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14U Champs

Kangaroo Courts Roos 14U Wins Gold Medal at National Team Championships in Florida

July 1, 2018

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla.- Renzo Gonzales of Roos 14U allowed no runs on no hits in four innings of work in the Gold Medal Game at the 14U National Team Championships.

It was a scoreless first three innings from both sides until Roos 14U struck in the top of the fourth inning to score the only two runs of the game. A lead-off walk followed by a single by Miles Curley put runners on first and third. The first run scored on a wild pitch, while the very next batter, AJ Nessler, hit a single to left center to bring around the second run of the inning.

Nessler highlighted the offense for Roos 14U going 1-for-1 with one run batted in.

Gonzales hurled four innings allowing no runs on no hits and tallied four strikeouts. For the Roos 13U, Aidan Miller threw four and a thirds inning allowing two runs on four hits with two strikeouts.

The game was cut short in the bottom of the fourth due to rain resulting in a 2-0 Roos 14U victory to take home the gold medal.

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14U Champs
Nat'l Team Champs

BL101 Real Ballers Tosses Combined No-Hitter to Win 12-0

June 26, 2019
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
BLRS 2 6 3 1 X X X 12 11 2
CBTX 0 0 0 0 X X X 0 0 4
Win: C. Dong Loss: R. Peres Save: None
Box Score | Play-by-Play
 

West Palm Beach, Fla. - A combined no-hitter and some hot bats helped BL101 Real Ballers secure a 12-0 win over CBA Texas in the first round of 14U games at the National Team Championships in Florida.

A leadoff single and CBA error put two runners on base for BL101 to start the first inning. A double from Esteban Garcia (2-for-3) scored Jesiah Carpenter (2-for-3) and an Aidan Paradine (1-for-3) single scored Justin Acevedo (2-for-3) to give BL101 an early 2-0 lead.

The top of the second inning brought in six more runs for BL101. Jason Prince (1-for-2) and Joey Tonnotti (0-for-2) came home off a double from Carpenter, who reached third when Avecedo hit a single, and scored when Garcia grounded out to second base to put BL101 up 5-0 with one out.

Jared Cohen (0-for-1) drew a walk to put runners on the corners for BL101. A CBA error allowed Paradine to reach first and Avecedo to score. Cohen scored next on a sacrifice fly from Gavin McBeath (1-for-2) and Paradine came home on a double from Nicholas Rodriguez (2-for-3) to crank the score up to 8-0.

BL101 kept it going, scoring three runs in the top of the third to increase their lead to 11-0. After drawing a one-out walk, Prince rounded the bases and scored on two different CBA errors. A double and a single from Acevedo and Garcia, respectively, brought in Tonnotti and Acevedo to score the next two.

The final run came in for BL101 in the top of the fourth inning after McBeath hit a one-out double, advanced on a Rodriguez single and scored while Sean Collins (0-for-0) was up to bat. The game ended after four innings due to the tournament's mercy rule.

Connor Dong (1-0) got the win for BL101 Real Ballers, leading the combined no-hitter with no runs on no hits and three strikeouts during 3.2 of the four innings played. Zigen Kodama helped complete the feat, throwing the final nine pitches of the game. The loss went to CBA Texas's Ruben Peres (0-1) for six runs on six hits and one strikeout in his 1.1 innings on the mound.

BL101 Real Ballers starts the tournament 1-0 and CBA Texas, 0-1, heading into Thursday's round of doubleheaders.

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16U Champs
Nat'l Team Champs

Peck, Baumeister Named Final Player, Pitcher of the Day for 16U

June 25, 2019

Jupiter, Fla. - Second baseman Owen Peck of Dallas Tigers 2022 - Polk has been named the Player of the Day for the final day of the 16U tournament at the National Team Championships in Florida. During the semifinal game against FTB55 2021, Peck went 3-for-3, with a double, three runs, two walks and two stolen bases to help his team secure a 10-6 win.

The Pitcher of the Day title goes to 5 Star National Burress's Jackson Baumeister. Baumeister tossed for no runs on one hit and five strikeouts in their four-inning win against Bandito Scout to advance to the championship game.

