29/2012 11:11:57 AM

New Jersey PG Red and Dallas PG Navy have battled their way to a 1-1 tie in a consolation round game at the 2012 WWBA World Championships.  Leading the way for New Jersey PG Red was starting RHP Nick Montefusco (2013, Shawnee HS, Medford, NJ) who threw 2 innings allowing no runs on just 1 hit with no walks and 4 strikeouts.  He displayed a loose arm action while featuring a good slider and an aggressive, 86 MPH fastsball.

For Dallas PG Navy, relief RHP Dominick DiBella (2014, Grapevine HS, Euless, TX) threw 3 innings of scoreless relief allowing 2 hits with 4 walks and 7 strikeouts.  He had a good, 11/5 curveball and had his fastball up to 82 MPH.  RHP Elijah Christenson (2014, Northwest HS, Haslet, TX) then came on and threw a scoreless, hitless 6th inning issuing 1 walk and striking out 1.

Offensively, OF Stefan Szumankiewicz (2014, Flower Mound HS, Flower Mound, TX) led the way going 2 for 2 with a double and a walk.
Demeritte's Web Gem Highlights Top of Second >>
  

10/29/2012 11:08:39 AM

3B Travis Demeritte, fresh off driving in the game's first run, made an outstanding diving stop and strong throw to get 1B Justin Ambrosino to end the top of the second inning.

2016 LHP Andrew Baker is now on the mound for the Juice.

Score:  East Cobb 1, Juice 0
East Cobb Takes Early 1-0 Lead >>
  

10/29/2012 11:01:54 AM

3B Travis Demeritte singled in Wesley Jones, who had reached on a 2 out error and advanced to second base when Kel Johnson was hit by a pitch for the game's first run.

East Cobb could have had a bigger inning, as Josh Hart opened the game with a single, but Hart was erased at second base attempting to steal.
DBacks NW Scout Team wins consolation 7-2 >>
  
Gm # 197 | 10/29/2012 | 10:20 AM DBacks Team BC vs. DBacks NW Scout Team

10/29/2012 10:58:33 AM

The DBacks NW Scout Team has defeated the DBacks Team BC 7-2 in a consolation round game at the 2012 WWBA World Championships.  Leading the way for DBacks NW Scout was 2B/3B and Wake Forest commit Nate Mondou (2013, Charles Wright Academy, Lake Tapps, WA) who went 3 for 4 with a double, 2 RBIs, and a run scored.  He displayed a fluid stroke with a short, compact swing and also earned high marks in the field for his fluid defense actions and quick, smooth transfer.  RHP Michael Fairchild (2013, Olympia HS, Olympia, WA) finished 2 for 2 with a run scored.  

On the mound, starter RHP Tyler Howlett (2013, La Conner HS, La Conner, WA) was solid over 4 innings allowing an unearned run on no hits with 3 walks and 3 strikeouts.  Fairchild then came on and threw 2 innings allowing 1 run on 2 hits with 3 walks and 4 strikeouts.  He displayed good armside run on his fastball that topped out at 89 MPH.  RHP Maverick Buffo (2014, Spanish Fork HS, Salem, UT) then came on and finished the job tossing a scoreless 7th inning allowing just 1 hit while striking out 1.  He had good life on his fastball that was up to 85 MPH.
Juice Fail to Score in 1st Inning >>
  

10/29/2012 10:55:12 AM

2B Dusty Allen (2013, George Jenkins HS, FL) singled with one out but the Juice failed to score in the top half of the first inning.  RHP Wesley Jones was in the upper 80's with his fastball.
Texas PG Teal comes from behind in 8-7 win >>
  
Gm # 199 | 10/29/2012 | 10:20 AM Orlando PG Black vs. Texas PG Teal

10/29/2012 10:52:07 AM

Texas PG Teal has defeated Orlando PG Black 8-7 in a consolation round game of the 2012 WWBA World Championships, plating 6 runs in the bottom of the 6th inning to secure the victory.  Leading the way for Texas PG was MIF Mason Eng (2013, Plainview JFK HS, Plainview, NY) who ripped a 3-run triple and scored a run in the decisive 6th inning.  SS/RHP Collin Strall (2013, Southern Prospect HS, Suwanee, GA) finished 1 for 2 with 2 RBIs and a walk.

On the mound, starting RHP Nicholas Padilla (2014, Cardinal Spellman HS, Bronx, NY) threw 3 innings allowing 2 runs on 1 hit with 4 walks and 3 strikeouts.  His fastball topped out at 85 MPH.

Eng also chipped in 2 perfect innings of relief with 2 strikeouts while running his fastball up to 84 MPH.

For Orlando PG Black, 3B Luis Diaz-Santa (2014, Elev8 Academy, Delray Beach, FL) led the way going 2 for 2 with 3 RBIs, a walk, and a run scored.  C Christian Alicea (2013, Colegio San Pedro Martin de ..., Toa Alta, PR) finished 1 for 1 with 2 walks, a stolen base, and 2 runs scored.
East Cobb Advances to Championship Game 1-0 >>
  
Gm # 184 | 10/29/2012 | 10:20 AM East Cobb Baseball vs. South Florida Elite Squad

10/29/2012 10:52:03 AM

East Cobb Baseball advanced to the championship game of the 2012 WWBA World Championships with a 1-0 win over South Florida Elite Squad Monday morning.

RHP Tyler Haswell (2013, Peachtree Ridge HS, GA) was outstanding on the mound for East Cobb, throwing a 3-hit complete game shutout with 1 walk and 8 strikeouts.  The South Carolina commit worked very consistently in the 86-88 mph range with a 3-pitch mix that included a 74-77 mph curveball and 78-81 mph change up.

SS Wesley Jones (2013, Redan HS, GA) continued to be the dominant offensive player in the tournament, driving in CF Josh Hart (2013, Parkview HS, GA) with the games only run.
Championship Game Underway >>
  

10/29/2012 10:46:58 AM

The Championship Game between the home team East Cobb Baseball and the visiting Chet Lemon's Juice is underway at Roger Dean Stadium.  SS/RHP Wesley Jones is on the mound for East Cobb, while Jamal Moore will start for the Juice.


Reds Midwest Scout Team shuts out East Cobb Astros >>
  
Gm # 201 | 10/29/2012 | 10:20 AM East Cobb Astros vs. Reds Midwest Scout Team

10/29/2012 10:44:47 AM

The Reds Midwest Scout Team has defeated the East Cobb Astros 8-0 in 5 innings of a consolation round game at the 2012 WWBA World Championships.  Leading the way for the Reds was SS/3B and Bradley commit Spencer Gaa (2013, Metamora HS, Metamora, IL) who finished 2 for 3 with a double, 2 RBIs, 2 stolen bases, and a run scored.  He had good plate coverage and bat speed while displaying a confident approach, and the ability to hit to all fields.

Lead off man OF/LHP/1B and Mizzou commit Jake Ring (2013, Grant Community HS, Ingleside, IL) went 2 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored.  He displayed a fluid stroke with good bat speed and did a nice job filling the lead-off spot.  OF and Long Beach State commit Jason Martin (2013, Orange Lutheran HS, Corona, CA) added a nice game going 2 for 3 with an RBI, a stolen base, and a run scored.  He showed a fluid stroke with a quick bat, an aggressive approach, and some raw power potential.

On the mound, starting RHP and University of Wisonsin-Milwaukee commit Zach Brenner (2013, Case HS, Racine, WI) was solid over 3 innings allowing no runs on 3 hits with a walk and 2 strikeouts.  He did a nice job of working quickly and attacking hitters with a fastball/slider combination that was up to 84 MPH.  Reliever RHP Riley Pawelski (2014, Hononegah HS, South Beloit, IL) then came on and finished the job throwing 2 shutout innings allowing 1 hit with 1 strikeout.  He displayed a solid arm action with good control to both sides of the plate, sound mechanics, and featured a good 11/5 curveball with an 86 MPH fastball.
Danish Pitches Juice into Championship Game >>
  
Gm # 183 | 10/29/2012 | 10:20 AM Evoshield Canes vs. Chet Lemon's Juice

10/29/2012 10:39:24 AM

Chet Lemon's Juice RHP Tyler Danish (2013, Durant HS, FL) threw a complete game 5-hitter to pitch Chet Lemon's Juice into the championship game of the 2012 WWBA World Championships, downing the #1 ranked EvoShield Canes 3-1.  The Juice will face off in the finals against East Cobb Baseball.

Ironically, the Juice and East Cobb shared the championship in 2005 when the championship game was rained out.  The Juice also shared the 2010 title with the Dirtbags.

Danish, pitching in his 4th game of the tournament, needed only 81 pitches in his route going performance.  He pounded the strike zone with 90-92 mph sinkers from his deceptive low 3/4's arm slot and went increasingly to his upper 70's slider as the game progressed.  The Florida commit has thrown 13 1/3 innings in the tournament and is 2-0, 1.57 with 6 hits allowed and 20 strikeouts.

The offensive part of the game was done by the top of the second inning.  The Juice broke through for 2 runs in the top of the first, one driven in by C Colby Brown (2013, Lakeland HS, FL), who went 3-3 on the game.  The Canes scored a run in the bottom half of the first on a single by 1B Justin Bellinger (2014, St. Sebastian's HS, MA), then the Juice answered back with a solo home run off the bat of SS Thomas Lopez (2013, Harmony HS, FL).

RHP Connor Jones (2013, Great Bridge HS, VA) was outstanding in relief for EvoShield, throwing 5 shutout innings, stringing out 6 and topping out at 91 mph, to keep the Canes in the game.
Team effort lifts Rockies Scout/Dulin Dodgers to W >>
  

10/29/2012 10:08:15 AM

Rockies Scout Team/Dulin Dodgers pounded out five extra-base hits in their 7-2 win over Yak Baseball-West GBG Monday morning. Austin Peay commit Garrett Copeland (2013, Bolton HS, TN), Michael Fitzsimmons (2014, Memphis University School, TN), South Alabama commit Connor Hawthorne (2013, Houston HS, TN) and West Covington (2013, St. Benedict at Auburndale HS, TN) each hit a double in the win. Army commit John McCarthy (2013, Jupiter HS, FL) tripled. 

Southern Illinois commit RHP Tanner Murphy (2013, Malden HS, MO) pitched a spotless inning in relief, striking out two. He worked in the 85-90 mph range with a solid, quick arm action while dropping in a few mid-70s curves and low-80s changeups. 

RHP Gordon Cardenas (2013, Mira Costa HS, CA) struck out four in 2.1 innings of relief for Yak. He pitched in the 79-88 mph range from a 3/4 arm angle. Cardenas also mixed in a few low-70s curves. 
SGV Arsenal scores 8 runs on 4 hits in win >>
  
Gm # 192 | 10/29/2012 | 8:00 AM SGV Arsenal vs. Canada PG Gold

10/29/2012 9:59:11 AM

SGV Arsenal scored five in the bottom of the fifth to beat Canada PG Gold 8-3 Monday morning. SGV Arsenal needed just four hits in the win, two of which went for extra-bases off the bats of Jake Hirabayashi (2015, Notre Dame HS, CA) and Soloman Bates (2015, Victor Valley HS, CA). Stephen Dubb (2014, Loyola HS, CA) showed a good eye and patient approach, walking three times. 

LHP Jonathan Reid (2013, Bonita HS, CA) struck out seven in four innings for SGV. He pitched from a smooth, balanced delivery, firing strikes at 79-84 mph with arm side run. Reid also flashed a low-70s breaking pitch with late break.


Cangelosi pitchers combine on one-hit, 11-K win >>
  
Gm # 191 | 10/29/2012 | 8:00 AM Louisiana PG Purple vs. Cangelosi Baseball

10/29/2012 9:52:05 AM

Cangelosi Baseball made the most of their six hits in a 5-1 victory over Louisiana PG Purple Monday morning. Louisville commit Colin Lyman (2013, Huntley HS, IL) went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs from the leadoff spot in the win. Teammates Drew Sterioti (2013, Neuqua Valley HS, IL) and Louisville commit Nick Solak (2013, Naperville North HS, IL) also doubled. 

Four different Cangelosi pitchers combined on a one-hitter, striking out a total of 11 batters. RHP Cody Coll (2013, Neuqua Valley HS, IL) and Heartland CC commit RHP Matt Miller (2013, Aurora Central Catholic HS, IL) each struck out four in two innings of relief. Coll pitched in the 77-81 mph range and showed good command of a low-70s changeup with sink. Miller fired strikes at 82-84 mph while mixing in an upper-60s curve with 1/7 break and a mid-70s changeup with arm side run.


Big innings fuel Mizuno of PR's win >>
  
Gm # 190 | 10/29/2012 | 8:00 AM Team Mizuno of Puerto Rico vs. ABD Victory

10/29/2012 9:43:46 AM

Keyed by a three-run first and four-run fourth, Team Mizuno of Puerto Rico beat ABD Victory 7-4 Monday morning. Chris Rodriguez (2013, Colegio Catolico Notre Dame, PR) led Mizuno with two hits and a walk. He swung from an open, upright stance. He also stole a base. Teammate Jan Hernandez (2013, Carlos Beltran Academy, PR) plated a run with his double to left field in the first.

LHP Joshua Garcia (2013, Carlos Beltran Academy, PR) pitched 3.2 innings in relief, striking out five. Throwing from a low 3/4 arm angle, Garcia fired strikes at 80-84 mph and flashed a low-60s curve. 

Steven Coe (2013, Valley Center HS, CA) went 1-for-3 with a homer while displaying a fluid stroke from an upright stance. Teammate Chris Betts (2015, LB Wilson HS, CA) went 3-for-3 with a double and scored a pair of runs. He showed good bat speed and hit the ball to all fields. Betts also stole a base.


Sanlot/Midwest Scouts 7th inning rally leads to W >>
  

10/29/2012 9:31:01 AM

Sandlot/Midwest Scout Team scored two in the bottom of the seventh to break a 2-2 tie and defeat Chicago Scouts Association on Monday. Eric Kanady (2013, Jenks HS, OK) had the game-winning hit, a two-run double to right field that scored North Central Texas College commit Garrett Odom (2013, Union HS, OK) and Peyton Laing (2013, Owasso HS, OK).

Garrett Hall (2014, Owasso HS, OK) had three hits in the win. The uncommitted catcher showed good bat speed at the plate with power potential and lift in his swing.

RHP Gunnar Kay (2013, St. Viator HS, IL) started and pitched three innings for Chicago Scouts, striking out four. He used his lower half well and featured an online delivery, firing strikes at 82-84 mph, peaking at 86. Kay relied heavily on his mid-70s changeup with good arm side run and sink. He also flashed an upper-60s curve. Teammate and Missouri commit RHP Regynold Johnson (2013, Marian Catholic HS, IL) pitched an inning in relief. Johnson worked from a smooth delivery with deception, pounding the zone at 82-86 mph with life. He also dropped in a few low-70s curves and mid-70s changeups. 
Ohio State commit hits, pitches Giants Scout to W >>
  
Gm # 188 | 10/29/2012 | 8:00 AM Giants Scout Team vs. Dallas Patriots

10/29/2012 9:20:15 AM

Keyed by a sixth-run third inning, Giants Scout Team beat the Dallas Patriots 9-1 Monday morning. Four different players recorded two hits for the Giants, including: Jayden Jackson (2013, Greenfield Central HS, IN), Jack Martin (2013, Carmel HS, IN), Mike Hammel (2013, Cathedral HS, IN) and Ohio State commit Tanner Tully (2013, Elkhart Central HS, IN).

The left-handed Tully also tossed two scoreless innings in relief. He showed good command, working in the 80-84 mph range, peaking at 86. He also flashed a few mid-70s breaking pitches. 
Two RHPs top 90 mph in Mets Scout Team's 2-0 win >>
  

10/29/2012 9:15:25 AM

Mets Scout Team/St. Louis Pirates scored two in the sixth to break a scoreless tie and defeat Royals Scout Team 2-0 Monday. The pair of runs came on RBI singles from Jake Brentz (2013, Parkway South HS, MO) and Zach Patterson (2013, Burlington Community HS, IA). 

Missouri commit RHP Devin Williams (2013, Hazelwood West HS, MO) yielded just one hit and a walk in four innings for the Mets, striking out nine. The 6-foot-3, 165-pounder used good hip rotation and a deceptive delivery to fire 65 percent strikes in the 88-90 mph range with life. Williams maintained his arm speed when throwing his upper-70s changeup with sink. He also flashed an upper-70s slider. Three relievers helped Williams combine on a two-hitter, including the right-handed Brentz, who struck out the side in an inning of relief. Brentz worked with a short arm action and online delivery, pounding the zone at 87-91 mph. He also flashed an upper-60s curve with 1/7 break and good depth. 
Orioles prove victorious  >>
  
Gm # 186 | 10/29/2012 | 8:00 AM PRBAHS vs. Victus Orioles

10/29/2012 9:05:57 AM

The Victus Orioles scored in each of the last five innings to beat PRBAHS 10-2 Monday morning. Wake Forest commit Alex Murphy (2013, Calvert Hall HS, MD) and AJ Hunt (2014, Indian River HS, VA) each had two hits and two RBI in the win. One of Murphy's hits was a double, while Hunt also stole a base.

VCU commit Darian Carpenter (2013, Varina HS, VA) and North Carolina commit Tyler Ramirez (2013, Cape Henry Collegiate HS, NC) each doubled for the Orioles.


Carlton Pitches Juice Over Team Georgia 2-0 >>
  
Gm # 182 | 10/29/2012 | 8:00 AM Chet Lemon's Juice vs. Team Georgia (TGBA)

10/29/2012 8:52:24 AM

Chet Lemon's Juice RHP Drew Carlton (2014, George Jenkins HS, FL) threw his second outstanding game in 3 days, throwing a 2 hit shutout with 9 strikeouts to defeat Team Georgia 2-0 and move the Juice into the Semifinals against the EvoShield Canes.

Carlton threw 74 pitches in 6 shutout innings on Saturday to get the win in the Juice's 4-0 win over Baseball U.  He only needed 79 pitches to down Team Georgia, which had scored 11 runs in their previous playoff win.  The 6-0/170 Carlton has a low effort delivery that produces a 85-88 mph sinking fastball and a 67-71 mph curveball.

The Juice only had 4 hits themselves but scored 2 runs in the first inning, one on a single by C Caleb Leach (2014, George Jenkins HS, FL) and the other on an error.
SF Elite Pitching Continues to Dominate Playoffs >>
  
Gm # 181 | 10/29/2012 | 8:00 AM Dirtbags vs. South Florida Elite Squad

10/29/2012 8:29:48 AM

The South Florida Elite Squad's pitching staff continued to dominate in the playoffs, spinning their third consecutive shutout in a 11-0 run rule victory over the Dirtbags Monday morning.  The Elite now move on to the semifinals against East Cobb Baseball.

LHP Christian Peleaz (2013, Florida Christian HS, FL) only needed 51 pitches over 5 innings to post a 2-hit shutout, working in the 85-88 mph range with a 77 mph slider.  Peleaz is a Louisiana State commit.

The Elite bats definitely came to play as the team knocked out 13 hits, including 7 in the 7-run 3rd inning.  Five players had multiple hits.  SS C.J. Chatham (2013, American Heritage HS, FL) went 3-3 with 2 Rbi's, while 1B Brian Gonzalez (2014, Archbishop McCarthy HS, FL), 3B Danny Zardon (2013, American Heritage HS, FL), 1B David Palenzuela (2013, Monsignor Pace HS, FL) and C Dominic DeCaprio (2015, Stoneman Douglas HS, FL) each had 2 hits.  Gonzalez drove home 3 runs.

Jones Hot Bat Drives East Cobb Into Semifinals >>
  
Gm # 180 | 10/29/2012 | 8:00 AM East Cobb Baseball vs. Palm Beach PAL

10/29/2012 8:15:52 AM

East Cobb Baseball SS Wesley Jones (2013, Redan HS, GA) continued his torrid hitting, going 2-3 with 3 Rbi's, to lead East Cobb Baseball to a 6-1 victory over Palm Beach PAL and a spot in the semifinals against the South Florida Elite Squad.  Jones is hitting .588 (10-17) for the tournament with 4 doubles and 9 Rbi's.  He's also getting rave reviews from the PG scouts for his defense.

PG All-American 3B/RHP Travis Demeritte (2013, Winder Barrow HS, GA) took the mound and threw 6 innings, allowing 2 hits and an unearned run while striking out 10.  The Georgia commit topped out at 92 mph on his fastball and threw a sharp upper 70's curveball.

OF/RHP Keenan Innis (2013, Blessed Trinity HS, GA) supported Jones with a 2-run single and is now hitting .455 for the tournament.  PG All-American OF Josh Hart (2013, Parkview HS, GA) reached base 3 times from his leadoff spot, twice on walks, and scored 3 runs.
Shumate's Relief Work Sends EvoShield to Semifinal >>
  

10/29/2012 8:01:58 AM

EvoShield Canes LHP Josh Shumate (2013, Walton HS, GA) turned in an outstanding relief outing to lead the EvoShield Canes to a 3-0 quarterfinal win over the Cardinals Scout Team/FTB Chandler Monday morning.  EvoShield will face Chet Lemon's Juice in one semifinal.

EvoShield starter Luke Bolka (2013, Atlee HS, VA) couldn't find the strike zone, prompting EvoShield manager to quickly bring Shumate into the game in the second inning.  The 6-2/185 southpaw proceeded to throw 6 innings, allowing only 1 hit and striking  out 12 hitters.  Shumate topped out at 89 mph but his out pitch was a mid 70's curveball that was sharp and deep.  He also showed a nice change up at 79-81 mph.  Shumate does not have a college commitment.

The Canes only managed 4 hits off a trio of Cardinals pitchers but that was enough to support Shumate.  C Tyler Alamo (2013, Cypress HS, CA) had the only Canes Rbi on a sacrifice fly and also had a single.
Team Georgia Advances on 7th Inning Run >>
  
Gm # 178 | 10/28/2012 | 7:40 PM Ontario Blue Jays vs. Team Georgia (TGBA)

10/29/2012 6:43:31 AM

Team Georgia scratched out a run on 2 walks and an infield error in the top of the 7th inning Sunday night to edge the Ontario Blue Jays 2-1 and advance to the playoff Quarterfinals.

Five Team Georgia pitchers combined to throw a 1-hitter.  RHP Logan Elliott (2013, Dunwoody HS, GA) threw the first 3 innings, not allowing a hit or a run.  RHP/OF Beau Blair (2013, Mountain View HS, GA) threw 1 shutout innings and showed the best stuff of the 5 pitchers, topping out at 87 mph.  Blair also went 2-4 at the plate.

RHP Steven McNeill (2013, Jacob Hespeler SS, ON) threw outstanding for the Blue Jays until walking the first 2 hitters of the 7th.  He topped out at 89 mph on his fastball and showed a very good change up that he threw frequently.  McNeill does not have a college commitment.

Blue Jays C/RHP Sean Radcliffe (2013, Pickering SS, ON) came out of the bullpen to get the final 3 outs, throwing 89-91 mph with a hard spinning mid 70's curveball.  The 6-4/200 Radcliffe also does not have a college commitment.


SF Elite Bats Overpower All American Prospects >>
  

10/29/2012 6:24:27 AM

The South Florida Elite Squad scored early and often to run away from All American Prospects 9-0 Sunday night and advance to the playoff Quarterfinals.

