USA BASEBALL NEWS

12U

USA Stamps Their Ticket To Gold Medal Game

USA defeats Mexico and holds them to one hit in game between unbeatens
September 1, 2018
  1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
Mexico 0 3 0 1 0 - 0 1 0
USA 5 4 0 2 X - 11 7 0
Win: Paul Dominguez (2-0)   Loss: Victor Garcia  Save: None
Box ScorePlay-by-play | Team USA Tournament Stats

 

AGUASCALIENTES, Mexico - Team USA's Paul Dominguez (Anaheim, Calif.) and Gavin Gargiulo (Coral Springs, Fla.) combined to hold Mexico to one hit, while Dean Moss (Hillsborough, Calif.) went 3-for-3 with two home runs and six RBI, and the U.S. defeated Mexico 11-0 Friday in the Super Round at CECADI Stadium. Both teams entered the game 6-0 and USA's victory clinched a spot in Sunday's COPABE U-12 Pan American Championship gold medal game.

Dominguez, making his first start on the hill since pitching a no-hitter against Panama on August 26, went 3.2 innings and a single up the middle by Darey Flores to lead off the second inning was the only hit for Mexico. Dominguez, who struck out four batters, walked five batters, but he recovered to hold Mexico 0-for-11 with runners on base (they finished the game 0-for-12). Garguilo pitched the final 1.1 innings and retired all four batters he faced (two by strikeouts). Dominguez was credited with the win and improves to 2-0 in the tourney. The one-hit pitching performance marks the team's third one-hitter of the tournament for USA.

Kameron Davis (Albany, Ga.) opened the bottom of the first inning the same way he has the prior two games and that was with a leadoff home run. His fourth homer of the tournament jump-started a five-run inning for the U.S. The first six USA batters reached base safely and the inning's scoring was capped by a grand slam home run from Moss. The slam was USA's second of the tournament.

USA added to the 5-0 lead in the second inning. Masato Chilcutt (San Antonio, Texas) dumped a single into right field to plate Julius Pfau (Tampa, Fla.) before Kailand Halstead (Aberdeen, Wash.) blasted a three-run home run. Halstead's team-leading sixth home run of the tournament provided USA a 9-0 lead.

Halstead was hit by a pitch in the fourth inning and Moss followed with his second home run of the game to push USA's lead to 11-0. The game ended after the top of the fifth inning with USA leading by more than 10 runs after five innings.

USA finished the game with seven hits, which is their lowest mark in the tournament, but five were for extra bases (four home runs). Moss was responsible for three of the extra base hits, as two home runs and a double made up his 3-for-3 performance at the plate. His six runs-batted-in was the most by a USA member this season (he leads the team with 17 RBI in the tournament).

USA improved their all-time mark to 4-2 all-time against Mexico, with a 2-2 mark in games played in COPABE competition. It was the USA's first win over Mexico on their soil since July 14, 2014 (USA had lost the prior two).

The U.S. is now 7-0 overall in this season's tournament and their 2-0 Super Round record has them a berth into the gold medal game Sunday. Cuba and Mexico face each other Saturday and the winner will clinch the berth to play USA.

USA has one more Super Round contest before Sunday's championship. They face Nicaragua Saturday at 9 a.m. (CT) at CECADI Stadium in Aguascalientes.

Inside the Numbers
102-5 - The U.S. has outscored their opponents 102-5 and they have outhit them 96-15. USA's pitching staff has pitched two no-hitters and three one-hitters in the tournament.

33 - The U.S. has hit 33 home runs in the tournament through seven games. The single-tournament high for the U.S. is 37 from the 2016 tournament. The 37 home runs in 2016 was at a pace of 4.1 per game (averaging 4.7 per game this tournament).

24 - In 29 innings of at-bats, USA has scored at least 1 run in 24 of the innings.

12 - Twelve different USA players have hit a home run in this season's tournament. Kailand Halstead leads the team with six.

.568 - USA is batting .568 in the tournament. Christian Hamilton leads the team hitting .786 (11-for-14).

.584 - The U.S. is hitting .584 (52/89) with runners on base. They held their opponents to 0-for-22 in the same category through the first five games of the tournament (opponents now 5-for-49, .102). USA is 40-for-64, .625 with runners in scoring position.

View More
12U

Team USA Falls In 12U National Team Training Finale

Team USA's pitching staff strikes out 13 in the loss
July 21, 2019
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Team USA 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 5 10 1
Top Tier Americans 0 6 0 0 0 0 1 7 12 0
Win: R. Weisser Loss: L. Tinajero Save: T. Goldenetz
Box Score | Play-by-Play | Cumulative Stats

 

Santa Clarita, Calif. - Team USA could not overcome a six-run second inning by the Top Tier Americans as it fell, 7-5, in the final exhibition game of 2019 12U National Team Training, on Sunday, at William S. Hart Pony Baseball and Softball Park in Santa Clarita, California.

Team USA's starting pitcher Lucas Tinajero (Corpus Christi, Texas) (0-1) suffered the loss after allowing six runs, despite punching out five batters in two innings on the mound. Dillon Adkins (Mechanicsville, Md.) added five more strikeouts in two innings of relief. Top Tier Americans' Revin Weisser (1-0) earned the win after allowing a hit in one inning, while Trevor Goldenetz (1) earned the save.

