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Browne Throws Gem, AZ Athletics Champs

5/26/2014

Brandon Browne, (2014 Boulder Creek HS, AZ), threw a complete game shutout in the championship game of the 18u WWBA West Memorial Day Classic as the AZ Athletics beat the All Star Baseball Academy 17u 12-0. Browne gave up 4 hits through 7 innings and struck out 10 batters. Browne primarily used his fastball which averaged between 71-80 mph and topped out at 86 mph. He also mixed in a curveball and changeup to keep hitters honest. 
The AZ Athletics 18u had two big offensive innings where they put runs up in bunches. The AZ Athletics 18u scored 5 runs in 3rd and 6 runs in the 7th to propel themselves to victory. Offensive production came from number 9 hitter Paul Bryniarski, (2015, Fountain Hills HS, AZ), a Regis commit, who 2-3 in the game with 3 RBIs and a run scored. Andrew Bryniaski, (2014, Fountain Hills HS, AZ), also had a solid game at the plate getting 2 base hits and driving in a run and scoring 2 runs. 
Jack Foutz, (2015, Sunnyslope HS, AZ), had a good game offensively for All Star Baseball Academy 17u. Foutz was able to reach base twice by smacking a double and drawing a walk. Jonathan Abney, (2015, Millenium HS, AZ) pitched a solid inning of relief allowing just 1 hit and striking out 3. 

17u Top 18u to Advance to Championship

5/26/2014

The 17u and 18u teams of the All Star Baseball Academy squared off against one another in a West Memorial Day Classic semifinal game with the 17u team winning 11-7. Both teams scored early and often with the 17u team scoring 4 in the top of the 7th to put the game out of reach. Before the decisive 7th inning, the 17u team held onto a slim 7-6 lead over their 18u counterparts. 
Anthony Wade, (2015, Moon Valley HS, AZ), led the 17u team offensively going a perfect 3-3 at the plate, one of those hits a triple, scored 3 runs, drove in 2 runs and drew a walk. Lead off hitter Tommy McCarty, (2015, Mingus Union HS, AZ), contributed offensively also going a perfect 4-4, scoring 3 runs and driving in a run. Sean Schoffstall, (2015, Liberty HS, AZ), also went perfect at the plate going 3-3 with 2 RBIs and scoring a run. 
Todd Williams, (2015, Paradise Valley HS, AZ),  tossed 1.2 innings of relief holding the 18u team scoreless on 4 hits and struck out 1 to earn the win. Jack Foutz, (2015, Sunnyslope HS, AZ), also had a good game on the mound throwing 3 innings allowing just 1 run on 4 hits and struck out 1. 
Jack Peck, (2014, Chaparral HS, AZ), led the way offensively for the 18u team going 3-4  with 2 doubles, 2 RBIs and 1 run scored. Lead off hitter Jax Pokuta, (2016, Cactus HS, AZ) also had a nice game offensively going 2-4 with 2 RBIs. 

Westcott Leads Team to Championsip

5/26/2014

AZ Athletics 18u starting pitcher Cody Westcott, (2014, Greenway HS, AZ), delivered a complete game shutout, allowing just 2 hits and tallying 5 strikeouts in a 1-0 over Canyon Thunder. Westcott's performance put AZ Athletics 18u into the West Memorial Day Classic championship game. 
The only run of the game came in the bottom of the 1st inning and after that, each pitcher held the opposition scoreless the rest of the way. 
Westcott's fastball clocked in between 79-82 mph and topped out at 86 mph. Westcott received helped offensively from teammate Nate Easley, (2014, Sandra Day O' Connor, AZ), who tripled in the game and scored the only run between both teams. Ryan Oberg, (2014, Sunnyslope HS, AZ), a Yavapai College commit, also had a good game at the plate, hitting a double and drawing a walk. 
Canyon Thunder starting pitcher Kody Funderburk, (2015, Queen Creek HS, AZ), delivered a terrific game of his own throwing 6 strong innings, allowing just 4 hits and compiling 7 strikeouts. Austin Maltby, (2014, Highland HS, AZ), an Arizona Western College commit, hit a double for Canyon Thunder for the team's only extra base hit. 

Wade leads All Star Baseball to win

5/26/2014

The All Star Baseball Academy 17u defeated the AZ Athletics 17u 7-6 outlasting a late inning rally by the Athletics.  Anthony Wade (2015, Moon Valley HS, AZ) went 3-4 with 2 runs scored, 2 RBI and 3 stolen bases to help spark the All Star offense. 

Jacob Rivers (2015, Willow Canyon HS, AZ) and Giovanni Lopez (2015, Millennium HS, AZ) also had good outings at the plate for the All Stars.  Rivers went  2-3 with 1 RBI while Lopez went 2-4 with 1 RBI. 

The winning pitcher for the All Stars was Robert Casey Hershey (215, Red Mountain HS, AZ) who went 4 2/3 innings allowing 2 runs on 5 hits and 1 walk while striking out 2 featuring a 78-82/83 mph fastball. 

For the Athletics, Devin Foyle (2015, Fountain Hills HS, AZ) and Hunter Lessard (2016, Sunrise Mountain HS, AZ) had strong days at the plate.  Foyle went 3-4 with 2 doubles, 1 run scored and 3 RBI while Lessard went 3-3 with 1 run scored and 1 RBI. 

Alexander steals win for All Stars

5/26/2014

All Star Baseball Academy 18u defeated the AZ Prowlers 3-2 thanks to a bottom of the 6th steal of home from Jake Alexander (2014, Mountain Pointe HS, AZ).  Alexander did not post a hit in the game, but managed to score the game winning run and he swiped two bases.

Regis commit, Noah Gotsis (2014, Sunnyslope HS, AZ) also had a fine day at the plate going 2-3 and also on the mound as he went 2 1/3 perfect innings as he struck out 2 in that time.  On the mound Gotsis used mostly his 79-84 mph fastball. 

Winning pitcher for the All Stars was Devin Young (2014, Notre Dame Preparatory Academy HS, AZ) who went 4 innings and topped out at 83 mph on his fastball. 

For the Prowlers, leadoff man, Rudy Karre (2015, Liberty HS, AZ) went 2-4 at the plate with 1 run scored and 2 stolen bases to lead the way for their offense.  Hayden Durkiewicz (2015, Chandler HS, AZ) also had a nice day going 2-4. 

Oberg's bat carries Athletics to Semis

5/26/2014

AZ Athletics 18u defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks Elite Scout Team 9-0 to move on to the Semifinals.  Yavapai College commit, Ryan Oberg (2014, Sunnyslope HS, AZ) went 2-3 on the day with 1 double with 3 RBI to help push them onward in the tournament. 

Jayden Eggimann (2014, Desert Ridge HS, AZ), a Grand Canyon commit, and Andrew Bryniarski (2014, Fountain Hills HS, AZ), a Regis commit, also had nice offensive days for the Athletics.  Eggimann went 1-4 with 1 triple, 1 run scored and 3 RBI while Bryniarski added in a 2-3 with 1 double, 2 runs scored, 1 RBI and 1 stolen base performance. 

Athletics starter, another Yavapai College commit, Degan Harte (2014, Sandra Day O'Connor HS, AZ), tossed a complete game in the win as he went all 6 innings only allowing 2 hits and 2 walks while striking out 2.  Harte featured a 85-88 mph fastball while mixing in a low 70's curve in his dominant outing. 

For the Diamondbacks, Washington commit, AJ Graffanino (2015, Northwest Christian HS, AZ) went 1-2 on the day. 

Cross' dominance helps Thunder advance

5/26/2014

The Canyon Thunder defeated Cardinals Baseball USA 6-0 behind the dominant pitching performance from Trevor Cross (2014, Dobson HS, AZ) to advance to the Semifinals.  Cross threw a complete game 1 hitter and struck out 5 in the outing.  He worked a 80-84/85 mph fastball in the outing while mixing in several low 70's curveballs. 

The Thunder offense was lead by Kody Funderburk (2015, Queen Creek HS, AZ) who went 1-1 with 1 triple and 3 RBI in the game.  Greg Sanez (2014, Sandra Day O'Connor HS, AZ) also had a productive performance as he went 1-1 with 2 runs, 1 RBI and 2 walks on the day. 

For the Cardinals, Matthew Levins (2015, Pinnacle HS, AZ) had the lone hit on the day, a single, going 1-2. 


Nelson's 2 doubles pushes Prowlers to win

5/26/2014

AZ Prowlers defeated the Angels Scout Team Black by a score of 7-3 to advance in the playoffs.  Ryan Nelson (2015, Pinnacle HS, AZ) went 2-4 with 2 doubles, 1 run scored and 3 RBI to lead the way for the Prowlers' offense. 

Antonio Coronado (2015, St Marys HS, AZ) went 2-4 with 1 run scored and 1 RBI also doing his part offensively. 

Prowlers' starter, Chaz Montoya (2016, Centennial HS, AZ), threw a compete game going 7 strong innings allowing 3 runs on 9 hits and 1 walk with 6 strikeouts.  Montoya used a 78-82/83 mph fastball and effectively mixed in a low 70's curveball. 

Offensively for the Angels, CJ James (2014, Red Mountain HS, AZ) went 2-4 with 1 double and Jorge Hidalgo (2014, Bourgade Catholic HS, AZ) went 1-3 with 1 run scored and 1 RBI.   

Team Dinger hold off late push for 8-6 win

5/25/2014

Tucson Baseball Club came up with a huge bottom of the 7th, scoring 4 runs in the inning. Unfortunately, that was just short of what they needed, as Team Dinger had built up an early lead and held on for a 8-6 victory.

A big reason why Team Dinger was able to hold off the Tucson Baseball Club was its pitching, which featured a couple of flamethrowers. Nick Kevien, who ended up being the pitcher of record, cranked it up to 83 MPH with the fastball while mixing in the occasional off-speed pitch. When Joey Faudsker (Pinnacle HS, Phoenix, AZ, 2016) came in, he really turned the heat up. He registered 88 MPH multiple times on the radar gun and included a few off-speed pitches that sat in the mid-70s.

Faudsker also contributed at the plate with a bases-clearing triple in the top of the 5th to push the lead to 8-2. Hunter Townsend (Pinnacle HS, Phoenix, AZ, 2015) pitched in as well with a 2-3 performance with a double, a run scored, and a stolen base.

For the Tucson Baseball Club, Nick Estrella (Ironwood Ridge HS, Oro Valley, AZ, 2016) led the offense with a 2-4 day with 2 runs scored and a 2-RBI double in the comeback effort in the bottom of the 7th. Jesus Bracamontes (Sunnyside HS, Tucson, AZ, 2015) also had an RBI double in that 7th inning that brought the deficit down to 2 runs and put the winning run at the plate.

LeBrun dominates as All Star's win

5/25/2014

All Star Baseball Academy 18u defeated the El Paso Cougars 7-0 on Sunday Night behind the dominating start of Calvin LeBrun (2014, Sunnyslope HS, AZ), a Gonzaga commit, who threw 5 no-hit innings allowing only 1 walk and striking out 12 and posting an incredible 72.6% strike rate.  LeBrun was around the plate with all of his pitches and mostly used his fastball which sat in the 82-84/85 mph range and showed arm-side life. 

Jax Pokuta (2016, Cactus HS, AZ) went 2-4 with 1 double, 1 run scored, 2 RBI, 1 stolen base, and 1 walk to lead the way for the All Star offense.  Devin Young (2014, Notre Dame Preparatory HS, AZ) stayed inside the ball well and showed good extension going 2-4 with 1 triple and 1 run scored. Nathan Calles (2014, Mountain Ridge HS, AZ) displayed a good rotational swing going 1-2 with 1 double and 3 RBI for the All Stars. 

For the Cougars, Justin Calderon (2015, El Paso HS, TX) showed good velocity on his fastball as he threw between 74-78/84 mph. 


Highlanders Baseball Academy comes back to win

5/25/2014

Despite falling behind early in the game, the Highlanders Baseball Academy team never gave up, and eventually pulled out the 7-5 victory over the Gauchos Baseball Academy.

Highlanders' starter Tony Garcia (Rancho Cucamonga HS, Highland, CA, 2016) pitched the entire game, striking out 8 and allowing no earned runs (all 5 unearned). He also contributed at the plate, drawing two walks and scoring once. Issac Navarro (Citrus Valley HS, Highland, CA, 2016) came through as well for the Highlanders with a double and the 2-RBI single in the 5th inning that game them the lead for good. In total, Navarro finished with 4 RBIs.

On the other side, Chandler Roberts (Centennial HS, Peoria, AZ, 2015) had a great game for GBA, going 2-3 with a double, RBI, and run scored. Alec Oorin (Boulder Creek HS, Anthem, AZ, 2017) had the best outing on the mound for GBA, going two innings without letting up a hit and striking out two.

Viper Express explodes for a 15-0 win

5/25/2014

In a showcase of their offensive firepower, Viper Express collected 16 hits and 15 runs in their victory over ADP Baseball.

