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5 Star MVP Crowned 2018 11U Futures Champions

They defeated Top Tier Americans by a score of 9-5.
June 24, 2018

Cary, N.C. - 5 Star MVP won the gold medal at the 2018 11U Futures Invitational, defeating reigning 2017 champions Top Tier Americans by a score of 9-5 on Sunday at Thomas Brooks Park in Cary, North Carolina. 

Both offenses came out to play in the championship game. The two teams combined to score 14 runs in the ballgame and runners crossed the plate in all but the fourth and seventh innings. 

5 Star MVP jumped out to an early lead after Kibru Pam singled to center field to drive in Paul Dominguez. By the end of the third inning, 5 Star MVP had extended their lead to 8-1.

Despite the early deficit, Top Tier Americans never showed signs of giving up. They began to battle back in the top of the fifth inning, scoring two runs to cut the deficit to five. They would add another two runs in the sixth inning to make it an 8-5 ballgame, but their comeback would stop there. 

Kibru Pam of 5 Star MVP turned in a solid start, striking out six while allowing just two hits and one earned run. He was opposed by Top Tier Americans starter Trey Morris who struggled getting batters out. Morris surrendered 10 hits and allowed eight runs (three earned) in 2.1 innings. 

The 5 Star MVP lineup was led by right fielder Paul Dominguez. Dominguez had three hits in four at-bats, tallying two RBI and a run scored. Domiguez was also the finishing pitcher for 5 Star MVP, getting better as the game went on and recording two strikeouts in two innings with a well-located fastball. He recorded a clean seventh inning to help 5 Star MVP claim the gold medal.

Overall in the tournament, 5 Star MVP scored 57 runs in total while allowing just 10 opposing runs. They went an undefeated 5-0

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The Futures

Prospect Central Is Crowned 2019 USA Baseball 13U Futures Series Champions In Euless

Prospect Central's offense responsible for 22 runs in two innings
July 28, 2019
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
CBA Texas 1 0 0 x x x x 1 4 3
Prospect Central 15 7 x x x x x 22 10 1
Win:  Loss:  Save: None
Box Score | Play-by-play

 

EULESS, Texas -  Prospect Central came out firing on all cylinders, scoring 22 runs in the first two innings to defeat CBA Texas, 22-1, and win the 2019 13U Futures Series gold medal game on Sunday at the Parks at Texas Star in Euless, Texas.

Erik Aguirre pitched for 2.2 innings, allowing just one run on four hits with three punch-outs Prospects Central. 

Offensively, Prospect Central were led by Easton Dean (2-for-2 with five RBIs), Gavin Beene (3-for-3 with four RBIs), Jacob Macias (1-for-1 with with three RBIs) and Braelon Richardson (1-for-2 with three RBIs). MVP Gamers accumulated 10 hits and nine walks during the championship game. Easton Andrews (1-for-1 with one RBI) led CBA Texas' offense.

Key Moments

  • Easton Andrews drove in CBA Texas' lone run of the game with an RBI-single grounder that found the right field grass and brought home Cohl Mccoy.
  • In the bottom of the first, Keegan Demmer singled on a line drive to right, allowing Luke Rives to tie the game up.
  • Demmers reached home on a wild pitch during the next at bat in the first to give his team the lead.
  • Braelon Richardson gave his team a two-run lead putting the ball in play and forcing CBA Texas to get the force out at second, allowing Jacob Macias to score.
  • With runners on first and second, Easton Dean ripped an RBI-triple to left field and cleared the bases, giving his team a 5-1 lead.
  • After Prospect Central scored six addition runs in the first, Dean came to the plate with the bases loaded and doubled on a fly ball to right field that again cleared the bases and put Prospect Central ahead, 14-1.
  • In the second, after Prospect Central had plated another six runs, Gavin Beene hit an RBI-double to center field and brought home the 21st run of the game.
  • Luke Rives was responsible for the final run of the day with an RBI-double to right field, bringing the final score to 22-1.

 

Notable Information

  • Aguirre earned the win for Prospect Central with two strikeouts on 2.2 innings pitched.
  • Addison Brown suffered the loss for CBA Texas.
  • The game was called in the middle of the second, as both coaches agreed to end the game.

 

Social

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The Futures

The Final Day Of 13U Futures Series In Euless, Texas Comes To A Close

July 28, 2019

See the full 2019 13U Futures Series schedule and results on Gamechanger. 

Albuquerque Baseball Academy 7, Oklahoma Exclusive Baseball 5  

Albuquerque Academy Baseball scored four runs in the third inning to come from behind and defeat Oklahoma Exclusive Baseball, 7-5, on Sunday at the Parks at Texas Star in Euless, Texas.

Oklahoma Exclusive Baseball was first on the board when they plated three runs in the first on two hits, including a triple. Albuquerque Academy Baseball responded in the first with two runs of their own to cut the deficit to one. Oklahoma Exclusive Baseball increased their lead by three with a two-run RBI double in the third that brought the game to 5-2. Albuquerque Academy Baseball scored four runs in the bottom of the third off of three hits and a walk to take their first lead of the game and hold on to win.

