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USA Baseball Modifies On-Field Programming Schedule

All events continue to be subject to cancellation or postponement
May 18, 2020
CARY, N.C. - USA Baseball announced today a modified schedule of events for its 2020 summer season due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Created in adherence to the regulations set forth by the appropriate federal, state and local governments, the updated schedule is tentatively set to begin with
CARY, N.C. - USA Baseball announced today a modified schedule of events for its 2020 summer season due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Created in adherence to the regulations set forth by the appropriate federal, state and local governments, the updated schedule is tentatively set to begin with the 14U Cup from July 24-26 at the National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina.
All of these events continue to be subject to cancellation or postponement based on the future state of the evolving coronavirus situation. The organization will monitor the guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC), as well as consult its Medical/Safety Advisory Committee in order to evaluate the status of its upcoming tournaments.
All further decisions will be made in as timely a manner as possible with respect to the safety and well-being of all the participating athletes, coaches and fans. If these tournaments run as scheduled, teams and fans will be required to follow a series of return to play guidelines developed by USA Baseball. These guidelines will be shared with all participants within an appropriate timeframe leading up to the event.
"As the national governing body for baseball in the United States, we feel it is in the best interest of the thousands of baseball athletes in our country to postpone our return to the field due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic," said USA Baseball Executive Director/CEO Paul Seiler. "We share in the longing for baseball's return, but we believe it is prudent to continue assessing the situation and finalizing a course of action that prioritizes the overall health and safety of our participants and their families in light of the continued transmission of this disease.
"This schedule was structured in an effort to secure as many opportunities as possible for athletes who hope to one day play for Team USA. We will remain steadfast in our commitment to this charge; however, we will continue to evaluate the situation on a daily basis and monitor the guidelines set forth by the CDC and the USOPC in case additional modifications need to be made."
The following events have been tentatively rescheduled on the 2020 calendar:
• 17U National Team Championships North Carolina (July 27-30)
• 14U and 15U National Team Championships Arizona (July 27-30)
• 16U and 17U National Team Championships Arizona (July 31-August 3)
• 15U National Team Championships North Carolina (August 4-9)
• 10U Futures Invitational (August 6-9)
• 16U National Team Championships North Carolina (August 11-16)
• 11U, 12U, 13U and 14U NTIS Champions Cup (August 19-23)
• 15U and 16U NTIS Champions Cup (August 26-30)
The following events and national team programming have been cancelled:
• 11U Futures Invitational
• 13U/14U Athlete Development Program (ADP)
• 16U/17U National Team Development Program (NTDP)
• National Team Championships Florida
The 14U Cup (July 24-26) and 11U/13U Futures Series Irvine (August 28-30) are set to take place as originally scheduled.
Additionally, USA Baseball continues to work closely with the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) with respect to the international baseball calendar. To date, the WBSC has postponed the Americas Baseball Olympic Qualifier, U-15 Baseball World Cup and the Women's Baseball World Cup until further notice. The U-12 Baseball World Cup Americas Qualifier has also been postponed but will not take place this year.
"USA Baseball fully supports the WBSC and its decision to indefinitely postpone the events on the baseball calendar in an effort to protect our national team athletes at this time," continued Seiler. "When the time comes for Team USA to return to the field, we will be ready to continue our longstanding tradition of excellence on the international stage."
Corresponding to the status of the international baseball calendar, USA Baseball has cancelled all 12U National Team programming events for 2020, meanwhile any future events planned for the 15U National Team, 18U National Team, Collegiate National Team and Women's National Team this year will be announced as necessary.
The Medical/Safety Advisory Committee has published a free Athlete Preparation Plan that provides a series of at-home exercises aimed to prepare young athletes for their return to the diamond following a prolonged disruption from on-field activity. To access this plan and to read its recommendations for baseball players during the COVID-19 pandemic, click here.
Further information on USA Baseball updates relating to COVID-19 can be found here. For up-to-the-minute updates on the organization and its events, follow @USABaseball on social media.
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ZT Prospects National Earns Gold at 2021 10U Futures Invitational

The biggest blow in the game came when Eli Martinez smoked a bases-clearing three-run double to put distance between his ZT Prospects team and the Braves. The hit gave the ZT Prospects a 6-1 advantage, and they held on in a steady rain to clinch the win.
June 20, 2021
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CARY, N.C. - ZT Prospects National used a four-run fifth inning to pull away from Braves Baseball Academy en route to a 6-1 win in the 2021 10U Futures Invitational gold medal game.

With the win, the club finished the week 5-0 and secured the championship on a rainy Sunday morning at Thomas Brooks Park in Cary, North Carolina.

The biggest blow in the game came when Eli Martinez smoked a bases-clearing three-run double to put distance between his ZT Prospects team and the Braves. The hit gave the ZT Prospects a 6-1 advantage, and they held on in a steady rain to clinch the win.

The hit by Martinez turned a tight game into a comfortable lead by the ZT Prospects. After holding on to a 2-1 lead for much of the game, Martinez busted the game open to give the club insurance runs and the squad never looked back. Martinez’s three RBIs led the ZT Prospects offensive output. Elijah Romero, the only player in the game with two hits, added two RBIs.

Ivan Ortiz started for ZT National, tossing three innings and striking out three. Caleb Lozano pitched the final three innings, allowing an unearned run with three strikeouts. Mateo Mier pitched four innings for the Braves, scattering two hits and two runs while striking out three.

Key Moments

    • ZT Prospects opened the scoring on a two-run, inside-the-park homer by Reyes in the third. Caleb Lozano, who reached earlier in the inning on a single, scored on the hit.
    • The Braves cut the deficit in half when Alex Scott hit a hard ground ball to shortstop, scoring Jake Nuño to make the score 2-1 in the fifth.
    • ZT Prospects answered in the bottom frame, starting with a Mason Smith RBI single to make it 3-1.
    • With the bases loaded and one out, Martinez ripped a double into the gap to score all three runners and bust the game open.

 Notable Information

      • Ortiz earned the win, pitching for the second time in the tournament. In two games, he pitched five total innings and allowed just one hit.
      • Martinez had at least one hit in all five games of the tournament, finishing the weekend batting .615. He drove in 11 runs over the five games.
      • Nicholas Nava led the Braves with a .455 batting average on the weekend.

Quotable

      • “I took the first pitch to get my timing right. My approach was ‘swing at a fastball anywhere near’ and I got a fastball up and I just hit it.” – Eli Martinez on his three-run double
      • “Eli has been hot all tournament. He got a pitch that he could handle and laced it into the gap. We had some speed guys on and were able to clear the bases and that carried us.” – Rick Martinez

Social Media

      • Stay tuned to @USABEvents on Twitter and visit USABaseball.com for information regarding the upcoming 11U Futures Invitational, which begins on June 24.
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ZT Prospects National to Meet Braves Baseball Academy in 2021 10U Futures Gold Medal Game

ZT Prospects National will battle Braves Baseball Academy for a gold medal on Sunday morning at 8:00 a.m. on Field 5 at Thomas Brooks Park in Cary, N.C.
June 19, 2021
CARY, N.C. – A California showdown is coming to Thomas Brooks Park. After securing semifinal wins on Saturday morning, ZT Prospects National will take on Braves Baseball Academy in Sunday’s 2021 10U Futures Invitational in a battle of California-based teams. The top-seeded ZT Prospects advanced to the final after staging

CARY, N.C. – A California showdown is coming to Thomas Brooks Park.