Tinajero led the U.S. offensively after recording three hits and an RBI. Noah Meza (Chino Hills, Calif.) added the team's lone home run of National Team Training and recorded a pair of RBIs.

Key Moments

  • Team USA jumped out to an early lead in the top of the first after Gavin Fien (Temecula, Calif.) hit a one-out single through the right side of the infield to bring home Lucas Tinajero (Corpus Christi, Texas).
  • The Top Tier Americans used six hits, a balk and a wild pitch to score six runs in the bottom of the second to take a 6-1 lead.
  • The red, white, and blue responded in the top of the third with a solo home run to left-center field by Noah Meza (Chino Hills, Calif.).
  • Team USA continued scoring in the fourth inning as Sebastian Segura (Spring, Texas) hit a sacrifice fly to center field to bring home Jack Armijo (San Lorenzo, Calif.) and Tinajero hit an RBI-single up the middle to cut the lead to 6-4.
  • Segura led off the top of the sixth for with a single to right field, before scoring on a fielder's choice by Noah Meza to cut the lead one.
  • The Top Tier Americans held Team USA scoreless for the remainder of the sixth and the seventh inning, before scoring a run in the seventh to earn the 7-5 win.

Notable Information

  • Team USA finished National Team Training with a 1-1 record.
  • Noah Meza's home run in the third inning marked the first for Team USA in the 2019 campaign.
  • Team USA's finished National Team Training with 27 strikeouts, after recording 14 on Saturday and 13 on Sunday.
  • Lucas Tinajero (0-1) suffered the loss after allowing six runs on seven hits in two innings of work. Top Tier Americans' Revin Weisser earned the win after pitching an inning of relief.
  • Tinajero led the U.S. offensively with four hits, while Gavin Fien recorded three RBIs to lead the red, white and blue.
  • Dillon Adkins and Tinajero led the team with five strikeouts in National Team Training.

On Deck

  • The 12U National Team will have a final practice at William S. Hart Park on Monday, before traveling to Tainan, Taiwan, to compete in the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) U-12 Baseball World Cup.

Social

  • Stay tuned to @USABaseball12U on Twitter and visit USABaseball.com for the most up-to-date news about the 12U National Team.
View More
12U

Team USA Opens 12U National Team Training With Win

Strong pitching leads Team USA past Pacific Baseball Academy
July 20, 2019
  1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
PBA 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 2
Team USA 3 0 0 1 1 2 7 7 2
Win: A. Mercurius Loss: L. Hodge Save: None
Box Score | Play-by-Play | Cumulative Stats

 

Santa Clarita, Calif. - Team USA used 14 strikeouts from its pitching staff to defeat Pacific Baseball Academy, 7-1, in the first exhibition game of 2019 12U National Team Training on Saturday, at William S. Hart Pony Baseball and Softball Park in Santa Clarita, California.

Team USA's starting pitcher Alexander Mercurius (Las Vegas, Nev.) (1-0) earned the win after striking out four in two scoreless innings on the mound. Jack Armijo (San Lorenzo, Calif.) and Jack McKernan (Missouri City, Texas) struck out all three batters that they faced, while Logan Shields (Manvel, Texas) and Josiah Hartshorn (Anaheim, Calif.) punched out two batters each in one inning of relief. Pacific Baseball Academy's Landon Hodge (0-1) suffered the loss after allowing three runs in two innings of work.

Gavin Fien (Temecula, Calif.) led the U.S. at the plate after recording a hit and driving in two runs. Jack Ruckert (Baton Rouge, Louis.) contributed two runs and stole two bases in the game, while Sebastion Segura (Spring, Texas) added a triple.

 

Key Moments

  • Team USA jumped out to an early lead in the bottom of the first after Lucas Tinajero (Corpus Christi, Texas) drove in Jack Ruckert (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) with a hard ground ball that bounced between Pacific Baseball Academy's shortshop and third baseman.
  • Gavin Fien (Temecula, Calif.) continued the scoring in the first with a two-RBI single up the middle to give Team USA a 3-0 advantage.
  • PBA scored its lone run in the top of the second on an RBI-double by Nate Lopez.
  • The red, white, and blue added to its lead after scoring runs in the fourth and fifth innings as John Dolan (Camarillo, Calif.) and Jack Ruckert (Baton Rouge, Louis.) scored on a passed ball and a throwing error by Pacific Baseball Academy, respectively.
  • Sebastian Segura (Spring, Texas) hit a two-out triple that plated Jack McKernan (Missouri City, Texas) before scoring on a wild pitch in the bottom of the sixth to give Team USA the 7-1 win.

 

Notable Information

  • Team USA moved to 1-0 at National Team Trials with the win over Pacific Baseball Academy.
  • Alexander Mercurius (Las Vegas, Nev.) (1-0) earned the win on the mound after striking out four batters in two innings. Pacific Baseball Academy's starting pitcher Landon Hodge suffered the loss.
  • Team USA outhit Pacific Baseball Academy 7-3 in the exhibition game.

 

On Deck

  • The 12U National Team will compete in its final training game on Sunday, July 21, against the Top Tier Americans. First pitch is set for 3:45 p.m. at William S. Hart Park.
  • Following Sunday's contest, Team USA will travel to Tainan, Taiwan, to compete in the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) U-12 Baseball World Cup.

