Quarterfinal Action Kicks Off Day Three of 15U Champs NC

A busy day three at the 15U National Team Championships kicked off with Alpha Prime, Canes National, PRD, and ZT Prospects claiming spots in the semifinal round.


ZT Prospects (4-0) run-ruled Power Baseball 2026 Marucci (2-2), 9-1, to remain undefeated and advance to the semifinal round of the 15U National Team Championships in North Carolina.

ZT Prospects jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first inning. It scored the first run on a single to right from Jesiah Andrade to bring home Justin Lopez, while the second run of the inning came on another RBI single from Raphael Dunne to score Jesiah Andrade. ZT Prospects continued to tack on the runs, with two scoring on a sacrifice fly to right from Elijah Beekley. The final two runs of the inning came on a long triple to the left center gap for Troy Southisene and an error.

In the bottom of the third, four consecutive walks led to the seventh run for the Prospects. Yet one frame later, Power Baseball got on the board with an RBI double from Luke Manderson.

In the bottom of the fifth, four singles in a row from Kingston Kela, Beekley, Southisene, and Tyler Young led to the winning runs to put the mercy rule into effect.

For ZT Prospects, Lopez and Andrade both went 2-for-3 while Southisene went a perfect 2-for-2 with two RBIs in the victory. Grant Vega went the distance, allowing just one earned run across 5.0 innings with two strikeouts. Two extra-base hits for Power Baseball came from Manderson and Ethan Rathmann.

ZT Prospects will take on Alpha Prime in the semifinals of the 15U National Team Championships in North Carolina, which will be contested at Coleman Field. Both games will be streamed at USABaseball.TV, and live updates will be provided via @USABScores on Twitter.


Sal Garcia homered for the second time in as many days as his 3-for-5 performance helped PRD (3-1) cruise past Padres Scout Team (3-1), 12-3, in the quarterfinal round of the 15U National Team Championships in North Carolina.

Padres Scout Team jumped to an early first inning 2-0 lead after Justice de Jong took advantage of a leadoff single and a walk, as his line-drive shot to center plated a pair. PRD came back with an answer in the top of the second, as a fielding error came back to bite in the form of four runs for the away team. An RBI groundout off the bat of Andrew Saccento, followed by Noah Danza’s RBI base knock, scored the first and second runs of the contest for PRD. Three more singles followed, as Eddie Rosado and Jason Amalbert each tallied an RBI base hit, making it a 4-2 contest. The next inning, PRD tacked on another in the run column as a throwing error on a failed pickoff attempt allowed Garcia to score from first.

The Padres trimmed the deficit by one in its half of the third, as Codey Gauff smoked an 0-1 pitch to center and plated Gustavo Melendez after he reached on a leadoff walk. PRD kept its foot on the gas though, as a four-run fifth inning widened the margin even further. Two runs scored in one at-bat, as the first came across on a throwing error by the catcher while the second was the result of an RBI base hit by Danza. A two-out fielding error prolonged the inning and allowed Amalbert to reach and Danza to score. The fifth-inning scoring came to a close after Michael Hanna was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. PRD continued to add insurance in the seventh, as Hanna plated a run but was dwarfed by the at-bat immediately after - a rocket off the bat of Garcia for a two-run bomb over the left field wall - putting PRD up 12-3.

Garcia posted a stellar 3-for-5 stat line, as he collected two RBIs and three runs scored for PRD in addition to a seventh-inning home run. Luke Williams also went 3-for-5 with a trio of singles as well as a run scored. Danza recorded two hits in four at-bats as he drove in a pair and scored once. Chase Smith shut down the Padres for 3.0 innings in relief and surrendered only one hit in the process.

First baseman de Jong was a bright spot offensively for the Padres Scout Team, as he went 2-for-4 on the day with a pair of singles and a pair of RBIs. Melendez drew three walks and scored two of the Padres’ three runs. Leadoff man Nathaneal Davis was 1-for-3 in the contest and scored the other run for the Padres.