Reid Jacobson earned the win for Albuquerque Academy Baseball. Gage Ingram suffered the loss for Oklahoma Exclusive Baseball. 

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Prospect Central 4, Next Level Crusaders 1 

 Prospect Central scored in four different innings to defeat Next Level Crusaders, 4-1, and earned a spot in the gold medal game on Sunday at the Parks at Texas Star in Euless, Texas.

Prospect Central scored one run in the first two innings before Next Level Crusaders scored their first run in the top of the third. Prospect added to their lead in the bottom of the third with a with an RBI-single to second. Prospect Central would not give up another run for the remainder of the game.

Keegan Demmer earned the win for Prospect Central. Diego Diaz suffered the loss for Next Level Crusaders.

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CBA Texas 10, MVP Gamers 3

CBA Texas used an early lead to defeat MVP Gamers, 10-3, and earned a spot in the gold medal game on Sunday at the Parks at Texas Star in Euless, Texas.

CBA Texas started out hot with three runs in the bottom of the third on three hits. MVP Gamers were able to cut the deficit to two in the third with an RBI-single. CBA Texas added two more runs in the third with two hits and a walk. Despite giving up a run in the sixth, CBA Texas closed the game out with a five-run sixth inning to earn the win. 

Ethan Polasek earned the win for CBA Texas. Eric Pena suffered the loss for MVP Gamers.

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Next Level Crusaders 14, MVP Gamers 8

Next Level Crusaders scored in five of seven innings to defeat MVP Gamers, 14-8, in the bronze medal match on Sunday at the Parks at Texas Star in Euless, Texas.

MVP Gamers were first to strike in the bottom of the first with three runs scored on four hits. Next Level Crusaders responded in the third with a run of their own to bring the game to 3-1. MVP Gamers were able to increase their lead by five after a three-run third inning. Next Level Crusaders plated two runs in the fourth to cut the deficit to three in the fouth. Next Level Crusaders took the lead in the fifth with five runs and held on to win the bronze medal game. 

Elijah Bustillos earned the win for Next Level Crusaders. Zachary Pearrow suffered the loss.

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The Futures

MVP Gamers Headed to Semifinals with 10-0 Win Over Oklahoma Exclusive Baseball

MVP Gamers improve to a tournament best, 3-1
July 27, 2019
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Oklahoma Exclusive Baseball 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 0 3 3
MVP Gamers 2 0 7 0 0 1 x 10 8 0
Win: R. Okon Loss: H. Hill Save: None
Box Score | Play-by-play

 

EULESS, Texas - MVP Gamers used a seven-run inning and effective pitching to defeat Oklahoma Exclusive Baseball, 10-0, on Saturday at the Parks at Texas Star in Euless, Texas. With the win, MVP Gamers advance to the semifinals of the 2019 USA Baseball 13U Futures Series. 

Riley Okon threw a stellar game for MVP Gamers, recording seven strikeouts on five innings pitched. Eric Pena finished the game off and earned the save for MVP Gamers with one punch-out on one inning pitched.

Offensively, MVP Gamers were led by Cooper Contreras (2-for-3) and Fabian Portillo (1-for-3), who both tallied two RBIs in the game. Additionally, MVP Gamers' Christopher Mendoza (2-for-2) was perfect at the dish and scored two runs. MVP Gamers earned seven walks and eight hits throughout the game. Ethan Michael (2-for-2) led Oklahoma Exclusive Baseball's offense.

Key Moments

  • MVP Gamers' Christopher Mendoza tallied the game's first run when he stole third and then reached home on a throwing error from the third baseman to the pitcher.
  • Maximiliano Contreras added to MVP Gamers lead with an infield hit that allowed Zachary Pearrow to score and bring the score to 2-0.
  • Later in the third, Mendoza scored MVP Gamers' fourth run of the game when he reached home on a passed ball.
  • Fabian Portillo hit a two-run RBI-single that allowed Pearrow to score and gave MVP Gamers a seven-run lead in the third.
  • Jacob Castillo displayed heads-up base-running and stole home in the bottom of the third to score MVP Gamers ninth run of the game. 

 

Notable Information

  • Riley Okon earned the win for MVP Gamers with seven strikeouts on five innings pitched.
  • Hudson Hill suffered the loss for Oklahoma Exclusive Baseball.

 

On Deck

  • MVP Gamers (3-1) are set to take on #2 seed CBA Texas (2-1) on Sunday at 8:15 AM.
  • Oklahoma Exclusive Baseball (0-4) is slated to play Albuquerque Baseball Academy (1-3) on Sunday at 8:00 AM.

 

Social

  • Stay tuned to @USABFutures on Twitter and visit USABaseball.com for the most up-to-date news about the 13U Futures Series Euless.
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The Futures

Day Two of 13U Futures Series in Euless, Texas Comes to a Close

July 27, 2019

See the full 2019 13U Futures Series schedule and results on Gamechanger. 

Prospect Central 14, Next Level Crusaders 0

Pospect Central was dominate on both sides of the ball and defeated Next Level Crusaders, 14- on Saturday at the Parks at Texas Star in Euless, Texas.

