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11U Futures Invitational Day 1 Recap

June 30, 2017

Durham, N.C. - The third annual 11U Futures Invitational kicked off at Thomas Brooks Park in Cary, N.C. on Thursday with the first games of pool play.After sixteen games, the Mid Atlantic Royals, Top Tier Americans and Wilson Sandlot ended day one with a perfect 2-0-0 record. The tournament also had a record breaking performance from Kai Caranto who had a seven RBI game.

Day two will start off at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, June 30 with 3D Gold playing the NY Phenoms in the first game of the day. Stay tuned to USABaseball.com, gamechanger.com or the GameChanger mobile app for live scoring.

Game 1: 3D Gold 11, Austin Crawdads 8

This game featured 20 combined hits and 19 runs as 3D Gold (Ariz.) defeated the Austin Crawdads (Texas.) 11-8 on Thursday, June 29th at the USA Baseball 11U Futures Invitational. 3D Gold got the bulk of their hitting from the bottom of the order led by Samuel Soto, who went 2-for-2 with two RBI, Eddie Peters, who went 2-for-3 with two RBI and Tevyn Montgomery, who went 1-for-3 with three RBI.
Josh Atomanczyk led the way for the Crawdads at the plate going a perfect 3-for-3 with an RBI triple. 3D Gold used four pitchers in the game with KJ Scobey getting the win while striking out four in 2.1 innings on the mound.

Game 2: Top Tier Americans 16, NY Phenoms 0

Leadoff hitter Kai Caranto, who is a 2016 12U National Team alum, went 3-for-4 with two home runs and a tournament record seven RBI. This led Top Tier Americans (Calif.) to a 16-0 win over the NY Phenoms (N.Y.) in the 2017 USA Baseball 11U Futures Invitational.
Top Tier put up runs in each inning and scored seven in the third alone off big hits from Daniel Arambula, who had an RBI triple, and Miles Ghossein, who had an RBI single. The winning pitcher for Top Tier was Aaron Rojas who threw two innings, gave up no hits and struck out two. NY Phenoms collected hits from Maxwell Urena and Denali Rivera.

Game 3: CBA 3, Piranhas Baseball 2

Seven CBA (G.a.) players combined for nine total hits en route to a 3-2 victory over Piranhas Baseball (Texas.). CBA was led offensively by Ashton Lee and LJ Fielding who each had an RBI. Lee went 1-for-3 and Fielding went 1-for-2 while Tegan Melanson and Derek Bain both went 2-for-3 in the game.
Piranhas Baseball scored a run in the last half of the seventh on a sac fly but couldn't finish the rally. Brenden O'Connell got the win on the mound for CBA, throwing 2.2 innings while allowing one run and striking out one. Piranhas were led offensively by Morgan Sampson who went 1-for-2 in the game.

Game 4: Wilson Sandlot 4, Team Florida 3

C. Boyd went 3-for 3 with two doubles and had all four RBI for Wilson Sandlot (Ariz.) in a close 4-3 victory over Team Florida (Fla.) Boyd's double in the bottom of the second was a walkoff hit to score M.Bank and win the game for the Sandlot. Team Florida had eight total hits from eight different batters. They were led by C.Mallo who went 1-for-2 with an RBI. The winning pitcher was B.Burke who came in late in the seventh inning to secure the victory.

Game 5: Mid-Atlantic Royals 12, Midwest Select, 11

Jesse Nelson and AJ Torres led the way for Mid-Atlantic Royals as they won a close matchup 12-11 over the Midwest Select. Nelson went 2-for-3 with four RBI while Torres went 2-for-2 with two RBI. The Select scored seven runs in the last three innings but never took the lead. They were led by Aidan Brokaw who went 2-for-4 with two RBI. H. DeRias was the winning pitcher for the Royals late in the seventh inning.

Game 6: TBSA Patriots 10, Team California 9

In the bottom of the seventh inning, Team California's (Calif.) K. Reyes hit a dribbler to the pitcher which scored J. Solaras to send the game to extra innings. TBSA (Fla.) scored three runs in the eighth inning with RBIs from Dominic Cosenza, Jaxon Flournoy and Dominic May to secure a 10-9 victory for the Patriots. Team California got multi hit games from Kamdyn Perry who went 2-for-4 with three RBI and Anthony Sweet who went 2-for-4. The winning pitcher was Flournoy who threw 5.1 innings with five strikeouts and allowed only one earned run.

Game 7: LV Rebels 7, Midland Seminoles 3

N. Keyes (Nev.) went 1-for-2 with two RBI and B.Mariano was 1-for-3 with an RBI as they led the LV Rebels to a 7-3 win over the Midland Seminoles (Ohio). All ten combined runs in this one were scored in the first three innings while the last four went scoreless on strong relief outings from the Rebels Mariano and Midland's A. Weber. Offensively, Midland got a multi-hit performance from S.Strosnider, who was 2-for-2 with an RBI single.

Game 8: San Diego Show 13, West Florida Hammerheads 0

Errick Barnes Jr. was 3-for-4 with two RBI and and Jose Mendoza went a perfect 3-for-3 with five RBI to help the San Diego Show win the eighth game of the day 13-0 over the West Florida Hammerheads. The Show also received a multi-hit game from Tyler Borrelli who was 2-for-4 with an RBI. The Show scored runs in each of the five innings on twelve hits and no errors in the field. The winning pitcher for the Show was Steven Castillo who threw three innings while striking out two. Ethan Suroweic led the Hammerheads at the plate with a 1-for-2 showing.

Game 9: Austin Crawdads 9, NY Phenoms, 6

The Austin Crawdads gave up three runs in the first inning but responded in the second with six runs of their own on a big two RBI double from T. Gillen and an RBI single from J Atomanczyk to secure a 9-6 victory over NY Phenoms. Gillen finished 3-for-4 with two RBI and Atomanczyk finished 2-for-3. The NY Phenoms got contributions from M. Urena, who went 2-for-2 with two RBI, along with R. Lee, who went 2-for-3 with two RBI. The Crawdads used five pitchers in the game to secure the victory.

Game 10: Top Tier Americans 8, 3D Gold 6

M. Ghossein went 3-for-4 with one RBI and Kai Caranton went 2-for-4 with one RBI to lead Top Tier Americans to a 8-6 victory over 3D Gold. Caranton on day 1 of the tournament was 5-for-8 with two home runs, and eight RBI. C. Tinney went a perfect 3-for-3 for 3D Gold with two RBI along with J Lush who went 2-for-3 with an RBI.. D. Arambula finished with the win throwing 1.2 innings.

Game 11: Team Florida 8, Piranhas Baseball 7

Team Florida rallied for six runs in the last inning of the game to secure a 8-7 walkoff win over Piranhas Baseball. A single from Grayson Gibson moved Julius Pfau to third and an error brought in the winning run for Team Florida. It was led by Thomas Bly who went 1-for-2 with two RBI and Piranhas Baseball was led by Brady Corcoran who went 2-for-3 with three RBI. The winning pitcher was Alex Espaillat who came in for the final inning of the game to close out the victory.

Game 12: Wilson Sandlot 12, CBA 6

Ten batters had 15 hits for Wilson Sandlot en route to a 12-6 win over CBA. The Sandlot scored in all but two innings and were led by Cayne Kiillion, who went 3-for-5 with two RBI, and Kaden Coutts, who went 2-for-4 with two RBI. CBA had six runs off of seven hits and got multi-hit games from Brenden O'Connell and Ben Smith, who both went 2-for-3. The winning pitcher for Wilson was Carson Kuhn, who threw three innings, striking out two and allowing no runs.

Game 13: Midwest Select 10, TBSA Patriots 8

Four players from the Midwest Select had multi-hit games, including Mateo Rascon and George Nahas who both went 2-for-4 with two RBI in a close 10-8 victory over the TBSA Patriots. The Patriots had a strong showing from Dominic Cosenza, who tallied three RBI off two hits and scored two runs. The Select used five pitchers with Elijah Hurt getting the win despite only pitching 0.1 innings in relief.

Game 14: Mid-Atlantic Royals 10, Team California 5

Mid-Atlantic Royals finished with 12 hits in a 10-5 victory over Team California and were led by Christian Ovecka and Danny Torres who both had three hits, while Ovecka finished with two RBI. A competitive 5.2 innings on the mound from Jesse Nelson helped seal the victory. Team California got help from their leadoff hitter Parker Sobiesiak who went 1-for-4 with an RBI double.