 

Social

  • Stay tuned to @USABaseball12U on Twitter and visit USABaseball.com for the most up-to-date news about the 12U National Team.
View More
12U

12U National Team Trials Concludes With a Blue Win

Blue scores four runs on four hits in the second to top Red
July 18, 2019
  1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
Blue 0 4 0 0 0 2 6 11 2
Red 0 2 0 0 0 1 3 5 1
Win: B. Lewis Loss: H. Friedberg Save: K. Ramirez
Box Score | Play-by-Play | Cumulative Stats

 

Santa Clarita, Calif. - Blue used four runs in the second inning to defeat Red, 6-3, in the final game of the 2019 12U National Team Trials on Thursday, at William S. Hart Pony Baseball and Softball Park in Santa Clarita, California.

Red won the 2019 12U National Team Trials series, 2-1, despite Thursday's loss, after defeating Blue, 9-5, on Tuesday and, 6-3, on Wednesday. 

Blue's starting pitcher Brenden Lewis (Santee, Calif.) (1-0) earned the win on the mound after hold Red scoreless in the first inning. Kalub Ramirez (Hereford, Texas) earned the save for Blue after allowing just one run and striking out a batter in two innings. Hamilton Friedberg (Redondo Beach, Calif.) (0-1) suffered the loss for Red after allowing three runs in 0.1 inning of relief. 

Eli Willits (Fort Cobb, Okla.) and Lucas Mejia (Phoenix, Ariz.) led Blue at the plate after recording two hits and driving in a run each. Jack Ruckert (Baton Rouge, La.) led Red offensively, earning a hit, a run scored and an RBI in the contest. Lucas Tinajero (Corpus Christi, Texas) and Gavin Hottle (Irvine, Calif.) recorded a double each for Red.

Key Moments
• Blue jumped out to an early lead in the top of the second after Josiah Hartshorn (Anaheim, Calif) led off the inning with a single down the left field line, before scoring on an RBI-single from Bryce Nixon (Huffman, Texas). Blue continued the scoring as Eli Willits (Fort Cobb, Okla.) and Isaac Rojas (Riverside, Calif.) contributed an RBI-singles and Nixon stole home to give Blue a 4-0 lead.
• Red responded with a pair of runs in the bottom of the second as Lucas Tinajero (Corpus Christi, Texas) hit a leadoff double and scored on a single from and Hamilton Friedberg (Redondo Beach, Calif.). Friedberg scored two batters later on a Blue error to cut the lead to 4-2.
• Logan Shields (Manvel, Texas) and Lucas Mejia (Phoenix, Ariz.) picked up an RBI-single and an RBI-double, respectively, in the top of the sixth to give Blue a 6-2 edge.
• Red scored the final run of the game as Jack Ruckert hit a single to shallow center field that plated Gustavo Melendez (Cayey, P.R.).

Notable Information
• Red won the three-game intrasquad scrimmage 2-1, after winning the first two games.  
• Brenden Lewis (1-0) earned the win for Blue, while Hamilton Friedberg (0-1) suffered the loss on the mound. 
• Rashad Hayes (Oakland, Calif.) led all batters with four hits in the series, while Nixon led both teams with three RBIs.

On Deck
• The final 18-man 12U National Team roster will be announced Thursday evening, following the final team meeting. 
• The 12U National Team will play two exhibition games on Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21, before traveling to Tainan, Taiwan to compete in the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) U-12 Baseball World Cup.

Social
• Stay tuned to @USABaseball12U on Twitter and visit USABaseball.com for the most up-to-date news about the 12U National Team.

View More
12U

USA Baseball Announces 2019 12U National Team Roster

The 12U National Team will compete for a record fourth straight world championship
July 18, 2019

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. - USA Baseball announced the 18-man 12U National Team roster on Thursday, following the conclusion of the 12U National Team Trials at William S. Hunt Pony Baseball and Softball Park in Santa Clarita, California. 

Team USA will compete at the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) U-12 Baseball World Cup in Tainan, Taiwan, beginning Friday, July 26. The 12U National Team will be playing for a record fourth consecutive world championship after earning the IBAF "A" World Cup gold medal in 2013, followed by gold medals at the WBSC U-12 Baseball World Cup in 2015 and 2017. 

"We are thrilled with the eighteen young men that we have selected to represent the United States at the World Baseball Softball Confederation U-12 Baseball World Cup," said 12U National Team Program Director Will Schworer. "We are looking forward to growing as a team over the next two days and are ready for the challenges ahead."

Before heading to Taiwan, the 2019 12U National Team will train from July 19-22 at William S. Hart Pony Baseball and Softball Park. Team USA will play two exhibition games on Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21. The opponents will be announced at a later time.

Todd Fine will lead the 12U National Team as the team's manager for the second consecutive year and is joined on staff by RJ Farrell, Jason Sekany and Marc Wiese. The entire coaching staff returns to Team USA after leading the 12U National Team to its first-ever gold medal at the 2018 COPABE U-12 Pan-American Championships.

For more information on the 12U National Team and the selection process, please visit USABaseball.com or follow @USABaseball12U on Twitter.