Prospect Central started out hot with two runs in the first inning. After a scoreless second, Prospect Central was able to add five more runs on four walks and two hits to bring the score to 7-0. Prospect Central doubled their run total over the next two innings and ended the game by enforcing the run-rule.

Thomas Standley earned the win for Prospect Central after 3.1 innings pitched with four punchouts. Dominick Maese suffered the loss for Next Level Crusaders.

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CBA Texas 10, Oklahoma Exclusive Baseball 0

CBA Texas scored in every inning to defeat Oklahoma Exclusive Baseball, 10-0, on Saturday at the Parks at Texas Star in Euless, Texas.

CBA Texas' offense started off early in the first with three runs on two hits and a walk. Over the next two innings, CBA Texas was able to plate two more run and increase their lead by five, while holding Oklahoma Exclusive Baseball scoreless. CBA Texas had a four-run fourth inning on three hits and a walk and scored the last run of the game in the fifth and enforce the run-rule. 

Easton Andrews went the distance for CBA Texas with a total of 11 punch-outs. Ross Johnston suffered the loss for Oklahoma Exclusive Baseball.  

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MVP Gamers 7, Albuquerque Baseball Academy 4

In a back-and-fourth affair, it was MVP Gamers who came out on top, defeating Albuquerque Baseball Academy, 7-4, on Saturday at the Parks at Texas Star in Euless, Texas.

Albuquerque Baseball Academy was first on the board in the bottom of the first with and RBI-single. MVP Gamers responded with three runs, earning three walks and a hit in the first. Albuquerque Baseball Academy tied the game up in the top of the second after three singles and a hit-by-pitch. MVP Gamers quickly regained the lead in the bottom of the second with an RBI-single to deep center field to bring the score to 4-3. MVP Gamers were able to plate three more runs over the next three innings and earn the win. 

Jacob Castillo earned the win for MVP Gamers after five innings pitched and six punch-outs. Adam Trujillo suffered the loss for Albuquerque Baseball Academy.

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Next Level Crusaders 15, Albuquerque Baseball Academy 0

Next Level Crusaders dominated on both sides of the ball to defeat Albuquerque Academy Baseball, 15-0, on Saturday at the Parks at Texas Star in Euless, Texas.

Next Level Crusaders had their offense rolling from the beginning, scoring four runs in the first inning. They followed up with an additional three runs in the second on three hits and a walk to make the score 7-0. Next Level Crusaders finished the third inning with six runs, earning five walks and three hits in the inning. The game was ended in the fourth after Next Level Crusaders tallied two more runs to enforce a run-rule. 

Dylan Archuleta went the distance for Next Level Crusaders, recording four strikeouts along the way. Andriel Brito suffered the loss for Albuquerque Baseball Academy. 

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Next Level Crusaders Earn Second Win of 13U Futures Series In Euless, Texas

With the Win, Next Level Crusaders Remain Lone Undefeated Team in the Tournament
July 27, 2019
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Next Level Crusaders 3 3 0 2 1 0 4 11 9 2
CBA Texas 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 6 3
Win: D. Diaz Loss: A. Brown Save: None
Box Score | Play-by-play

 

EULESS, Texas - Next Level Crusaders used an early lead to defeat CBA Texas, 11-4, on Friday at the Parks at Texas Star in Euless, Texas. With the win, Next Level Crusaders became the only undefeated team through the first day of competition. 

Christian Martinez was electric on the mound for Next Level Crusaders, throwing 2.1 innings pitched with no hits allowed and striking out four batters. Casen Savage came in during the fourth inning and finished with four strikeouts of his own while only allowing three hits. For CBA Texas, four different pitchers recorded two or more strikeouts.

Offensively, five different batters produced RBI's for Next Level Crusaders, led by Lucian Dixon (1-for-1 with three RBI's) and Dennis Butler (2-for-3 with two RBI's). For CBA Texas, Cohl Mccoy had a three-hit game with one RBI. Next Level Crusaders earned a total of nine hits and nine walks in the game.

Key Moments

  • Mariano Valdez got Next Level Crusaders on the board first after laying down a bunt and reaching first base on a throwing error, allowing Dennis Butler to score.
  • Later in the first, Valdez crossed the plate on another throwing error, giving Next Level Crusaders a 2-0 lead.
  • After Elijah Bustillos earned a walk, Next Level Crusaders' Roque Serrano hit an RBI-single to left field that allowed Bustillos to score the third run of the first inning.
  • In the top of the second, after Marcus Williams doubled on a line drive to left, Dylan Archuleta brought him home after hitting a grounder to third and reaching on an error.
  • Still in the second, Butler hit an RBI-single to left field that would let Archuleta cross the plate, giving Next Level Crusaders a 5-0 lead.
  • Continuing in the second, Valdez drove in his second run of the game on a hard-hit grounder that found the right field grass to increase Next Level Crusaders lead by six.
  • Christian Martinez came in to pitch for Next Level Crusaders in the bottom of the second and retired seven of the next nine batters, including four punchouts.
  • In the bottom of the fifth, after two CBA Texas batters reached base, one on a walk and one being hit by a pitch, Colh Mccoy hit an RBI-double to left and drove in CBA Texas' first fun of the game, making the score 7-1.
  • Keeping the rally alive, Sergio Legorreta singled on a line drive to left that drove in CBA Texas' fourth run of the fifth inning.
  • Lucian Dixon would record his second and third RBI of the game following a liner to center, increasing the lead to six in the top of the seventh. 

