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Semifinal Saturday Is Set After Day Three of Futures Invitational

June 28, 2019

Four teams clinched a spot in Saturday's semifinal games on the final day of pool play at the 2019 Futures Invitational on Friday. No.1-overall seed Team Elite (3-0) will face No.4-seeded Twelve Baseball (2-1) at 9:15 a.m., while No. 3 Top Tier Americans will take on No. 2 Arizona Nationals Baseball at 11:45. Both games will be held on Field 7 of Thomas Brooks Park in Cary, North Carolina.

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.

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USA Baseball Modifies On-Field Programming Schedule

All events continue to be subject to cancellation or postponement
May 18, 2020

CARY, N.C. - USA Baseball announced today a modified schedule of events for its 2020 summer season due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Created in adherence to the regulations set forth by the appropriate federal, state and local governments, the updated schedule is tentatively set to begin with the 14U Cup from July 24-26 at the National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina.

All of these events continue to be subject to cancellation or postponement based on the future state of the evolving coronavirus situation. The organization will monitor the guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC), as well as consult its Medical/Safety Advisory Committee in order to evaluate the status of its upcoming tournaments.

All further decisions will be made in as timely a manner as possible with respect to the safety and well-being of all the participating athletes, coaches and fans. If these tournaments run as scheduled, teams and fans will be required to follow a series of return to play guidelines developed by USA Baseball. These guidelines will be shared with all participants within an appropriate timeframe leading up to the event.

"As the national governing body for baseball in the United States, we feel it is in the best interest of the thousands of baseball athletes in our country to postpone our return to the field due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic," said USA Baseball Executive Director/CEO Paul Seiler. "We share in the longing for baseball's return, but we believe it is prudent to continue assessing the situation and finalizing a course of action that prioritizes the overall health and safety of our participants and their families in light of the continued transmission of this disease.

"This schedule was structured in an effort to secure as many opportunities as possible for athletes who hope to one day play for Team USA. We will remain steadfast in our commitment to this charge; however, we will continue to evaluate the situation on a daily basis and monitor the guidelines set forth by the CDC and the USOPC in case additional modifications need to be made."

The following events have been tentatively rescheduled on the 2020 calendar:

• 17U National Team Championships North Carolina (July 27-30)
• 14U and 15U National Team Championships Arizona (July 27-30)
• 16U and 17U National Team Championships Arizona (July 31-August 3)
• 15U National Team Championships North Carolina (August 4-9)
• 10U Futures Invitational (August 6-9)
• 16U National Team Championships North Carolina (August 11-16)
• 11U, 12U, 13U and 14U NTIS Champions Cup (August 19-23)
• 15U and 16U NTIS Champions Cup (August 26-30)

The following events and national team programming have been cancelled:

• 11U Futures Invitational
• 13U/14U Athlete Development Program (ADP)
• 16U/17U National Team Development Program (NTDP)
• National Team Championships Florida

The 14U Cup (July 24-26) and 11U/13U Futures Series Irvine (August 28-30) are set to take place as originally scheduled.

Additionally, USA Baseball continues to work closely with the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) with respect to the international baseball calendar. To date, the WBSC has postponed the Americas Baseball Olympic Qualifier, U-15 Baseball World Cup and the Women's Baseball World Cup until further notice. The U-12 Baseball World Cup Americas Qualifier has also been postponed but will not take place this year.

"USA Baseball fully supports the WBSC and its decision to indefinitely postpone the events on the baseball calendar in an effort to protect our national team athletes at this time," continued Seiler. "When the time comes for Team USA to return to the field, we will be ready to continue our longstanding tradition of excellence on the international stage."

Corresponding to the status of the international baseball calendar, USA Baseball has cancelled all 12U National Team programming events for 2020, meanwhile any future events planned for the 15U National Team, 18U National Team, Collegiate National Team and Women's National Team this year will be announced as necessary.

The Medical/Safety Advisory Committee has published a free Athlete Preparation Plan that provides a series of at-home exercises aimed to prepare young athletes for their return to the diamond following a prolonged disruption from on-field activity. To access this plan and to read its recommendations for baseball players during the COVID-19 pandemic, click here.

Further information on USA Baseball updates relating to COVID-19 can be found here. For up-to-the-minute updates on the organization and its events, follow @USABaseball on social media.