The bottom of the Elite order was especially productive, as the #8 thru #11 hitters, SS Stephen Kerr (2013, Coral Springs Charter School, FL), OF Brandon Diaz (2013, American Heritage HS, FL), OF DeLaCruz (information N/A) and OF Danny Prado combined to go 4-4 with 3 walks, 3 runs scored, 4 Rbi's and 4 stolen bases.

RHP Mark Nowatnick (2014, Cardinal Gibbons HS, FL) threw a 5 inning complete game shutout for the Elite.  He pitched in the mid 80's and showed good depth on a mid 70's slider and good command of his change up.
PAL Pitching Continues to Dominate in Playoffs >>
  
Gm # 176 | 10/28/2012 | 7:40 PM Syracuse Sports Zone vs. Palm Beach PAL

10/29/2012 6:11:54 AM

Palm Beach PAL's pitching staff posted their third straight shutout of the playoffs, dominating the Syracuse Sports Zone Chiefs 6-0 Sunday night to advance to the playoff Quarterfinals.

RHP Peter Strzelecki (2013, Santaluces HS, FL) carried most of the load this game, throwing 5 innings of 2-hit, no-walk baseball, striking out 10 hitters.  Strzelecki has a deceptive delivery and showed pin point command of a live 82-85 fastball to both sides of the plate.  He also threw an upper 60's curveball and a low 70's change up with the same type of command.  RHP Jeremy Graff (2013, Park Vista HS, FL) and RHP/3B Cody Bryant (2013, Atlantic HS, FL) finished up the shutout.

C Franco Guardascione (2013, Trinity Christian Academy, FL) went 2-2 with a single, double, walk and a pair of Rbi's to lead the PAL offense.  SS Darren Seferina (2013, Trinity Christian Academy, FL), a Bethune Cookman commit, continued his hot hitting with 3 hits and is now hitting .467 (7-15) for the tournament.

3B/RHP Dylan Manwaring (2013, Horseheads HS, NY) threw 2 perfect innings for Syracuse, striking out 4 hitters, to continue his solid pitching performance.  He picked up the win in the Chiefs with 3 near perfect innings and ended up striking out 9 hitters in 5 innings.  Manwaring, who is ranked #97 on the PG class lists, topped out at 91 mph.
Cardinals Advance With 9-1 Win Over the Blue Jays >>
  

10/29/2012 5:53:03 AM

Two Cardinals Scout Team/FTB Chandler pitchers combined for a no-hitter and the Cardinal bats erupted once hard throwing Atlanta Blue Jays pitcher Touki Toussaint (2014, Coral Springs Christian Academy, FL) left the game, advancing the Cardinals to the tournament Quarterfinals with a 9-1 win Sunday night.

LHP Ian McKinney (2013, Boone HS, FL) threw the first four innings, striking out 8 hitters and allowing an unearned run.  The Central Florida commit topped out at 90 mph with a nasty 79 mph slider and deceptive 80 mph change up.  RHP Cre Finfrock (2013, Martin County, FL), another Central Florida commit, pitched the last inning of the 5 inning run rule game, topping out at 91 mph.

Toussaint had outstanding raw stuff, although some command problems ran up his pitch count early and forced him out after 3 innings.  He topped out at 97 mph and was very consistently 94-95 mph in the early going.  His 74 mph curveball was also a plus pitch at times.  Incredibly, Toussaint threw 6 innings during the tournament and struck out 18 hitters.  He's placed his name right at the very top of the 2014 prospect lists.

Once the Cardinals bats got going they collected 5 extra base hits and made short work of the Blue Jays relievers.  OF Nick Longhi (2013, Venice HS, FL), OF Eugene Vazquez (2013, Timbercreek HS, FL), C Jeremy Martinez (2013, Mater Dei HS, CA) and C Derek Deler (2013, Boone HS, FL) all had doubles and C Cristian Perez (2013, Columbus HS, FL) knocked a triple.  3B Colby Bortles (2013, Oviedo HS, FL) drove in a pair of runs.
DBAT/MSL All-Stars shine in tight win >>
  
Gm # 150 | 10/28/2012 | 12:40 PM DBAT/MSL All-Stars vs. Mid-Atlantic PG Orange

10/28/2012 10:18:18 PM

DBAT/MSL All-Stars scored four in the fourth and two in the fifth to beat Mid-Atlantic Orange 6-5 on Sunday. Mid-Atlantic rallied with a three-run top of the seventh, but came up short. 

Connor Reich (2014, Hallsville HS, TX) starred on offense for DBAT, going 2-for-2 with a double, a triple and two RBI. Teammate and Texas commit Joe Baker (2014, Mckinney HS, TX) contributed two hits and two runs from the leadoff spot. He displayed a balanced swing and made hard contact. Uncommitted Preston Palmeiro (2013, Heritage HS, TX) doubled home a run in the fourth. He later drove in a second run on a ground out. 

RHP Sean Thompson (2013, Carroll Senior HS, TX) struck out five in two spotless innings of relief for DBAT. Working with an effortless arm action, Thompson fired strikes at 83-87 mph with arm side run. He also flashed an upper-60s straight changeup with deception and a mid-60s curve.

Radford commit Luke Wise (2013, Central Mountain HS, PA) went 2-for-3 with a double and home run for Mid-Atlantic. Teammate Brett Kinneman (2015, West York Area HS, PA) also homered. 
PG Vegas Gold rallies to salvage tie >>
  
Gm # 149 | 10/28/2012 | 12:40 PM Perfect Game Vegas Gold vs. Perfect Game White

10/28/2012 10:02:38 PM

Fueled by a three-run rally in the sixth, Perfect Game Vegas Gold salvaged a 4-4 tie with Perfect Game White on Sunday. 

Samford commit RHP Hunter Swilling (2013, Columbus HS, GA) struck out four in two innings for PG Vegas Gold. He worked in the 83-87 mph range with cut action. Swilling also flashed a low-70s curve with 1/7 break and a mid-70s changeup with arm side run. He also walked and scored a run from the leadoff spot. 

New Mexico commit Cody Bower (2013, St. Pius X HS, NM) drove in a run with a triple to center field in the fifth. 

Jose De La Cruz (DOM) went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI for PG White. 
Heyer fans 12, Juice score 6 in 2nd >>
  
Gm # 174 | 10/28/2012 | 5:20 PM Chet Lemon's Juice vs. Houston Heat

10/28/2012 9:57:33 PM

In front of a lively crowd at the 2012 WWBA World Championship, Luke Heyer (2014, Durant HS, FL) had a huge night on the mound in a 8-2 Chet Lemon's Juice win over the Houston Heat.  The 6-foot-1, 180-pound RHP struck out 12 in a complete game, 7-inning victory in which he gave up only 6 base hits and a walk.  He did all of the little things well, throwing downhill, throwing strikes and changing speeds to keep hitters off balance with a polished 3-pitch repertoire.  That includes an 81-84/85 mph fastball as well as both a curveball and a slider.

Caleb Leach (2014, George W. Jenkins HS, FL) led off the second inning with a double, while Grant McKown (2013, Lakeland Christian HS, FL) and Jake Sullivan (2016, Durant HS, FL) each had 2-run singles in the 6-run 2nd inning.  McKown, Dylan Allen (George W. Jenkins HS, FL) and Chipper Andzel (2013, Lawton Chiles HS, FL) each had 2 hits in the game, with Andzel driving in 2 runs in the contest as well.

Uncommitted big-bodied middle infielder Trevor Conn (Kingwood HS, TX), currently ranked No. 396 in the class of 2013, had 2 of the Heat's 6 hits in a 2-for-3 effort at the plate.  Another uncommitted prospect, Dakota B Mills (2013 Fort Bend Dulles HS, TX), worked 2.2 innings in relief, striking out 5 batters.  The 6-foot-2, 195-pound RHP displayed a quick arm with easy arm strength in producing 83-86 mph fastballs, peaking at 88 to go along with a late breaking curve.

Chet Lemon's Juice advanced in the playoffs to face Team Georgia (TGBA) in the Quarterfinals on Monday morning.
Team effort keys Rays' win >>
  
Gm # 148 | 10/28/2012 | 12:40 PM Kentucky Baseball Club vs. Rays Scout Team

10/28/2012 9:51:20 PM

Keyed by a four-run fourth inning, Rays Scout Team beat Kentucky Baseball Club 6-1 on Sunday. Five different players recorded two hits for the Rays, including: Brick Paskiewicz (2013, Sunrise Mountain HS, AZ), Dustin Peterson (2013, Gilbert HS, AZ), Collin Gabel (2014, Chaparral HS, AZ), Kurt Bailey (2013, Ironwood Ridge HS, AZ) and Preston Ryan (2013, Mcclintock HS, AZ). 

LHP Zebastian Valenzuela (2013, Cibola HS, AZ) pitched two spotless innings for the Rays, striking out five. He worked in the 82-84 mph range with arm side run. Valenzuela maintained his arm speed with a low-70s changeup with good sink. He also flashed an upper-60s curve. 
Uncommitted RHP senior peaks at 90 in win >>
  
Gm # 147 | 10/28/2012 | 12:40 PM Marucci Elite vs. East Cobb Astros

10/28/2012 9:24:42 PM

Marucci Elite made the most of their six hits to beat the East Cobb Astros 7-4 Sunday. Miami commit Justin Smith (2014, Bartram Trail HS, FL) was the only player for Marucci to record two hits. He also stole two bases. LSU commit Justin Williams (2013, Terrebonne HS, LA) and Oklahoma State commit Blake Hennessey (2013, Arlington Country Day HS, FL) each went 1-for-2 with a homer and three RBI. 

RHP Daniel Propicio (2013, Central Technical HS, ON) started and struck out three in as many innings for Marucci. Propicio competed on the mound, throwing strikes at 85-88 mph, peaking at 90. He also flashed a low-70s breaking pitch. Propicio used his lower half well and worked from a balanced delivery. 
Dirtbags Ps fan 10 in 2-1 win to advance >>
  
Gm # 173 | 10/28/2012 | 5:20 PM Dirtbags vs. Action Baseball

10/28/2012 9:11:19 PM

RHPs Chirstopher Silber (2013, Sanderson HS) and Matt Davis (2013, Ashley HS) combined to strike out 10 Action Baseball hitters as the North Carolina based Dirtbags won 2-1 to advance to the Quarterfinals of the 2012 WWBA World Championship.

Silber worked the first 4.2 innings of the game, used a 3-pitch repertoire, which included an 85-88 mph fastball, a low-70s curve and an upper-70s changeup to strike out 6 batters.  The sturdy 6-foot, 190-pound High Point commit showed a loose arm and a deceptive delivery, working around 5 walks while giving up only 1 unearned run.

Davis, a UNC Charlotte recruit, showed similar velocity with his fastball, working at 84-87 with arm-side run in addition to a sweeping curveball that hung around 70 mph and a good sinking changeup.  Davis worked quickly and challenged hitter en route to 4 strikeouts over the final 2.1 innings of the game in which he allowed only 1 hit.

Hits were hard to come by for both teams in the low-scoring affair.  South Carolina commit Logan Koch (2013, South Mecklenburg HS, NC) and North Carolina commit Tanner Bingham (2013, Northwest Cabarrus HS, NC) each went 2-for-3 combining for 4 of the team's 5 hits.

Chris Cooper (2013, Montgomery HS, TX) took the hard-luck loss, giving up only 2 unearned runs due to 5 Action Baseball errors.  He struck out 5 and allowed only 4 hits and 1 walk in the first 5 innings, using an 81-84/85 mph fastball and a promising upper-60s curve.  The 6-foot, 180-pound righty changed his speed well and threw strikes with both pitches.

Action Baseball leadoff hitter Garret Dominique (2013, Klein HS, TX) went 1-for-1 with a double and a pair of walks in the loss.

The Dirtbags advance to face the South Florida Elite Squad in the Quarterfinals on Monday.


Baseball U wins consolation 8-6 >>
  
Gm # 170 | 10/28/2012 | 3:00 PM Richmond Braves vs. Baseball U

10/28/2012 8:49:56 PM

Baseball U has defeated the Richmond Braves 8-6 in a consolation game at the 2012 WWBA World Championships.  Leading the way for Baseball U was 1B/OF/LHP and Virginia commit Pavin Smith (2014, Palm Beach Gardens HS, Jupiter, FL) who finished 2 for 4 with a double, 2 RBIs, and a stolen base.  SS and Monmouth commit Grant Lamberton (2013, Salesianum HS, Newark, DE) finished 1 for 2 a double, 2 RBIs, a stolen base, and 2 runs scored.  Lead off man OF/1B Kyle Simmons (2013, McDonogh HS, West Friendship, MD) added a nice game going 1 for 3 with 2 RBIs, a walk, and a run scored. 

SS and University of Iowa commit Shane Cooper (2013, Timberland HS, Dardenne Prarie, MO) rounded out the attack going 2 for 4 with a triple and a run scored.  He displayed some raw power potential with impact speed on the bases, and solid defensive tools.

On the mound, Smith was solid in his 2 1/3 innings of relief allowing an unearned run on no hits with a walk and 6 strikeouts. Justin Dunn RHP (2013, Gunnery HS, Freeport, NY) then came on and threw 3 shutout innings to secure the win.  He displayed a good arm action and a good, aggressive 88 MPH fastball.

For the Braves, LHP Zach Newell (2013, Freedom HS, South Riding, VA) threw 2 2/3 innings of solid relief allowing no runs or hits with a walk and 2 strikeouts.
Casey goes distance, fans 11 in Canes win >>
  
Gm # 171 | 10/28/2012 | 5:20 PM Evoshield Canes vs. Diamond Devils

10/28/2012 8:41:51 PM

Derek Casey (Hanover HS, VA), a Virginia recruit currently ranked No. 69 in the class of 2014, went the full 7 innings in the EvoShield Canes 9-3 win over the Diamond Devils.  Casey showed very good command and the ability to change speeds with a 3-pitch arsenal that includes a 88-91/92 mph fastball, a sharp, short-breaking upper-70s slider and a low-80s changeup.  The projectable 6-foot-2, 170-pound RHP set up hitters well in this contest to put them down via the K.

The game was tied at 2 heading into the bottom of the 5th when the Canes put 2 runs on the board, and put the game away with a 5-run sixth.

The heart of the Canes' order, MIF Connor Heady (2013, North Oldham HS, KY), PG All-American 1B AJ Puk (2013, Washington HS, IA), Justin Bellinger (2014, St. Sebastian's HS, MA) and OF Ryan Kirby (2013, Granada HS, CA) had 6 of the team's 9 base hits, scored 5 of the team's 9 runs and drove in 6 runs.  Puk, who has committed to play for Florida, had the Canes' only extra-base hit, a double, while going 2-for-2 with a walk and 2 runs scored.

Diamond Devils OF Gene Cone (2013, Spring Valley HS, SC), a South Carolina commit, used his short, compact swing tailored for making contact to go 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored in the contest.

Devils' starter Alex Eubanks (James F Byrnes HS, SC) struck out 4 Canes batters in the first 3.2 innings of the game.  His fastball sat at 78-82 touching 84, and he also showed good command of a low-70s curveball.

The EvoShield Canes entered the playoffs as the No. 1 seed after going 3-0 in pool play, out-scoring their opponents 21-0.  They also shut out the Chicago Scouts Association 8-0 in Round 1 of the playoffs, and will play the Cardinals Scout Team/FTB Chandler in a Quarterfinal matchup loaded with talent.


DBacks NW Scout Team take 6-2 win >>
  
Gm # 169 | 10/28/2012 | 3:00 PM BigStix Gamers vs. DBacks NW Scout Team

10/28/2012 8:34:53 PM

The DBacks NW Scout Team has defeated the BigStix Gamers 6-2 in a consolation game at the 2012 WWBA World Championships.  Leading the way for the DBacks was MIF Seaver Whalen (2013, Union HS, Vancouver, WA) who finished 2 for 3 with a double and 2 RBIs.  He displayed a live bat with a fluid stroke, a short, compact swing, and a sound hitting approach.

On the mound, starting RHP and Oregon commit Reza Aleaziz (2013, Southridge HS, Tigard, OR) threw 2 scoreless innings allowing 2 hits with 1 walk.  He did a nice job attacking hitters with an 81 MPH slider and a good, heavy, 89 MPH fastball.  Relief RHP Nathan Reisnour (2013, Burlington Edison HS, Burlington, WA) then came on and threw 4 innings allowing just an unearned run on 4 hits with a walk and 4 strikeouts. 
East Coast PG Gray cruises to 14-0 win >>
  
Gm # 168 | 10/28/2012 | 3:00 PM East Coast PG Gray vs. Miami PG Columbia Blue

10/28/2012 8:26:43 PM

East Coast PG Gray has defeated Miami PG Columbia Blue 14-0 in a consolation round game at the 2012 WWBA World Championships.  Leading the way for East Coast PG was RHP/3B/1B and Samford commit Evan Holland (2013, Guntersville HS, Guntersville, AL) who finished 3 for 3 with a double, 3 RBIs, and a run scored.  Lead off man 3B Adam Brown (2013, James Clemens HS, Madison, AL) went 1 for 1 with a 2-run triple and 2 runs scored.  C and Layola Marymount commit Cassidy Brown (2013, Walsh Jesuit HS, Hudson, OH) added a nice game going 2 for 3 with a triple and 2 runs scored.  RHP/3B and University of Pittsburgh commit Brett Hileman (2013, Hollidaysburg Area HS, Hollidaysburg, PA) chipped in going 2 for 2 with an RBI and a run scored. 

OF and Alabama commit William Elliott (2013, Oxford HS, Oxford, MS) rounded out the attack going 1 for 3 with a triple and 4 RBIs.  He displayed some raw power with a live bat, a fluid stroke, and a short, compact swing.

On the mound, starter RHP Bryce Baker (2014, Fleming Island HS, Fleming Island, FL) threw 2 1/3 innings allowing no runs on 1 hit with no walks and 5 strikeouts.  He had good armside run on his fastball that topped out at 87 MPH.  Holland then came on and threw 1 2/3 innings of perfect relief with 2 strikeouts.  He featured a late breaking slider and had good command of his fastball that was up to 90 MPH.
Nine-run inning fuels Blue Jays playoff win >>
  
Gm # 166 | 10/28/2012 | 3:00 PM Mid-Atlantic Rookies vs. Ontario Blue Jays

10/28/2012 8:24:15 PM

Fueled by a nine-run third inning, the Ontario Blue Jays beat the Mid-Atlantic Rookies 11-0 on Sunday to advance to the second round of the playoffs. Joey Guaragna (2013, St. Martin's HS, ON) led the offensive explosion, going 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBI from the leadoff spot. He also scored twice. The 6-foot-1, 175-pounder features a strong, projectable frame and a live bat. Teammate Josh Naylor (2015, St. Joan of Arc C.S.S., ON) went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI. He displayed good bat speed and power potential. 

Gareth Morgan (2014, North Toronto Collegiate, ON), Owen Spiwak (2013, Cawthra Park SS, ON) and Daniel Szpik (2013, Michael Power-St. Joseph, ON) also drove in runs. 

LHP Brodie Harkness (2013, St. Stephens C.S.S., ON) pitched all five innings for the Blue Jays, yielding just three hits. He worked in the 77-81 mph range. 
Jones, Johnson propel EC Baseball to Quarterfinals >>
  
Gm # 172 | 10/28/2012 | 5:20 PM East Cobb Baseball vs. Tri-State Arsenal

10/28/2012 8:19:57 PM

Shortstop Wesley Jones (2013, Redan HS, GA) and Kel Johnson (2014, Palmetto, GA) provided all of the offense for East Cobb Baseball in a 3-1 win over Tri-State Arsenal to advance to the Quarterfinals.

Jones, the team's 3-hole hitter and a Georgia recruit, went 3-for-3 with a double, a run and an RBI, while Johnson, the cleanup hitter, added a double of his own on his 2-for-3, 2 RBI performance.  Their back-to-back doubles in the first inning gave East Cobb an early 2-0 lead.

In addition to Jones' steady/flashy defense at SS, he is hitting the ball extremely well in Jupiter, going 2-for-3 earlier in the day to knock of the Texas Scout Team Yankees and is hitting .571 overall in the tournament.

Johnson, a Georgia Tech recruit that is currently ranked No. 35 in the class of 2014, has also enjoyed a big tournament and is making a case for a big jump in the 2014 rankings.  A right-handed hitter, Johnson has an advanced approach and very good bat speed, consistently hitting the ball hard with impressive pull power.  He too had a big game against the Texas Scout Team Yankees in the first round of the playoffs, hitting a no-doubt home run in the game, and overall is hitting .308 in the tournament.

Fellow GT recruit and 2-hole hitter Keenan Innis (Blessed Trinity HS, GA) scored a pair of runs in the game.

East Cobb starter Addison Reed did a nice job scattering 4 hits and 2 walks in his 6.2 innings of work.  He was around the zone for most of the game, using an easy, balanced delivery while throwing mostly 82-86 mph fastballs, peaking at 87.

Tri-State Arsenal made things interesting in the 7th inning, loading the bases to put the tying run on second base, but reliever Tyler Haswell (2013, Peachtree Ridge HS, GA), who threw 87-89 mph, punched out the final batter to secure the win.

In the loss Tommy Marcinczyk (2013, Middlesex HS, NJ) went 2-for-2 with a walk and Tri-State's lone run scored, while Pedro Perez Jr. (2013, Burling City HS, NJ) went 2-for-3.

Tri-State starter LHP Devin Smeltzer (2014, Bishop Eustace Prep, NJ) used a 84-87 mph fastball and sharp low-70s curve in the first 3 innings of the game, while RHP Ronald Marinaccio (2013, Toms River North, NJ) struck out 5 batters over the final 3 innings, attacking the EC hitters with a 84-88 mph fastball and low- to mid-70s curve.

East Cobb Baseball will face Palm Beach PAL in the Quarterfinals on Monday morning.
All American Prospects pound out 15 hits in win >>
  

10/28/2012 8:13:19 PM

All American Prospects scored in five different innings to outscore All Star Baseball Academy 8-6 and advance to the second round. The Prospects pounded out a whopping 15 hits, including three each from Daniel Reyes (2015, Mater Academy HS, FL) and Central Arizona CC commit Manny Ramirez Jr. (2013, IMG Academy HS, FL). Florida commit Pete Alonso (2013, Plant HS, FL) went 2-for-3 with a double and a home run—his second long ball in three games on Sunday. Florida International commit Juan Escarra (2013, Mater Academy HS, FL), Elon commit DJ Paone (2013, The Benjamin HS, FL) and Stephen Chamblee (2014, Plant HS, FL) also recorded two hits each. 

RHP Daniel Garmendia (2013, South Miami HS, FL) started and pitched three innings for the Prospects. His arm worked well as he attacked hitters at 81-85 mph, peaking at 87. He also flashed a low-70s curve with 1/7 break and good depth. Garmendia pitched down in the zone and hid the ball well. 

Matt Brill (2013, Moline HS, IL) went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored for the All Stars at the plate. On the mound, the right-hander struck out the side in an inning of relief. He used his lower half well, pitching in the 84-88 mph range. Brill also flashed a mid-70s curve with 1/7 break and good depth. 
Houston Banditos win consolation game 5-2 >>
  
Gm # 167 | 10/28/2012 | 3:00 PM Houston Banditos vs. Royals Scout Team

10/28/2012 8:09:54 PM

The Houston Banditos have won their consolation round game following a 5-2 win over the Royals Scout Team on day 4 of the 2012 WWBA World Championships.  Leading the way for the Banditos was 2B and University of Texas commit Zane Gurwitz (2013, Churchill HS, San Antonio, TX) who finished 2 for 2 with an RBI, a walk, 2 stolen bases, and a run scored.  Lead off man SS and Texas A&M commit Ryne Birk (2013, Seven Lakes HS, Katy, TX) went 1 for 3 with an RBI double, a stolen base, and a run scored. 