 

Notable Information

  • Diego Diaz earned the win for Next Level Crusaders with one strikeout on one inning pitched.
  • Addison Brown suffered the loss for CBA Texas after 0.1 innings pitched and three runs allowed.

 

On Deck

  • Next Level Crusaders (2-0) are set to take on Prospect Central (1-1) on Saturday at 8:00 AM.
  • CBA Texas (1-1) is slated to play Oklahoma Exclusive Baseball (0-2) on Saturday at 8:00 AM.

 

Social

  • Stay tuned to @USABFutures on Twitter and visit USABaseball.com for the most up-to-date news about the 13U Futures Series Euless.
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Day One of Futures Series Euless Wraps Up

July 26, 2019

See the full 2019 16U Cup schedule and results on Gamechanger. 

CBA Texas 9, Prospect Central 6

CBA Texas scored six runs in the first three innings to earn a win over Prospect Central, 9-6, on Friday at the Parks at Texas Star in Euless, Texas.

CBA Texas were out to a quick start and plated three runs on three hits in the bottom of the first. Prospect Central responded in the next inning with a run of their own to make the score 3-1. Prospect Central continued in the third inning with two more runs to tie the game up. In the bottom of the third, CBA Texas took advantage of two walks and two hits to tally three more runs and take a three-run lead. CBA Texas added a run in the fourth and Prospect Central scored a run fifth to bring the score to 7-4.

CBA Texas earned three walks and a hit to score two more runs in the fifth and give themselves a five-run lead. Prospect Central fought back in the sixth with two more runs, but would be stopped there. 

William Ragland earned the win for CBA Texas after four innings pitched. Gavin Beene suffered the loss for Prospect Central.

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Albuquerque Baseball Academy 8, Oklahoma Exclusive Baseball 4

Albuquerque Baseball Academy used a seven-run first inning to defeat Oklahoma Exclusive Baseball, 8-4, on Friday at the Parks at Texas Star in Euless, Texas.

After giving up a run in the first inning to Oklahoma Exclusive Baseball, Albuquerque Baseball Academy scored seven runs in the inning, taking advantage of five walks and earning three hits. Oklahoma Exclusive Baseball was able to tally three runs in the third and cut the deficit to three. Albuquerque Baseball Academy added an insurance run in the bottom of the fifth to secure the win.

Noah Massey earned the win for Albuquerque Baseball Academy on 2.1 innings pitched and five strikeouts. Jacob Dial suffered the loss for Oklahoma Exclusive Baseball. 

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Next Level Crusaders 15, MVP Gamers 6

Next Level Crusaders scored in five of six innings to earn a win over MVP Gamers, 15-6, on Friday at the Parks at Texas Star in Euless, Texas.

MVP Gamers were first to strike in the bottom of the first with two runs. Next Level Crusaders followed up with a total of 15 runs over the next three innings to bring the score to 15-2. Next Level Gamers complied 11 hits and nine walks in that span. MVP Gamers were able to tally four runs in the bottom of the fifth, but the game was then called due to time constraints.

Brandon Kosel earned the win for Next Lever Crusaders. Christian Maeder-Baldwin suffered the loss for MVP Gamers. 

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Prospect Central 16, Albuquerque Baseball Academy 1

Prospect Central used a 12-run second inning to earn their first win of the tournament over Albuquerque Baseball Academy, 16-1, on Friday at the Parks at Texas Star in Euless, Texas.

After both teams went scoreless in the first inning, Prospect Central exploded for 12 runs in the bottom of the second on 10 hits, including two triples and two doubles. Albuquerque Baseball Academy scored their lone run of the game in the top of the third. Prospects Central added four more runs in the bottom of the third to end the game on a run-rule.

Casan Evans earned the win for Prospect Central and recorded three punch-outs. Antonio Quinones suffered the loss for Albuquerque Baseball Academy.

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MVP Gamers 10, Oklahoma Exclusive Baseball 2

MVP Gamers scored all 10 of their runs in the first two innings to earn a win over Oklahoma Exclusive Baseball, 10-2, on Friday at the Parks at Texas Star in Euless, Texas.

MVP Gamers were hot early in the game, plating four runs in the top of the first on two hits and two walks. Oklahoma Exclusive Baseball was able to tally a run of their own in the bottom of the first after a runner scored stealing home. MVP Gamers kept their offensive momentum going in the second with six more runs on five hits. Oklahoma Exclusive Baseball added their final run of the game in the third. The game would later be called in the bottom of the fourth due to time constraints. 