After securing semifinal wins on Saturday morning, ZT Prospects National will take on Braves Baseball Academy in Sunday’s 2021 10U Futures Invitational in a battle of California-based teams.

The top-seeded ZT Prospects advanced to the final after staging a late-inning comeback to knock off San Diego Show, 6-4.

ZT Prospects opened the scoring in the bottom of the first inning, plating a run on an Eli Martinez RBI single. But the lead didn’t last long.

Everett Satterly started the top of the second with a leadoff single for San Diego Show, scoring on an error shortly after to tie the game. Wyatt Gordon, who has two homers in the tournament, followed that with an RBI triple to give San Diego the lead. Ethan Nesbit drove Gordon in with an RBI single, and the Show added another run to grab an early 4-1 advantage.

In the third, Martinez drove in his second run of the game with an RBI groundout to trim the team’s deficit to two. The game remained 4-2 into the fifth inning, when Show starter Lawrence Duffin ran into his first trouble of the game.

With two on and two out in the fifth, Duffin nearly escaped. But the ZT Prospects got within a run on an error, and then notched back-to-back doubles to take a two-run lead.

One of those doubles was by Martinez, who drove in four of his team’s six runs. Martinez then returned to the mound for his third inning of work, escaping a late jam to secure the win.

Along with his offensive performance, Martinez tossed 4.2 scoreless innings in relief for the ZT Prospects. He struck out eight, allowing just two hits.

The comeback was not much of a surprise to head coach Rick Martinez, who emphasizes the importance of the late innings.

“We went down early, but we always tell the guys to keep the pressure on the other team,” said ZT Prospects head coach Rick Martinez. “It gave us a chance at the end and the kids came through. We usually have long practices and end them with conditioning because we know the late innings are when we’re going to have to think clearly and act decisively.”

In the second semifinal of Saturday morning, the Braves also punched their ticket with a come-from-behind win over the Keystone Cardinals. Keystone loaded the bases with no outs in the third inning, threatening an offensive outburst. But Braves pitcher Jake Nuño limited the damage, allowing just one run to keep his team in it.

Down 1-0 in the bottom of the inning, the Braves quickly bounced back to take a 2-1 lead. Alex Scott tied the game with a run-producing triple before scoring on a passed ball to give the Braves the lead. 

It was all that the Braves pitching staff needed.

After Nuño delivered three innings and allowed just one run, Wyatt Ruiz entered and struck out five over the final three innings to keep Keystone’s offense at bay. Ruiz, who started the game in right field, allowed just two hits.

The Cardinals put the tying run on base in the sixth, but Ruiz stranded him in scoring position to seal the win and the Braves’ spot in the championship game.

 “These kids have been playing together for a really long time,” said Braves head coach Gus Rico. “They know how to win. They maintained focus and I’m very proud of them. This program has been through a lot and it’s not easy to travel out here and play on the East Coast on a big stage. I’m sure they’re proud of us back home.”

 ZT Prospects National will battle Braves Baseball Academy for a gold medal on Sunday morning at 8:00 a.m. on Field 5 at Thomas Brooks Park in Cary, N.C. The Cardinals and Show will play at the 8:15 a.m. on Field 7, with the winner receiving a bronze medal.

Be sure to follow all of the 2021 10U Futures Invitational action on GameChanger, as well as by following @USABaseball and @USABEvents on Twitter.

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Down to Four: 2021 10U Futures Enters Bracket Play

Top-seeded ZT Prospects National will take on San Diego Show while Braves Baseball Academy will battle Keystone Cardinals for a spot in Sunday’s championship game.
June 19, 2021
And then there were four.  After two full days of baseball at the 2021 10U Futures Invitational, four teams have advanced to the bracket round and will compete for a gold medal this weekend at Thomas Brooks Park. Top-seeded ZT Prospects National will take on San Diego Show while Braves
And then there were four. 

After two full days of baseball at the 2021 10U Futures Invitational, four teams have advanced to the bracket round and will compete for a gold medal this weekend at Thomas Brooks Park.

Top-seeded ZT Prospects National will take on San Diego Show while Braves Baseball Academy will battle Keystone Cardinals for a spot in Sunday’s championship game.

ZT Prospects National earned the one-seed with a pair of offensive outbursts along with impressive pitching and defense en route to a 3-0 pool-play performance. The California-based club opened the week with a 10-0 win over Stars National on Thursday morning. After a scoreless opening frame, ZT Prospects scored at least two runs in the following four innings to win in dominant fashion.

Later in the day, the club scored 11 runs over three innings to take down IAM Baseball, 12-2. ZT Prospects then won their only game on Friday, topping the San Diego Stars, 5-1.

The second-seeded Braves Baseball Academy emerged from Pool B after going 3-0. Opening the tournament against the Carolina Cardinals, the Braves carried a two-run lead into the final frame before Carolina evened the game at two. The Braves responded, however, with a walk-off in the bottom of the inning secured the win.

The Braves found themselves trailing once again in their next game, this time down 4-0 in the fourth inning against the Scottsdale Dirtbags, before rallying for six runs over the fourth and fifth innings to notch a 6-4, comeback win. The squad then topped the Cedar Rapids Reds, 8-2, to clinch a spot in the final four.

The Braves will meet the unbeaten Keystone Cardinals, who will represent Pool D as the third-overall seed. Keystone topped Top Tier Americans in their tournament opener, 9-6, before putting up a 12-spot in a win over the Houston Brewers.

On Friday, Keystone took on the previously unbeaten Dingers Athletic in a winner-take-all showdown. After each team exchanged a run in the opening frame, the game stayed tight into the final inning. Holding on to a slim 3-2 lead, Keystone added three insurance runs to win 6-2 and advance to bracket play.

The fourth-seeded San Diego Show round out the bracket, as they won Pool A. San Diego opened the tournament with a close 2-1 win over the Vegas Gamers, holding on to a one-run lead from the second inning on to open the tournament 1-0. In less dramatic fashion, the Show knocked off Rock Solid Taylor, 9-2, to remain unbeaten.

On Friday, San Diego battled Bo Jackson Elite in a back-and-forth game. Bo Jackson Elite jumped out to an early 5-0 lead, but San Diego battled back and took a 6-5 lead in the fourth. Bo Jackson elite re-took its lead with a three-run fifth inning and held off the Show to win 8-7, forcing a tiebreaker atop the pool standings. San Diego came out on top in the tiebreaker and advanced to the final four.

Both semifinal games will take place at 8:15 a.m. at Thomas Brooks Park on Saturday, June 19. While these four teams will compete for a gold medal, the tournament’s other 12 teams will be in action through Sunday in a series of consolation games.

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PDP Testing Comes to 2021 10U Futures on Event's Second Day

It was the first time the players at the 10U Futures Invitational got to participate in PDP testing.
June 18, 2021
CARY, N.C. – Before the players in the 2021 10U Futures Invitational returned to game action on Friday to test themselves against strong competition on-field, the athletes partook in a different type of testing: Major League Baseball/USA Baseball Prospect Development Pipeline (PDP) Performance Assessment Evaluations. After getting professional team and

CARY, N.C. – Before the players in the 2021 10U Futures Invitational returned to game action on Friday to test themselves against strong competition on-field, the athletes partook in a different type of testing: Major League Baseball/USA Baseball Prospect Development Pipeline (PDP) Performance Assessment Evaluations.

After getting professional team and individual photos taken early Friday morning, the players then underwent a series of pro-style PDP tests in order to gain feedback and further develop in their early careers. It was the first time the players at the 10U Futures Invitational got to participate in PDP testing.

