Penultimate Day in the Books at PDP League

CARY, N.C. – The 2022 Prospect Development Pipeline (PDP) League continued Tuesday with Team Red picking up a win and Team Navy and Team Gray tying on the event’s penultimate day.


Gabe Gaeckle and Boston Flannery combined for four scoreless innings to open the game for Team Light Blue and were matched by Derek Schaefer’s three scoreless frames for Team Red as the game began as a pitchers’ duel into the fifth.

Team Light Blue cracked the scoreboard first in the top of the fifth. George Lombard, Jr. was hit by a pitch to open the inning and eventually scored on an RBI double by Brandon Winokur to put Team Light Blue in front. Winokur would advance to third on a wild pitch but was stranded there as the inning ended.

Team Red immediately responded by posting a three-run bottom of the fifth to take the lead. After Christian Kim and Cameron Mizell both walked to start the inning, Casey Borba pulled a two-run double down the left field line to give Team Red the lead. The advantage quickly grew on an RBI single by TJ Pompey.

James Hays kept the Team Light Blue offense at bay over the final two innings, scattering three hits and striking out a pair to secure the win for Team Red. Due to PDP rules, Team Red came to the plate in the bottom of the seventh and tacked on a run on a Christian Kim RBI single to close out the win.


  • Team Red’s Jonny Farmelo led all batters with two hits in the win, also scoring a run.
  • Derek Schaefer, Christian Lim, and James Hays combined to allow just one run in the seven-inning contest for Team Red. Each pitcher also recorded at least one strikeout.
  • Team Light Blue's Gabe Gaeckle struck out a game-high four batters in two innings on the mound, allowing just one hit.
  • Casey Borba’s go-ahead double gave him a game-high two RBIs in the win for Team Red.


The game saw three scoreless opening innings thanks to Team Navy’s Bryce Eldridge and Hunter Dietz and Team Gray’s Garrett Baumann, who all turned in shutout performances on the mound.

Team Navy got the scoring started in the top of the fourth. Colt Emerson reached base on a fielding error with two outs and came around to score on a throwing error, giving Team Navy the game’s first run.

Tai Peete tripled to right center and scored immediately on an RBI single up the middle by Andrew Wiggins as Team Navy continued to build its lead in the middle innings. Team Gray answered and notched a run in the bottom of the fifth when RJ Hamilton singled and scored on an RBI groundout by Ariel Antigua.

Team Navy rallied to plate another two runs in the sixth inning. Jarren Purify and Ryder Helfrick both walked to start the inning and would come around to score when Colt Emerson roped a two-run triple to left center. Team Gray answered again and cut into its deficit when RJ Hamilton reached on an error and scored on a passed ball.

Dean Curley singled and came around to score on a fielder’s choice in the top of the eighth to give Team Navy an insurance run before Team Gray added runs in the bottom of the inning. Tre Phelps hit an RBI single through the left side to score Team Gray’s first run of the inning, and Roman Martin scored on an error to notch another run. The final run of the frame came on an RBI groundout by Drew Burress.


  • Team Navy got seven hits from seven different players in the game. Colt Emerson had a game-high two RBIs and scored a run for Team Navy.
  • The two pitching staffs combined to punch out 25 batters in the game, with Team Navy’s staff tossing 14 strikeouts. Bryce Eldridge and Hunter Dietz led the game with four strikeouts apiece.
  • RJ Hamilton had two stolen bases for Team Gray, also scoring a run.
  • Team Navy hit two triples in the game, with Colt Emerson and Tai Peete each cracking three-baggers.


The teams will return to action on Wednesday, July 6, to decide the champion of the 2022 PDP League. All four teams will compete in a two-inning tiebreaker game, with the winners advancing to play in the championship game. The losers from the tiebreaker games will battle for third place.


USA Baseball utilizes a modified scoring system for its development programs to achieve load management and mitigate potential injuries due to overuse for its youth athletes. Pitchers are subject to a maximum pitch count of 25 per inning during game play. In the event an inning is rolled because a pitcher has reached their maximum pitch count, runners on base may be contributed to the game score. As a result of this system, the final game score may not match the overall statistics.