Cooper Contreras earned the win for MVP Gamers after striking out all four batter he faced. Blaine Fust suffered the loss for Oklahoma Exclusive Baseball

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The Futures

2019 10U Futures Invitational Wraps Up

July 1, 2019

Arizona National Baseball Academy claimed the 2019 10U Futures Championship with a dominant offensive performance as six batters recorded a multi-hit game to defeat Elite Squad, 15-1, at Thomas Brooks Park on Sunday. Fans can read the full recap of the game here.

Top Tier Americans used a solid outing from starting pitcher Jake Brande and a five-run fifth inning to defeat Twelve Baseball in the bronze medal game on Sunday. Read the full recap here.

Kangaroo Court 1, Chino Hills Thunder 3

Chino Hills Thunder used a three-run fourth inning to defeat Kangaroo Court, 3-1, on the final day of the 2019 10U Futures Invitational at Thomas Brooks Park in Cary, N.C.

Kangaroo Court jumped out to an early lead in the top of the second as Tyson Lake hit an RBI-single through the right side. The Chino Hills Thunder responded in the bottom of the fourth as Ace Tovares tied the game with an RBI-groundout. Dylan Seward gave the Chino Hills Thunder the lead on an RBI-single, before he stole second and third on back-to-back pitches. Seward stole home on the next pitch to give his team the 3-1 victory.

Brock Hickey (1-0) struck out five and allowed just one run in four innings to earn the win on the mound for Chino Hills Thunder, while Payne Cearnal (0-1) suffered the loss for Kangaroo Court.

Chino Hills Thunder wrapped up the tournament with a 3-2 record, while Kangaroo Court dropped to 2-3.

Parker Jets 15, Dream Chasers 5

The Parker Jets closed the 2019 10U Futures Invitational with a strong offensive showing to top the Dream Chasers, 15-5, on Sunday at Thomas Brooks Park in Cary, N.C.

The Parker Jets took an early lead and never looked back after scoring a pair of runs on a RBI-single from Travis Varela and an RBI-walk from Will Hayes to take a 2-0 lead. The Parker Jets kept the bats hot in second and third innings to take a commanding 7-0 lead. The Dream Chasers cut into the deficit in the fourth run on an RBI-single, before adding three more runs in the home half of the fifth and a run in the sixth. The five runs weren't enough, however, as the Parker Jets added three runs in the fifth inning and five runs in the sixth to earn the 15-5 win.

Gavin LeMonds (1-0) earned the win for the Parker Jets after striking out four and allowing just on run in four innings on the mound. Shea Corona (0-1) was tagged with the loss for the Dream Chasers.

The Parker Jets finished the 2019 10U Futures Invitational with a 1-3-1 record, while the Dream Chasers dropped to 1-4.

Hooks Baseball 6, Nationals Showcase 7

Down to its last three outs, Nationals Showcase used a three-run sixth inning to complete a come-from-behind victory over Hooks Baseball, 7-6, on Sunday at Thomas Brooks Park in Cary, N.C.

Nationals Showcase jumped out to an early lead in the bottom of the second after scoring two runs on a pair of RBI-singles from Cameron Layfield and Nicky Bruno. Hooks Baseball responded with a four-run third inning, highlighted by an RBI-triple from Dax Pharris. Hooks Baseball extended the lead to 5-2 in the top of the fourth as Hudson Griffin hit a single through the left side to plate Jacob Lessman. The two teams traded runs in their next two at-bats, giving Hooks Baseball a 6-4 lead heading into the final half inning. Nationals Showcase used two walks and a single to load the bases, before Nelson Whit Davis hit a single to bring home Maddux Lessard. Tai Jones tied the game on the next pitch, crossing home on a passed ball. With the still bases loaded, Dylan Honore drew a walk to give Nationals Showcase the 7-6 win.

Tai Jones (1-0) earned the win for the Nationals Showcase, while Hudson Griffin (0-1) suffered the loss for Hooks Baseball.

Nationals Showcase completed the 2019 10U Futures Invitational with a 1-3-1, while the Hooks Baseball dropped to 0-5.

SBA Nationals 5, Braves Baseball Academy 3

Extra innings were needed to decide the winner of the SBA Nationals and Braves Baseball Academy on the final day of the 2019 10U Futures Invitational as SBA Nationals scored two in the top of the seventh to earn the 5-3 win.

Braves Baseball Academy jumped out to an early lead in the bottom of the first thanks to an RBI-single by Lukus Perez. SBA Nationals tied the game in the top of the second with a double by Troy Alderfer that plated Ivan Andino. The scoring continued in the top of the third for the SBA Nationals as Chase Khanolkar hit a two-RBI double to take a 3-1 lead. Braves Baseball Academy plated a run in the fourth on a sacrifice bunt by Anthony Valdez, before tying the game in the bottom of the sixth thanks to another RBI-single from Perez.

With runners on first and second to begin the seventh inning due to the international tie-breaker, Andino led off the inning with an RBI-double and Hudson Simmons brought home a run with a single to give SBA Nationals the 5-3 lead.

Derek Vasquez (1-0) earned the win in relief for SBA Nationals after holding the Braves Baseball Academy scoreless in the final two innings while allowing just one hit. Thomas Glenn (0-1) was given the loss for Braves Baseball Academy after giving up the final two runs of the game.