Game 15: San Diego Show 13, Midland Seminoles 5

The San Diego Show had five multi-hit performances in this game, including Errick Barnes Jr. finishing 2-for-4 with three RBI and Easton Shelton going 2-for-4 with two RBI. The Show was losing 5-3 until the sixth inning when they scored ten runs en route to a 13-5 victory over the Midland Seminoles. The Seminoles had strong showings from Jayden Miller, who went 3-for-4, and Anthony Sedam, who went 2-for-3. The winning pitcher was Tyler Borelli for the Show who threw three total innings.

Game 16: West Florida Hammerhead 13, LV Rebels 2

Leadoff hitter Ethan Suroweic went 3-for-3 with three RBI in the final game of day one to help the West Florida Hammerhead defeat the LV Rebels 13-2 on Thursday night. The Hammerheads also saw a strong performance from Braeden Weckman, who also went 3-for-3 and had two RBI. The LV Rebels got RBI hits from Ty Southisene and Ethan Clauss. A strong three innings from Weckman on the mound helped secure the win and end day one of the 2017 11U Futures Invitational.

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11U Futures Invitational Day Four Recap

July 3, 2017

Cary, N.C. -- The fourth and final day of the USA Baseball 11U Futures Invitational kicked off at Thomas Brooks Park in Cary, N.C. with the bronze medal game and ended with a gold medal matchup between the San Diego Show and. the Top Tier Americans. In the end, the Top Tier Americans came out on top to claim the title.

The day also consisted of six consolation games. A minimum of eight athletes that participated in the Futures Invitational will be invited to participate in the 12U National Team Trials in Castaic, California. The 12U National Team Trial roster will be announced Friday, July 7.

Game 33: Midwest Select 13, West Florida Hammerheads 4

Midwest Select got an early 1-0 lead courtesy of a George Nahas RBI double in the first inning and it wouldn't look back, winning 13-4 over the West Florida Hammerheads. Nahas was a perfect 4-for-4 on the day and Elijah Hurt also contributed to the offense, going 4-for-5 with three RBI. Blake Larson had a nine strikeout performance on the hill in 4.1 innings of work to collect the win in this one. For West Florida, Chris Newstrom went 2-for-3 with two runs scored to lead his team.

Bronze Medal Game: Wilson Sandlot 18, Mid-Atlantic Royals 16

In the bronze medal game, the two teams combined for 34 runs off 34 hits, resulting in a 18-16 victory for Wilson Sandlot over Mid-Atlantic Royals. Jackson Babione went 3-for-4 with a triple and a game-high five RBI while Cayne Killion went 3-for-4 with three RBI to lead the way in the victory. Mid-Atlantic put up seven runs in both the sixth and seventh inning to rally and pull within two but fell short of the bronze. It got multi-hit games from seven players, including leadoff hitter Charles Nocella who went 3-for-5 with two RBI. Howard DeRias also had a strong four RBI day and went 2-for-4 at the plate. Zayke Hawkins got the win on the mound late in this one as he pitched the seventh inning for Wilson.

Game 35: Team California 12, NY Phenoms 9

Brady Butcher and Kamdyn Perry led Team California to a 12-9 win over NY Phenoms in their final game at the 11U Futures Invitational. Butcher finished 2-for-3 with an RBI for his team and Perry went 3-for-4 with an RBI. The Phenoms rallied late, scoring four runs in the sixth, but it wouldn't be enough. They got solid play from Esteban Garcia, who went 3-for-3, and Denali Rivera who went 1-for-3 with four RBI.

Game 36: CBA 2, TBSA Patriots 1

CBA scored runs in the first and sixth innings to secure a 2-1 victory over the TBSA Patriots. Pitching was the story of the day in this game, with Brendan O'Connell pitching four scoreless innings to for CBA and Tegan Melanson coming in relief to get the win allowing only one hit and striking out one in three innings. TBSA's Andrew Williamson also had a strong outing despite collecting the loss. He threw all six innings allowing only one earned runs and striking out one. Ashton Lee went 2-for-3 and Brydan Bull went 1-for-3 with an RBI to help at the plate for CBA. Jacob Dial finished 2-for-3 out of the two hole for TBSA.

Game 37: Team Florida 6, 3D Gold 5

Grayson Gibson was the hero in this game with a two RBI triple to get the walkoff win for Team Florida 6-5 over 3D Gold. Gibson finished 2-for-3 with those two RBI. Caleb Mility also made a big impact, going 1-for-2 with two RBI. Thomas Bly got the win on the mound in two innings of relief for Team Florida. For 3D Gold, the top four of their lineup got six of its ten hits, including Duce Robinson who went 2-for-3 with a RBI and Carson Tinney who went 2-for-2 with a RBI despite the loss.

Gold Medal Game: Top Tier Americans 11, San Diego Show 1

This years 11U Futures Invitational gold medal was awarded to Top Tier Americans, courtesy of a 11-1 win over San Diego Show. Top Tier scored in all but one inning, getting help from Daniel Arambula who went 2-for-3 with four RBI and Jonathan Mendez who went 1-for-2 with a RBI. Kai Caranto was the most consistent player throughout the tournament for Top Tier finishing 10-for-16 with a double, three triples, two home runs, nine RBI and a tournament record nine runs scored to help his team claim gold. Tyler Borelli led San Diego show with a 2-for-3 performance and in the tournament, it was led by Jose Mendoza who went 10-for-15 with nine RBI overall.

Game 39: Midland Seminoles 13, Piranhas Baseball 2

The Midland Seminoles had a balanced attack at the plate in their last game at the 11U Futures Invitational. Ten of the Midland players finished with hits, with Sawyer Strosnider being the highlight with a 3-for-4, two RBI game to help secure the 13-2 victory. For Piranhas Baseball, Morgan Sampson went 2-for-2 with one RBI for Piranhas. Anthony Sedam got the win on the mound for Midland and had quite a tournament at the plate as well, going 9-for-16 with the highest batting average on his team.

Game 40: Austin Crawdads 9, LV Rebels 2.

The final game of the 2017 11U Futures Invitational featured a 9-2 Austin Crawdads victory over the LV Rebels. The Crawdads got started in the first inning with a two run home run from Josh Atomanczyk to take a 2-0 lead. Atomanczyk finished the game 3-for-4 with six RBI for the Crawdads. Vinny Cano got the win in three innings on the mound tallying five strikeouts and allowing no earned runs.

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Futures Invitational Semi-Final Saturday in the Books

July 2, 2017

Cary, N.C. -- Day three of the USA Baseball 11U Futures Invitational saw the Top Tier Americans and San Diego Show securing their spots in the gold medal game of the USA Baseball 11U Futures Invitational, Sunday, at 11:00 a.m. at Thomas Brooks Park. The Mid-Atlantic Royals and Wilson Sandlot will compete for the bronze medal at 8:00 a.m.

Game 25: NY Phenoms, Piranhas Baseball

Piranhas Baseball got two RBI from Logan Cheek, who went 2-for-3, and two RBI from Omar Martinez, who was 1-for-3, leading to a 11-3 victory over the NY Phenoms.
Brady Corcoran threw the first five innings for Piranhas tallying nine strikeouts, collecting the win for Piranhas Baseball.
The Phenoms got hits from six different players, most notably Denali Rivera who was 1-for-3 with one RBI leading the Phenoms.

Game 26: Top Tier Americans 10, Mid-Atlantic Royals 0

Ralphy Velazquez was 2-for-2 with three RBI, leading the way offensively in Top Tier Americans' 10-0 semifinal victory over the Mid-Atlantic Royals, advancing to the gold medal game on Sunday, July 2. Nicholas Montgomery also had a strong 2-for-2 performance with one RBI.
Aaron Rojas threw a complete game shutout striking out six batters to pick up the win.
The Royals were led by Macon Winslow who went 1-for-2 out of the three spot in the order.

Game 27: LV Rebels 3, TBSA Patriots 2

The LV Rebels were down 2-0 until the fifth inning when they struck for three runs eventually winning 3-2 over the TBSA Patriots. In the fifth, RBI's from Cebastian Sedano (sac fly), Bryson Mariano (1-for-3), and Nathan Keyes (1-for-2) helped secure the victory. TBSA leadoff hitter reached base consistently going 3-for-4 and scoring a run. Both pitchers threw well in this one with TBSA's Kendall Hoffman throwing six innings, striking out striking out three and allowing three earned runs. The winning pitcher for LV Rebels was Kekoa Young who threw 5.1 innings with three strikeouts and only allowing one earned run.