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The Futures

An Update Regarding the 2020 Futures Invitational

May 4, 2020

Members of the USA Baseball staff held a conference call on Friday to discuss the status of our upcoming events and the continued effect of the COVID-19 pandemic. Stemming from this conversation, we would like to share with you an update regarding the Futures Invitational.

Due to this unprecedented situation and its ever-evolving effect on regulations set forth by federal, state and local governments, USA Baseball will continue to monitor the impact of COVID-19 daily and provide a definitive update relating to our Summer 2020 schedule on-or-around Monday, May 18.

We apologize for any inconvenience this additional delay may cause; however, we felt it prudent to follow this course of action in an effort to maintain the planned on-field programming offered by USA Baseball this summer.

With this change to our initial timeline, an updated timeline is as follows:

  • A final decision on the Futures Invitational will be announced on-or-around Monday, May 18.
  • If the Futures Invitational does occur on schedule, final payments will be due on Monday, June 8.
  • If teams drop from the tournament before May 25, they will receive a full refund of deposits and registration fees that have been made up to that date.
  • If the Futures Invitational does not occur, all teams will receive a full refund of deposits and registration fees for the event.
  • If necessary, USA Baseball will begin to process and send all refund checks the week of June 8.

 

Additionally, please note that the USA Baseball Travel Services department has extended the hotel reservation deadline to Monday, June 8. Please email travel@usabaseball.com if you need further assistance.

We appreciate your continued support of USA Baseball and we will continue to champion the best possible course of action moving forward with consideration to the best interest of all parties involved.

Thank you for your understanding and please stay safe!

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The Futures

USA Baseball Cancels May Futures Series in Irvine

The event was scheduled for May 15-17 in Irvine, California
April 6, 2020

CARY, N.C. - USA Baseball announced today that the Futures Series scheduled for May 15-17 in Irvine, California, has been cancelled due to the rapid spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) across the United States. This event will not be rescheduled.

At this time, a second Futures Series event is still scheduled to take place in Irvine, California, from August 28-30. Registration is still open for this event (click here).

USA Baseball will continue to closely monitor the ongoing situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and diligently evaluate the status of its events scheduled to take place after May 17. All decisions will be made in as timely of a manner as possible with respect to the safety and well-being of all the participating athletes, coaches and fans.

Further information on all of the USA Baseball updates relating to COVID-19 can be found here.

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The Futures

A Letter Regarding the 2020 Futures Series Tournaments

March 24, 2020

Futures Series Registered Teams,

Members of the USA Baseball staff held a conference call on Monday to discuss our collective concerns regarding the coronavirus pandemic and its effect on the Futures Series in Irvine, as well as all of our events, and we wanted to provide you an update.

As you may be aware, USA Baseball suspended all of its events until May 15 in cooperation with the guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control, and we will continue to uphold that decision in order to protect the athletes and your staff.

We are continuing to monitor the guidelines by the CDC and the USOPC, and will evaluate the status of our programming, as well as all of its events, on a daily basis. As of this time, no decisions have been made about the Futures Series. All decisions will continue to be made with respect to the safety and well-being of all the participating athletes, coaches and fans.

We would like to be as diligent as possible and prepare for all potential scenarios surrounding the impact of the coronavirus on the Futures Series going forward and we, as an organization, have developed the following timeline for the event:

  • A final decision on the Futures Series in Irvine will be made on Wednesday, April 15th.
  • If the Futures Series does occur on schedule, final payments will still be due on Monday, May 4th.
  • If teams drop from the tournament before April 20th, they will receive a full refund of deposits and registration fees that have been made up to that date. Anything after April 20th will be non-refundable. The previous date for deposits becoming non-refundable was March 31st.
  • If the Futures Series does not occur, all teams will receive a full refund of deposits and registration fees.
  • If necessary, USA Baseball will begin to process and send all refund checks the week of April 20th.

 

We understand there are still a lot of unanswered questions and uncertainty moving forward, but we will continue to update everyone regularly to ensure all decisions are made in a timely manner. We very much appreciate your commitment to the organization and we will continue to champion the best possible course of action moving forward with consideration to the best interest of all parties involved.