2019 12U National Team roster:
Name; Position; Hometown; Identification Event (Team)

Dillon Adkins; LHP/OF; Mechanicsville, Md.; 12U National Open (Free)
Jack Armijo; LHP/1B; San Lorenzo, Calif.; 12U National Open (Eagles)
John Dolan; C/RHP; Camarillo, Calif.; 12U National Open (Free)
Gavin Fien; SS/RHP; Temecula, Calif.; 11U Futures Invitational (MVP Hustle)
Josiah Hartshorn; OF/LHP; Anaheim, Calif.; 11U Futures Invitational (Top Tier Americans)
Rashad Hayes; OF; Oakland, Calif.; 12U National Open (Eagles)
Brenden Lewis; 2B/RHP; Santee, Calif.; 11U Futures Invitational (San Diego Show)
Jaiden Lo Re; UTIL; Phoenix, Ariz.; 12U National Open (United)
Jack McKernan; OF/LHP; Missouri City, Texas; 11U Futures Invitational (Twelve Baseball)
Gustavo Melendez; UTIL; Cayey, P.R.; 11U Futures Invitational (I AM Baseball)
Alexander Mercurius; RHP; Las Vegas, Nev.; 12U National Open (United)
Noah Meza; OF; Chino Hills, Calif.; 12U National Open (Eagles)
Bryce Nixon; INF; Huffman, Texas; 12U National Open (Pride)
Jack Ruckert; OF/1B; Baton Rouge, La.; 12U National Open (Stripes)
Sebastian Segura; UTIL; Spring, Texas; 12U National Open (Stars)
Logan Shields; RHP/1B; Manvel, Texas; 12U National Open (Stripes)
Jayden Stroman; IF/RHP; Medford, N.Y.; 2018 NTIS (North Atlantic)
Lucas Tinajero; SS/RHP; Corpus Christi, Texas; 11U Futures Invitational (Banditos Black)

View More
12U

12U National Team Trials Concludes Thursday

July 18, 2019
GAME Red vs. Blue
TIME Thursday, July 18, 12 p.m. PT
LOCATION Santa Clarita, Calif. (William S. Hart Park)
Red: Kruz Schoolcraft
Blue: Brenden Lewis

National Team Trials Roster | Watch Live

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. - The USA Baseball 12U National Team Trials wraps up with the final game of a three-game intrasquad series on Thursday at William S. Hart Pony Baseball and Softball Park in Santa Clarita, California. 

Red used three runs in the final three innings to defeat Blue, 6-3, in the second game of the 2019 12U National Team Trials on Wednesday, to take a a 2-0 advantage in the three-game intrasquad series.

Live updates throughout the game will be available via @USABaseball12U on Twitter and live stats via links on the 12U National Team's schedule page.

Notable Information
• Red clinched the series after scoring three runs in the final three innings to defeat Blue, 6-3, on Wednesday.
• Team Red took a 1-0 advantage in series with a 9-5 win over Blue on Tuesday. 
• The 36-man 12U National Team Trials roster was named on Monday, July 15, following the conclusion of the National Open in Santa Clarita California. The 36 players hail from 14 different states and Puerto Rico. 
• Eleven players on the trials roster were selected from the 2018 National Team Identification Series (NTIS), while 10 were chosen from the 11U Futures Invitational. Additionally, 15 players were selected from the 12U National Open, finalizing the 2019 12U Trials roster.
• Todd Fine returns as the manager of the 12U National Team for the second consecutive year and will be joined by Jason Sekany, RJ Farrell and Marc Wiese, who all return to the staff after helping Team USA to its first-ever gold medal at the COPABE U-12 Pan-American Championships in 2018. Sekany will lead the pitching staff, while Farrell and Wiese will serve as assistant coaches.
• The 12U National Team will be playing for a record fourth consecutive world championship after earning the IBAF "A" World Cup gold medal in 2013, followed by gold medals at the WBSC U-12 Baseball World Cup in 2015 and 2017.

On Deck
• The final 18-man 12U National Team roster will be announced following the conclusion of the third intrasquad game on Thursday evening, following the conclusion of the game. 
• The 12U National Team will then play in two exhibition games on Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21, before traveling to Tainan, Taiwan to compete in the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) U-12 Baseball World Cup.

Social
• Stay tuned to @USABaseball12U on Twitter and visit USABaseball.com for the most up-to-date news about the 12U National Team.

View More
12U

Red Defeats Blue To Clinch 12U National Team Trials Series

Red uses four late runs to defeat Team Blue
July 18, 2019
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Red 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 2 0 6 8 2
Blue 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 10 2
Win: J. Del Toro Loss: L. Shields Save: None
Box Score | Play-by-Play | Cumulative Stats

 

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. - Red used four runs in the final four innings to defeat Blue, 6-3, in the second game of the 2019 12U National Team Trials on Wednesday, at William S. Hart Pony Baseball and Softball Park in Santa Clarita, California.

Red took a 2-0 advantage in the three-game intrasquad series with the win. The 2019 12U National Team Trials will conclude on Thursday with game three at William S. Hart Pony Baseball and Softball Park.

Jesse Del Toro (Modesto, Calif.) (1-0) earned the win for Red after striking out a pair of batters in two innings of relief on the mound. Logan Shields (Manvel, Texas) (0-1) suffered the loss for Blue after allowing two runs and walking three in two innings. Blue's pitching staff struck out 10 batters, while Red's pitchers punched out six in the contest.

