Playoff Bracket is Set at 2024 10U Futures

Four teams will enter the playoffs of the 2024 10U Futures Invitational on Saturday. Here's a look at how they stack up.

Tennessee Elite

Tennessee Elite enters postseason play as the No. 1 seed thanks to a 3-0 record and a run differential of 22. Leading all teams with 32 runs scored, Tennessee Elite was on fire during pool play. Opening the tournament on Thursday with a 10-6 win over Top Tier Select and an 11-0 win over Team Elite, the squad put up 11 runs again on Friday as it knocked off Canes West. A dangerous offensive lineup is led by the combined efforts of Jaxon Spray, Duncan Mount, and Ethan Wagner. During pool play, the trio combined for 15 hits and 12 runs scored, with Jaxon recording at least two of each in the opening three games.

ZT National Prospects

ZT National Prospects also enters the postseason on a 3-0 run, barely edging out for the No. 1 seed due to run differential. This is still a high-powered offense, with 28 runs in three games. Taking down West Raleigh Canes Blue 10-0 and 5 Star VIPERS 6-2 on Thursday, ZT National capped off pool play with a 12-5 win over Midwest Hitmen on Friday. What makes ZT National dangerous offensively is how balanced they are; only two players have recorded more than one hit in a game, yet the team has scored 10 or more runs in two of three games so far. On the mound, ZT National employs one the best rotations of any team in the tournament. Coming into bracket play, the team has allowed just six total hits.

Texas Sun Devils

Rounding into form with back-to-back wins, the Sun Devils enter the bracket having knocked off TC Titans 7-5 and Wilson Pirates 13-3 in their last two games. Texas boasts a lights-out offense, having scored 31 runs during pool play, the second highest amount of any team. Leading the way are Maverick Powers and Easton Floyd, who have recorded two or more hits in two of the Sun Devils’ games so far.

Scottsdale Dirtbags

The Dirtbags enter postseason play at 2-1, winning both games on Thursday to put themselves in prime position. After cruising to a 10-1 win over New Level Nationals to open play, Scottsdale overcame Aviators 6-5 to move to the top of its pod. The team will be looking to bounce back from an 8-5 loss to Florida Burn on Friday and is led by several hitters with big game potential. Each of Bentley Trullinger, Liam Garcia, Samuel Burnes, and Trae Dunford have posted at least two hits and either two runs or RBIs in a game so far.