Elite Squad's offense stuck first as Brady Buxbaum hit an RBI-single to center field for the first run of the game in the home half of the first. Pacific Baseball Academy responded with three runs of their own in the second. Elite Squad tied the game at three runs apiece in the fourth inning on an RBI-triple from Buxbaum. Elite Squad took the lead in the bottom of the fifth after plating five runs on two singles, a walk and an error by Pacific Baseball Academy
Allan Hernandez (1-0) earned the win for Elite Squad after 2.1 innings pitched and three strikeouts. Dylan Northcutt (0-1) suffered the loss for Pacific Baseball Academy.
Elite Squad improves to 1-0 in the tournament, while Pacific Baseball Academy fell to 0-1.
Nationals Showcase 11, Parkers Jets 11
The dramatic contest between Nationals Showcase and Parker Jets ended in an 11-11 due to time constraints on Thursday at Thomas Brooks Park in Cary, N.C.
Both offenses flourished throughout the game, as the teams recorded a combined 31 hits. Parker Jets began the high-scoring affair by jumping out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first. National Showcases' Grant Bartell responded in the top of the second with a bases-clearing RBI-triple to take a one-run lead. Parker Jets' Will Hayes hit an RBI-triple of his own, followed by an RBI-single from Jett Lemonds to give Parker Jets a 4-3 lead in the second. After a scoreless third, Nationals Showcase plated two runs to regain the lead. Parker Jets' Gavin Lemonds quickly tied the game up with an RBI-single to left field. After Nationals Showcase scored two runs in the fifth, Tai Jones was able to take advantage of a passed ball and steal home with the third run of the inning and increase the lead by three. National Showcase tacked on three more runs in the top of the sixth, but Parker Jets would answer in the bottom of the sixth with a game-tying six runs.
Nelson Whit Davis paced the offense for Nationals Showcase, going 3-for-4 with two RBIs. Wilson Shaw led the offense for Parker Jets, also going 3-for-4 from the plate and with two RBIs.
Both teams moved to 0-0-1 at the 2019 10U Futures Invitational with the tie.
Kangaroo Court 14, Hooks Baseball 3
Kangaroo Court used a barrage of runs to defeat Hooks Baseball, 14-3, on Thursday at Thomas Brooks Park in Cary, N.C.
Kangaroo Court got on the board first after a pair of RBIs from Alejandro Soto Baez Jr. and Xavier Davis. Roy Richards hit an RBI-triple and later scored on a passed ball for Hooks Baseball in the bottom of the first to make the score 2-2. In the bottom of the second, Landen Noske gave Hooks Baseball the lead with an RBI-single to left. Kangaroo Court would regain the lead in the third and held on for the rest of the game, scoring 12 runs.
Tyson Lake was the winning pitcher for Kangaroo Court, pitching five innings and recording six strikeouts on the mound. Reid Wood was tagged with the loss For Hooks Baseball.
Kangaroo Court improved to 1-0, while Hooks Baseball fell to 0-1.
Arizona National Baseball Academy 10, San Diego Show 0
Arizona National Baseball Academy's Luke Gladchuk and Maddox Wahlenmaier threw a combined no-hitter and the offense exploded for 10 runs as Arizona National Baseball defeated the San Diego Show, 10-0, in four innings on Thursday at Thomas Brooks Park in Cary, N.C.
Arizona National Baseball Academy's offense plated three runs in the bottom first inning thanks to RBI-singles from Drew Boyd and Braylon Luster and an RBI-walk from Brody Bartee. Arizona National Baseball Academy tacked on three more runs in the third, before another four runs in the fourth increased their lead to 10, ending the game due to the run-rule.
Arizona National Baseball Academy's pitchers overwhelmed the San Diego Show offense as Gladchuck (1-0) struck out four in 3.2 innings to earn the win on the mound. Lukas Waite suffered the loss for San Diego Show after giving up three runs in one inning of work. Offensively, Boyd paced Arizona National Baseball Academy, going 3-for-3 from the plate and adding two RBIs.
Arizona National Baseball Academy improved to 1-0, while San Diego Show fell to 0-1.
SBA Nationals 7, Twelve Baseball 6
SBA Nationals used an RBI-triple from Jaxon Haynes to earn a walk-off win over Twelve Baseball, 7-6, on Thursday at Thomas Brooks Park in Cary, N.C.