Both teams concluded the 2019 10U Futures Invitational with a 3-2 record.

Stars Baseball Colangelo 4, Pacific Baseball Academy 0

Star Baseball Colangelo's starting pitcher Alexander Quigley-Skillin hurled five scoreless innings and Teagan Leach drove in three runs at the plate to defeat Pacific Baseball Academy, 4-0, on Sunday at Thomas Brooks Park in Cary, N.C.

Stars Baseball Colangelo scored all four of its runs in the first two innings as Chase Colangelo opened scoring with an RBI-single to the left side in the top of the first. After Stars Baseball Colangelo loaded the bases with one out in the top of the second on two singles and a walk, Leach capped off the scoring with a three-RBI triple to deep right field to give Stars Baseball Colangelo a 4-0 win.

Quigley-Skillin (1-0) earned the win on the mound after pitching five scoreless innings while allowing just three hits and striking out three. Jet Adams (1-1) suffered the loss for the Pacific Baseball Academy after giving up three runs in 1.2 innings on the mound.

Both teams concluded the 2019 10U Futures Invitational with a 3-2 record.

New Level Nationals 8, San Diego Show 0

Dylan Kelilholokai pitched a complete game-shutout for New Level Nationals and its offense scored eight runs in the sixth inning to defeat the San Diego Show, 8-0, on the final day of the 2019 Futures Invitational.

With the game locked in a scoreless tie through the first five innings thanks to solid performances on the mound from both teams, New Level Nationals broke through to score eight runs in the top of the sixth inning the earn the win. Maxwell Hemenway and Travis Fiedler led off the inning with a single and walk, respectively, before Carson Culvo broke deadlock with an RBI-double to plate Hemenway. Fiedler scored on a wild pitch two batters later, as the New Level Nationals used a two-RBI double, a triple and a passed ball to bring home the final five runs of the game.

Keliiholokai (1-0) earned the win for New Level Nationals after pitching a complete game shutout, allowing just two hits and striking out 10. Cristiaan Micah Gonzalez (0-1) was tagged with the loss for the San Diego Show.

Both teams concluded the 2019 10U Futures Invitational with a 3-2 record.

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The Futures

Arizona National Baseball Academy Wins Gold at 10U Futures Invitational

June 30, 2019
  1 2 3 4 R H E
Arizona National Baseball Academy 5 2 0 8 15 19 0
Elite Squad  0 0 1 0 1 5 1
Win: B. Luster Loss: G. Hickey Save: None
Box Score | Play-by-play

 

CARY, N.C. - Six batters recorded a multi-hit game as Arizona National Baseball Academy used a dominant offensive showing to claim the 2019 10U Futures Championship after defeating Elite Squad, 15-1, at Thomas Brooks Park on Sunday.

The win marked the first 10U Futures Invitational gold medal for Arizona National Baseball Academy.

Braylon Luster earned the win on the mound for Arizona National Baseball Academy (5-0) after striking out eight and allowing just one run in 3.2 innings. Gavin Hickey suffered the loss for Elite Squad (4-1), giving up five runs in 0.2 innings of work.

Ten different Arizona National Baseball Academy batters tallied a hit on the day, led by Dylan Minnatee who went 3-for-3 with a single, a triple and a home run. Minnatee also led his team with three runs scored in the game, while recording three RBIs. Luke Gladchuk and Franklin Miller added three hits apiece for Arizona National Baseball Academy, while Drew Boyd, Luster and Justin Rodrigues picked up two hits. Dylan Fernandez recorded a hit and an RBI to lead the Elite Squad offense. 

Boyd recorded 11 hits throughout the 10U Futures Invitational to lead the tournament. Minnatee led all batters with four home runs and tied Elite Squad's Fernandez for first in RBIs, with eight.

Key Moments:

  • Luke Gladchuk led off the game with a double to right-center and advanced to third on a passed ball before scoring on a sacrifice fly from Nathan Danzeisen. After back-to-back singles from Drew Boyd and Dylan Minnatee, Arizona National Baseball Academy scored its second run of the game as Boyd came home on a wild pitch.
  • Franklin Miller hit an RBI-triple down the left field line to plate Minnatee, before scoring on a single by Braylon Luster in the next at-bat. Daniel Mosier added the final run of the inning with an RBI-single.
  • Following another double by Gladchuk, Minnatee recorded his fourth inside-the-park home run of the tournament on a fly ball to center field that gave Arizona National Baseball Academy a 7-0 edge in the top of the second.
  • Arizona National Baseball Academy hit three consecutive one-out singles from Justin Rodrigues, Gladchuk and Danzeisen to load the bases the top of the fourth. Dylan Blinn hit an RBI-single to bring home Rodrigues before Gladchuk and Danzeisen scored thanks to an Elite Squad error.
  • Minnatee continued the inning with an RBI-triple to left-center before Arizona National Baseball Academy produced four more runs on four singles and a double to extend the lead to 15-0.
  • Elite Squad scored its lone run of the game in the home half of the fourth as Dylan Fernandez hit an RBI-triple down the left field line to plate Allan Hernandez.