If there is something that we did not touch on that you would like to discuss, please let us know. We will continue to keep in regular communication with you all as updates become available.

Thank you for your understanding and please stay safe!

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The Futures

A Letter Regarding the 2020 Futures Invitational Tournaments

March 24, 2020

Futures Invitational Registered Teams,

Members of the USA Baseball staff held a conference call on Monday to discuss our collective concerns regarding the coronavirus pandemic and its effect on the Futures Invitational tournaments (10U and 11U) in Cary, as well as all of our events, and we wanted to provide you an update.

As you may be aware, USA Baseball suspended all of its events until May 15 in cooperation with the guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control, and we will continue to uphold that decision in order to protect the athletes and your staff.

We are continuing to monitor the guidelines by the CDC and the USOPC, and will evaluate the status of our programming, as well as all of its events, on a daily basis. As of this time, no decisions have been made about the Futures Invitational. All decisions will continue to be made with respect to the safety and well-being of all the participating athletes, coaches and fans.

We would like to be as diligent as possible and prepare for all potential scenarios surrounding the impact of the coronavirus on the Futures Invitational going forward and we, as an organization, have developed the following timeline for the event:

  • A final decision on the Futures Invitational tournaments (10U & 11U) will be made on Monday, May 4th.
  • If the Futures Invitational tournaments (10U and 11U) do occur on schedule, final payments will be due on Friday, May 18th. Previously, final payments were due on May 1st.
  • If teams drop from the tournament before May 18th, they will receive a full refund of deposits and registration fees that have been made up to that date. The previous date for deposits becoming non-refundable was March 1st.
  • If the Futures Invitational tournaments (10U and 11U) do not occur, all teams will receive a full refund of deposits and registration fees or event.
  • If necessary, USA Baseball will begin to process and send all refund checks the week of May 25th.

 

We understand there are still a lot of unanswered questions and uncertainty moving forward, but we will continue to update everyone regularly to ensure all decisions are made in a timely manner. We very much appreciate your commitment to the organization and we will continue to champion the best possible course of action moving forward with consideration to the best interest of all parties involved.

If there is something that we did not touch on that you would like to discuss, please let us know. We will continue to keep in regular communication with you all as updates become available.

Thank you for your understanding and please stay safe!

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NHSI

USA Baseball Cancels 2020 National High School Invitational

All USA Baseball events through April 15 have been cancelled or postponed
March 12, 2020

Centers for Disease Control: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

DURHAM, N.C. - USA Baseball announced today that the 2020 National High School Invitational (NHSI), the Futures Series in Melissa, Texas, and all USA Baseball Coaches Clinics and National Team Identification Series (NTIS) regional tryouts through April 15 have been cancelled or postponed amid concerns surrounding the rapid spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) across the United States.

"We have been working closely with the USA Baseball Medical Safety Committee, as well as monitoring the guidelines and recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to acquire the latest information on this global situation. Given that, and in an effort to protect the health and safety of all those involved, we have decided to cancel the 2020 National High School Invitational, as well as all USA Baseball events through April 15," said Paul Seiler, USA Baseball's Executive Director and CEO. "We are disappointed that we will not be able to hold these tournaments and tryouts, but our top priority continues to be the health and safety of the athletes, fans, parents, coaches and administrators who travel from around the entire country for these events."

The ninth edition of the annual NHSI tournament was scheduled to occur from April 1-4 at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina. The Futures Series was to be held from April 17-19 at the Melissa Sports Complex in Melissa, Texas, while the Coaches Clinics and NTIS tryouts were set to take place throughout six regions in the U.S.

The NHSI will not be postponed to another date in 2020 but will recommence in 2021, and the Futures Series in Melissa, Texas, will also not be rescheduled in 2020.

USA Baseball will continue to closely monitor the ongoing situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and diligently evaluate the status of its events scheduled to take place after April 15. All decisions will be made in as timely of a manner as possible with respect to the safety and well-being of all the participating athletes, coaches and fans.

Further information on possible new dates for the NTIS regional tryouts and all additional Coaches Clinics will be announced at a later time.

For more information on the NHSI, Futures Series, Coaches Clinics or the NTIS, visit USABaseball.com.

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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

  • 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

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. 

Box Score


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.

Box Score


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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