The athletes were tested in four different areas, targeting their speed, reaction time, agility, and more. And PDP staff were on-hand to input and analyze the data, as well as offer advice to the young players looking to jumpstart their baseball careers.

Scottsdale Dirtbags head coach ZJ Butler was impressed by the PDP evaluations, and is well-aware of the importance that they hold.

“It sets a benchmark for these guys,” Butler said. “It’s something that years from now they can look back and maybe laugh [about their numbers]. It’s just really cool to see a bunch of ballplayers out here competing and having a good time.”

The first test was a 25-yard dash, including reaction time analysis and split-time speeds. Players lined up and waited for a visual cue before sprinting 25 yards, receiving not only their dash times, but also their reaction time along with their splits. Gate analysis, which shows potential imbalances between a player’s legs, is also part of the assessment.

This information, according to PDP Sport Performance Coordinator Jake Barnes, provides players and scouts with data that can demonstrate potential and show areas of improvement.

After the dash, players stepped inside the Man-in-the-Box for an agility assessment. There are two levels to the test: “capture the green box” and “capture the green three.” Both assessments are similar to the traditional 5-10-5 agility shuttle, adding in the element of unpredictability that’s always present in baseball as an indication of an athlete’s ability to adjust on a moment’s notice.

Finally, the 10U athletes performed Counter Movement Jumps. Consisting of three two-legged vertical jumps, the test evaluates the player’s ability to repeat power and exhibit dynamic stability.

The testing has given the players insight and something to build on as they continue their careers. Along with the immediate benefits like knowing where they stand and how they compare to players their age, getting familiar with the testing equipment at an early age will set the athletes up for success the next time they experience PDP evaluations.

“The more that we can make younger players familiar with the data and get them around the technology, the more open and comfortable they will be with using it,” Barnes said. “If we introduce it to them at this age, they’ll be able to use it a lot faster in their career and it will allow them to develop and use it more effectively.”

Bo Jackson Elite head coach Joe Beyer also felt that the familiarity will benefit his players down the road.

“The testing was unbelievable,” he said. “We tried to explain to the kids that the opportunity to experience the PDP testing will give them a leg up in being familiar with it when it matters down the road.”

With testing and pool play in the books, the athletes will return to Thomas Brooks Park for semifinal and championship rounds, along with consolation games. Looking to learn and grow from the data they received from testing, the 10U players are now focused on competing for a gold medal through the weekend.

Wyatt Gordon – who has two homers for the San Diego Show – is concentrated on continuing to improve and claiming a championship.

“I’m looking forward to getting wins and continuing to compete,” he said.

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USA Baseball Cancels Futures Series in Irvine

The event was scheduled for May 14-16
April 14, 2021
CARY, N.C. – USA Baseball announced today that the Futures Series scheduled for May 14-16 in Irvine, California, has been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. This event will not be rescheduled. For more information on the Futures Series and other USA Baseball events, visit USABaseball.com and follow

CARY, N.C. – USA Baseball announced today that the Futures Series scheduled for May 14-16 in Irvine, California, has been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. This event will not be rescheduled.

For more information on the Futures Series and other USA Baseball events, visit USABaseball.com and follow @USABaseball and @USABEvents on social media.

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USA Baseball Updates 2020 On-Field Schedule

The 10U Futures Invitational and 11U/13U Futures Series have been cancelled
July 20, 2020
CARY, N.C. - USA Baseball announced today that the 10U Futures Invitational scheduled for August 6-9 at Thomas Brooks Park in Cary, North Carolina, and the 11U and 13U Futures Series scheduled for August 28-30 in Irvine, California, have been cancelled. These events will not be rescheduled.Additionally, the organization has
CARY, N.C. - USA Baseball announced today that the 10U Futures Invitational scheduled for August 6-9 at Thomas Brooks Park in Cary, North Carolina, and the 11U and 13U Futures Series scheduled for August 28-30 in Irvine, California, have been cancelled. These events will not be rescheduled.
Additionally, the organization has postponed hosting the 15U and Women's National Team Trials until the fall. The Trials dates are still to be determined and will be announced at a later time. The World Baseball Softball Confederation's U-15 and Women's Baseball World Cups are currently scheduled to take place in Mexico from October 30-November 8 and November 11-21, respectively.
USA Baseball continues to closely monitor the ongoing situation regarding the coronavirus pandemic and is diligently evaluating the status of the remaining events on its 2020 calendar. All decisions on events will be made in as timely of a manner as possible in accordance with government-mandated guidelines and with respect to the safety and well-being of all the participating athletes, coaches and fans.
At this time, the 2020 National Team Championships North Carolina is still scheduled to begin on July 27 at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina.
For further information on USA Baseball events, follow @USABaseball on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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An Update Regarding the 2020 Futures Invitational

May 4, 2020
Members of the USA Baseball staff held a conference call on Friday to discuss the status of our upcoming events and the continued effect of the COVID-19 pandemic. Stemming from this conversation, we would like to share with you an update regarding the Futures Invitational.Due to this unprecedented situation and
Members of the USA Baseball staff held a conference call on Friday to discuss the status of our upcoming events and the continued effect of the COVID-19 pandemic. Stemming from this conversation, we would like to share with you an update regarding the Futures Invitational.
Due to this unprecedented situation and its ever-evolving effect on regulations set forth by federal, state and local governments, USA Baseball will continue to monitor the impact of COVID-19 daily and provide a definitive update relating to our Summer 2020 schedule on-or-around Monday, May 18.
We apologize for any inconvenience this additional delay may cause; however, we felt it prudent to follow this course of action in an effort to maintain the planned on-field programming offered by USA Baseball this summer.
With this change to our initial timeline, an updated timeline is as follows:
  • A final decision on the Futures Invitational will be announced on-or-around Monday, May 18.
  • If the Futures Invitational does occur on schedule, final payments will be due on Monday, June 8.
  • If teams drop from the tournament before May 25, they will receive a full refund of deposits and registration fees that have been made up to that date.
  • If the Futures Invitational does not occur, all teams will receive a full refund of deposits and registration fees for the event.
  • If necessary, USA Baseball will begin to process and send all refund checks the week of June 8.

Additionally, please note that the USA Baseball Travel Services department has extended the hotel reservation deadline to Monday, June 8. Please email [email protected] if you need further assistance.
We appreciate your continued support of USA Baseball and we will continue to champion the best possible course of action moving forward with consideration to the best interest of all parties involved.
Thank you for your understanding and please stay safe!
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USA Baseball Cancels May Futures Series in Irvine

The event was scheduled for May 15-17 in Irvine, California
April 6, 2020
CARY, N.C. - USA Baseball announced today that the Futures Series scheduled for May 15-17 in Irvine, California, has been cancelled due to the rapid spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) across the United States. This event will not be rescheduled.At this time, a second Futures Series event is still scheduled to
CARY, N.C. - USA Baseball announced today that the Futures Series scheduled for May 15-17 in Irvine, California, has been cancelled due to the rapid spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) across the United States. This event will not be rescheduled.
At this time, a second Futures Series event is still scheduled to take place in Irvine, California, from August 28-30. Registration is still open for this event (click here).
USA Baseball will continue to closely monitor the ongoing situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and diligently evaluate the status of its events scheduled to take place after May 17. All decisions will be made in as timely of a manner as possible with respect to the safety and well-being of all the participating athletes, coaches and fans.
Further information on all of the USA Baseball updates relating to COVID-19 can be found here.
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A Letter Regarding the 2020 Futures Series Tournaments