Honorable Mentions

- DH Aiden Mastantuno (5 Star National Burress): 1-for-2, 3B, BB, R, 2 RBI

- SS Dylan Taylor (5 Star National Burress): 3-for-3, 3B, BB, 2 R, RBI

- C Walker Polk (Dallas Tigers 2022 - Polk): 1-for-3, HR, R, 4 RBI, BB, SB

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16U Champs
Nat'l Team Champs

5 Star National Burress Wins Gold Medal at 16U National Team Championships in Florida

June 25, 2019
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
5STR 0 1 4 1 1 0 0 7 7 1
DLST 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 3 9 0
Win: D. Haines Loss: J. Thomas Save: None
Box Score | Play-by-Play
 

Jupiter, Fla. - 5 Star National Burress took down undefeated Dallas Tigers 2022 - Polk, 7-3, early Tuesday afternoon to win the 16U gold medal at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium at the National Team Championships in Florida.

5 Star struck first in the game, putting one run on the board in the top of the second inning. A leadoff walk, single and fielder's choice loaded the bases for 5 Star and a sacrifice fly from Wyatt Campbell (0-for-2) brought Ethan Campbell (0-for-1) in to score.

Dallas Tigers responded in the bottom of the inning to tie the game at one, with Trenton Shaw (1-for-4) scoring off a wild pitch after moving to third thanks to a pair of walks and a sacrifice bunt.

The third inning brought four runs home for 5 Star to take a 5-1 lead. A leadoff double from Coleman Rowan (2-for-3) put him in scoring position and single from Devin Obee (1-for-3) allowed Rowan to score the first of the four. Next up, Aiden Mastantuno (1-for-2) hit a triple to right field and brought Dylan Taylor (1-for-3) and Obee in. Mastantuno scored off a sacrifice fly from Ethan Campbell.

The top of the fourth and fifth innings brought a run each for 5 Star. Branson Owens (0-for-2) scored on a single from Rowan in the fourth inning after drawing a walk and Tyler Christmas (0-for-1) added a run to take a 7-1 lead on a single from Treyson Hughes (2-for-3) in the fifth.

Dallas Tigers had two more runs of their own in the fifth and sixth innings. A pair of singles and an error allowed Owen Peck (1-for-3) to score in the bottom of the fifth inning after he reached on a single to second base. Peck came home again in the sixth, drawing a two-out walk and scoring off a triple from Tyler Collins (2-for-4) to right field.

Dillion Haines (1-0) secured the championship win for 5 Star National Burress with two runs on seven hits and one strikeout during five of the seven innings. The loss for Dallas Tigers 2022 - Polk went to Jared Thomas (0-1), who threw for five runs on four hits and struck out two batters in 2.1 innings on the mound.

5 Star National Burress ended the National Team Championships in Florida with an 8-1 record overall and Dallas Tigers 2022 - Polk took home a 7-1 record with their silver medals.

The bronze medal game between FTB55 2021 and Bandito Scout ended in forfeit by FTB55 and Bandito Scout being named the bronze medal winners.

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16U Champs
Nat'l Team Champs

Dallas Tigers 2022 - Polk, 5 Star National Burress Advance to Championship Game

June 25, 2019

Jupiter, Fla. - FTB55 2021 6, Dallas Tigers 2022 - Polk 10

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
FTB 4 1 1 0 0 0 X 6 4 1
DLST 3 4 3 0 0 0 X 10 13 4
Win: B. Gay Loss: M. Quevedo Save: None
Box Score | Play-by-Play
 

No. 1 Dallas Tigers 2022 - Polk defeated No. 5 FTB55 2021 10-2 during Tuesday morning's semifinal round at the National Team Championships in Florida.

FTB55 started strong in the top of the first inning with a leadoff home run by Edwin Arroyo (1-for-4). A pair of hits-by-pitch and pair of errors brought Sean Ambrose (1-for-1) home then a single from Ty Hollandsworth (1-for-2) brought both Gregorio Campos (0-for-1) and Brady Garcia (0-for-0) in to take an early 4-0 lead.

Dallas responded with three runs of their own in the bottom of the inning, bringing Owen Peck (3-for-3), Tyler Collins (3-for-4) and Jayson Jones (1-for-2) across home plate to cut FTB55's lead to one.

From there, FTB55 scored two more runs, one each coming in the second and third innings. A pair of walks and a single put James Carraher (0-for-1) at third and allowed him to score on a fielder's choice from Jaime Ferrer (0-for-3) in the second inning. The sixth run came from Hollandsworth after he made his way around the bases off a walk, error and sacrifice bunt. FTB55 stayed away from home plate the rest of the morning.