On the mound, starting RHP and Troy commit Jesse Nelson (2013, Russell County HS, Phenix City, AL) threw 2 innings allowing 1 run on 2 hits with a walk and 2 strikeouts, while featuring an 89 MPH fastball.  RHP and Sam Houston State commit Francisco Pena (2013, Klein Collins HS, Richmond, TX) then gave an 1 2/3 innings of hitless relief allowing just 1 walk.  RHP and Duke commit J.R. Holloway (2013, Westwood HS, Austin, TX) and RHP Braeden Holub (2014, Tomball HS, Tomball, TX) each added a scoreless inning of relief as well to help secure the victory.  Holloway had his fastball up to 90 MPH.



For the Royals Scout Team, 1B/3B Jacob Heyward (2013, Eagles Landing HS, McDonough, GA) led the way going 2 for 3 with a double and 2 runs scored.  Starting RHP and East Carolina commit TJ McDonald (2013, Village Christian Academy, Fayetteville, NC) threw 3 innings allowing 1 run on 2 hits with no walks and 3 strikeouts.  He did a nice job of competing on the mound and attacking hitters with a good, 11/5 curveball and a lively 92 MPH fastball.  Reliever RHP and University of Tennessee commit Kyle Serrano (2013, Farragut HS, Knoxville, TN) added a hitless inning allowing 1 walk with 1 strikeout.  His fastball was up to 91 MPH.
Two-run sixth inning single advances Syracuse >>
  
Gm # 164 | 10/28/2012 | 3:00 PM Orlando Scorpions Purple vs. Syracuse Sports Zone

10/28/2012 7:59:17 PM

Syracuse Sports Zone beat Orlando Scorpions Purple 5-3 to advance to the second round. Sports Zone broke a 3-3 tie in the top of the sixth with a two-run single off the bat of Adam Scott (2014, Canandaigua Academy, NY). Teammates Zachary Sullivan (2014, Coming-Painted Post East HS, NY) and Zack Kesterson (2015, Notre Dame Junior Senior HS, NY) added two hits each. 

Wake Forest commit RHP Dylan Manwaring (2013, Horseheads HS, NY) allowed one hit and a walk in three innings in relief for Syracuse, striking out five. The 6-foot-3, 205-pounder featured sound mechanics, using good hip rotation and an online delivery to fire strikes at 88-92 mph. He also flashed a low-80s slider with tight rotation. 

The Scorpions used six different pitchers to get through the game. Florida State commit RHP MT Minacci (2013, North Florida Christian HS, FL), UCF commit LHP Drew Faintich (2013, North Florida Christian HS, FL), Air Force commit RHP Mitchell Jordan (2013, Lake Brantley HS, FL) all peaked at 88 mph, while teammate and Florida State commit RHP Andrew Karp (2014, West Orange HS, FL) topped out at 91 mph. 
Tri-State Arsenal advances after 3-2 win >>
  
Gm # 156 | 10/28/2012 | 12:40 PM Tri-State Arsenal vs. Mountain West '13

10/28/2012 7:57:26 PM

Tri-State Arsenal has defeated Mountain West '13 3-2 to advance to the 2nd round of the playoffs at the 2012 WWBA World Championships.  Leading the way for Tri-State Arsenal was C/OF and Virginia commit Matthew Thaiss (2013, Jackson Memorial HS, Jackson, NJ) who finished 1 for 1 with a big, 2-run double.  Lead off man SS/C Nick Tierno (2013, Eastern HS, Voorhees, NJ) added a nice game going 2 for 3 with a run scored.

On the mound, reliever RHP and UNC commit Zachary Gallen (2013, Bishop Eustace Prep HS, Gibbsboro, NJ) was solid in his 2 2/3 innings of work allowing no runs on 1 hit with no walks and 4 strikeouts.  He displayed a solid arm action and feautred a good, lively 89 MPH fastball.
Diamond Devils advance after 13-3 win >>
  
Gm # 155 | 10/28/2012 | 12:40 PM Upstate Mavericks vs. Diamond Devils

10/28/2012 7:51:51 PM

The Diamond Devils have defeated the Upstate Mavericks 13-3 to advance to the 2nd round of the playoffs at the 2012 WWBA World Championships.  Leading the way for the Diamond Devils was OF/LHP and South Carolina commit Gene Cone (2013, Spring Valley HS, Columbia, SC) who finished 2 for 2 at the plate with a double, 3 RBIs, and a walk.  MIF and South Carolina commit Seth Lancaster (2014, Hanahan HS, Hanahan, SC) went 1 for 3 with 2 RBIs and a run scored.  He had a fluid stroke with a balanced swing and a quiet hitting approach.  OF Mercer Heath (2013, Spartanburg HS, Spartanburg, SC) added a nice game going 1 for 3 with an RBI, a stolen base, and 3 runs scored. 

Lead off man 2B Zack Madden (2013, Bishop England HS, Hollywood, SC) rounded out the attack going 1 for 3 with a walk, a stolen base, and 3 runs scored.  He displayed a fluid stroke with a sound hitting approach, a quick bat, and good plate coverage.

On the mound, starting RHP Caleb Lupton (2013, Chapman HS, Boiling Springs, SC) threw 3 2/3 innings allowing 3 runs (2 ER) on 5 hits with 3 walks and 3 strikeouts.  He displayed a fastball/curveball/changeup combination and was up to 87 MPH on his fastball with some armside run.  Reliever LHP Thomas Durant (2014, Chapin HS, Chapin, SC) then came on and shut the door throwing 1 1/3 innings allowing no runs or hits with no walks and 3 strikeouts.


Blue Jays advance thanks to strong pitching >>
  
Gm # 163 | 10/28/2012 | 3:00 PM Atlanta Blue Jays vs. DBacks Team BC

10/28/2012 7:43:39 PM

The Atlanta Blue Jays made the most of their three scattered hits to beat Dbacks Team BC 3-1 and advance to the second round of the playoffs at the WWBA World Championship. RHP Nicholas Lawrence (2013, Wellington HS, FL) allowed just two hits and a walk in six innings for the Blue Jays, striking out five. The 6-foot-3, 195-pounder worked with a solid arm action, firing strikes at 86-88 mph, peaking at 90. He also flashed a few mid-70s curves. 

LHP Travis Seabrooke (2013, Crestwood HS, ON) allowed one hit and a walk in four innings for the Dbacks, fanning five. The 6-foot-6, 220-pounder's arm worked well. He changed speeds and kept the hitters off balance, firing strikes at 85-87 mph with arm side run. Seabrooke showed good command of his mid-70s changeup with sink and flashed a low-70s curve with 12/6 break. 
Team effort propels Heat to second round >>
  
Gm # 158 | 10/28/2012 | 12:40 PM Houston Heat vs. Team Rawlings

10/28/2012 6:13:40 PM

Houston Heat held off Team Rawlings' late-inning rally to win 7-4 on Sunday and advance to the second round of the playoffs. Six different players recorded a hit for the Heat, including Ben Kennedy (2013, A&M Cons HS, TX). Kennedy went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk and three RBI. He displayed an aggressive approach and gap power. TCU commit Will Foreman (2013, Lamar HS, TX) and Trevor Conn (2013, Kingwood HS, TX) each got a hit and walked twice. Foreman also stole a base. 

LHP Tyler Davenport (2013, Crosby HS, TX) struck out five in three no-hit innings for the Heat. He worked quickly in the 84-86 mph range, dropping in several mid-70s curves from a high 3/4 arm angle.

Georgia Tech commit Connor Justus (2013, Cartersville HS, GA) went 1-for-4 with a homer from the leadoff spot for Team Rawlings. 
Action Baseball advances thanks to big 1st inning >>
  
Gm # 157 | 10/28/2012 | 12:40 PM Action Baseball vs. Texas Sun Devils

10/28/2012 6:02:51 PM

Keyed by a four-run first inning, Action Baseball beat Texas Sun Devils 8-2 to advance from the first round of the playoffs. Kenneth Cullen Vaught (2013, Callalen HS, TX) led Action Baseball with two hits. Alex Smith (2013, Klein HS, TX), Thomas O'Brien (2013, Vandegrift HS, TX), Wes Whitehair (2013, Lake Travis HS, TX) and Gunner Vaught (2013, Montgomery HS, TX) drove in one run each. 

Oral Roberts commit RHP Brandon Brosher (2013, Frank W. Springstead HS, FL) struck out three in 1.2 innings for the Sun Devils. The 6-foot-3, 225-pounder worked from a smooth delivery and good mechanics, firing strikes at 86-90 mph. He displayed good command of his pitches, pounding the bottom of the zone. 
ABD Victory pounds out 10 hits in 2-2 tie >>
  
Gm # 129 | 10/28/2012 | 10:20 AM Canada PG Gold vs. ABD Victory

10/28/2012 5:52:23 PM

ABD Victory and Canada PG Gold tied 2-2 Sunday. ABD pounded out 10 hits, including three from Steven Coe (2013, Valley Center HS, CA). Coe displayed a fluid stroke and rotational swing, doubling twice and scoring a pair of runs. Kyle Candalla (2013, Mission Viejo HS, CA) went 2-for-3 from the leadoff spot. He also stole a base. 

RHP Tyler Huber (2013, Heritage Hall HS, OK) pitched all seven innings for ABD, striking out five. He worked in the 80-83 mph range, peaking at 85. Huber also mixed in a few upper-60s curves and worked from a high 3/4 arm angle.


Two pitchers combine on Bulls one-hitter >>
  
Gm # 128 | 10/28/2012 | 10:20 AM Louisiana PG Purple vs. Lids Indiana Bulls

10/28/2012 5:39:56 PM

Lids Indiana Bulls scored two in the sixth inning to beat Louisiana PG Purple 2-0 Sunday. Dylan Jones (2013, Avon HS, IN) singled home the game's first run before Ohio State commit Curtiss Irving (2013, Greenfield Central HS, IN) added an insurance run with a bases-loaded walk. 

Cincinnati commit RHP Jeremy McKinney (2013, Franklin Community HS, IN) and LHP Hank Gray (2013, Mccutcheon HS, IN) combined on a one-hitter in the Bulls' win. McKinney left after the fourth with a perfect game in tact, having struck out seven. He was around the plate with his pitches, setting up hitters and changing speeds, from 84-89 mph on his fastball down in the zone to a mid-70s changeup. He also relied heavily on a low-70s slider. McKinney flashed projectable stuff with sound mechanics. Gray fanned three in as many innings. He worked in the 81-82 mph while dropping in several upper-60s curves. 
NY senior LHP touches 91 in loss >>
  
Gm # 127 | 10/28/2012 | 10:20 AM Syracuse Sports Zone vs. Mid-Atlantic Rookies

10/28/2012 5:28:30 PM

Mid-Atlantic Rookies scored in three of the last four innings to defeat Syracuse Sports Zone 5-3 on Sunday. George Washington commit Colin Gibbons-Fly (2013, Mercersburg Academy, MD) went 2-for-3 with a triple, a walk and a run scored. He stayed inside the ball well with a short, compact swing. Maryland commit Bradley Keith (2013, Severna Park HS, MD) hit a bases-clearing triple to put the Rookies on the board in the fourth inning. 

Liberty commit RHP Parker Bean (2013, South Western HS, PA) struck out nine in four innings for the Rookies. The 6-foot-6, 205-pounder worked with an easy arm action, firing strikes at 85-89 mph from an overtop arm angle. He also mixed in a few mid-70s curves. 

Syracuse starter and UCONN commit LHP Anthony Kay (2013, Ward Melville Senior HS, NY) started and struck out four in as many innings. Using sound mechanics and a loose arm action, he fired strikes at 85-90 mph with arm side run. Kay also offered a low-80s straight-changeup with arm side run and flashed a low-70s curve with 10/4 break. 
DBAT/MSL All-Stars shine in big win >>
  
Gm # 126 | 10/28/2012 | 10:20 AM New Jersey PG Red vs. DBAT/MSL All-Stars

10/28/2012 5:11:35 PM

Three different players recorded multi-hit games for DBAT/MSL All-Stars in their 9-1 win over New Jersey PG Red on Sunday. Oklahoma State commit Dustin Williams (2013, Weatherford HS, TX) led the offensive explosion, going 3-for-3 with a home run, two runs and two RBI. Williams is an aggressive hitter who displayed good bat speed with lift in his swing. South Alabama commit Derek Bangert (2013, Lockport Township East HS, IL) and Ole Miss commit Evan Anderson (2013, Dale HS, OK) each had two hits and a homer. Bangert showed a confident approach at the plate and light tower power. Anderson displayed a fluid stroke and good bat speed. 

LHP Jacob Patterson (2014, Berkner HS, TX) started and pitched two innings for DBAT, striking out five. He controlled his pitches to both sides of the plate, using an effortless arm action to fire strikes at 83-86 mph with arm side run while mixing in a mid-70s curve with 10/4 break. Teammate RHP Carter Hope (2013, The Woodlands HS, TX) struck out two in as many innings in relief. The 6-foot-3, 195-pounder worked from an online delivery, pounding the zone at 88-90 mph. He also flashed an upper-70s curve. 
Team Georgia Bats Pound Bulls in Playoff Action >>
  
Gm # 162 | 10/28/2012 | 3:00 PM Lids Indiana Bulls vs. Team Georgia (TGBA)

10/28/2012 5:04:10 PM

Team Georgia scored 5 runs in the top of the first inning and never looked back en route to an 11-4 win over the LIDS Indiana Bulls and a spot in the playoff Round of 16.

RHP/1B Jonathan Banks (2013, East Coweta HS, GA) swung the biggest bat for Team Georgia.  His 3-run home run in the first inning set the tone for the game and he almost made it 2 bombs when he hit a long double in almost the same spot later in the game.

C Shedric Long (2013, Jacksonville HS, GA) went 2-3 with a double and 3 runs scored hitting out of the cleanup spot for Team Georgia.  SS Trey Logan (2014, Lambert HS, GA) went 2-4 with a pair of Rbi's.

LHP Micah Stallings (2014, The Lovett School, GA) settled things down on the mound for Team Georgia after a rough start, throwing 4 innings of 2 hit ball to get the win.  Stallings has a deceptive delivery and a fastball that reached 84 mph.
Big inning fuels Cangelosi's win >>
  
Gm # 125 | 10/28/2012 | 10:20 AM Cangelosi Baseball vs. Texas Sun Devils

10/28/2012 4:57:18 PM

Keyed by a five-run fourth inning, Cangelosi Baseball beat the Texas Sun Devils 9-1 Sunday morning. Nine different players recorded a hit for Cangelosi, including Jeff Schank (2013, Naperville Central HS, IL) and Holy Cross commit Alex Voitik (2013, Joliet Catholic Academy HS, IL), who had two hits each. Teammate Dylan Goss (2013, Neuqua Valley HS, IL) went 1-for-3, scoring twice and driving in a pair of runs. 

RHP Jackson Bubala (2013, Latin School of Chicago, IL) struck out two in 2.1 innings of relief for Cangelosi. The 6-foot-5, 250-pounder used his strong lower half and projectable frame to fire strikes at 85-88 mph with sink. He also showed good feel for his upper-60s curve with 1/7 break. 
Johnson Loses No-Hitter in 7th But PAL Advances >>
  
Gm # 160 | 10/28/2012 | 3:00 PM Team Elite vs. Palm Beach PAL

10/28/2012 4:50:51 PM

Palm Beach PAL LHP Jared Johnson (2013, Palm Beach Central HS, FL) lost his no-hit bid with 1 out in the 7th inning but his team advanced to the playoff Round of 16 with a 3-0 victory over Team Elite Sunday afternoon.  The 6-2/145 Johnson wasn't overpower, topping out at 85 mph from a low 3/4's arm slot, but changed speeds and locations with precision and kept the Elite hitters off balance all game.  Perfect Game college expert Kendall Rogers compared Johnson to "a Michael Roth type lefthander" referring to the former South Carolina standout.

PG All-American Austin Meadows (2013, Grayson HS, GA) broke up the no-hitter with a clean single.

PAL collected 11 hits off 3 Team Elite pitchers, including 2 hits apiece by OF Trey Amburgey (2013, Park Vista HS, FL), SS Darren Seferina (2013, Trinity Christian HS, FL), LHP A.J. Fidalic (2013, North Broward Prep, FL) and 2B Patrick Walther (2013, Jupiter HS, FL).  3B Cole Bryant (2013, Atlantic HS, FL) drove in 2 of PAL's 3 runs.

Team Elite starter RHP A.J. Moore (2014, Mountain View HS, GA) battled through 5 2/3 innings, topping out at 90 mph with a 76-78 mph curveball that showed very good depth at times.
Longhi 3-Run 1st Inning Bomb All FTB Needs  >>
  
Gm # 159 | 10/28/2012 | 3:00 PM Cardinals Scout Team/FTB Chandler vs. Florida Burn

10/28/2012 4:12:38 PM

OF Nick Longhi (2013, Venice HS, FL) blasted a 3-run home run in the bottom of the first inning, all the runs that Cardinals Scout Team/FTB Chandler would need to defeat the Florida Burn 6-0 and move on to the playoff Round of 16 Sunday.

IF Spencer Traynor (2013, Jesuit HS, FL) added a 2-run single in the 4th inning to give the Cardinals some insurance runs.

Four Cardinals pitchers combined on a 4 hit shutout.  LHP John Kilichowsky (2013, Jesuit HS, FL) was perfect for the first 2 innings and only threw 18 pitches.  RHP Alec Byrd cruised through the next 2 innings and was followed by RHP Trent Thompson (2103, Berkley Prep, FL) for 1 2/3 innings and LHP Cody Beckman (2013, Alonso HS, FL) for the final 1 1/3 innings.

Thompson threw the hardest of the quartet, topping out at 90 mph.
Three SF Elite Pitchers Combine on Playoff No-No >>
  
Gm # 161 | 10/28/2012 | 3:00 PM South Florida Elite Squad vs. Homeplate Chilidogs

10/28/2012 3:33:29 PM

LHP Brian Gonzalez (2014, Archbishop McCarthy HS, FL), RHP Matt Hardy (2013, West Broward HS, FL) and RHP Devin Meyer (2014, Coral Springs Christian Academy) combined on a no-hitter as the South Florida Elite Squad defeated the Homeplate Chilidogs to move into the playoff Round of 16.

Gonzalez, who is also a first base prospect, pitched in the 87-89 mph range with a very sharp mid 70's curveball for 4 innings.  Hardy threw 2 innings, topping out at 87 mph with a 78 mph slider, while Meyer picked up the win by throwing the top of the 7th, topping out at 88 mph.

South Florida only had one hit heading into the bottom of the 7th inning before OF William Abreu (2013, Mater Academy Charter Academy, FL) led off the inning with a single.  1B David Palenzuela (2013, Monsignor Edward Pace HS, FL) played the hitting hero for the Elite, lining a game winning walk off double up the left centerfield gap.

LHP Alex Bollinger (2013, Home Schooled, GA) threw 5 2/3 innings for the Chilidogs, allowing only 1 hit.  Bollinger pitched in the 82-84 mph range with very good command of a low 70's curveball he went to often.



Team Rawlings stuns Banditos in 8-3 win >>
  
Gm # 124 | 10/28/2012 | 10:20 AM Houston Banditos vs. Team Rawlings

10/28/2012 3:29:45 PM

Johnny Fladding (2013, Pope HS, GA) and Nicholas Vaage (2014, Prior Lake HS, MN) each had two hits for Team Rawlings in their 8-3 win over Houston Banditos Sunday morning. Fladding displayed a fluid stroke and strong wrists, while Vaage showed good extension in his swing and the ability to hit to all fields while hitting a double in his 2-for-3 effort.

Big-bodied infielder Nathaniel Lowe (2013, Pope HS, GA) was perfect at the plate, going 1-for-1 with a double, 3 walks and scored 2 of his team's 8 runs.

A pair of 2014 RHPs Casey Lenoch (East Coweta HS, GA) and Jared Datoc (Pace Academy, GA) pounded the strike zone to combine for 8 strikeouts against the Banditos.

The sturdy 6-foot-3, 220-pound Lenoch started the game and worked the first 5 frames.  He exhibited excellent control while throwing mostly 81-84 mph fastballs that had both good, late life and deception while mixing in a handful of of promising low- to mid-70s curveballs despite giving up a pair of home runs.

Datoc also threw mostly fastballs, although several ticks higher than Lenoch in the 86-88 range while touching 90 mph.  He fanned 4 and allowed only 2 hits and 1 walk in his 2 innings of work.

The Banditos had seven hits in their loss, though five went for extra-base hits. Houston commit Nicholas Buckner (2013, North Shore HS, TX) and Stone Garrett (2014, George Ranch HS, TX) each homered. Texas A&M commit  and PG All-American Nicholas Banks (2013, Tomball HS, TX) tripled, while Texas commit Zane Gurwitz (2013, Churchill HS, TX) and Baylor commit Darryn Sheppard (2013, Dulles HS, TX) each doubled. 

Campbell commit RHP Landon Tilley (2013, West Brunswick HS, NC) started and pitched three innings for the Banditos. He pitched in the 83-87 mph range with a mid-70s curve. Teammate and Texas Tech commit RHP Bryce Welborn (Tomball HS, TX) struck out five in 2.1 innings. He attacked hitters with his 89-92 mph heater with arm side run and sink. Welborn also dropped in a few upper-70s curves.
Miami PG Columbia Blue holds off rally to win >>
  
Gm # 118 | 10/28/2012 | 10:20 AM Miami PG Columbia Blue vs. Upstate Mavericks

10/28/2012 2:47:11 PM

Miami PG Columbia Blue held off Upstate Maverick's late-inning rally to prevail 4-2 Sunday morning. Robert Montes (2015, Coral Gables HS, FL), Pittsburgh commit Manuel Pazos (2013, Pace HS, FL) and Kendrick Gutierrez (2013, American HS, FL) had two hits each. Pazos displayed a fluid stroke, whacking a triple—the team's only extra base hit. He's a good receiver with quick feet behind the plate. Pazos also showed a strong, accurate arm. 

RHP Alex Perez (2013, Mosingor Pace HS, FL) allowed just four hits and one walk in five innings, striking out six. He fired strikes at 84-86 mph, peaking at 88. Perez also displayed good command of his mid-60s curve with depth. 

RHP Jim Voyles (2013, Holy Innocents Esipcopal HS, GA) struck out two in an inning of relief for the Mavericks. The 6-foot-8, 190-pounder showed a quick arm, firing strikes at 89-91 mph. He also flashed a mid-70s late-breaking slider and a low-80s changeup. 
Action Baseball survives Team Georgia >>
  
Gm # 117 | 10/28/2012 | 10:20 AM Team Georgia (TGBA) vs. Action Baseball

10/28/2012 2:32:54 PM

Keyed by a three-run second inning, Action Baseball survived Team Georgia 3-2 Sunday morning. Thomas O'Brien (2013, Vandegrift HS, TX) had the big hit, a two-run single to center field. 

