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An Early Lead Propels Tri State Arsenal To 8-6 Win Over Rawlings Prospects

Both teams are now 1-1 in the 14U Cups
July 13, 2019
CARY, N.C. - Tri State Arsenal used an early six-run lead to defeat Rawlings Prospects 8-6 on Saturday at the National Training Complex in Cary, N.C.  Tri State Arsenal started the first inning off with a two-run RBI-single from Casey Culberth. After a scoreless second inning, Tri State Arsenal added to
CARY, N.C. - Tri State Arsenal used an early six-run lead to defeat Rawlings Prospects 8-6 on Saturday at the National Training Complex in Cary, N.C. 
Tri State Arsenal started the first inning off with a two-run RBI-single from Casey Culberth. After a scoreless second inning, Tri State Arsenal added to their lead with an RBI-single from Culberth and Jackson Kuhn. Later in the third, Blake Freeman hit an RBI-double that drove in two more runs.
After being held scoreless through four innings, Rawlings Prospects fought back in the top of the fifth thanks to a bases clearing RBI-double from Dylan Laws to bring his team within three. Rawlings Prospects kept the momentum in the top of the sixth with a pair of RBI-singles from Noah Joyner and Joshua Potter to then cut the lead to one. 
Tri State would respond in the bottom of the sixth after Cooper Clark hit an RBI-double that allowed Alex Hatcher to cross the plate and increase the lead by two. Joseph Taylor scored the final run of the game for Tri State Arsenal after an he reached on an error that allowed Clark to score. Rawlings Prospects fought back and scored a run in the top of the seventh, but it would be their last.
Casey Culberth went 3-for-3 on the day for Tri State Arsenal with three RBIs. Joseph Taylor earned the win for Tri State Arsenal after 4.2 innings pitched and five strikeouts. Chase Arrington suffered the loss for Rawlings Prospects.
Tri State Arsenal are now 1-1 and are set to take on NCDB Rivercats on Saturday at 5:00 pm ET. Rawlings Prospects fell to 1-1 and will play Huguenot Huskies at 5:00 pm ET on Saturday.
Key Moments
• Casey Culberth hit an RBI-single for Tri State Arsenal which plated two runs in the bottom of the first.
• Culberth and Jackson Kuhn hit RBI-singles in the bottom of the third to increase Tri-State Arsenal's lead to four. 
• Tri-State Arsenal's Blake Freeman finished off the third inning with a two-run RBI-double to make the score 6-0.
• Rawlings Prospects' center fielder Dylan Mason made a diving catch to save a run in the top of the fifth. 
• Rawlings Prospects' Dylan Laws doubled to deep center field in the top of the fifth that scored three runs and cut the deficit to three.
• Noah Joyner ripped an RBI-single to left field for Rawlings Prospects to score a run and make the score 6-4.
• In the following at bat, Joshua Potter hit an RBI-single to right.
• Tri State Arsenal added to their lead in the bottom of the sixth after Cooper Clark hit a hard grounder to short stop that brought home Alex Hatcher.
• In the next at-bat, Clark crossed the plate after an errand throw to home, making the score 8-5.
• Rawlings Prospects' Laws reached home after a wild pitch to score the final run of the game, making the final score 8-6.
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USA Baseball 14U Cup Cancelled

The event was scheduled for July 24-26 in Cary, North Carolina
July 13, 2020
CARY, N.C. - USA Baseball announced today that the 14U Cup, which was scheduled for July 24-26 at its National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina, has been cancelled due to the continued spread of COVID-19 across the United States. This event will not be rescheduled.The organization announced a modified
CARY, N.C. - USA Baseball announced today that the 14U Cup, which was scheduled for July 24-26 at its National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina, has been cancelled due to the continued spread of COVID-19 across the United States. This event will not be rescheduled.
The organization announced a modified event schedule in May but continues to monitor the ongoing situation regarding the coronavirus pandemic daily, diligently evaluating the status of its events.
At this time, the 2020 National Team Championships North Carolina (July 27-August 16) and the 10U Futures Invitational (August 6-9) are scheduled to take place at the National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina.
Decisions surrounding hosting those events 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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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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2019 16U Cup Comes to a Close on Sunday

July 21, 2019
TPA Nationals 1, GNYSAA 0TPA Nationals defeated GNYSAA in a pitcher's duel 1-0 on Sunday at the National Training Complex in Cary, N.C.After both teams went the first four innings without recording a run, it was TPA Nationals who were able to break through with the game's only run thanks

TPA Nationals 1, GNYSAA 0


TPA Nationals defeated GNYSAA in a pitcher's duel 1-0 on Sunday at the National Training Complex in Cary, N.C.
After both teams went the first four innings without recording a run, it was TPA Nationals who were able to break through with the game's only run thanks to an RBI-single from Alec Benger that found the left field grass and allowed Brendan Burke to cross the plate. Both teams had efficient pitching, only allowing four hits apiece.
Benger earned the win for TPA Nationals after three innings pitched. Jacob Coffin helped TPA Nationals from the mound with seven recorded strikeouts. Ethan Garcia suffered the loss for GNYSAA.
TPA Nationals and GNYSAA both finished the tournament 2-2. 
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Virginia Cardinals 4, US Elite 1


Virginia Cardinals used a four-run inning to defeat US Elite in the semifinals and earn a spot in the gold medal match on Sunday at the National Training Complex in Cary, N.C.
After two scoreless innings, US Elite's James Michel hit a sacrifice-fly to right field and allowed teammate Christian Shertzer to cross the plate. Virginia Cardinals earned three walks and tallied three hits to score four runs in the bottom of the third. Both teams were held scoreless for the remainder of the game. 
Thomas Reilly earned the win for Virginia Cardinals after 5.2 innings pitched and six punchouts. Michael Jensen suffered the loss for US Elite.
Both US Elite and Virginia Cardinals finished the tournament 3-2.
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East Coast Clippers 4, Team Elite American 3


East Coast Clippers walk off Team Elite American 4-3 Sunday morning to secure a spot in the 2019 USA Baseball 16U Cup gold medal game at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina.
Neither team wasted any time getting on the board as Team Elite American jumped out to a two-run lead in the first, but East Coast Clippers answered back with a run of their own in the bottom half of the inning to make it a 2-1 game. 
With the game tied at three apiece headed into the seventh, the Clippers prevented Team Elite American from scoring to set up a potential walk-off situation. Team Elite American recorded the first two outs of the inning, but a two-out walk sparked hope. 
With a runner on first and two away, Jack Boyles doubled to center field to drive in the run and walk it off for the East Coast Clippers. The final score was 4-3.
With the win, East Coast Clippers move to 4-0 at the 16U Cup and will play in the championship game on Coleman field at 11:00 am ET. Team Elite American fall to 2-2 after the loss and will play US Elite at 11:00 am ET for bronze.
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Blue Chips 9, Purpose Driven Baseball 3


Purpose Driven Baseball capitalized on nine hits to score nine runs and defeat Blue Chips 9-3 at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina on Sunday.
The two teams battled back and forth for much of the game, with Purpose Driven Baseball scoring a run in each of the second and fifth innings, while Blue Chips scored one in the third and fourth. 
With the two teams still tied in the sixth, Purpose Driven Baseball rallied for a big bottom of the sixth to score seven runs on five hits and four walks, putting them out to a late 9-3 lead.
With the win, Purpose Driven Baseball move to 1-3 at the 16U Cup while Blue Chips fall to 0-4 after the loss.
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US Elite Win 16U Cup Bronze Medal After Defeating Team Elite American 3-2

US Elite Pitchers Allow Just Four Hits En Route to Bronze Medal
July 21, 2019
CARY, N.C. - US Elite used an early lead to defeat Team Elite American 3-2 and win the 2019 16U Cups bronze medal game on Sunday at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, N.C. US Elite were first on the board after James Michel singled on a grounder that
CARY, N.C. - US Elite used an early lead to defeat Team Elite American 3-2 and win the 2019 16U Cups bronze medal game on Sunday at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, N.C. 
US Elite were first on the board after James Michel singled on a grounder that found the right field grass in the bottom of the first. US Elite added two more runs in the second when Jannuel Wispi hit a fly ball to left that turned into an inside-the-park home run. After being held scoreless through the first four innings, Team Elite American knocked in two runs on a single to center from Shane Garrett. US Elite would hold Team Elite American scoreless the final two innings and win the 16U Cup bronze medal game.
US Elite's offense was led by Michel who went 2-for-3 with one RBI and Wispi who went 1-for-2 with two RBIs. Garrett led Team Elite American's offense with one hit and two RBIs. Ryan Blaszczak earned the win for US Elite after five innings pitched with five strikeouts. Jaxon Masteron suffered the loss for Team Elite American.
US Elite finished the tournament with a record of 3-2, while Team Elite American finished 2-3 on the weekend.
Key Moments
  • US Elite's James Michel hit and RBI-single to right in the bottom of the first to score the game's first run.
  • In the next inning, Jannuel Wispi hit a two-run inside-the-park home run to give US Elite a 3-0 lead.
  • Team Elite American cut the deficit to one run in the top of the fifth following an RBI-single from Shane Garrett.
  • With the tying run in scoring position in the top of the seventh, US Elite pitcher Adam Kuzmicki stuck out Gabe Coats to finish the game.

