Pacific Baseball Academy 8, Nationals Showcase 5
Pacific Baseball Academy scored four runs in the final inning to come from behind and defeat Nationals Showcase 8-5 on Friday at Thomas Brooks Park in Cary, N.C.
Nationals Showcase got out to a quick lead and plated four runs in the first two innings. Pacific Baseball Academy responded with a three run third inning, thanks to an inside-the-park home run hit by Ira Rootman. Nationals Showcase's Grant Bartell hit an inside-the-park home run of his own in the bottom of the fifth before Pacific Baseball Academy was able to retake the lead in the sixth after Jet Adams hit an RBI-double to center field to seal the game.
Jackson Brinkman (1-0) earned the win for Pacific Baseball Academy. Jacob Piles (0-1) suffered the loss for Nationals Showcase.
Pacific Baseball Academy improved to 2-1 in the tournament, while Nationals Showcase fell to 0-2-1.
San Diego Show 6, Kangaroo Court 8
After falling behind early, Kangaroo Court rallied to earn a come-from-behind win over San Diego Show 8-6 on Friday at Thomas Brooks Park in Cary, N.C.
San Diego Show jumped out to a quick 6-0 lead in the first two innings, but could not tally another run the rest of the way. Kangaroo Court was able to plate four runs in the bottom of the second thanks to three RBI-singles. In the bottom of the fourth, Mateo Harvey-Olivo hit an RBI-single that scored two runs and tied the game. Three batters later, James Boone hit an RBI-single to center which drove in the final two runs of the game and allowed Kangaroo Court to complete the comeback.
Easton Stegbauer (1-0) earned the win for Kangaroo Court after tallying four strikeouts in three innings pitched. Jack Greco (0-1) was tagged with the loss for San Diego Show.
Kangaroo Court improves to 2-1 in the tournament, while San Diego Show fell to 0-2.
Hooks Baseball 5, Arizona National Baseball Academy 7
Arizona National Baseball Academy secured its spot in a semifinal on Saturday after defeating Hooks Baseball, 7-5, on Friday at Thomas Brooks Park in Cary, N.C.
Hooks Baseball took a commanding 3-0 lead in the top of the first after Trent M stole home and Dax P hit an RBI-double two pitches later before scoring a run of his own on an Arizona National Baseball Academy error. Luke Gladchuck wasted no time getting Arizona National Baseball Academy on the board as he hit a single to lead off the bottom of the first and stole second and third on back-to-back pitches before scoring on a groundout from Nathan Danzeisen.
Arizona National Baseball Academy used three RBI-singles in the next inning to take the lead, before adding another trio of runs in the bottom of the fourth. Reid Wood and Macade Manning scored the final two runs for Hooks Baseball in the top of the fifth on a groundout and a passed ball, respectively, as Arizona National Baseball earned he 7-5 win.
Daniel Minnatee (1-0) earned the win for Arizona National Baseball Academy after pitching four innings and recording four strikeouts in relief. Jackson Blancett was tagged with the loss For Hooks Baseball.
Arizona National Baseball Academy wrapped up pool play with a 3-0 record, while Hooks Baseball fell to 0-3.
Twelve Baseball 15, Dream Chasers 5
Tripp Surber went three-for-four and accounted for seven runs Twelve Baseball defeated the Dream Chasers, 15-5, in five innings on Friday at Thomas Brooks Park in Cary, N.C.
Twelve Baseball led from start to finish after jumping out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first when Julian Suarez stole home and Kade Kram hit an RBI-double to center field. Dream Chasers bounced back with a run in the bottom half of the first after Jael Santos hit an inside-the-park home run to cut the lead to one. Surbur drove in his first run of the afternoon on a fly ball to center field, before Walker Anderson hit a two-RBI single two batters later to give Twelve Baseball the 6-1 lead. The Dream Chasers responded to a two-run fourth inning by Twelve Baseball with four runs in the bottom half, highlighted by back-to-back inside-the-park homeruns from Dylan Santucci and Cameron Lynch to cut the lead to 8-5. Twelve Baseball earned the win due to the run-rule after scoring seven in the top of the fifth and holding the Dream Chasers Scoreless.
