BPA DeMarini Elite and SY Titans in NYBC Final
California has taken over Memphis, Tennessee. Three out of the four semifinal teams were from the Golden State, and it will be an all-California final Monday night at the National Youth Baseball Championships between BPA DeMarini Elite and SY Titans.
The two teams are very familiar with each other having played several times over the past couple years, which makes this matchup very interesting. Both teams have played outstanding all-around baseball to get to the final. BPA DeMarini Elite dominated Diamond MVP in the second semifinal game Sunday night, 12-4.
Garrett Runyan and Nash Johnson both went 2-for-4 with 3 RBI for BPA DeMarini in the win. Pitcher Jacob Barton kept Diamond MVP off balance for 4 2/3 innings, and Runyan came in to retire the final four batters for the second game in a row.
In the first semifinal, SY Titans beat Team MVP (Florida) with a walk-off single in the seventh inning. Down 2-1 in the bottom of the sixth, SY’s Cooper Benson came to the plate and crushed a game-tying home run on the second pitch he saw.
The following inning, shortstop Brandon Lawrence came to the plate for the Titans and delivered the game-winning single. Starter Isaac Coffey went five innings for the Titans, giving up just one run on three hits. His counterpart for MVP, Yordani Carmona, went five innings as well and allowed two runs on four hits.
Tune in to tonight’s NYBC championship game on CBS Sports Network. Live coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET. You can also follow the game on YouthMajors.com and stream the broadcast online.