14U National Team Championships North Carolina Quarterfinals Complete

Artillery Baseball, Burn Atlantic Navy, Canes National, and Dulins Dodgers Prime advanced to Monday’s 2022 14U National Team Championships North Carolina semifinal

CARY, N.C. – On a dreary, rainy Sunday at the USA Baseball National Training Complex, Artillery Baseball, Burn Atlantic Navy, Canes National, and Dulins Dodgers Prime overcame the wet conditions to win their quarterfinal matchups and head to the semifinals of the 14U National Team Championships North Carolina.

Burn Atlantic Navy 2, USA Prime National 0

Burn Atlantic Navy scored two runs in the third inning and that was all it needed to secure its spot in the semifinal.

Brayden Harris executed a tremendous complete-game shutout allowing only three hits and striking out nine batters. Hunter Watson was dealt the loss allowing two runs in four innings with eight strikeouts.

Harris provided his own run support on the only hit for Burn Atlantic Navy, pushing across the go-ahead runs for his squad.

Notable Information:

  • Burn Atlantic Navy loaded the bases in the bottom of the third with two walks and a hit by pitch, respectively.
  • Brayden Harris provided the only runs of the game in the third with a two RBI single for a 2-0 lead for Burn Atlantic Navy.
  • Burn Atlantic Navy turned a 6-4-3 ground ball double play to end the game and earn the win.

Artillery Baseball 11, 5 Star National 5

Artillery Baseball had eight batters contribute at-least one hit in the 11-5 win over 5 Star National to head to the semifinals.

Matthew Riendeau got the win in relief going 3.2 innings allowing one run on one hit and striking out one. Jason Amalbert picked up where Riendeau left off tossing three innings and scattering one hit and one unearned run with two strikeouts.

Michael Hanna, Aiden Funk, and Matthew Tafuri all had multi-hit performances in the win.

Notable Information:

  • Jason Amalbert led off the game with a triple and Michael Hanna gave Artillery a 1-0 lead on an RBI groundout.
  • 5 Star used three consecutive walks to start the bottom of the first and load the bases for an RBI fielder’s choice by Griffin Miller to tie the game 1-1.
  • 5 Star quickly took the lead scoring on an error and stretched the lead to 3-1 on a wild pitch in the first.
  • Jason Amalbert scored his second run of the game on a wild pitch in the top of the fifth to narrow the deficit to 3-2.
  • Artillery struck for three more in the fifth to take the lead highlighted by an RBI double by Matthew Tafuri to make it 5-3.
  • Randy Ruiz brought 5 Star within one run of Artillery, 5-4, with an RBI groundout in the bottom of the fifth.
  • Artillery Baseball scored six runs in the sixth inning to go ahead 11-4 as Andrew Saccento, Aiden Funk, and Noah Danza each notched an RBI single.

Canes National 9, East Coast Sox Scout 5

Canes National used two round trippers to fuel its offense to a 9-5 quarterfinal victory over East Coast Sox Scout.

Gabriel Milano sent the first dinger into right field for a grand slam in the fourth inning and Alex Harrington followed with a blast of his own, a two-run jack to left field, in the fifth.

Ty Tillery got the start for Canes National pitching 4.2 innings allowing five runs on nine hits with one strikeout. Karter Bossman shut the door on East Coast’s offense in 2.1 innings of relief by yielding one hit and striking out two.

Notable Information:

  • Andrew Costello provided the first lead for Canes National, 1-0, with an RBI single in the bottom of the first inning.
  • Colton Haire stretched the advantage to 3-0 in the first driving a two-RBI double.
  • Clayton Rice got East Coast Sox on the board via an RBI single in the top of the third.
  • Dominic Pellegrin shortened the deficit for East Coast Sox to 3-2 by driving an RBI double to right field.
  • Andrew Petrock drove in the third and fourth runs of the third inning for East Coast thanks to a two-run double for the 4-3 lead.
  • Gabriel Milano unleashed a grand slam to right field in the bottom of the fourth, taking the lead back 7-4 for Canes National.
  • Alex Harrington sent another long ball deep for Canes National in the fifth inning, as his two-run homer to left field enhanced the lead to 9-5.

Dulins Dodgers 7, Texas Twelve 0

Shawn Sullivan and Jeffrey Claycomb combined for a shutout pitching performance to blank the Texas Twelve offense for the Dulins Dodgers 7-0 quarterfinal win.

Sullivan started on the bump dealing five innings of one-hit ball and struck out seven betters. Claycomb entered to finish off the last two innings allowing one hit and picking up a strikeout.

Logan Corley led the Dodgers offensively with a 2-for-3 effort which included a double and two RBIs. Kaden Robardey also delivered a multi-RBI performance with two.

Notable Information:

  • Karson Reeder didn’t allow a hit to Dulins Dodgers for three innings until Jeffrey Claycomb singled in the fourth inning.
  • Logan Corley got the first run on the board for Dulins with an RBI single in the fourth inning.
  • Hudson Browning extended the lead to 2-0 in the fourth via an RBI double to score Claycomb.
  • Kaden Robardey pushed the advantage to 4-0 in the fourth driving in two runs on a single.
  • Kaden Robardey capped the big fourth inning with a fifth run, attempting a double steal but crossing home plate before Shane Parker was caught stealing at second.
  • Braxton Barber tacked on another run doubling for an RBI in the bottom of the fifth and scored on a balk to push the score to 7-0.

On Deck

  • Both semifinal matchups will start at 8:00 a.m. ET on Monday, as Artillery Baseball squares up with Burn Atlantic Navy while Canes National takes on Dulins Dodgers. Both games are available to stream on YouTube and live stats are available on GameChanger.