RHP Ryan Johnson (2013, Cedar Park HS, TX) struck out six in 3.2 innings. He displayed good hip rotation, firing strikes at 72-79 mph with good command. He also relied on a mid-60s curve with 12/6 break. 
TX Scout Team Yankees' pitching keys victory >>
  

10/28/2012 2:30:31 PM

The Texas Scout Team Yankees have defeated Perfect Game Vegas Gold 5-2 on day 3 of the 2012 WWBA World Championships.  Leading the way for Texas Scout Team was starting LHP and TCU commit Ryan Burnett (2013, The Woodlands HS, The Woodlands, TX) who threw 4 shutout innings allowing 3 hits with no walks and 3 strikeouts.  He displayed a balanced, online delivery with sound mechanics and feautred a good 11/5 curveball and an 89 MPH fastball with armside run.

Reliever RHP Zac Carter (2014, Pantego Christian HS, Arlington, TX) then came on and was impressive in his 2 innings allowing no runs or hits with 1 walk and 2 strikeouts.  He displayed good feel on his 11/5 curveball and had his fastball up to 89 MPH.

Offensively, OF/1B and TCU commit Billy McKinney (2013, Plano West Senior HS, Plano, TX) finished 2 for 3 with an RBI and a stolen base.  He showed good plate coverage with a confident approach, and a short, compact swing.  Lead off man SS/RHP/OF and Oklahoma commit Sheldon Neuse (2013, Fossil Ridge HS, Fort Worth, TX) went 1 for 2 with a walk and 2 runs scored.

For PG Vegas Gold, OF/3B Jacob Carte (2014, Charlotte Catholic HS, Charlotte, NC) led the way going 2 for 3 with an RBI double and a run scored.  2B/C and Samford commit Hunter Swilling (2013, Columbus HS, Columbus, GA) finished 2 for 3 as well with a double and a run scored.

On the mound, RHP Matt Horton (2013, The Colony HS, The Colony, TX) threw 3 innings of relief allowing 2 runs (unearned) on 2 hits with 2 walks and 4 strikeouts.  He had a deceptive delivery and featured a late breaking, 10/4 curveball with an 86 MPH fastball.
Giants Scout Team late-inning rally fuels win >>
  
Gm # 110 | 10/28/2012 | 10:20 AM Team Mizuno of Puerto Rico vs. Giants Scout Team

10/28/2012 2:22:53 PM

Fueled by a four-run seventh inning rally, Giants Scout Team beat Team Mizuno of Puerto Rico 6-3 Sunday morning. Christopher Ward (2013, Cathedral HS, IN) delivered a two-run single to center field to give the Giants the lead. Teammate Mitch Roman (2013, Hamilton Southeastern HS, IN) then singled to the pitcher to score two runs, the second on an error. Roman finished with two hits from the leadoff spot.

Teammate Mike Hammel (2013, Cathedral HS, IN) also had two hits and displayed a fluid stroke at the plate. On the mound, the right-hander struck out six in four innings. Hammel attacked hitters, throwing strikes at 80-83 mph with a smooth, balanced delivery. He also relied on an upper-60s curve.  

RHP Juan Pimentel (2013, Felix Varela Senior HS, FL) struck out six in 3.1 innings on the mound for Team Mizuno. He worked with a solid arm action, throwing strikes at 83-87 mph with riding life. Pimentel also flashed a mid-70s slider. 
Juice Win Back and Forth Showdown With Midland >>
  
Gm # 154 | 10/28/2012 | 12:40 PM Chet Lemon's Juice vs. Midland Redskins

10/28/2012 2:17:49 PM

Down 4-0 before they even came to the plate, Chet Lemon's Juice fought back and won a see-saw 8-6 game from the Midland Redskins to advance to the playoff Round of 16 Sunday afternoon.  The Juice were helped significantly by 7 walks and 5 Midland errors.

Juice leadoff hitter OF Josh Greene (2013, Forest HS, FL) keyed his team's attack, hitting a key 2-run triple and scoring a pair of runs.  3B Chipper Andzel (2013, Lawton Chilies HS, FL) continued his hot hitting, knocking a double to drive in a run and scoring a pair.

RHP Michael Farley (2013, Sunset HS, FL) picked up the win with 3 scoreless innings of relief after the Redskins had posted their 6 runs.  Farley pitched in the 85-87 mph range and relied heavily on a low 70's curveball that he commanded very well.

Redskins starting pitcher RHP Bryce Montes de Oca (2014, Lawrence HS, KS) created quite an impression with the scouts, although he was pulled from the game after allowing 4 runs.  de Oca is 6-7/265 and throws in the 93-95 mph range from a low effort delivery with plus arm speed.  His command and off speed stuff still need plenty of work but he is an outstanding raw talent.

OF Andrew Beinintendi (2013, Maderia HS, OH) went 3-4 hitting leadoff for the Redskins, including 2 doubles.






Walker Dominates as East Cobb Baseball Advances >>
  
Gm # 152 | 10/28/2012 | 12:40 PM East Cobb Baseball vs. Texas Scout Team Yankees

10/28/2012 2:03:49 PM

RHP Ethan Walker (2014, Kennesaw Mountain HS, GA) threw a complete game 5-hitter with 11 strikeouts and only 1 walk as East Cobb Baseball advanced to the Round of 16 Sunday afternoon with a 5-1 win over the Texas Scout Team Yankees.  The 6-2/200 Walker pounded the strike zone with a solid 3-pitch mix, including an 84-88 mph fastball, a curveball that reached 75 mph and a 76 mph change up.

East Cobb OF Kel Johnson (2014, Home Schooled, GA) gave his team a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the 4th inning with a leadoff solo home run of PG All American Sheldon Neuse (2013, Fossil Ridge HS, TX).  OF/RHP Keenan Innis (2013, Blessed Trinity HS, GA), PG All-American C Brian Navarreto (2013, Arlington Country Day HS, FL) and SS Wesley Jones (2013, Redan HS, GA) all had a pair of hits for East Cobb, with Innis driving in 2 runs as well.

Texas commit RHP Blake Goins (2013, Pearland HS, TX) was very solid in relief for Texas, throwing 2 2/3's shutout innings and topping out at 91 mph with a 72 mph curveball.


Ryder Jones Stars in Dirtbag Playoff Win >>
  
Gm # 153 | 10/28/2012 | 12:40 PM Dirtbags vs. Yak Baseball West-GBG

10/28/2012 1:45:15 PM

SS/RHP Ryder Jones (2013, Watauga HS, NC) starred on both sides of the ball to lead the Dirtbags to a 3-0 win over Yak Baseball and a place in the playoff Round of 16.  Jones blasted a 3-run home run in the bottom of the 5th inning to account for all the scoring in the game, then came in to pitch the 7th inning and get the save, pumping 90-92 mph fastballs.  Jones' home run was off a 90+ mph fastball from PG All American Chris Rivera (2013, El Dorado HS, CA).

Dirtbags LHP Whitman Barnes (2013, New Bern HS, NC) threw 5 strong innings to pick up the win, allowing 2 hits and striking out 6.  The UNC-Wilmington commit threw in the 84-87 mph range with an upper 60's curveball.

Yak LHP Chris Kohler (2013, Los Osos HS, CA) was just as impressive as Barnes, striking out 6 hitters in 4 innings while topping out at 91 mph.

PG All American 1B Dominic Smith (2013, Serra HS, CA) went 2-3 for Yak.

Grosser Pitches EvoShield Into Next Playoff Round >>
  
Gm # 151 | 10/28/2012 | 12:40 PM Evoshield Canes vs. Chicago Scouts Association

10/28/2012 1:35:43 PM

RHP Alec Grosser (2013, T.C. Williams HS, VA) threw a 2-hit shutout over 5 innings and the #1 seeded EvoShield Canes moved into the Round of 16 with a 8-0 run rule victory over Chicago Scouts Association Sunday afternoon.  Grosser, a George Mason commit, relied primarily on a hard fastball that was in the 89-92 range the entire game, but worked in some mid 70's curveballs, low 80's sliders and a couple of change ups as well.

The Canes collected 7 hits and drew 7 walks off a trio of Chicago pitchers.  C Jason Delay (2013, Northview HS, GA), a Vanderbilt commit, knocked a pair of doubles, scored a run and drove in another.
Avidano Stands Tall for BigStix Gamers >>
  
Gm # 122 | 10/28/2012 | 10:20 AM BigStix Gamers vs. Reds Midwest Scout Team

10/28/2012 11:54:42 AM

6-7/215 LHP Ryan Avidano (2014, Starrs Mill HS, GA) threw 5 shutout innings, striking out 9 hitters, to lead the BigStix Gamers to a 3-1 win over the Reds Midwest Scout Team.  Avidano pitched in the 84-87 mph range with a loose, easy arm action and effectively spotted a 70-73 mph curveball for strikes.

RHP Brandon Dawson (2013, Newman HS, GA) finished up the last 2 innings for the save.  Dawson, who doesn't have a college commitment, pitched in the 88-90 mph range while relying primarily on his fastball.

C Tate Gaines (2013, George Walton Academy, GA) had an Rbi double and OF Christopher Geralds (2013, Savannah Country Day HS, GA) had an Rbi single for the Gamers, who didn't score until the 5th inning.

Reds RHP Christian Bokich (2013, Hinsdale Central HS, IL), a Miami (OH) commit, and RHP Adam Dressler (2013, Hinsdale Central HS, IL), a Purdue commit, held the Gamers scoreless over the first 4 innings.  Dressler topped out at 88 mph, while Bokich pitched in the mid 80's.
Command Wins Over Velocity for Dallas PG Navy >>
  
Gm # 121 | 10/28/2012 | 10:20 AM Rays Scout Team vs. Dallas PG Navy

10/28/2012 11:25:16 AM

Dallas PG Navy only managed 3 hits against the Rays Scout Team Sunday morning but cruised to a 7-0 win, helped by drawing 6 walks and getting first base 6 times after being hit by pitches.

RHP Davis Fletcher (2013, Hallom HS, TX) went the first 5 innings, only throwing 45 pitches while striking out 5 and walking none.  LHP Pedro "Tres" Ortiz finished up the last 2 innings.  Both topped out in the upper 70's.

RHP Preston Ryan (2013, McClintock HS, AZ) threw the first 3 innings for the Rays and didn't allow a hit, but did allow 2 runs after issuing 2 walks and hitting 3 batters.  Ryan threw a heavy sinking fastball up to 88 mph and flashed a solid change up as well.  RHP Michael Diamond (2014, Chaparral HS, AZ) threw even harder in his inning of work but allowed 3 runs and hit 2 batters while topping out at 90 mph with a 75-77 mph curveball.
Hellinger 2-Hit Shutout Tames the Braves >>
  
Gm # 120 | 10/28/2012 | 10:20 AM DBacks Team BC vs. Richmond Braves

10/28/2012 11:09:06 AM

RHP Sam Hellinger (2013, West Seattle HS, WA) threw a complete game 2-hit shutout with 0 walks and 9 strikeouts to lead the DBacks Team BC to a 2-0 win over the Richmond Braves Sunday morning.  The 6-1/175 Hellinger needed only 98 pitches for the 7 inning effort, throwing almost 70% of his pitches for strikes.  He pitched in the 84-87 mph range and showed good depth and command of his low 70's curveball and a deceptive 77 mph change up.  Hellinger does not have a college commitment.

The only 2 hits off Hellinger were by 1B/LHP Bryce Harman (2013, Lloyd Bird HS, VA), the #83 prospect in the PG class rankings.  The 6-6/230 left handed hitting Harman had a double and a triple.

C Morgan Lofstrom (2013, Mount Bouchiere HS, BC) went 2-2 for the DBacks.

RHP Jack Roberts (2013, James River HS, VA) threw very well for the Braves for 4 innings, allowing 3 hits and the only run.  A Virginia commit, Roberts topped out at 91 mph while relying mostly on his fastball.

Balanced Offensive Attack Boosts SF Elite to Win >>
  
Gm # 119 | 10/28/2012 | 10:20 AM South Florida Elite Squad vs. Dallas Tigers

10/28/2012 10:53:48 AM

All 11 players in the South Florida Elite Squad line up had either a hit, a run scored or an Rbi as the Elite overcame an early deficit to defeat the Dallas Tigers 7-4 Sunday morning.

SS Stephen Kerr (2013, Coral Springs Charter HS, FL) had the biggest contribution, going 2-2 with a pair of Rbi's and a run scored.

Elite starting pitcher RHP Thad Lowery (2013, Spring HS, TX), a Texas Tech commit, struck out 5 hitters in 3 innings.  Lowery topped out at 92 mph on his fastball and flashed a plus split fingered change up in the low 80's.  According to PG's Kendall Rogers, Lowery learned his split finger directly from Roger Clemens.

RHP Christopher Koppenhaver (2014, Pine Crest School, FL) relieved Lowery and struck out 5 hitters in 2 innings, working mostly with an 88-91 mph fastball.

Tigers LHP Drew Gooch (2014, Argyle HS, TX) allowed 5 runs but showed a solid 4 pitch mix.  The TCU commit topped out at 88 mph on his fastball and threw both a curveball and slider along with a nice change up.
Big inning lifts Patriots over NE PG Maroon >>
  
Gm # 123 | 10/28/2012 | 8:00 AM Northeast PG Maroon vs. Dallas Patriots

10/28/2012 10:43:47 AM

Keyed by a five-run fifth inning, Dallas Patriots cruised past Northeast PG Maroon 10-3 Sunday morning. Connor McMann (2014, Libery Christian HS, TX) went 4-for-4 with two RBI in the win. He displayed a fluid stroke with good plate coverage. Nikolaos Gifford (Prestonwood Christian Acadmy, TX) went 1-for-4 with a three-run double in the sixth inning to blow the game wide open. 

RHP Jonah Normandeau (2013, Greely HS, ME) started and pitched 2.2 innings for Northeast PG Maroon, striking out four. He displayed good command, attacking hitters at 83-86 mph. Normandeau also mixed in a low-70s curve with 1/7 break. 
All American Prospects shine in big win >>
  
Gm # 116 | 10/28/2012 | 8:00 AM All American Prospects vs. PG Crimson Bandits

10/28/2012 10:33:36 AM

All American Prospects pounded out 10 hits in their 8-2 win over PG Crimson Bandits Sunday morning. Florida commit Pete Alonso (2013, Plant HS, FL) led the offensive explosion, going 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBI. Teammates Daniel Reyes (2015, Mater Academy HS, FL) and Central Arizona CC commit Manny Ramirez Jr. (IMG Academy, FL) also had two hits each. Reyes displayed a fluid bat with lift in his swing and gap power. 

RHP Jacob Woodford (2015, Plant HS, FL) struck out seven in four two-hit innings for the Prospects. The 6-foot-4, 175-pounder worked from a smooth, online delivery, firing strikes at 84-87 mph with life. He also mixed in a steady dose of mid-70s sliders.


PRBA's rally salvages tie with Blue Jays >>
  
Gm # 115 | 10/28/2012 | 8:00 AM Atlanta Blue Jays vs. PRBAHS

10/28/2012 10:22:50 AM

Brevard CC commit Francisco Javier Cruz (2013 PRBA HS, PR) singled home the game-tying run in the top of the seventh to help PRBAHS salvage a 3-3 tie with the Atlanta Blue Jays Sunday morning. Kevin Santa (2013, 2013 Puerto Rico Baseball Academy, PR) led the team with two hits. He displayed a sound hitting approach and fluid stroke with gap power. 

Chuckie Robinson (2013, Danville HS, IL) went 2-for-2 with two doubles and an RBI for the Blue Jays. The 6-foot-3, 230-pounder displayed a fluid stroke and good extension from a balanced swing. He made very hard contact and showed light tower power. 

LHP Luke Henderson (2013, Providence Christian Academy, GA) struck out seven in 3.1 innings of relief for the Blue Jays. He fired 76 percent of his pitches for strikes, working in the 77-79 mph range. The crafty lefty also showed good command of an upper-60s curve and flashed a low-70s changeup. 


Team effort keys Chicago Scouts' win >>
  

10/28/2012 10:07:32 AM

Chicago Scouts Association beat Perfect Game Kelly Green 7-4 Sunday morning. Daniel Vilardo (2013, Cary-Grove Community HS, IL) put the Chicago Scouts on the board with a two-run homer in the first inning. The 6-foot-2, 190-pounder displayed good bat speed and light tower power from a high hand set and upright stance. Illinois commit Pat McInerney (2013, Benet Academy HS, IL) went 2-for-4 from the four hole with a double and an RBI. Standing 6-foot-5, 215 pounds, McInerney showed good plate coverage and leverage in his swing from a slightly open stance. 

Ohio commit RHP Jake Roehn (2013, Sandwich HS, IL) struck out four in five two-hit innings on the mound for Chicago Scouts. He was around the plate with all his pitches, firing strikes at 82-86 mph with arm side run. Roehn also flashed an upper-60s curve and low-70s changeup. He worked from a smooth delivery with sound mechanics with projectable stuff.


Big inning fuels Palm Beach's win >>
  
Gm # 113 | 10/28/2012 | 8:00 AM Palm Beach PAL vs. Perfect Game White

10/28/2012 9:55:17 AM

Keyed by a six-run second inning, Palm Beach PAL beat Perfect Game White 7-3 Sunday morning. Bethune-Cookman commit Darren Seferina (2013, Trinity Christian HS, FL) and Patrick Walther (2013, Jupiter HS, FL) had the game's big hits. Seferina drove in a run with his double to center in Palm Beach's six-run second. Walther plated a run with his triple to right in the same inning. 

RHP Alec Feigenbaum (2013, American Heritage HS, FL) struck out six in four innings of relief for Palm Beach. Working from a smooth and balanced delivery, he fired strikes at 82-84 mph, peaking at 86. Feigenbaum relied heavily on his mid-60s curve with 1/7 break. 

J.D. Huggins (2014, North Florida Christian HS, FL) led PG White with three hits. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound left-handed hitter displayed a fluid stoke and good bat speed with power potential. Teammates Jheysel Williams (DOM) and Austin Sparks (2013, Cathedral HS, IN) also recorded two hits each. 
Scorpions and O's end in 1-1 draw >>
  
Gm # 112 | 10/28/2012 | 8:00 AM On Deck O's vs. Orlando Scorpions Black

10/28/2012 9:13:55 AM

Seven innings wasn't enough to determine a winner between Orlando Scorpions Black and On Deck O's, as the two teams ended in a 1-1 Sunday morning. Patrick Brady (2013, Charlotte Country Day HS, NC) led all players with two hits for the O's. He also stole a base. Logan Warmoth (2014 Lake Brantley HS, FL) had one of the Scorpion's three hits, an RBI single in the first inning. 

RHP Brandon Leskanic (2013, Lake Mary HS, FL) started and pitched two innings for the Scorpions. His arm worked well, firing strikes from an easy motion at 84-86 mph with arm side run. Leskanic also dropped in a few low-70s curves with good depth and 1/7 break. 
Baseball U Wins 9-8 Scorefest on Walkoff Single >>
  
Gm # 109 | 10/28/2012 | 8:00 AM Baseball U vs. PG Team Northeast Royal

10/28/2012 9:11:44 AM

C Joseph Freiday Jr. (2014, Bridgewater-Raynham HS, MA) singled in the bottom of the 6th and final inning to drive in the winning run in Baseball U's 9-8 win over PG Northeast Royal Sunday morning.  The see-saw affair saw Baseball U score 4 runs in the bottom of the 5th inning to tie the score at 4-4, only to see PG Royal come back for 4 more runs in the top of the 6th, setting the stage for Freiday's game winning hit.

Despite the score, the game wasn't a slugfest but more of a scorefest, as the team's combined for only 13 hits but saw the pitchers issue 18 walks and 10 wild pitches.

OF Casey McCone (2013, Foran HS, CT) reached base 3 times on a double and 2 walks, scored 3 runs and drove in a pair.  SS Johnny Adams (2013, Walpole HS, MA) went 2-3 with a pair of Rbi's.

SS T.J. Ward (2014, St. Peter's Prep, NJ) and 3B Robbie Lynch (2013, Fordham Prep, NY) each drove in 2 runs for PG Royal.

A pair of big Baseball U right handers showed very good arm strength despite struggling with their command.  6-9/230 Nolan Long (2013, South Kent HS, CT) topped out at 89 mph, while 6-4/204 RHP Evelino Ruibal (2014, Milburn HS, NJ) topped out at 88 mph.  Long does not have a college commitment.
NJ senior fans 10, throws 88-91 in win >>
  
Gm # 111 | 10/28/2012 | 8:00 AM Homeplate Chilidogs vs. Tri-State Arsenal

10/28/2012 9:04:12 AM

Keyed by two hit efforts from Nick Tierno (2013, Eastern HS, NJ) and Delaware commit Jeremy Ake (2013, Hunterdon Central HS, NJ), Tri-State Arsenal defeated Homeplate Chilidogs 3-1 Sunday morning. Tierno displayed the tools necessary to be a good leadoff hitter, showing patience at the plate and a compact swing. In the field, Tierno showed solid defensive tools and quick feet. Ake stayed inside the ball well and swung with a compact stroke. 

RHP Michael Shawaryn (2013, Gloucester Catholic HS, NJ) struck out 10 batters in four one-hit innings for Tri-State Arsenal. The 6-foot-4, 210-pounder pitched to both sides of the plate, firing strikes with sound mechanics at 88-91 mph with good life. He also flashed an upper-70s slider. Shawaryn attacked hitters and was aggressive with his fastball.

Georgia Tech commit LHP Daniel Gooden struck out six in 3.2 innings for the Chilidogs. The 6-foot-3, 205-pounder was around the plate with his pitches, working quickly and changing speeds; 85-88 mph, peaking at 90 with arm side run and sink to a low-70s curve with good depth and 10/4 break. 
Bo Jackson Wins in Bottom of the 7th >>
  
Gm # 108 | 10/28/2012 | 8:00 AM Bo Jackson Elite vs. Palm Beach Select

10/28/2012 8:52:50 AM

Bo Jackson Elite pulled off a 3-2 win over Palm Beach Select Sunday morning, scoring an unearned run in the bottom of the 7th inning.  SS Luis Diaz walked to lead off the inning, advanced to second base on an infield error, stole third base and scored on the catcher's throwing error.

RHP Frank Rubio (2013, St. Thomas Aquinas HS, FL) and RHP Yianni Pavlopoulos (2013, Providence Catholic HS, IL) both threw 3 effective innings for the Elite.  Rubio pitched in the 82-85 mph range with good life on his fastball and a big breaking upper 60's curveball.  The 6-2/200 Pavlopoulos pitched in the 87-89 mph range and showed good potential with a 79-80 mph slider.  Neither has a college commitment.

SS Glen Casaceli (2013, Jupiter HS, FL) and OF Johnny Carpenter (2013, The Kings Academy, FL) each had 2 hits for Palm Beach.
Farrah Scout's pound out 10 hits in big win >>
  
Gm # 105 | 10/28/2012 | 8:00 AM Farrah Scout vs. Ontario Blue Jays

10/28/2012 8:48:07 AM

Four different players recorded multiple hits in Farrah Scout's 11-3 win over the Ontario Blue Jays Sunday morning. Jeff Anderson (2013, Delbarton HS, NJ) led the offensive explosion going 2-for-3 with two doubles and three RBI. He also scored twice. The 6-foot-4, 215-pounder displayed lift in his swing and drove the ball with regular contact. Teammate Nicholas Mascelli (2013, Seton Hall Prep HS, NJ) also went 2-for-3 with a triple and three RBI. Mascelli stayed inside the ball well and showed good bat speed at the plate. In the field he displayed a strong, accurate arm. 