Hayden Bogan, Suarez and Surber recorded three hits each, while Suarez scored four runs. Suarez was active on the base paths as well, stealing four bases in the contest to lead his team. Seven different batters recorded a base hit for the Dream Chasers.
Bogan (1-0) earned the win on the mound for Twelve Baseball, after striking out two in four innings of work. Cameron Lynch (0-1) suffered the loss for Dream Chasers after giving up seven earned runs in four innings on the mound.
Twelve Baseball improved to 2-1, while the Dream Chasers fell to 1-2 to complete pool play.
Chino Hills Thunder 4, SBA Nationals 0
Chino Hills Thunder allowed just two hits en route to its first shutout win of the tournament, besting SBA Nationals 4-0 on Friday at Thomas Brooks Park in Cary, N.C.
Chino Hills got on the board first after Julian Garcia stole second and capitalized on a two-base error by the SBA Nationals' second basemen to take a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second. Ace Tovares added to the lead after he hit and RBI-groundout in the bottom of the third that brought home Landon Scott, before Brock Hickey scored on a wild pitch and Dylan Wood hit an RBI-flyout to right field to take the 4-0 win.
Chino Hills Thunder's starting pitcher Logan Schmidt was lights out on the mound, pitching 5.2 scoreless innings, while striking out six to earn the win. Brock Hickey closed the game for Chino Hills, finishing the SBA Nationals in just three pitches. Connor Woods (0-2) suffered the loss for SBA Nationals after allowing four runs on seven hits in 3.1 innings on the mound.
Chino Hills finished pool play at the 2019 Futures Invitational with a 2-1 record, while the SBA Nationals fell to 1-2.
New Level Nationals 1, Braves Baseball Academy 8
Aidann Ruiz went two-for-three with two RBIs and scored a pair of runs to lead Braves Baseball Academy past New Level Nationals, 8-1, on Friday at Thomas Brooks Park in Cary, N.C.
The New Level Nationals scored its lone run in the first inning as Carson Calvo hit the team's second inside-the-park home run of the tournament with a deep shot to left field in the top of the first. The Braves Baseball Academy fought back in the bottom half as Lukus Perez hit a two-RBI single to right field. The Braves Baseball Academy added two runs in the bottom of the third and four in the fourth frame to earn the 8-1 win.
Anthony Valdez (1-0) earned the win for Braves Baseball Academy after allowing just the solo home run in two innings on the mound. Jaxon Buckner (0-1) was tagged with the loss for Braves Baseball Academy.
Braves Baseball Academy improved to 2-1 with the win, while New Level Nationals fell to 0-3.
Top Tier Americans 6, Stars Baseball Colangelo 2
Top Tier Americans closed pool play with an undefeated record after besting Stars Baseball Colangelo, 6-2, on Friday at the 2019 Futures Invitational.
Top Tier Americans jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first after Kane Garcia scored on a wild pitch and Ricardo Hurtado crossed home on a passed ball three pitches later. Star Baseball Colangelo cut the lead to one after Yogi Colangelo stole home in the bottom of the second. Not to be outdone, the Top Tier Americans took the lead after Greyson Gonzalez and Kane Garcia stole home to take a 4-1 lead in the top of the third. Star Baseball Colangelo added its final run of the game with an RBI-single from Troy Gonzalez, before the Top Tier Americans added a pair of runs in the top of the fifth to earn the win.
Ryan Sanchez (1-0) earned the win on the mound for the Top Tier Americans after allowing just one run on one hit in three innings and striking out four. Star Baseball Colangelo's Teagan Leach (0-1) suffered the loss despite punching out seven batters in his three innings of work.
The Top Tier Americans improved to 3-0 at the 2019 Futures Invitational, while Star Baseball Colangelo fell to 1-2 in the tournament.