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East Coast Clippers Rally for Four Runs in the Fifth To Claim 16U Cup Gold

Austin Williams led the offensive charge, going 2-for-3 with two RBIs
July 21, 2019
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E Virginia Cardinals 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 East Coast Clippers 2 0 0 0 4 0 x 6 12 0 Win: Welton  Loss: Scott  Save: None Box Score | Play-by-Play       CARY, N.C. - The East Coast
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Win: Welton  Loss: Scott  Save: None
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CARY, N.C. - The East Coast Clippers were crowned the 2019 USA Baseball 16U Cup champions on Sunday after rallying for four runs in the fifth inning and defeating the Virginia Cardinals 6-2 at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina. 
Neither team wasted any time getting on the board as Johnny Oates tripled to the center field wall in the top of the first to get the Virginia Cardinals on the board and put them out to a 1-0 lead, but the Clippers answered back in the bottom half of the inning with two runs of their own. The Cardinals then went on to tie the game at two apiece in the fourth courtesy of a Drue Hackenberg single down the third base line. 
The turning point in the game came in the fifth, as the East Coast Clippers rallied for four runs after starting the inning with three of their first four batters reaching base. In total, the Clippers capitalized on three walks and three hits to score the four runs. Austin Williams and Colin Scoggins were the standouts offensively for the East Coast Clippers. The duo combined to go 3-for-5 at the dish and were responsible for four of the East Coast Clippers six runs. The Clippers accumulated 12 hits in total in the the championship game.
East Coast Clippers starting pitcher Blake Hanly turned in a four-inning performance on the bump, allowing two runs (one earned) while striking out one. He was relieved by Thomas Welton, who was equally effective as he allowed no baserunners and struck out one in three innings of work. Welton (1-0) earned the win while Clay Scott (0-1) was the losing pitcher.
With the win, the Clippers finished the 2019 16U Cup with a perfect 5-0 record while the Virginia Cardinals finished 3-2.
Key Moments
• Johnny Oates tripled to the center field wall to get the Virginia Cardinals on the board and put them out to a 1-0 lead in the first.
• Colin Scoggins doubled to left-center to drive in the first run of the game for the East Coast Clippers and tie the game at one apiece in the bottom of the first.
• Two batters later, Joey Bouck grounded into a fielder's choice, bringing home Scoggins in the process and extending the East Coast Clippers lead to 2-2.
• Drue Hackenberg singled down the third base line to drive in a run for the Cardinals in the fourth, tying the game at two.
• Ethan Velasquez singled to drive in a run and give the East Coast Clippers the 3-2 lead after they started the inning with three of their first four batters reaching base.
• Two batters later, Austin Williams singled to right to drive in a pair and extend the East Coast Clippers lead to 5-2.
• Cole Schiff hit an RBI single in the following at-bat to extend the East Coast Clippers lead to 6-2.
• Thomas Welton didn't allow a baserunner to close out the last three innings of the game and secure the 6-4 win for the East Coast Clippers.
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VA Cardinals Secure Spot in 16U Cup Semifinals After 4-0 Win Over US Elite

Cardinals starting pitcher Drue Hackenberg tossed a complete game, three hit shutout
July 20, 2019
CARY, N.C. - Drue Hackenberg turned in a complete game, three hit shutout Saturday morning to help VA Cardinals to a 4-0 win over US Elite. With the win, the Cardinals move to 2-1 at the 2019 USA Baseball 16U Cup and secure a spot in the semifinals. Hackenberg shined both
CARY, N.C. - Drue Hackenberg turned in a complete game, three hit shutout Saturday morning to help VA Cardinals to a 4-0 win over US Elite. With the win, the Cardinals move to 2-1 at the 2019 USA Baseball 16U Cup and secure a spot in the semifinals.
Hackenberg shined both on the mound and at the plate in the Game of the Day. He struck out five and allowed just three hits to shutout the US Elite lineup. Hackenberg also helped his own cause at the plate as he went 2-for-2 with a walk and an RBI. Hackenberg (1-0) earned the win for his efforts while James Michel (0-1) suffered the loss.
Carter Lovasz and Brett Allen were also big contributors on offense. The duo combined to go 2-for-5 with two RBIs and three runs scored.
With the win, VA Cardinals rise to 2-1 at the 16U Cup and secure a spot in the semifinals. They will play a rematch game against US Elite Sunday at 8:00 am ET for the right to play in the championship game.
For the latest on the 2019 USA Baseball 16U Cup, stay tuned to @USABEvents on Twitter and visit USABaseball.com for the most up-to-date news.
Key Moments
• VA Cardinals starting pitcher Drue Hackenberg helped his own cause in the second with an RBI double to right-center field, driving in a run and getting his team on the board.
• US Elite threatened with the bases loaded and just one away in the fourth, but Hackenberg got a timely strikeout and then forced a groundout to escape the jam and maintain the 1-0 Cardinals lead.
• The Cardinals threatened in the bottom of the fourth but were thrown out on an attempted steal of home to end the inning, preserving the 1-0 score.
• An error by US Elite allowed the Cardinals to score and extend their lead to 2-0 in the fifth.
• Carter Lovasz singled up the middle to drive in a pair and extend the Cardinals lead to 4-0 in the bottom of the sixth.
• Hackenberg fielded a groundball to the mound for the last out of the game to finalize his shutout and secure the 4-0 victory for the VA Cardinals.
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Semifinal action kicks off Sunday morning at 8:00 am ET. as VA Cardinals will sqaure off against US Elite on field two and Team Elite American take on East Coast Clippers on Coleman field.
 
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Day Two of 16U Comes to a Close Saturday

July 20, 2019
See the full 2019 16U Cup schedule and results on Gamechanger. East Coast Clippers 12, GNYSAA 2East Coast Clippers used an eight-run inning to defeat GNYSAA 12-2 on Saturday at the National Training Complex in Cary, N.C.East Coast Clippers' Colin Scoggins got his team out to an early lead in the
See the full 2019 16U Cup schedule and results on Gamechanger. 

East Coast Clippers 12, GNYSAA 2


East Coast Clippers used an eight-run inning to defeat GNYSAA 12-2 on Saturday at the National Training Complex in Cary, N.C.
East Coast Clippers' Colin Scoggins got his team out to an early lead in the first inning with an RBI-single to left. East Coast Clippers kept the momentum in the bottom of the second and plated eight runs on six hits. GNYSAA was able to tally a run in the top of the fourth after Christopher Martinez flied out to center, allowing Manuel Felix Jr. to score. East Coast Clippers added three more runs in the bottom of the fourth and held GNYSAA to one run in the fifth and enforced a run-rule to end the game.
Thomas Welton earned the win for East Coast Clippers after five innings pitched. David Thomas suffered the loss for GNYSAA.
East Coast Clippers improved to 3-0 and earned a spot in the semifinals tomorrow, while GNYSAA fell to 2-1. 
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Blue Chips 8, TPA Nationals 4


TPA Nationals scored six runs in the fifth and defeated Blue Chips 8-4 on Saturday at the National Training Complex in Cary, N.C.
Blue Chips plated two runs in the top of the second after reaching home on an error and wild pitch. TPA Nationals responded in the third when Payton Bloom scored on a wild pitch to cut the deficit to one. Bloom tied the game up later in the fourth with a line drive to center. TPA Nationals scored six runs in the bottom of the fifth and took an 8-2 lead. Blue Chips were able to tally two runs in the top of the seventh but would be held there. 
Jonah Oster earned the win for TPA Nationals after five innings pitched and recording three strikeouts. Cameron Pratt suffered the loss for Blue Chips.
TPA Nationals are now 1-2 in the tournament, while Blue Chips fell to 0-3.
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Purpose Driven Baseball 0, Team Elite American 4