Dallas Tigers took a 7-5 lead in the bottom of the second inning when Walker Polk (1-for-3) hit a three-run home run to score himself, Jones and Jordan Lawler (1-for-2) after Peck scored on a single from Lawler.

The final three Dallas Tigers runs scored in the third inning. Two singles and a walk loaded the bases for Dallas with no one out. Two more walks and a fielder's choice scored Tommy Delaney (1-for-3), Caleb Bergman (1-for-4) and Peck to secure a 10-6 lead.

Brooks Gay (1-0) got the win for Dallas Tigers 2022 - Polk, throwing for six runs on four hits and four strikeouts during 4.2 innings on the mound. FTB55 2021's Michael Quevedo (0-1) was tagged with the loss for his one inning on the mound, with five runs on six hits and one strikeout.

5 Star National Burress 14, Bandito Scout 0

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
5STR 0 11 1 2 X X X 14 13 1
BNDT 0 0 0 0 X X X 0 1 1
Win: J. Baumeister Loss: C. Howard Save: None
Box Score | Play-by-Play
 

No. 7 5 Star National Burress clinched a spot in the championship game after a four-inning matchup with No. 6 Bandito Scout.

After a scoreless first inning, 5 Star came out swinging and didn't let up through the top of the second inning. A leadoff walk and two singles brought Treyson Hughes (1-for-1) home to score first with no one out. Branson Owens (1-for-2), Jackson Mayo (1-for-2) and Coleman Rowan (2-for-3) all scored next off of two doubles in a row to put 5 Star up 4-0.

A pair of walks and a third double scored Tyler Christmas (1-for-3) and Dylan Taylor (3-for-3) next. An error, triple and single brought in Devin Obee (1-for-1), Aiden Mastantuno (1-for-3) and Ethan Campbell (1-for-3) to increase 5 Star's lead to 9-0. The final two runs brought Hughes and Owens home from a pair of walks and a single.

5 Star sprinkled three more runs over the next two innings. In the top of the third, Taylor hit a triple and scored on a single from Obee to go up 12-0. A pair of singles from Taylor and Hodges scored Campbell and Christmas in the top of the fourth inning to secure the 14-0 mercy-rule win.

5 Star National Burress's Jackson Baumeister (1-0) snagged the win for throwing for no runs on one hit and striking out five batters through all four innings on the mound. Cody Howard (0-1) got the loss with nine runs on seven hits and two strikeouts in his 1.1 innings.

5 Star National Burress advanced to face Dallas Tigers 2022 - Polk in the championship game at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium later Tuesday morning.

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16U Champs
Nat'l Team Champs

Rao and Loa Named Player and Pitcher of the Day on Monday

June 24, 2019

West Palm Beach, Fla. - FTB55 2021's Santino Rao is Monday's Player of the Day at the National Team Championships in Florida. The first baseman went 2-for-3, with two doubles and a run. He also led his team in RBIs with three in their 13-1 win versus Next Level 2021.

Victor Loa of Bandito Scout was named the Pitcher of the Day for his no-hit performance against Richmond Braves 16U, ensuring a 7-0 win that advanced the team to tomorrow's semifinals. Loa walked only two batters and struck out a total of 14 throughout the game.

Honorable Mentions

- EH Brad Lang (Slammers Bauer): 2-for-4, 2B, 3B, 2 R, 3 RBI

- P Brady Garcia (FTB55 2021): 5 IP, 1 H, 0 R/0 ER, 3 BB, 6 K

- P Jack Cebert (FTB55 2021): 4 IP, 2 H, 1 R/0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K

- DH Nick Bitsko (Team Freedom): 1-for-3, HR, R, 5 RBI (grand slam)

- P Philip Abner (Team Freedom): 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R/0 ER, 2 BB, 8 K

- RF Sam Gonzalez (5 Star National Gilbert): 2-for-2, 2B, BB, 2 R, RBI

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16U Champs
Nat'l Team Champs

FTB55 2021 Wins 4-3 Over CBA Texas to Advance to Quarterfinals

June 24, 2019
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
CBTX 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 4 0
FTB 0 1 1 0 2 0 X 4 11 0
Win: B. Garcia Loss: J. Branch Save: None
Box Score | Play-by-Play
 

Jupiter, Fla. - FTB55 2021 held on through a seventh-inning effort by CBA Texas and won Monday's Game of the Day 4-3 to advance to the quarterfinals at the National Team Championships in Florida.