Twelve Baseball got out to an early two-run after scoring a run in the first and third innings. Twelve Baseball increased their lead to six after a four-run fifth inning, but SBA Nationals' offense came alive in the final two innings of the game. After a passed ball allowed Hudson Simmons to steal home in the fifth, Jaxon Haynes hit an RBI-single, making the score 6-2. Later in the inning, Chase Khanolkar grounded into a double play, but it allowed another SBA Nationals run to score. With the score 6-3 in the sixth, SBA Nationals started their rally with an RBI-groundout from Brain Devereaux. After another passed ball, Simmons was able to steal home again, making the score 6-5. Down by one run and a runner on first and second, SBA Nationals' Haynes hit an RBI-triple to seal the victory.
Khanolkar (1-0) earned the win in relief after holding Twelve Baseball scoreless in the seventh inning. Kyle Stone (0-1) suffered the loss for Twelve Baseball.
SBA Nationals improved to 1-0, Twelve Baseball fell to 0-1.
Top Tier Americans 3, Braves Baseball Academy 0
An early lead and effective pitching propelled Top Tier Americans over Braves Baseball Academy 3-0 on Thursday at Thomas Brooks Park in Cary, N.C.
Top Tier Americans were able to strike in the first inning, thanks to an RBI-triple from Ryan Sanchez that plated two runs. Ricardo Hurtado recorded an RBI-single in the bottom of the third as the Top Tier Americans clinched the 3-0 win.
Jake Brande (1-0) earned the win for Top Tier Americans after allowing just two hits in 3.1 innings pitched and four strikeouts. Yahir Treto (0-1) was tagged with the loss for Braves Baseball Academy.
Top Tier Americans improved to 1-0 with the win, while Braves Baseball Academy fell to 0-1.
Star Baseball Colangelo 10, New Level Nationals 7
After trailing by as many as three runs, Stars Baseball Colangelo rallied to defeat New Level Nationals 10-7 on Thursday at the 2019 Futures Invitational.
Star Baseball Colangelo jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first after Serf Guerra and Teagan Leach recorded RBI-singles and Gatlyn Grace scored on an error by the New Level Nationals. The New Level Nationals cut the lead to one after scoring on a fielder's choice and a sacrifice fly in the second and third innings, respectively. The New Level Nationals took the lead in the top of the fourth after Brayden Landry hit an RBI-groundout and Maxwell Hemenway hit a two-RBI inside-the-park home run to take a 6-3 edge.
Stars Baseball Colangelo responded in the bottom of the fourth with a run of their own, before adding four in the home half of the fifth to take the lead once and for all.
Gavin Knox (1-0) earned the win in relief for Stars Baseball Colangelo, while Fiedler (0-1) suffered the loss on the mound.
The Star Baseball Colangelo improved to 1-0 at the 2019 Futures Invitational, while New Level National fell to 0-1.
Elite Squad 15, Nationals Showcase 0
Elite Squad cruised to its second win of the 2019 10U Futures Invitational with a 15-0 win over Nationals Showcase on Thursday at Thomas Brooks Park in Cary, N.C.
Elite Squad's starting pitcher Sylas Billie and Julian Diaz combined to throw a no-hitter while punching out seven in two innings on the mound apiece to lock down the National Showcase offense. The Elite Squad continued its hot hitting streak from the first pitch, scoring five runs in the first inning on three singles to take an early lead. The team would tack on two runs in the second, six in the third and a pair of runs in the fourth as the game was called due to the run-rule.
Gavin Hickey went three-for-four with a double and scored three runs to pace Elite Squad at the plate. Billie earned the win on the mound, while Nationals Showcase's Dylan Honore (0-1) was given the loss.
Elite Squad moved to 2-0 at the 2019 10U Futures Invitational, while National Showcase dropped to 0-1-1.
San Diego Show 10, Hooks Baseball 0
San Diego Show scored in four of its five innings at the plate to open the Futures Invitational with a 10-0 win over Hooks Baseball on Thursday at Thomas Brooks Park in Cary, N.C.
San Diego Show took an early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second after Seth Vanderspek stole home on a passed ball and Santiago Williams hit an RBI-single to left field. William Millett added a run in the third with an RBI-single to center field. San Diego Show would go on to score seven runs in fourth and fifth innings as the game was called due to the run-rule.
Jordan Gomez (1-0) earned the win for San Diego Show after going the distance on the mound and only allowing three hits. Macade Manning (0-1) suffered the loss for Hooks Baseball.
San Diego Show improved to 1-0, while Hooks Baseball fell to 0-1.
Arizona National Baseball Academy 14, Kangaroo Court 1
Arizona National Baseball Academy continued its impressive start of the 2019 10U Futures Invitational with a decisive win over Kangaroo Court in the third session of play on Thursday.
Arizona National Baseball Academy trailed for the first time in the tournament after Kangaroo Court's James Boone hit an inside-the-park to left field to give his team the early lead. Arizona National Baseball Academy responded in the top of the third with a five-run inning that included a pair of RBI-singles and an RBI-Triple. Arizona National Baseball Academy's offense stayed hot, plating four runs in the fourth and five runs in the fifth inning as the game was called due to the run rule.