Starting for the Viper Express team was Xavier Carrasco (Peoria HS, Peoria, AZ, 2014) who pitched all 3 innings, allowing only 2 hits and no runs while striking out 5.

For ADP Baseball, Isaiah Ramirez (Bullard HS, Fresno, CA, 2015) and Tyler Biedermann (Central High East Campus, Fresno, CA) collected the only hits, both singles.

The best performances for the Viper Express came from Joseph Collura (Mountain Ridge HS, Glendale, AZ, 2014) and Jason Natoli (Mountain Ridge HS, Glendale, AZ, 2014), who both went 3-3 on the day. Natoli also collected a stolen base, 3 RBIs and scored a run. Collura scored 3 runs and knocked in 2 more. Jeremy Pool collected an RBI triple in his only at bat, and also scored twice.

Aggies Baseball cruises to 9-1 victory

5/25/2014

In a shortened 4 1/2 innings of baseball, the Aggies Baseball team took the 9-1 victory over opponent Fuego Baseball.

On the mound, lefty Bryce Johnson (Centennial HS, Glendale, AZ, 2014) came with his best stuff. In 5 innings of work, Johnson allowed only 2 hits and an unearned run while striking out 8 batters. His fastball registered up to 81 MPH, and mixed in a curveball that sat around 67 MPH.

Johnson also contributed at the plate, going 1-2 with a run scored. Alexander Bazua (San Luis HS, San Luis, AZ, 2015) collected two hits and an RBI on the day. Also having a good day for the Aggies was Jose Gutierrez (Kofa HS, Yuma, AZ, 2016) who went 2-2 with two runs scored and an RBI.

For Fuego Baseball, leadoff man Andrew Winkle (Sandra Day O`Connor HS, Phoenix, AZ, 2013) managed one of his team's two hits and scored the only run.

Offense rules as Cleats Pilots 18u wins 14-6

5/25/2014

Thanks to a healthy barrage of extra base hits, Cleats Pilots 18u defeated the Angels Scout Team Navy 14-6.

While Cleats Pilots had a number of top performers, Austin Shumaker (Chandler HS, Chandler, AZ, 2015) stood above them all as he contributed at the plate and on the mound. At the plate Shumaker went 2-3 with a triple, walk, stolen base, 2 runs scored, and 4 RBIs. When he came out in relief in the 5th inning, he faced the minimum 6 batters in his 2 innings, striking out two in the process.

For the Angels Scout Team Navy, they had production from both the top and the bottom of the lineup. Leadoff man Garrett Gillespie (Marana HS, Tucson, AZ, 2015) scored twice and recorded a stolen base, while the 9-hitter Taylor Underwood (Red Mountain HS, Mesa, AZ, 2015) collected a 2-RBI triple in the 4th inning.

Angels Scout Team Red victorious 7-1

5/25/2014

With commanding pitching and timely hitting, the Angels Scout Team Red were able to take down Team Nutty Buddy National 7-1.

Batting in the leadoff spot for the Angels Scout Team Red was Terrance Robertson (Valley Vista HS, El Mirage, AZ, 2015) who went 2-3, scoring twice and knocking in one of his team's runs. On the other side, Bayle Perez (Mesquite HS, Gilbert, AZ, 2015) collected two hits for Team Nutty Buddy National.

Starting for the Angels Scout Team Red was Cody Fisher (Greenway HS, Glendale, AZ, 2015) who came through with an excellent performance. With help from a 81 MPH fastball and some well-used breaking pitches, he limited Nutty Buddy to four hits in his 6 innings, striking out an impressive 11 batters. For Nutty Buddy, neither pitcher let up an earned run because of some fielding miscues. Bodey Delmar (Desert Ridge HS, Mesa, AZ, 2016) only allowed a single hit in his three innings of work.

Warriors Baseball Academy rebounds for 5-3 win

5/25/2014

Despite falling behind early twice, only hours after suffering a tough loss, the Warriors Baseball Academy rallied to win 5-3 over the upstart El Paso Mavericks.

El Paso's early 3-1 lead came thanks to a 2-run Jake Holguin (Franklin HS, El Paso, TX, 2015) triple, which he unsuccessfully tried to stretch into a inside-the-park home run. Robert Parea (Cathedral HS, El Paso, TX, 2015) scored the other run for the Mavericks.

On the mound, both starters came out firing. For El Paso, Kyle Bosworth (Coronado HS, El Paso, TX, 2015) hit 84 MPH on the radar gun, helping him strike out 9 batters in his 4 1/3 innings of work. Opposing him was Warriors' Austin Worrell (Northwest Christian HS, Phoenix, AZ, 2016) who hit 83 MPH, surrendering only 2 hits in his 5 innings of pitching.

For the Warriors, Kylar Reirdon (Sunrise Mountain HS, Peoria, AZ, 2016) reached base all three times he came up (2 singles and a walk), scoring twice, knocking one in, and recording two stolen bases. Easton Hunt (Northwest Christian HS, Peoria, AZ, 2016) came through with two singles of his own, converting one into an RBI.

ABD Bulldogs win pitching duel 3-0

5/25/2014

In a showcase of great pitching by both clubs, the ABD Bulldogs were able to scrap together 3 runs to shutout Team Dinger 3-0. 
Team Dinger sent pitchers Alex Gilpin (Sunrise Mountain HS, Peoria, AZ, 2015) and Hunter Townsend (Pinnacle HS, Phoenix, AZ, 2015) out to face the Bulldogs and both pitched very well despite taking the loss. Townsend, the starter, recorded four strikeouts in hit four innings of work. For the ABD Bulldogs, starter Jake Lewis (Hart HS, Valencia, CA, 2016) recorded the win, allowing only two hits in his four shutout innings. Xzavian Gonzales (Jurupa Valley HS, Riverside, CA, 2017) relieved Lewis for the final three innings, and didn't allow a single hit. 
At the plate, Lewis was also the standout, recording the only extra base hit of the game for either team (triple), going 2-3 with a run scored.

All Star Baseball Academy takes it 6-3

5/25/2014

The All Star Baseball Academy 17U team finally let up its first runs the the Memorial Day Classic Tournament, but still managed to hold off Arizona RBI for a 6-3 victory.
All Star Baseball Academy's starting pitcher Jacob Rivers (Willow Canyon HS, Surprise, AZ, 2015) let up two unearned runs in the first inning of the game, but that didn't faze him, as he finished four innings, and did not allow another opponent to cross the plate. Kyle Blunda (Thunderbird HS, Phoenix, AZ, 2015) recorded the long 3-inning save, allowing only one hit and one run. Blunda reached 83 MPH on the gun with his fastball and 68 MPH with the curveball. For Arizona RBI, Grant Smith (Millinium HS, Litchfield, AZ, 2015) showed a great deal of potential, flashing an aggressive fastball that reached up to 85 MPH. The 6'5" Smith struck out 5 batters in his 3 innings of work.
At the plate, Arturo Corronado (Buckeye Union HS, Buckeye, AZ, 2014) had a great day for Arizona RBI, recording two singles and two RBIs in his three trips to the plate. All Star Baseball Academy's Sean Schoffstall (Liberty HS, Phoenix, AZ, 2015) displayed an excellent all-around game, recording two walks, a triple, a stolen base, an RBI, and two runs scored. Tommy McCarthy (Mingus Union HS, Camp Verde, AZ, 2015) did exactly what he was supposed to do out of the leadoff spot, going 2-3 with a walk and two stolen bases.

Arizona DBacks Elite Scout Team wins again

5/25/2014

Thanks to quality baseball on both sides of the ball, the Arizona Diamondbacks Elite Scout Team finished pool play with a 7-1 victory over the Tucson Bobcats.
It is no wonder that the DBacks Elite Scout Team was so dominant, as they threw out four different pitchers who all hit at least 84 MPH on the gun, with Andrew Shaps (Chaparral HS, Paradise Valley, AZ, 2014), a commit of Arizona State, and Chase Beal (Queen Creek HS, Queen Creek, AZ, 2014), a New Mexico recruit, each hitting 89 MPH. Garvin Alston Jr. (Mountain Pointe HS, Phoenix, AZ, 2015), a Arizona commit, and Josh Andrews (Queen Creek HS, Queen Creek, AZ, 2015), the other two pitchers for the DBacks Elite Scout Team, both threw a scoreless, 1-2-3 inning.
Cody Carpenter (Cienega HS, Tucson, AZ, 2015) stood out for the Bobcats, collecting a single in his only official at bat, scoring a run, and swiping two bases.
Ian Raidy (Desert Ridge HS, Mesa, AZ, 2016) showed off his chops at the plate by hitting an RBI double, scoring twice, and stealing a base. Also having a nice day was AJ Graffanino (Northwest Christian HS, Peoria, AZ, 2015), a recruit of Washington, who hit two singles and drew a walk, good enough to score once and plate two others.

Offense rules as Arizona Baseball Club wins

5/25/2014

Offense took front stage in this match up between the Arizona Baseball Club and the Highlanders Baseball Academy.
From the leadoff spot for Arizona, Ryan McCord (Highland HS, Gilbert, AZ, 2014) had an excellent day, going 2-4 with two runs scored and a stolen base. The 3/4 combination of Alejo Lopez (Greenway HS, Glendale, AZ, 2015), an Arizona recruit, and Jake Brown (Highland HS, Mesa, AZ, 2014) did their expected mashing, going a combined 6 for 8 with 3 runs batted in and 3 runs scored. Brown also collected the only triple of the game.
For the Highlanders, Cesar Sandoval (Rancho Cucamonga HS, Fontana, CA, 2015) had a standout day, collecting a double and knocking in three of his team's four runs.
While the offenses were the talk of the day, there were still a few notable pitching performances. Highlanders' Adrian Russo (Beaumont HS, Cherry Valley, CA, 2016) managed to shutout his opponents for the 2 innings he was in, striking out one batter in the process. For the opposition, LJ MacDonald (Queensland, AUS, 2016) collected the win by not giving up any hits or walks in his two innings, only allowing an unearned run to cross. The 6'4" Australian pitcher featured a fastball that registered up to 87 MPH, mixing in an occasional 67 MPH curve and 72 MPH change. Aiden McIntyre (Apache Junction HS, Apache Junction, AZ, 2014) also shut down the opposition, facing the minimum number of batters in his two innings, striking out one.

Mckee's 3 RBI key in win

5/25/2014

Team NuttyBuddy Select defeated the Viper Express by a score of 5-1 thanks in part to 5 runs scored in the 4th and 5th innings.  Brendan McKee (2015, Desert Vista HS, AZ) went 2-3 with 3 RBI on the day to lead the NuttyBuddy offense. 

Ryan Berry (2015, Desert Vista HS, AZ) also had a nice day at the plate as he stayed inside the ball well and consistently made hard contact going 2-2 with 2 doubles and 2 runs scored.  Nick Gurevitz (2014, Mesquite HS, AZ) also helped out the offense going 2-4 with 2 runs scored on the day. 

NuttyBuddy winning pitcher and starter, James Kyle Kleissle (2014, Apollo HS, AZ), kept hitters off balance in his 2 scoreless innings, frequently changing speeds and showing a long, loose arm action on his 77-79/80 mph fastball.  Kurtis Konche (2014, Chandler HS, AZ) came in to the game in relief and threw 2 scoreless innings while striking out 3 displaying the ability to elevate his 82-84/85 mph fastball. 

For the Express, Paco Lopez (2016, Peoria HS, AZ) showed gap power and a sound hitting approach going 1-1 with 1 triple, 1 run scored and a walk on the day.  

Quiggle sparks Thunder offense in win

5/25/2014

The Canyon Thunder defeated the Central Cal Baseball Academy 3-1 behind a 2 run 5th inning.  Thunder leadoff hitter, Kona Quiggle (2016, Green Way HS, AZ), went 2-3 with 1 double, 1 RBI, and 1 stolen base on the day.

Thunder starting pitcher, Vince Palermo (2015, Highland HS, AZ), earned the win going 3 innings allowing 1 earned run on 6 hits while striking out 3.  Palermo threw mainly fastballs that sat in the 77-79/80 mph range.  Arizona Western College commit, Austin Maltby (2015, Highland HS, AZ), came out of the bullpen to throw 3 perfect innings and registering 2 strikeouts featuring a 77-82/87 mph fastball.  Maltby also was impressive at the plate going 2-2 with 1 run scored. 

Central Cal starter, Josh Montelongo (2013, Sanger HS, CA), threw all 6 innings while taking the loss.  He did manage to strike out 8 using a cutting fastball that sat between 77-81/85 mph fastball and showed good command of his low 70's curveball. 

Joseph Briones (2015 Hanford West, CA) did his part for the offense going 1-3 with 1 stolen base. 


Offense key in Aggies' win

5/25/2014

Aggies Baseball defeated the Prospects 18u team by a final score of 9-4 on Sunday.  Matthew Valdez (2013, Kofa HS, CA) lead the way for the Aggies as he went 2-3 with 2 doubles, 3 runs scored, 2 RBI an 1 walk in the victory.  Valdez also made a relief appearance on the mound flashing a 81-84/85 mph fastball in his 2 innings. 