Team Elite American accumulated four runs and were supplemented with two scoreless pitching performances on Saturday morning to defeat Purpose Driven Baseball 4-0 at the 2019 USA Baseball 16U Cup in Cary, North Carolina.
Chris Katz and Dustin Pulley combined for seven scoreless innings on the mound for Team Elite American, allowing just two hits whiles striking out eight. Katz (1-0) earned the win while Sawyer Sutton (0-1) was the losing pitcher.
The two top hitters in the Team Elite American lineup, Zach Middleton and Blaize Keen combined to go 2-for-6 with three RBIs.
With the win, Team Elite American move to 2-1 at the 16U Cup. They will face off against East Coast Clippers Sunday at 8:00 am ET for the chance to play in the championship game. Purpose Driven Baseball fall to 0-3 after the loss and will play Blue Chips at 11:00 am ET on Sunday.
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Day One of 2019 16U Cup Packed with Action

Day Two begins tomorrow at 9:00 am ET
July 19, 2019
See the full 2019 16U Cup schedule and results on Gamechanger. East Coast Clippers 8, Blue Chips 2East Coast Clippers plate runs in five of seven innings and eight runs total to defeat Blue Chips 8-2 on the opening day of the 2019 16U Cup at the USA Baseball National Training
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East Coast Clippers 8, Blue Chips 2


East Coast Clippers plate runs in five of seven innings and eight runs total to defeat Blue Chips 8-2 on the opening day of the 2019 16U Cup at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina. 
East Coast Clippers came out of the gates hot, scoring three runs in the top of the first to jump out to the 3-0 lead. They tacked on from there, scoring in the next four of six innings for eight runs total. Five members of the starting lineup had mult-hit days.
Cole Schiff was effective in relief for East Coast Clippers. Schiff tossed 5 1/3 innings of scoreless baseball, allowing just two hits while striking out nine. Schiff (1-0) earned the win while Austin Gemmill was the losing pitcher of record.
The East Coast Clippers, who moved to 1-0 with the win, are set to take on TPA Nationals later on Friday at 3:00 pm ET. Blue Chips will square off against GNYSAA at noon.
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GNYSAA 3, TPA Nationals 2


GNYSAA held on to a one run lead to beat TPA Nationals 3-2 and secure their first win at the 2019 USA Baseball 16U Cup on Friday at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina.
GNYSAA scored two in the top of the first inning to jump out to a commanding 2-0 lead, and that's all that GNYSAA starting pitcher Conner Dusterberg would need. Dusterberg cruised against TPA Nationals, tossing six innings and allowing two runs (zero earned) while striking out three. Dusterberg (1-0) earned the win while Stephen Holland (0-1) earned the loss.
GNYSAA moved to 1-0 with the win and are set to take on Blue Chips later on Friday at 12:00 pm ET. TPA Nationals will take on East Coast Clippers at at noon.
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Purpose Driven Baseball 0, VA Cardinals 8


VA Cardinals grabbed a quick lead and held on to get their first win of the tournament over Purpose Driven Baseball 8-0 on Friday at the National Training Complex in Cary, N.C.
J Oates tallied the first run for VA Cardinals in the bottom of the first after hitting a sacrifice fly to right field to drive in a run. In the next inning, Carter Lovasz hit a sacrifice-fly of his own to make the score 2-0. VA Cardinals opened the game up in the bottom of the third after they scored six runs to put them up 8-0.
Lovasz went the distance for VA Cardinals, recorded six punch-outs and earned the win. Zane Taylor suffered the loss for Purpose Driven Baseball.
VA Cardinals improved to 1-0, while Purpose Driven Baseball fell to 0-1. 
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Team Elite American 0, US Elite 10


US Elite muster 10 runs to defeat Team Elite American 10-0 on the first day of the 2019 USA Baseball 16U Cup Friday at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina.
US Elite jumped out of the gates early, posting two runs in the first inning, but they really exploded in the sixth, tacking on six runs as the first six batters of the inning reached base. In total, they had five hits and two walks in the inning. 
US Elite was out to a 10-0 lead after the fourth inning, forcing the run rule to cause the game to last just five innings. They won 10-0. 
With the win, US Elite start the tournament 1-0. They will face off against Purpose Driven Baseball later on Friday at 3:00 pm ET while Team Elite American will play the VA Cardinals at the same time.
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TPA Nationals 3, East Coast Clippers 4


East Coast Clippers scored two in the bottom of the seventh to walk off TPA Nationals and win 4-3 on the first day of the 2019 USA Baseball 16U Cup Friday at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina.
Not much was going for either side through the first four innings, with TPA National having scored the only run up to that point. East Coast Clippers scored two in the bottom of the fifth to take the 2-1 lead, but their lead wouldn't last long as TPA National scored in the top of the sixth and then again in the seventh to get ahead 3-2.
Down by one in the bottom of the seventh, East Coast Clippers rallied to score two and walk it off, defeating TPA Nationals 4-3 to stay undefeated at the 2019 USA Baseball 16U Cup. 
With the win, East Coast Clippers start the tournament 2-0. They will face off against GNYSAA on Saturday morning at 9:00 am ET while TPA Nationals, who fell to 0-2, will play the Blue Chips at the same time.
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VA Cardinals 3, Team Elite American 7


After falling behind early, Team Elite American defeated VA Cardinals 7-3 on Friday at the National Training Complex in Cary, N.C.
In the top of the first, VA Cardinals jumped out to a 2-0 lead after scoring on a passed ball and an RBI-double. Team Elite American responded in the bottom of the second thanks to an RBI-double that scored two to tie up the game. VA Cardinals hit an RBI-tripled in the top of the third to regain a 3-2 lead.
Team Elite American was able to tack on four more runs in the bottom of the fifth and go up 6-3. Team Elite American scored one last insurance run in the sixth after an RBI-single made the final score 7-3.
Nick Moran earned the win for Team Elite American after five innings pitched. Brett Allen suffered the loss for VA Cardinals.
Team Elite American improved to 1-1, while VA Cardinals fell to 1-1.
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US Elite 6, Purpose Driven Baseball 4


US Elite scored in five different innings and defeated Purpose Driven Baseball 6-4 on Friday at the National Training Complex in Cary, N.C.
US Elite scored first after an RBI-single plated the first run of the game. Purpose Driven Baseball responded with two runs in the bottom of the second thanks to an RBI-ground out and an RBI-single to make the score 2-1. US Elite took advantage of an error and tied the game up in the fourth.
In the next inning, US Elite tacked on two more runs thanks to an RBI-single and a throwing error. US Elite added another run in the top of the sixth to make the score 5-2. Purpose Driven Baseball answered with a run of their own on an RBI-single. US Elite added an insurance run in the top of the seventh after reaching on an error to make the score 6-3. 
Liam Martin earned the win for US Elite. Jacob Dienes suffered the loss for Purpose Driven Baseball.
US Elite improved to 2-0 in the tournament, while Purpose Driven Baseball fell to 0-2.
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GNYSAA Defeat Blue Chips After Walk-Off on Day One of 16U Cup

GNYSAA Improves to 2-0 in the tournament
July 19, 2019
CARY, N.C. - In a back-and-fourth affair, GNYSAA was able to edge out a win in walk-off fashion, defeating Blue Chips 4-3 on Friday at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, N.C.  Blue Chips' Michael Segreti got his team on the board first with an RBI-double in the
CARY, N.C. - In a back-and-fourth affair, GNYSAA was able to edge out a win in walk-off fashion, defeating Blue Chips 4-3 on Friday at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, N.C. 
Blue Chips' Michael Segreti got his team on the board first with an RBI-double in the top of the second. GNYSAA responded in the bottom of the second after Liam Gavigan took advantage of a wild pitch and reached home to tie the game. After two scoreless innings in the top of the fifth, Blue Chips regained the lead following an RBI-double from Scooter Summa, allowing Johnathan Kline to reach home. 
GNYSAA answered quickly in the bottom of the fifth with two runs of their own after Marc Pardo lined an RBI-double to center field, bringing home Robert De Larosa and Jeremy Diaz and putting GNYSAA up a run. In the following inning, Blue Chips' Ben Schleiff stole second and eventually reached home thanks to an RBI-single from Michael Gibson-Robinson to tie the game at three runs apiece. In the bottom of the seventh and with the bases loaded, Christopher Martinez took advantage of a wild pitch and scored the game-winning run for GNYSAA.
GNYSAA's offense was led by Gavigan who went 2-for-3 and Pardo who went 1-for-2 with two RBIs. Martinez recorded six strikeouts on five innings pitched for GNYSAA.
Ethan Garcia earned the win for GNYSAA. Logan Palmer suffered the loss for Blue Chips.
GNYSAA improved to 2-0, while Blue Chips fell to 0-2. 
Key Moments
• Blue Chips' Michael Segreti hit an RBI-double in the top of the second to score the first run of the game and put Blue Chips up 1-0.
• GNYSAA's Liam Gavigan scored on a passed ball in the bottom of the second to tie the game.
• Scooter Summa regained the lead for Blue Chips after an RBI-double to bring home Johnathan Kline.
• GNYSAA responded in the bottom of the fifth after a Marc Pardo RBI-double to retake the lead at 3-2.
• In the top of the sixth, Blue Chips' Michael Gibson-Robinson singled on a line-drive to right field and brought home Ben Schleiff to tie the game at three runs each.
• In the bottom of the seventh, GNYSAA's Christopher Martinez scored the game-winning run on a wild pitch.
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East Coast Clippers Win 14U Cup Bronze After Defeating NW Elite 8-2