Stephen Notaro (2013, Tottenville HS, NY) and Caleb Potter (2014, Mentor HS, OH) also had two hits each for Farrah's. At 6-foot-3, 210 pounds, Potter boasts a large, projectable frame and and showed scouts a fluid stroke with lift. 

RHP Andrew Cohen (2013, Monroe Twp HS, NJ) started and pitched two innings for Farrah's. He threw with a loose arm action with a deceptive delivery, firing strikes at 80-84 mph with arm side run and sink. Cohen also showed good command of his mid-70s frisbee slider and mixed in a few low-70s changeups while maintaining his arm speed.


Iowa junior RHP touches 88 mph in win >>
  

10/28/2012 8:32:41 AM

Mets Scout Team/St. Louis Pirates needed just five hits to defeat Georgia PG Texas Orange 5-2 Sunday morning. Austin Peay commit Logan Gray (2013, Rockhurst HS, KS) led the Mets with two hits. Teammate and Valparaiso commit Jake Perry (2013, Webster Groves HS, MO) also doubled in the win. 

RHP Mitch Keller (2014, Xavier HS, IA) allowed just one hit and one walk in four scoreless innings of relief, striking out seven. The 6-foot-3, 180-pounder was around the plate with his pitches, firing strikes at 82-86 mph, peaking at 88 down in the zone. He also mixed in an upper-60s curve with 1/7 break and good depth. 
Money and Williams Combine for Hardballers Shutout >>
  
Gm # 107 | 10/28/2012 | 8:00 AM Florida Hardballers vs. Texas PG Teal

10/28/2012 8:20:41 AM

RHP Zach Money (2014, Madison County HS, FL) and RHP Hunter Williams (2013, St. Francis HS, FL) combined on a 2-hit shutout to lead the Florida Hardballers to a 2-0 win of Texas PG Teal Sunday morning.  The duo did walk 5 hitters but benefited from 3 double plays.  Money topped out at 84 mph with a 71-73 mph curveball, while Williams topped out at 85 mph with a 70-74 mph curveball.

1B Josh Crosby (2013, Iowa City HS, IA) had a pair of hits for the Hardballers, whole SS Sam Mrstik (2013, City HS, IA) had a key Rbi single.

Teal starting pitcher LHP Jordan Jackson (2013, Sulphur Springs HS, TX) threw 2 scoreless innings and showed very good arm strength, striking out 3 hitters with a fastball that reached 88 mph.  Jackson doesn't have a college commitment according to the PG records.  RHP Brandon Grigsby (2014, Pinellas Park HS, FL) also topped out at 88 mph while pitching 1 1/3 scoreless innings.


Geffre PItches All Star Baseball to 4-2 Victory >>
  

10/28/2012 8:02:44 AM

RHP John Geffre (2013, Pencrest HS, PA) threw 6 innings of 2 hit baseball to lead All Star Baseball Academy to a 4-2 win over the Rockies Scout Team/Dulins Dodgers Sunday morning.  The 6-3/225 Geffre,a Delaware commit, pitched in the 84-87 mph range with good running action and used his 69-72 mph curveball liberally.

SS Joe Poduslenko (2013, Malvern Prep, PA), a Seton Hall commit, had a key 2-run double for All-Star.  Leadoff hitter IF Nicholas Skerpon (2013, Sayre Area HS, PA) reached base 3 times on a single and 2 hit by pitches and scored a pair of runs.

Dodgers RHP/3B Austin Sexton (2013, Sparkman HS, AL) was a 1-man prospect show, hitting a solo home run to account for one of the Dodgers runs and throwing an inning of scoreless relief, topping out at 90 mph with a nice 83 mph change up and a mid 70's curveball.  Sexton is a Mississippi State recruit who is ranked #183 in the PG class rankings.
5-run 6th propels Lids Indiana Bulls to victory >>
  
Gm # 65 | 10/27/2012 | 10:20 AM Lids Indiana Bulls vs. East Cobb Astros

10/28/2012 6:03:34 PM

The Lids Indiana Bulls have defeated the East Cobb Astros 6-3 on day 3 of the 2012 WWBA World Championships, exploding for 5 runs in the decesive 6th inning.  Leading the way for the Bulls was starting RHP and Virginia Tech commit Andrew McDonald (2013, William Mason HS, Mason, OH) who threw 5 innings allowing just 1 run on 2 hits with 4 walks and 4 strikeouts.  He displayed a solid mound presence with a good slider and a heavy fastball that reached 92 MPH.

Offensively, OF Jake Miller (2014, Jackson HS, Massillon, OH) led the way going 2 for 3 with a double and 2 RBIs.  MIF Tyler Sullivan (2013, Holy Name HS, Avon, OH) finished 2 for 3 with an RBI and a run scored.  C/1B Dylan Jones (2013, Avon HS, Avon, IN) added a nice game going 2 for 3 with a double and a run scored.

For East Cobb, starting RHP Blake Hamilton (2014, Heritage HS, Ringgold, GA) was solid in his 5 innings allowing 1 run on 4 hits with a walk and 3 strikeouts.  He did a nice job of competing on the mound and mixing speeds with an 11/5 curveball, and a sinking fastball that reached 86 MPH.
 
Cardinals Scout Team/FTB, Dallas Patriots tie 0-0 >>
  

10/28/2012 5:42:28 PM

The Cardinals Scout Team/FTB Chandler and Dallas Patriots have battled their way to a 0-0 tie after 7 innings of play on day 3 of the 2012 WWBA World Championships.  Leading the way for the Patriots was starting RHP Connor McMann (2014, Liberty Christian HS, Flower Mound, TX) who fired a complete game, 4-hit shutout, issuing 2 walks and striking out 6.  He had a good mound presence and featured a hard slider and was aggressive with his fastball that hit 89 MPH on the radar gun.

For the Cardinals Scout Team/FTB Chandler, starting RHP and University of Miami commit Bryan Garcia (2013, Christopher Columbus HS, Miami, FL) threw 2 innings allowing no runs on 1 hit with no walks and 5 strikeouts.  He displayed a solid mound presence with a smooth, balanced delivery.  Garcia did a nice job of attacking hitters, featuring a good slider and a heavy, 91 MPH fastball.  Reliever LHP David Peterson (2014, Regis Jesuit HS, Denver, CO) then came on and threw 2 shutout innings of his own allowing no hits with 1 walk and 3 strikeouts.  He showed a solid mound presence and did a nice job of attacking hitters with a good slider and an 89 MPH fastball.  RHP and UCF commit Cre Finfrock (2014, Martin County HS, Jensen Beach, FL) then tossed 1 2/3 hitless innings issuing 1 walk with 4 strikeouts.  He displayed dominant stuff on the mound including a 12/6 curveball and a heavy, 92 MPH fastball.
Houston Banditos win close game 2-1 >>
  
Gm # 79 | 10/27/2012 | 12:40 PM Houston Banditos vs. SWFL Baseball

10/28/2012 5:25:15 PM

The Houston Banditos have defeated SWFL Baseball 2-1 on day 3 of the 2012 WWBA World Championships.  Leading the way for the Banditos was starting RHP and Texas A&M commit Mark Ecker (2013, O'Connor HS, Helotes, TX) who threw 5 1/3 innings allowing just an unearned run on 2 hits with 3 walks and 5 strikeouts.  He did a nice job of competing on the mound and featured a good 11/5 curveball and a plus 91 MPH fastball.

Reliever RHP and Troy commit Jesse Nelson (2013, Russell County HS, Phenix City, AL) then came on and finished the job throwing 1 2/3 innings allowing no runs on 1 hit with no walks and 2 strikeouts, running his fastball up to 91 MPH.

Offensively, lead off man SS and Texas A&M commit Ryne Birk (2013, Seven Lakes HS, Katy, TX) finished 1 for 3 with a double and a run scored.  He displayed good bat speed and was well suited for the lead-off role, earning positive marks on the bases as well.

For SWFL Baseball, starting LHP and Florida Atlantic commit Sean Labsan (2013, Riverview HS, Sarasota, FL) was solid throwing 2 1/3 perfect innings with 4 strikeouts.  He did a nice job of competing on the mound and attacking hitters with an 89 MPH fastball.  Labsan also displayed a smooth, online delivery with sound pitching mechanics.  Reliever RHP Garrett Anderson (2013, Desoto County HS, Arcadia, FL) was also impressive in his inning of work allowing no runs on 1 hit with no walks and 3 strikeouts.  His fastball topped out at 87 MPH.
Cropper tosses 5-hitter as Evoshield Canes roll >>
  
Gm # 69 | 10/27/2012 | 10:20 AM SGV Arsenal vs. Evoshield Canes

10/28/2012 5:15:10 PM

The Evoshield Canes have defeated SGV Arsenal 9-0 on day 3 of the 2012 WWBA World Championships.  Leading the way for the Canes was starting RHP and South Carolina commit Canaan Cropper (2013, James M. Bennett HS, Salisbury, MD) who threw a complete game, 5-hit shutout.  Cropper issued 2 walks and struckout 7, displaying an online delivery with a good slider and a sinking 91 MPH fastball with armside run.

Offensively, SS/RHP and South Carolina commit Jordan Gore (2013, Conway HS, Conway, SC) led the way going 1 for 3 with a double, 2 RBIs, and 2 runs scored.  LHP/1B and University of Florida commit AJ Puk (2013, Washington HS, Cedar Rapids, IA) finished 1 for 3 with a 2-run double and a walk.  3B and Virginia commit Charlie Cody (2014, Great Bridge HS, Chesapeake, VA) added a nice game going 1 for 2 with 2 RBIs, a walk, and a run scored.

For SGV Arsenal, starting RHP Conner Greene (2013, Santa Monica HS, Santa Monica, CA) lasted 5 innings allowing 2 runs (1 ER) on 2 hits with 2 walks and 7 strikeouts.  He displayed a 12/6 curveball with a good, aggressive fastball that reached 90 MPH.
Chet Lemon's Juice pulls away late in 6-2 win >>
  
Gm # 85 | 10/27/2012 | 3:00 PM Chet Lemon's Juice vs. Sandlot/Midwest Scout Team

10/28/2012 5:05:48 PM

Chet Lemon's Juice has defeated the Sandlot/Midwest Scout Team 6-2 on day 3 of the 2012 WWBA World Championships.  Leading the way for the Juice was starting RHP Jamal Wilson (2013, Bloomingdale HS, Valrico, FL) who threw 4 2/3 shutout innings allowing 3 hits with 1 walk and 5 strikeouts.  He had a good, quick arm action and reached 86 MPH on the radar gun.  Reliever RHP and University of Florida commit Tyler Danish (2013, Durant HS, Valrico, FL) would eventually earn the win, throwing 1 1/3 innings allowing no runs on 1 hit with 1 walk and 3 strikeouts.  He had a good curveball and ran his fastball up to 89 MPH.

Offensively, 1B Grant McKown (2013, Lakeland Christian HS, Mount Dora, FL) finished 1 for 3 with a solo home run.  1B Justin Ambrosino (2013, Bloomingdale HS, Valrico, FL) went 1 for 3 with a 3-run double.

For Sandlot/Midwest Scout Team, starting RHP and Oklahoma State commit Blake Battenfield (2013, Verdigris HS, Claremore, OK) threw 4 innings allowing 1 run on 2 hits with no walks and 4 strikeouts.  He showed a smooth, online delivery and had his fastball up to 87 MPH.

1B Austin Obrien (2013, Owasso HS, Owasso, OK) provided the all of the offense blasting a 2-run homer, while displaying a live bat with some lift and leverage in his swing.
East Cobb pitchers silence New Jersey PG Red >>
  
Gm # 86 | 10/27/2012 | 3:00 PM New Jersey PG Red vs. East Cobb Baseball

10/28/2012 4:54:02 PM

East Cobb Baseball has defeated New Jersey PG Red 4-0 on day 3 of the 2012 WWBA World Championships.  Leading the way for East Cobb was starting LHP Nick Bertram (2013, Centerville HS, Centerville, OH) who threw 4 shutout innings allowing 3 hits with no walks and 5 strikeouts.  He showed a balanced, online delivery and had his fastball up to 82 MPH.

Reliever RHP and Georgia Tech commit Keenan Innis (2013, Blessed Trinity HS, Cumming, GA) had a big impact on the game throwing 2/3 of an inning allowing no runs, hits, or walks while striking out 1.  His fastball topped out at 85 MPH.

Innis also chipped in at the plate going 2 for 2 with an RBI, a walk, and a run scored.

For New Jersey PG Red, starting RHP Thomas Puza (2014, Red Bank Catholic HS, Point Pleasant, NJ) lasted 3 innings allowing an unearned run on 1 hit with 4 walks and 3 strikeouts.


DBacks get 1 in the 7th, force 2-2 tie >>
  
Gm # 87 | 10/27/2012 | 3:00 PM Northeast PG Maroon vs. DBacks NW Scout Team

10/28/2012 4:45:07 PM

The DBacks NW Scout Team and Northeast PG Maroon have battled their way to a 2-2 tie after 7 innings of play on day 3 of the 2012 WWBA World Championships.  Leading the way for the DBacks was starting RHP Maverick Buffo (2014, Spanish Fork HS, Salem, UT) who threw 5 innings allowing 1 run on just 2 hits with 2 walks and 6 strikeouts.  He displayed a solid mound presence and did a nice job of mixing speeds and keeping hitters off balance with a good 11/5 curveball and an 87 MPH fastball.

Reliever RHP Michael Fairchild (2013, Olympia HS, Olympia, WA) then came on for the final 2 innings allowing an unearned run on 2 hits with 1 walk and 3 strikeouts.  He displayed sound mechanics with a smooth, online delivery, a good 11/5 curveball, and an aggressive fastball that was up to 89 MPH.

For Northeast PG Maroon, starter RHP Connor Rooney (2014, Lacey Twp HS, Lanoka Harbor, NJ) was solid throwing 2 perfect innings with 1 strikeout.  He had sound mechanics with a smooth delivery while featuring a good changeup, an 11/5 curve, and and 84 MPH fastball.  Reliever LHP Matthew Brembs (2013, Iona Preparatory HS, Yonkers, NY) was equally as impressive throwing 2 perfect innings of his own with 2 strikeouts.
Royals Scout Team squeak past FTB Louisville  >>
  
Gm # 88 | 10/27/2012 | 3:00 PM Royals Scout Team vs. FTB Louisville Slugger

10/28/2012 4:36:39 PM

The Royals Scout Team has defeated FTB Louisville Slugger 1-0 on day 3 of the 2012 WWBA World Championships.  For the Royals Scout Team, 1B/RHP/3B Jacob Heyward (2013, Eagles Landing HS, McDonough, GA) scored the winning run on a dropped 3rd strike in the bottom of the 7th inning.  Heyward was hit by a pitch, advanced to 2B on a groundout, moved to third on a wild pitch and came around to score, helping his team improve to 2-1 in pool play. 

On the mound, starting RHP and South Carolina commit Wil Crowe (2013, Pigeon Forge HS, Sevierville, TN) was solid in his 3 innings allowing no runs on 2 hits with no walks and 4 strikeouts.  He displayed a deceptive but balanced delivery and had his fastball up to 91 MPH.  Reliever LHP and Duke commit James Ziemba (2013, St. Joseph HS, Hillsborough, NJ) then came on and threw 2 perfect innings with 4 strikeouts.  He showed good hip rotation and topped out at 88 MPH. 

Reliever RHP and Stetson commit Taylor Cockrell (2013, Lake Wales Senior HS, Lake Wales, FL) then threw the final 2 innings, earning the win, allowing no runs on 1 hit with no walks and 5 strikeouts, running his fastball up to 89 MPH.

For FTB Louisville Slugger, starting RHP and Stanford commit Joseph Starling (2013, Bartow HS, Bartow, FL) was effective over 3 innings allowing no runs on 1 hit with 1 walk and 4 strikeouts.  He displayed good feel for his curveball and had his fastball up to 89 MPH.  Reliever RHP Luis Alvarado (2014, Montverde Academy, Salinas, PR) added 2 innings of scoreless relief allowing 1 hit with no walks and 4 strikeouts.  He did a nice job of using his lower half and followed through well, while featuring an 89 MPH fastball.
McCutcheon solid in Diamond Devils' win >>
  
Gm # 96 | 10/27/2012 | 5:20 PM Victus Orioles vs. Diamond Devils

10/28/2012 3:23:14 PM

The Diamond Devils have defeated the Victus Orioles 7-3 on day 3 of the 2012 WWBA World Championships.  Leading the way for the Devils was starting pitcher Hayden McCutcheon (information unavailable) who fired a complete game allowing 3 runs (0 ER) on 5 hits with 1 walk and 12 strikeouts.  He featured a good slider and an 89 MPH fastball with armside run.

Offensively, SS/RHP and South Carolina commit Jared Williams (2014, Gilbert HS, Gilbert, SC) led the way going 3 for 4 with 2 RBIs and a stolen base.  C and South Carolina commit Nick Ciuffo (2013, Lexington HS, Charleston, SC) added a 2-run double.  Lead off man 2B Zack Madden (2013, Bishop England HS, Hollywood, SC) chipped in with a triple, a stolen base, and a run scored.

For Victus Orioles, starting RHP Peter Solomon (2014, Mount Saint Joseph HS, Ellicott City, MD) was solid over 4 innings allowing 2 unearned runs on 3 hits with 1 walk and 8 strikeouts.  He did a nice job of mixing speeds with a good 11/5 curveball and had his fastball up to 87 MPH.

Offensively, 3B/SS/1B and VCU commit Darian Carpenter (2013, Varina HS, Richmond, VA) led the way blasting a solo home run.  He displayed a live bat with a fluid stroke and some raw power potential.  Carpenter also showed a confident, power approach with a quick bat and good extension on his swing.
PG Dark Green Clippers win 7-3 >>
  
Gm # 93 | 10/27/2012 | 3:00 PM Cangelosi Baseball vs. PG Dark Green Clippers

10/28/2012 3:13:31 PM

The PG Dark Green Clippers have defeated Cangelosi Baseball 7-3 on day 3 of the 2012 WWBA World Championships.  Leading the way for PG Dark Green was 1B and Elon commit Brendan Tripodi (2014, Iona Prep HS, Rye, NY) who blasted a solo home run.  1B Sean Kuchta (2013, West Boca HS, Boca Raton, FL) went 1 for 3 with a 2-run double.  SS and Elon commit Travis Docimo (2013, Stamford HS, Stamford, CT) added a nice game going 2 for 3 with a stolen base.

On the mound, 5 pitchers combined to allow just 3 runs (2 ER) on 7 hits with 0 walks and 11 strikeouts. 

For Cangelosi Baseball, 2B and Louisville commit Nick Solak (2013, Naperville North HS, Woodridge, IL) led the way going 3 for 3 with a solo homer and 3 runs scored.  He displayed a live bat with good extension and power to all fields.

On the mound, reliever RHP Steve Waldrop (2013, Bolingbrook HS, Bolingbrook, IL) was solid over 2 2/3 innings allowing no runs or hits with 2 walks and 3 strikeouts.  His fastball topped out at 86 MPH.
Sports Zone pitchers shut down Dallas PG Navy >>
  
Gm # 94 | 10/27/2012 | 3:00 PM Dallas PG Navy vs. Syracuse Sports Zone

10/28/2012 2:08:05 PM

The Syracuse Sports Zone has defeated Dallas PG Navy 8-0 on day 3 of the 2012 WWBA World Championships.  Leading the way offensively for Syracuse was C/1B Jason Agresti (2014, Kennedy Catholic HS, Yorktown Hts, NY) who finished 2 for 4 with 2 doubles, 2 RBIs, and a run scored.   He displayed a live bat with a fluid stroke, a sound hitting approach, and some raw, gap power. 

C/MIF/OF and Virginia Tech commit Gabe Levanti (2013, Charles W. Baker HS, Baldwinsville, NY) went 1 for 2 with 2 walks, 2 stolen bases, and 2 runs scored.  3B/C/MIF Pete Carrier (2013, Victor HS, Victor, NY) added a nice game going 2 for 2 with a run scored.

On the mound, starter RHP and St. John's commit Scott Blewett (2014, Charles W. Baker HS, Baldwinsville, NY) was solid in his 4 innings allowing 0 runs on 2 hits with 4 walks and 3 strikeouts.  He had a solid arm action with a good 12/6 curveball and an aggressive 88 MPH fastball.  Reliever LHP Adam Scott (2014, Canandaigua Academy, Canadaigua, NY) then came on and preserved the shutout throwing 2 innings allowing just 1 hit with no walks and 4 strikeouts.
Marucci Elite, PG Crimson Bandits tie 7-7 >>
  
Gm # 92 | 10/27/2012 | 3:00 PM PG Crimson Bandits vs. Marucci Elite

10/28/2012 1:20:05 PM

Marucci Elite and the PG Crimson Bandits have battled their way to a 7-7 tie on day 3 of the 2012 WWBA World Championships.  Leading the way for Marucci was SS amd Florida State commit Oscar Mercado (2013, Gaither HS, Tampa, FL) who finished 2 for 4 with a triple and 2 runs scored.  1B/RHP/3B and Arkansas commit Keaton McKinney (2014, Ankeny HS, Ankeny, IA) went 2 for 3 with a double, an RBI, and a run scored.  C/RHP Handsome Monica (2014, St. Paul's HS, Mandeville, LA) continued to hit going 1 for 3 with a 2-run double and a run scored.  LHP/1B and Kentucky commit Josh Smith (2015, Brother Rice HS, Ferndale, MI) chipped in going 1 for 3 with an RBI triple and a run scored.

On the mound, reliever RHP Brandon Keithley (2014, Jupiter HS, Jupiter, FL) was impressive over 3 innings allowing no runs on just 2 hits with 1 walk and 2 strikeouts.

For PG Crimson, lead off man 2B Chad Swift (2014, Benjamin HS, Palm Beach, FL) led the way going 3 for 4 with 2 RBIs and a run scored.  OF/3B Byron Murray (2014, Trinity Christian Academy, Lake Worth, FL) finished 2 for 3 with 2 doubles, 2 RBIs, and a run scored. 

On the mound, starting LHP Zachary Warren (2014, St. Augustine Preparatory HS, Vineland, NJ) threw 4 innings allowing 2 runs (1 ER) on 2 hits with a walk and 4 strikeouts.  His fastball topped out at 86 MPH.
Howard, Brentz Highlight Mets Scout Team Win >>
  
Gm # 97 | 10/27/2012 | 5:20 PM Mets Scout Team/St. Louis Pirates vs. SGV Arsenal

10/28/2012 12:40:18 PM

6-9/220 RHP Brian Howard (2013, St. Louis University HS, MO) threw 4 impressive innings and OF/LHP Jake Brentz (2013, Parkway South HS, MO) put himself firmly on the prospect map as the Mets Scout Team/St. Louis Pirates defeated the San Gabriel Valley Arsenal 3-1 Saturday night. 

Howard threw 4 innings, allowing 2 hits and a run while striking out 5.  The TCU commit topped out at 91 mph from a smooth, easy delivery and showed good command of his low 70's curveball.