 

Notable Information:

  • Braylon Luster (1-0) earned the win on the mound for Arizona National Baseball Academy after striking out eight and allowing just one run in 3.2 innings.
  • Gavin Hickey (0-1) suffered the loss for Elite Squad, giving up five runs in 0.2 innings of work.
  • The win marked the first 10U Futures Invitational title for the Arizona National Baseball Academy program. The team finished 5-0 in the tournament while outscoring its opponents, 55-15.
  • Elite Squad earned the silver medal and finished the tournament with a 4-1 record.
  • The game featured the two highest-scoring teams at the Futures Invitational, as Arizona National Baseball Academy led the tournament with 55 runs scored and Elite Squad ranked second with 51.

 

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Top Tier Americans Earn Bronze At 10U Futures Invitational

June 30, 2019
  1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
Twelve Baseball  0 0 1 0 0 0 1 6 0
Top Tier Americans  1 0 1 0 5 X 7 12 1
Win: J. Brande Loss: S. Smith Save: None
Box Score | Play-by-play

 

CARY, N.C. - Jake Brande struck out 12 in 5.2 innings and recorded two hits at the plate to lead Top Tier Americans past Twelve Baseball in the bronze medal game of the 2019 10U Futures Invitational at Thomas Brooks Park on Sunday.

The bronze marks the second medal for the Top Tier Americans at the 10U Futures Invitational after winning gold in 2017.

Brande earned the win for Top Tier Americans (4-1) after holding Twelve Baseball's (2-3) offense to one run, while striking out a tournament-high 12 in 5.2 innings on the mound. Christian Smith suffered the loss for the Twelve Baseball, allowing three runs on four hits in his 4.1 innings of work.

Ricardo Hurtado and Adrian Rosales led Top Tier Americans at the plate, finishing the game going two-for-two with a pair of RBIs and a run scored each. Brande, Gary Hennessy and Adrian Rosales each contributed two hits in the contest to help the Top Tier Americans to a bronze medal. Hayden Bogan went two-for-three and Braedon Sanches drove in a run to pace Twelve Baseball.

Minatee led Arizona National Baseball Academy at the plate with two inside-the-park home runs and four RBIs. Minatee, Franklin Miller and Blinn tied for the team lead with two runs scored each. Ricardo Hurtado led the charge offensively for the Top Tier Americans after going two-for-three with three stolen bases and crossing home twice. Jake Brande added a two-RBI home run and scored two runs of his own for the Top Tier Americans.

Key Moments:

  • Kane Garcia led off the game for Top Tier Americans with a double to shallow right field and Ricardo Hurtado hit a fly ball over the center fielder in the next at-bat to drive in Garcia as the Top Tier Americans jumped out to a 1-0 lead.
  • Christian Smith responded for Twelve Baseball in the top of the third with a leadoff triple to the gap in right-center. Braeden Sanches tied the game in the next at-bat with an RBI-double that fell between the right fielder and second baseman down the right field line.
  • The back-and-forth game continued in the home half of the third as Hurtado hit a one-out single up the middle, before stealing second and third on back-to-back pitches. Adrian Rosales brought Hurtado home with an RBI single to give Top Tier Americans the 2-1 lead halfway through the contest.
  • Garcia began the bottom of the fifth with his second double of the game and later scored on an RBI-groundout from Hurtado. Adrian Rosales extended the lead with a solo inside-the-park homerun that rolled to the wall in right-center.
  • Back-to-back singles from Aiden Scout Escobedo and Jake Brande and a hit by pitch loaded the bases for Top Tier Americans as Gary Hennessy hit an RBI-single to right field. Kristopher O'Donnell hit an RBI fielder's choice and Tyler Vladic stole home to round out the five-run sixth inning.

 

Notable Information:

  • Brande (2-0) earned the win on the mound for Top Tier Americans after pitching 5.2 innings and striking out 12. His 12 strikeouts are the most by a pitcher in a single game at the 2019 10U Futures Invitational.
  • Twelve Baseball's starting pitcher Christian Smith (1-1) suffered the loss after giving up three runs in 4.1 innings on the mound.
  • The win gave Top Tier Americans its second medal at the 10U Futures Invitational after winning the 2017 Futures Invitational championship. Top Tier Americans finished the tournament with a 4-1 record.
  • Twelve Baseball fell to 2-3 in the tournament.

 

On Deck:

  • The Futures Invitational will conclude on Sunday with a second session of games, highlighted by a gold medal contest between Arizona National Baseball Academy and Elite Squad at Thomas Brooks Park in Cary, North Carolina.
  • First pitch of the gold medal game is slated for 11:00 a.m. Fans can follow along with all of the action from the gold medalhere.

 

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Extra Inning Walk-Off Sends Arizona National Baseball Academy To Championship Game

June 29, 2019
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Top Tier Americans  1 3 3 0 0 0 1 8 8 3
Arizona National Baseball Academy  1 1 2 0 0 3 2 9 9 1
Win: D. Blinn Loss: K. O'Donnell Save: None
Box Score | Play-by-play

 

CARY, N.C. - After falling behind 7-2 in the third inning, Arizona National Baseball Academy rallied to defeat Top Tier Americans, 9-8, with a walk-off in the seventh inning to earn the final spot in the 2019 10U Futures Invitational Championship Game at Thomas Brooks Park in Cary, North Carolina on Saturday.