Brody Bartee (1-0) picked up the win on the mound for Arizona National Baseball Academy, while Xavier Davies suffered the loss (0-1).
The Arizona National Baseball Academy improved to 2-0 and has outscored its opponents 24 through the first two games of the tournament. Kangaroo Court moved to 1-1 after picking up a 14-3 win over Hooks Baseball its first game on Thursday.
Chino Hills Thunder 3, Twelve Baseball 6
Twelve Baseball earned its first victory of the 2019 10U Futures Invitational with a 6-3 win over Chino Hills Thunder on Thursday at Thomas Brooks Park in Cary, N.C.
Twelve Baseball jumped out to an early 2-0 lead after Walker Anderson drew an RBI-walk and Kade Kram hit an RBI-single to right field in the bottom of the first inning. Chino Hills Thunder responded with two runs of its own to tie the game in the top of the second before Twelve Baseball regained the lead in the home half on an RBI-walk and an error by Chino Hills Thunder. Chino Hills Thunder scored its last run of the game after Dylan Wood hit a single through the right side to bring home Dylan Seward. Twelve Baseball added two insurance runs in the bottom of the fifth to earn the 6-3 win.
Julian Suarez (1-0) picked up the win on the mound for Twelve Baseball, while Julian Garcia suffered the loss (0-1).
Both teams moved to 1-1 at the 2019 10U Futures Invitational.
Top Tier Americans 9, New Level Nationals 5
The Top Tier Americans claimed its place at the top of the standings at the end of the first day of the 2019 10U Futures Invitational with a 9-5 win over New Level National on Thursday at Thomas Brooks Park in Cary, N.C.
Dylan Keliiholokai put the New Level Nationals on the board first in the bottom of the opening inning after hitting an RBI-double over the center fielder's head to bring home Carson Calvo. Top Tier Americans plated three runs in the second by way of a two-RBI inside-the-park home run by Jose Bingochea, before Gary Hennessy scored on an error. The Top Tier Americans added a trio of runs in the third and fourth innings to take a 9-1 lead.
Darey Rodriguez (1-0) earned the win on the mound for Top Tier Americans, while Calvo (0-1) suffered the loss after allowing five runs in three innings on the mound.
The Top Tier Americans moved to 2-0, while the New Level Nationals fell to 0-2.
SBA Nationals 2, Dream Chasers 3
The Dream Chasers earned its first win of the tournament with a dramatic 3-2 win over SBA Nationals on Thursday at Thomas Brooks Park in Cary, N.C.
Cameron Lynch began started the scoring after drawing a bases-loaded walk before Jaiden Lopez scored on a balk to give the Dream Chasers an early 2-0 lead. SBA Nationals responded in the top of the fourth when Leyton Guhl scored on a Dream Chasers error before Derek Vasquez hit an RBI-Triple to tie the game at two-all. The Dream Chasers scored the go-ahead run in the home half of the fourth as Izaeya Collado came home courtesy of an SBA Nationals error.
Dylan Santucci (1-0) picked up the win on the mound for the Dream Chasers after allowing two runs, zero earned, in his four innings of work. SBA Nationals' starting pitcher Troy Alderfer (0-1) was given the loss.
The outcome of the game moved both teams to a 1-1 at the 2019 10U Futures Invitational.
Stars Baseball Colangelo 1, Braves Baseball Academy 8
The Braves Baseball Academy excelled on both sides of the ball as it wrapped up the first day of play at the 2019 10U Futures Invitational with an 8-1 win over Stars Baseball Colangelo on Thursday at Thomas Brooks Park in Cary, N.C.
The Braves Baseball Academy's bats were hot from the onset as the team recorded three RBI-doubles from Thomas Glenn, Lukus Perez and Andrew Rico to take a 3-0 lead in the top of the first. After adding a run in the second and third innings, Glenn added another RBI-double to his stat line in the bottom of the fifth to extend the lead to 6-0. Two batters later, Rico hit a two-RBI inside-the-park home run to give Braves Baseball Academy an 8-0 advantage. Stars Baseball Colangelo plated its lone run of the game as Jacob Pfitzner drove a ball through the left side of the infield to bring home Nico Moritz-Toledo.
Angel Acuna (1-0) earned the win for the Braves Baseball Academy after allowing just three hits in five innings and three strikeouts. Michael Garcia (0-1) was tagged with the loss for Braves Baseball Academy.
Both teams split the first day of play at the 2019 10U Futures Invitational and will enter the final pool play game with a 1-1 record.