Game 28: Midland Seminoles 13, Team California 1.

Anthony Sedam, Tyler Manocchio and Sawyer Strosnider all went 2-for-4 for the Midland Seminoles en route to its 13-1 victory over Team Florida.
Jett Music threw a complete game (5 innings) for the Seminoles, striking out two and allowing only one run.
Lucan Mendoza led Team California offensively, going 1-for-1 with an single.

Game 29: Team Florida 10, Midwest Select 0

Team Florida shutout Midwest Select in a six inning match-up on the Day 3 of the 11U Futures Invitational, led by Grayson Gibson's 3-for-3, 4 RBI day. Cameron Mallo was also a key contributor at the plate for Team Florida going 3-for-4 with 2 RBI.
Blake Larson and Aiden Brokaw posted the three hits for Midwest Select, going 2-for-3 and 1-for-1 respectively.
Gibson pitched a three-hit shutout for the victory.

Game 30: San Diego Show 10, Wilson Sandlot 7

San Diego Show advanced to the gold medal game of the 11U Futures Invitational tomorrow following its 10-7 win over Wilson Sandlot.
With the game tied at 4-apiece after the first, the San Diego Show took a three run lead in the bottom of the second on a Tyler Borrelli three-run homer, and its pitching only surrendered one more Sandlot run in the top of the third for the rest of the game.
Both teams posted high numbers at the plate as Errik Barnes Jr. and Easton Shelton went 3-for-4 for the San Diego Show. Sandlot's Kaden Coutts also went 3-for-4 with 3 RBI.

Game 31: Austin Crawdads 8, CBA 4

The Austin Crawdads got on the board quickly, plating four runs with two outs in the first inning, en route to a 8-4 victory over CBA.
The Crawdads took advantage of a couple wild pitches and errors in the field to take a quick lead. Sage Sanders went 2-for-4 with an RBI while Hank Benny went 1-for-2 with two RBI leading the offense for the Crawdads.
Stormy Rhodes got the win on the mound throwing 5.1 innings and striking out four.
Derek Bain led CBA with a two RBI double and finishing the day 1-for-3.

Game 32: 3D Gold 12, West Florida Hammerheads 2

Ty Wisdom led the way for 3D Gold both at the plate and on the mound, pitching five innings and going 2-for-3 at the plate with two doubles and four RBI, in a 12-2 victory over the West Florida Hammerheads.
Carson Tinney also had an impressive showing going 2-for-4 with three RBI.
3D Gold was also sharp in the field with no errors and making every routine play. For West Florida, Chris Newstrom had both RBI for the West Florida Hammerheads and a perfect 2-for-2 day at the plate.

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Day Two Recap of the 11U Futures Invitational

June 30, 2017

Cary, N.C. - Day two of the USA Baseball 11U Futures Invitational kicked off at 8 a.m. on Friday, June 30 at Thomas Brooks Park in Cary, N.C.

After eight games Friday, and 24 games total, the San Diego Show, Top Tier Americans and Wilson Sandlot are sitting at a 3-0-0 after day two of pool play.

Day three will start off at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 1 with a consolation matchup and first semi-finals action between Mid-Atlantic Royals and Top Tier Americans. The second semi-final game will begin at 11 a.m. between Wilson Sandlot and San Diego Show.

Game 17: 3D Gold 16, NY Phenoms 1

Ten players for 3D Gold (2-1-0) combined for their 15 hits to complete a 16-1 win over the NY Phenoms (0-3-0). Gold scored runs in all five innings led by Carson Tinney who went 3-for-4 with one RBI and two runs. They also got a strong performance from Eddie Peters on the mound as he threw four innings, striking out three and allowing only one earned run. Denali Rivera went 1-for-2 with a RBI for the Phenoms.

Game 18: Top Tier Americans 7, Austin Crawdads 0

Ralphy Velazquez threw a strong five shutout innings on the mound leading the Top Tier Americans (3-0-0) to a 7-0 win over the Austin Crawdads (1-2-0). Velazquez finished with six strikeouts, no earned runs and only one walk. Kai Caranto and Daniel Arambula both had three hits for Top Tier to lead the way offensively. Caranto is now 8-for-11 with nine RBI in the tournament while hitting out of the leadoff spot. The Austin Crawdads leadoff hitter Theodore Gillen went 1-for-2 with a walk.

Game 19: Team Florida 11, CBA 1

Seven players combined for Team Florida's 10 hits as they went on to beat CBA 11-1 in six innings. Florida was led by Joshua Castellani who went 2-for-4 with three RBI and two runs. They also saw a strong performance from Caleb Mility who went 2-for-3 and also tallied three RBI. Nic Randall went five innings, allowing no earned runs and striking out two to claim the win for Florida. For CBA, they got a strong 1-for-2 performance from leadoff hitter Ian Smith.

Game 20: Wilson Sandlot 13, Piranhas Baseball 10

This game featured 33 combined hits with Wilson Sandlot having multi-hit games from six players. They were led overall by Connor Boyd who went 2-for-4 with three RBI and Cayne Killion who went 3-for-4 with five RBI. The Piranhas had seven players with multi-hit games and were led by Omar Martinez who went 2-for-4 with two RBI and Logan Cheek who went 3-for-4 with one RBI. The winning pitcher for Wilson Sandlot was Connor Bigelow.

Game 21: Mid-Atlantic 12, TBSA Patriots 5

Danny Torres went 2-for-3 with four RBI while JP Podgorski went 3-for-4 with three RBI leading the Mid-Atlantic to a 12-5 victory over the TBSA Patriots. Torres also threw 5.1 innings on the mound striking out four and getting the win despite surrendering five walks. For TBSA, they got offensive output from Dominic Cosenza who finished 2-for-4 with one RBI and Domenic Fernandez who went 1-for-4 with two runs scored.

Game 22: Midwest Select 10, Team California 2

The Midwest select finished with 19 totals hits led by a 4-for-5, one RBI performance from Mateo Rascon. Blake Larson also had a good day at the plate, going 2-for-5 with two RBI. Rascon also led the way on the mound by throwing 6.2 innings with six strikeouts and only two earned runs. The Select scored runs in all but two innings and held Team California scoreless until the sixth. California was led by Parker Sobiesiak on a 1-for-3 performance that resulted in one RBI and a run scored.

Game 23: San Diego Show 5, LV Rebels 2

Both starting pitchers in this game started off throwing strong innings for their teams. San Diego Show's Dylan Fien pitched five innings, striking out five and walking none. For the LV Rebels, Tate Southisene threw 3.1 innings with a strikeout and no earned runs. Jose Mendoza went 2-for-3 with an RBI to help lead the San Diego Show to a 5-2 victory over the LV Rebels. The rebels saw hits from seven different players and most notably a 2-for-2, one RBI day for Alexander Mercurius.

Game 24: West Florida Hammerheads 11, Midland Seminoles 1

The final game of the day saw the West Florida Hammerheads strike for seven runs in the first and winning 11-1 after five. Ethan Suroweic went 2-for-2 with a two RBI double in the first inning and Chris Newstrom went 2-for-3 with an RBI to lead the way for the Hammerheads. Newstrom also got the win on the mound throwing a complete game, while allowing one earned run and striking out two. Anthony Sedman led Midland, going 1-for-2 with a run scored.

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USA Baseball 10U Futures Invitational Day 4 Recap

June 25, 2017

DURHAM, N.C. -- The fourth and final day of the USA Baseball 10U Futures Invitational kicked off at Thomas Brooks Park in Cary, N.C. with the bronze medal game between the Parkview Panthers and TBSA Patriots that resulted in a Parkview Panthers victory. The day ended with the gold medal game featuring the Alamo Drillers vs. the Top Tier Americans. In the end, the Top Tier Americans came out on top with a gold medal victory. The day also consisted of six consolation games. Next week, USA Baseball will hold the third annual 11U Futures Invitational from Thursday, June 29 to Sunday July, 2.