Josh Morales (2014, Kofa HS, CA) continued the hot hitting by the Aggies as he went 3-4 with 1 run scored and 2 RBI.  Irving Lopez (2013, Gila Ridge HS, CA) also had a good day going 2-3 with 2 runs scored, 2 RBI and 1 walk.

The winning pitcher for the Aggies was starter, and New Mexico commit, Luis Gamez (2014, Cienega HS, AZ), who showed big time arm strength with his fastball which sat between 83-90/92 mph. 

For the Prospects, Justin Thraen (2014, Verrado HS, AZ) went 2-3 with 2 RBI on the day and Hector Villegas (2014, Shadow Ridge HS, AZ) went 1-3 with 1 double and 1 run scored.   

Mee steals the show for Wolfpack

5/25/2014

Wolfpack Baseball defeated the White Rock Tritons 11-4 in Sunday afternoon's action. Travis Mee (2015, Desert Mountain, AZ) lead the way for the Wolfpack showing a short, compact swing in his 3-3 performance with 2 runs scored, 1 RBI and 3 stolen bases. 

Jeff Chandler (2015, Desert Mountain, AZ) showed good bat speed and good extension as he went 2-4 with 2 triples, 2 runs scored and 2 RBI.  David Tschetter (2015, Desert Mountain, AZ) kept the good times going at the plate for the Wolfpack as he stayed inside the ball well with good bat speed going 2-4 with 1 run scored and 2 RBI. 

Nathan Salazar (2015, Desert Mountain, AZ) picked up the win for the Wolfpack going 4 2/3 innings and maintaining an online delivery on his 71-74/76 mph fastball. 

For the Tritons, Allan Hogg (2016, Earl Marriot, BC) showed a short, compact swing as he went 2-3 with 1 triple and 1 run scored in the game.  Tom Melenchuk (2015, Earl Marriot, BC) displayed light-tower power potential and a fluid stroke as he went 1-2 with a homerun, 2 runs scored, 1 RBI and 1 walk. 

Mee steals the show for Wolfpack

5/25/2014

Wolfpack Baseball defeated the White Rock Tritons 11-4 in Sunday afternoon's action. Travis Mee (2015, Desert Mountain, AZ) lead the way for the Wolfpack showing a short, compact swing in his 3-3 performance with 2 runs scored, 1 RBI and 3 stolen bases. 

Jeff Chandler (2015, Desert Mountain, AZ) showed good bat speed and good extension as he went 2-4 with 2 triples, 2 runs scored and 2 RBI.  David Tschetter (2015, Desert Mountain, AZ) kept the good times going at the plate for the Wolfpack as he stayed inside the ball well with good bat speed going 2-4 with 1 run scored and 2 RBI. 

Nathan Salazar (2015, Desert Mountain, AZ) picked up the win for the Wolfpack going 4 2/3 innings and maintaining an online delivery on his 71-74/76 mph fastball. 

For the Tritons, Allan Hogg (2016, Earl Marriot, BC) showed a short, compact swing as he went 2-3 with triple and 1 run scored in the game.  Tom Melenchuk (2015, Earl Marriot, BC) displayed light-tower power potential and a fluid stroke as he went 1-2 with a homerun, 2 runs scored, 1 RBI and 1 walk. 

Mighells' bat and arm key in W

5/25/2014

Cardinals Baseball USA won over the Warriors Baseball Academy using their 8 run second inning to prevail.  Charles Mighells (2015, Millennium HS, AZ) showed well at both the plate and on the hill today for the Cardinals using a line drive approach going 1-4 with 1 run scored, 2 RBI, and 1 stolen base.  Mighells also picked up the win tossing 4 2/3 innings allowing 2 runs on 6 hits and 2 walks while striking out 3.  He changed speeds on hitters frequently mixing in a 73-79/80 mph fastball and a high 60's curveball.   

Robert "Logan" Woodward (2015, Pinnacle HS, AZ) had a productive day at the plate for the Cardinals going 1-4 with 1 double and 2 RBI.  Chris Rine (2015, Pinnacle HS, AZ) went 2-3 with 1 run scored showing quick bat speed and a line drive approach at the plate. 

For the Warriors, Jake Huey (2016, Northwest Christian HS, AZ) went 4-4 with 1 double, 1 run scored and 2 RBI to do his part for their offense.  Matthew Mendibles (2016, Prescott HS, AZ) also had a nice day going 2-4 with 1 triple, 2 runs scored and 1 RBI. 

Bats push Dbacks past Cougars

5/25/2014

The Dbacks Academy defeated the El Paso Cougars 12-4 large in part to their 9 run 1st inning. 

The Dbacks' offense was lead by several players including: Nicholas Grossman (2016, Saguaro HS, AZ), Brandon Pollock (2015, Campo Verde HS, AZ) and JJ Hessel (2016, Brophy College Preparatory HS, AZ).  Grossman's lead the way for the Dbacks going 2-3 with 1 triple, 2 runs scored, and 2 RBI.  Pollock went 1-2 with 1 double, 1 run scored, 1 RBI and 1 walk on the day.  Hessel added in a 2-2 day including 1 double, 1 run scored and 2 RBI. 

The Dbacks received strong relief performances from  Zachary Meyer (2016, Gilbert HS, AZ) who worked a scoreless 7th and struck out the side as he featured a strong 79-84 mph fastball. 

For the Cougars, Victor Esteves (2015, El Paso HS, TX) did his part for the offense going 2-2 with 1 double, 1 run scored, and 1 RBI.  John Brady (2015, Franklin HS, TX) also had a good day at the plate going 2-3. 

Guaragna's bat helps Wildfire to W

5/25/2014

The AZ Wildfire Black defeated the Angels Scout Team Black 4-3 behind the bat of Nicholas Guaragna (2015, Chaparral HS, AZ).  Guaragna went 3-4 with 1 double, 1 run scored, and 1 stolen base in route to helping his team get the win.

Graham Greenbeck (2015, Chaparral HS, AZ) also put together a nice day at the plate going 2-3 with 1 RBI.

Dylan Helgeson (2014, Aaec Paradise Valley HS, AZ) was the winning pitcher for the Wildfire as he went 2 scoreless innings of relief allowing only 1 hit and 1 walk while striking out 1.  Helgeson worked his fastball between 69-78/79 in his outing. 

For the Angels, Jorge Hidalgo (2014, Bourgade Catholic HS, AZ) put together a fine offensive day going 1-2 with 1 double and 2 RBI.  James Harrington (2014, Mesquite HS, AZ), a New Mexico commit, also had a good day going 2-3 with 1 run scored. 

McCord sparks Arizona's offense

5/25/2014

The Arizona Baseball Club defeated the AZ Pro 2015 team 8-0.  Arizona's leadoff hitter, Ryan McCord (2014, Highland HS, AZ) who went 2-4 with 2 runs scored to spark their offense.  

Also having a nice day for Arizona was Aaron Whitefield (2016, Australia) and Brendan Rush (2015, Camp Verde HS, AZ).  Whitefield went 2-3 at the plate with 1 RBI while Rush added a 1-3 performance that included 1 double and 1 RBI. 

Arizona starter, and winning pitcher, Marshall Shill (2014, Mingus Union HS, AZ), threw 5 shutout innings allowing 4 hits and 2 walks while striking out 5.  Shill threw mostly fastballs that sat in the 79-82/83 range throughout his start. 

For the Pro's, William Price (2015, Hamilton HS, AZ) went 1-1 at the plate with 1 double and 1 walk on the day. 


Vela's pitches Easton to win

5/25/2014

CBA Team Easton defeated the Yuma Beast in a pitchers duel 1-0 on Sunday.  Easton starter, Jeff Vela (2015, Falcon HS, CO), tossed all 7 innings allowing only 4 hits while striking out 6.  Vela worked his fastball between 81-82 mph in his outing.

For Easton's offense, leadoff hitter, Evan Finley (2016, Peyton HS, CO) went 2-3 with 1 double and the lone run scored for the team.  Fernando Hernandez (2015, Sand Creek HS, CO) also had a nice day at the plate as he went 2-2 with 1 double. 

The starter for the Beast, Jose Miranda (2015, Yuma Catholic HS, AZ), went 4 strong innings only allowing 1 unearned run on 4 hits and 1 walk while striking out 6. 

Offensively, Martin Mendez (2015, Cibola HS, AZ) had a productive day at the plate going 2-2 for the Beast's offense.  


Fuego out do the GBA

5/25/2014

Fuego Baseball take down the GBA Red with 7-4 victory decision. Andrew Winkle was perfect at the plate today going 2-2 with a two sinlge for the day. Noe Malanche was perfect for the day by going 1-1 with a single in the third. Fuego was pretty good with hitting today by hitting the ball in place and scoring when needed to.

Pitching for the team today was pretty fine. T Pina for the Fuego Baseball pitched a soild five innings, while giving up five hits, four runs, three walks, and striking out three. Jake Sandoval for the GBA Red pitched pretty average today for three innings. Sandoval gave up three hits, three runs, five walks, and striking out four for the day. Hitting today was a big part of the game.

Caleb Brown leads way for AZ Wildfire Red

5/25/2014

AZ Wildfire Red started off by scoring runs in each of the first four innings and then followed that with five runs in the 7th to put the game away.  AZ Wildfire Red dropped Performance Plus Pirates 12-2.

Caleb Brown (2015, Coolidge, AZ) put on an offensive display batting 3-3 with a HR and one double.  He finished with 3 RBIs and one run scored.  Wyatt Fortney (2016, Saguaro, AZ) and Cort Olson (2015, Cactus Shadows, AZ) each drove in two runs.  Fortney also started on the mound and struck out 5 in three innings of work.  Ben Reiners (2016, Cactus Shadows, AZ) and Walker Boyd (2016, Scottsdale Christian Academy, AZ) both crossed home plate twice. 

Michael Goodrich (2016, Basha, AZ) doubled and finished 3-4 at the plate in the loss for the Pirates. Goodrich drove in one run.  Carlos Rascon (2014, Red Mountain, AZ) was responsible for the second run driven in. Issac Davis (2014, Casa Grande Union, AZ) also doubled once and finished the game 2-2 with one run scored.  

Cardinals Baseball downs Mavericks 10-0

5/25/2014

Cardinals Baseball USA scored in four of the five innings as they coasted to a 10-0 win over the El Paso Mavericks.

Oliver Henninger (2014, St. Mary's, AZ) tossed a complete game for Cardinals Baseball USA.  He gave up three hits, no runs, and struck out four. 

Charles Mighells (2015, Millennium, AZ), Ethan Hyman (2015, Pinnacle, AZ), Logan Morgan (2015, Payson, AZ), and Kaleb Irwin (2015, Liberty, AZ) all recorded an RBI in the win. Chase Rine (2015, Pinnacle, AZ) and Tyler Gates (2015, Deer Valley, AZ) each scored twice.

Hot Start propels Prowlers to big Win

5/25/2014

The AZ Prowlers scored seven runs in the first two innings and put four more runs on the board in the bottom of the 4th inning to beat CBA Team Easton 11-2. 

The Prowlers used 14 hits to score their 11 runs.  Rudy Karre (2015, Liberty, AZ), Tyler Wyatt (2015, Liberty, AZ), and Ryan Nelson (2015, Pinnacle, AZ) all paved the way on offense.  Each finished the game 3-3 at the plate.  Karre doubled, tripled, drove in 2 runs and also scored three times.  He also tossed the first three innings.  His arm worked well, he attacked hitters, and displayed sound mechanics while striking out 3. Wyatt also doubled and tripled as well as recorded 3 RBIs.  Nelson finished with one run scored.  Justin Revels (2015, Mountain Ridge, AZ) batted 2-3 with a double and 2 RBIs.

Jack Brennan (2016, Doherty, CO) and Gabriel Jacobo (2015, Doherty, CO) each doubled once and combined for the two runs driven in for CBA Team Easton. 

Pitching & Offense Fuel Big Win

5/25/2014

Angels Scout Team Black used a dominate offensive performance as well as a complete game effort on the mound from Chase Merriman (2014, Gilbert, AZ) to get a 9-1 victory over ABD Bulldogs.  Merriman allowed one run on five hits while striking out 9.  His fastball ranged in the low 80s and topped out at 84mph.  He also registered one RBI.

Chris Smith (2014, Gilbert, AZ) led the way on offense batting 3-4 with two runs scored.  Kobie Foppe, Marco Rivera Rios (2014, Puerto Rico Baseball Academy/HS, AZ) and Jorge Hidalgo (2014, Bourgade Catholic, AZ) each recorded two hits in the win.  Marco also was responsible for two runs batted in. 

Sam Neufeld (2015, Xavier College Preparatory, CA) drove in the lone run for the Bulldogs.  Jake Lewis (2016, Hart, CA) went 2-2 with a triple.  Kyle Isbel (2015, Etiwanda, CA) also finished 2-2 and had one double while also scoring the lone run. 

AZ Athletics 17U blank Gauchos Baseball

5/25/2014

AZ Athletics 17U used scoring in three of seven innings to down Gauchos Baseball Academy - GBA 4-0.