Effective pitching and a 12-hit game were the difference in Sunday's third place game
July 14, 2019
CARY, N.C. - East Coast Clippers were efficient on the mound and on offense to win the 14U Cup bronze medal after defeating NW Elite 8-2 on Sunday at the National Training Complex in Cary, N.C.  East Coast Clippers' Ryan Hench got his team on the board first with a
CARY, N.C. - East Coast Clippers were efficient on the mound and on offense to win the 14U Cup bronze medal after defeating NW Elite 8-2 on Sunday at the National Training Complex in Cary, N.C. 
East Coast Clippers' Ryan Hench got his team on the board first with a bases-clearing RBI-double in the bottom of the first. After a scoreless second inning, NW Elite's Dane Brubaker hit a sacrifice-fly to bring his team within one run. East Coast Clippers' Hench hit his second RBI-double of the game in the bottom of the third to give his team a two-run cushion. 
After advancing to third on a wild pitch, East Coast Clippers' Stephen Lamb was able to cross the plate on a ground out hit by Jackson Berini. NW Elite's Samuel Shaw cut the deficit to three when he hit a sacrifice-fly to center field. In the bottom of the sixth, East Coast Clippers scored three runs to seal the victory and win the bronze medal.
East Coast Clippers had a 12-hit game led by Garnder who had two hits and two RBIs and Hench who recorded two hits and three RBIs. Cayden Goodwin pitched five innings for East Coast Clippers and complied five strikeouts.
Cayden Goodwin earned the win for East Coast Clippers. Max Clark suffered the loss for NW Elite.
East Coast Clippers finished the tournament with a 4-1 record. NW finished with a 3-2 record.
Key Moments
• With the bases loaded, Ryan Hench doubled on a line drive to center field to drive in the first three runs of the ballgame and give East Coast Clippers the 3-0 lead.
• NW Elite scored their first run of the game when Dane Brubaker hit a sacrifice-fly to center field that brought home Jay Mentink.
• Ryan Hench doubled on a line drive to left field that brought home Keith Gardner to make the score 4-1 in favor of East Coast Clippers.
• In the bottom of the fourth, Jackson Berini grounded out to shortstop which allowed Stephen Lamb to score and make the game 5-1.
• In the top of the fifth, NW Elite's Samuel Shaw hit a sacrifice-fly to center field, scoring Charles Goldthwait.
• East Coast Clippers' scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth when Jaxon Lucas singled on a hard ground ball to left field and Gardner doubled on a line drive to center field, making the score 8-2.
• Cayden Goodwin pitched five innings and recorded five strikeouts for East Coast Clippers.
 
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Rawlings Prospects Defeat Canes Barbour 3-1 to Claim 14U Cup Gold

Seth Wilkinson turned in a one run, complete game performance to secure the victory
July 14, 2019
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E Rawlings Prospects 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 3 2 Canes Barbour 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 1 Win: Wilkinson Loss: Brown Save: None Box Score | Play-by-Play CARY, N.C. - Rawlings Prospects utilized
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Canes Barbour 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 1
Win: Wilkinson  Loss: Brown  Save: None
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CARY, N.C. - Rawlings Prospects utilized a strong start from Seth Wilkinson to defeat Canes Barbour 3-1 and secure their spot as the 2019 USA Baseball 14U Cup champions Sunday afternoon at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina.
Rawlings Prospects recorded just three hits on the day but made the most of them. Joshua Potter drew a walk with the bases loaded to get Rawlings Prospects on the board and tie the game at one in the fourth inning and Dylan Mason hit an RBI triple to drive in their second run and put them up 2-1. Nathan Galloway scored on a wild pitch in the fifth to add an insurance run and put Rawlings Prospects out to a 3-1 lead.
On the mound, Wilkinson was the only pitcher Rawlings Prospects needed. He tossed a complete game while allowing just seven hits and one unearned run, striking out one in the process. Wilkinson (1-0) earned the win in the championship matchup while Luke Brown was the losing pitcher (0-1).
Rawlings Prospects finished 4-1 at the 2019 14U Cup while Canes Barbour finished 3-2.
Key Moments
• Garrett Roark singled up the middle in the second inning to drive in Tyler White and give Canes Barbour the early 1-0 lead.
• Joshua Potter drew a walk with the bases loaded to get Rawlings Prospects on the board and tie the game at one in the fourth inning.
• The Rawlings Prospects jumped out to a 2-1 lead in the top of the fifth after Dylan Mason hit an RBI triple to the center field wall, driving in Blake Faulkner, who had reached base via a double two batters earlier.
• With runners on the corners and two away, Canes Barbour starting pitcher Colin Kimball picked off the runner at first to end the inning and prevent Rawlings Prospects from adding to their lead.
• Canes Barbour threatened in the top of the fifth inning with a runner on third, but Rawlings Prospects pitcher Seth Wilkinson escaped the jam unscathed to hold on to the 2-1 lead.
• Nathan Galloway led off the top of the fifth with a base on balls and came around to score on a wild pitch, extending the Rawlings Prospects lead to 3-1.
Up Next
The 2019 16U Cup will be held next weekend at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina. The first game action will kick off on Friday, July 19.
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Big Fourth Inning Carries Huguenot Huskies To 6-4 Win Over NCDB Rivercats

The victory moves the Huskies to 2-0 at the 2019 14U Cup
July 13, 2019
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E Huguenot Huskies 0 0 0 4 0 0 2 6 9 6 NCDB Rivercats 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 4 6 0 Win: Moskovitz  Loss: Lanford Save: Westfall Box Score | Play-by-Play   CARY, N.C. - The Huguenot Huskies capitalized
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Huguenot Huskies 0 0 0 4 0 0 2 6 9 6
NCDB Rivercats 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 4 6 0
Win: Moskovitz  Loss: Lanford Save: Westfall
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CARY, N.C. - The Huguenot Huskies capitalized on a four-run fourth inning to secure the 6-4 win over NCDB Rivercats Saturday morning at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina. With the win, the Huskies move to 2-0 at the 2019 14U Cup.
Not much was going for either side offensively until the fourth inning when the Huskies began their offensive rally with a double and followed up with a single to score the first run of the game. After a balk, a walk, and two more singles, they quickly tacked on to their lead, bringing the game to 4-0.
Down by four, the Rivercats began to rally back over the course of the next two innings, scoring one in the bottom of the fourth courtesy of an RBI single, followed by three more runs in the fifth to tie the game at four apiece.
With the game still tied at four in the seventh, the Huskies were threatening with runners on the corners. Vinny Shelah ripped a double down the left field line to clear the bases and give the Huskies the 6-4 lead.
Joshua Moskovitz (1-0) was the winning pitcher while Cole Lanford (0-1) was the losing pitcher.
With the win, the Huskies move to 2-0 at the 2019 14U Cup and will play Saturday night at 5:00 pm ET for the chance to move on to the 14U Cup semifinals. The Rivercats fall to 0-2 and will play tonight at the same time.
Key Moments
• With runners on the corners and two away, the NCDB Rivercats attempted a steal of second but were thrown out to end the inning, keeping the game tied at 0-0 after two.
• Hunter Robinson doubled with one away in the fourth and came around to score for the first run of the game, giving the Huguenot Huskies the 1-0 lead.
• NCDB Rivercats pitcher Cole Lanford balked with the bases loaded to allow the Huskies to score their second run of the game, making the score 2-0.
• The next batter, Nolan Kruse, singled to drive in two more runs and extend the Huskies lead to 4-0.
• The Rivercats put together a two-out rally in the bottom of the fourth to bring across a run and cut into the deficit, making it a 4-1 game.
• Jackson Thomas roped a double to the left-center field gap in the bottom of the fifth to drive in Maddox Woody, making it 4-2.
• Back-to-back errors allowed the Rivercats to score two more runs and tie the game at four apiece in the fifth.
• With runners on the corners and two away, Vinny Shelah hit a clutch double down the left field line to clear the bases and give the Huskies the late 6-4 lead, solidifying the victory.
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Offense Carries RBA South Phillies Over Bel Air Braves 14-4