The big surprise, though, was when Brentz, a primary outfielder who didn't even pitch at the WWBA Kernels Invitational last month, came in to close the game in the 7th inning and sat at 93-94 mph with minimal effort.  He is sure to rocket up the prospect charts after the event and probably knows by now that he may be destined to become a primary pitcher. 

RHP Jordan Harmon (2013, Lindbergh HS, MO) pitched very effectively in middle relief with 2 2/3 scoreless innings, topping out at 86 mph.

3B Matt Brown (2013, Vianney HS, MO), an Arkansas commit, had the big hit in the Mets 3 run 4th inning, a 2 run double.


Pitching Dominates in 1-0 Cardinals Victory >>
  

10/28/2012 12:12:25 PM

The Cardinals Scout Team/FTB Chandler only managed 2 hits against the DBacks NW Scout Team but one of them was a Rbi single by OF Eugene Vasquez (2013, Timbercreek HS, FL) that drove in SS Spencer Arroyo (2013, Hernando HS, FL) for the only run in a 1-0 game.

Four Cardinals pitchers combined on a 2 hitter themselves.  LHP Sean Brady (2013, Ida Baker HS, FL) threw the first 2 innings, working at 87-90 with a potential plus upper 70's curveball.  RHP Codi Johnson (2014, James Mitchell HS, FL) maintained the shutout over the next 2 innings, pitching at 88-90 mph with hard hammer curveball.  RHP Brett Hanewich (2013, IMG Pendleton HS, FL) came on to get the next 5 outs, pumping his fastball in the 90-92 mph range before giving the ball to RHP Spencer Traynor for the final 4 outs.  Traynor topped out at 93 mph.

LHP Layne Brunner (2013, Montesano HS, WA) threw very well, too, allowing the Cardinals run and 2 hits over 5 innings.  Brunner is a 6-2/170 southpaw who gets very good live on a fastball that topped out at 86 mph to go with a hard spinning mid 70's curveball.  Brunner has no college commitment.
Rays Scout Team, Mid-Atlantic Rookies end 3-3 >>
  
Gm # 91 | 10/27/2012 | 3:00 PM Mid-Atlantic Rookies vs. Rays Scout Team

10/28/2012 11:04:45 AM

The Rays Scout Team and Mid-Atlantic Rookies have battled their way to a 3-3 tie after 7 innings of play on day 3 of the 2012 WWBA World Championships.  Leading the way for the Rays Scout Team was starting RHP and Arizona State commit Seth Martinez (2013, Sunrise Mountain HS, Peoria, AZ) who threw 4 innings allowing 3 runs (1 ER) on 5 hits with 2 walks and 6 strikeouts.  He displayed an online, balanced delivery with sound mechanics and an 88 MPH fastball.

Reliever RHP Brick Paskiewicz (2013, Sunrise Mountain HS, Peoria, AZ) was also impressive in his 3 innings allowing no runs or hits with 1 walk and 3 strikeouts.  He did a nice job of working quickly and attacking hitters with a good, lively fastball that was up to 92 MPH.

Offensively, SS/RHP Dustin Peterson (2013, Gilbert HS, Gilbert, AZ) led the way going 2 for 3 with an RBI double and a run scored.

For Mid-Atlantic Rookies, starting RHP and North Carolina commit AJ Bogucki (2013, Boyertown Area HS, Gilbertsville, PA) was solid over 6 innings allowing 3 runs (1 ER) on 7 hits with 2 walks and 7 strikeouts.  He displayed a solid mound presence and feautred a good sinking changeup and a 91 MPH fastball.
Pardo's Timely Hitting Lifts SF Elite to 3-0 Win >>
  

10/28/2012 9:34:18 AM

OF Danny Pardo had a run scoring single and run scoring double, providing the South Florida Elite with all the runs they needed in a 3-0 win over Chicago Scouts Association Saturday evening.

Three Elite pitchers combined on a 6-hit shutout.  RHP Shaun Anderson (2013, American Heritage HS, FL) went the first 3 innings, striking out 6 hitters.  The 6-5/235 Florida commit topped out at 89 mph and used a big breaking upper 70's breaking ball well.  LHP Michael Mediavilla (2014, Mater Academy, FL) threw the next 2 innings, topping out at 87 mph and showing 4-pitch potential by throwing a curveball, slider and change up.  Another Florida commit, RHP Dean Pelman (2013, American Heritage HS, FL) finished up the shutout with 2 innings of work, topping out at 90 mph with a 78 slider.

LHP Evan Kruczynski (2013, Franklin HS, WI) threw very effectively for Chicago, going 6 innings and allowing 4 hits and 2 runs while striking out 5.  The East Carolina commit showed a solid 3 pitch mix, with a 83-86 mph fastball, a 75-78 mph change up and a low 70's curveball.
Power Pitching Highlights Heat/Warhawks Game >>
  
Gm # 100 | 10/27/2012 | 7:40 PM Houston Heat vs. Ohio Warhawks

10/28/2012 7:11:48 AM

In a game where the final score seemed secondary to the huge crowd of scouts tracking 90+ mph pitchers, the Houston Heat scratched out 2 runs in the first inning to beat the Ohio Warhawks 2-0 Saturday evening.  OF Will Foreman (2013, Lamar HS, TX) singled in the first run and scored the second run and went 2-2, notching both Heat hits.

A summary of the top pitchers includes:

PG All American Jordan Sheffield (2013, Tullahoma HS, TN) really lit up the radar guns in his inning of work, pitching in the 94-97 mph range with a hammer of an 81 mph curveball. 

Sheffield's younger brother, Justus (2014, Tullahoma HS, TN) was equally impressive in his own right for 2 innings, throwing 90-92 mph with very good fastball life from an extended mid 3/4's release point. 

RHP Trevor Clifton (2013, Heritage HS, TN) worked 2 quiet innings, striking out 3 hitters with a 89-91 mph fastball and deep breaking 75-77 mph curveball.

RHP Akeem Bostick (2013, West Florance HS, SC) closed out the game in impressive fashion, pitching at 91-93 mph with a very loose and fast arm.

Heat starting pitcher Andrew Lantrip (2013, Livingston HS, TX) didn't light up the guns like the Warhawks quartet but was more effective, working 4 innings, allowing 1 hit and striking out 9 hitters.  Lantrip pitched consistently at 85-86 mph but his out pitch was a sharp breaking 76-78 mph slider.  RHP Brandon Miles (2013, Dulles HS, TX) threw 2 scoreless innings, topping out at 90 mph.
 
Hockin, Brodey Combine on Shutout for Yak Baseball >>
  
Gm # 101 | 10/27/2012 | 7:40 PM East Cobb Astros vs. Yak Baseball West-GBG

10/28/2012 6:43:31 AM

RHP Grant Hockin (2014, Damien HS, CA), a UCLA commit and LHP/OF Quinn Brodey (2014, Loyola HS, CA) combined on 4 hit shutout to lead Yak Baseball to a 5-0 win over the East Cobb Astros on Saturday night.  Hockin worked the first 4 innings to get the win, allowing all 4 East Cobb hits.  He worked in the 89-91 mph range with his fastball and mixed in an 83-85 mph true slider and a 83-85 mph change up.  Brodey retired the final 9 hitters of the game for the save.  Listed as a primary outfielder on the roster, the 6-2/195 Brodey showed top prospect tools on the mound, topping out at 89 mph with smooth mechanics and pounding the strike zone.

PG All American SS John Paul Crawford (2013, Lakewood HS, CA) went 2-3 hitting out of the leadoff spot, scoring 2 runs and stealing 2 bases.  Crawford also made a number of outstanding defensive plays both coming in on the ball and going back in the hole.

RHP Patrick Wiseman (2014, Pope HS, GA) threw very well for East Cobb, allowing only 1 hit in 3 scoreless innings and striking out 4 hitters.  The 6-4/210 Wiseman, a Georgia Tech commit, topped out at 92 mph with a 73 mph curveball.

2015 OF Daz Cameron (2015, Eagles Landing Christian Academy, GA) showed outstanding bat speed in going 2-3 at the plate.
Big 2nd Inning Lifts Team Georgia to 6-2 Win >>
  
Gm # 102 | 10/27/2012 | 7:40 PM Team Georgia (TGBA) vs. Kentucky Baseball Club

10/28/2012 6:30:18 AM

Team Georgia scored 6 runs in the 2nd inning and made it stand up for a 6-2 win over Kentucky Baseball Club.  Team Georgia was outhit on the game 7-6 but bunched 4 of their hits in the second inning.  OF/RHP Beau Blair (2013, Mountain View HS, GA) went 3-3 with a run scored to lead the Team Georgia offense.

Three Team Georgia pitchers each threw 2 innings: RHP Matt Geiger (2014, Milton HS, GA), RHP/2B Ben Wilson (2013, Wayne County HS, GA) and RHP Josh Shaller (2013, Dunwoody HS, GA).  Shaller topped out at 87 mph while Geiger and Wilson topped out at 85 mph.

Kentucky leadoff hitter OF Logan Taylor (2013, Lexington Catholic HS, KY), a Louisville commit, went 3-3.





Powers Walk Off Single Gives ABD 7th Inning Win >>
  
Gm # 103 | 10/27/2012 | 7:40 PM ABD Bulldogs vs. Action Baseball

10/28/2012 6:12:07 AM

SS Chad Powers (2013, Loyola HS, CA) drove in the tying and winning runs with a 1-out bases loaded single in the bottom of the 7th inning to give the ABD Bulldogs a come from behind 3-2 win over Action Baseball.

Top ranked 2015 prospect RHP Kyle Molnar (2015, Aliso Niguel HS, CA) picked up the win with 2 scoreless innings of relief.  Molnar has a lightning quick and loose arm and topped out at 92 mph with a sharp, hard 75 mph curveball.  RHP Ryan Kayoda (2013, El Toro HS, CA), a Cal State Fullerton commit, threw the first 5 innings for ABD, topping out at 88 mph with a hard spinning 78 mph curveball.

Another top 2015 prospect, C Chris Betts (2015, Wilson HS, CA) was impressive on both sides of the ball.  He went 1-3 with 2 runs scored at the plate, while showing very good lateral quickness and blocking ability on defense.

RHP Cameron Williams (2014, Bastrop HS, TX) was impressive over 3 innings of work for Action.  The 6-6/195 right hander topped out at 87 mph with a 71 mph curveball and is very projectable physically.   Leadoff hitter OF J.P. Paccioco (2013, Crockett HS, TX) went 2-4 with a run score.
Luper outstanding for ABD Bulldogs in 5-2 win >>
  
Gm # 90 | 10/27/2012 | 3:00 PM Kentucky Baseball Club vs. ABD Bulldogs

10/27/2012 8:32:26 PM

The ABD Bulldogs have defeated the Kentucky Baseball Club 5-2 on day 3 of the 2012 WWBA World Championships.  Leading the way for the Bulldogs was starting pitcher Brandon Luper who threw 6 1/3 innings allowing 1 run on just 1 hit with 1 walk and 9 strikeouts.  He displayed a solid mound presence and did a nice job of changing speeds with a good slider and attacking with a lively 88 MPH fastball.

Offensively, 3B/1B Derek Rustich (2013, Grossmont HS, El Cajon, CA) led the way going 1 for 1 with a solo home run, 2 RBIs, 2 walks, and 2 runs scored.  He displayed a power approach at the plate with leverage in his swing and some power potential.  SS/3B/OF and Georgia Tech commit Elliott Barzilli (2013, Palisades Charter HS, Los Angeles, CA) finished 2 for 4 with a stolen base and a run scored.  C/RHP Chris Betts (2015, LB Wilson HS, Long Beach, CA) added a nice game going 2 for 2 with an RBI double and a walk.  He showed a fluid stroke with good extension, a sound hitting approach, and some power potential to all fields. 
Canes' pitchers hold Georgia PG Orange to 2 hits >>
  
Gm # 89 | 10/27/2012 | 3:00 PM Georgia PG Texas Orange vs. Evoshield Canes

10/27/2012 7:52:39 PM

The Evoshield Canes have defeated Georgia PG Texas Orange 4-0 on day 3 of the 2012 WWBA World Championships.  Leading the way for the Canes was starting RHP and Oregon State commit Tanner Draper (2013, Riverton HS, West Jordan, UT) who threw 4 1/3 scoreless innings allowing just 2 hits with 1 walk and 6 strikeouts.  He displayed a solid mound presence and a smooth, balanced delivery, while featuring a good 12/6 cuveball and a heavy 88 MPH fastball.

Reliever RHP and Virginia commit Alec Bettinger (2013, CD Hylton HS, Woodbridge, VA) was also impressive in his 2 2/3 innings allowing no runs or hits with 2 walks and 3 strikeouts.  He did a nice job of working quickly and attacking hitters with an aggressive, heavy 90 MPH fastball.

Offensively, lead-off man OF/1B and LSU commit Jarret DeHart (2013, Shawnee HS, Medford, NJ) led the way going 1 for 3 with a 2-run double.  He displayed a live bat with a fluid stroke, a short, compact swing, and a sound hitting approach.

For Georgia PG Texas Orange, relief RHP Ben Carraway (2013, Creekview HS, Canton, GA) was solid over 2 innings allowing no runs on 2 hits with no walks and 3 strikeouts.  He did a nice job of hiding the ball and ran his fastball up to 86 MPH.
Giants Scout Team, Orlando PG Black tie 2-2 >>
  
Gm # 84 | 10/27/2012 | 3:00 PM Orlando PG Black vs. Giants Scout Team

10/27/2012 7:39:07 PM

The Giants Scout Team and Orlando PG Black have battled their way to a 2-2 tie after 7 innings of play on day 3 of the 2012 WWBA World Championships.  Leading the way for the Giants Scout Team was starting LHP and Western Michigan commit Daniel Ayers (2013, Columbus North HS, Columbus, IN) who threw 5 innings allowing 2 runs (1 ER) on 3 hits with 3 walks and 12 strikeouts.  He displayed a smooth delivery with good command of his pitches.  Ayers featured a good 11/5 curveball and a plus, aggressive fastball that was up to 91 MPH.

Reliever RHP and Arkansas-Little Rock commit Cory Malcom (2013, Elkhart Central HS, Elkhart, IN) was equally as impressive throwing 2 perfect innings with 1 strikeout.  His fastball topped out at 88 MPH.

Offensively, lead off man SS Mitch Roman (2013, Hamilton Southeastern HS, Fishers, IN) provided the offense going 1 for 3 with an RBI double, a walk, and a run scored.  He displayed a fluid stroke with good bat speed and a linedrive swing plane.

For Orlando PG Black, starting RHP Colin Tindall (2013, South Broward HS, Hollywood, FL) threw 3 innings allowing an unearned run on no hits with 3 walks and 1 strikeout.  He featured a good 12/6 curveball and had his fastball in the mid 80's.

Offensively, 2B JanCarlos Cintron (2013, Elev8 Academy, Delray Beach, FL) finished 1 for 2 with an RBI double and a walk.  He displayed a live bat with good speed as a lead-off type hitter.
PG Kelly Green gets plenty of offense in 11-5 win >>
  
Gm # 83 | 10/27/2012 | 3:00 PM Perfect Game Kelly Green vs. Dallas Tigers

10/27/2012 7:30:58 PM

Perfect Game Kelly Green has defeated the Dallas Tigers 11-5 on day 3 of the 2012 WWBA World Championships.  Leading the way offensively for PG Kelly Green was OF and Holy Cross commit John Escobar (2013, Wm Fremd HS, Inverness, IL) who finished 2 for 3 with 2 RBIs, a stolen base, and a run scored.  RHP/OF Connor Doyle (2013, Cardozo HS, Hicksville, NY) went 2 for 3 with 2 doubles, 3 RBIs, and a run scored.   C/3B/1B Evan Skoug (2014, Libertyville HS, Libertyville, IL) added a nice game going 2 for 4 with an RBI double and a run scored.

On the mound, Doyle was sharp in 1 1/3 innings of work allowing no runs, hits, or walks with 1 strikeout.

For the Dallas Tigers, lead off man OF/3B Tanner Gardner (2014, Centennial HS, Frisco, TX) had a great day at the plate going 2 for 2 with a triple, a double, 3 RBIs, a walk, a stolen base, and 2 runs scored.
Texas Scout Team Yankees erupt for 19 runs in win >>
  
Gm # 82 | 10/27/2012 | 12:40 PM Farrah Scout vs. Texas Scout Team Yankees

10/27/2012 7:02:34 PM

The Texas Scout Team Yankees have defeated Farrah Scout 19-2 on day 3 of the 2012 WWBA World Championships.  Leading the way for Texas Scout Team was OF/LHP Alex Verdugo (2014, Sahuaro HS, Tuscon, AZ) who finished 3 for 4 with 2 triples, 6 RBIs, and a run scored.  SS and University of Texas commit Bret Boswell (2013, Rockwall-Heath HS, Rockwall, TX) had a monster game of his own going 4 for 5 with a triple, 3 RBIs, 2 stolen bases, and 4 runs scored, displaying a live bat with a fluid stroke and a short, compact swing.

Lead off man SS/RHP/OF and University of Oklahoma commit Sheldon Neuse (2013, Fossil Ridge HS, Fort Worth, TX) added a nice game going 2 for 5 with a double, 2 RBIs, a stolen base, and 2 runs scored.  He displayed a fluid stroke and a short, compact swing with some pop to the gaps.  C and Houston commit Corey Simpson (2013, Sweeny HS, Sweeny, TX) chipped in going 1 for 2 with 3 RBIs and 2 runs scored.  C/3B and Kansas State commit Tanner DeVinny (2013, Lovejoy HS, Lucas, TX) rounded out the attack going 3 for 4 with a run scored.

On the mound, starting LHP and TCU commit Tyler Alexander (2013, Carroll HS, Southlake, TX) threw 4 innings allowing 2 runs on 2 hits with 0 walks and 6 strikeouts.  He displayed a smooth, online delivery and had his fastball up to 89 MPH.  Relief RHP and Baylor commit Kyle Ott (2013, Ball HS, Galveston, TX) then threw a scoreless 5th allowing 1 hit and striking out 2 before giving way to RHP and Rice commit Nicholas Orewiler (2013, Galveston Ball HS, Galveston, TX) who threw a perfect 6th inning with a strikeout.  Both Ott and Orewiler also had their fastballs as high as 89 MPH.
Dirtbags roll in 11-3 win >>
  
Gm # 81 | 10/27/2012 | 12:40 PM Dirtbags vs. South Florida Bandits

10/27/2012 6:50:59 PM

The Dirtbags have defeated the South Florida Bandits 11-3 in 5 innings on day 3 of the 2012 WWBA World Championships.  Leading the way offensively for the Dirtbags was C and South Carolina commit Logan Koch (2013, South Mecklenburg HS, Charlotte, NC) who finished 2 for 3 with a double, 3 RBIs, and a run scored.  He had good bat speed and displayed a sound hitting approach. 

OF/1B and NC State commit Nathan Hood (2013, Whiteville HS, Clarkton, NC) went 2 for 3 as well with an RBI and 2 runs scored.  SS/3B and Stanford commit Ryder Jones (2013, Watauga HS, Boone, NC) added a nice game going 1 for 3 with a 3-run triple and a run scored.  He had a live bat with a confident approach and some power potential.

On the mound, starting LHP Matthew Horkey (2014, Ragsdale HS, Greensboro, NC) threw all 5 innings allowing 3 runs on 6 hits with 1 walk and 3 strikeouts.

For South Florida, SS/3B and Tulane commit Hunter Hope (2013, W.T. Dwyer HS, Jupiter, FL) led the way going 1 for 2 with a 2-run home run.  He did a nice job of driving the ball, displaying some raw, lighttower power.  3B/2B/OF Adam Edelmann (2013, William T. Dwyer HS, Palm Beach Gardens, FL) finished 2 for 2 with an RBI.
Pupo goes the distance in Sun Devils' win >>
  
Gm # 80 | 10/27/2012 | 12:40 PM Texas Sun Devils vs. Midland Redskins

10/27/2012 6:41:09 PM

The Texas Sun Devils have defeated the Midland Redskins 7-4 on day 3 of the 2012 WWBA World Championships.  Leading the way for the Sun Devils was starting RHP Jose Pupo (2013, Leto HS, Tampa, FL) who threw all 6 innings allowing 4 runs (2 ER) on 6 hits with 2 walks and 4 strikeouts.

Offensively, lead off man SS Braden Comeaux (2015, Alfred M. Barbe HS, Lake Charles, LA) led the way going 2 for 3 with a double, an RBI, a walk, 2 stolen bases, and 2 runs scored.  1B/3B and LSU commit Bryce Jordan (2014, Barbe HS, Lake Charles, LA) finished 2 for 3 as well with an RBI double and a run scored.

For Midland, reliever OF/RHP and Ohio State commit Zach Shannon (2014, Moeller HS, Cincinnati, OH) threw 2/3 of an inning featuring a good 11/5 curveball and a riding 91 MPH fastball.
DBacks Team BC wins tight one 3-2 >>
  
Gm # 78 | 10/27/2012 | 12:40 PM DBacks Team BC vs. South Charlotte Panthers

10/27/2012 6:13:15 PM

The DBacks Team BC have defeated the South Charlotte Panthers 3-1 on day 3 of the 2012 WWBA World Championships.  Leading the way for the DBacks was starting RHP/1B Max Karnos (2013, South Anchorage HS, Anchorage, AK) who threw 4 innings allowing 1 run (unearned) on 5 hits with 2 walks and 4 strikeouts.  He had a quick arm with a smooth, online delivery and had his fastball up to 85 MPH.

Relievers LHP Connor Kenwood (2013, Langley HS, White Rock, BC) and RHP Connor Noble (2013, Vancouver College, Vancouver, BC) then came on and preserved the victory with Noble earning the save.  Kenwood threw a perfect 5th inning with a strikeout before giving way to Noble who threw the final 2 innings allowing no runs on 2 hits with 2 walks and 2 strikeouts. 

Offensively, C Morgan Lofstrom (2013, Mount Boucherie HS, Kelowna, BC) led the way going 1 for 2 with 2 RBIs.  SS/3B and Oregon State Central Arizona CC commit Tyler O'Neill (2013, Garibaldi HS, Maple Ridge, BC) finished 1 for 3 with a double and a run scored.  He displayed a fluid stroke with excellent bat speed with good lift and extension in his swing.

For South Charlotte, starting RHP and East Carolina commit Philip Perry (2013, Jay M Robinson HS, Concord, NC) threw 4 innings allowing 3 runs (1 ER) on 4 hits with 1 walk and 4 strikeouts.  He displayed a smooth, balanced delivery with a nice, short arm action.  Perry feautred a good 11/5 curveball and ran his fastball up to 87 MPH.  Reliever LHP Nicholas Contafio (2013, Cuthbertson HS, Waxhaw, NC) then came on and threw 2 perfect innings with 1 strikeout.
Wesely, McClure lead Team Elite to victory >>
  
Gm # 77 | 10/27/2012 | 12:40 PM Team Elite vs. On Deck O's

10/27/2012 6:00:47 PM

Team Elite has defeated the On Deck O's 4-0 on day 3 of the 2012 WWBA World Championships.  Leading the way was starting LHP and UCLA commit Jonah Wesely (2013, Tracy HS, Tracy, GA) who fired a complete game, 3-hit shutout with 3 walks and 7 strikeouts.  He displayed a solid mound presence and did a nice job of working quickly and setting up hitters with a good curveball and attacking with a 92 MPH fastball.

