The Weekend Wrap-Up for July 12th – 15th
Wilson DeMarini Elite WS
USSSA Space Coast Complex, Melbourne, FL
Texas Nitro – 9
Line Drive Elite – 7
Down 4-3 heading into the fourth inning, Texas Nitro exploded to score six runs over the next two innings en route to securing the 8u title. Jimmy Tipton III had a terrific day at the plate, going 3-4 with two RBIs while Francisco Macias added three hits of his own and scored three runs to aid the winning effort.
SBA Futures – 7
Chicago West Engelwood Tigers – 6
It was a five-run fourth that catapulted SBA Futures to the 13u title over the weekend. Details are a little foggy, but the game appears to have been shortened due to rain.
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SBA Futures 13U are USSSA Elite World Series Tourney Champions… Congrats Futures Dudes: Tournament MVP – William Fulbright, Tournament Defense MVP – Thomas Moore, All Tournament Team – William Fulbright, Thomas Moore, Ezra Taylor, Jake Neville #sba #sbafutures #showcasebaseballacademy #usssaeliteworldseries
YETI Baseball Club Crawdads – 7
Dallas Tigers East – 1
Jacob Lemann, Blake Peterson and Aiden Bennett combined to limit Dallas Tigers East to one run on the day and help YETI Baseball Club Crawdads lift the 14u banner. The Crawdads jumped out to an early 3-0 lead and cruised home from there. Mayson Winters and Ben Merriman contributed two RBIs apiece.
** The 9-12u age groups are getting underway today, so keep an eye out for recaps in those age divisions next week!
Cooperstown Dreams Park Week 6
South Tampa Hooks – 14
Santa Clarita Clutch – 6
The Clutch exploded out of the gate, scoring four runs in the top of the first, but it was all Hooks from there, as the team from South Tampa countered like Bernard Hopkins with two runs in each of the first three innings followed by a decisive six-run fourth. The game also appeared to feature Joc Pederson and Vlad Guerrero Jr., as the Clutch clubbed four homers in the loss while the Hooks lifted off with a dizzying six moonshots. Yvan Douglas was responsible for two of the Hooks’ four-baggers, but it was Noah Sheffield who stole the show, going 3-3 with 3 HR and 4 RBIs. Such a fireworks display deserves some serious recognition, so congrats to Noah on being named the Baseball Youth Power Performer of the Week! Noah has been awarded one Power Point and is now in contention to become the Baseball Youth Power Player of the Year!
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What a week! These boys came to play and left nothing on the table!!! They went #undefeated 11-0 and bringing the championship trophy back to Tampa. #southtampahooks #tampaboys #baseball #baseballmom #ballislife #momlife #momofboys #champions #cooperstowndreamspark @noah_sheffield10 #christiansheffield
PG BCS National Championship
CenturyLink Sports Complex, Fort Myers, FL
Gulf Coast Monarchs – 3
Elite Squad National – 2
Game of the Weekend alert! After seven innings of scoreless baseball, the Monarchs and Nationals did all their damage in extras, scoring one run apiece in the eighth before the Monarchs walked off in the ninth due to a heartbreakingly ill-timed balk with a man on third. The very coolly named Johnny King tossed a gem for the Monarchs, striking out six and allowing just three hits over 6.1 scoreless innings.
PG 11u World Series
Mariucci Elite Texas Nava – 10
East Cobb Astros Orange – 2
The Mariucci Elite bats got off to a hot start with a four-run first, and they bookended the win by adding another six in the bottom of the fifth. Bryson Session led the offensive onslaught by belting a three-run home to lead his team to the 11u title.
2019 PG 13U Northeast Summer Championship (Major)
Complete Game of PA – 15
Zoned RedHawks Elite – 4
Complete Game of PA must’ve had dinner plans because they made sure this one was over early. Catcher Ma Smaltz and shortstop Dylan Broderick brought hot sticks to the yard, driving in four and three runs, respectively, and pitcher Will Gotteheardt held the RedHawks to just two earned runs over five innings.
USSSA World Series – Cary, NC
Richmond Braves Morris – 3
LDA Bombers – 1
Christian Disse produced two of the Braves’ three runs by going yard in the second. From there, Braves ace Donovan Johnson kept the Bombers from taking flight by striking out four and allowing just one run over four solid innings.
Lake Cumberland Showtime Wood Bat
Mid South Yankees – 5
Cruisers – 2
The Mid South Bombers did all their damage in the third thanks two a two-RBI double from Reese S. and a two-RBI single from Alex M. Pitcher Luke H., who added an RBI of his own, held the Cruisers to just two runs over four innings.
— LC ShowTime Baseball (@LC_Showtime) July 14, 2019
GameDay USA Gatorade National Championships
Battle Creek Shamrocks – 7
Cedar Rapids Reds – 1
Don’t let the final score fool you. The Shamrocks clung to a 2-1 lead heading into the fifth but scored five runs over the next two frames to put the Cedar Rapids squad away. Baseball Youth Player to Watch Ramsey Bousseau had an amazing day, going 4-4 with two runs scored while Jacob Kucharczyk also stood out, going 2-4 with three RBIs.
USSSA Global WS
Destin Week 2, Destin, FL
Diamond Elite – 11
Yalobusha Giants Lucius – 0
Diamond Elite took The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village by storm, capping off a terrific weekend on the Emerald Coast by coasting to an 11-0 victory in the 9u title game. Mason Stout led the way on offense with a three-run triple while Brian Fleitas struck out eight over four scoreless innings.