Gavin Fien (Temecula, Calif.) led Red offensively, recording two hits on the day, while Jack Armijo (San Lorenzo, Calif.) added a double and two stolen bases. Josiah Hartshorn (Anaheim, Calif.) led Blue with two hits and a pair of RBIs at the plate.

Key Moments:

  • Blue jumped out to an early lead in the bottom of the third after Josiah Hartshorn (Anaheim, Calif) hit a two-out single that plated Jack McKernan (Missouri City, Texas.) and Bryce Nixon (Huffman, Texas) to give Blue a 2-0 lead.
  • Red responded with a pair of runs in the top of the fourth as Elijah McNeal (Dublin, Calif.) scored on a fielder's choice and Jayden Stroman (Medford, N.Y.) crossed home on a wild pitch to even the score at two-all
  • Nixon scored his second run of the game for Blue in the bottom of the fifth on an error by Red's shortstop, to give Blue the 3-2 advantage.
  • Red's Gavin Hottle (Irvine, Calif.) tied the game in the top of the sixth with an RBI-single that landed in shallow center field.
  • Red extended the lead to two in the top of the seventh after Jack Armijo (San Lorenzo, Calif.) scored on a wild pitch.
  • Jaiden Lo Re (Phoenix, Ariz.) led off the top of the eighth for Red with a double to the gap in right-center and scored three pitches later before Armijo hit an RBI-double to give Red the 6-3 victory.

 

Notable Information:

  • Red clinched the three-game intrasquad scrimmage with the win.
  • Jesse Del Toro (1-0) earned the win, while Logan Shields (0-1) suffered the loss on the mound.
  • The game featured 14 stolen bases, as Jack Armijo, Rashad Hayes (Oakland, Calif.) and Nixon picked up two each.

 

On Deck:

  • The final of the three-game series will take place on Thursday, July 18, at 12 p.m. (PT) at William S. Hart Pony Baseball and Softball Park in Santa Clarita, Calif.
  • The final 18-man 12U National Team roster will be announced following the conclusion of the third intrasquad game on Thursday, July 18.
  • The 12U National Team will then play two exhibition games on Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20, before traveling to Tainan, Taiwan to compete in the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) U-12 Baseball World Cup.

 

Social

View More
12U

Team Red Opens 12U National Team Trials With A Win

Jack Ruckert and John Dolan lead Team Red past Team Blue
July 17, 2019
  1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E
Team Blue 0 1 1 3 0 0 5 9 0
Team Red 0 2 3 2 1 1 9 10 2
Win: T. Targac Loss: O. Robinson Save: None
Box Score | Play-by-play

 

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. - Jack Ruckert (Baton Rouge, La.) and John Dolan (Camarillo, Calif.) recorded a hit and two RBIs apiece to lead Team Red past Team Blue, 9-5, in the first game of the 2019 12U National Team Trials on Tuesday at William S. Hart Pony Baseball and Softball Park in Santa Clarita, California.

Titan Targac (Flatonia, Texas) (1-0) earned the win in relief for Red after striking out two batters in his lone inning on the mound. Owen Robinson (Greensboro, N.C.) (0-1) suffered the loss for Blue after allowing two runs on two hits in the second inning. Team Red's pitching staff struck out seven batters, while Blue earned four strikeouts in the contest.

Ruckert and Dolan led the way for Red offensively, recording a hit and two RBIs each. Jayden Stroman (Medford, N.Y.) added an RBI-single and scored two runs, while 10 batters picked up a hit for Red. Brenden Lewis (Santee, Calif.) led Blue with two hits and a pair of RBIs at the plate. Rashad Hayes (Oakland, Calif.) and Thomas Brown (Livermore, Ga.) each hit a double for Team Blue in the game.

Key Moments:

  • Blue opened the scoring in the top of the second after Brenden Lewis (Santee, Calif.) brought home Rashad Hayes (Oakland, Calif.) with a single through the middle of the infield to give his team the 1-0 lead.
  • Team Red's Lucas Tinajero (Corpus Christi, Texas) tied the game at one in the bottom of the second with an RBI-single to shallow center field. Tinajero crossed home two batters later, on a wild pitch to give Red the 2-1 lead.
  • Blue tied the game at two in the top of the third after Brayden Gutierrez (Bakersfield, Calif.) drove in Luis Mejia (Phoenix, Ariz.) with a single that fell just short of the center fielder.
  • Jack Ruckert (Baton Rouge, La.) regained the lead for Red with a two-RBI single that plated Jayden Stroman (Medford, N.Y.) and Gavin Fien (Temecula, Calif.).
  • The back-and-forth game continued in the top of the fourth as Blue plated three runs on five hits and a walk to tie the game at five.
  • John Dolan (Camarillo, Calif.) claimed the lead for Red with a two-out double that bounced to the wall in right-center as Stroman and Jesse Del Toro (Modesto, Calif.) scored.
  • Gustavo Melendez (Cayey, P.R.) scored on a passed ball in the bottom of the fifth and Del Toro scored on a bases-loaded walk in the home half of the sixth to give Red the 9-5 win.