March 24, 2020
Futures Series Registered Teams,Members of the USA Baseball staff held a conference call on Monday to discuss our collective concerns regarding the coronavirus pandemic and its effect on the Futures Series in Irvine, as well as all of our events, and we wanted to provide you an update.As you may
Futures Series Registered Teams,
Members of the USA Baseball staff held a conference call on Monday to discuss our collective concerns regarding the coronavirus pandemic and its effect on the Futures Series in Irvine, as well as all of our events, and we wanted to provide you an update.
As you may be aware, USA Baseball suspended all of its events until May 15 in cooperation with the guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control, and we will continue to uphold that decision in order to protect the athletes and your staff.
We are continuing to monitor the guidelines by the CDC and the USOPC, and will evaluate the status of our programming, as well as all of its events, on a daily basis. As of this time, no decisions have been made about the Futures Series. All decisions will continue to be made with respect to the safety and well-being of all the participating athletes, coaches and fans.
We would like to be as diligent as possible and prepare for all potential scenarios surrounding the impact of the coronavirus on the Futures Series going forward and we, as an organization, have developed the following timeline for the event:
  • A final decision on the Futures Series in Irvine will be made on Wednesday, April 15th.
  • If the Futures Series does occur on schedule, final payments will still be due on Monday, May 4th.
  • If teams drop from the tournament before April 20th, they will receive a full refund of deposits and registration fees that have been made up to that date. Anything after April 20th will be non-refundable. The previous date for deposits becoming non-refundable was March 31st.
  • If the Futures Series does not occur, all teams will receive a full refund of deposits and registration fees.
  • If necessary, USA Baseball will begin to process and send all refund checks the week of April 20th.

We understand there are still a lot of unanswered questions and uncertainty moving forward, but we will continue to update everyone regularly to ensure all decisions are made in a timely manner. We very much appreciate your commitment to the organization and we will continue to champion the best possible course of action moving forward with consideration to the best interest of all parties involved.
If there is something that we did not touch on that you would like to discuss, please let us know. We will continue to keep in regular communication with you all as updates become available.
Thank you for your understanding and please stay safe!
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A Letter Regarding the 2020 Futures Invitational Tournaments

March 24, 2020
Futures Invitational Registered Teams,Members of the USA Baseball staff held a conference call on Monday to discuss our collective concerns regarding the coronavirus pandemic and its effect on the Futures Invitational tournaments (10U and 11U) in Cary, as well as all of our events, and we wanted to provide you
Futures Invitational Registered Teams,
Members of the USA Baseball staff held a conference call on Monday to discuss our collective concerns regarding the coronavirus pandemic and its effect on the Futures Invitational tournaments (10U and 11U) in Cary, as well as all of our events, and we wanted to provide you an update.
As you may be aware, USA Baseball suspended all of its events until May 15 in cooperation with the guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control, and we will continue to uphold that decision in order to protect the athletes and your staff.
We are continuing to monitor the guidelines by the CDC and the USOPC, and will evaluate the status of our programming, as well as all of its events, on a daily basis. As of this time, no decisions have been made about the Futures Invitational. All decisions will continue to be made with respect to the safety and well-being of all the participating athletes, coaches and fans.
We would like to be as diligent as possible and prepare for all potential scenarios surrounding the impact of the coronavirus on the Futures Invitational going forward and we, as an organization, have developed the following timeline for the event:
  • A final decision on the Futures Invitational tournaments (10U & 11U) will be made on Monday, May 4th.
  • If the Futures Invitational tournaments (10U and 11U) do occur on schedule, final payments will be due on Friday, May 18th. Previously, final payments were due on May 1st.
  • If teams drop from the tournament before May 18th, they will receive a full refund of deposits and registration fees that have been made up to that date. The previous date for deposits becoming non-refundable was March 1st.
  • If the Futures Invitational tournaments (10U and 11U) do not occur, all teams will receive a full refund of deposits and registration fees or event.
  • If necessary, USA Baseball will begin to process and send all refund checks the week of May 25th.

We understand there are still a lot of unanswered questions and uncertainty moving forward, but we will continue to update everyone regularly to ensure all decisions are made in a timely manner. We very much appreciate your commitment to the organization and we will continue to champion the best possible course of action moving forward with consideration to the best interest of all parties involved.
If there is something that we did not touch on that you would like to discuss, please let us know. We will continue to keep in regular communication with you all as updates become available.
Thank you for your understanding and please stay safe!
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USA Baseball Cancels 2020 National High School Invitational

All USA Baseball events through April 15 have been cancelled or postponed
March 12, 2020
Centers for Disease Control: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)DURHAM, N.C. - USA Baseball announced today that the 2020 National High School Invitational (NHSI), the Futures Series in Melissa, Texas, and all USA Baseball Coaches Clinics and National Team Identification Series (NTIS) regional tryouts through April 15 have been cancelled or postponed
Centers for Disease Control: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
DURHAM, N.C. - USA Baseball announced today that the 2020 National High School Invitational (NHSI), the Futures Series in Melissa, Texas, and all USA Baseball Coaches Clinics and National Team Identification Series (NTIS) regional tryouts through April 15 have been cancelled or postponed amid concerns surrounding the rapid spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) across the United States.
"We have been working closely with the USA Baseball Medical Safety Committee, as well as monitoring the guidelines and recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to acquire the latest information on this global situation. Given that, and in an effort to protect the health and safety of all those involved, we have decided to cancel the 2020 National High School Invitational, as well as all USA Baseball events through April 15," said Paul Seiler, USA Baseball's Executive Director and CEO. "We are disappointed that we will not be able to hold these tournaments and tryouts, but our top priority continues to be the health and safety of the athletes, fans, parents, coaches and administrators who travel from around the entire country for these events."
The ninth edition of the annual NHSI tournament was scheduled to occur from April 1-4 at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina. The Futures Series was to be held from April 17-19 at the Melissa Sports Complex in Melissa, Texas, while the Coaches Clinics and NTIS tryouts were set to take place throughout six regions in the U.S.
The NHSI will not be postponed to another date in 2020 but will recommence in 2021, and the Futures Series in Melissa, Texas, will also not be rescheduled in 2020.
USA Baseball will continue to closely monitor the ongoing situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and diligently evaluate the status of its events scheduled to take place after April 15. All decisions will be made in as timely of a manner as possible with respect to the safety and well-being of all the participating athletes, coaches and fans.
Further information on possible new dates for the NTIS regional tryouts and all additional Coaches Clinics will be announced at a later time.
For more information on the NHSI, Futures Series, Coaches Clinics or the NTIS, visit USABaseball.com.
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Prospect Central Is Crowned 2019 USA Baseball 13U Futures Series Champions In Euless

