Hawkins, Arellano Named Player, Pitcher of the Day for June 28 at Champs AZ

Phoenix – Hogan Hawkins doubled three times and drove home three runs in his two games for TB SoCal Evo to land Player of the Day honors in pool play at the 14U/16U National Team Championships Arizona.

Hawkins doubled in the bottom of the fourth inning for his first RBI as he boosted his team to a 7-0 win over the Saddleback Cowboys Cardinal. He followed that up with a two-run double in the seventh inning of his next game to push his squad to a 13-2 win.

TB SoCal Evo is now 2-0 after the first day of pool play, with Hawkins leading the team in hits (5), doubles (3), and runs batted in (3).

Christian Arellano (Canyon Thunder 2024) earned Pitcher of the Day honors after seven scoreless innings on the mound against BPA Black to get their second win of pool play.

Arellano allowed five hits on the afternoon and fanned nine in a complete-game shutout. He got ahead of 18 of the 24 batters he faced during the game and only surrendered one walk.

The righty guided Canyon Thunder 2024 (2-0) to a close 1-0 victory over the BPA in their game on Tuesday.

Honorable Mentions (Player of the Day)

16U Danny Aramblua (CBA Victus San Diego) – 5-for-7, 2B, 4 RBI, 2 R

16U Brandt Munger (Tri County Prime 2024) – 3-for-3, 2 2B, 5 RBI, 2 R, HBP

14U Jacob Madrid (FS21 Stars – GBG 2026) – 4-for-6, 2B, 3 RBI, 5 R,

14U Ford Stoen (BPA Black) – 4-for-6, 2 2B, 2 3B, 2 RBI, 3 R

Honorable Mentions (Pitcher of the Day)

16U Kody Ball (SoCal Birds Orange) – 5.0 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 13 K, 2 BB

16U Ryan Reynolds (MBA Navy 2024) – 5.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 8 K, 0 BB

14U Jake Walling (Beach City Prospects 14U) – 4.0 IP, H, 0 ER, 5 K, 3 BB

14U Jake Chung (Legacy Baseball Group Black) – 5.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 4 K, 0 BB

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