 

Notable Information:

  • Team Red took a 1-0 advantage in the three-game intrasquad scrimmage.
  • Titan Targac (1-0) earned the win, while Owen Robinson (0-1) suffered the loss on the mound.
  • Following the conclusion of Thursday's intrasquad matchup, USA Baseball will announce the final 18-man roster for the 2019 12U National Team.

 

On Deck:

  • Game two of the three-game series will take place on Wednesday, July 17, at 2:30 p.m. (PT) at William S. Hart Pony Baseball and Softball Park in Santa Clarita, Calif.
  • The 2019 12U National Team Trials will conclude on Thursday, July 18, with the series finale at William S. Hart Pony Baseball and Softball Park. First pitch is set for 12 p.m. (PT).
  • Red outhit Blue 10-9.

 

Social

View More
12U

12U National Team Trials Continues Wednesday

July 16, 2019
GAME Red vs. Blue
TIME Wednesday, 2:30 p.m. ET
LOCATION Santa Clarita, Calif. (William S. Hart Park)
Red: TBA
Blue: TBA

National Team Trials Roster | Watch Live

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. - The USA Baseball 12U National Team Trials continues with the second game of a three-game intrasquad series on Wednesday at William S. Hart Pony Baseball and Softball Park in Santa Clarita, California.

Jack Ruckert (Baton Rouge, La.) and John Dolan (Camarillo, Calif.) recorded a hit and two RBIs apiece to lead Team Red past Team Blue, 9-5, in the first game of the 2019 12U National Team Trials on Tuesday.  

Live updates throughout the game will be available via @USABaseball12U on Twitter and live stats via links on the 12U National Team's schedule page.

Notable Information
• Team Red took a 1-0 advantage in the three-game series with a 9-5 win over Blue on Tuesday. 
• The 36-man 12U National Team Trials roster was named on Monday, July 15, following the conclusion of the National Open in Santa Clarita California. The 36 players hail from 14 different states and Puerto Rico. 
• Eleven players on the trials roster were selected from the 2018 National Team Identification Series (NTIS), while 10 were chosen from the 11U Futures Invitational. Additionally, 15 players were selected from the 12U National Open, finalizing the 2019 12U Trials roster.
• Todd Fine returns as the manager of the 12U National Team for the second consecutive year and will be joined by Jason Sekany, RJ Farrell and Marc Wiese, who all return to the staff after helping Team USA to its first-ever gold medal at the COPABE U-12 Pan-American Championships in 2018. Sekany will lead the pitching staff, while Farrell and Wiese will serve as assistant coaches.
• The 12U National Team will be playing for a record fourth consecutive world championship after earning the IBAF "A" World Cup gold medal in 2013, followed by gold medals at the WBSC U-12 Baseball World Cup in 2015 and 2017.

On Deck
• July 18, Red vs. Blue (12 p.m. PT; Santa Clarita, Calif.; William S. Hart Pony Baseball and Softball Park)
• The final 18-man 12U National Team roster will be announced following the conclusion of the third intrasquad game on Thursday, July 18. 
• The 12U National Team will then play two exhibition games on Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20, before traveling to Tainan, Taiwan to compete in the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) U-12 Baseball World Cup.

 

Social
• Stay tuned to @USABaseball12U on Twitter and visit USABaseball.com for the most up-to-date news about the 12U National Team.

View More
12U

USA Baseball Reveals 2019 12U National Team Trials Roster

12U National Team Trials will begin July 16 in Santa Clarita, California
July 15, 2019

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. - USA Baseball revealed the 36-man 2019 12U National Team Trials roster on Monday, following the conclusion of the 12U National Open in Santa Clarita, California.

The 2019 12U Trials will begin on Tuesday, July 16, at William S. Hart Pony Baseball and Softball Park in Santa Clarita, California, and the final national team roster will be announced on July 18. The 12U National Team will then travel to Tainan, Taiwan to compete in the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) U-12 Baseball World Cup.

"Our staff is thrilled to welcome these thirty-six young athletes to compete for a chance to play for Team USA," said 12U National Team Program Director Will Schworer. "Our task force has done a tremendous job at evaluating and selecting young men from every corner of the United States that bring an incredible amount of talent and a high-level of character to the USA Baseball program."

Eleven players on the national team trials roster were selected from the 2018 National Team Identification Series (NTIS), while 10 were chosen from the 11U Futures Invitational. Additionally, 15 players were selected from the 12U National Open on Monday, finalizing the 2019 12U Trials roster.

The 12U National Team will be playing for a record fourth consecutive world championship after earning the IBAF "A" World Cup gold medal in 2013, followed by gold medals at the WBSC U-12 Baseball World Cup in 2015 and 2017.

Todd Fine will return as the manager of the 12U National Team for the second consecutive year and will be joined by Jason Sekany, RJ Farrell and Marc Wiese, who all return to the staff after helping Team USA to its first-ever gold medal at the COPABE U-12 Pan-American Championships in 2018. Sekany will lead the pitching staff, while Farrell and Wiese will serve as assistant coaches.

For more information on the 12U National Team and the selection process, please visit USABaseball.com or follow along on Twitter at @USABaseball12U.