FTB was the first team to cross the plate in the round of 12 matchup, taking a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning after Hector Mangual (2-for-3) hit a home run to left field.

Sean Ambrose (1-for-2) drew a one-out walk in the third inning then advanced to second base on a balk by the CBA pitcher to put FTB in scoring position. A double from Jaime Ferrer (2-for-2) scored Ambrose to increase FTB's lead to 2-0.

FTB added two more runs to their lead in the fifth when Gregorio Campos (1-for-2) scored Edwin Arroyo (0-for-3) on a sacrifice fly and Ferrer brought Ambrose home on a single to left field.

CBA Texas showed out in the top of the seventh inning and scored three runs to avoid the shutout. Eric Garcia (0-for-0) drew a leadoff walk and came home when Tyeler Reed (1-for-3) hit a triple. Reed scored right after on a single from Juan Hernandez (1-for-2). The final run brought Hernandez home on a sacrifice fly from Jack Steffe (0-for-2) after a single advanced him to second and he stole third. A strikeout ended the game with CBA one run away.

Brady Garcia (1-0) got the win for FTB55 2021, throwing for no runs on one hit and striking out six batters. The loss went to CBA Texas' Jalen Branch who tossed for four runs on 10 hits and two strikeouts in his five innings on the mound.

FTB55 2021 advanced to 5-1 and clenched a spot in the quarterfinals. They will play Next Level 2021 for a shot at the semifinals.

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16U Champs
Nat'l Team Champs

Bello, Bitsko Named Player, Pitcher of the Day for June 23

June 23, 2019

West Palm Beach, Fla. - The Player of the Day title at the National Team Championships in Florida goes to center fielder Mike Bello of CBA Texas. Bello hit 2-for-2 with two doubles, a run, two walks, an RBI and a stolen base, helping his team to a 9-9 tie against Florida Pokers Underclass Navy powered by Mizuno.

Nick Bitsko of Team Freedom has been named the Pitcher of the Day. Bitsko got the start on the mound in Team Freedom's 2-0 win versus Mets Scout Team Marucci, pitching three perfect innings. He threw for no runs on no hits, no walks and nine strikeouts, striking out every batter he faced.

Honorable Mentions

- P Carter Holodnak (Stars Baseball): 5 IP, 2 H, 1 R/0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K

- 1B Malachi Lott (Bandito Scout): 2-for-2, 2 R, 2 RBI, 3 SB

- C Marqez Chavez (5 Star 16U Blackie/Boz): 2-for-2, 2 2B, BB, R, RBI

- SS Preston Herce (CBA Texas): 3-for-5, 2 2B, 3 R, 1 RBI

- P Samuel Dutton (DreamChasers Academy): 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R/0 ER, 0 BB, 8 K

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16U Champs
Nat'l Team Champs

Bandito Scout Dominated in 12-0 Victory Over 5 Star 16U McCranie/Kellum

June 23, 2019
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
BNDT 7 2 3 0 X X X 12 11 0
5STR 0 0 0 0 X X X 0 2 1
Win: J. Rizzo Loss: CJ Collins Save: None
Box Score | Play-by-Play
 

West Palm Beach, Fla. - Bandito Scout dominated gameplay in a 12-0 victory over 5 Star 16U McCranie/Kellum at the National Team Championships in Florida on Sunday morning.

Bandito became friendly with home plate early on, scoring seven of the 12 runs in the top of the first inning. Evan Maldonado (2-for-3) reached base first, hitting a two-out triple to left field then scored on a single from Trey Rucker (2-for-3). Rucker stole both second and third base and scored when Malachi Lott (2-for-2) hit a single of his own to center.

The next five runs came home with Bandito taking advantage of a total of six walks, one hit-by-pitch, one passed ball and one wild pitch.

Bandito scored two more runs in the top of the second inning thanks to three singles and a sacrifice fly that brought Rucker and Lott home to give them a 9-0 lead.

The top of the third inning brought the final three runs of the game. John Rizzo (0-for-0) drew a leadoff walk and was joined on base when Brandon Burckel (0-for-2) reached on a 5 Star error. A pair of singles from Austin Stracener (1-for-3) and Maldonado scored Rizzo and Jacob Guzman, who came into the game to run for Burckel. The final run brought Maldonado home on a sacrifice fly from Lott.