RBA South Phillies score in four out of six innings to seal victory
July 12, 2019
CARY, N.C. - RBA South Phillies offense paced them to victory as they defeated Bel Air Braves 14-4, enforcing the run-rule in the second Game of the Day on Friday at the National Training Complex in Cary, N.C. Bel Air Braves were first to get on the board in the top
CARY, N.C. - RBA South Phillies offense paced them to victory as they defeated Bel Air Braves 14-4, enforcing the run-rule in the second Game of the Day on Friday at the National Training Complex in Cary, N.C.
Bel Air Braves were first to get on the board in the top of the first after Conner Propes doubled to left field to give Bel Air Braves a 1-0 lead. RBA South Phillies responded with three runs in the bottom of the second, thanks to an RBI-single from Matthew Rollins, as well as two runners crossing the plate from a wild pitch and stealing home.
In the bottom of the third, RBA South Phillies kept the pressure on by adding four more runs, making the score 7-1. Bel Air Braves cut the deficit to five when Tommy Harrison hit an RBI-single to right field. Rollins earned his second RBI in the bottom of the fifth with a hard-hit grounder that found the left field grass. Bel Air Braves were able to tack on two final runs in the top of the sixth. RBA South Phillies sealed the game with a six-run sixth inning. 
Logan Janney and Matthews led RBA South Phillies on offense, both with two hits and two RBIs. Will Carter earned the win for RBA South Phillies after almost going the distance with 5.1 innings pitched. Collin Palmieri suffered the loss for Bel Air Braves.
The Bel Air Braves are set to take on Canes Barbour while RBA South Phillies will play NCBA White tomorrow.
Key Moments
• With a runner in scoring position and two away in the first, Conner Propes doubled on a line drive to left field to drive in the first run of the ballgame and give Bel Air Braves the 1-0 lead.
• RBA South Phillies tied the game up in the bottom of the second when Matthew Rollins hit a hard ground ball to left field that brought home Devan Butler. 
• During the next at bat, Samuel Poore was able to score on a wild pitch and take the lead for RBA South Phillies.
• During the next at bat, Rollins, who was on third, was able to steal home on a throw to second. 
• In the bottom of the third, Wade Haney hit a hard ground ball second, scoring Ryan Garrison
• In the same inning, Haney and Logan Janney both reached home on wild pitches, while Butler stole home on a throw to second, bringing the score to 7-1. 
• After hitting a stand-up double to the fence in right field, Christopher Brown crossed the plate when Tommy Harrison hit a line-drive RBI-single to right field.
• Bel Air Braves cut the deficit to four after an RBI-single from William Hagan and a run scored by Cole Saxon on a wild pitch
• In the sixth, RBA South Phillies put together three hits to score five runs and make it a 12-4 game.
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Northwest Elite Offense Erupts For 10 Runs To Defeat Blue Chips 10-3

Northwest Elite utilized an eight-run inning to take control of the game early
July 12, 2019
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E Blue Chips 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 6 1 NW Elite 0 8 0 1 0 1 x 10 8 1 Win: Goldthwait  Loss: Adamski Save: None Box Score | Play-by-Play   CARY, N.C. - Northwest Elite took advantage
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Blue Chips 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 6 1
NW Elite 0 8 0 1 0 1 x 10 8 1
Win: Goldthwait  Loss: Adamski Save: None
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CARY, N.C. - Northwest Elite took advantage of an eight-run second inning to claim the victory over Blue Chips by a score of 10-3 on the first day of the 2019 14U Cup at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina.
Northwest Elite jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the second inning after Sam Shaw hit a line drive to bring in the first run of the ballgame and give Northwest Elite the 1-0 lead. The Northwest Elite offense continued to press and finished the inning with eight runs on seven hits, a walk, and a hit-by-pitch.
Bryce Johnson of Northwest Elite was 2-for-2 with a walk on the day while recording an RBI and scoring a run. Chase Diete and Amari Goodfellow were also large contributors to the offensive showing, posting two RBI's each.
On the mound, Northwest Elite utilized five pitchers to hold the Blue Chips to just three runs. Charles Goldthwait started on the bump, tossing two scoreless innings, allowing no hits and striking out one. Goldthwait (1-0) earned the win while Frank Adamski (0-1) took the loss. 
The Blue Chips are set to take on Team Elite American Saturday morning at 8:00 am while Northwest Elite will play at the same time against Syracuse Sports Zone.
Key Moments
• With two runners in scoring position and one away in the second, Sam Shaw lined a base hit to right field to drive in the first run of the ballgame and give Northwest Elite the 1-0 lead.
• Following an error in the same inning, Jay Mentik singled to center to bring the Northwest Elite score to 4-0.
• The following batter, Chase Diete drove in two more to make it a 6-0 ballgame.
• It total, Northwest Elite scored eight runs in the second inning on the backs of seven hits.
• Centerfielder Josh Frudenberg threw a runner out at the plate for what would have been the Blue Chips first run of the game in the top of the fourth, maintaining the Northwest Elite 8-0 lead.
• Amari Goodfellow hit a sacrifice fly to extend the Northwest Elite lead to 9-0 in the bottom of the fourth.
• The Blue Chips got on the board in the top of the fifth after Northwest Elite threw the ball away on an attempted double play, making it 9-1.
• A wild pitch in the same inning allowed Blue Chips to cut into the deficit even further, bringing the score to 9-2.
• In total, Blue Chips put together two hits in the fifth to score three runs and make it a 9-3 game.
• Amari Goodfellow knocked in his second RBI of the game in the sixth on a single to right center, extending the Blue Chips lead to 10-3.
 
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Final Day of 2019 14U Cup Action-Packed With Close Games

16U Cup kicks off next week on Friday, July 19
April 7, 2019
See the full 2019 14U Cup schedule and results on Gamechanger.Huguenot Huskies 1, Team Elite American 11Team American Elite was efficient on both sides of the ball to defeat Huguenot Huskies 11-1 in both team's final game of the tournament on Sunday at the National Training Complex in Cary, N.C. Huguenot
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Huguenot Huskies 1, Team Elite American 11


Team American Elite was efficient on both sides of the ball to defeat Huguenot Huskies 11-1 in both team's final game of the tournament on Sunday at the National Training Complex in Cary, N.C. 
Huguenot Huskies scored their lone run of the game in the top of the first when Nick McCray scored on a wild pitch. Team Elite American responded in the bottom of the second with a three-run inning led by an RBI-singles from Jackson Wells and Luke Yoon. Team Elite American tacked on four more runs in the bottom of the third thanks to RBI-doubles from Isaiah Hunter and Gavin Johnson, as well another RBI-single from Yoon. 
After both teams were held scoreless through the next two innings, Team Elite American tallied three more runs in the bottom of the sixth to seal the win.
Blake Cheatham earned the win for Team Elite American after four innings pitched and recording three strikeouts. Noah Ontiveros suffered the loss for Huguenot Huskies. 
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Rawlings Prospects 11, East Coast Clippers 6


Rawlings Prospects made the most of a strong start from Dylan Mason and scored eight runs against the East Coast Clippers to clinch a spot in the 2019 14U Cup Championship game Sunday afternoon at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina.
Mason was effective on the bump for the Prospects, tossing five strong innings and allowing three earned runs on six hits while striking out two. Mason (2-0) was credited with the win while Ryan Hench (0-1) was the losing pitcher of record.
On the offensive side of the ball, Mason helped his own cause by going 1-for-2 at the dish and driving in two. Seth Lumpkin was 1-for-2 with two RBIs as well.
The win propelled the Prospects to the 14U Cup Championship game, which will take place Sunday at 2:00 pm ET. They will face off against Canes Barbour on Coleman Field. East Coast Clippers will play for bronze as they take on NW Elite at 2:00 pm ET on field two.
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Canes Barbour 10 vs. NW Elite 9