2019 12U National Team Trials roster:
Name; Position; Hometown; Identification Event (Team)
Dillon Adkins; LHP/OF; Mechanicsville, Md.; 12U National Open (Free)
Jack Armijo; LHP/1B; San Lorenzo, Calif.; 12U National Open (Eagles)
Thomas Brown; C/UTIL; Livermore, Calif.; 12U National Open (Patriots)
Anthony Del Angel; OF/IF; Rio Ranchero, N.M.; 2018 11U NTIS (Southwest)
Jesse Del Toro; RHP; Modesto, Calif.; 12U National Open (Stars)
John Dolan; C/RHP; Camarillo, Calif.; 12U National Open (Free)
Gavin Fien; SS/RHP; Temecula, Calif.; 11U Futures Invitational (MVP Hustle)
Hamilton Friedberg; SS/RHP; Redondo Beach, Calif.; 11U Futures Invitational (MVP Hustle)
Brayden Gutierrez; C/RHP; Bakersfield, Calif.; 12U National Open (United)
Josiah Hartshorn; OF/LHP; Anaheim, Calif.; 11U Futures Invitational (Top Tier Americans)
Rashad Hayes; OF; Oakland, Calif.; 12U National Open (Eagles)
Gavin Hottle; IF/RHP; Irvine, Calif.; 2018 11U NTIS (Southwest)
Bryant James; IF/RHP; Herndon, Va.; 2018 11U NTIS (Capital)
Brenden Lewis; 2B/RHP; Santee, Calif.; 11U Futures Invitational (San Diego Show)
Jaiden Lo Re; C/UTIL; Phoenix, Ariz.; 12U National Open (United)
Jack McKernan; OF/LHP; Missouri City, Texas; 11U Futures Invitational (Twelve Baseball)
Elijah McNeal; IF; Dublin, Calif.; 2018 11U NTIS (Mountain West)
Luis Mejia; IF/OF; Phoenix, Ariz.; 2018 11U NTIS (Southwest)
Gustavo Melendez; SS/UTIL; Cayey, P.R.; 11U Futures Invitational (I AM Baseball)
Alexander Mercurius; RHP; Las Vegas, Nev.; 12U National Open (United)
Noah Meza; OF; Chino Hills, Calif.; 12U National Open (Eagles)
Bryce Nixon; INF; Huffman, Texas; 12U National Open (Pride)
Henry Pancoast; UTIL/RHP; Hainesport, N.J.; 11U Futures Invitational (I AM Baseball)
Kalub Ramirez; UTIL/RHP; Hereford, Texas.; 11U Futures Invitational (Banditos Black)
Owen Robinson; LHP/IF; Greensboro, N.C.; 2018 11U NTIS (Capital)
Isaac Rojas; RHP/OF; Riverside, Calif.; 12U National Open (Eagles)
Jack Ruckert; OF/1B; Baton Rouge, La.; 12U National Open (Stripes)
C. J. Sampson; RHP/IF; Magnolia, Texas.; 2018 11U NTIS (South Texas)
Kruz Schoolcraft; IF/LHP; Aloha, Ore.; 2018 11U NTIS (Northwest)
Sebastian Segura; INF/UTIL; Spring, Texas; 12U National Open (Stars)
Logan Shields; RHP/1B; Manvel, Texas; 12U National Open (Stripes)
Jayden Stroman; IF/RHP; Medford, N.Y.; 2018 11U NTIS (North Atlantic)
Titan Targac; LHP/1B; Flatonia, Texas; 11U Futures Invitational (Banditos Black)
Lucas Tinajero; SS/RHP; Corpus Christi, Texas; 11U Futures Invitational (Banditos Black)
Eli Willits; IF/RHP; Fort Cobb, Okla.; 2018 11U NTIS (Midwest)
Miles Young; IF; Cypress, Texas; 2018 11U NTIS (North Texas)

View More
12U Open

USA Baseball Reveals 2019 National Open Roster

111 athletes will participate in the 2019 event with a chance to make the 12U National Team
July 8, 2019

DURHAM, N.C. - USA Baseball revealed the 111 players chosen to participate in the 2019 12U National Open. The National Open will be held from July 13-15 at William S. Hart Pony Baseball and Softball Park in Santa Clarita, California.

All 111 athletes were selected to compete at the National Open based on their performance at a USA Baseball Identification event., including the National Team Identification Series, the Futures Series and the Futures Invitational.

A total of 22 different states will be represented at the 2019 National Open. California leads the way with 54 participants followed by Texas with 11 and Arizona with eight.

National Open participants will showcase their talent in front of USA Baseball national team coaches and staff, participating in a series of athletic evaluations, skill testing and four exhibition games.

At the conclusion of the National Open, 15 athletes will be invited to the 2019 12U National Team Trials from July 16-18 at the William S. Hart Pony Baseball and Softball Park. They will join 21 previously selected players from the 2019 USA Baseball 11U Futures Invitational and the 2018 USA Baseball 11U National Team Identification Series (NTIS) to round out the 36-man national team trials roster.

The final 18-man 12U National Team roster will be announced on July 18. Team USA will compete for a record fourth-consecutive world championship title at the 2019 World Baseball Softball Confederation U-12 Baseball World Cup in Tainan, Taiwan from July 26-August 4.