Prospect Central's offense responsible for 22 runs in two innings
July 28, 2019
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E CBA Texas 1 0 0 x x x x 1 4 3 Prospect Central 15 7 x x x x x 22 10 1 Win:  Loss:  Save: None Box Score | Play-by-play   EULESS, Texas -  Prospect Central came out firing on all
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CBA Texas 1 0 0 x x x x 1 4 3
Prospect Central 15 7 x x x x x 22 10 1
Win:  Loss:  Save: None
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EULESS, Texas -  Prospect Central came out firing on all cylinders, scoring 22 runs in the first two innings to defeat CBA Texas, 22-1, and win the 2019 13U Futures Series gold medal game on Sunday at the Parks at Texas Star in Euless, Texas.
Erik Aguirre pitched for 2.2 innings, allowing just one run on four hits with three punch-outs Prospects Central. 
Offensively, Prospect Central were led by Easton Dean (2-for-2 with five RBIs), Gavin Beene (3-for-3 with four RBIs), Jacob Macias (1-for-1 with with three RBIs) and Braelon Richardson (1-for-2 with three RBIs). MVP Gamers accumulated 10 hits and nine walks during the championship game. Easton Andrews (1-for-1 with one RBI) led CBA Texas' offense.
Key Moments
  • Easton Andrews drove in CBA Texas' lone run of the game with an RBI-single grounder that found the right field grass and brought home Cohl Mccoy.
  • In the bottom of the first, Keegan Demmer singled on a line drive to right, allowing Luke Rives to tie the game up.
  • Demmers reached home on a wild pitch during the next at bat in the first to give his team the lead.
  • Braelon Richardson gave his team a two-run lead putting the ball in play and forcing CBA Texas to get the force out at second, allowing Jacob Macias to score.
  • With runners on first and second, Easton Dean ripped an RBI-triple to left field and cleared the bases, giving his team a 5-1 lead.
  • After Prospect Central scored six addition runs in the first, Dean came to the plate with the bases loaded and doubled on a fly ball to right field that again cleared the bases and put Prospect Central ahead, 14-1.
  • In the second, after Prospect Central had plated another six runs, Gavin Beene hit an RBI-double to center field and brought home the 21st run of the game.
  • Luke Rives was responsible for the final run of the day with an RBI-double to right field, bringing the final score to 22-1.
 
Notable Information
  • Aguirre earned the win for Prospect Central with two strikeouts on 2.2 innings pitched.
  • Addison Brown suffered the loss for CBA Texas.
  • The game was called in the middle of the second, as both coaches agreed to end the game.
 
Social
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The Final Day Of 13U Futures Series In Euless, Texas Comes To A Close

July 28, 2019
See the full 2019 13U Futures Series schedule and results on Gamechanger. Albuquerque Baseball Academy 7, Oklahoma Exclusive Baseball 5  Albuquerque Academy Baseball scored four runs in the third inning to come from behind and defeat Oklahoma Exclusive Baseball, 7-5, on Sunday at the Parks at Texas Star in Euless, Texas.Oklahoma Exclusive
See the full 2019 13U Futures Series schedule and results on Gamechanger. 

Albuquerque Baseball Academy 7, Oklahoma Exclusive Baseball 5  


Albuquerque Academy Baseball scored four runs in the third inning to come from behind and defeat Oklahoma Exclusive Baseball, 7-5, on Sunday at the Parks at Texas Star in Euless, Texas.
Oklahoma Exclusive Baseball was first on the board when they plated three runs in the first on two hits, including a triple. Albuquerque Academy Baseball responded in the first with two runs of their own to cut the deficit to one. Oklahoma Exclusive Baseball increased their lead by three with a two-run RBI double in the third that brought the game to 5-2. Albuquerque Academy Baseball scored four runs in the bottom of the third off of three hits and a walk to take their first lead of the game and hold on to win.
Reid Jacobson earned the win for Albuquerque Academy Baseball. Gage Ingram suffered the loss for Oklahoma Exclusive Baseball. 
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Prospect Central 4, Next Level Crusaders 1 


 Prospect Central scored in four different innings to defeat Next Level Crusaders, 4-1, and earned a spot in the gold medal game on Sunday at the Parks at Texas Star in Euless, Texas.
Prospect Central scored one run in the first two innings before Next Level Crusaders scored their first run in the top of the third. Prospect added to their lead in the bottom of the third with a with an RBI-single to second. Prospect Central would not give up another run for the remainder of the game.
Keegan Demmer earned the win for Prospect Central. Diego Diaz suffered the loss for Next Level Crusaders.
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CBA Texas 10, MVP Gamers 3


CBA Texas used an early lead to defeat MVP Gamers, 10-3, and earned a spot in the gold medal game on Sunday at the Parks at Texas Star in Euless, Texas.
CBA Texas started out hot with three runs in the bottom of the third on three hits. MVP Gamers were able to cut the deficit to two in the third with an RBI-single. CBA Texas added two more runs in the third with two hits and a walk. Despite giving up a run in the sixth, CBA Texas closed the game out with a five-run sixth inning to earn the win. 
Ethan Polasek earned the win for CBA Texas. Eric Pena suffered the loss for MVP Gamers.
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Next Level Crusaders 14, MVP Gamers 8


Next Level Crusaders scored in five of seven innings to defeat MVP Gamers, 14-8, in the bronze medal match on Sunday at the Parks at Texas Star in Euless, Texas.
MVP Gamers were first to strike in the bottom of the first with three runs scored on four hits. Next Level Crusaders responded in the third with a run of their own to bring the game to 3-1. MVP Gamers were able to increase their lead by five after a three-run third inning. Next Level Crusaders plated two runs in the fourth to cut the deficit to three in the fouth. Next Level Crusaders took the lead in the fifth with five runs and held on to win the bronze medal game. 
Elijah Bustillos earned the win for Next Level Crusaders. Zachary Pearrow suffered the loss.
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MVP Gamers Headed to Semifinals with 10-0 Win Over Oklahoma Exclusive Baseball

MVP Gamers improve to a tournament best, 3-1
July 27, 2019
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E Oklahoma Exclusive Baseball 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 0 3 3 MVP Gamers 2 0 7 0 0 1 x 10 8 0 Win: R. Okon Loss: H. Hill Save: None Box Score | Play-by-play   EULESS, Texas - MVP Gamers used a seven-run
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Oklahoma Exclusive Baseball 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 0 3 3
MVP Gamers 2 0 7 0 0 1 x 10 8 0
Win: R. Okon Loss: H. Hill Save: None
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EULESS, Texas - MVP Gamers used a seven-run inning and effective pitching to defeat Oklahoma Exclusive Baseball, 10-0, on Saturday at the Parks at Texas Star in Euless, Texas. With the win, MVP Gamers advance to the semifinals of the 2019 USA Baseball 13U Futures Series. 
Riley Okon threw a stellar game for MVP Gamers, recording seven strikeouts on five innings pitched. Eric Pena finished the game off and earned the save for MVP Gamers with one punch-out on one inning pitched.
Offensively, MVP Gamers were led by Cooper Contreras (2-for-3) and Fabian Portillo (1-for-3), who both tallied two RBIs in the game. Additionally, MVP Gamers' Christopher Mendoza (2-for-2) was perfect at the dish and scored two runs. MVP Gamers earned seven walks and eight hits throughout the game. Ethan Michael (2-for-2) led Oklahoma Exclusive Baseball's offense.
Key Moments
  • MVP Gamers' Christopher Mendoza tallied the game's first run when he stole third and then reached home on a throwing error from the third baseman to the pitcher.
  • Maximiliano Contreras added to MVP Gamers lead with an infield hit that allowed Zachary Pearrow to score and bring the score to 2-0.
  • Later in the third, Mendoza scored MVP Gamers' fourth run of the game when he reached home on a passed ball.
  • Fabian Portillo hit a two-run RBI-single that allowed Pearrow to score and gave MVP Gamers a seven-run lead in the third.
  • Jacob Castillo displayed heads-up base-running and stole home in the bottom of the third to score MVP Gamers ninth run of the game. 
 
Notable Information
  • Riley Okon earned the win for MVP Gamers with seven strikeouts on five innings pitched.
  • Hudson Hill suffered the loss for Oklahoma Exclusive Baseball.
 