Arizona National Baseball Academy will take on Elite Squad in the gold medal game on Sunday. Top Tier Baseball will move on to face Twelve Baseball in Sunday's bronze medal game.

Arizona National Baseball Academy's Dylan Blinn entered the game in the top of the fourth inning and threw four shutout innings of relief without allowing a hit to earn the win on the mound. Dylan Minatee started the game for Arizona National Baseball Academy and allowed six runs in 2.2 innings and three strikeouts in the no-decision. Kristopher O'Donnell was tagged with the loss for the Top Tier Americans after giving up the final two runs in the bottom of the eighth. Top Tier American's starting pitcher Darey Rodriguez allowed four runs on five hits while striking out four before exiting the game in the fifth inning with his team leading 7-5.

Minatee led Arizona National Baseball Academy at the plate with two inside-the-park home runs and four RBIs. Minatee, Franklin Miller and Blinn tied for the team lead with two runs scored each. Ricardo Hurtado led the charge offensively for the Top Tier Americans after going two-for-three with three stolen bases and crossing home twice. Jake Brande added a two-RBI home run and scored two runs of his own for the Top Tier Americans.

Key Moments:

  • Ricardo Hurtado opened scoring in the top of the first after he reached base on a one-out single, before advancing to third on a single by Adrian Rosales in the next at-bat. Jose Bingochea drove in Hurtado an RBI-groundout to give Top Tier the early 1-0 lead.
  • Arizona National Baseball Academy used an RBI-groundout of its own from Kayden Campbell to bring home Luke Gladchuck and tie the game at one-all.
  • With runners on first and second, Kristopher O'Donnell hit a hard line drive that was misplayed by the Arizona National Baseball Academy third baseman, allowing Ryan Sanchez to score. In the next at-bat, Benjamin Martinez hit an RBI-single before O'Donnell stole home to give the Top Tier Americans a 4-1 lead.
  • Franklin Miller responded in the bottom of the inning with a solo inside-the-park home run that flew to deep-center field and rolled to the wall to cut the lead to two.
  • Hurtado began the top of the third by hitting a single to shallow right field and stole second and third before crossing the plate after tagging up on a fly ball in foul territory from Adrian Rosales. After Bingochea hit single in the next at-bat, Jake Brande hit a two-RBI inside-the-park home run to give the Top Tier Americans a 7-2 advantage.
  • Dylan Minatee recorded his first inside-the-park home run of the day in the bottom of the third with a shot to deep left field that scored two and cut the lead to three. Minatee struck again in the bottom of the sixth with another two-run homer, this time to deep right field, to cut the Top Tier Americans lead to one. Following Minatee's second home run, Campbell and Rodrigues reached base on a pair Top Tier Americans' errors before Braylon Luster tied the game with a double to send the game into extra innings.
  • With the international tie-breaker in effect, Brande scored on a ground out by Benjamin Martinez as the Top Tier Americans regained the lead.
  • After a strikeout to begin the inning, Arizona National Baseball Academy loaded the bases on a single by Luke Gladchuck. Nathan Danzeisen tied the game on the very next pitch with a single of his own that brought home Luster, who started the inning at second. Drew Boyd earned the game-winning RBI the hard way as he was hit by a pitch that brought home Miller to send Arizona National Baseball Academy to the championship game with a 9-8 win.

 

Notable Information:

  • Dylan Blinn (1-0) entered the game in the top of the fourth with Arizona National Baseball Academy trailing 7-2 and pitched four shutout innings of relief, while not allowing a hit, to earn the win on the mound.
  • Kristopher O'Donnell (0-1) suffered the loss for the Top Tier Americans after giving up the final two runs in the bottom of the seventh.
  • Arizona National Baseball Academy's Drew Boyd leads the tournament with nine hits through the first three days of play.
  • Arizona National Baseball Academy improves to 4-0 at the 2019 10U Futures Invitational and will advance to play the winner of Elite Squad in the championship game on Sunday.
  • Sunday's gold medal game will feature two of the highest scoring teams in the tournament as Elite Squad (12.5) and Arizona National Baseball Academy (10.5) average a combined 22.5 runs a game throughout the first three days of play.
  • Top Tier Americans (3-1) suffered its first loss of the tournament and will face Twelve Baseball in the bronze medal game on Sunday.

 

On Deck:

  • Arizona National Baseball Academy will take on Elite Squad in the 2019 10U Futures Invitational on Sunday. First pitch is set for 11:45 a.m. ET at Thomas Brooks Park in Cary, North Carolina.
  • Top Tier Americans will face Twelve Baseball in the bronze medal game on Sunday. The bronze medal game will begin at 8:15 a.m. ET on field seven.
  • Six consolation games will round out Sunday's schedule, beginning at 8:00 am ET. 

 

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