Gabe Hamilton (2015, Chaparral, AZ) tripled and scored a run for the AZ Athletics 17U.  Austin Thomason (2015, Sunrise Mountain, AZ) and Luis Mendoza (2015, Sunrise Mountain, AZ) each doubled once in the win. Thomason also recorded 1 RBI while Hunter Lessard (2016, Sunrise Mountain, AZ) and Devin Foyle (2015, Fountain Hills, AZ) both registered an RBI as well. 

AZ Athletics pitching struck out 10 batters and allowed just three hits and one walk in the game. 

GBA Black survives.

5/25/2014

GBA Black team survives after Arizona RBI rally in the last inning, escaping with a victory 3-2. For the GBA everything was going right for the hitters in the beginning. Seth Hanner, Jonah Hurst, and Tyler Hajjar all had a good day at the plate. Hanner went 1-3 and scored one run. Hurst went 1-2 and scored one run. Hajjar went 1-2 also and scored one run. For the Arizona RBI team as hitters they were very close from winning this after starting slow. Jalen Cook, Dominic Ruelas, and Leonard Walker were all pretty hot for the day. Cook going 1-2 and scored one run. Ruelas going 1-2 and having one RBI. Also Walker going 1-3 for the day.

The pitchers today were pretty solid. Nick Zappala had good mound presence and like to attack his hitters for six solid innings. He also allowed two earned runs, five hits, one walk, and striking out five for the day. Nick's range on his fastball today was 78-82 mph. For the other team, Carlos Baldenegro was on the losing today. Baldenegro lasted six innings, walked one, allowed three runs and striking out two.

Gauchos Baseball Red Pitches to Victory

5/25/2014

In a pitchers' dual Sunday morning at the 18U WWBA West Memorial Day Classic, Gauchos Baseball Academy Red beat AZ Athletics 18U thanks to the pitching of lefty Devyn Fowler (2014, Desert Edge, AZ).

Fowler, a Glendale CC recruit, went the complete 7 innings of the mound while recording 10 strikeouts and only giving up 2 hits on zero earned runs. He displayed good movement on his fastball while effectively mixing sliders and curveballs. 

Nick McAdams (2016, Centennial HS, AZ) produced for the Gauchos offense as he recorded a double and scored a run. 

Nick Wojtysiak (2014, Fountain Hills HS, AZ), another LHP and Pepperdine commit, was impressive on the mound for AZ Atheltics 18U but was handed the loss. Wojtysiak went 4.1 innings as he recorded 6 K's on zero earned runs. The lefty threw mostly fastballs around 80-84 and even touched the upper 80's on occasion while showing good command. 

Canyon Thunder Offense Powers to Victory

5/25/2014

The Canyon Thunder offense powered a 9-1 victory against Scottsdale Fire 18U on Sunday morning of the 18U WWBA West Memorial Day Classic. 

The Thunder offense was led by Erik Hildebrant (2015, Campo Verde HS, AZ) who went 1-2 with 2 RBI and 2 runs scored. Austin Maltby (2014, Highland HS, AZ), an Arizona Western College recruit, also helped the cause with a big 3-run triple in the third. 

The winning pitcher for the Thunder was Tyler Daugherty (2014, Corona Del Sol HS, AZ), a Scottsdale CC commit, who went 4 innings while giving up just three hits on 4 K's and zero earned runs. Daugherty impressively displayed a fastball at 83-86 while mixing in a handful of curveballs and changeups. 

Alex Segal (2016, Chaparrel HS, AZ) led the way for the Fire offense as he went 1-2 while scoring their lone run. 

GBA takes victory late.

5/24/2014

GBA defeats the Scottsdale Fire 18u in a late victory by late double to win 3-2. GBA won the game because of a strong six inning off an RBI double by Matthew McDonald (Greenway, Phoenix, AZ 2016) sending home Caleb Stull. It was good day for Matthew McDonald at the plate. McDonald went 2-3, drove in one in one run and also scored one run himself. Mike Spizzirri (Chaparral, Scottsdale, AZ 2016) for the Scottsdale team was hot for team. Spizzirri went 1-2 and scored one run for the night.

GBA ace had a solid performance tonight, Anthony Caporrimo (Verrado, Litchfield Park, AZ 2016) had eight strikeout, allowing one earned run on four hits and four walks over six innings. Scottsdale middle reliever Jake Mayer-Peck (Chaparral, Scottsdale, AZ 2016) was guy on the mound tonight coming in for four innings worth while giving up five hits, two runs, two walks, and four strikeouts. Both pitchers were solid today on the mound. Strong performance by both tonight.

El Paso wins in a back and forth Match

5/24/2014

El Paso Mavericks tops the Cleats Pilots in a back and forth match 6-3. Jared McDonald help the Mavericks by getting a total of three hits for the night. Austin France help Cleats in the beginning of the game by hitting a double to take a 1-0 lead.

Jake Holgium was the ace tonight for the Mavericks. Allowing just three runs over seven innings, struck out seven and and gave up seven hits. Zack Novotny pitched only five innings of mound work. Novotny walked five, struck out three, and allowed three runs. Both pitchers look good on the mound tonight with pure confidence.

Dbacks Cruise past the Wildfire

5/24/2014

Dbacks Academy flies past AZ Wildfire tonight in 10-4 victory. Dbacks scored three runs in the seventh inning to help seal the deal. Cole Ruter was perfect at the plate tonight by going 4-4. Caleb Brown for the AZ Wildfire Red had a solid of hitting by racking up three RBIs on two hits.

Justin Blair put together a good night of work for his team while holding the Wildfire team over two innings, allowed no earned runs, no walks, and struck out three. Austin Wendt was the man on the mound tonight for Dbacks. Wendt allowed two runs over three innings, struck out four and gave up three hits.

Arizona Club wins on fourth inning blowout

5/24/2014

Arizona Baseball Club got the job done by the beating GBA in 8-1 victory because five runs in the fourth inning help them rally back and win. Aaron Whitefield was the hot hitter tonight for Arizona Baseball Club team racking two RBIs on two hits. Andres Wright was the hot hitter for GBA with going 1-3 and scoring a run.

Pitching for Arizona Baseball Club team was outstanding tonight with ace Blaze Bohall striking out ten batters, allowed one earned run, two hits, and one walk over five innings in the mound. Bohall average on his fastball tonight was 83-86 mph. For GBA, Carter Allen took the loss and pitched solid while giving up six runs, walked none, and three strikeouts. Allen average on his fastball tonight was 73-85 mph.

Prospects put up 14 runs to win.

5/24/2014

Prospects 18u put up a lot of runs quick to defeat Fuego Baseball in six innings. Johnny Bryce for the Prospects was really strong tonight while racking up two RBI's on two hits. Fuego hitter T Pina was perfect at the plate by going 2-2 with a two singles.

Again Johnny Bryce was the key of the game not just by hitting also pitching. Bryce handle the other team with ease while racking up six strikeouts and only allowing one earned run on three hits. Pitching for the other team tonight was alright. Luis Martinez pitched three innings worth while giving up seven hits, six runs, two walks, and two strikeouts.

Team Nutty Buddy takes victory.

5/24/2014

Team Nutty Buddy Select takes victory from a late single to help win 7-4 over the Tucson Bobcats. Bryan Chapin really help his team out tonight by getting hits in each of his at bats. He double and single for the night. Also Cook had two hits for night and two RBI's. Matthew Coyle and Tristan Peterson had a good night for the Tuscon Bobcats. Both racking up 3 hits each and 2 runs.

Pitching was solid for both teams today as George Valenzuela for Team Nutty Buddy pitched three innings worth while giving up two hits, and racking up five strikeouts. Matthew Burr for the opposing team did a pretty good job as well. Burr pitched about four innings while giving up five hits, four runs, four walks, and racking up four strikeouts.

All Star Offense very strong today

5/24/2014

All Star Baseball Academy defeat the White Rock Tritons 8-0 victory with a big offense today. All Star hitters were hot today by getting ten hits for the night. Sean Scheffstall (Liberty, Phoenix, AZ 2015) was hot today at the plate. Scheffstall ended up going 2-3 drove in one run and scored two runs. For the Tritons, as team there was one hit for the night. Liam Rihela (Earl Marriott, Surrey, BC 2014) had the only hit for the Tritons.

Pitching was solid for the All Star Academy, Zachary Leod (Greenway, Phoenix, AZ 2015) recorded four innings with out hits, allowed no earned runs, walked two, and six strikeouts. Also his range on his fastball was 84-87 mph. Pitching for the other team was the opposite in a lot of ways. Zach Capagne (White Rock, Surrey, BC 2014) pitched 4 innings worth for the night racking up five strikeouts. Also giving up eights hits and six runs.

Prospects win over Gauchos

5/24/2014

The Prospects 18u defeated the Gauchos Baseball Academy Red 8-4 in group F play.

Jacob Muehlich (2014, Cactus Shadows HS, AZ) lead the way for the prospects going 2-3 with 2 RBI and 1 walk.  Arizona State commit, Blake Perkins (2015, Verrado HS, AZ) also had a nice day at the plate as he went 2-3 with 2 runs scored, 2 stolen bases and 1 walk. 

Jozef Montes (2014, Verrado HS, AZ) started and won the game for the Prospects as he went 3 innings with his fastball sitting between 74-81/82 mph.  .  

For the Gauchos, Daniel Carrizosa (2017, Boulder Creek HS, AZ) went 1-2 with 1 run scored and 1 walk for their offense. 

Gauchos starter, Joseph Rankin (2015, Sandra Day O'Connor HS, AZ), showed impressive arm strength on his fastball which touched 85 mph. 

Boehler's blast helps Beast to victory

5/24/2014

Yuma Beast survived a late comeback and defeated the Angels Scout Team Red 9-7.  Zachery Boehler (2014, Yuma Catholic HS, AZ) went 2-2 with a grand slam, 1 run scored and 4 RBI.  Boehler stayed inside the ball well and showed good bat speed and extension at the plate. 

Roger Varela (2015, Cibola HS, AZ) showed a short, compact swing, going 3-4 with 2 runs scored and 1 RBI for the Beast.  Jose Miranda (2015, Yuma Catholic HS, AZ) displayed a good eye and quick bat speed as he went 2-3 with 1 RBI, 1 run scored, and 1 walk. 

Michael Aivazian (2016, Cibola HS, AZ) earned the win for the Beast showing a quick arm on his 72-76/79 mph fastball during his 3 innings of work. 

For the Angels,  leadoff hitter, Terrance Robertson (2015, Valley Vista HS, AZ) showed good bat speed and lift in his swing going 2-4 with 1 triple and 2 runs scored.  Joel Velarde (2014, Valley Vista HS, AZ) demonstrated solid bat speed and extension going 1-2 with 2 RBI. 

Bell pushes Pro past Athletics

5/24/2014

AZ Pro 15 defeated the AZ Athletics 17u 2-1 behind the strong arm of winning pitcher, RJ Bell (2015, Chino Valley HS, AZ).  Bell tossed a strong 6 innings giving up 1 run on 7 hits and 2 walks while striking out 11.  He used an impressive 81-85/86 mph fastball and mixed in a 65-72/73 mph curveball.  Bell also had a nice day at the plate going 1-2 with 1 double and 1 RBI. 

Connor Dunn (2015, Seton Catholic HS, AZ) also put together a nice day at the plate going 1-2 with 1 double, 1 run scored and 1 RBI. 

For the Athletics, Mason Brion (2015, Sandra Day O'Connor HS, AZ) tossed 2 perfect innings in relief striking out 4 in the process.  Brion used a combination of a 78-81 mph fastball and a mid 60's curveball in his time on the mound. 

Wyatt Wilson (2015, Chandler HS, AZ) did his best to keep the Athletics in the game going 2-3 with 1 triple, 1 run scored, and 1 stolen base.  

Corronado pitches Arizona to win

5/24/2014

The Arizona RBI won against the White Rock Tritons in Saturday evening's game. Arizona starter, Arturo Corronado (2014, Buckeye Union HS, AZ) threw a complete 7 innings in the win, only allowing 1 run on 5 hits and 2 walks while striking out 6.  Corronado threw a 71-75/81 mph fastball in his outing mixing in several mid 60's curveballs. 

For the Arizona offense, leadoff hitter, Jalen Cook (2015, Millennium HS, AZ), went 2-3 with 1 run scored and 3 RBI. Xavier Terrazas (2014, Tolleson Union HS, AZ) added a 1-3 performance that included 1 double, 1 run scored and 1 RBI.  Dominic Ruelas (2016, Sierra Linda HS, AZ) also had a strong day at the plate, going 2-3 with 1 double, 1 run scored, and 3 RBI

For the Tritons, James Pavelick (2014, Earl Marriott, BC) went 2-4 at the plate while Liam Rihela (2014, Earl Marriott, BC) went 1-4 with 1 run scored and 1 RBI. 

Isbel leads Bulldogs to victory

5/24/2014

The ABD Bulldogs defeated the Tuscon Baseball Club 4-3 behind the strong offensive day from leadoff hitter, Kyle Isbel (2015, Etiwanda HS, CA).  Isbel went 2-3 with 1 double, 1 run scored and 2 RBI for the Bulldog's offense. 

