Hostetter, Santivanez Earn Player, Pitcher of the Day for July 2 at Champs AZ

Phoenix – Will Hostetter smacked a grand slam and drove home four runs in his two games for BPA San Diego to earn Player of the Day honors for bracket play at the 14U/16U National Team Championships Arizona.

Hostetter left the yard in the top of the eighth inning to give his team the lead, 9-5, in what would eventually be the game-winning hit. On the tournament, he now has six hits with the lone home run and has driven home six runs total.

BPA San Diego fell in the round of 16 to CCB Prime White after winning their opening-round contest.

Nicholas Santivanez (GBG Renegades) earned Pitcher of the Day honors after 5.2 shutout innings on the mound against OC Premier Gray to advance into the round of 16 

Santivanez allowed just two hits on the afternoon and fanned a tournament-high 13 in his near six-inning effort. He threw 81 pitches en route to the victory and got ahead of 13 of the 19 batters he faced on the afternoon.

The right-hander guided GBG Renegades (4-2) to an easy 7-0 victory over OC Premier Gray in their game on Saturday.

Honorable Mentions (Player of the Day)

16U Jake Sanko (AZBC 2024) – 4-for-7, 3 2B, RBI, 3 R

16U Kahanu Martinez (Pono Hawaii) – 2-for-3, 3B, 3 RBI, R

14U Daniel Troncale (OC Premier Navy) – 3-for-6, 2 2B, 3B, 5 RBI, R

14U Jake Turner (GBG Vegas) – 4-for-6, 2B, 5 RBI, 4 R, 2 BB

Honorable Mentions (Pitcher of the Day) 

16U Cody Kiemele (Easton Prime Clippers) – 7.0 IP, CG, 3 H, ER, 13 K, 3 BB

16U Traig Dughton (Matadors 2024) – 6.0 IP, H, 0 ER, 11 K, 0 BB 

14U Aiden Morales (GBG IE 2026) – 7.0 IP, CG, 4 H, ER, 12 K, BB 

14U Noah Winseski (BPA Black) – W, 5.0 IP, H, 0 ER, 9 K, 3 BB

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