Canes Barbour secured their spot in the 2019 14U Cup gold medal game Sunday afternoon after defeating NW Elite in extra innings at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina. 
Canes Barbour were first on the board in the contest, scoring one run in the top of the first inning courtesy of an RBI groundout to jump out to the early 1-0 lead. NW Elite bounced back with two runs in the bottom of the first, and the two teams continued to go back-and-forth for much of the game. Both teams were tied at the end of regulation, and extra innings were needed to determine a winner. 
Canes Barbour scored two runs in the top of the eight to jump out to a 10-8 lead. They needed just three outs to secure the win and move on to the gold medal game. NW Elite scored a run in the bottom half of the inning to make it a one run ballgame, but Cane Barbour shut the door to secure the 10-9 victory and move on to the 14U Cup gold medal game.
Canes Barbour will square off against Rawlings Prospects on Coleman Field at 2:00 pm ET for the title of 14U Cup champion, while NW Elite will play East Coast Clippers for bronze at the same time.
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TPA Nationals 2 vs. RBA South Phillies 3


RBA South Phillies came from behind to defeat TPA Nationals 3-2 on Sunday at the National Training Complex in Cary, N.C. 
TPA Nationals started the game off in the top of the first when Andrew Clifford grounded out to the pitcher but allowed Aaron Bryant to cross the plate. After three scoreless innings, Jaden Kline tied the game up with an RBI-double for RBA South Phillies in the bottom of the fourth. TPA Nationals regained the lead when A.J. Ciaccio stole home in the top of the fifth. 
Wade Haney hit an RBI-single in the bottom of the fifth for RBA South Phillies to tie the game. Two batters later, Haney stole home to recapture the lead and seal the victory for RBA South Phillies
Ryan Garrison earned the win for RBA South Phillies after four innings pitched. Matthew Prince suffered the loss for TPA Nationals. 
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Tri State Arsenal 4, NCBA White 5 


NCBA White edged out a 5-4 win over Tri State Arsenal on Sunday at the National Training Complex in Cary, N.C.
NCBA White was first to strike out when S Boris scored after stealing home and E Norby scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the first. Tri State Arsenal responded in the top of the second when A Donathan doubled in the top of the second to bring in Tri State's first run of the game. Tri State added two more runs in the top of the third to give them a 3-2 lead. 
NCBA White answered with two runs of their own in the bottom of the third after T Schafer and K Howell hit RBI-singles and gave NCBA White a one run lead. Tri State Arsenal tied the game up in the top of the fourth but NCBA White quickly regained the lead after Norby hit an RBI-double to right field and brought home the game winning run.
Wyatt Stanley earned the win for NCBA White. Pierce Bowman suffered the loss for Tri State Arsenal. 
Tri State Arsenal finished the tournament 1-3, while NCBA White finished 2-2.
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Mid Maryland United 16, NCDB Rivercats 5


Mid Maryland United score 16 runs on 13 hits to overcome NCDB Rivercats Sunday afternoon at the USA Baseball 14U Cup in Cary, North Carolina. 
Mid Maryland United scored in three of five innings, including an eleven run fourth inning, forcing a win by run rule.
Mid Maryland United utilized two pitchers, Bryce Rudisill and Ryan Woolery to get the job done on the mound. The duo combined to allow two earned runs on three hits while striking out five. Rudisill (1-0) earned the win while Jackson Thomas (0-1) was the losing pitcher.
Mid Maryland United finished the 2019 14U Cup 2-2 while the NCDB Rivercats finished 1-3.
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Virginia Cardinals 5, Blue Chips 6


The Blue Chips walked off the Virginia Cardinals 6-5 at the 2019 14U Cup Sunday at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina.
The Virginia Cardinals jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the second and held on to the lead until the fifth inning, when the Blue Chips posted a four-run inning to tie the game at five apiece. The game remained tied through regulation, forcing extra innings to determine a winner. 
In the bottom of the eighth, the Blue Chips loaded the bases and walked it off after the Virginia Cardinals allowed a ball to pass. The final score was 6-5, Blue Chips.
The win allowed the Blue Chips to finish the 2019 14U Cup with a 2-2 record while the Virginia Cardinals finished 0-4.
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Syracuse Sports Zone 11, Bel Air Braves 3


Syracuse Sports Zone scored in six of seven innings to defeat Bel Air Braves 11-3 on the final day of the 2019 14U Cup at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina.
Syracuse Sports Zone jumped out an early lead after scoring two runs in the top of the first inning. From there, they went on to score in the next five of six innings, totaling eleven runs on the backs of 17 hits.
On the mound for Syracuse Sports Zone, Kevin Dolan was effective, tossing six innings while allowing just three earned runs and striking out four. Dolan (1-0) earned the win while Cole Saxon (0-1) was the losing pitcher of record.
The win means that Syracuse Sports Zone finished the 2019 14U Cup with a 1-3 record while the Bel Air Braves also finished with a 1-3 record.
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Day One of 2019 14U Cups Packed with Action

Games continue tomorrow at 8:00 am ET.
April 7, 2019
See the full 2019 14U Cup schedule and results on Gamechanger.RBA South Phillies 4, Canes Barbour 2Box ScoreRBA South Phillies used a three-run fourth inning to defeat Canes Barbour 4-2 on Friday at the National Training Complex in Cary, N.C.After three scoreless innings, it was RBA South Phillies who got
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RBA South Phillies 4, Canes Barbour 2


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RBA South Phillies used a three-run fourth inning to defeat Canes Barbour 4-2 on Friday at the National Training Complex in Cary, N.C.
After three scoreless innings, it was RBA South Phillies who got on the board first in the top of the fourth. Matthew Rollins singled on a hard ground ball to left field that plated two runs. Cole Feldman stole home and scored the third run of the fourth inning. 
Both RBA South Phillies and Canes Barbour scored a run in the sixth. Canes Barbour scored a run in the bottom of the seventh, but it would be their last.
Josh Rudd earned the win for RBA South Phillies after five innings pitched. Colin Kimball suffered the loss for Canes Barbour.
RBA South Phillies improved to 1-0, while Canes Barbour fell to 0-1. 


Bel Air Braves 7, NCBA White 6


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The Bel Air Braves scored five runs late to come from behind and defeat NCBA White 7-6 on Friday at the National Training Complex in Cary, N.C.
NCBA White got out to an early lead in the top of the first and scored three runs. After a scoreless second inning, the Bel Air Braves plated two runs of their own after Alex Smith and Conner Propes both hit RBI-singles.
NCBA White scored their last two runs of the game in the top of the fourth after RBI-singles from Ethan Norby an Wyatt Stanley. Down by four runs in the bottom of the fifth, the Bel Air Braves cut the deficient to three when Braeden Rock scored on a wild pitch. The Bel Air Braves added two more runs in the sixth and brought the game within one run. The Bel Air Braves took the lead and sealed the game in the bottom of the seventh after Smith singled to center field and plated the final two runs of the game.
Tommy Harrison earned the win for Bel Air Braves after three innings pitched and recording six strikeouts. Bryce England suffered the loss for NCBA White.
The Bel Air Braves improved to 1-0, while NCBA White fell to 0-1. 


East Coast Clippers 5, Mid Maryland United 4


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East Coast Clippers used an early lead to defeat Mid Maryland United 5-4 on Friday at the National Training Complex in Cary, N.C.
East Coast Clippers jumped out to a quick lead in the bottom of the second when Jacob Whaley hit a two-run RBI-single to right field. The next batter, Aiden Rice, hit an RBI-single to center field that brought Whaley home from first. 
Mid Maryland United was able to plate a run in the third thanks to a sacrifice-fly to right field from Josh Skowronski. In the same inning, East Coast Clippers were able to tack their final two runs of the game thanks to an RBI-single from Ryan Hench and a sacrifice-fly from Charles McDowell. With the score 5-2, Mid Maryland United scored two more runs but would be held from there.
Matthew Hall earned the win for East Coast Clippers. E.J. Lowry suffered the loss for Mid Maryland United. 
East Coast Clippers are now 1-0 in the tournament, while Mid Maryland United fell to 0-1. 


TPA Nationals 8, Virginia Cardinals 6


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TPA Nationals started off the 2019 14U Cup undefeated after beating Virginia Cardinals 8-6 Friday afternoon at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina. 
TPA Nationals wasted no time getting on the board as they posted two runs in the first inning, four in the second, and two more in the third to jump out to an early 8-0 lead over Virginia Cardinals.
A single got the Cardinals on the board in the bottom of the third, and they began to rally from there. In the fourth, they took advantage of two walks and two singles to score four more runs and cut the deficit to 8-6, but the score would remain there and the TPA Nationals came out the victors.
TPA Nationals will play again on Friday as they take on the East Coast Clippers at 5 pm while the Virginia Cardinals will do battle with Mid Maryland United at the same time.