Bulldog's starter, Ricky Conti (2015, Damien HS, CA), threw a 77-82/84 mph fastball to go along with several high 60's curveballs in his 6 strong innings yielding 3 runs on 4 hits while striking out 2 in route to earning the win.  Jake Lewis (2016, Hart HS, AZ) struck out the side in his lone inning using mainly his 77-81 mph fastball. 

For Tuscon, Jake Engle (2016, Ironwood Ridge HS, AZ) went 1-3 with 1 double and 1 run scored for their offense. 

The Tuscon starter, Anthony Castro (2016, Independence HS, AZ), showed good arm strength on his fastball showing it at 82-84/86 mph.  Jesus Bracamontes (2015, Sunnyside HS, AZ) showed well going 1 1/3 perfect innings with 1 strike out featuring a 77-82 mph fastball. 



Gauchos Baseball Academy - Black prevails, 2-0

5/24/2014

Only two pitchers appeared in Saturday's game between the Gauchos Baseball Academy - Black and Wolfpack Baseball. The Gauchos won the pitchers' duel 2-0 at the 2014 18U WWBA West Memorial Day Classic. Joey Bonkoski (2015, Sandra Day O`Connon HS) threw a complete game three-hitter for the Gauchos, walking two and striking out five. Brock Heffron (2015, Perry HS, AZ) went 1-for-3 with an RBI.

David Tschetter (2015, Desert Mountain HS, AZ) pitched for Wolfback Baseball and went six innings, allowing one earned run on four hits and one walk with six strikeouts. His fastball went 76-80 MPH. Adam McQueen (2015, Desert Mountain HS, AZ) went 2-for-3 and David Evans (2015, Desert Mountain HS, AZ) went 1-for-3 with a double.

Late run lifts Angels Scout Team Black to 7-6 win

5/24/2014

Justin LaForce (2014, Gilbert HS, AZ) smoked an RBI triple in the top of the seventh inning to give the Angels Scout Team Black a decisive 7-6 lead over Team Dinger Saturday at the 2014 18U WWBA West Memorial Day Classic. LaForce went 1-for-3 with a run scored, a walk and the one RBI. He drove in Marco Rivera Rios (2014, Puerto Rico Baseball Academy/HS, AZ), who went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored.

Alex Goodman (2014, Gilbert HS, AZ) started for the Angels and got the win, giving up six runs (four earned) on four hits and four walks with five strikeouts over six innings. His fastball traveled 77-81 MPH.

Race fires no-hitter in AZ Athletics 18U's big win

5/24/2014

Anthony Race (2014, Thunderbird HS, AZ) fired a five-inning no-hitter for the AZ Athletics 18U in their 10-0 win over Aggies Baseball Saturday at the 2014 18U WWBA West Memorial Day Classic. Race walked three batters, hit one and struck out five in his dominant performance. He mostly threw fastballs, which traveled 81-83 MPH.

The Athletics gave Race plenty of run support, too. Cody Westcott (2014, Greenway HS, AZ) went 2-for-4 with two doubles, four RBIs and a stolen base. Yavapai College commit Degan Harte (2014, Sandra Day O`Connor HS, AZ) went 2-for-3 with a double, a triple, an RBI and three runs scored. Paul Bryniarski (2015, Fountain Hills HS, AZ) went 2-for-2 with an RBI, and Phoenix College commit Justin Wilde (2014, Thunderbird HS, AZ) added two RBIs and a run scored on a 1-for-3 performance at the plate.

ADB Bulldogs fend off AZ Wildfire Black, 6-5

5/24/2014

The ADB Bulldogs only compiled three hits but they scored six runs and withstood a late rally from AZ Wildfire Black to win 6-5 Saturday at the 2014 18U WWBA West Memorial Day Classic. Jacob Williams (2015, El Camino Real, CA) went 1-for-2 with a hit-by-pitch and two RBIs for the Bulldogs. Jon Escott (2016, Grover Cleveland HS, CA) pitched 6.2 innings in relief, giving up four runs (two earned) on four hits and two walks with six strikeouts. He threw his fastball 78-83 MPH.

AZ Wildfire's Jake Stehlik (2014, Paradise Valley HS, AZ) hit a two-run home run and drew a walk. Alex Friedl (2015, Seton Catholic HS, AZ) went 1-for-2 with a walk, a stolen base and two runs scored.

On the mound for AZ, Christopher Romero (2015, Casa Grande Union HS, AZ) started and went three innings, allowing one run (earned) on one hit, two walks and five strikeouts. His fastball traveled 78-80 MPH.

All Star Baseball Academy 18U cruises, 6-0

5/24/2014

The All Star Baseball Academy 18U crushed the Dbacks Academy 6-0 Saturday at the 2014 18U WWBA West Memorial Day Classic. Matt Atkinson (2014, Cactus Shadows HS, AZ) and Jack Peck (2014, Chaparral HS, AZ) delivered stellar pitching performances for the Basebally Academy. Atkinson started and went two innings, allowing one hit and one walk while striking out four. Peck, whose fastball traveled 80-84 MPH, pitched the final five frames, allowing one hit and three walks while striking out eight.

Paradise Valley Community commit Jake Alexander (2014, Mountain Pointe HS, AZ) went 2-for-2 with a sacrifice fly and a run scored for the Baseball Academy while Nathan Calles (2014, Mountain Ridge HS, AZ) went 1-for-2 with a double, an RBI, a run scored and a walk. Charles Venable III (2014, Mountain Ridge HS, AZ) also went 1-for-2 with an RBI and a walk.

Matt Schroer (2017, Arcadia HS, AZ) started on the mound for the Dbacks and pitched two innings, giving up two runs (none earned) on one hit and no walks with one strikeout. His fastball traveled 79-83 MPH.

Four-run fifth propels Performance Plus Pirates

5/24/2014

The Performance Plus Pirates scored four runs in the fifth inning Saturday to beat the El Paso Cougars 5-4 in six innings at the 2014 18U WWBA West Memorial Day Classic. Michael Goodrich (2016, Basha HS, AZ) put the Pirates on top with a three-run home run in the fifth. Goodrich went 2-for-3 with four RBIs in the game. Jason Clifford (2014, Desert Ridge HS, AZ) drove in the Pirates' other run and went 1-for-2 with a run scored.

Tyler Coats (2016, Red Mountain HS, AZ) started on the mound for the Pirates and went five innings, giving up four runs (two earned) on six hits and two walks while striking out four. Drew Willis () struck out all three batters he faced.

For the Cougars, Ruben Aguirre (2018, El Paso HS, TX) went 2-for-3 and two RBIs while Justin Claderon (2018, El Paso HS, TX) went 1-for-2 with a hit-by-pitch, two runs scored and a stolen base.

AZ Prowlers walk off in comeback 2-1 win

5/24/2014

Kyler Murphy (2015, Liberty HS, AZ) hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh to lift the AZ Prowlers to a come-from-behind 2-1 win over the Angels Scout Team Red Saturday at the 2014 18U WWBA West Memorial Day Classic. Murphy went 2-for-3 with the one RBI. Rudy Karre (2015, Liberty HS, AZ) scored the game-winning run after leading off the seventh with a walk. He scored both of the Prowlers' runs and hit a triple. He showed power potential and good extension, staying inside the ball well.

Jake Suddreth (2015, Mesquite HS, AZ) pitched six innings in relief for the Prowlers, giving up one run (earned) on four hits and one walk with seven strikeouts. His fastball traveled 80-83 MPH and both of his secondary pitches -- curveball and changeup -- were effective.

For the Angels, Toi Moyer (2015, Mountain View HS, AZ) went 2-for-3, staying inside the ball well. Allan Garcia (2015, Williams Field HS, AZ) showed good bat speed, a balanced swing and power potential. He went 1-for-3 with a triple and an RBI.

Terrance Robison (2015, Valley Vista HS, AZ) was the Angels' starting pitcher and displayed a good curveball and fastball, which travelled 78-83 MPH. He had a deceptive delivery, sound mechanics and loose arm action.


Team NuttyBuddy Select blows out ADP Baseball

5/24/2014

Team NuttyBuddy Select scored six runs in both the second and fourth innings to blow out ADP Baseball 13-3 in five innings Saturday at the 2014 18U WWBA West Memorial Day Classic. Nick Gurevitz (2014, Mesquite HS, AZ) went 2-for-3 with a home run, three RBIs, two runs scored and a walk. He also pitched two scoreless innings, giving up one hit and no walks behind a 78-81 MPH fastball.

Ian Cooper (2014, Corona Del Sol HS, AZ) went 3-for-3 with a double, a walk, two RBIs and three runs scored for NuttyBuddy. Phoenix College commit Miguel Rodriguez (2014, Raymond S. Kellis HS, AZ) also went 3-for-3 with a walk while scoring two runs. Ryan Berry (2014, Desert Vista HS, AZ) went 2-for-4 with two doubles, an RBI and a run scored while Bryan Chapin (2014, Coconino HS, AZ) went 2-for-4 with two RBIs.

Brant Chapin (2014, Coconino HS, AZ) started on the mound for NuttyBuddy and went three innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on two hits and two walks while striking out five, thanks in part to a 79-82 MPH fastball.

Big inning ensures win

5/24/2014

The Arizona Diamondbacks Elite Scout Team used a 6 run 2nd innings to ultimately prevail over the Viper Express 7-2. 3 Arizona Diamondbacks Elite Scout Team pitchers combined to allow only 2 earned runs and strike out 9 batters to provide the win.

AJ Graffanino (2015, Northwest Christian), a University of Washington commit, and Cole Valetta (2015, Mesquite) each provided 2 RBI and a hit.

Jeremy McCuin (2015, Perry), an Arizona State University commit, added 2 hits and 1 run of his own.

Xavier Carrasco (2014, Peoria) and Robert Redwood (2015, Cactus) provided the offensive spark for the Viper Express totaling 2 hits each.

Central Cal offense keys victory

5/24/2014

Central Cal Baseball Academy used a dominating pitching performance and timely hitting to secure a 9-0 win over the Gauchos Baseball Academy-White. Central Cal starter Kelby Grissom (2015, Chowchilla) was effective in his four innings of work striking out 6 hitters and earning the win.

Karl Crepsac, Jr. (2014, Coalinga) provided the offensive spark for Central Cal collecting 2 hits and adding a run scored and an RBI.

Emmet Flood (2016, Sunrise Mountain) connected on two hits in two tries for Gauchos Baseball.

7-run 5th the Dagger for Team Dinger

5/24/2014

Team Dinger took it to AZ Wildfire Black as they turned out a 13-hit, 13-run attack in route to a 13-3 victory. In the fifth inning, the hitting was contagious for Team Dinger as they strung together many good at-bats in a row.

The offensive leaders for Team Dinger were Westin McCord (2014, Kingman Academy Of Learning, AZ), Alex Gilpin (2015, Sunrise Mountain, AZ), and Jake Holmes (2017, Pinnacle, AZ). Leadoff guy McCord had an outstanding 3 for 3 day at the dish with one run scored, two stolen bases, one walk, and three batted in. Cleanup hitter Gilpin went 2 for 3 with two doubles, a walk, and two runs scored. Just like McCord, Holmes had a perfect day at the plate too, going 3 for 3 with a double, three stolen bases, two runs scored, and drove in a run.

Holmes did everything in this game as he also earned the win on the mound. Holmes pitched four innings of two-run ball, spreading out five hits and four walks. He struck out four Wildfire Black hitters.

For the AZ Wildfire Black's offense, Matthew Metz (2017, Notre Dame Preparatory, AZ) and Graham Greenbeck (2015, Chaparral, AZ) had notably games. Metz, the 3-hole hitter, had a RBI single in the bottom of the 2nd. Greenbeck went 1 for 2 with a walk, a run scored, and a run batted in.


Team Nutty Buddy Brings Out the Sticks

5/24/2014

Team Nutty Buddy National opened the game up with a four-run first inning and never looked back on their route to a 10-1 victory over CBA Team Easton.

Ben Rodenburg (2016, Cactus Shadows, AZ) and Austen Yungdahl (2015, Basha, AZ) had two RBIs a piece. Rodenburg was a perfect 2 for 2 with a double and run scored too. Yungdahl went 2 for 3 with a run scored as well. Another Nutty Buddy player Branden Dehority (2015, Mesquite, AZ)  had a perfect 3 for 3 day at the plate, scored two runs, and drove in two runs.

Winning pitcher Bayle Perez (2015, Mesquite, AZ) threw four innings of one-run ball. He gave up one hit, three walks, and struck out seven batters. Perez mixed in a curveball and slider to go with his fastball.

Team Easton's Craig Trujillo (2015, Coronado, CO) had their only hit and scored their run as well.

Offensive Outburst Takes Down Plus Pirates

5/24/2014

The All Star Baseball Academy 18U team jumped on the Performance Plus Pirates early as they had a four-run first and 4-run second inning to go on and win 10-0.

