The Weekend Wrap-Up for July 18-22, 2019
Wilson DeMarini Elite WS
USSSA Space Coast Stadium, Melbourne, FL
MVP Hustle Ruiz – 10
Traction Canes Black – 1
Tied 1-1 heading into the third inning, 9u championship was anybody’s game this weekend in the Sunshine State. By the time the dust settled and the inning ended, MVP Hustle Ruiz stood atop a nine-run mountain into which the squad firmly planted its victory flag. Jael Santos and Angel Gonzalez led the Hustle, combining for three hits, three RBIs and three runs scored.
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Congrats to Elite USSSA World Series Champions 9u &10u @mvphustle . Send 3 different age group to the elites in Florida and win two of the three ! @ruizmvpbaseball @mvphustle10u_garcia bringing home the 🏆 ..Next stop 10u&12u in NY i(@nybcbaseball) and 17u in AZ (@perfectgameusa ) #mvphustle #wecompete #winningallovertheUS
MVP Hustle Garcia – 3
SBA Futures – 0
Luke Armijo shined in MVP Hustle Garcia’s 10u championship contest, striking out 12 while allowing just two hits over six scoreless innings. Jaeden Estevez also stood out, collecting a hit and scoring two of MVP Hustle’s three runs, including one in pretty dramatic fashion. Check it out!
— USSSA (@USSSA) July 21, 2019
Easton Top Notch National – 7
Texas Canes Elite – 5
Easton Top Notch took home the 11u title, but Texas Canes Elite went down fighting. Powered by Lale E.’s three-run homer, the team from the Lone Star State overcame a three-run deficit by scoring five runs in the fifth. But Easton Top Notch didn’t fly across the country to go quietly in that good night and answered by scoring four runs of their own. Marcus Greis supplied more than his share of the offense for the Easton squad, going 2-3 with three RBIs.
Florida Ballers – 7
Gulf Coast Monarchs – 5
Dayson Griffis helped power the Ballers to the 12u title by going 2-2 with two RBIs and one home run. All of the Ballers’ offense came in the first three innings and despite a home run from the Monarchs’ Carter S., the champions were able to hold off a late rally to claim their rings.
PG World Series
Boombah Sports Complex, Sanford, FL
MVP Hustle – 15
Motor City Hit Dogs – 0
In a game sure to have rankings implications, MVP Hustle made an emphatic point, scoring eight runs in the first inning en route to a 15-0 victory. Often it’s difficult to identify standout players in matchups with so many runs scored, but MVP Hustle’s Treico Holland eliminated that problem entirely by going 2-3 with two home runs and five RBIs in the title game. We won’t even pretend you don’t know what this means. That’s right, Treico Holland has earned one Power Point as the Baseball Youth Power Player of the Week! As BYPPOTW, Holland is automatically in contention to be named the Baseball Youth Power Player of the Year! Congrats to him and his squad.
Kangaroo Court Roos American – 8
Resmondo Baseball – 0
The Roos put this one in the pouch early, hopping past Resmondo Baseball in the 14u title game by scoring runs in five of the first six innings. Nelson Ramos led the charge, going 2-3 with three RBIs while hurler Landen Maroudis tossed a gem, allowing just two hits over six strong innings.
WWBA West National Championship
Surprise Stadium, Surprise, AZ
3n2 Warriors – 2
CCB Elite – 1
In what may have been the most competitive championship matchup of the weekend, the Warriors relied on a terrific combination of pitching from Josh Tiedeman and Demitri Diamant, who combined to surrender just two hits and one unearned run while striking out seven. Tiedeman also helped his own cause by notching an RBI.
Cooperstown Week 7
Cooperstown Dreams Park, Cooperstown, NY
Cincy Flames – 8
Tampa Hurricanes – 4
The Flames held their own personal home run derby en route to securing the 12u title in Cooperstown over the weekend. Matt Ponatowski and Alec Halter joined two other teammates who went deep while Casey Doner provided a solid effort from the hill. Doner allowed just one earned run while striking out six over six innings.
Congratulations boys! Unbelievable accomplishment! pic.twitter.com/9fZX6VnNb8
— Cincy Flames (@Cincy_Flames) July 20, 2019