Weekend Wrap-Up: July 5-7
Cooperstown Dreams Park Week 5 – Cooperstown, NY
Meridian Panthers – 6
Weston Travel Ball Prime – 2
Meridian Panthers SS Blake Russell and P Adrian Jimenez put the game out of reach by blasting three-run and two-run HRs, respectively, in a five-run fifth inning for the squad from Georgia. Jimenez also started the game on the hill for the Panthers, striking out three over three scoreless innings. Weston Travel Ball Prime’s Caden Haywood and Jamison Funderburk added solo home runs of their own to make things interesting late.
What a great ending to a week full of baseball in Cooperstown, NY! WE are the CHAMPS out of 104 teams! Congratulations Meridian Panthers! #MissionCompleted!
USA Baseball National Team Championships – Peoria, AZ
PBA – 8
Tri County Baseball- 0
PBA hurler David Lozano tossed a gem to lead PBA to victory in the desert over the weekend. Lozano surrendered just four hits while striking out six in a complete game shutout, but his contribution didn’t end there. Lozano also went 2-3 from the plate and scored one run, and if you’re a follower of this feed, then you know we’re big fans of two-way players. So, take a bow, David and congratulations on being named this week’s Baseball Youth Power Performer of the Week! David earns one Power Point and is eligible to be selected as the Baseball Youth Power Performer of the Year!
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Sports Academy Dukes – 5
Chino Hills Storm – 2
A two-run single by Luke Solis highlighted a three-run opening frame for the Dukes, who held off a game Chino Hills Storm team to secure the 16 title. Reuben Hernandez also had himself a day, going 3-3 with an RBI and two runs scored. Meanwhile, a tip of the cap is also in order for Chino Hills ace Alexander Rico, who settled down after the rocky first to limit the Dukes to just one earned run over the next five innings. Ryan Verdugo picked up the win for the Dukes, holding Chino Hills to just two runs over the first five innings.
USSSA Global World Series – Broussard Sports Complex at St. Julien Park, Broussard, LA
Hustle SETX – 2
Smash Baseball – 1
Based on the stats alone, this was a wild one in the Bayou State. Despite giving up just one hit, Smash Baseball fell to Hustle SETX in the 10u title game due by allowing two unearned runs to cross the plate in the decisive fourth inning. Hustle P Justin McCarver turned in a terrific performance, giving up just one run on four hits while striking out eight. He was nearly matched by a duo of Smash Baseball pitchers who gave up just two unearned runs on one hit.
Baseball Ballistic – 5
SSK1 Futures – 4
Baseball Ballistic held off a late SSK1 rally to claim the 11u title on Sunday. The Ballistic squad regained the lead by scoring three runs in the third, and they kept the lead by absorbing a two-run late inning surge by SSK1 Futures. Caden Exstine picked up the win, giving up four runs during his five innings of work.
USSSA World Series Week 4 – Orange Beach Sports Complex, Orange Beach, AL
FSBA Aces – 15
Southern Attitude/Walkoff – 7
The Aces came out hot and stayed that way in the 14u title game on Friday, following a five-run fifth by scoring in every inning to secure the trophy. Griffin Weindel Reid Vaughn had a terrific days at the plate, combining for six hits, five RBIs and three runs scored. Nathan Lincoln and Kage Castling added two RBIs of their own while Jayden Duggar picked up the win by tossing three solid innings.
Summer Slam Championships
North Florida Storm (Black) – 4
Indians – 3
Somebody call Billy Zane because it’s a walk-off! The North Florida Storm spent most of championship game trying to come back, and in the fifth, the Storm finally pulled even. After holding the Indians scoreless in the top of the sixth, the Storm loaded the bases, and Jack Claypool took one for the team, driving in the winning run after getting hit by a pitch. It’s a tough way to lose, but it’s also a tough way to win!
BBQ King Smokehouse – Huntley, IL
Troy Thunder (Red) – 8
Mavericks – 0
There are few sounds that resemble thunder as closely as the crack of a baseball making contact with a wooden bat, so it’s fitting that the Thunder took home the 13u trophy at this weekend’s wood-bat tournament in Huntley, Illinois. Donny “Mickey Mantle” Becker led the way for the Thunder, going 3-3 with three RBIs. Bobby “Babe Ruth” Patterson added two hits, an RBI and scored two runs of his own to propel the Thunder to victory.