Devin Young (2014, Notre Dame Preparatory, AZ),  Paradise Valley CC commit Jake Alexander (2014, Mountain Pointe, AZ), and Nathan Calles (2014, Mountain Ridge, AZ) all had two RBIs for the All Star Baseball Academy. Brett Adams (2014, Saguaro, AZ), a Scottsdale CC recruit, had a perfect 3 for 3 day at the plate with two runs scored and a RBI of his own.

Nick Maservey (2014, Saguaro, AZ) was the winning pitcher in this game as pitched all five innings. He used his 79-84 mph fastball, 61-72 mph curveball, and 72-77 mph changeup to strike out ten Pirate hitters. His fastball topped out at 85 mph. He only allowed two base hits and two walks. 
 
Chase Brigham (2016, Hamilton, AZ) and Drew Willis (2016, Red Mountain, AZ) each had a base knock for the Plus Pirates.

Pappas' Sac Fly in 4th Just Enough for AZ Pro

5/24/2014

Marian University commit Mike Pappas (2014, Flagstaff, AZ) provided a crucial sacrifice fly in the top of the 4th inning scoring Tanner Fuhrmann (2014, Flagstaff, AZ) to give AZ Pro 2014 3-0 advantage. That run would be just enough as they went on to defeat Central Cal Baseball Academy 3-2.

Fuhrmann had a nice 2 for 3 day at the plate. His leadoff line drive double in the 4th served as the most the most important hit in the game.

AZ Pro 2014 winning pitcher Cole Buchda (2016, Sunnyslope, AZ) threw a complete seven innings, giving up two runs (one earned) on six hits. He did not walk a batter and struck out three.

Central Cal's starting pitcher Travis Jordan (2014, Liberty, CA) faced 25 batters over six innings of work. He gave up three runs (one earned) on four hits and three walks while striking out three.

In the bottom of the 7th, Elijah Ortiz (2014, Sasnger, CA) tripled in a Central Cal's second run of the game. After, he attempted a steal of home to tie up the game and fell short.

D'Backs Scout Team No-Hits ADP Baseball

5/24/2014

The Arizona Diamondbacks Elite Scout Team had an all-around great performance as two pitchers combined on a no-hitter. Additionally, the Diamondbacks scored ten runs to make it a shortened five inning game.

Conlan Myers (2015, Mountain View, AZ) and Jeremy Norris (2015, Basha, AZ) were the pitchers that threw the hitless innings. Myers threw the first two innings and the only mistakes were the two walks he gave up. Norris threw the last three innings for the Diamondbacks, striking out eight of the nine batters he faced. Norris sat 84-87 mph on his fastball and topped out at 88. 

Nine different Diamondbacks had hits in this game. Ian Raidy (2016, Desert Ridge, AZ) brought the score to 7-0 on his two-run line drive double to center in the bottom of the 2nd inning. Arizona State commit Jeremy McCuin (2015, Perry, AZ) had a 2 for 4 day at the plate as he scored three runs and hit a runner in too.


Navarro Shuts Down AZ Pro 2015 in 3-0 Battle

5/24/2014

With only three hits coming from each team, the Highlanders Baseball Academy got great pitching from their starter Isaac Navarro (2016, Citrus Valley, CA). The Highlanders pushed across three runs in the top of the seven to give Navarro the win he deserved.

Navarro, a left-handed pitcher, threw a 58-64 mph curveball to go along with his fastball that he heavily used. Navarro didn't give up a base on balls as he threw an impressive 71% of his pitches for strikes. He only gave up three hits and struck out nine hitters.

Zack Rodriquez (2014, Citrus Valley, CA) went 1 for 2 with a run scored and hit in the first, and winning, run of the game.

AZ Pro's starting pitcher Blake Camarena (2015, Red Mountain, AZ) threw 6 1/3 innings of two run ball, giving up two hits and three walks. Camarena struck out seven batters in his strong effort.

Bazua Leads Aggies to 1-0 Win

5/24/2014

In a game where the Aggies were only able to push across one run on one hit, pitching needed to be there to beat a good Gauchos Baseball Academy Red team.

Starting pitcher Alexander Bazua (2015, San Luis, AZ) provided that clutch pitching as he went a complete seven innings, picking up the win. Bazua only surrendered four hits and one walk as he also struck out eight hitters. Bazua used his give and take curveball (ranging from 63-73 mph) and changeup (ranging from 61-72 mph) to disrupt the Gauchos timing. Bazua's fastball topped out at 83 mph.

In the bottom of the 5th, Josh Morales (2014, Kofa, CA) hit a sacrifice fly that scored Irving Lopez (2013, Gila Ridge, CA) for the only run of the contest. Lopez singled to lead off the inning as it went on to be the only base hit the Aggies would get the whole game.

Beau Bishop (2015, Boulder Creek, AZ) gave his team the chance to win as he pitched six solid innings of one hit and one run ball for the Gauchos. Bishop did not walk a batter and struck out two hitters.

Canyon Thunder collect second win

5/24/2014

Patience ruled the game between AZ Pro 2014 and Canyon Thunder as hitters collected a total of 17 walks in 6 innings of game play.
The first few innings featured plenty of base runners, but no runs. That all changed with Greg Saenz's (Sandra Day O'Connor HS, Phoenix, AZ, 2014) RBI double in the bottom of the third inning. He also collected another double in the game and scored a run. Canyon Thunder kept it coming all game, eventually totaling 5 runs on 8 hits and 8 walks. Switch-hitting leadoff man Kona Quiggle (Greenway HS, Phoenix, AZ, 2016) reached base all three times he came to bat with a single and two walks, scoring a run in the process. Vince Palermo (Highland HS, Phoenix, AZ, 2015) showed excellent plate discipline, collecting three walks in all three trips to the plate.
For AZ Pro 2014, Vince Montana (Boulder Creek, Anthem, AZ, 2014) collected a single and two walks in his three plate appearances. Cole Buchda (Sunnyslope HS, Phoenix, AZ, 2016) also showed patience to draw three free passes.
Canyon Thunder featured two pitchers who held opponents scoreless, Joey Schmigdall (McClintock HS, Phoenix, AZ, 2014) and Erik Hildebrandt (Campo Verde HS, Chandler, AZ, 2015). Both pitchers were consistent with their high 70s/low 80s fastball.

Warriors Baseball Academy wins again

5/24/2014

In the early morning matchup between Angels Scout Team Navy and Warriors Baseball Academy, the Warriors came out on top 6-3 for their second victory of the tournament.
Strikeouts were plentiful for both pitching staffs, with Team Navy racking up 8 in 6 innings and with Warriors Baseball Academy collecting 10 in 7 innings. Warriors' Jake Huey (Northwest Christian School, Phoenix, AZ, 2016) was the most impressive pitcher for the day, limiting the Angels Scout Team Navy to 1 run on 3 hits with 8 strikeouts in his four innings of work to collect the win. Huey's fastball was registering in the low 80's with a high of 82 MPH.
At the dish, the Angels Scout Team Navy did have a few notable performers. Adam Stebbins (Red Mountain HS, Mesa, AZ, 2015) was the most productive today, going 2-2 with a double, scoring twice, stealing a bag, and knocking in the other run. Scoring that third run was Garrett Gillespie (Marana HS, Tucson, AZ, 2015), who had reached base with a double of his own.
The 3-4-5 hitters for the Warriors, Jacob Weiss (Pinnacle HS, Phoenix, AZ, 2014), Max Peters (Sandra Day O'Connor HS, Phoenix, AZ, 2016) and piticher Huey, produced as expected, going a collective 5-7 with a double, 5 RBIs, and 2 runs scored.

Allstars win over AZ Wild Life in late push

5/23/2014

All Star Baseball Academy beat the AZ Wild Life in late push on 4-2 victory. Hitters were solid for both teams today at the ball park. All Star Baseball Academy Jake Alexander (Mountain Pointe, Phoenix, AZ 2014 Paradise Valley Community Commit.) was hot for the day. Alexander went 2-3 for the day, drove in one run, scored one run off a single and a double. For the AZ Wild Life, Wyatt Fortney (Saguaro, Scottsdale, AZ, 2016) was hot for them today with going 2-3 and one RBI for the day.

Pitcher was kind of solid today for both teams. All Star Baseball Academy ace Noah Gotsis (Sunnyslope, Phoenix, AZ 2014 Regis Commit.) pitched a solid outing with eight strikeouts and only allowed one earned run, five hits, and no walks over six innings. For the AZ Wild Life, Trent Blaze (Saguaro, Scottsdale, AZ 2015) ending up on the opposite side of the pitching decision. Blaze lasted seven innings, walked three, struck out one, and allowed four runs. All Star Closer Devin Young (Notre Dame Preparatory, Scottsdale, AZ 2014) came in late and got the job for his team by putting away the final three outs of the game.

All Star Baseball Academy holds off late rally

5/23/2014

Despite a 3 run lead going into the bottom of the 7th, All Star Baseball Academy 18U did not win without a scare. AZ Wildfire Red loaded the bases with no outs in the inning, bringing the winning run to the plate, but unfortunately couldn't pull out the come-from-behind victory.
The starting pitchers each worked long outings. Wildfire's Trent Baze (Saguaro HS, Scottsdale, AZ, 2015) went the full 7 innings letting up 4 runs. He helped his own cause out by contributing at the plate, drawing a bases loaded HBP to bring in a run. On the other side for All Star Baseball Academy, starter Noah Gotsis (Sunnyslope HS, Phoenix, AZ, 2014) struck out 8 batters in his 6 innings of work while only allowing a single run. The Regis recruit featured a fastball that peaked at 84 MPH and a curveball consistently in the high 60's. 
At the plate for the Wildfire, Wyatt Fortney (Saguaro HS, Scottsdale, AZ, 2015) turned in a 2-3 performance with an RBI, a run scored, and a stolen base. Lefty Henry Sandland (Coronado HS, Scottsdale, AZ, 2016) scored the other run for the Wildfire.
For the All Star Baseball Academy, they had a number of hitters from all over the lineup that delivered quality performances. Out of the 8 and 9 positions, Michael Bloom (Saguaro HS, Scottsdale, AZ, 2014) and Jake Alexander (Mountain Pointe HS, Phoenix, AZ, 2014) delivered a combined a 3-6 game with a run scored and 3 RBIs. Bloom also added a stolen base to his effort and Alexander had a double. Turner Lace (Saguaro HS, Scottsdale, AZ, 2014) also turned in a nice game, going 2-4 with a double while knocking in and scoring a run.

Piro and Fajardo Carry Fire to 6-1 Victory

5/23/2014

The Scottsdale Fire 18U team used errors, walks, and wild pitches to help plate their runs as they cruised to a 6-1 win over Central Cal Baseball Academy. However, the bigger story in this game was the solid pitching.

Bryce Piro (2016, Chaparral, AZ) pitched the first four innings for the Fire, giving up five hits and two walks. Although Piro struck out six batters, he didn't overpower the Central Cal hitters. Piro used his 70-76 mph fastball and several different offspeed pitches to keep Central Cal guessing. He threw his curveball anywhere from 59-68 mph.

The last three innings went to Johnny Fajardo (2016, Chaparral, AZ). Fajardo surrendered one run on  two hits, one walk, and he struck out three. Fajardo mostly relied on his 75-78 mph fastball.

Alex Segal (2016, Chaparral, AZ) went 1 for 3 with a triple and a run scored for the Fire. 

On the other side of the diamond, Central Cal spread out seven hits over seven innings. Travis Jordan (2014, Liberty, CA) went 1 for 1 and scored their only run. Along with Jordan, Michael Barber (2015, Liberty, CA ) went 1 for 3 with a triple for Central Cal.  

4-run 6th the Difference in AZ Athletics Win

5/23/2014

The AZ Athletics 18U team used a 4-run 6th inning to build a 6-0 lead over the Prospects 18U team and were able to hold on to win it 6-3.

Nate Easley (2014, Sandra Day O`Connor, AZ) and Grand Canyon recruit Jayden Eggimann (2014, Desert Ridge, AZ ) were the catalysts for the Athletics. Leadoff man Easley went 2 for 3 with two runs scored at the dish. Eggimann did it all--2 for 2 with a double, a triple, a walk, two runs scored, two RBIs, and a stolen base.

Athletics' lefty pitcher Taylor Bickel (2014, Valley Vista, AZ) entered the game in the second inning and threw 5 2/3 inning of two-run ball. Bickel scattered nine hits and walked one as he also struck out eight batters. Bickel showed his craftiness by keeping hitters off balance as he mixed in his 66-73 mph curveball and 71-74 mph changeup to go with his 74-79 mph fastball.  A Yavapai College commit Ryan Oberg (2014, Sunnyslope, AZ) got the last out of the contest showing good velocity on his fastball as he topped out at 88 mph.

The Prospects 18U team actually outhit the Athletics as they pounded out 13 hits. Arizona State commit Blake Perkins (2015, Verrado, AZ) and Isaac Gonzalez (2014, Valley Vista, AZ) both had nice games at the plate. Perkins went 2 for 3 with a run scored, a run batted in, and a stolen base. Gonzalez had a perfect 3 for 3 day.  