Team Elite American 3, Syracuse Sports Zone


Box Score
Team Elite American narrowly defeated Syracuse Sports Zone by a score of 3-2 Friday at the 2019 14U Cup in Cary, North Carolina.
Syracuse Sports Zone was first to strike in the contest after Michael Stellrecht grounded out to the shortstop to drive in the first run of the game and give Syracuse Sports Zone the 1-0 lead. Team Elite American struck back by scoring a run of its own in the next inning, bringing the game to a 1-1 tie.
Syracuse Sports Zone added another in the fourth but the lead would not last long once again as Team Elite American scored two in the bottom of the fifth to take the 3-2 lead. The game would finish with at that score, putting Team Elite American at 1-0 to begin the 2019 14U Cup while Syracuse Sports Zone fell to 0-1.
Syracuse Sports Zone will play Saturday at 2:00 pm as they take on Blue Chips and Team Elite American will play at the same time as they match up against NW Elite.


Rawlings Prospects 2, NCDB Rivercats 1


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Rawlings Prospects shined on the mound and plated two to defeat NCDB Rivercats 2-1 and remain undefeated at the 14U Cup in Cary, North Carolina on Friday.
The only runs of the game for Rawlings Prospects came in the bottom of the first as they started the game off with back-to-back-to-back hits. In total, they plated two runs on the backs of three hits and two walks.
That was all the offensive support they would need as three Rawlings Prospects pitchers combined to allow just one run on two hits while striking out seven. Dylan Laws (1-0) earned the win after tossing two scoreless innings while Jackson Thomas (0-1) took the loss.
Both Rawlings Prospects and NCDB Rivercats will play on Saturday at 5:00 pm.


Canes Barbour 7, NCBA White 1


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Canes Barbour scored six runs in extra innings to defeat NCBA White 7-1 on Friday at the National Training Complex in Cary, N.C.
It was a classic pitcher's duel for both teams for most of the game. NCBA White scored first after Davis Gore grounded into a fielder's choice, allowing Wyatt Stanley to cross the plate. It was until the top of the sixth that Canes Barbour were able to respond and tie the game up thanks to a sacrifice-fly from Luke Brown. 
Canes Barbour found their offense in the top of the eight, scoring six runs led by an RBI-single from Brett Fuller and an RBI-double from Tyler White. NCBA White was unable to answer in the bottom of the eight
White earned the victory for Canes Barbour after six innings pitched. Gage Miller suffered the loss for NCBA White.
Canes Barbour improves to 1-1, while NCBA White fell to 0-2. 


Mid Maryland United 3, Virginia Cardinals 2


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Travis Remsberg tossed a complete game gem on the mound for Mid Maryland United to help his squad secure the 3-2 victory over the Virginia Cardinals Friday at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina.
Remsberg was lights out on the bump, giving his bullpen the night off by tossing seven strong innings of two-run baseball. He allowed seven hits and walked one while striking out one. Remsberg (1-0) earned the win for his efforts while Thomas Cook (0-1) took the loss.
On the offensive side of the ball, Cody Furman was a catalyst for Mid Maryland United, going 2-for-3 at the dish while driving in a run and crossing the plate. He was responsible for two of the three Mid Maryland United runs.
The loss is the second the of the day for the Virginia Cardinals. They fall to 0-2 at the 2019 14U Cup, while Mid Maryland United move to 1-1. Both will play tomorrow at 2:00 pm ET.


Huguenot Huskies 6, Tri State Arsenal 5


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Huguenot Huskies used a five-run third inning to defeat Tri State Arsenal 6-5 on Friday at the National Training Complex in Cary, N.C.
Tri State Arsenal scored first in the top of the second inning after an RBI-walk from Bryce Dail and an RBI-single from Ashton Donathan. Huguenot Huskies' offense tallied five runs in the bottom of the third led by Justin Spiegel and Eli Self who both hit RBI-singles. 
Tri State Arsenal tied the game up in the top of the fourth with an RBI-single from Jackson Kuhn and Donathon and an RBI-double from Dail, making the score 5-5. Huguenot Huskies' responded in the bottom of the fifth and took the lead when Self reached first on a catcher's interference call, allowing Cooper Meads to score and seal the game.
Hunter Robinson earned the win for Huguenot Huskies. Dail suffered the loss for Tri State Arsenal.
Huguenot Huskies improved to 1-0, while Tri State Arsenal fell to 0-1. 


East Coast Clippers 9, TPA National 1


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East Coast Clippers exploded for nine runs to defeat TPA National 9-1 Friday evening at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina.
Three players had a multi-hit performance for the East Coast Clippers, including Jaxon Lucas, Charles McDowell and Jacob Whaley. The trio combined for 8-for-11 with two RBIs and five runs scored. In total, the East Coast Clippers put runs on the board in four of seven innings, tallying 13 hits in the process.
On the mound, five pitchers combined to allow just one run on three hits while striking out 10. Jacob Whaley (1-0) earned the win while Lance Phillips (0-1) was tagged with the loss.
With the win, the East Coast Clippers move to 2-0 at the 2019 14U Cup while TPA Nationals fall to 1-1. Both teams will play Saturday at 2:00 pm ET
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Day Two of 14U Cup Highlighted By Teams Vying for Four Playoff Spots

Semi-Final action kicks off tomorrow at 8:00 am ET.
April 7, 2019
See the full 2019 14U Cup schedule and results on Gamechanger.Team Elite American 6, Blue Chips 2Box ScoreTeam Elite American used a four-run fifth inning to defeat Blue Chips 6-2 on Saturday at the National Training Complex in Cary, N.C.Blue Chips got out to an early lead in the bottom
See the full 2019 14U Cup schedule and results on Gamechanger.

Team Elite American 6, Blue Chips 2


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Team Elite American used a four-run fifth inning to defeat Blue Chips 6-2 on Saturday at the National Training Complex in Cary, N.C.
Blue Chips got out to an early lead in the bottom of the first when Frank Adamski hit and RBI-single to second that brought home Michael Lotharp. Blue Chips added to their lead in the next inning on an errand throw to first that allowed Brayden Heaps to tack on Blue Chips second and final run of the game.
After being held scoreless in the first four innings of the game, Team Elite American's offense put together a four-run inning in the fifth with RBI-singles from Sam Schaeffer and Travis Harris and an RBI-double from Gavin Johnson. Team American Elite tacked on two additional runs in the final two innings to secure the victory.
Johnson earned the win for Team Elite American after 3.1 innings pitched. Ethan Diehl suffered the loss for Blue Chips.
Team American Elite improve to 2-0, while Blue Chips fell to 0-2.


NW Elite 11, Syracuse Sports Zone 4


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NW Elite offense paced them to victory, defeating Syracuse Sports Zone 11-4 on Saturday at the National Training Complex in Cary, N.C.
NW Elite started out hot in the top of the first, plating four runs on four hits. Syracuse Sports Zone tallied two runs of their own after Kevin Dolan scored on a wild pitch and Tyrus Kelly crossed the plate when Aiden Milburn grounded into a double play. Syracuse Sports Zone tacked on another run in the next inning following an RBI-single to center from Nathan Arnold.  
After a scoreless third inning, NW Elite added three more runs in the top of the fourth featuring an RBI-double from both Chase Diete and Sam Shaw, making the score 7-3. NW Elite added four more runs in the top of the fifth to seal the game.
Josh Fruedenbery earned the win for NW Elite after five innings pitched. Ryan Klementowski suffered the loss for Syracuse Sports Zone.
NW Elite improve to 2-0, while Syracuse Sports Zone fell to 0-2.
NCBA White 13 vs. RBA South Phillies 4

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NCBA White totaled 13 runs on Saturday at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina, taking down RBA South Phillies 13-4 and moving to 1-2 at the 2019 14U Cup.
NCBA White wasted no time getting on the board as they plated a run in the top of the first. RBA South Phillies scored three of their own in the second to put them out to an early 3-1 advantage, but their lead wouldn't last long. 
NCBA White scored three in the third to take the 4-3 lead, and they didn't relinquish the lead for the rest of the game. They tacked on nine more runs over the next four innings to defeat the RBA South Phillies 13-4.
The loss was the first of the tournament for the RBA South Phillies, who fall to 2-1. Meanwhile, NCBA White move to 1-2 at the 2019 14U Cup. Both teams will play one game Sunday at a time to be determined.
Canes Barbour 11 vs. Bel Air Braves 4
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Canes Barbour scored 11 runs Saturday afternoon to defeat the Bel Air Braves 11-4 at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina.
Canes Barbour utilized 13 hits to score the 11 runs, including posting multi-run innings in the second, fourth, and sixth innings.
On the mound for Cane Barbour, Asher Lucas (1-0) got the win after turning in 6 2/3 strong innings, allowing nine hits and three earned runs while striking out five. Braeden Rock (0-1) received the loss.
Canes Barbour move to 2-1 at the 2019 14U Cup while the Bel Air Braves fall to 1-2. Both teams will play one game Sunday at a time to be determined.