Gold Medal Game: Alamo Drillers (4-1-0), Top Tier Americans (5-0-0)

The 10U Futures Invitational concluded Sunday with a talented matchup between the Alamo Drillers (Texas) and Top Tier Americans (Calif.). Both teams were consistent throughout the duration of the tournament which made for an exciting final game between two undefeated teams. The Alamo Drillers couldn't fully come back from an early deficit though and the Top Tier American claimed the title by a final score of 9-4. Top Tier got started early, plating three runs in the first. Seth Hernandez had the game's first RBI with a single on a hard ground ball up the middle. Hernandez's teammate followed with two RBI from TJ Ford, scoring Linkin Garcia and Thomas Bly. The Drillers plated their first run on an RBI double from Caleb Segura in the second inning and, after another run from Top Tier, the Drillers managed to tie the game in the third with three more runs. Masa Chilcutt would get an RBI single and this inning and two more runs would score off of an error from Top TIer.

Top Tier would hold the Drillers scoreless for the remainder of the game to capture the first championship of the inaugural 10U Futures Invitational. The Top Tier Americans were led by Hernandez who went 3-for-4 at the plate with three RBI and struck out five on the mound getting the win to help capture the gold medal.

Bronze Medal Game: Parkview Panthers (3-1-1), TBSA Patriots (2-2-1)

In the Bronze medal game, the Parkview Panthers (Ga.) and TBSA Patriots (Fla.) had a pitching duel early and a scoreless game going into the fourth inning when the bats came alive. The late offensive onslaught eventually resulted in a 10-2 victory for the Panthers. Starting the game on the mound for Parkview was Ford Thompson who threw three scoreless innings to begin the game. Ford Thompson finished with two strikeouts and no walks while capturing the win. Six players for the Panthers had multi-hit games including Mason Davis and Landon Brooks who both went 3-for-4 in the game. TBSA had a strong showing despite only scoring two runs. As a team they finished with 12 hits, only struck out three times and forced the Panthers to make plays in the field.

 

Game 33: Team Elite (2-1-1), ATP Baseball (2-3-0)

The first game of day four was a consolation matchup between Team Elite (Ga.) and ATP Baseball (Ariz.) which showcased tremendous pitching from Team Elite. Quindon Wright and Charlie Wilcox tossed a combined shutout for Team Elite, which cruised to a 7-0 victory. They plated runs in the first, third, fourth and fifth inning for a balanced day offensively led by Weston Bryan who went 2-for-3 with two RBI. ATP was led by Andrew Gonzalez, who finished the day 2-for-3 at the plate.

Game 35: STL Spikes (0-5-0), NJ Hurricanes (1-4-0)

The STL Spikes (Mo.) and NJ Hurricanes (N.J.) were matched up in their Sunday game. The Spikes got on the board first with a single up the middle from Mitch Weisenborn. The Hurricanes would go on to score two in the first and three in the third to keep the lead and finish on top by a score of 13-3. Miguel Benavides and Charlie Stumberger led the way offensively for the Hurricanes. Benavides went 2-for-4 with four RBI and Stumberger went 1-for-3 with three RBI. The Hurricanes finished with 15 hits.

Game 36: Traction Canes Black (2-3-0), CBA (1-4-0)

Traction Canes Black (La.) rolled to a 4 to 0 lead early in the first in a matchup with CBA and never looked back winning 10 to 5 in this one. CBA (Calif.) would fight back scoring a run in the first and two in the third but could never take the lead because of tough pitching from Kolby Hunter who went the distance in this one for the Canes. Hunter in six innings surrendered five runs, struck out two and only walked one getting the win for his team. At the plate the Canes saw good hitting from their leadoff hitter Joshua Lim who was a perfect 3-for-3 in this one with one RBI as well as Sawyer Pruitt who was 3-for-4 with three RBI.

Game 37: Five Star Tigers (4-1-0), Florida Chargers (2-2-1)

The Five Star Tigers (Fla.) and Florida Chargers (Fla.) matchup ended early after a five run third inning put the Tigers ahead. The Five Star Tigers were dominant both offensively and defensively in their 11-0 victory. The winning pitcher, Dayson Griffis, struck out six in four innings for the Tigers. At the plate, the Tigers were led by Cody Boshell and Gabe Gonzalez who both went 2-for-2. JJ Jennings also contributed to the Tiger's 11 runs with 3 RBI.

Game 39: Louisville Sting (1-4-0), Rawlings Stars Nationals (3-2-0)

Excitement in the late innings of the Rawlings Stars Nationals (S.C.) and Louisville Sting (Ky.) game resulted in a Rawlings Stars win by a final score of 9-2. The Rawlings Stars came alive in the fourth, scoring six runs. The Sting had an early 2-0 lead, until an inside the park home run by Coy James knocked in three in to put the Rawlings Stars Nationals up. Coy James went 3-for-3 on the day with 6 RBI and was also the winning pitcher of the game, striking out eight in four innings.

Game 40: LA Xtreme (2-3-0), San Diego Show (3-2-0)

The final game of the 2017 10U Futures Invitational was the battle of southern California when the LA Xtreme (Calif.) and the San Diego Show (Calif.) faced off. Strong pitching from Peyton Rodgers and Levi Uslander helped secure the shutout and 4-0 victory. Offensively, the Show was led by Rodgers who went 2-for-2 and was the only player in the game with multiple hits.

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USA Baseball 10U Futures Invitational Day 3 Recap

June 25, 2017

Durham, N.C. -- Day three of the USA Baseball 10U Futures Invitational began with the first semifinal game featuring the Parkview Panthers and Alamo Drillers at 10:20 a.m. at Thomas Brooks Park in Cary, N.C. The second semi-final game, TBSA Patriots vs. Top Tier Americans, was played at 10:40 a.m. At the conclusion of the semi-final games, the Alamo Drillers and Top Tier Americans secured their spots in the gold medal game of the Futures Invitational, Sunday, at 11:00 a.m. at Thomas Brooks Park. The Parkview Panthers and TBSA Patriots will compete for the bronze medal at 8:00 a.m.

Game 25: STL Spikes (0-4-0), Rawlings Stars Nationals (2-2-0)

The Rawlings Stars (S.C.) quickly got on the board in their consolation matchup against STL Spikes (Mo.), scoring six runs in the first inning. They scored their runs in bunches on Saturday, with five more coming in the fourth, securing the final score of 11-0.
Micah Simpson tallied a double and triples by Gunner Alm and Jayce Cook help Rawlings Stars Nationals take an early need. On top of a strong offensive showing, its pitching was strong as well. Tyler Lomas threw a five inning no-hit shutout despite four walks.

Game 26: Parkview Panthers (2-1-1), Alamo Drillers (4-0-0)

The first semi-final matchup featured the Parkview Panthers (Ga.) and the Alamo Drillers (Texas) on Field 7 of Thomas Brooks Park. The Drillers secured their spot in the championship behind Chris Sampson's 2-for-2, three RBI day, en route to a 9-4 victory. The Panthers got down early but tried to rally late. The Panthers scored four runs in the sixth inning but that was all they would manage on the day. Cade Segura picked up the win, throwing 4.2 innings and striking out nine.

Game 27: TBSA Patriots (2-1-1), Top Tier Americans (4-0-0)

The second semi-final matchup featured Top Tier Americans (Calif.) and the TBSA Patriots (Fla.). Top Tier Americans found their groove in this one advancing to the Gold Medal Game against the Alamo Drillers with a 14-4 win.
Top Tier Americans pitcher Julius Pfau got the win and also led the team offensively, finishing 2-for-2 with three RBI. TBSA Patriots was led offensively by Andrew Tess who was a perfect 3-for-3 with two RBI.

Game 28: Louisville Sting (1-3-0) , NJ Hurricanes (0-4-0)

The Louisville Sting (Ky.) recorded their first win of the 10U Futures Invitational defeating the NJ Hurricanes (N.J.) 9-2 on Saturday. The Louisville Sting exploded for 19 hits and eight of the nine starters recorded a hit on the day. Zach Morris led the way with four hits and was a home run away from hitting the first-ever cycle in 10U Futures Invitational history. Morris finished 4-for-4 with three RBI. Ryan Comella and Carson Hooker also had great offensive games both finishing 3-for-4.

