National Youth Baseball Championships Down to the Final Four
California teams have made their presence known at the National Youth Baseball Championships as all three won Saturday to move on to Sunday’s semifinals. SY Titans, BPA DeMarini Elite and Diamond MVP make up three of the four semifinal teams with the other being Team MVP from Florida.
BPA DeMarini Elite was responsible for the upset of the day as they took down the Banditos Black, going for their third straight NYBC title. BPA DeMarini dominated the Banditos with a perfect blend of hitting, pitching and outstanding defense to earn the 10-3 win.
Nash Johnson went 3-for-4 with 3 RBI, and he also pitched 4 2/3 innings scattering three runs on six hits. Garrett Runyan came in to get the final four outs, and he didn’t allow one Bandito baserunner. Jose Gonzalez, Jr. went 2-for-3 with an RBI for the Banditos.
Both of Sunday’s semfinals will be televised live on CBS Sports Network and streamed online by MLB.com. Team MVP will face SY TItans, and BPA DeMarini Elite takes on Diamond MVP. Click HERE to follow the games online and watch the streaming broadcast.
National Youth Baseball Championships
Team MVP vs. SY Titans
BPA DeMarini Elite vs. Diamond MVP
All times ET
Team MVP 10, Lamorinda Spartans 8
Team MVP scored seven runs on just one hit in the first inning, and then they tacked on three more on one hit in the second inning. Lamorinda scored eight unanswered runs of their own, but it was not enough to come all the way back. Jake Holland pitched the final three innings for Team MVP and allowed just one run on two hits to stop the Spartan comeback.
SY Titans 9, TC Nationals Force 2
Down 2-1 in the bottom of the 5th inning, the Titans scored eight runs to catapault over the TC Nationals. Conagher Sands hit a go-ahead two-run homer to get the big inning going for Santa Ynez.
Diamond MVP 3, EM Majors 2
In the nightcap, Diamond MVP scored two runs in the bottom of the 5th to overtake the EM Majors and earn the 3-2 win. Brandon Rodriguez hit an RBI single to tie the game, and the winning run scored on an error by pitcher Jack Hiatt. Nathaniel Delgado came in to close the game with a perfect sixth inning for Diamond MVP.