Offensively, OF and Georgia Tech commit Terry McClure (2013, Riverwood International Charter HS, Atlanta, GA) led the way going 2 for 2 with a solo home run, a walk, a stolen base, and 3 runs scored.  He displayed a quick bat with an aggressive approach, and the ability to drive the ball to the gaps.  OF/1B and Clemson commit Austin Meadows (2013, Grayson HS, Grayson, GA) added a nice game going 1 for 1 with 2 RBIs and a stolen base.  1B/OF Rowdy Tellez (2013, Elk Grove HS, Elk Grove, CA) chipped in with a triple, displaying a good eye with some raw power potential.
Chilidogs Taste Victory Due to Kiker's Double >>
  
Gm # 75 | 10/27/2012 | 12:40 PM Bo Jackson Elite vs. Homeplate Chilidogs

10/27/2012 5:11:37 PM

3B Noah Kiker (2013, McIntosh HS, GA) hit a bases loaded double to plate 3 runs in the second inning, all the runs the Homeplate Chilidogs would score or need in a 3-0 win over Bo Jackson Elite Friday afternoon.  Both teams only had 2 hits for the game.

RHP Robert Massenburg (2013, Northgate HS, GA) needed only 49 pitches to navigate the first 5 innings, working in the 83-86 mph range with a mid 70's slider.  He was relieved by 6-4/225 RHP Chris Carden (2013, Fayette County HS, GA), who threw the final 2 innings to get the save.  Carden was 85-87 with a big sweeping curveball in the low to mid 70's.  Neither Massenburg or Carden have a college commitment.

A trio of hard throwing Elite pitchers held the Chilidawgs to 2 hits.  Osvaldo Garcia (2013, Miami Southridge HS, FL) threw the first 2 innings, topping out at 91 mph while allowing all the Chilidog runs.  RHP Jake Godfrey (2013, Providence Catholic HS, IL) was outstanding in middle relief, throwing 3 scoreless innings and showing a 88-91 mph fastball as well to go with a 75 mph curveball, 80 mph slider and 80 mph change up.  Godfrey is a Notre Dame commit.  RHP Brad Bass (2014, Lincoln-Way Central HS, IL) threw the last 2 innings, pitching at 86-88 mph.  Bass is a big bodied 6-6/215 junior.
Texas PG Teal gets solid pitching in 3-1 win >>
  
Gm # 76 | 10/27/2012 | 12:40 PM Diamond Devils vs. Texas PG Teal

10/27/2012 5:01:17 PM

Texas PG Teal has defeated the Diamond Devils 3-1 on day 3 of the 2012 WWBA World Championships.  Leading the way for PG Teal was starting LHP and Louisiana Tech commit Brett Bushnell (2013, Wills Point HS, Wills Point, TX) who threw 5 solid innings allowing 1 run on 5 hits with 1 walk and 4 strikeouts.  He did a nice job of competing on the mound, changing speeds, and attacking hitters with a good, 85 MPH fastball.

Relievers LHP Jacob Sosa (2013, Corpus Christi King HS, Corpus Christi, TX) and RHP Sebastian Palacios (2013, Ben Bolt Palito Blanco HS, Alice, TX) then came on and shut the door combining to throw 2 innings of 1-hit baseball with 1 walk and 1 strikeout.  Sosa had his fastball up to 87 MPH while Palacios was up to 88 MPH and also featured a good curveball.

Offensively, RHP Eric Perez (2013, King HS, Corpus Christi, TX) led the way going 2 for 3 with an RBI and a stolen base.  OF/RHP Tristan Rojas (2014, St. Raymond HS, Bronx, NY) finished 2 for 2 with a double and a run scored. 

For the Diamond Devils, starting RHP and University of Georgia recruit Michael Carpin (2013, Wando HS, Mt. Pleasant, SC) threw a complete game allowing 3 runs on 8 hits with 1 walk and 7 strikeouts.  He displayed a solid mound presence with a smooth, balanced delivery, a good 12/6 curveball, and an 86 MPH fastball.

Offensively, lead off man 2B Zack Madden (2013, Bishop England HS, Hollywood, SC) led the way going 3 for 3 with a double.  He displayed a sound hitting approach with a live bat and a short, compact swing.
Pitching leads Mountain West '13 to victory >>
  
Gm # 71 | 10/27/2012 | 12:40 PM Mountain West '13 vs. Orlando PG Black

10/27/2012 4:44:37 PM

Mountain West '13 has defeated Orlando PG Black 4-3 on day 3 of the 2012 WWBA World Championships.  Leading the way for Mountain West was starting RHP and Air Force recruit Griffin Jax (2013, Cherry Creek HS, Greenwood Village, CO) and relief pitcher RHP Nick DiPaola (2013, Mullen HS, Lakewood, CO).  Jax threw the first 4 innings allowing 3 runs (2 ER) on 4 hits with 1 walk and 2 strikeouts.  He had a good 11/5 curveball and showed good command of his fastball that hit 88 MPH.  DiPaola then came on and threw the final 3 innings allowing no runs on 2 hits with 2 walks and 3 strikeouts.  He did a nice job of being aggressive with his fastball that was up to 85 MPH.

Offensively, RHP/1B and Miami recruit Derik Beauprez (2013, Cherry Creek HS, Cherry Hills Village, CO) finished 1 for 3 with a double and a run scored.  He displayed a fluid stroke with a live bat, a sound hitting approach, and some raw power.

For Orlando PG Black, reliever Jorge Alfonzo (information unavailable) was solid in his 3 innings of work allowing no runs on just 1 hit with 0 walks and 3 strikeouts.
Kennedy, Pearson Combine for 13 K's for Orioles >>
  
Gm # 74 | 10/27/2012 | 12:40 PM Florida Hardballers vs. Victus Orioles

10/27/2012 4:35:24 PM

LHP Alex Kennedy (2013, Catoctin HS, MD) and RHP Garrett Pearson (2014, St. John's College HS, MD) combined to allow only 3 hits and strike out 13 hitters in the Victus Orioles 3-2 win over the Florida Hardballers Saturday afternoon.

Kennedy, a 6-4/170 southpaw without a college commitment, struck out 7 hitters over 4 innings to get the win.  He worked in the 83-86 mph range and showed a mature ability to change speeds and work the strike zone with 3 pitches.  His breaking ball was a sweeping 72-74 mph curveball and threw a dozen solid change ups in the 74-77 mph range.  The 6-5/185 Pearson had a low effort delivery that produced a 86-88 mph fastball while striking out 6 hitters in 3 innings.  His best off speed pitch was a 78 mph change up.

SS Kyle McPherson (2014, Western Branch HS, VA), a Georgia Tech commit, and SS Matt Davis (2013, Cumberland Valley HS, PA), a VCU commit, both went 2-3 for the Orioles, with one of Davis' hits being a double.

RHP/OF Sean Kamhoot (2013, Buchholz HS, FL) threw well in relief for the Hardballers for 3 innings, pitching in the 86-88 mph range.

C Alex Merritt (2013, Trinity Catholic HS, FL) drove in both the Hardballers runs.
3 run inning propels Team Rawlings to victory >>
  
Gm # 70 | 10/27/2012 | 12:40 PM Team Rawlings vs. Mid-Atlantic PG Orange

10/27/2012 4:34:45 PM

Team Rawlings has defeated Mid-Atlantic PG Orange 3-1 on day 3 of the 2012 WWBA World Championships, plating all 3 runs in the bottom of the 3rd.  Leading the way offensively for Team Rawlings was C/1B Justin Friend (2013, Johns Creek HS, Duluth, GA) who went 1 for 3 with a 2-run double. 

On the mound, starting RHP Daulton Hill (2013, North Cobb HS, Acworth, GA) threw 3 2/3 innings allowing 1 run (unearned) on just 1 hit with 3 walks and 4 strikeouts.  Relievers LHP David Ehmen (2014, Northview HS, Johns Creek, GA) and RHP Jared Datoc (2014, Pace Academy, Atlanta, GA) then came on and preserved the win throwing a combined 3 1/3 innings allowing no runs on 3 hits.  Datoc earned the save and had his fastball up to 87 MPH.
Offense reaches double digits in Yak Baseball win >>
  
Gm # 68 | 10/27/2012 | 10:20 AM Yak Baseball West-GBG vs. Louisiana PG Purple

10/27/2012 4:27:49 PM

Yak Baseball West-GBG has defeated Louisiana PG Purple 10-3 on day 3 of the 2012 WWBA World Championships.  Leading the way for Yak was SS Trent Hammond (2013, Serra HS, Manhattan Beach, CA) who finished 2 for 2 with 2 doubles, 4 RBIs, and a run scored.  1B/OF Ivan Chavarria (2013, St. John Bosco HS, Gardena, CA) went 2 for 2 as well with a double, 3 RBIs, a walk, and a run scored, showing some gap power.

Lead off man SS and USC commit John Paul Crawford (2013, Lakewood HS, Lakewood, CA) added a nice game going 3 for 3 with a double, a walk, a stolen base, and a run scored.  He showed a good eye at the plate and was solid on the bases.  1B/OF and Hawaii commit Jake Bauers (2013, Marina HS, Huntington Beach, CA) chipped in going 1 for 2 with an RBI, a walk, and 2 runs scored.

On the mound, starting LHP Henry Baker (2013, Agoura HS, Agoura Hills, CA) threw 2 innings allowing 2 runs on 4 hits with 1 walk and 6 strikeouts.  He displayed a solid arm action and a smooth delivery with sound mechanics, and an 88 MPH fastball.
Midland Redskins take down PG Dark Green Clippers >>
  
Gm # 67 | 10/27/2012 | 10:20 AM PG Dark Green Clippers vs. Midland Redskins

10/27/2012 4:18:19 PM

The Midland Redskins have defeated the PG Dark Green Clippers 8-1, improving to 2-1 in pool play at the 2012 WWBA World Championships.  Leading the way for the Redskins was 3B/C and University of Oregon recruit Chance Sisco (2013, Temescal Canyon HS, Corona, CA) who finished 2 for 3 with a double and a 3-run home run.  He displayed a live bat with a confident approach, good bat speed, and some raw power potential.  Lead off man OF and Arkansas commit Andrew Benintendi (2013, Madeira HS, Cincinnati, OH) went 2 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored. 

OF/RHP and BYU commit Brennon Lund (2013, Bingham HS, South Jordan, UT) added a nice game going 2 for 3 with 3 stolen bases and a run scored.  OF and University of Miami commit Lex Kaplan (2013, Ladue HS, St. Louis, MO) rounded out the attack going 1 for 2 with a walk, a stolen base, and 2 runs scored.

On the mound, starting RHP Brock Barger (2014, San Angelo Central HS, San Angelo, TX) was solid over 4 innings allowing no runs on just 1 hit with 1 walk and 5 strikeouts.  He displayed a smooth, balanced delivery and featured a good 12/6 curveball and a lively fastball that hit 88 MPH.

For PG Dark Green Clippers, starting LHP Joseph Palumbo (2013, St. John the Baptist HS, Holbrook, NY) pitched 2 scoreless innings allowing 1 hit with no walks and 4 strikeouts.  He did a nice job of mixing speeds and taking advantage of his deceptive delivery.  Palumbo featured a 10/4 curveball and a lively fastball at 87 MPH with armside run.


Marucci Elite shuts out All American Prospects >>
  
Gm # 66 | 10/27/2012 | 10:20 AM Marucci Elite vs. All American Prospects

10/27/2012 4:05:45 PM

Marucci Elite has defeated the All American Prospects 8-0 on day 3 of the 2012 WWBA World Championships.  Leading the way for Marucci was starting RHP Branden Kelliher (2014, Lake Stevens HS, Lake Stevens, WA) who threw 4 shutout innings allowing just 2 hits with 5 walks and 7 strikeouts, featuring a 92 MPH fastball.

Relief pitcher LHP and LSU commit Jared Poche (2013, Lutcher HS, Lutcher, LA) then came on and preserved the shutout throwing 2 socreless innings allowing 2 hits with 1 strikeout.  His fastball topped out at 88 MPH.

Offensively, C/RHP Handsome Monica (2014, St. Paul's HS, Mandeville, LA) led the way going 1 for 1 with an RBI double, 2 walks, and 2 runs scored.  OF/3B and LSU commit Justin Williams (Terrebonne HS, Houma, LA) finished 1 for 2 with a double, a walk, and 2 runs scored. 

For the All American Prospects, starting LHP and University of Florida commit Thomas Szapucki (2015, William T. Dwyer HS, Palm Beach Gardens, FL) was solid in his 3 innings allowing no runs or hits with 3 walks and 4 strikeouts.  He featured a fastball/curveball/changeup combination and ran hit 89 MPH on the radar gun.
3 Pitchers Combine on Shutout for Houston Heat >>
  
Gm # 73 | 10/27/2012 | 12:40 PM Houston Heat vs. Canada PG Gold

10/27/2012 4:01:23 PM

LHP John Henry Styles (2014, Episcopal HS, TX), LHP/OF Ty Ewart (2014, Porter HS, TX) and RHP Brandon Miles (2013, The Woodlands HS, TX) combined on a 5-hit shutout to lead the Houston Heat to a 2-0 win over Canada PG Gold Saturday afternoon.

Styles was especially effective, needing only 29 pitches in 3 innings of work, striking out 4 hitters.  The southpaw topped out at 87 mph and showed the ability to throw both a curveball and a slider effectively.  Ewart topped out at 85 mph while working 2 scoreless innings, while Miles pitched in the 86-88 mph range with some depth on his 71 mph curveball.

OF Steven Stuart (2013, Cy Falls HS, TX) scored both of the Heat runs, both times after initially reaching on a walk and stealing second base.

3B Connor Stevenson (2013, Keswick HS, ON), who homered earlier in the tournament for Canada PG Gold, went 2-3.
Andzel, Carlton Lead Chet Lemon's Juice to 4-0 Win >>
  
Gm # 72 | 10/27/2012 | 12:40 PM Chet Lemon's Juice vs. Baseball U

10/27/2012 2:35:20 PM

3B Chipper Andzel (2013, Lawton Chilies HS, FL) hit a home run in the first inning and RHP Drew Carlton (2014, George Jenkins HS, FL) threw 6 shutout innings to lead Chet Lemon's Juice to a 4-0 win over Baseball U Saturday afternoon.

Andzel's home run was the only run, and indeed only hit, that the Juice had until they broke through for 3 runs in the bottom of the 6th inning.  Andzel contributed a sacrifice fly to that rally as well.

The 6-0/170 Carlton worked in the 87-90 mph range while allowing 3 hits, 0 walks and striking out 8.  He threw a 73-75 mph curveball that had good spin and commanded it well.

RHP Simon Matthews (2013, Hopkins HS, CT), a Temple commit, matched Carlton pitch for pitch, except for Andzel's blow, through 5 innings, not walking a hitter and striking out 5.  Matthews topped out at 85 mph and showed good command of both a 71-75 mph curveball and an upper 70's change up.
Team Elite sharp in 7-3 win >>
  
Gm # 64 | 10/27/2012 | 10:20 AM East Coast PG Gray vs. Team Elite

10/27/2012 2:29:34 PM

Team Elite has defeated East Coast PG Gray 7-3, finishing pool play a perfect 4-0 at the 2012 WWBA World Championships.  Leading the way for Team Elite was OF Dalton Carter (2013, Winder HS, Winder, GA) who finished 1 for 3 with a 2-run double and a run scored.  He showed a fluid stroke with good extension and some lift in his swing.  RHP/OF and future Georgia Bulldog Michael Gettys (2014, Gainesville HS, Gainesville, GA) went 1 for 3 as well with 2 RBIs and a run scored.  He did a nice job hitting to all fields and stayed inside the ball well. 

OF/1B and Clemson recruit Austin Meadows (2013, Grayson HS, Grayson, GA) chipped in going 1 for 3 with a triple and a run scored.  He displayed a live bat with a fluid stroke, a balanced swing, and a quiet, confident approach.

On the mound, starter LHP and Kennesaw State commit Chris Erwin (2013, Grayson HS, Grayson, GA) threw 5 innings allowing 3 runs on 4 hits with 4 walks and 8 strikeouts.  He did a nice job of competing on the mound, featuring a good, aggressive fastball that was up to 88 MPH.

For East Coast PG Gray, relief pitcher RHP Matt Foster (2013, Valley HS, Valley, AL) was sharp in his 3 innings allowing no runs on 2 hits with 2 walks and 6 strikeouts.  He did a great job of working quickly and attacking hitters with a good 89 MPH fastball.

RHP/3B/1B and Samford recruit Evan Holland (2013, Guntersville HS, Guntersville, AL) finished 1 for 2 at the plate with an RBI double.  C/OF and Murray State commit Tyler Lawrence (2013, Christian Brothers HS, Collierville, TN) added an RBI double of his own. 
Royals Scout Team takes 9-6 win >>
  

10/27/2012 2:11:25 PM

The Royals Scout Team has defeated the Rockies Scout Team/Dulins Dodgers 9-6 on day 3 of the 2012 WWBA World Championships.  Leading the way for Royals Scout Team was MIF and Mississippi State commit Dale Burdick (2014, Summit HS, Spring Hill, TN) who finished 3 for 4 at the plate with a double, 2 RBIs, and 2 runs scored.  C/OF and Louisville commit Ryan Summers (2013, Berkshire HS, Westfield, MA) went 2 for 2 with a solo home run, a triple, 2 RBIs, and 2 runs scored. 

On the mound, relief pitcher RHP and Mississippi State commit Dakota Hudson (2013, Sequatchie County HS, Dunlap, TN) was solid in his 3 innings allowing no runs or hits with 2 walks and 5 strikeouts.  He displayed a solid mound presence with a balanced delivery, and featured a good fastball that reached 91 MPH.

For Rockies Scout Team/Dulin Dodgers, 1B/3B Michael Fitzsimmons (2014, Memphis University School, Eads, TN) led the way going 2 for 3 with a double and 2 runs scored.
Scorpions Purple, Braves Battle to 1-1 Tie >>
  
Gm # 62 | 10/27/2012 | 10:20 AM Richmond Braves vs. Orlando Scorpions Purple

10/27/2012 2:06:18 PM

Two teams filled with potent offensive weapons, the Orlando Scorpions Purple and the Richmond Braves, battled to a offenseless 1-1 tie Saturday morning.

The Scorpions collected only 1 hit and scored their run on a walk, passed ball, ground out and wild pitch.  That held up until the 6th inning when Braves SS Sebastian Diaz (2013, University HS, FL) was hit by a pitch, stole 2nd and 3rd, then scored on a single by C Lucas Nowlin (2013, Northside HS, VA).

Louisville commit RHP Ryan Laurie (2013, Hidden Valley HS, VA) carried most of the load for the Braves, throwing 6 innings, allowing the only Scorpions hit and striking out 8 hitters.  Laurie worked  in the 83-87 mph range with good fastball life and threw an effective mid 70's slider.

LHP Nick Swan (2015, West Orange HS, FL) threw 4 shutout innings for the Scorpions, topping out at 84 mph and showing good feel for changing speeds and locating his 71-75 mph breaking ball.  RHP Jesse Lepore (2014, Trinity Catholic HS, FL) allowed the only Braves run in his 2 innings of work but the strong armed junior topped out at 91 mph on his fastball.
Team Mizuno of PR pitchers combine for no-hitter >>
  
Gm # 58 | 10/27/2012 | 10:20 AM Mountain West '13 vs. Team Mizuno of Puerto Rico

10/27/2012 2:02:16 PM

Team Mizuno of Puerto Rico has defeated Mountain West '13 4-0, improving to 1-1 in pool play at the 2012 WWBA World Championships.  Leading the way for Team Mizuno was starting RHP Roy Morales (2013, Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy, Lares, PR) and relievers LHP Christian Flecha Astacio (2013, Caguas Military Academy, Humacao, PR) and LHP Jonathan Bermudez (2013, Jose Felipe Zaya HS, Coamo, PR) who combined to throw a no-hitter. 

Morales threw the first 3 innings allowing issuing just 1 walk with 6 strikeouts.  He did a nice job of mixing speeds and had good command of his 11/5 curveball and 88 MPH fastball.  Flecha Astacio then came on for the next 3 innings issuing 3 walks while striking out 6.  He did a nice job of hiding the ball and featured a good slider with an 87 MPH heater.  Bermudez then finished the job firing a perfect 7th inning, striking out all 3 batters he faced.  He had a smooth delivery with a good changeup and an 84 MPH fastball.

Offensively, lead off man SS Bryan Colon (2013, Miguel Melendez Munoz HS, Cayey, PR) led the way going 2 for 4 with 2 RBIs.  He displayed a quick bat with a short, compact swing, and did a nice job of staying inside the ball.

For Mountain West '13, starter RHP and Oklahoma commit Alec Hansen (2013, Loveland HS, Loveland, CO) ran his fastball to 92 MPH while relief pitcher and University of Miami recruit Derik Beauprez (2013, Cherry Creek HS, Cherry Hills Village, CO) threw 4 scoreless innings allowing 4 hits with 0 walks and 5 strikeouts.  He featured a good 11/5 curveball and had his fastball up to 91 MPH.
Dressler's 3-run bomb leads Upstate Mavericks to W >>
  
Gm # 56 | 10/27/2012 | 8:00 AM BigStix Gamers vs. Upstate Mavericks

10/27/2012 1:44:49 PM

The Upstate Mavericks have defeated the BigStix Gamers 10-1, earning their first victory of the 2012 WWBA World Championships.  Leading the way for the Mavericks was 1B/3B and VCU recruit Shane Dressler (2013, Red Land HS, York Haven, PA) who finished 1 for 3 with a 3-run home run.  He had a live bat and a sound hitting approach with a good, balanced swing and power to all fields.

Lead off man SS and College of Charleston commit Bradley Jones (2013, Travelers Rest HS, Travelers Rest, SC) went 2 for 4 with an RBI and 2 runs scored.  C/2B and Spartanburg Methodist College commit Thatcher Coleman (2013, Robert E Lee HS, Bishopville, SC) added a nice game going 2 for 3 with a triple, a double, an RBI, and 2 runs scored.  He displayed a short, compact swing with a confident, patient approach at the plate.  OF/C and The Citadel commit Zach Paquette (2013, Lexington HS, Lexington, SC) chipped in going 2 for 3 with 2 RBIs.

On the mound, starting LHP and College of Charleston commit Josh Reagan (2013, Lexington HS, Lexington, SC) was solid in his 3 innings of work allowing no runs on just 1 hit with 1 walk and 4 strikeouts.  Relief pitcher RHP Ed Voyles (2013, Holy Innocents Episcopal HS, Atlanta, GA) threw 1 1/3 innings, running his fastball up to 91 MPH.
Big 6th Inning Boosts Palm Beach Select to 4-2 Win >>
  
Gm # 61 | 10/27/2012 | 10:20 AM Tri-State Arsenal vs. Palm Beach Select

10/27/2012 1:38:37 PM

Palm Beach Select scored 4 runs in the top of the 6th inning to overcome 2-0 deficit and take a 4-2 victory over the Tri-State Arsenal Saturday morning.  SS Alex Estremera (2013, Okeechobee HS, FL) had the big hit for Palm Beach, a 2-run tie breaking single.  Estremera went 2-2 in the game.