East Coast Clippers 4, Virginia Cardinals 3 


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East Coast Clippers walked off on Saturday to beat Virginia Cardinals 4-3 and maintain a perfect record at the 2019 14U Cup at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina.
The Virginia Cardinals were first on the board in the contest as they scored two in the top of the second courtesy of a Mitchel Gaskins single. Gaskins came around to score later in the inning to give the Cardinals the 2-0 lead. 
East Coast Clippers put up a run of their own in the bottom of the second, and the two teams continued to battle back-and-forth until the sixth inning, when the game became tied at three apiece after East Coast Clippers scored a pair.
With the two teams still tied, the East Coast Clippers had the opportunity to walk it off in the seventh. They started the inning with a pair of back-to-back singles and after a sacrifice-fly placed a runner on third, Jackson Berini singled up the middle to drive in the game-winning run and walk it off. The final score was 4-3.


Blue Chips 4, Syracuse Sports Zone 3


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Blue Chips walk off Syracuse Sports Zone in extra innings to win 4-3 at the 2019 14U Cup in Cary, North Carolina.
Both teams put up offense early as Syracuse Sports Zone plated two in the top of the first and Blue Chips followed with a run of their own to make it a 2-1 game. Blue Chips tacked on two more in the second to take the 3-2 lead, but Syracuse Sports Zone tied it up in the fifth courtesy of a Blue Chips error.
The score would remain tied at three apiece through regulation, forcing extra innings between the two teams. 
With the bases loaded and two away in the bottom of the eighth, the Syracuse Sports Zone errored to allow Blue Chips to walk it off, finishing the game with a 4-3 score.
The win put Syracuse Sports Zone at 0-3 at the 2019 14 Cup while Blue Chips move to 1-2. Both teams will be back in action tomorrow afternoon at a time to be determined.


TPA National 6, Mid Maryland United 5


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TPA Nationals defeated Mid Maryland United 6-5 in a back-and-fourth affair on Saturday at the National Training Complex in Cary, N.C.
Bryce Rudisill started things off for Mid Maryland United with an RBI-single to plate the first run of the game in the top of the first. TPA Nationals responded later in the inning after Matthew Prince hit an RBI-double and then later scored on a pass ball to make the score 2-1.
TPA Nationals added two more runs in the third thanks to an RBI-Triple from Andrew Clifford and a sacrifice-fly from Lane Herndon. TPA Nationals were able to tack on two more runs in the bottom of the fifth to score their final runs of the game. Mid Maryland United was able to tally three more runs but was stopped there. 
Karson Knox earned the win for TPA Nationals after five innings pitched. Carter Reid suffered the loss for Mid Maryland United. 
TPA Nationals improved to 2-1, while Mid Maryland United fell to 1-2.


Tri State Aresenal 6, NCDB Rivercats 1


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NCDB Rivercats used a four-run inning to defeat Tri State Arsenal 6-1 on Saturday at the National Training Complex in Cary, N.C.
NCDB Rivercats' Cooper Allen got his team on the board after a ground out that allowed Jackson Thomas to find home. Two innings later, Thomas hit an RBI-single to bring home another run and increase NCDB Rivercats lead by two. 
NCDB Rivercats kept the pressure on in the bottom of the fourth with a four-run inning to increase their lead by six. Tri State Arsenal was able to tally three runs combined in the sixth and seventh inning.
Cooper Allen earned the win for Tri State Arsenal after 6.1 innings pitched and recording three strikeouts. Alex Hatcher suffered the loss for NCDB Rivercats after going the distance on the mound. 
NCBA Rivercats improved to 1-2, while Tri State Arsenal fell to 1-2.


NW Elite 9, Team Elite American 2


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NW Elite scored eight runs in the final two innings to defeat Team Elite American 9-2 on Saturday at the National Training Complex in Cary, N.C.
Team Elite American's Sam Schaeffer scored the first run of the game on a passed ball in the bottom of the second. NW Elite's Jay Mentink tied the game up in the top of the third after he singled to shortstop and allowed Jailon Goodfellow to reach home. In the bottom of the fourth, Gavin Johnson earned an RBI-walk to take the lead for Team Elite American. 
NW Elite regained the lead and opened the game up in the sixth and seventh by scoring a combined eight runs and sealing the victory. 
Bryce Johnson earned the win for NW Elite after 3.2 innings pitched. Fisher Canaday suffered the loss for Team Elite American. 
NW Elite improved to 3-0 , while Team American Elite fell to 2-1.


Rawlings Prospects9 , Huguenot Huskies 0


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Caleb Ayers led the Rawlings Prospects to a 9-0 win by tossing a one-hit complete game shutout against the previously undefeated Huguenot Huskies Saturday evening at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina. With the win, the Rawlings Prospects move to 2-1 at the 2019 14U Cup.
Ayers was the player of the game for the Prospects. He threw seven shutout innings of one-hit baseball, striking out four in the process. Ayers was also active at the plate, going 1-for-4 on the day. He needed 69 pitches to accomplish the feat. Ayers (1-0) was credited with the win while Justin Spiegel (0-1) was the losing pitcher.
Seth Wilkinson and Dylan Mason both turned in multi-hit performances for the Prospects. The duo combined to go 4-for-6 with four RBIs and two runs scored.
With the win, the Rawlings Prospects move to 2-1 at the 2019 14U Cup while the Huskies drop to 2-1. Both teams will be back in action tomorrow afternoon at a time to be determined.
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Bonnie Rockets Walkoff, Take Home 16U Cup Bronze Medal

They won 4-3
July 15, 2018
Cary, N.C. - Bonnie Rockets claim the bronze medal at the 2018 USA Baseball 16U Cup after they defeated Wake White Sox 4-3 in walk-off fashion on Sunday at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina. The bronze medal game did not start off as a nail biter
Cary, N.C. - Bonnie Rockets claim the bronze medal at the 2018 USA Baseball 16U Cup after they defeated Wake White Sox 4-3 in walk-off fashion on Sunday at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina. 
The bronze medal game did not start off as a nail biter in the same way that it ended. In fact, the Bonnie Rockets were in charge for most of the game They got on the board early with an RBI single to center field by Michael Lewishall. By the fifth inning, they had a 3-0 lead over the White Sox. 
The White Sox would not go down without a fight. They began the sixth inning with a double and a single. After an error by Bonnie Rockets' Josuel Santos, the White Sox were right back in it. They were down only a run by the end of the inning. 
In the top of the seventh inning, the White Sox tied the game on a single to center fielder by Connor Sauls. That was all the offense they could muster in the inning and they would head into the bottom half of the inning tied at three.
But the Bonnie Rockets had their eyes set on a victory. Andy Alcantra doubled to drive in Josuel Santos and walked off the ballgame for the Bonnie Rockets. 
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In total, the Bonnie Rockets had six hits and three walks in the game. They took home bronze and finished the tournament 3-2.
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Blue Chips Capture 16U Cup Gold

Their offense came to play after they took down Carolina Rebels 8-3
July 15, 2018
Cary, N.C. - The Blue Chips captured gold at the 2018 USA Baseball 16U Cup on Sunday after defeating Carolina Rebels by a score of 8-3 at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina. Blue Chips displayed dominance throughout the entirety of the tournament, and the championship game
Cary, N.C. - The Blue Chips captured gold at the 2018 USA Baseball 16U Cup on Sunday after defeating Carolina Rebels by a score of 8-3 at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina. 
Blue Chips displayed dominance throughout the entirety of the tournament, and the championship game was no exception. Their offense came out looking to be on a mission after they put up two runs in the bottom of the second inning courtesy of a Carolina Rebels error. 
The runs would not stop there.
In the third inning, the Blue Chips put up another four runs on three hits, a walk, and a hit-by-pitch in the inning. In total, the Blue Chips scored eight runs on seven hits and six walks. 
The Blue Chips pitching was also in top form for most of the ballgame. Blue Chips starting pitcher Bobby Duffy tossed 5.2 innings, allowing just one earned run while striking out three. He was relieved by Sean Kelly, who threw 1.1 innings of two-run ball (0 earned), striking out one and allowing two hits.
Offensive standouts for the Blue Chips were Matthew O'Neill and Sean Kelly. The pair combined to go 4-7 and were responsible for four of the eight Blue Chips runs scored in the game. 
The Blue Chips finished the 16U Cup with a perfect 5-0 record. 
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