Plenty of Highlights and Excitement From the Opening Day of 10U Futures Invitational 

Day One of the 2024 10U Futures Invitational in Cary, N.C. featured plenty of viral moments. Here are some of the best.

Aviators catch fire for seven late runs to open play with a win over Florida Burn Platinum

After going down 2-0 in the first inning, the Aviators stormed ahead with four runs in the fourth inning and added three more scores in the sixth frame to seal the win. Both Joel K and Alex K tallied a game-high two hits in the win, with Joel K driving in a pair of RBIs. On the mound for the Aviators, the trio of Mason M, Enzo M, and Sawyer R combined for 4.2 shutout innings as they struck out seven batters and allowed zero hits in relief.

Scottsdale Dirtbags erupt early at the plate and cruise to a big win over New Level Nationals

Beginning with three runs in the bottom of the first inning, the Scottsdale Dirtbags never took their foot off the gas on the way to a 10-1 victory over New Level Nationals. Samuel B led the Dirtbags offense with a 3-for-3 day at the plate and three RBIs, while both Bentley T and Liam G added a pair of hits each. On the mound for Scottsdale, Raul C retired five batters and allowed just one earned run in 5.1 innings.

TC Titans jump out to an early lead and stay hot the rest of the way in an opening win

Similar to the Dirtbags, TC Titans scored three runs in the first inning and rolled to an 8-0 opening win over TC Titans. Matthew L did everything offensively for the Titans, driving in four RBIs on two hits while scoring a pair of runs. Cam C also had a big performance at the plate for the victors, going 3-for-3 and scoring twice himself. Roberto G went five innings on the mound for TC Titans, recording four strikeouts and allowing just a single hit.

Canes West pulls away from Team Elite thanks to a late offensive explosion, dominant pitching

Braedon C did it all for Canes West as they earned a 7-1 victory over Team Elite, pitching 5.0 innings and driving in a game-high two RBIs. On the mound, Braedon C struck out 10 batters while surrendering only three hits, holding Team Elite to just one run before the Canes offense took its first lead with a pair of runs in the fourth inning.

Midwest Hitmen plate three late runs to break the deadlock and take the win over 5 Star Vipers

With both squads knotted at 3-3 in the fifth inning, Midwest Hitmen swatted three runs in the bottom of the frame and held on over the final three outs to take down 5 Star Vipers, 6-4. Both Ashton A and Bennett L tied for a game-high two hits at the plate, and were two of the five batters for the Hitmen who notched an RBI. Cole H and Jaxson S combined for five strikeouts and allowed just three hits over the final 4.2 innings.

Texas Sun Devils score three runs in the final inning to snatch the win from TC Titans

Trailing by a run going into the fifth inning, the Texas Sun Devils offense stepped up in a big way to plate three scores and overcome TC Titans by a final score of 7-5. Easton F led all hitters in hits and RBIs with three each for the Sun Devils, while teammate Sylas H scored three runs in the win.

New Level Nationals goes off in massive third inning, overcoming Florida Burn Platinum in barnburner

Getting seven runs in the third inning alone, New Level Nationals outlasted Florida Burn Platinum in an 11-8 game that featured plenty of offensive fireworks. Four New Level batters finished with a pair of hits, and the pair of Anthony M and Braylon B also rounded the bases to score twice each after getting aboard the bags.

Tennessee Elite piles up runs in the third inning, rolls to a big win over Team Elite

Tennessee managed to out-do New Level Nationals’ mark of seven runs in an inning as they piled up eight in the third inning in a 10-0 win over Team Elite. Tennessee Elite got three hits and a pair of runs from Jaxon Spray, and two hits apiece from both Ethan Wagner and James Brant. On the mound, Duncan Mount held Team Elite to just two hits in four innings of work, striking out three batters.

Canes National holds off late rally from Top Tier Select to close the day with a win

Canes National jumped out to a 4-2 lead early and staved off Top Tier Select in the sixth inning, clinching a 4-3 victory. DJ Sipkoi tallied two RBIs in the winning effort, while on the mound Jack Franklin iced the game with the final strikeout.