The Weekend Wrap-Up for May 3-5, 2019
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USA Baseball Future Series Championship
Orange County Great Park, Irvine, CA
Easton Top Notch – 6
Dykstra Baseball MLT – 4
Easton Top Notch went wire to wire to claim the first-ever 11U championship at the USA Baseball Future Series. Powered by a four-run first, the Easton Squad was led by Jake Ourique, who pitched six sparkling innings, allowing just one run one while striking out eight. Ourique also helped his own cause by knocking in two runs. Dykstra Baseball MLT never stopped fighting though, rallying to score three runs in the bottom of the seventh. Angel Cervantes hit a bases clearing double, but was ultimately stranded when the next two batters were retired in order.
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USA Futures Series Champions!!! Great job boys, way to come out and leave it all on the field and compete all weekend⚾️ Congrats to our #21 Jake (Bulldog) Ourique for being named MVP of the game🏆 #eastontopnotch #champions #baseballislife⚾️ #usafuturesseries2019 @usabaseball
Scottsdale Dirtbags – 9
ASAP Prospects – 5
The Dirtbags scored early and often en route to capturing the 13u title over the weekend, jumping out to an 8-0 lead before ASAP got on the board in the bottom of the fourth. Leadoff hitter Derek Curiel set the tone for the Scottsdale club, going 3-3 with one RBI and three runs scored. Joseph Martinez, Lathan Van Ausdall and Kaden Coutts also contributed with three hits apiece. Despite falling short in the title game, ASAP’s Ian Duarte had a terrific day at the plate, going 3-3 with one RBI and one run scored.
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Special thanks from the Scottsdale Dirtbags to all the players who joined us this weekend in winning the Gold in the @USAbaseball Futures tournament this weekend. Great group of guys who showed up and played the game hard and fast. Looking forward to repeating and getting a chance to suit up with this group again. #staydirty#dirtbagup#we>me#2005s#rawlings#stancebaseball#justabunchofkidshavingfun#usafutures#dirtbagnation.
Cinco de Mayo Domingo Ayala Super NIT So Cal
Premier Prospects – 7
All American (Olague) – 3
Details are unavailable, but the Premier Prospects squad rose to the top of this 15-team field to capture the 10u title over the weekend.
Big West Elite – 11
Tomateros de California – 1
Big West Elite put this one away early, scoring in each of the first four innings on their way to secure this weekend’s 11u championship. Powered by a six-run third, the Big West squad was quite literally lead by leadoff hitter Diego Magee, who went 3-3, scoring three runs and knocking in one. The offensive outburst was more than enough for pitcher Jack Holguin, who limited the Tomateros to just one run over four solid innings.
Chino Hills Thunder – 10
Santa Clarita Clutch – 0
The Thunder stormed out to a nine-run lead after the first two innings and cruised the rest of the way in the 12u championship game. As it turned out, however, one run would’ve been plenty, as Chino Hills hurler Noah H. allowed just one hit over four innings. Noah was also one of five Thunder players who notched at least one RBI. Isaac F. led the way for the winning squad, going 3-3 with three RBIs.
Ventura County GBG – 10
Monarchs BBC – 0
It was another lopsided championship in the 13u age division, as Ventura County CBG opened up the scoring by plating four in the first. They added five in the second to make the lead 9-0, but despite the offensive surge, the story of the game was Ventura County ace Braylen Dritz, who was unhittable in the most literal sense. Dritz struck out 11 Santa Clarita players en route to collecting the four-inning no-hitter. He also helped his own effort by scoring once and batting in two.
TB SoCal 14u JC – 5
West Coast Baseball – 4
After giving up three runs in the top of the first, TB SoCal answered the bell in the bottom of the frame, plating four of their own. The TB SoCal squad added one more in the third and held on from there to outlast the game West Coast Baseball squad and secure the 14u title. After a rocky first, TB SoCal pitcher Chase Blease settled in nicely, holding West Coast Baseball at bay over the next four innings. Blease also added an RBI of his own to help his team in the winning effort.
Cinco de Mayo NIT #2
MVP Hustle Ruiz – 8
Top Notch Elite – 7
Top Notch Elite’s six-run second was nearly enough to bring home the 10u title, but it was ultimately MVP Hustle Ruiz’s solid defense and timely hitting that ended up being the difference. Gabriel C. and Jayden R. led the way on offense for the MVP Hustle Ruiz squad, hitting two-run and three-run homers, respectively. Adrian R. and Chris V. each homered in Top Notch Elite’s effort, which came up just short.
SoCal SC Phenom 11u – 7
Cory Lidle 11u Jurado – 6
Despite launching two long balls on the day, Cory Lidle 11u Jurado came up just short, falling to 11u champions SoCal SC Phenom 11u by a final tally of 7-6. The SC Phenom’s balanced offensive attack was paced by Jayson A., who went 3-3 with one RBI and two runs scored. Jayson was one of five SC Phenom players to notch RBIs on the day. In the runner-up effort, Cory Lidle pitcher Ivan M. was gallant, tossing 7 innings, giving up three earned runs and striking out five.
MVP Hustle Celiz – 8
MVP Hustle Rodriguez – 6
The MVP Hustle Celiz squad outlasted their intraorganizational rivals by two runs to capture the 12u title on Sunday. It was a fitting victory for the Celiz squad which finished the weekend undefeated while outscoring opponents 40-11.
OC Elite – 8
MBC Menace Baseball Club – 7
In what may have been the weekend’s most thrilling contest, OC Elite rallied to score two in the seventh to secure the come-from-behind victory in the 13u title game. MBC climbed out to an early lead thanks to a three-run third and a four-run fifth, but OC Elite kept chipping away until the very end when Jayson Juarez’s go-ahead single put his team in front for good. OC Elite closer Aaron Rojas pitched his way out of a jam to put MBC away for good.
West Coast Premier – 2
Brea Stars – 0
West Coast Premier ace Ryan Farr was lights-out, tossing a complete game shutout in which he scattered five singles before his squad was able to break through with two runs in the sixth. Christian Takahashi’s run-scoring double was followed up by Ryan Han’s RBI double to give Farr all the support he needed to close out the contest in the seventh. Congratulations to both teams on a hard-fought, good old-fashioned pitchers’ duel!