Codey Eicher (1-for-1) and Paul Roberts (1-for-1) both tallied one single each for 5 Star.

John Rizzo (1-0) got the win for Bandito Scout, throwing for no runs on no hits and three strikeouts during his two innings on the mound. The loss went to 5 Star 16U McCranie/Kellum's CJ Collins (0-1) for tossing four runs on three hits and no strikeouts during 0.2 innings.

The game ended after four innings. Bandito Scout advances to 4-1 for the tournament and 5 Star 16U McCranie/Kellum falls to 0-4-1 heading into Monday's start of bracket play.

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16U Champs
Nat'l Team Champs

Yager, Pirela Named Player, Pitcher of the Day on June 22

June 22, 2019

West Palm Beach, Fla. - Team Freedom left fielder Jacob Yager has been named the Player of the Day for Saturday at the National Team Championships in Florida. Yager hit 2-for-2 with a home run, double, two runs and tallied three RBIs in Team Freedom's effort against Dallas Tigers 2022 - Polk.

Rodrigo Pirela of Elev8 Select received the Pitcher of the Day title for his performance in their game versus Columbus HS 16U that ended in a 2-2 tie. In six innings on the mound, Pirela threw for only one run on one hit and struck out a total of 11 batters.

Honorable Mentions

- SS Austin Stracener (FTB Rockets 16U): 2-for-4, 2 3B, 2 R, 3 RBI

- P Austin Trumpour (FTB Rockets 16U): 7 IP, 2 H, 1 R/0 ER, 2 BB, 5 K

- LF Bryce Suters (Richmond Braves 16U): 2-for-2, 2B, 2 R, RBI, SB

- SS Jordan Lawlar (Dallas Tigers 2022 - Polk) 1-for-2, HR, BB, 2 R, 3 RBI

- Combined One-Hitter (Next Level 2021): P Nicholas Fraginals (3 IP, 0 H, 1 R/0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K) / P Juhlien Gonzalez (4 IP, 1 H, 1 R/0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K)

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16U Champs
Nat'l Team Champs

FTB55 2021 Gets a Run-Rule Victory Over Slammers Bauer

June 22, 2019
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
SLMR 0 0 0 0 0 0 X 0 4 7
FTB 1 1 2 0 2 2 X 8 3 1
Win: Z. Perry Loss: G. White Save: None
Box Score | Play-by-Play
 

Jupiter, Fla. - Saturday's Game of the Day at the National Team Championships in Florida ended in run-rule fashion after six innings of play with FTB55 2021 getting an 8-0 win over Slammers Bauer.

FTB55's first run came early in the bottom of the first inning. A pair of Slammers errors allowed Edwin Arroyo (0-for-3) and Sean Ambrose (1-for-3) to get on the corners for FTB55. Arroyo came home on a sacrifice fly from Jamie Ferrer (0-for-0) to take a 1-0 lead.

A second run came in the second inning after Matthew Prevesk (0-for-1) drew a walk, advanced to third on a line out and scored on a double from Hector Mangual (1-for-2).

The third inning brought two more runs for FTB55. Gregorio Campos (0-for-2) reached first on a Slammers error and advanced to second when Ferrer drew a walk. A wild pitch advanced both runners to put them in scoring position. Santino Rao (0-for-2) grounded out and scored Campos and Ferrer followed, scoring on an error to increase FTB55's lead to 4-0.

Arroyo kept it going for FTB55 in the bottom of the fifth inning, drawing a walk, advancing to second on a wild pitch, stealing third and scoring on a sacrifice bunt from Ambrose. A pair of hits-by-pitch and a passed ball put Campos on third base. He then came home on a sacrifice fly from Rao to put FTB55 up 6-0.

The final two runs came in the bottom of the sixth inning after a walk, hit-by-pitch and single load the bases. A single from Ambrose scored both Hector Mangual (1-for-2) and Garrett Brewer (0-for-0) to secure the run-rule win for FTB55 2021.

Tanner Meyn (2-for-3) and Mason Woodhouse (2-for-3) led Slammers behind the plate with two singles each.

Zaylen Perry (1-0) got the win for FTB55, throwing for no runs on three hits and striking out five batters over his four innings. Slammers Bauer's Gavin White (0-1) took the loss with six runs on one hit and two strikeouts over 4.1 innings.

FTB55 2021 advances to 3-1 for the tournament while Slammers Bauer falls 0-4.

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