Game 29: Florida Chargers (2-1-1), Team Elite (1-1-1)

The Florida Chargers (Fla.) and Team Elite (Ga.) faced off in a consolation game on Field 6 on Saturday. The Chargers ended the game on top securing with an 8-6 victory. It was their second win of the tournament. Both teams got on the board in the first inning with a run each but the Chargers would pull ahead 4-1 in the second inning and not look back. The Chargers got the bulk of their offense from David Delpino who was 1-for-2 with two RBI. John Legeune ended the day with two RBI for Team Elite. Carmani Boozer picked up the win for the Florida Chargers in relief.

Game 30: Traction Canes Black (1-3-0), San Diego Show (2-2-0)

The San Diego Show (Calif.) and Traction Canes Black (La.) faced off for Game 30 of the 10U Futures Invitational. Scoring went back and forth early in this one with three different lead changes before the Show pulled ahead in the fourth inning. The San Diego Show scored two runs in both the fourth and fifth innings, securing a 6-3 victory. Elijah Selga was again key to the Show's offense and is 5-for-12 with two home runs and five RBI for the tournament after a 2-for-3 day in this game. Andrew Gonzalez contributed with a 2-for-2 day and an RBI. Gonzalez came on in relief of Selga on the mound and picked up the win.

Game 31: LA Xtreme (2-1-0), CBA (1-3-0)

Strong pitching led the way for LA Xtreme (Calif.) in their consolation matchup against CBA (Calif) on Saturday. A combined effort from Cole Bernstein and Nicholai Arnold stymied CBA and helped get the 3-0 victory as Bernstein threw five innings and striking out seven while surrendering just two hits.
Game 32: ATP Baseball (2-2-0), Five Star Tigers (3-1-0)

In the final game of the day, Field 8 at Thomas Brooks Park featured ATP Baseball (Ariz.) and Five Star Tigers (Fla.) in an offensive-heavy game that resulted in a 15-7 victory for Five Star Tigers. This game had 28 combined hits and 22 runs as the bats were out in full force. Ten total players had multi hit showings and made for an exciting way to end a great day of baseball. For the winning Tigers, they were led by Gabe Gonzalez who was 3-for-4 with three RBI and Jacob Kendall who went 2-for-4 with three RBI.

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10U Futures Invitational Day 2 Recap

June 23, 2017

DURHAM, N.C. -- The second round of pool play in the 10U Futures Invitational kicked off at Thomas Brooks Park in Cary, N.C. starting with the Alamo Drillers vs. Five Star Tigers at 8:00 a.m. At the end of Day 2 and pool play, the Alamo Drillers and the Top Tier Americans finished on top with a 3-0-0 record followed by Parkview Panthers (2-0-1), TBSA Patriots (2-0-1), and ATP Baseball (2-0-1).

The semifinal and consolation rounds of the tournament will begin at 10:00 a.m. Saturday. Live scoring and streaming will continue on USABaseball.com.

Game 17- Alamo Drillers (3-0-0) vs. Five Star Tigers (2-1-0)
The Alamo Drillers (Texas) came out on top in the first battle of undefeated teams on Friday with a 6-1 win over the Five Star Tigers (Fla.), clinching a spot in the semifinals. The Drillers were led by Bryce Dixon who went 2-for-3 with three RBI. The winning pitcher for the Drillers was Tristan Bristow, holding the Tigers to one run in four innings and recording five strikeouts.

Game 18- CBA (1-2-0) vs. STL Spikes (0-3-0)
CBA (Calif.) defeated the STL Spikes (Mo.) 15-1 in just five innings after scoring five runs in the third inning and six in the fifth. Matt Szymarek and Bodie Tidwell led CBA's offensive charge with a combined four hits and three RBI each. CBA's 18 stolen bases helped them dominate the board and resulted in their first win of the 10U Futures Invitational.

Game 19- LA Xtreme (1-2-0) vs. TBSA Patriots (2-0-1)
The TBSA Patriots (Fla.) put up a strong performance behind the plate starting in the first, leading them to a 9-1 win against the LA Xtreme (Calif.). Leading TBSA's offensive output was JD Howard, who went 3-for-3 with three RBI. The winning pitcher for the Patriots, Cal Johnson, held LA Xtreme to one run in his four-inning outing.

Game 20- Louisville Sting (1-2-0) vs. Team Elite (2-0-1)
Field 8 saw an offensive battle between the Louisville Sting (La.) and Team Elite (Ga.) in the first session of games on Day 2 of the 10U Futures Invitational. After taking a 2-1 lead in the first, Team Elite didn't look back and clinched a 7-3 victory. The Louisville Sting converted three of its four hits in the contest. Sam Summerlin came out swinging in the first and led Team Elite, going 3-for-3 with three RBI. Another top offensive contributor for Team Elite was John Legume who finished 2-for-3 with three RBI. After working through five pitchers, Ayden Phillips was the winning pitcher for Team Elite.

Game 21- Florida Chargers (1-1-1) vs Rawlings Stars Nationals (1-2-0)
The Rawlings Stars Nationals (S.C.) clinched their first win of the 10U Futures Invitational and they won big, outscoring the Florida Chargers (Fla.) 18-3 in the fifth. The Rawlings Stars Nationals found their rhythm in the third, adding 11 runs to the board. Gavin Maines led the Rawlings Stars Nationals power behind the plate, going 3-for-3. Gunner Alm, who recorded eight strikeouts on Day 1 topped offensive charts today, going 3-for-4 with 2 RBI. The winning pitcher for the Rawlings Stars Nationals was Micah Simpson.

Game 22- Parkview Panthers (2-0-1) vs. San Diego Show (1-2-0)
A consistent performance at the plate led the Parkview Panthers (Ga.) to an 8-2 win over the San Diego Show (Calif.). The San Diego Show outscored the Panthers in the first 2-1, but could not add anything else to the board. With at least one run in every inning but one, the Panthers topped the offensive charts. Ford Thompson led this charge, going 3-for-4 with two RBI. Jon Holcomb, Elijah Miller, and Porter Berryman followed, all finishing 2-for-3 with a combined four RBI. Pitching five innings and grabbing three strikeouts, the Panther's Mason Davis was recorded as the winning pitcher.

Game 23- ATP Baseball (2-1-0) vs. Top Tier Americans (3-0-0)
A walk-off win for the Top Tier Americans (Calif.) ended a back and forth battle at 6-5 against ATP Baseball (Ariz.). Both teams ended Day 1 with a 2-0 record. ATP Baseball scored three early in the first and held on to its lead until the fourth when the Top Tier Americans tied it at 4. A triple by Top Tier's Seth Hernandez started the comeback, bringing in two runs. Tanner Carlson followed with a one-run single and a strong offensive performance, going 2-for-3 on the day. Julius Pfau finished 2-for-4 and is to thank for the walk-off single in the seventh. Seth Hernandez was recorded as the winning pitcher for the Top Tier Americans.

Game 24- NJ Hurricanes (0-3-0) vs. Traction Canes Black (1-2-0)
The final game of Day 2 of the 10U Futures Invitational was dominated by the Traction Canes Black (Ky.), as they shutout the NJ Hurricanes (N.J.) 6-0. Four Traction Canes Black pitcher's contributed to the defensive performance. Michael Staley and David Marsh grabbed two strikeouts each, while starting pitcher Kolby Hunter was recorded as the winning pitcher. The Traction Canes Black offense came out strong, scoring 4 runs in the first. Jacob McCann knocked in the first run of the game with a single and remained consistent, going 2-for-3 with 3 RBI. Thomas Bonaventure also added to this early lead with a triple, resulting in two runs.

 

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10U Futures Invitational Day 1 Recap

June 23, 2017

DURHAM, N.C. - Day one of the USA Baseball 10U Futures Invitational kicked off at Thomas Brooks Park in Cary, N.C. on Thursday with the first games of pool play. After sixteen games, the ATP National, Alamo Drillers, and Five Star Tigers ended day one with a perfect 2-0 record. The Florida Chargers, Parkview Panthers, and TBSA Patriots are all tied for the fourth qualifying position with a 1-0-1 record.

Day two will start off at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, June 23, with the Alamo Drillers taking on the Five Star Tigers. Stay tuned to USABaseball.com for live scoring.

Game 1: Five Star Tigers 16, STL Spikes 0

The Five Star Tigers' (Fla.) offense was in full force in their first action at this year's 10U Futures Invitational. The Tigers scored a run in each inning, securing the win by a score of 16-0 over the STL Spikes. The Tigers were led by Gabe Gonzalez, who went 3-for-3 with two doubles and four RBI, as well as Ty Cobb who went 2-for-3 with three RBI. The winning pitcher was JJ Jennings who pitched 2.1 scoreless innings while recording two strikeouts.