A Glendale CC recruit and Prospects pitcher Kiegan Basso (2013, Centennial, AZ) looked impressive as he gave up two runs over five innings of work. He attacked hitters with his 83-88 mph fastball, while also offering up a late breaking slider that ranged from 72-76 mph.


Yuma Beast tops AZ Prowlers 6-4

5/23/2014

In a back and forth ballgame, the Yuma Beast scored one run in both the 5th and 6th innings to beat the AZ Prowlers by a score of 6-4. 
The Yuma Beast used a RBI single from Leonel Reynoso, (2016, Kofa HS, AZ), to give them the lead for good. Reynoso finished the game with 2 runs scored and drew 2 walks. The Yuma Beast were also led by Andre Rivera, (2015, Kofa HS, AZ) who had 2 hits in 3 trips to the plate and drove in two runs. 
Yuma Beast pitcher Alan Vega, (2014, Cibola HS, AZ) helped secure the win by shutting out the Prowlers in the last two innings; giving up only 3 hits and striking out 3. 
The Yuma Beast got all they could handle from the AZ Prowlers who mounted a comeback in the top of the 5th inning to tie the game at 4 apiece. The AZ Prowlers were led by Rudy Karre, (2015, Liberty HS, AZ), who collected 3 hits in the game, including a double, and scored a run. Dylan Muller, (2014, Centennial HS, AZ) and Tyler Watt, (2015, Liberty HS, AZ), each had 2 RBIs for the Prowlers. Muller had 2 hits in the ballgame, including a double. 
The AZ Prowlers received a strong pitching performance by Antonio Coronado, (2015, St. Mary's, AZ), whose fastball clocked in between 76-84/86 mph. Coronado pitched 2 innings of relief and struck out 4 batters. 

Strong pitching pushes Athletics to win

5/23/2014

 The AZ Athletics 17u defeated the Arizona Baseball club 3-0 behind the strong pitching from Samuel Messina (2015, Chapparal HS, AZ), Devin Foyle (2015, Fountain Hills HS, AZ) and Tanner Baker (2016, Sandra Day O'Connor, AZ). 

Messina tossed two scoreless innings allowing 1 walk while striking out 5 using a 84-85 mph fastball.  Foyle went 3 innings allowing 2 hits and 2 walks while striking out 4 as he used an 78-81/83 mph fastball and effectively mixed in several low 60's curveballs.  Baker came in and closed the game out with 2 scoreless innings allowing 1 walk, 1 hit with 5 strikeouts.

Luis Skinner (2016, Sunrise Mountain HS, AZ) went 2-2 with 1 run scored in the win to lead the Athletics' offense and Michael Caldwell (2015, Chaparral HS, AZ) added in a 2-3 performance where he had 1 RBI. 

For Arizona, Utah commit, Trenton Stoltz (2014, Paradise Valley HS, AZ)  threw an impressive 83-86 mph fastball and included several high 70's curveballs in his outing.  Jack Nelson (2014, Mesa HS, AZ) also pitched well tossing 3 innings allowing 1 run on 2 hits and 1 walk while striking out 5. 

AZ Pro uses huge 6th to beat Gauchos

5/23/2014

AZ Pro 2015 used a 5 run 6th inning to pull away from the Gauchos Baseball Academy for an 8-2 victory in a Friday evening Pool C match up. 
AZ Pro Day was led by William Price, (2015, Hamilton HS, AZ), who contributed to the 6th inning rally by hitting an RBI double to right field. Price finished the game with that double, 2 RBIs and one run scored. AZ Pro was also led by Jordan Pierce, (2015, Sandra Day O' Connor HS, AZ), who hit a 2 RBI triple in the bottom of the 2nd inning. Pierce also scored a run for AZ Pro. 
Pierce also led his team on the mound pitching 6 strong innings for AZ Pro, giving up only 3 hits and striking out 7 batters. Robert Johnson, (2016, Boulder Creek HS, AZ) pitched a strong 9th by striking out the side and allowing only one hit and one walk. 
The Gauchos were led by lead off hitter Carter Allen, (2016, Verrado HS, AZ), who had 2 hits in the game and scored a run. Gauchos pitcher Bradley Mock(2014, Cactus HS, AZ), pitched a complete game and recorded 9 strikeouts in the ball game. 


D'Backs Scout Team's Pitching Triumps in Win

5/23/2014

The Arizona Diamondbacks Elite Scout Team's pitchers got good innings from several pitchers on their way to a 5-1 win over Team NuttyBuddy Select. The Diamondbacks scored two runs in the bottom of the first and didn't look back.

Diamondbacks starting pitcher and Arizona commit Cameron Ming (2014, Sandra Day O`Connor, AZ) threw the first three innings. He gave up only three base hits while striking out two batters in his scoreless effort. Ming sat 82-85 mph on his fastball, topping out at 88. He mixed in his 76-78 mph changeup and 73-75 mph slider well too.

Another Arizona recruit Garvin Alston Jr. (2015, Mountain Pointe, AZ) relieved Ming, throwing a solid two innings of shutout ball. Alston gave up no hits and got five of his six outs on strikeouts. His fastball ranged from 82-86 mph.

Jeremy McCuin (2015, Perry, AZ), an Arizona State commit, lead the way for the D'Backs as he went 2 for 4 with a double and two runs scored.

For Team NuttyBuddy Select, Ian Cooper (2014, Corona Del Sol, AZ) had a nice 2 for 3 day at the plate. 

Athletics 17U has offensive explosion

5/23/2014

The AZ Athletics 17U beat the Highlanders Baseball Academy 11-1 with a strong offensive approach. Austin Frey (2015, Sunrise Mountain HS, AZ) had a great day going 3-3 with 2 runs and a stolen base. Tanner Baker (2016, Sandra Day O'Connor HS, AZ) went 2-3 with 2 runs and an RBI and Austin Thomason (2015, Sunrise Mountain HS, AZ) went 2-3 with 4 RBI and a run. Gabe Hamilton (2015, Chaparral HS, AZ) and Colby Wyatt (2016, Sandra Day O'Connor HS, AZ) had strong outings for the Athletics giving up a single run on 4 hits. Hamilton used a a 3 pitch mix and was 79-83 while Wyatt utilized a 83-84 mph fastball. 

Zack Rodriguez (2014, Citrus Valley, CA) went 2-2 with an RBI for the Highlanders Baseball Academy. 

Strong pitching leads to tie

5/23/2014

The AZ Prowlers and Team Nutty Buddy National ended their game at the Reds spring training complex in a 1-1 tie. For the Prowlers, Chaz Montoya (2016, Centennial, AZ) started the game and went giving up only 1 run on 6 hits. He collected 6 K's using a 79-82 mph fastball with an occasional slider mixed in. He was relived by Grand Canyon commit Justin Revels (2015, Mountain Ridge, AZ) who threw 2 shutout innings with an 80-81 ph fastball. At the plate, Aaron Prado (2015, Sandra Day O'Connor HS, AZ) went 1-1 with a walk and the team's solo RBI.

Team Nutty Buddy National relied on pitchers Atreya Tadepalli (2015, Corona Del Sol, AZ) and Max Cook (2015, Desert Ridge, AZ) who combined went 7 innings giving up only 1 earned run on 3 hits. Tadepalli sat 79-84 mph with his fastball while Cook got to as high as 84 with his heater. Eric Schwalbe (2015, Corona Del Sol, AZ) went 1-2 and scored the only run for Nutty Buddy.

Cougars dominate in 10-3 victory

5/23/2014

The El Paso Cougars cruised to a 10-3 over AZ Wildfire Red on Friday afternoon. First basemen John Brady (2015, Franklin HS, TX) led the Cougars offensively going 3-3 on the day with a double, 3 RBI and 2 runs scored. Catcher Mark Martinez (2016, El Paso HS, TX) was also 3-3 with an RBI. Ryan Salazar (2016, El Paso HS, TX) and Victor Esteves (2015, El Paso HS, TX) also scored 2 runs for the victorious Cougars.

Wyatt Fortney (2016, Saguaro HS, AZ) had the lone RBI for the AZ Wildfire Red and collected a hit and a run. Lead-off man Henry Sandland (2016, Coronado HS, AZ) was 1-2 with 1 run scored and a stolen base for the Reds. Bryce Morrow (2015, Coolidge HS, AZ) was 1-2 with a double. 

AZ Pro 2014 follows Redfern to victory

5/23/2014

AZ Pro 2014 beat the Scottsdale Fire 18U 4-0 behind the arm of Branden Redfern (2014, Chino Valley HS, AZ). Redfern threw a complete game shutout giving up only 2 hits and collecting 10 strikeouts. He used a solid 4 pitch mix with a fastball that sat at 77-81. At the plate, AZ Pro was led by leadoff man Trevor Buell (2014, Flagstaff HS, AZ) who went 2-3 with a run, and RBI, and 2 stolen bases. Rosoff had a solid game as well going 1-2 with a run and an RBI.

For the Scottsdale Fire 18U, Tommy Riggs (2016, Chaparral HS, AZ) and Riley Kirke (2013, Chaparral HS, AZ) collected the only hits of the game 

Wilson leads AZ Athletics 18U to W

5/23/2014

The AZ Athletics 18U beat Fuego Baseball 2-1 in a hard fought pitcher's dual. Left-handed pitcher Corey Wilson (2014, Sandra Day O'Connor HS, AZ) threw 7 innings giving up only one hit and a single run. The UNLV commit used his 80-83 mph fastball, late breaking curveball, and downhill arm action to collet 17 strikeouts. Phoenix College commit Justin Wilde (2014, Thunderbird HS, AZ) used a fluid line drive stroke to lead the Athletics at the plate. He hit 2 doubles and scored a run. Grand Canyon commit Jayden Eggimann (2014, Desert Ridge HS, AZ) also had a strong day at the plate going 1-2 with a triple, a walk, and a run. 

The Fuego Baseball pitching staff was a force on the mound led by starter Aaron Longoria (2014, Youngker HS, AZ) who went 4 innings and allowed only an unearned run on 4 hits. He displayed a smooth delivery and a 69-72 mph fastball. Rigo had the only hit for Fuego Baseball but it was a huge solo homer in the 7th. 

All Star Baseball Academy 17U rolls to 11-0 win

5/23/2014

All Star Baseball Academy 17U rolled to a 11-0 victory in 5 innings on Friday afternoon over Gauchos Baseball Academy - Black. Six players had 2 hits for All Star Baseball Academy 17U, all of whom had RBI's. Paxton Ketchum (2015, Cactus Shadows HS, AZ) went 2-3 for the winners with 3 RBI's, 2 runs scored, and a stolen base. Catcher Tyler Phillips (2015, Cactus Shadows HS, AZ) also had 3 RBI's and 2 hits. Giovanni Lopez (2015, Millennium HS, AZ), Josh Arndt (2015, Arcadia HS, AZ), and Jacob Rivers (2015, Willow Canyon HS, AZ) all hit doubles in the game. Sean Schoffstall (2015, Liberty HS, AZ) also contributed a triple.

On the mound, Robert Casey Hershey (2015, Red Mountain HS, AZ) and Todd Williams (2015, Paradise Valley HS, AZ) combined to hold Gauchos Baseball Academy to 2 hits and 0 runs over their 5 innings of combined work. 

Mavericks top Angels Scout Team Navy 7-3

5/23/2014

The El Paso Mavericks beat Angels Scout Team Navy 7-3 on Friday after collecting 12 hits. Matthew Rodriguez (2015, Clint HS, TX) went 3-3 for the Mavericks with a double and 2 RBI's. Alex Reyes (2015, El Dorado HS, TX) and Christian Herrera (2015, Cathedral HS, TX) also had multi-hit games as both players were 2-2 with 2 runs scored and an RBI each. Herrera's RBI came courtesy of his 4th inning triple.

In addition to his contributions at the plate, Reyes also started the game pitching for the Mavericks and recorded 9 strikeouts over his 5 innings of work. He averaged 85-89 on his fastball and topped out at 90 by the end of his outing. 

The Angels Scout Team Navy offense was led by shortstop Griffin Soggie (2015, Mountain Pointe HS, AZ), who was 2-3 with a run scored and a stolen base. Ben Brittain (2015, Chandler Prepatory Academy, AZ) also stole 3 bases and scored a run.

Express and Bobcats end game in 3-3 tie

5/23/2014

The Viper Express and Tucson Bobcats tied 3-3 on Friday afternoon. The Express collected 5 hits in the game by five different players. Robert Redwood (2015, Cactus HS, AZ) went 1-1 with 2 RBI for Viper Express and Alex Zambito (2014, Mountain Ridge HS, AZ) had the other RBI. On the mound, Chris Carter (2014, Valley Vista HS, AZ) pitched 4 and 2/3 innings for the Express and allowed 1 run on 1 hit, while striking out 4. Carter reached a maximum velocity of 82 by the end of his appearance.

Manny Santa Cruz (2016, Desert View HS, AZ) paced the Tucson Bobcats' offense going 1-2 with an RBI. Catcher Tristan Peterson (2016, Canyon Del Oro HS, AZ) was also 1-2 and scored a run. 