On Deck
  • MVP Gamers (3-1) are set to take on #2 seed CBA Texas (2-1) on Sunday at 8:15 AM.
  • Oklahoma Exclusive Baseball (0-4) is slated to play Albuquerque Baseball Academy (1-3) on Sunday at 8:00 AM.
 
Social
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Day Two of 13U Futures Series in Euless, Texas Comes to a Close

July 27, 2019
See the full 2019 13U Futures Series schedule and results on Gamechanger. Prospect Central 14, Next Level Crusaders 0Pospect Central was dominate on both sides of the ball and defeated Next Level Crusaders, 14- on Saturday at the Parks at Texas Star in Euless, Texas.Prospect Central started out hot with two
See the full 2019 13U Futures Series schedule and results on Gamechanger. 

Prospect Central 14, Next Level Crusaders 0


Pospect Central was dominate on both sides of the ball and defeated Next Level Crusaders, 14- on Saturday at the Parks at Texas Star in Euless, Texas.
Prospect Central started out hot with two runs in the first inning. After a scoreless second, Prospect Central was able to add five more runs on four walks and two hits to bring the score to 7-0. Prospect Central doubled their run total over the next two innings and ended the game by enforcing the run-rule.
Thomas Standley earned the win for Prospect Central after 3.1 innings pitched with four punchouts. Dominick Maese suffered the loss for Next Level Crusaders.
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CBA Texas 10, Oklahoma Exclusive Baseball 0


CBA Texas scored in every inning to defeat Oklahoma Exclusive Baseball, 10-0, on Saturday at the Parks at Texas Star in Euless, Texas.
CBA Texas' offense started off early in the first with three runs on two hits and a walk. Over the next two innings, CBA Texas was able to plate two more run and increase their lead by five, while holding Oklahoma Exclusive Baseball scoreless. CBA Texas had a four-run fourth inning on three hits and a walk and scored the last run of the game in the fifth and enforce the run-rule. 
Easton Andrews went the distance for CBA Texas with a total of 11 punch-outs. Ross Johnston suffered the loss for Oklahoma Exclusive Baseball.  
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MVP Gamers 7, Albuquerque Baseball Academy 4


In a back-and-fourth affair, it was MVP Gamers who came out on top, defeating Albuquerque Baseball Academy, 7-4, on Saturday at the Parks at Texas Star in Euless, Texas.
Albuquerque Baseball Academy was first on the board in the bottom of the first with and RBI-single. MVP Gamers responded with three runs, earning three walks and a hit in the first. Albuquerque Baseball Academy tied the game up in the top of the second after three singles and a hit-by-pitch. MVP Gamers quickly regained the lead in the bottom of the second with an RBI-single to deep center field to bring the score to 4-3. MVP Gamers were able to plate three more runs over the next three innings and earn the win. 
Jacob Castillo earned the win for MVP Gamers after five innings pitched and six punch-outs. Adam Trujillo suffered the loss for Albuquerque Baseball Academy.
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Next Level Crusaders 15, Albuquerque Baseball Academy 0


Next Level Crusaders dominated on both sides of the ball to defeat Albuquerque Academy Baseball, 15-0, on Saturday at the Parks at Texas Star in Euless, Texas.
Next Level Crusaders had their offense rolling from the beginning, scoring four runs in the first inning. They followed up with an additional three runs in the second on three hits and a walk to make the score 7-0. Next Level Crusaders finished the third inning with six runs, earning five walks and three hits in the inning. The game was ended in the fourth after Next Level Crusaders tallied two more runs to enforce a run-rule. 
Dylan Archuleta went the distance for Next Level Crusaders, recording four strikeouts along the way. Andriel Brito suffered the loss for Albuquerque Baseball Academy. 
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Next Level Crusaders Earn Second Win of 13U Futures Series In Euless, Texas

With the Win, Next Level Crusaders Remain Lone Undefeated Team in the Tournament
July 27, 2019
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E Next Level Crusaders 3 3 0 2 1 0 4 11 9 2 CBA Texas 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 6 3 Win: D. Diaz Loss: A. Brown Save: None Box Score | Play-by-play   EULESS, Texas - Next Level Crusaders used
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Next Level Crusaders 3 3 0 2 1 0 4 11 9 2
CBA Texas 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 6 3
Win: D. Diaz Loss: A. Brown Save: None
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EULESS, Texas - Next Level Crusaders used an early lead to defeat CBA Texas, 11-4, on Friday at the Parks at Texas Star in Euless, Texas. With the win, Next Level Crusaders became the only undefeated team through the first day of competition. 
Christian Martinez was electric on the mound for Next Level Crusaders, throwing 2.1 innings pitched with no hits allowed and striking out four batters. Casen Savage came in during the fourth inning and finished with four strikeouts of his own while only allowing three hits. For CBA Texas, four different pitchers recorded two or more strikeouts.
Offensively, five different batters produced RBI's for Next Level Crusaders, led by Lucian Dixon (1-for-1 with three RBI's) and Dennis Butler (2-for-3 with two RBI's). For CBA Texas, Cohl Mccoy had a three-hit game with one RBI. Next Level Crusaders earned a total of nine hits and nine walks in the game.
Key Moments
  • Mariano Valdez got Next Level Crusaders on the board first after laying down a bunt and reaching first base on a throwing error, allowing Dennis Butler to score.
  • Later in the first, Valdez crossed the plate on another throwing error, giving Next Level Crusaders a 2-0 lead.
  • After Elijah Bustillos earned a walk, Next Level Crusaders' Roque Serrano hit an RBI-single to left field that allowed Bustillos to score the third run of the first inning.
  • In the top of the second, after Marcus Williams doubled on a line drive to left, Dylan Archuleta brought him home after hitting a grounder to third and reaching on an error.
  • Still in the second, Butler hit an RBI-single to left field that would let Archuleta cross the plate, giving Next Level Crusaders a 5-0 lead.
  • Continuing in the second, Valdez drove in his second run of the game on a hard-hit grounder that found the right field grass to increase Next Level Crusaders lead by six.
  • Christian Martinez came in to pitch for Next Level Crusaders in the bottom of the second and retired seven of the next nine batters, including four punchouts.
  • In the bottom of the fifth, after two CBA Texas batters reached base, one on a walk and one being hit by a pitch, Colh Mccoy hit an RBI-double to left and drove in CBA Texas' first fun of the game, making the score 7-1.
  • Keeping the rally alive, Sergio Legorreta singled on a line drive to left that drove in CBA Texas' fourth run of the fifth inning.
  • Lucian Dixon would record his second and third RBI of the game following a liner to center, increasing the lead to six in the top of the seventh. 
 
Notable Information
  • Diego Diaz earned the win for Next Level Crusaders with one strikeout on one inning pitched.
  • Addison Brown suffered the loss for CBA Texas after 0.1 innings pitched and three runs allowed.
 
On Deck
  • Next Level Crusaders (2-0) are set to take on Prospect Central (1-1) on Saturday at 8:00 AM.
  • CBA Texas (1-1) is slated to play Oklahoma Exclusive Baseball (0-2) on Saturday at 8:00 AM.
 
Social
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Day One of Futures Series Euless Wraps Up

July 26, 2019
See the full 2019 16U Cup schedule and results on Gamechanger. CBA Texas 9, Prospect Central 6CBA Texas scored six runs in the first three innings to earn a win over Prospect Central, 9-6, on Friday at the Parks at Texas Star in Euless, Texas.CBA Texas were out to a quick
See the full 2019 16U Cup schedule and results on Gamechanger. 