The complete list of players participating in the 2019 National Open is as follows:

Name; Hometown

Dillon Adkins; Mechanicsville, Md.
Zachary Aleman; Murrieta, Calif.
Corwin Allard; Ladera Ranch, Calif.
Jack Armijo; San Lorenzo, Calif.
Rock Arnold; Saunderstown, R.I.
Cody Boshell; St. Johns, Fla.
TJ Bradford; Hewlett, N.Y.
Jake Brande; Palm Desert, Calif.
Quincy Bright; Hamden, Conn.
Bobby Brooks; La Mirada, Calif.
Thomas Brown; Pleasanton, Calif.
Aiden Burgos; Roseland, N.J.
Gabriel Campbell; Santa Monica, Calif.
Isaac Carrillo; South Bay, Calif.
Dalton Chi; Cerritos, Calif.
Nick Coleman; Rocklin, Calif.
Glenn "Bubba" Coleman III; Scottsdale, Ariz.
Patrick Connors; Clarendon Hills, Ill.
Johnny Coopman; Huntington Beach, Calif.
Jackson Cotton; Houston, Texas
Mario Cuadros; Moreno Valley, Calif.
Logan D'Amico; Waxhaw, N.C.
Jesse Del Toro; Stockton, Calif.
John Dolan; Camarillo, Calif.
Sean Downs; Temecula, Calif.
Caden Earing; Round Lake, Ill.
Grady Emerson; Trophy Club, Texas
Marc Emmerman; South Bay, Calif.
Todd Feurtado; Old Bethpage, N.Y.
Adan Franco; Downey, Calif.
Luc Gaca Thiele; Parker, Colo.
Victor Garcia; Rialto, Calif.
Kane Garcia; Fullerton, Calif.
Fabian Gomez; Concord, Calif.
Tanner Grove; Pleasanton, Calif.
Brayden Gutierrez; Stockton, Calif.
Colton Haire; Apex, N.C.
Dax Hardcastle; Stockton, Calif.
Ryan Harwood; Scottsdale, Ariz.
Rashad Hayes; Oakland, Calif.
Ty Hemenway; Scottsdale, Ariz.
Landon Hovermale; Corona, Calif.
Brody James; Scottsdale, Ariz.
Logan Johnson; Houston, Texas
Emmett Johnson III; Pleasanton, Calif.
Lucas Lawrence; Baton Rouge, La.
Dylan Kemp; Tustin, Calif.
Tyler Kennedy; Livermore, Calif.
Dillon Knight; Riverview, Fla.
Justin Lee; Chantilly, Va.
Jaiden Lo Re; Phoenix, Ariz.
Raymond Long; Mahomet, Ill.
Brady Marconi; Charlotte, N.C.
Landon Martinez; Spring, Texas
Jonathan McDermott; Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Brady McKay-McVey; Long Beach, Calif.
Max Medina; Stockton, Calif.
Alexander Mercurius; Orange, Calif.
Caden Merritt; Ashburn, Va.
Noah Meza; Chino Hills, Calif.
Bo Moody; Georgetown, S.C.
Bryce Morrison; Moreno Valley, Calif.
Gary Morse III; Bellflower, Calif.
Anthony Murphy; Corona, Calif.
Jayden Nakamura; Beaverton, Ore.
Bryce Nixon; Huffman, Texas
Isaiah Nolan; Memphis, Tenn.
Kieran O'Donnell; Stevensville, Mich.
Jaiden Oldwin; Vacaville, Calif.
Karlos Otero; Plainfield, Ill.
Andre Owens; Aliso Viejo, Calif.
Matthew Paulson; Carlsbad, Calif.
Andrew Perez; Long Beach, Calif.
Jake Pineda; Centerville, Texas
Zach Pomatto; Shorewood, Ill.
Jordan Ransom, Gilbert, Ariz.
Luke Raflo; Gainesville, Va.
Kaden Robardey; Grapevine, Texas
Noah Rodriguez; La Habra, Calif.
Estevan Rodriguez; Temecula, Calif.
John Rodriguez; Miami, Fla.
Davidenko Rodriguez; Dallas, Texas
Isaac Rojas; Riverside, Calif.
Jack Ruckert; Baton Rouge, La.
Connor Russell; Chandler, Ariz.
Ryan Sanchez; Chandler, Ariz.
Brandon Sanchez; Moreno Valley, Calif.
Logan Schmidt; Villa Park, Calif.
Benjamin Schulman; Chappaqua, N.Y.
Brody Schumaker; Santa Ana, Calif.
Landon Scott; San Diego, Calif.
Miles Scott; Anaheim, Calif.
Sebastian Segura; Houston, Texas
Jake Sekany; Livermore, Calif.
Dylan Seward; East Vale, Calif.
Justin Sheffield; Longs, S.C.
Rookie Shepard; Las Vegas, Nev.
Logan Shields; Manvel, Texas
Jack Slightom; Willow Springs, lll.
Nikko Taylor; El Sobrante, Calif.
Donovan Thiery; Key Largo, Fla.
Tyler Townsend; Sycamore, Ill.
Kaeden Tyler; Winfield, Mo.
Yonadsan Vargas; Ridgefield Park, N.J.
Benjamin Veletean; Lebanon, Ohio
Trent Vilade; Dallas, Texas
Brayden Waggoner; Winfield, Mo.
Jordan Walczykowski; Sacramento, Calif.
Kyle Wenckus; Hasbrouck Heights, N.J.
Ayden Wimsatt; Moreno Valley, Calif.
Xavier Zepeda; La Puente, Calif.

View More