Game 2: Team Elite 5, TBSA Patriots 5

Field eight showcased a thrilling matchup between TBSA Patriots (Fla.) and Team Elite (Ga.) that ended in a 5-5 tie due to a two hour time limit ruling. In the bottom of the sixth, Team Elite loaded the bases with one out but TSBA's Madox Land was able to record the final two outs and escape the jam. Offensively the game's leaders were Colby Redding of TBSA, who had a two-RBI base hit, and Team Elite's Charlie Wilcox, who went 1-for-1 with an RBI.

Game 3: LA Xtreme 7, Louisville Sting 1

The LA Xtreme (Calif.) and the Louisville Sting (Ky.) faced off on field five in the third game of the day. LA Xtreme jumped out to an early lead in the game and never looked back, starting its tournament with a 7-1 victory. Shane Florez led the way offensively and defensively, recording a two-RBI single and getting the win on the mound while tallying four strikeouts.

Game 4: Alamo Drillers 11, CBA 0

The Alamo Drillers (Texas) defeated CBA 11-0 in their first pool play matchup of the 10U Futures Invitational. Gavin Schlotterback led the way at the plate, going 2-for-4 with three RBI. The winning pitcher in the game was Ty Hawkings who tossed four one-hit innings while striking out two.

Game 5: San Diego Show 12, Rawlings Stars Nationals 4

San Diego Show (Calif.) finished with 12 runs on 15 hits in its first game of pool play. Elijah Selga had a whopping five RBI when he cleared the fence with a bomb and then legged out an inside-the-park home run for the Show. Cameron Cole went 2-for-2 with two RBI for the Rawlings Stars Nationals (S.C.). Gunner Alm finished with eight strikeouts for Rawlings.

Game 6: ATP Baseball 1, NJ Hurricanes, 0

A no-hitter was thrown in game six of the 10U Futures Invitational by Jaden Engels, who went all six innings and tallied two strikeouts for ATP Baseball (Ariz.). The lone run of the game was scored by Enrique Guerra on a passed ball by the catcher in the fourth inning.

Game 7: Top Tier Americans 11, Traction Canes Black, 1

The Top Tier Americans (Calif.) recorded the 11-1 over Traction Canes Black (La.) in game seven. Top Tier was led by TJ Ford who went 2-for-3 with three RBI in the contest. Traction Canes Black's only run came off the bat of Kolby Hunter. The winning pitcher for the Top Tier Americans was Thomas Bly, who stuck out three over two innings of work.

Game 8: Florida Chargers 9, Parkview Panthers 9

One of the most exciting games of the day featured 24 combined hits, only one error and 18 combined runs resulting in a 9-9 tie. The Florida Chargers (Fla.) were led by Juan Gainous who went 2-for-2 with one RBI, while the Parkview Panthers (Ga.) were led offensively by Tyler Anglin also went 2-for-2 and had recorded RBI in the contest.

Game 9: Alamo Drillers 18, STL Spikes 1

The Alamo Drillers (Texas) exploded for 18 runs in their second 10U Futures Invitational game of the day. The Drillers were again led by Gavin Schlotterback who went 2-for-3 with three RBI. Cedrick Harris Jr. also added to the offensive outpu, going 1-for-1 with two RBI. The winning pitcher for the Drillers was Chris Sampson.

Game 10: Louisville Sting 2, TBSA Patriots 1

Game 10 was a close matchup resulting in a 2-1 victory for the TBSA Patriots over the Louisville Sting. The Stings' lone run came in the third and the Patriots responded with two runs of their own in the fourth inning. The Patriots' pitching was strong for the duration of the game with Andreas Alvarez leading the way. He threw 5.1 scoreless innings while recording four strikeouts.

Game 11: Team Elite 8, LA Xtreme 6

Both Team Elite and LA Xtreme capitalized on 11 hits apiece in game 11, but Team Elite managed to get the upper hand and came away with a 8-6 victory. Joshua Barnes was the top man offensively for Team Elite, going 2-for-3 with a single, a triple and two RBI. In the other dugout, Cole Bernstein also went 2-for-3 with two RBI to lead the way offensively for LA Xtreme. The winning pitcher was Team Elite relief pitcher Coleman Lewis.

Game 12: Five Star Tigers 5, CBA 0

A strong combined pitching attack helped Five Star Tigers prevail in game 12 with a 5-0 victory over CBA. Pitchers Ty Cobb, Gabe Gonzalez and Caden Worbington gave up a combined four hits, one walk and struck out five in the shutout effort. As a team, the Tigers were able to draw five walks throughout the game, which allowed them to score five runs while only tallying two hits in the contest.

Game 13: Florida Chargers 5, San Diego Show 4

A close 5-4 matchup between the San Diego Show and Florida Chargers resulted in a win for the Chargers despite the Show rallying late. The Show scored one run in the top half of the sixth to bring the deficit to only one run but were ultimately halted by Chargers pitcher Carmani Boozer who captured the save. Offensively the Chargers were led by David Delpino who finished 1-for-2 with 2 RBI in the contest.

Game 14: Top Tier Americans, 8 NJ Hurricanes 1

Julius Pfau and Kaden Whitecavage both went 1-for-2 with two RBI for Top Tier Americans in their 8-1 win over NJ Hurricanes in game 14. The Americans used five pitchers in the game and only gave up one hit to the Hurricanes' Mario Magana who ended the game 1-for-3.

Game 15: ATP Baseball 9, Traction Canes Black 5

ATP Baseball ended day one of the 10U Futures Invitational with a victory, taking down Traction Canes Black 9-5. ATP's offense had a balanced approach with six players recording hits and tallying eight walks as a team. The winning pitcher was Yee Andrugh for ATP. Despite the loss, Traction Canes Black's Sawyer Pruitt had himself a day, going 3-for-3 with a double and three RBI.

Game 16: Parkview Panthers 9, Rawlings Stars Nationals 3

The final game of the day was a winning effort by the Parkview Panthers as they defeated the Rawlings Stars Nationals 9-3. The Panthers ended their day 1-0-1 with a little help from Evan Brown who went 2-for-4 with three RBI. Landon Brooks was also strong at the plate, finishing 2-for-3 with two RBI. The Rawlings Stars Nationals received five of their seven hits from Tyler Lomas and Jayce Cook.

 

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2017 11U Futures Invitational Fan Guide

June 13, 2017

EVENT OVERVIEW:

The USA Baseball 11U Futures Invitational is an elite youth championship event, exclusively reserved for top 11-and-under teams and athletes. The four-day, championship tournament will be hosted at the USA Baseball National Training Complex, the official training site of Team USA and adjoining Thomas Brooks Park in Cary, North Carolina. In addition to featuring some of the top youth talent in the country, the event will be a part of the official selection process for the 2017 12U National Team.

Teams at the Futures Invitational will have the opportunity to interact with the nation's top amateur talent participating in the Tournament of Stars (18U National Team Identification event) who will also be working out at the National Training Complex. This unique opportunity will also include unprecedented access to national team coaches and staff throughout the tournament.
 

SCHEDULE:

Please click here to view the event schedule.

Schedule Updates:
Schedules will be updated daily on the USA Baseball Futures Invitational information page. Also, follow @USABaseball12U on Twitter, for updates.

RULES:

Please review the 2017 USA Baseball Futures Invitational Rules.

Additionally, please review the 2017 Futures Invitational Pitcher Use Limitations.
 

TICKETS:

Admission to Thomas Brooks Park and the Futures Invitational will be free of charge.

There will, however, be gate fees at the USA Baseball National Training Complex for the Collegiate National Team games. All Futures Invitational players and coaches will be given a USA Baseball credential which will allow entrance into the National Training Complex free of charge. Family and other guests in attendance with Futures Invitational participants will be able to pick up a complimentary credential at the entrance gates of Thomas Brooks Park (while supplies last) that will allow them admission into the National Training Complex should they choose to go over to that side of the park.

Gates at Thomas Brooks Park will open one hour prior to the first scheduled game time on any given day.
 

EVENT PROGRAM:

Event programs will be available at the entrance gates of Thomas Brooks Park free of charge while supplies last.
 

