The Weekend Wrap-Up for May 31-June 3, 2019
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Florida World Series
Terry Park Sports Complex, Fort Myers, FL
Florida Hurricanes 13u Platinum – 9
Next Level Prospects Blue – 2
Next Level held a two-run lead entering the fourth inning, but as Job 38:11 states: “Hitherto Shalt Thou Come, But No Further.” The Canes put up three in the fourth and five in the fifth to pull away from the Next Level squad. Hurricanes catcher Niko Benestad, first baseman Samuel Soto and pitcher Anthony Espinoza combined for six RBIs. Espinoza also tossed five scoreless innings in relief, allowing just three hits while striking out five.
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Florida Hurricanes 14u Platinum – 6
Resmondo FTB – 4
The 14u championship came down to the final inning. Tied at four, Jake Randolph’s clutch, bases-loaded single scored two to put the Hurricanes ahead for good. The single was the culmination of a stellar day for Randolph in which he amassed three hits and four RBIs. Closer Andrew Ildefonso came in to collect the final four outs for the Hurricanes and will be credited with the win.
Perfect Game European Classic
City Baseball Stadium, Brno-South, Czechia
Czech Baseball Academy Green – 12
Czech National Team 12U – 0
Czech this out! Perfect Game over the weekend hosted the PG European Classic in Czechia (Czech Republic), bringing together eight teams from various parts of Central and Eastern Europe, including Ukraine, Slovakia and Lithuania. The Czech Baseball Academy Green squad capped off an undefeated weekend by putting up 10 runs in the first and securing an early Czech-mate from their fellow countrymen. Congratulations to all who participated in this very cool event!
Governor’s Games XXI Select30 Super NIT
Frasch Park, Sulphur, LA
Texas Matrix – 6
Traction Canes 10u Black – 5
The 10u teams yesterday started out the championship rounds with a doozy, as the Texas Matrix outlasted Traction Canes Black to bring home the trophy. It was a back and forth affair from the start, but the Matrix’s Reed S. truly was The One, leading his team to victory by tallying three hits, including one homer, and notching two RBIs. Braden Sanches also had a solid day on the mound for the Matrix, giving up just one earned run and striking out four over 3.1 innings.
Texas Canes Elite – 7
Traction Canes Black – 2
Texas Canes Elite pulled away late thanks to a fourth-inning grand slam from Lale E. to capture the 11u title. Lale’s clutch hitting was supported by a stellar outing from Kaleb Galindo, who allowed just three hits and two runs over 5.2 innings.
Alamo Drillers – 5
Southwest Canes – 2
Masata Chilcutt had himself a day in the 12u final, going 2-3 with one home run and two RBIs while limiting Southwest Canes to just five hits and two runs en route to tossing a complete game. In recognition of his spectacular performance, Chilcutt has been recognized as our Babe Ruth two-way Player of the Week!
Louisiana Knights NW – 17
Louisiana Knights — Lafayette – 1
Tied at one after the first inning, this game stopped being tied in the second, when the Louisiana Knights NW put up 16 runs to remove any doubt concerning who would capture the 13u title. Landon Fontenot led the offensive effort by belting a grand slam. Pearson also tallied three RBIs in the decisive second inning.
Team Chaos – 2
La Tigers Gold – 1
Slay Coleman’s clutch two-out RBI single in the top of the seventh proved to be the game-winner in the 14u championship matchup. Before then, this contest was all about the pitchers, but it was Team Chaos hurler Kalem Etheridge whose effort stood up. Etheridge scattered just three hits over 6.2 innings to help his squad emerge victorious.
Texas Naturals 12u – 9
Humble Bulldogs 12u – 6
The Fighting Roy Hobbses held off a dogged comeback effort from the Humble squad to win 9-6 over the weekend. The Naturals jumped out to a 3-1 lead before a five-run second inning, which included a grand slam by Brady F., proved to be the decisive frame. The Bulldogs fought back though, scoring five of their own in the bottom of the third; however, the comeback ultimately fell just short.
Patrick Shifflet Memorial Tournament
Olney Pirates 12u – 10
Calvert Tide 12u – 0
The Bucs spread the offense around, scoring in each of the first four innings to cruise to victory on Sunday. The Pirates were paced by Sawyer Wickstrom’s quadruple-triple. Wickstrom went 3-3 (1 HR), scoring 3 runs and notching 3 RBIs. Hunter St. Denis also went deep in addition to pitching two scoreless innings to start the game.
Boy’s R Back in Town Global NIT
SW Iowa Shockers – 6
Glenwood – 0
The SW Iowa Shockers emerged victorious from a 12-team field in Omaha yesterday. The Shockers title capped off a weekend in which they averaged nearly eight runs per game.
Extra Innings State Warm-Up
10u – AA
Diablos – 10
Lubbock Indians – 5
Zephaniah Deleon racked up a triple-double by notching two hits, two RBIs and two runs scored to help power the Diablos past the Lubbock Indians. The difference in the game proved to be the Diablos’ five-run second, which put them up 10-2. They held on from there.
10u – Open
Tribe Lubbock – 4
Aftermath – 0
Three scoreless innings was all it took for Jaxon Vasquez to earn the complete game shutout. The game remained close until the top of the fourth, when the Tribe put up three runs to give themselves a little bit of breathing room.