CBA Texas 9, Prospect Central 6


CBA Texas scored six runs in the first three innings to earn a win over Prospect Central, 9-6, on Friday at the Parks at Texas Star in Euless, Texas.
CBA Texas were out to a quick start and plated three runs on three hits in the bottom of the first. Prospect Central responded in the next inning with a run of their own to make the score 3-1. Prospect Central continued in the third inning with two more runs to tie the game up. In the bottom of the third, CBA Texas took advantage of two walks and two hits to tally three more runs and take a three-run lead. CBA Texas added a run in the fourth and Prospect Central scored a run fifth to bring the score to 7-4.
CBA Texas earned three walks and a hit to score two more runs in the fifth and give themselves a five-run lead. Prospect Central fought back in the sixth with two more runs, but would be stopped there. 
William Ragland earned the win for CBA Texas after four innings pitched. Gavin Beene suffered the loss for Prospect Central.
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Albuquerque Baseball Academy 8, Oklahoma Exclusive Baseball 4


Albuquerque Baseball Academy used a seven-run first inning to defeat Oklahoma Exclusive Baseball, 8-4, on Friday at the Parks at Texas Star in Euless, Texas.
After giving up a run in the first inning to Oklahoma Exclusive Baseball, Albuquerque Baseball Academy scored seven runs in the inning, taking advantage of five walks and earning three hits. Oklahoma Exclusive Baseball was able to tally three runs in the third and cut the deficit to three. Albuquerque Baseball Academy added an insurance run in the bottom of the fifth to secure the win.
Noah Massey earned the win for Albuquerque Baseball Academy on 2.1 innings pitched and five strikeouts. Jacob Dial suffered the loss for Oklahoma Exclusive Baseball. 
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Next Level Crusaders 15, MVP Gamers 6


Next Level Crusaders scored in five of six innings to earn a win over MVP Gamers, 15-6, on Friday at the Parks at Texas Star in Euless, Texas.
MVP Gamers were first to strike in the bottom of the first with two runs. Next Level Crusaders followed up with a total of 15 runs over the next three innings to bring the score to 15-2. Next Level Gamers complied 11 hits and nine walks in that span. MVP Gamers were able to tally four runs in the bottom of the fifth, but the game was then called due to time constraints.
Brandon Kosel earned the win for Next Lever Crusaders. Christian Maeder-Baldwin suffered the loss for MVP Gamers. 
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Prospect Central 16, Albuquerque Baseball Academy 1


Prospect Central used a 12-run second inning to earn their first win of the tournament over Albuquerque Baseball Academy, 16-1, on Friday at the Parks at Texas Star in Euless, Texas.
After both teams went scoreless in the first inning, Prospect Central exploded for 12 runs in the bottom of the second on 10 hits, including two triples and two doubles. Albuquerque Baseball Academy scored their lone run of the game in the top of the third. Prospects Central added four more runs in the bottom of the third to end the game on a run-rule.
Casan Evans earned the win for Prospect Central and recorded three punch-outs. Antonio Quinones suffered the loss for Albuquerque Baseball Academy.
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MVP Gamers 10, Oklahoma Exclusive Baseball 2


MVP Gamers scored all 10 of their runs in the first two innings to earn a win over Oklahoma Exclusive Baseball, 10-2, on Friday at the Parks at Texas Star in Euless, Texas.
MVP Gamers were hot early in the game, plating four runs in the top of the first on two hits and two walks. Oklahoma Exclusive Baseball was able to tally a run of their own in the bottom of the first after a runner scored stealing home. MVP Gamers kept their offensive momentum going in the second with six more runs on five hits. Oklahoma Exclusive Baseball added their final run of the game in the third. The game would later be called in the bottom of the fourth due to time constraints. 
Cooper Contreras earned the win for MVP Gamers after striking out all four batter he faced. Blaine Fust suffered the loss for Oklahoma Exclusive Baseball
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2019 10U Futures Invitational Wraps Up

July 1, 2019
Arizona National Baseball Academy claimed the 2019 10U Futures Championship with a dominant offensive performance as six batters recorded a multi-hit game to defeat Elite Squad, 15-1, at Thomas Brooks Park on Sunday. Fans can read the full recap of the game here.Top Tier Americans used a solid outing from
Arizona National Baseball Academy claimed the 2019 10U Futures Championship with a dominant offensive performance as six batters recorded a multi-hit game to defeat Elite Squad, 15-1, at Thomas Brooks Park on Sunday. Fans can read the full recap of the game here.
Top Tier Americans used a solid outing from starting pitcher Jake Brande and a five-run fifth inning to defeat Twelve Baseball in the bronze medal game on Sunday. Read the full recap here.

Kangaroo Court 1, Chino Hills Thunder 3


Chino Hills Thunder used a three-run fourth inning to defeat Kangaroo Court, 3-1, on the final day of the 2019 10U Futures Invitational at Thomas Brooks Park in Cary, N.C.
Kangaroo Court jumped out to an early lead in the top of the second as Tyson Lake hit an RBI-single through the right side. The Chino Hills Thunder responded in the bottom of the fourth as Ace Tovares tied the game with an RBI-groundout. Dylan Seward gave the Chino Hills Thunder the lead on an RBI-single, before he stole second and third on back-to-back pitches. Seward stole home on the next pitch to give his team the 3-1 victory.
Brock Hickey (1-0) struck out five and allowed just one run in four innings to earn the win on the mound for Chino Hills Thunder, while Payne Cearnal (0-1) suffered the loss for Kangaroo Court.
Chino Hills Thunder wrapped up the tournament with a 3-2 record, while Kangaroo Court dropped to 2-3.

Parker Jets 15, Dream Chasers 5


The Parker Jets closed the 2019 10U Futures Invitational with a strong offensive showing to top the Dream Chasers, 15-5, on Sunday at Thomas Brooks Park in Cary, N.C.
The Parker Jets took an early lead and never looked back after scoring a pair of runs on a RBI-single from Travis Varela and an RBI-walk from Will Hayes to take a 2-0 lead. The Parker Jets kept the bats hot in second and third innings to take a commanding 7-0 lead. The Dream Chasers cut into the deficit in the fourth run on an RBI-single, before adding three more runs in the home half of the fifth and a run in the sixth. The five runs weren't enough, however, as the Parker Jets added three runs in the fifth inning and five runs in the sixth to earn the 15-5 win.
Gavin LeMonds (1-0) earned the win for the Parker Jets after striking out four and allowing just on run in four innings on the mound. Shea Corona (0-1) was tagged with the loss for the Dream Chasers.
The Parker Jets finished the 2019 10U Futures Invitational with a 1-3-1 record, while the Dream Chasers dropped to 1-4.

Hooks Baseball 6, Nationals Showcase 7


Down to its last three outs, Nationals Showcase used a three-run sixth inning to complete a come-from-behind victory over Hooks Baseball, 7-6, on Sunday at Thomas Brooks Park in Cary, N.C.
Nationals Showcase jumped out to an early lead in the bottom of the second after scoring two runs on a pair of RBI-singles from Cameron Layfield and Nicky Bruno. Hooks Baseball responded with a four-run third inning, highlighted by an RBI-triple from Dax Pharris. Hooks Baseball extended the lead to 5-2 in the top of the fourth as Hudson Griffin hit a single through the left side to plate Jacob Lessman. The two teams traded runs in their next two at-bats, giving Hooks Baseball a 6-4 lead heading into the final half inning. Nationals Showcase used two walks and a single to load the bases, before Nelson Whit Davis hit a single to bring home Maddux Lessard. Tai Jones tied the game on the next pitch, crossing home on a passed ball. With the still bases loaded, Dylan Honore drew a walk to give Nationals Showcase the 7-6 win.
Tai Jones (1-0) earned the win for the Nationals Showcase, while Hudson Griffin (0-1) suffered the loss for Hooks Baseball.
Nationals Showcase completed the 2019 10U Futures Invitational with a 1-3-1, while the Hooks Baseball dropped to 0-5.