EVENT PHOTOS:

On Friday, June 30, players will take individual and team photos at Bill Coleman Field of the National Training Complex. Following the event, players and coaches will receive these photos at no charge via email. The email will contain a link where players are able to download the pictures.

Additionally, throughout the event there will be professional photographers taking action photos. These photos will be available for purchase on USABaseballPhotos.com following the event. Players and families wishing to look through the photos will need to use the password "FS" in order to access the gallery on USABaseballPhotos.com.
 

MEDIA:

Live Scoring:
All games at the Futures Invitational will be available through the GameChanger scoring app (Apple and Android). Links will be available on USABaseball.com.

Media and Press:
If you are an accredited member of the press, please contact mediarelations@usabaseball.com or fill out a Media Credential Request Form.

Cameras & Video Equipment:
USA Baseball has also adopted the following policy regarding camera lenses (including telephoto and zoom lenses) for any of the organization's events. Spectators are not permitted to bring telephoto or zoom camera lenses into the Futures Invitational venue. Cameras may be brought in to the venues so long as they are not accompanied by these types of lenses. Only USA Baseball personnel and credentialed members of the media are permitted to have possession of telephoto and zoom lenses. This policy is in place to ensure that all of our players, coaches and fans have a positive experience at our events.
 

FACILITY INFORMATION:

Thomas Brooks Park is located at:
9008 Green Level Church Road
Cary, NC 27519
Google Map

Parking:
There is no cost for parking at Thomas Brooks Park or the USA Baseball National Training Complex.

Prohibited actions and items at both Thomas Brooks Park and the USA Baseball National Training Complex are as follows:

  • Outside food or drink is prohibited
  • Smoking is prohibited
  • Animals are not permitted except for service animals
  • Weapons of any kind are prohibited
  • Alcoholic beverages are prohibited


Foul Balls:
Please be aware of foul balls at all times.

Bag Search:
All bags are subject to a bag search upon entering Thomas Brooks Park or the USA Baseball National Training Complex.

Concessions:
At Thomas Brooks Park and the USA Baseball National Training Complex there will be concessions available. Therefore, outside food, beverages and coolers will not be permitted.

Lost and Found:
The tower at Thomas Brooks Park will serve as the lost and found for the event.

First-Aid:
A certified athletic trainer will be on-site at the Futures Invitational throughout the entire event.

Merchandise:
USA Baseball has a Team Store on site at the USA Baseball National Training Complex. All major credit cards are accepted; Visa, Master Card, American Express and Discover Card. For additional Team USA merchandise, please check out the official online shop.  

 

ADDITIONAL USA BASEBALL INFORMATION:

Gatorade: Athletes will have access to Gatorade Thirst Quencher in the dugouts of each game during the Futures Invitational to help keep them hydrated. Gatorade Thirst Quencher has fluids to rehydrate, electrolytes to replenish, and carbs to refuel. To learn more about the science behind Gatorade, visit www.Gatorade.com.

 

EDUCATION:

Pitch Smart:
Major League Baseball and USA Baseball have teamed up to help young players reduce arm injuries through Pitch Smart, a comprehensive resource for safe pitching practices. Pitch Smart offers a series of practical, age-appropriate guidelines to help players, parents and coaches avoid overuse injuries and foster long, healthy careers. The guidelines were developed throughout the 2014 regular season, as MLB and USA Baseball collaboratively sought to pool the recommendations of many leading medical authorities in the sport in conjunction with baseball officials. The program was formally launched in late 2014.

PitchSmart.org serves as the program's online home and is accessible via MLB.com and USABaseball.com. The site offers pitch count and rest recommendations, statistics on Tommy John surgery, risk factors, awareness tips, published research and videos from experts, including Dr. James Andrews and USA Baseball's medical safety committee chairman, Dr. Glenn Fleisig. USA Baseball, the national governing body for amateur baseball, is fully compliant with the Pitch Smart program and will use PitchSmart.org as a major resource to educate the amateur baseball community on pitcher safety. For more information about the Pitch Smart program, take the free introduction to Pitch Smart online course hosted by Hall of Fame Major League pitcher, John Smoltz, at USABaseball.Education.

Play Sun Smart:
Play Sun Smart is a joint skin cancer initiative by Major League Baseball, the Major League Baseball Players Association and the American Academy of Dermatology, and is supported by USA Baseball. The program aims to raise awareness of skin cancer and offer prevention and detection tips to the baseball community. Since 1999, the American Academy of Dermatology has conducted nearly 39,000 screenings through the Play Sun Smart program. More than 1,300 suspicious spots have been detected, including 168 melanomas through these screenings.

The Play Sun Smart program can be found here. The site offers information about skin cancer, community programs and events, ways to get involved, and free resources. The USA Baseball Online Education Center also provides a free course on the Play Sun Smart program, hosted by team dermatologist for the New York Yankees, Dr. Darrell Rigel. The course can be found at USABaseball.Education.

Coaches Education Program:
As the national governing body for baseball in the United States, USA Baseball, in partnership with the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), has developed and launched "Coaching Baseball," the latest online sport-specific course in its Coaches Education Program. The course is now available online at www.nfhslearn.com. USA Baseball is recommending that all coaches participating in its events use the course as a resource to improve their skills. Course completion is strongly recommended for all USA Baseball events.

In addition to "Coaching Baseball," USA Baseball would also like to recommend several other NFHS resources for coaches and fans. "Heat Illness Prevention", "Creating a Safe and Respectful Environment", "Positive Sports Parenting" and "Sportsmanship" are courses that can assist in creating a positive environment for your team at USA Baseball events and beyond. All of these courses are free of charge and can be found at www.nfhslearn.com.

SafeSport:
In 2010, the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) convened the Working Group for Safe Training Environments and charged it with the task of developing a set of recommendations concerning misconduct in sport. The diverse group included individuals from the Olympic family as well as outside experts. The SafeSport program is the culmination of the sustained work on the part of these passionate individuals, addressing misconduct in sport by providing information, training, and resources, while focusing on four primary objectives:

  • Addressing sexual and physical misconduct in sport.
  • Reviewing the guidelines across sports and other related organizations for responding to these issues.
  • Assessing the needs of athletes, coaches, staff, National Governing Bodies (NGBs), clubs and other sport organizations.
  • Developing a set of recommendations to promote athlete well-being.


The resources of the USOC have been made available to our sport, and as such USA Baseball is committed to providing a safe environment for its members, participants, coaches, officials and volunteers. Sexual, physical or emotional abuse and harassment in any form by a USA Baseball member, participant, coach, official, or volunteer is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. When any member, participant, coach, official, staff or volunteer is subjected to sexual, physical or emotional abuse or harassment in any form, it undermines the mission and values of USA Baseball. USA Baseball advocates the building of strong self-images among the athlete participants, strives to promote good sportsmanship throughout the organization and encourages qualities of mutual respect, courtesy and tolerance.

For more information, log on to www.safesport.org.

Amateur Resource Center:
The Amateur Resource Center (The ARC) is home to USA Baseball's educational resources for coaches, umpires, parents, and players. Other resources offered through The ARC include online education courses, health and safety articles, support programs and championship principles.

The ARC features the following:

  • Online Education courses hosted on the Online Education Center focused on various aspects of the game of baseball
  • The USA Baseball Mobile Coach application as an on-the-go practice planning tool for coaches at any level
  • A variety of health and safety resources that offer advice on best practices for baseball related health and safety concerns


For more information, please visit www.USABaseball.com/arc.

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2017 10U Futures Invitational Fan Guide

June 13, 2017

EVENT OVERVIEW:

The USA Baseball 10U Futures Invitational is an elite youth championship event, exclusively reserved for top 10-and-under teams and athletes. The four-day, championship tournament will feature some of the top youth talent in the country and will be hosted at the USA Baseball National Training Complex, the official training site of Team USA and adjoining Thomas Brooks Park in Cary, North Carolina.

Teams at the Futures Invitational will have the opportunity to interact with the nation's best collegiate talent (Collegiate National Team) who will also be working out at the National Training Complex. This unique opportunity will also include unprecedented access to national team coaches and staff throughout the tournament.

SCHEDULE:

Please click here to view the event schedule.

Schedule Updates:
Schedules will be updated daily on the USA Baseball Futures Invitational information page. Also, follow @USABaseball12U on Twitter, for updates.
 