PRD will face Canes National 15U in the semifinals of the 15U National Team Championships in North Carolina at 11:00 a.m. on Field 2, while the Padres Scout Team will take on MBA 2026 Scout Team in consolation play on Sunday at 8:00 a.m. on Field 2. Both games will be streamed at USABaseball.TV, and live updates will be provided via @USABScores on Twitter.


Alpha Prime 2026 registered 16 hits on the day in a 10-3 victory over 2026 Texas Twelve to advance to the semifinal round of the 15U National Team Championships in North Carolina. 

Alpha Prime took the early 2-0 lead in the first when Cole Weinstein tripled to right and scored Dillon Moss. Marcus Greis followed suit with an RBI single to bring home Weinstein. Two singles put Alpha Prime runners on the corners for Parker Leow to pick up an RBI in the second. Moss then singled on a hard grounder to left field to score Max Medina. Judson Dowell put Texas Twelve on the board in the second when he hit a solo homer to left. Austin Finegan started out the fourth with a leadoff triple, followed by a walk and back-to-back singles to add an insurance run for Alpha Prime to extend its lead to 5-1. With the bases loaded in the fifth, Finegan doubled to left to score Greis and Masen Belding, and Moss later stole home to make it a 9-1 ball game. Texas Twelve batted around in the fifth to rally on three consecutive singles and a triple to plate two runs. Alpha Prime added a late run in the seventh to secure the 10-3 win. 

Finegan was a standout amongst the Alpha Prime offense, finishing 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a stolen base. Moss and Greis both had two hits in the game, each going 2-for-4 with an RBI. Dax Hardcastle started on the mound for Alpha Prime, pitching 6.0 innings with six strikeouts and zero walks. Finegan came in relief in the sixth and tossed two hitless innings while striking out three batters.

Dowell went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a home run to help put Texas Twelve on the board in the second inning. Jordan Garza recorded the only other RBI for Texas Twelve, finishing 1-for-3 on the day.

Alpha Prime will face ZT Prospects National in the semifinals of the 15U National Team Championships at 10:45 a.m. on Coleman Field, while 2026 Texas Twelve will match up with Power Baseball 2026 Marucci on Sunday at 8:00 a.m. on Coleman Field. Both games will be streamed at USABaseball.TV, and live updates will be provided via @USABScores on Twitter.


Brady Murrietta hit a three-run line-drive double to left field to lead Canes to a 5-4 victory over MBA 2026 Scout in the quarterfinals of the 2023 15U National Team Championships in North Carolina.

With the triumph, Canes increased its tournament record to 3-1 and advanced to the semifinal round of the event.

It was an exciting game from the jump with Canes scoring two runs in the top of the first on a double by Andrew Costello which brought Alex Harrington home and an RBI by Murrietta which drove in Costello.

MBA responded in the bottom of the first when leadoff batter Jordan Martinez sent a solo homer to left field, cutting Canes lead in half. The team then tied the game in the bottom of the second when starting pitcher Tyler Ellis scored on a fielder’s choice ground ball. Lucas Cannady gave MBA the lead in the third inning with a line drive single to left field which brought in one run and put the score at 3-2.

The game was then a defensive, back-and-forth affair until the top of the sixth when Canes loaded the bases on two walks and a ground ball single. It was all Murrieta then as the designated hitter sent a missile to left field for a stand-up double, clearing the bases and driving in three runs and returning the lead to Canes.

MBA attempted to make a late comeback in the bottom of the seventh with a two-out rally, scoring one on a hard ground ball to center field by Brady Harris but the frame was ended by a line out to the shortstop.

Costello led Canes offense with a 2-for-3 day with a double and two RBIs. Martinez performed well for MBA, going 2-for-4 with one hit and two runs.

On the mound, despite taking the loss, MBA starting pitcher Ellis pitched 5.0 innings of two-hit baseball, striking out six. For Canes, Colton Haire pitched 6.1 innings, striking out five and collecting the win.

Canes National 15U advances to the tournament’s semifinal round, where it will take on PRD. MBA falls into consolation play for the remainder of the tournament. All games will be streamed at USABaseball.TV, and live updates will be provided via @USABScores on Twitter.