Offense propels Angels Scout Team Red to 6-0 win

5/23/2014

The Angels Scout Team Red won 6-0 against CBA Team Easton after pounding out 12 hits on Friday afternoon. Angels Scout Team Red was paced by lead-off hitter Terrance Robertson (2015, Valley Vista HS, AZ), who collected 2 doubles in 3 at-bats and also scored a run. Koty Fallon (2015, Valley Vista HS, AZ), Cody Fisher (2015, Greenway HS, AZ), and John Cranston (2015, Notre Dame Preparatory, AZ) each had a hit and an RBI for the winners. Eleven different batters collected a hit for Angels Scout Team Red in the victory.

On the mound, Angels Scout Team Red was led by Cole Norris (2015, Arcadia HS, AZ) and Aaron Stretch (2015, Williams Field HS, AZ). Norris started the game and pitched 3 innings allowing 3 hits and striking out 6 opposing batters. He averaged 77-82 on his fastball velocity and reached as high as 83 during his outing. Stretch finished the final 4 innings and dominated hitters, striking out a total of 7 batters.


Bradish leads Cleats Pilots 18u's to 2-1 victory

5/23/2014

The Cleats Pilots 18u's defeated Cardinals Baseball USA 2-1 on Friday behind the strong pitching performance of Kyle Bradish (2015, Millennium HS, AZ). Bradish pitched all 7 innings of the game allowing only 4 hits, 1 run, and 3 walks, while striking out 9 hitters. He maintained a fastball velocity of 80-83 and reached as high as 84.

Austin Shumaker (2015, Chandler HS, AZ) led the Cleats Pilots 18u's offensively collecting 2 hits in 2 at-bats. Shumaker also scored a run and collected an RBI. Jared McDonald (2015, Millennium HS, AZ) and Brandon Revels (2014, Centennial HS, AZ) both hit doubles for the winners.

Lead-off hitter Oliver Henninger (2014, St. Marys, AZ) scored the only run of the game for Cardinals Baseball USA. Henninger had 1 hit and also stole a base. 

Tuscon outlasts Wildfire comeback

5/23/2014

The Tuscon Baseball Club defeated the AZ Wildfire Black 4-3 despite a 7th inning rally that cut the lead to 1.  Tucson starter, Carlos Lopez (2015, Mountain View HS, AZ) pitched all 7 innings allowing 2 earned runs on 3 hits and 1 walk while striking out 9.  Lopez used mostly a 72-81 mph fastball while also posting an impressive 72.4% strike rate in the outing. 

For the Tuscon offense, Jake Engle (2016, Ironridge HS, AZ) posted a great day at the plate as he went 3-3 with 1 double and 1RBI. Tuscon 3B Nick Estrella (2016, Ironridge HS, AZ) also had a nice offensive day going 2-3 with 1 RBI. 

For the AZ Wildfire, Dylan Helgeson (2014, Aaec Paradise Valley HS, AZ) came out of the pen to toss 5 innings allowing only 1 earned run on 6 hits and 1 walk while striking out 7. 

Offensively for the Wildfire, Kohl Sanchez (2015, Gilbert HS, AZ) had a solid day going 2-3 with 1 double, 1 run scored and 1 RBI.

Miller dominates in 1-0 win over Arizona RBI

5/23/2014

Wolfpack Baseball prevailed over Arizona RBI on Friday afternoon 1-0. Starting pitcher Connor Miller (2015, Desert Mountain HS, AZ) pitched a complete game shutout and held Arizona RBI to only 2 hits over his 7 innings of work. Miller dominated opposing hitters, striking out 7 and allowing 1 walk. He maintained a velocity of 73-78 and reached 80 by the end of the game.

Arizona RBI's starting pitcher Elias Lucero (2014, Tolleson Union HS, AZ) was equally impressive, throwing 71% of his pitches for strikes. Lucero pitched all 6 innings for Arizona RBI allowing only 4 hits and striking out 5 Wolfpack batters. 

Offensively, Frank Dickson (2016, Desert Mountain HS, AZ) collected Wolfpack Baseball's lone RBI and also had 1 hit. Nick Lord (2015, Desert Mountain HS, AZ) scored the only run of the game on Dickson's RBI single in the 5th inning.

Weaver carries Thunder to victory

5/23/2014

The Canyon Thunder defeated the Gauchos Baseball Academy White 8-0 behind a big offensive performance from Joshua Weaver  (2014, Greenway HS, AZ) who went 3-3 with 1 triple and 4 RBI.

Dane Stankiewicz (2016, Gilbert HS, AZ) also had a nice day at the plate going 1-2 with 2 runs scored, 1 RBI and 1 walk on the day.

Thunder starter, Trevor Colceri (2014, Pinnacle HS, AZ), tossed 5 shutout innings only allowing 2 hits, 1 walk while striking out 8.  Colceri showed a smooth, short arm action on his 78-81/82 mph fastball and flashed a promising high 60's curveball that showed late break. 

For the Gauchos, Clint Miller (2015, Greenway HS, AZ), went 1-1 at the plate and also tossed 2 scoreless innings allowing 1 hit, 1 walk and 2 strikeouts. 

Yager powers Tritons past Guachos

5/23/2014

The White Rock Tritons defeated the Guachos Baseball Academy-Black 8-3 behind the bat of Dylan Yeager (2014, Earl Marriott HS, BC).  Yeager went 1-3 with 1 home run, 2 runs scored, and 2 RBI with 1 walk to lead the offense.

Also for the Tritons, leadoff hitter, Daniel Cassino (2014, Earl Marriot HS, BC) went 1-2 with 1 run scored, 1 stolen base, and 1 walk.  Another player with a solid day at the plate was catcher, Thomas Vincent (2015, Earl Marriot HS, BC), who went 1-3 with 2 RBI. 

The starter for the Tritions was Scott Doucet (2014, Earl Marriot HS, BC) who went 5 innings allowing 5 hits while striking out 5.  Doucet used mostly a 75-79/81 mph fastball in his start.  Also pitching for the Tritons was Lake Land College commit, Jake Gill (2014, Earl Marriot HS, BC), who tossed a perfect inning while striking out 1 using a 70-81 mph fastball. 

For the Gucachos, Tyler Hajjar (2017, Mountain Ridge, AZ) went 2-3 to help lead their offense.  Also, putting up a couple hits was Dakota Solis (2015, Sandray Day O'Connor, AZ) who went 2-3 with 1 RBI in the game. 

Yager powers Tritons past Guachos

5/23/2014

The White Rock Tritons defeated the Guachos Baseball Academy-Black 8-3 behind the bat of
Dylan Yeager (2014, Earl Marriott HS, BC).  Yeager went 1-3 with 1 home run, 2 runs scored, and 2 RBI with 1 walk to lead the offense.

Also for the Tritons, leadoff hitter, Daniel Cassino (2014, Earl Marriot HS, BC) went 1-2 with 1 run scored, 1 stolen base, and 1 walk.  Another player with a solid day at the plate was catcher, Thomas Vincent (2015, Earl Marriot HS, BC), who went 1-3 with 2 RBI. 

The starter for the Tritions was Scott Doucet (2014, Earl Marriot HS, BC) who went 5 innings allowing 5 hits while striking out 5.  Also pitching for the Tritons was Lake Land College commit, Jake Gill (2014, Earl Marriot HS, BC), who tossed a perfect inning while striking out 1. 

For the Gucachos, Tyler Hajjar (2017, Mountain Ridge, AZ) went 2-3 to help lead their offense.  Also, putting up a couple hits was Dakota Solis (2015, Sandray Day O'Connor, AZ) who went 2-3 with 1 RBI in the game. 

Peterson leads Bobcats offense to victory

5/23/2014

The Tucson Bobcats defeated ADP baseball 6-3 in Friday's action.  Tristan Peterson (2016, Canyon Del Oro HS, AZ) went 3-4 with 3 doubles, 2 runs scored and 1 RBI to help lead the Bobcats offense.  Peterson showed a quick bat and confident approach in his 4 trips to the plate. 

Carlos Rico (2016, Sabino HS, AZ) went 2-3 with 2 doubles, 2 RBI and 1 stolen base to continue the Bobcats' strong offensive performance. 

For the Tuscon Bobcats, starter Antonio Cecena (2015, Sunnyside HS, AZ), went 3 innings while allowing only 2 hits and striking out 5 in his performance. Cecena showed good command on his fastball which had armside run and sinking life while also flashing a good sinking changeup. 

For ADP, Adam Nieves (2015, Sunnyside HS, CA) showed a short compact swing and stayed inside the ball as he went 1-2 at the plate with 2 RBI.  Issac Martinez (2017, Madera HS, CA) also had a nice day at the plate going 2-3 with 1 run scored. 


Angels outlast Tucson

5/23/2014

The Angels Scout Team Black defeated ths Tucson Baseball Club 4-3.  For the Angels, Chris Smith (2014, Gilbert HS, AZ) and CJ James (2014, Red Mountain HS, AZ) helped lead the way at the plate.  Smith went 2-3 with 2 RBI and the lead-off hitter James went 2-3 with 1 run scored and 1 stolen base. 

Brandon Schamahorn (2014, Mountain View HS, AZ) went 4 strong innings to earn the win for the Angels as he allowed 1 run on 3 hits while striking out 5.  Shamahorn threw an 79-81 mph fastball while mixing in a variety of off-speed pitches. 

For Tucson, Jesus Bracamontes (2015, Sunnyside, AZ) went 2-3 with 2 doubles. 2 runs scored, and 1 stolen base to try and ignite their offense.  Jake Engle (2016, Ironwood Ridge HS, AZ) had a nice day at the plate as well going 2-3 with 1 RBI. 

Ruter leads Dbacks to win

5/23/2014

The Dbacks Academy won over the Performance Plus Pirates 6-2.  The catalyst for the Dbacks was Cole Ruter (2016, Highland HS, AZ) who went 2-4 with 2 runs scored and 1 RBI. 

Garrett Redaja (2016, Mountain Pointe, AZ) also had a strong day at the plate for the Dbacks going 2-2 with 1 run scored. 

The Dbacks starter, Justin Blair (2015, Perry HS, AZ), threw 2 innings only allowing 1 hit while striking out 2.  Blair threw all fastballs in the start which sat in the 77-80/81 mph range.  Trey Smith (2015, Highland HS, AZ) followed that up by going 2 strong innings only allowing 1 hit, 1 walk and striking out 4.  Smith also threw all fastballs in his outing tossing them between 78-80/81 mph.  Bryson Wheatley (2016, Perry HS, AZ) also came out of the pen throwing 3 innings allowing 1 run on 2 hits and striking out 3 using mostly an 78-82/83 mph fastball

For the Pirates, Clayton Reible (2016, Basha HS, AZ) had a nice day at the plate going 1-3 with 1 double and 1 run scored. 

Warriors defeat the Cleats Pilots

5/23/2014

The Warriors Baseball Academy defeated the Cleats Pilots 18u 7-2.  Austin Wizcow (2016, Sandra Day O'Connor HS, AZ) helped lead the offense as he went 2-3 with 1 run scored and 1 RBI.

Matthew Mendibles (2016, Prescott HS, AZ) also had a nice day at the plate going 1-4 with 2 RBI and Max Peters (2016, Sandra Day O'Connor HS, AZ)  went 2-4 with 1 run scored to help the big Warriors' offensive day.

Ryan Alexander (2016, Sandra Day O'Connor HS, AZ) tossed a strong 5 innings in the win allowing 2 runs on 6 hits.  Alexander mainly used a 76-80 mph fastball while mixing in several high 60's changeups.  Austin Worrell (2016, Northwest Christian HS, AZ) tossed 2 perfect innings as he struck out 1.  Worrell threw all fastballs that sat in the 74-82/83 mph range. 

For the Pilots, Austin France (2015, Canyon Del Oro HS, AZ) went 2-3 with 2 doubles and 1 run scored.

Wolfpack and All Stars tie

5/23/2014

The All Star Baseball Academy 17u and Wolfpack Baseball tied at 0-0 after the full 7 innings of play and several dominating pitching performances. 

All Star's starter, Jonathan Abney (2015, Millenium HS, AZ), threw an 81-84/86 mph fastball and mixed in a few high 60's curveballs in his 4 scoreless innings where he only allowed 1 hit while striking out 5. Ryan Pruitt (2015, Sunrise Mountain HS, AZ) came in and tossed an additional 3 innings of scoreless ball for the All Stars, striking out 2 and not allowing a base runner.  Pruitt threw mainly fastballs at 80-82/87 mph in his outing. 

Tommy McCarty (2015, Mingus Union HS, AZ) had a nice day at the plate and went 2-3 with 1 steal for the All Stars.

For the Wolfpack, Frank Dickson (2016, Desert Mountain HS, AZ) went the full 7 innings while allowing 5 hits, 2 walks and striking out 7.  Dickson mixed his pitches, throwing a 77-79/82 mph fastball and mixed in low 70's changeup and curveball.
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