SBA Nationals 5, Braves Baseball Academy 3


Extra innings were needed to decide the winner of the SBA Nationals and Braves Baseball Academy on the final day of the 2019 10U Futures Invitational as SBA Nationals scored two in the top of the seventh to earn the 5-3 win.
Braves Baseball Academy jumped out to an early lead in the bottom of the first thanks to an RBI-single by Lukus Perez. SBA Nationals tied the game in the top of the second with a double by Troy Alderfer that plated Ivan Andino. The scoring continued in the top of the third for the SBA Nationals as Chase Khanolkar hit a two-RBI double to take a 3-1 lead. Braves Baseball Academy plated a run in the fourth on a sacrifice bunt by Anthony Valdez, before tying the game in the bottom of the sixth thanks to another RBI-single from Perez.
With runners on first and second to begin the seventh inning due to the international tie-breaker, Andino led off the inning with an RBI-double and Hudson Simmons brought home a run with a single to give SBA Nationals the 5-3 lead.
Derek Vasquez (1-0) earned the win in relief for SBA Nationals after holding the Braves Baseball Academy scoreless in the final two innings while allowing just one hit. Thomas Glenn (0-1) was given the loss for Braves Baseball Academy after giving up the final two runs of the game.
Both teams concluded the 2019 10U Futures Invitational with a 3-2 record.

Stars Baseball Colangelo 4, Pacific Baseball Academy 0


Star Baseball Colangelo's starting pitcher Alexander Quigley-Skillin hurled five scoreless innings and Teagan Leach drove in three runs at the plate to defeat Pacific Baseball Academy, 4-0, on Sunday at Thomas Brooks Park in Cary, N.C.
Stars Baseball Colangelo scored all four of its runs in the first two innings as Chase Colangelo opened scoring with an RBI-single to the left side in the top of the first. After Stars Baseball Colangelo loaded the bases with one out in the top of the second on two singles and a walk, Leach capped off the scoring with a three-RBI triple to deep right field to give Stars Baseball Colangelo a 4-0 win.
Quigley-Skillin (1-0) earned the win on the mound after pitching five scoreless innings while allowing just three hits and striking out three. Jet Adams (1-1) suffered the loss for the Pacific Baseball Academy after giving up three runs in 1.2 innings on the mound.
Both teams concluded the 2019 10U Futures Invitational with a 3-2 record.

New Level Nationals 8, San Diego Show 0


Dylan Kelilholokai pitched a complete game-shutout for New Level Nationals and its offense scored eight runs in the sixth inning to defeat the San Diego Show, 8-0, on the final day of the 2019 Futures Invitational.
With the game locked in a scoreless tie through the first five innings thanks to solid performances on the mound from both teams, New Level Nationals broke through to score eight runs in the top of the sixth inning the earn the win. Maxwell Hemenway and Travis Fiedler led off the inning with a single and walk, respectively, before Carson Culvo broke deadlock with an RBI-double to plate Hemenway. Fiedler scored on a wild pitch two batters later, as the New Level Nationals used a two-RBI double, a triple and a passed ball to bring home the final five runs of the game.
Keliiholokai (1-0) earned the win for New Level Nationals after pitching a complete game shutout, allowing just two hits and striking out 10. Cristiaan Micah Gonzalez (0-1) was tagged with the loss for the San Diego Show.
Both teams concluded the 2019 10U Futures Invitational with a 3-2 record.
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Arizona National Baseball Academy Wins Gold at 10U Futures Invitational

June 30, 2019
  1 2 3 4 R H E Arizona National Baseball Academy 5 2 0 8 15 19 0 Elite Squad  0 0 1 0 1 5 1 Win: B. Luster Loss: G. Hickey Save: None Box Score | Play-by-play   CARY, N.C. - Six batters recorded a multi-hit game as Arizona National Baseball Academy used a
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Win: B. Luster Loss: G. Hickey Save: None
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CARY, N.C. - Six batters recorded a multi-hit game as Arizona National Baseball Academy used a dominant offensive showing to claim the 2019 10U Futures Championship after defeating Elite Squad, 15-1, at Thomas Brooks Park on Sunday.
The win marked the first 10U Futures Invitational gold medal for Arizona National Baseball Academy.
Braylon Luster earned the win on the mound for Arizona National Baseball Academy (5-0) after striking out eight and allowing just one run in 3.2 innings. Gavin Hickey suffered the loss for Elite Squad (4-1), giving up five runs in 0.2 innings of work.
Ten different Arizona National Baseball Academy batters tallied a hit on the day, led by Dylan Minnatee who went 3-for-3 with a single, a triple and a home run. Minnatee also led his team with three runs scored in the game, while recording three RBIs. Luke Gladchuk and Franklin Miller added three hits apiece for Arizona National Baseball Academy, while Drew Boyd, Luster and Justin Rodrigues picked up two hits. Dylan Fernandez recorded a hit and an RBI to lead the Elite Squad offense. 
Boyd recorded 11 hits throughout the 10U Futures Invitational to lead the tournament. Minnatee led all batters with four home runs and tied Elite Squad's Fernandez for first in RBIs, with eight.
Key Moments:
  • Luke Gladchuk led off the game with a double to right-center and advanced to third on a passed ball before scoring on a sacrifice fly from Nathan Danzeisen. After back-to-back singles from Drew Boyd and Dylan Minnatee, Arizona National Baseball Academy scored its second run of the game as Boyd came home on a wild pitch.
  • Franklin Miller hit an RBI-triple down the left field line to plate Minnatee, before scoring on a single by Braylon Luster in the next at-bat. Daniel Mosier added the final run of the inning with an RBI-single.
  • Following another double by Gladchuk, Minnatee recorded his fourth inside-the-park home run of the tournament on a fly ball to center field that gave Arizona National Baseball Academy a 7-0 edge in the top of the second.
  • Arizona National Baseball Academy hit three consecutive one-out singles from Justin Rodrigues, Gladchuk and Danzeisen to load the bases the top of the fourth. Dylan Blinn hit an RBI-single to bring home Rodrigues before Gladchuk and Danzeisen scored thanks to an Elite Squad error.
  • Minnatee continued the inning with an RBI-triple to left-center before Arizona National Baseball Academy produced four more runs on four singles and a double to extend the lead to 15-0.
  • Elite Squad scored its lone run of the game in the home half of the fourth as Dylan Fernandez hit an RBI-triple down the left field line to plate Allan Hernandez.
 
Notable Information:
  • Braylon Luster (1-0) earned the win on the mound for Arizona National Baseball Academy after striking out eight and allowing just one run in 3.2 innings.
  • Gavin Hickey (0-1) suffered the loss for Elite Squad, giving up five runs in 0.2 innings of work.
  • The win marked the first 10U Futures Invitational title for the Arizona National Baseball Academy program. The team finished 5-0 in the tournament while outscoring its opponents, 55-15.
  • Elite Squad earned the silver medal and finished the tournament with a 4-1 record.
  • The game featured the two highest-scoring teams at the Futures Invitational, as Arizona National Baseball Academy led the tournament with 55 runs scored and Elite Squad ranked second with 51.
 
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