RULES:

Please review the 2017 USA Baseball Futures Invitational Rules.

Additionally, please review the 2017 Futures Invitational Pitcher Use Limitations.
 

TICKETS:

Admission to Thomas Brooks Park and the Futures Invitational will be free of charge.

There will, however, be gate fees at the USA Baseball National Training Complex for the Collegiate National Team games. All Futures Invitational players and coaches will be given a USA Baseball credential which will allow entrance into the National Training Complex free of charge. Family and other guests in attendance with Futures Invitational participants will be able to pick up a complimentary credential at the entrance gates of Thomas Brooks Park (while supplies last) that will allow them admission into the National Training Complex should they choose to go over to that side of the park.

Gates at Thomas Brooks Park will open one hour prior to the first scheduled game time on any given day.
 

EVENT PROGRAM:

Event programs will be available at the entrance gates of Thomas Brooks Park free of charge while supplies last.
 

EVENT PHOTOS:

On Saturday, June 24, players will take individual and team photos at Bill Coleman Field of the National Training Complex. Following the event, players and coaches will receive these photos at no charge via email. The email will contain a link where players are able to download the pictures.

Additionally, throughout the event there will be professional photographers taking action photos. These photos will be available for purchase on USABaseballPhotos.com following the event. Players and families wishing to look through the photos will need to use the password "FS" in order to access the gallery on USABaseballPhotos.com.
 

MEDIA:

Live Scoring:
All games at the Futures Invitational will be available through the GameChanger scoring app (Apple and Android). Links will be available on USABaseball.com.

Media and Press:
If you are an accredited member of the press, please contact mediarelations@usabaseball.com or fill out a Media Credential Request Form.

Cameras & Video Equipment:
USA Baseball has also adopted the following policy regarding camera lenses (including telephoto and zoom lenses) for any of the organization's events. Spectators are not permitted to bring telephoto or zoom camera lenses into the Futures Invitational venue. Cameras may be brought in to the venues so long as they are not accompanied by these types of lenses. Only USA Baseball personnel and credentialed members of the media are permitted to have possession of telephoto and zoom lenses. This policy is in place to ensure that all of our players, coaches and fans have a positive experience at our events.
 

FACILITY INFORMATION:

Thomas Brooks Park is located at:
9008 Green Level Church Road
Cary, NC 27519
Google Map

Parking:
There is no cost for parking at Thomas Brooks Park or the USA Baseball National Training Complex.

Prohibited actions and items at both Thomas Brooks Park and the USA Baseball National Training Complex are as follows:

  • Outside food or drink is prohibited
  • Smoking is prohibited
  • Animals are not permitted except for service animals
  • Weapons of any kind are prohibited
  • Alcoholic beverages are prohibited


Foul Balls:
Please be aware of foul balls at all times.

Bag Search:
All bags are subject to a bag search upon entering Thomas Brooks Park or the USA Baseball National Training Complex.

Concessions:
At Thomas Brooks Park and the USA Baseball National Training Complex there will be concession available. Therefore, outside food, beverages and coolers will not be permitted.

Lost and Found:
The tower at Thomas Brooks Park will serve as the lost and found for the event.

First-Aid:
A certified athletic trainer will be on-site at the Futures Invitational throughout the entire event.

Merchandise:
USA Baseball has a Team Store on site at the USA Baseball National Training Complex. All major credit cards are accepted; Visa, Master Card, American Express and Discover Card. For additional Team USA merchandise, please check out the official online shop.  

 

ADDITIONAL USA BASEBALL INFORMATION:

Gatorade: Athletes will have access to Gatorade Thirst Quencher in the dugouts of each game during the Futures Invitational to help keep them hydrated. Gatorade Thirst Quencher has fluids to rehydrate, electrolytes to replenish, and carbs to refuel. To learn more about the science behind Gatorade, visit www.Gatorade.com.

 

EDUCATION:

Pitch Smart:
Major League Baseball and USA Baseball have teamed up to help young players reduce arm injuries through Pitch Smart, a comprehensive resource for safe pitching practices. Pitch Smart offers a series of practical, age-appropriate guidelines to help players, parents and coaches avoid overuse injuries and foster long, healthy careers. The guidelines were developed throughout the 2014 regular season, as MLB and USA Baseball collaboratively sought to pool the recommendations of many leading medical authorities in the sport in conjunction with baseball officials. The program was formally launched in late 2014.

PitchSmart.org serves as the program's online home and is accessible via MLB.com and USABaseball.com. The site offers pitch count and rest recommendations, statistics on Tommy John surgery, risk factors, awareness tips, published research and videos from experts, including Dr. James Andrews and USA Baseball's medical safety committee chairman, Dr. Glenn Fleisig. USA Baseball, the national governing body for amateur baseball, is fully compliant with the Pitch Smart program and will use PitchSmart.org as a major resource to educate the amateur baseball community on pitcher safety. For more information about the Pitch Smart program, take the free introduction to Pitch Smart online course hosted by Hall of Fame Major League pitcher, John Smoltz, at USABaseball.Education.

Play Sun Smart:
Play Sun Smart is a joint skin cancer initiative by Major League Baseball, the Major League Baseball Players Association and the American Academy of Dermatology, and is supported by USA Baseball. The program aims to raise awareness of skin cancer and offer prevention and detection tips to the baseball community. Since 1999, the American Academy of Dermatology has conducted nearly 39,000 screenings through the Play Sun Smart program. More than 1,300 suspicious spots have been detected, including 168 melanomas through these screenings.

The Play Sun Smart program can be found here. The site offers information about skin cancer, community programs and events, ways to get involved, and free resources. The USA Baseball Online Education Center also provides a free course on the Play Sun Smart program, hosted by team dermatologist for the New York Yankees, Dr. Darrell Rigel. The course can be found at USABaseball.Education.

Coaches Education Program:
As the national governing body for baseball in the United States, USA Baseball, in partnership with the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), has developed and launched "Coaching Baseball," the latest online sport-specific course in its Coaches Education Program. The course is now available online at www.nfhslearn.com. USA Baseball is recommending that all coaches participating in its events use the course as a resource to improve their skills. Course completion is strongly recommended for all USA Baseball events.

In addition to "Coaching Baseball," USA Baseball would also like to recommend several other NFHS resources for coaches and fans. "Heat Illness Prevention", "Creating a Safe and Respectful Environment", "Positive Sports Parenting" and "Sportsmanship" are courses that can assist in creating a positive environment for your team at USA Baseball events and beyond. All of these courses are free of charge and can be found at www.nfhslearn.com.

SafeSport:
In 2010, the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) convened the Working Group for Safe Training Environments and charged it with the task of developing a set of recommendations concerning misconduct in sport. The diverse group included individuals from the Olympic family as well as outside experts. The SafeSport program is the culmination of the sustained work on the part of these passionate individuals, addressing misconduct in sport by providing information, training, and resources, while focusing on four primary objectives:

  • Addressing sexual and physical misconduct in sport.
  • Reviewing the guidelines across sports and other related organizations for responding to these issues.
  • Assessing the needs of athletes, coaches, staff, National Governing Bodies (NGBs), clubs and other sport organizations.
  • Developing a set of recommendations to promote athlete well-being.


The resources of the USOC have been made available to our sport, and as such USA Baseball is committed to providing a safe environment for its members, participants, coaches, officials and volunteers. Sexual, physical or emotional abuse and harassment in any form by a USA Baseball member, participant, coach, official, or volunteer is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. When any member, participant, coach, official, staff or volunteer is subjected to sexual, physical or emotional abuse or harassment in any form, it undermines the mission and values of USA Baseball. USA Baseball advocates the building of strong self-images among the athlete participants, strives to promote good sportsmanship throughout the organization and encourages qualities of mutual respect, courtesy and tolerance.

For more information, log on to www.safesport.org.

Amateur Resource Center:
The Amateur Resource Center (The ARC) is home to USA Baseball's educational resources for coaches, umpires, parents, and players. Other resources offered through The ARC include online education courses, health and safety articles, support programs and championship principles.

The ARC features the following:

  • Online Education courses hosted on the Online Education Center focused on various aspects of the game of baseball
  • The USA Baseball Mobile Coach application as an on-the-go practice planning tool for coaches at any level
  • A variety of health and safety resources that offer advice on best practices for baseball related health and safety concerns


For more information, please visit www.USABaseball.com/arc.

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