Tri-State Arsenal RHP Karl Blum (2013, Toms River North HS, NJ) had held Palm Beach scoreless over the first 4 innings before leaving the game, striking out 5 batters with an 88-91 mph fastball and a sharp biting 83 mph slider.
Scott Commands the Burn with 2-hit Shutout >>
  
Gm # 59 | 10/27/2012 | 10:20 AM East Cobb Baseball vs. Florida Burn

10/27/2012 1:20:44 PM

East Cobb Baseball Reed Scott (2013, Blessed Trinity HS, GA) threw a masterful 2-hit shutout and his teammates eeked out a run in the first inning that held up for a 1-0 win over the hot Florida Burn team on Saturday morning.

Scott, a South Carolina commit, didn't throw hard, working in the 80-83 mph range from a low 3/4's to side arm release point, but had unbelievable command, throwing only 63 pitches in 7 innings and only throwing 9 balls the entire game.  Scott mixed in a 74 mph slider and 73 mph change up while striking out 7 hitters.

PG All-American OF Josh Hart (2013, Parkview HS, GA) led off the game with a double and scored on back to back ground ball outs for the only run in the game.  Hart later added a single to complete a 2-3 morning
Cortes strikes out 11 as Miami PG wins >>
  

10/27/2012 1:15:23 PM

Miami PG Columbia Blue has defeated the Reds Midwest Scout Team 5-2 on day 3 of the 2012 WWBA World Championships.  Leading the way for Miami PG was starting LHP Nestor Cortes (2013, Hialeah HS, Hialeah, FL) who threw 4 solid innings allowing 1 run on just 2 hits with 1 walk and 11 strikeouts.  He featured mostly a fastball/curveball combination and reached 88 MPH on the radar gun.

Relief pitcher RHP Pablo Rubio (2013, Coral Gables HS, Miami, FL) was solid as well over the final 3 innings allowing 1 run on 2 hits with 0 walks and 4 strikeouts, showing good riding life on his fastball that hit 82 MPH.

Offensively, lead off man OF/3B Alvie James (2013, Coral Springs Christian Academy, Coral Springs, FL) led the way going 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI.  He displayed a fluid stroke with a live bat and some raw power potential.  OF Ryan Maya (2015, Coral Gables HS, Miami Beach, FL) finished 1 for 2 with a 2-run double, a walk, and a run scored.  MIF/RHP Noel Rosario (2013, Woodrow Wilson HS, Camden, NJ) added a nice game going 1 for 3 with an RBI double, 3 stolen bases, and 2 runs scored.

For Reds Midwest Scout Team, C and Notre Dame recruit Ryan Lidge (2013, Barrington HS, Barrington, IL) and OF/Long Beach State commit Jason Martin (2013, Orange Lutheran HS, Corona, CA) provided the offense, each ripping a solo home run.

On the mound, relief pitcher RHP and Nebraska commit Derek Burkamper (2013, Muscatine HS, Muscatine, IA) was solid throwing 2 perfect innings, striking out 4.  He had a smooth delivery and featured a good 11/5 curveball and an aggressive fastball that was up to 88 MPH.
Balanced Attack Drives Scorpions to 8-4 Win >>
  

10/27/2012 1:09:15 PM

7 different Orlando Scorpion Purple players had hits, 6 had Rbi's and 6 scored runs to lead a balanced attack in a 8-4 win over the South Charlotte Panthers Saturday morning.

SS Tate Blackmon (2014, Lake Brantley HS, FL), a Mississippi commit, led the way with 2 runs scored and 2 Rbi's while going 1-3 from the #2 spot in the line up, with the hit being a triple.  C Nick Bisplinghoff (2013, Cardinal Mooney HS, FL) went 2-3 with a run and an Rbi.

Three Scorpion pitchers combined to throw a 3 hitter in the 6 inning time limit game.  LHP Vinnie Rosace (2013, Lake Mary HS, FL) went the first 2 1/3 innings, pitching in the 86-88 mph range with a nice change up.  RHP M.T. Minacci (2013, Florida Christian HS, FL) threw 2 2/3 no-hit innings while the Scorpions bats got going, topping out at 90 mph with a late breaking upper 70's slider.  RHP Andrew Karp (2014, West Orange HS, FL) finished up the 6th inning, also topping out at 90.  Karp and Minacci are both Florida State commits, while Rosace is slated to attend Central Florida.

Panthers SS Kirk Morgan (2013, Mallard Creek HS, NC) had another strong game, going 2-3 with a run and an Rbi.  3B Colby Barnette (2013, Piedmont HS, NC) had a 2-run double for the Panthers as well.
Burdi impressive in Chicago Scouts Association win >>
  
Gm # 54 | 10/27/2012 | 8:00 AM Dallas Tigers vs. Chicago Scouts Association

10/27/2012 12:34:51 PM

The Chicago Scouts Association has defeated the Dallas Tigers 6-3 on day 3 of the 2012 WWBA World Championships.  Leading the way for Chicago Scouts was starting RHP and University of Iowa commit Zach Burdi (2013, Downers Grove South HS, Downers, Grove, IL) who threw 5 nearly perfect innings allowing an unearned run with 1 walk and 5 strikeouts.  He did a nice job of mixing speeds and keeping opposing hitters off balance, displaying sound mechanics, and featuring a good, aggressive 90 MPH fastball with good life. 

Relief pitcher RHP and University of Michigan commit Keith Lehmann (2013, Lyons Twp HS, Western Springs, IL) then came on to get the save, pitching a perfect 7th inning with 2 strikeouts.  His fastball topped out at 90 MPH.

Offensively, 1B/OF and University of Illinois recruit Pat McInerney (2013, Benet Academy, Glen Ellyn, IL) led the way going 2 for 3 with an RBI and a run scored.  OF James Davison (2014, Morgan Park HS, Dolton, IL) finished 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI.  MIF and University of Oregon recruit Jerry Houston (2013, Mt. Carmel HS, Dolton, IL) chipped in with an RBI triple and a run scored.  He displayed a short, compact swing and the ability to hit to all fields.

For the Tigers, OF/3B Tanner Gardner (2014, Centennial HS, Frisco, TX) led the way going 1 for 3 with an RBI triple and a run scored.


Suskauer outstanding for All American Prospects >>
  
Gm # 53 | 10/27/2012 | 8:00 AM PRBAHS vs. All American Prospects

10/27/2012 12:14:17 PM

The All American Prospects have defeated PRBAHS 7-0 to improve to 1-1 in pool play at the 2012 WWBA World Championships.  Leading the way for the All American Prospects was starting LHP and North Florida commit John Suskauer (2013, Plant HS, Tampa, FL) who threw 5 solid innings allowing no runs on just 1 hit with no walks and 12 strikeouts.  He displayed a solid mound presence with a good 11/5 curveball, a good changeup with arm side run, and a good, explosive fastball that reached 86 MPH.

Relief pitcher RHP Andrew Cabezas (2015, Mater Academy Charter HS, Miami, FL) was also solid in his 2 innings allowing no runs on 1 hit with no walks and 2 strikeouts.  He had good command of his pitches and featured a good, heavy fastball that hit 85 MPH.

Offensively, OF Daniel Reyes (2015, Mater Academy, Miami Springs, FL) led the way going 1 for 2 with a 2-run home run.  OF/RHP and University of Florida commit Kyle Tucker (2015, Plant HS, Tampa, FL) finished 1 for 3 with 2 RBIs.  Lead off man C/1B Kyle Woodford (2013, Plant HS, Tampa, FL) added a nice game going 2 for 3 with a double and a run scored.

For PRBAHS, relief pitcher RHP Eduardo Javier Jimenez (2013, Puerto Rico Baseball Academy, Gurabo, PR) was solid in his 2 perfect innings, striking out 3.  His fastball was up to 88 MPH.
Palm Beach PAL cruises to 9-1 win >>
  
Gm # 52 | 10/27/2012 | 8:00 AM South Florida Bandits vs. Palm Beach PAL

10/27/2012 12:03:36 PM

Palm Beach PAL has defeated the South Florida Bandits 9-1, improving to 1-1 in pool play at the 2012 WWBA World Championships.  Leading the way for Palm Beach was RHP/3B Hunter Halsey (2013, Jupiter HS, Tequesta, FL) who finished 2 for 3 with 2 RBIs.  3B Matthew Williams (2013, Palm Beach Gardens HS, North Palm Beach, FL) went 1 for 3 with 3 RBIs, 2 stolen bases, and a run scored.  C/3B and LSU commit Michael Barash (2013, West Boca HS, Boca Raton, FL) chipped in going 0 for 0 with 3 walks and 3 runs scored.

For South Florida, lead off man OF Brandon Martinez (2013, River Dell HS, River Edge, NJ) led the way going 1 for 3 with a triple and the lone run scored.  Starting RHP and South Carolina recruit Matthew Vogel (2013, Patchogue Medford HS, Medford, NY) threw 3 2/3 innings, running his fastball up to 93 MPH.
Orlando Scorpions Black cruise to 8-2 win >>
  
Gm # 51 | 10/27/2012 | 8:00 AM Orlando Scorpions Black vs. East Coast PG Gray

10/27/2012 11:51:20 AM

The Orlando Scorpions Black have defeated East Coast PG Gray 8-2, improving to 1-1 in pool play at the 2012 WWBA World Championships.  Leading the way for the Scorpions were relief pitchers LHP Chris Giordano (2013, Lake Highland Prep HS, Orlando, FL), RHP Craig Savage (2013, Apopka HS, Apopka, FL), and RHP Will Dvorak (2013, Lake Highland Prep HS, Winter Park, FL) who threw a combined 5 innings of 2-hit baseball.

Giordano, a Georgetown commit, threw 2 innings allowing no runs on 2 hits with 1 walk and 3 strikeouts.  Savage, a Florida Southern commit, then came on and threw a perfect 5th inning with 2 strikeouts before giving way to Dvorak who tossed a perfect 2 innings of his own with 2 strikeouts.  Both ran their fastballs up to 86 MPH.

Offensively, C/OF Nick Fortes (2015, Deland HS, Deland, FL) led the way going 2 for 2 with an RBI.  SS/3B Marshall Johnson (2013, Lake Mary HS, Longwood, FL) finished 1 for 2 with an RBI and a run scored.

For East Coast PG Gray, OF/RHP Allan Hooker (2013, Northland Christian HS, Houston, TX) provided the offense going 1 for 2 with a 2-run triple.  He did a nice job of hitting to all fields and with a quiet hitting approach.

Starting RHP and Stanford commit Griffin Weir (2013, Marion L Steele HS, Amherst, OH) was up to 90 MPH with his fastball, displaying a solid mound presence with a good fastball/curveball/changeup combination.
Lefty Lunch Break >>
  

10/27/2012 11:47:59 AM

With two top level left handers starting 12:40 games, I decided to get out of the Blue Quad for "lunch" and see some baseball.

  First up was PG All-American southpaw Jonah Wesely, pitching for Team Elite over on Red 2.  Wesely has done great stuff with his body over the last 3 months or so, dropping at least 10 pounds and really firming up his lower half.  His stuff was top drawer for the inning I saw him, steady at 90-92 mph on his fastball mostly down in the zone.  Wesely's best pitch has always been his curveball and that's still there, 79 mph and late and sharp.  He can basically abuse hitters at will with his breaking ball at this level, so his challenge between now and June is showing scouts that he can pitch with his fastball, keeping in down and pitching to spots and not being afraid to pitch to contact.  For a short look he succeeded in doing just that.

I then ran over to the Stadium Field to see Texas Scout Team Yankees LHP Tyler Alexander throw.  Alexander has been a late riser and there was a big group of scouts there, most likely seeing him for the first time.  Alexander looks like a 2014, with a young and loose 6-2/175 build.  He throws effortlessly with a very clean arm action that makes his 87-89 mph fastball look faster.  He also showed outstanding feel for his change up and has that instinctive ability to spot and add/subtract from his fastball/change up combination.  He faced 5 right handed hitters and retired the only lefty he faced on a first pitch fastball, so he really didn't get into his breaking ball at all, throwing only one 78 mph slider that had good shape and some bite.  Overall, he has huge physical projection and shows the ability on a short look to be a plus command/plus instinct lefty.  If he keeps adding velocity, and he's been up to 91 mph in the past, watch out.  Scouts will love to dream about him.

--  DR
Gangadeen sharp in Blue Jays' come from behind win >>
  
Gm # 50 | 10/27/2012 | 8:00 AM Perfect Game Vegas Gold vs. Ontario Blue Jays

10/27/2012 11:14:02 AM

The Ontario Blue Jays have defeated Perfect Game Vegas Gold 6-4, improving to 3-0 in pool play at the 2012 WWBA World Championships.  Leading the way for the Blue Jays was relief LHP Andrew Gangadeen (2013, St. Marguerite d'Youville HS, Brampton, ON) who threw 6 1/3 innings allowing no runs on just 3 hits with 2 walks and 7 strikeouts.  He displayed a good, short arm action and hid the ball well while running his fastball up 82 MPH.

Offensively, OF Gareth Morgan (2014, North Toronto Collegiate HS, Toronto, ON) led the way going 1 for 4 with a solo home run.  He displayed a live bat with a fluid stroke, excellent bat speed, and a sound hitting approach.  C Tyler Hardie (2013, Christ The King HS, Georgetown, ON) finished 2 for 2 with an RBI double and a walk.  OF Josh Naylor (2015, St. Joan of Arc C.S.S., Mississauga, ON) added a 2-run double in the come from behind win.

For PG Vegas Gold, OF/1B and University of New Mexico recruit Cody Bower (2013, St. Pius X HS, Albuquerque, NM) led the way going 2 for 3 with 2 RBIs.
O'Brien's big day leads Sandlot/Midwest Scout Team >>
  

10/27/2012 10:26:11 AM

The Sandlot/Midwest Scout Team has defeated PG Team Northeast Royal 3-0, improving to 1-1 in pool play at the 2012 WWBA World Championships.  Leading the way for Sandlot/Midwest Scout was 1B/OF Mason O'Brien (2014, Owasso HS, Owasso, OK) who finished 3 for 3 at the plate with 2 doubles, 2 RBIs, and a run scored.  He displayed a fluid stroke with a live bat and some raw, gap power.

On the mound, starting RHP and Kansas State commit Jon Roblez (2013, Bishop Ward HS, Roeland Park, KS) was solid in his 3 innings of work allowing no runs on 2 hits with 1 walk and 5 strikeouts.  He showed good command of his pitches and featured a good sinking changeup, and a good fastball that hit 88 MPH.

Reliever RHP Allan Beer (2014, Jenks HS, Tulsa, OK) then came on and threw 2 hitless innings issuing 1 walk while striking out 2.  He featured a good 11/5 curveball and ran his fastball up to 88 MPH.  Relievers LHP and Seminole State College commit Austin Kerns (2013, Owasso HS, Owasso, OK) and RHP Bradley Green (2013, Wagoner HS, Wagoner, OK) then each threw a scoreless inning of relief with 0 walks and 1 strikeout.  Kerns was up to 88 MPH with good armside run on his fastball while Green's best pitch was a good frisbee slider.
Blue Jays make quick work of Crimson Bandits >>
  
Gm # 44 | 10/27/2012 | 8:00 AM PG Crimson Bandits vs. Atlanta Blue Jays

10/27/2012 10:14:53 AM

The Atlanta Blue Jays have defeated the PG Crimson Bandits 11-0 in 5 innings, improving to 2-0 in pool play at the 2012 WWBA World Championships.  Leading the way for the Blue Jays was starting RHP Erin Baldwin (2014, Alfred M. Barbe HS, Lake Charles, LA) and reliever LHP Matt Testa (2013, Joliet Catholic Academy, Joliet, IL) who combined on a 1-hit shutout.  Baldwin threw the first 3 innings allowing no runs or hits with 2 walks and 4 strikeouts.  He displayed the ability to sink his fastball that hit 84 MPH on the radar gun.  Testa then came on and finished the job over 2 innings allowing just 1 hit with 1 strikeout.

Offensively, SS/RHP Tyler Halas (2015 St. Rita of Cascia HS, West Chicago, IL) led the way going 2 for 2 with a double, an RBI, a walk, and a run scored.  3B/RHP Ke'Bryan Hayes (2015, Concordia Lutheran HS, Tomball, TX) finished 1 for 2 with 2 RBIs, a walk, and 2 runs scored.  MIF Kendall Ford (2013, Paideia HS, Decatur, GA) added a nice game going 1 for 2 with a 2-run double, a walk, and a run scored.

For the PG Bandits, starting RHP Alex Bialakis (2015, Pope John Paul II HS, Boca Raton, FL) was solid in his 3 innings allowing no runs on 2 hits with 1 walk and 5 strikeouts.  He displayed a balanced delivery with good command of his pitches while featuring a good 12/6 curveball and an 84 MPH fastball.
Dirtbags Pull Away Late for 8-0 Run Rule Victory >>
  
Gm # 48 | 10/27/2012 | 8:00 AM Perfect Game White vs. Dirtbags

10/27/2012 10:06:32 AM

The Dirtbags broke open a close game, scoring 3 runs in the 5th inning and 3 more in the 6th en route to a 8-0 run rule victory over Perfect Game White Saturday morning.

RHP Hansen Butler (2014, High Point Central HS, NC) was outstanding for the Dirtbags, needing only 64 pitches to work 5 1/3 innings, striking out 8 hitters while allowing only 2 hits and no walks.  Butler, a UNC commit, showed tremendous maturity for a young pitcher, working 3 quality pitches around the strike zone with purpose.  His fastball topped out at 89 mph with good life and he threw a mid 70's breaking ball and an upper 70's change up that were both out pitches for him.

C Logan Koch (2013, South Mecklenburg HS, NC) led the Dirtbags offense with 2 singles and a walk and a pair of Rbi's.  OF Nathan Hood (2013, Whiteville HS, NC) scored twice for the Dirtbags.

RHP Bradley Rowley (2014, Martin County HS, FL) threw very well for PG White before being lifted after 4 innings, allowing only 1 hit while striking out 4.  Rowley topped out at 89 mph and was consistently between 87 and 89.  His mid 70's curveball was a quality second pitch.
Milley Gem Goes for Naught in 1-1 Tie >>
  

10/27/2012 9:49:23 AM

All Star Baseball Academy LHP Kevin Milley (2013, Lenape HS, NJ) threw a complete game 4-hitter with 9 strikeouts but ended up with a no decision in a 1-1 tie with FTB Louisville Slugger Saturday morning.  Milley, who is a Delaware commit, showed very good command of a 84-87 mph fastball and equal feel for a 72-75 mph curveball.  The PG scouts noted that Milley picked up velocity throughout the game and was throwing his hardest in the last innings.

SS/RHP Evan Dougherty (2014, Bishop Verot HS, FL) threw outstanding in relief for FTB, posting 3 2/3 no hit innings with 5 strikeouts.  Dougherty, who is ranked #194 in the 2014 class in the PG class rankings, worked in the 82-84 mph range with a big breaking mid to upper 70's slurve.
Burn's Bats Too Hot for DBAT >>
  
Gm # 46 | 10/27/2012 | 8:00 AM DBAT/MSL All-Stars vs. Florida Burn

10/27/2012 9:23:47 AM

The Florida Burn connected for a pair of home runs and cruised to an easy 8-0 run rule victory over the DBAT/MSL All-Stars Saturday morning.

SS Dalton Guthrie (2014, Venice HS, FL) connected for a no doubt 2-run shot to left field and high school teammate RHP/3B Tyler Atwell (2013, Venice HS, FL) added a solo shot to account for 3 of the Burn's runs.

OF/RHP Brandon Elmy (2014, Venice HS, FL) and RHP Tyson Albert (2013, Venice HS, FL), two more Venice HS products, combined to throw a 1 hit shutout for the Burn.  Elmy went the first 4 innings, striking out 6 hitters without issuing a walk.  Elmy showed a nice 3 pitch mix, including a 85-87 mph fastball, a 71-73 mph curveball and a mid to upper 70's change up.  Albert topped out at 84 mph in striking out 2 of the 3 hitters he faced.
Arsenal Outduals Bo Jackson in Pitcher's Dual >>
  
Gm # 41 | 10/26/2012 | 9:40 PM Tri-State Arsenal vs. Bo Jackson Elite

10/27/2012 8:59:34 AM

The Tri-State Arsenal defeated the Bo Jackson Elite 3-0 Friday night in an outstanding pitcher's dual.  All 4 pitchers, 2 on each side, threw well and showed prospect level stuff.

RHP Zach Gallen (2013, Bishop Eustace HS, NJ), a North Carolina commit, threw the first 4 innings for Tri-State, striking out 5 hitters without a walk to get the win.  Gallen has a nice delivery that gives him good command of a live fastball that works in the 87-90 mph range.  His curveball was in the low 70's and he showed nice feel for a low 80's change up.  Gallen was relieved by LHP Devin Smeltzer (2014, Bishop Eustice HS, NJ), who proceeded to punch out 7 hitters over the last 3 innings for the save.  The loose armed 6-2/170 southpaw was 85-88 mph from a smooth delivery and commanded his 71-74 mph curveball well.

The Elite pitchers also only allowed 4 hits but 4 errors led to 3 unearned runs for Tri-State.  LHP Daniel Garcia went the first 3 innings for the Elite, pitching in the 85-88 mph range with heavy life and showing hard spin on a mid 70's curveball.  LHP Jake Latz (2014, Lamont Township HS, IL) threw the final 3 innings, showing very impressive arm strength and a fastball that topped out at 91 mph.  Latz already has a verbal commitment to Louisiana State.

Miami commit 1B Nick Bottari (2014, Shoreham-Wading River HS, NY) went 2-3 with a run scored, an Rbi and a double hitting out of the clean up spot for Tri-State.
Quick RHP Carlos Salazar Scouting Report >>
  
Gm # 60 | 10/27/2012 | 10:20 AM ABD Victory vs. Ohio Warhawks

10/27/2012 8:37:44 AM

Ohio Warhawks RHP Carlos Salazar (2013, Kernan HS, CA) was the mystery prospect heading into this tournament as he's pretty much a complete newcomer to the eyes of Perfect Game and scouts everywhere.  There were second hand accounts coming from California of his topping out at 98 mph early this fall and the entire scouting community was anxious to see him throw this weekend.  Kernan, by the way, is a small farming town directly west of Fresno in the Central Valley.

So here's the basic report on Salazar after watching him throw about 20 pitches in the first inning of the Ohio Warhawks 10:20 am game this morning.

Strong 6-2/205 body, pretty physically mature.  Basic leg raise delivery, gets his back turned and lower half loaded well, very quick arm coming through, loose 3/4's slot.  Has a front leg hitch just before he lands that allows his lower half to unload late and his arm to stay back a fraction of a second later, generating very good torque and explosion.  Fastball varied from 91-96 mph with some late run at times, stayed down in the zone well but did not spot the ball, touched 94-95 from the stretch so maintaining velo/mechanics wasn't an issue.  Second pitch was a 81-84 change up that had good arm speed and some sink, it looked like he had confidence in the pitch.  Threw some low 80's curveballs warming up that had good spin and some bite but only used it once in the first inning and went away from it with runners on base.  Very strong comparison to Dodgers RHP Javy Guerra at the same age, similar body types and arm speed.  Guerra had a different delivery hitch with his back leg but it was functionally the exact same thing.

Summary:  The 2013 pitching class is not noted for many plus velocity fastballs and there seems to be no doubt that Salazar has one of, if not the best, fastballs in the class.  That alone is going to really stand out between now and next June.

-- DR
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10/27/2012 7:22:17 AM