The Weekend Wrap-up for June 22 – July 1, 2019
TravelBall National Championship
Acworth Sports Complex, Acworth, GA
SBA Futures – 5
MVP Hustle Romero 9u – 4
Michael Pecora entered the game in the bottom of the seventh as a pinch runner, stole second and scored from there on a Max Matthews bunt to end the 9u title game in dramatic fashion. Zade Zoubir and Blake Khanolkar combined to allow just five hits to hold MVP Hustle Romero at bay.
Twelve Black – 18
Louisville Sting – 5
The Louisville Sting scored four runs in the top of the second to tie the score at five, but from that point on it was all Twelve Black, who lit up the scoreboard with 13 runs over the next two innings. Nemo A. led the offensive outburst, going 2-3 with a titanic home run and four RBIs. Blaine B. and Chad G. also tallied three RBis apiece as Twelve Black cruised to the 12u title.
BCS Northeast National Championship
Team Francisco Notorious 9 – 8
Team Beast Black – 0
You can pick your story in this one: Michael Loughlin led the Notorious 9 to the 13u title by tossing a complete game, two-hit shutout earlier today. Michael Loughlin led the Notorious 9 to the 13u title by racking up three RBIs. Either of those will work, but we’re going with. Michael Loughlin is our first Baseball Youth Power Performer of the Week. Congratulations to Michael on earning the first Power Point of the season!*
* Stay tuned for more on our exciting new Power Points Program!
USSSA Global World Series
Springfield Mavericks – 6
Overland Park Bandits – 3
The Mavs scored five of their six runs in the first two innings and held off a game Overland Park Bandits squad to claim the 10u crown in the Show Me State over the weekend. Mavericks hurlers Casen Brown and Brady Yates bent but didn’t break, allowing the Bandits eight hits but only two earned runs on the afternoon.
Game details are not available, but KC Siege held off the Mid Missouri Astros by a final score of 6-2 to secure the 12u title in Liberty.
AAU Grand Nationals
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Orlando, FL
Crescent City Hooks – 9
Florida Baseball Elite – 8
Forgive the easy analogy, but the 10u title game had all the trappings of a classic prize fight. It started with each team jabbing for single runs. Then, in the middle rounds, both squads traded haymakers, and by the end it was anyone’s contest. With the score tied at 8 in the bottom of the seventh, the Crescent City Hooks scored the walk-off run thanks to a balk by the Florida Baseball Elite pitcher. It’s a tough way to lose such a close contest, but it goes to show that baseball is just as much a mental game as it is a physical one.
Comanche Baseball – 14
RBI Marvel – 6
***AVENGERS ENDGAME SPOILER ALERT*** Unlike the mighty Thanos, Comanche Baseball invaded the Marvel universe and secured an absolute and permanent victory in the 11u championship game yesterday. The contest was tighter than Dr. Strange’s cape heading into the decisive fifth inning in which the Comanche squad put up 7 runs. Westen Ard and Brayden Bound each went 2-3 with three RBIs and a home run apiece to lead their side to the win.
Chet Lemon’s Juice – 9
Kangaroo Court Roos Olasin – 3
Two of the most creatively named teams in travel ball faced off in the 12u championship contest, and it was Chet’s Lemon Juice who squeezed out the victory thanks in large part to a five-run first. After surrendering two early runs, Lemon Juice hurler kept the Roos stymied, striking out nine over 5.1 innings of work. Couper A. and Angel G. both went deep to aid in the winning effort.
Winter Park Diamond Dawgs – 12
Rhode Island Rays – 6
A six-run third inning helped the Diamond Dawgs overcome four errors en route to the 13u championship over the weekend. Leading the way for the Diamond Dawgs, Andrew White and Andrew Baker amassed seven hits and six RBIs between them, while pitchers Ty Cannon and Eliot Sande surrendered just one earned run.
Details aren’t available, but congratulations to Puerto Rico Elite on taking home the 14u title!
— Meilyn Perez (@MeilynPerez8) June 28, 2019
Ocean City Baseball Nationals
3up3down Baseball Academy – 8
SJ Warriors – 3
3U3D overcame an early 3-0 deficit by scoring five runs in the fourth and three more in the sixth to secure victory in Ocean City. Leadoff hitter Coy Allman had himself a day, belting two home runs as part of his four-RBI effort. Pitchers Derek Wilson and Paul Peterson were also solid, allowing just five hits and combining to strike out eight.
Myrtle Beach Baseball Nationals
EE STIX Baseball – 12
Spikes 12u Triplett – 0
For all intents and purposes, this one was over pretty quickly, as EE STIX Baseball scored all 12 of its runs over the course of the first three innings while holding Spikes Triplett scoreless. Cale Duncan and Taj Smith led the STIX with six RBIs combined. Cale also dominated on the mound, striking out five while giving up just four hits in the shutout.
Hamden Yard Dogs – 4
Beast 2022 – 3
How do you slay the Beast? With extra innings, apparently. Down 2-0 going into the sixth, the Yard Dogs scored three runs to take the lead; however, the Beast came back to tie the game in the bottom half of the inning and send the contest to extras. It wasn’t until the top of the 10th that the Yard Dogs scored the game-winning run on a bases-loaded, fielder’s choice. From there, the Yard Dogs’ #7 kept the door shut, retiring the side to close out the game.