Monday, June 5, 2017 (Houston Kickoff)

Dudes of the Day

Gehrig Griffis (DBAT Elite 15U Tompkins): 4-6, 2B, 2 RBI, R

Luke Piper (DBAT Elite 15U Tompkins): 4-7, 2B, 3 RBI, 2R

Evan Godwin (Hunter Pence Danielson): 5IP, 10K, 0H

Bo Willis (Hunter Pence Danielson): 3-7, 2 2B, 3 RBI

Kevin Hoy (Premier Baseball Futures 17U Nixon): 6.2IP, 6K, 4H

Nathan Wellmann (Premier Baseball Futures 17U Nixon): 3-6, 2 2B, 2 RBI

17U Bracket

In the first 10am semi-final game from Premier 5, Premier Baseball Futures 17U Nixon shut out Hunter Pence Allen, 2-1. On the mound, Premier's Kevin Hoy was dominant pitching 6.2 innings and striking out six. He gave up four hits and one earned run on his way to player of the game. His counterpart Benjamin Hegedus went five innings striking out four and giving up two earned runs. At the plate for Premier, Nathan Wellmann went 1-3 with one double and one RBI.

PrimeTime Baseball 17U National defeated Houston Warriors 17U Silver, 10-3, in the second 10am semi-final game from Premier 6. On the mound, Landre Buzzard threw 4.2 innings and struck out two on his way to pitcher of the game. Player of the game was Zach Visser (watch his three-run double below) who went 1-3 with one double, four runs batted in and one run scored. Also to note, Alejando Alvarez and Zachary Vorst each hit one double.

In the championship game from Premier 5, Premier Baseball Futures 17U Nixon blanked PrimeTime Baseball 17U National, 10-0. On the mound for Premier, Connor Phillips threw the game's four innings striking out three and giving up two hits. He was named pitcher of the game. At the plate, Justin Wishkoski went 2-3 with two runs scored. Jake Henley went 1-2 with one RBI and one run scored. Cade McMullen went 1-2 with two runs batted in and one run scored. Jackson Sutter went 1-4 with four runs batted in. And Nathan Wellmann (see below) went 2-3 with one double and one RBI. Wellman was named player of the game.

16U Bracket

In the first 10am semi-final game from Premier 3, Hunter Pence Danielson combined for a no-hit shutout in their 8-0 win over PrimeTime Baseball 16U Black. Evan Godwin started the game going five innings and striking out 10 (without any hits). JJ Goss came in to throw two innings striking out three (without any hits). Godwin earned player of the game for his performance. At the plate, Peyton Chatagnier went 1-3, John Mounce went 1-2 with one run scored, Michael Cervantes went 1-3, and Bo Willis went 2-4 with one double and one RBI. Hitter of the game was Luke Nagy who went 3-4 with four RBIs and one run scored. See two of his runs batted in in the video below.

DBAT Elite 15U Tompkins had a huge first inning which led them to a 14-2 victory over Performance Baseball 16U, 14-2, in the second 10am semi-final game from Premier 4. For Performance, Keithan Ross hit a pinch-hit double and scored a run. For DBAT, Gehrig Griffis went 3-4 with one double, two runs batted in and one run scored and was named hitter of the game. Catcher Luke Piper went 3-4 with one double and three runs batted in and was named player of the game. Check out Piper in the video below. Also to note, Ben Kesler went 1-2 with one double, three runs batted in and one run scored. Cam Brown went 1-3 with one double, three runs batted in and two runs scored. And, Martin Rodriguez Jr. went 1-3 with one double, one RBI and one run scored.

In the championship game from Premier 3, Hunter Pence Danielson defeated DBAT Elite 15U Tompkins, 9-1. On the mound, Reed Smith threw 4.2 innings striking out two and giving up two hits. He sat 86-88 MPH on the radar gun and hit 90 MPH in the contest (watch him in the video embedded below). At the plate for DBAT, Gehrig Griffis and Luke Piper each got one hit. For Hunter Pence Danielson, John Mounce went 1-3 with one RBI and one run. Bo Willis went 1-3 with one double and two runs batted in. Kyle Reece went 1-1 with two runs batted in while walking twice. Parker Perez went 1-1 with one RBI and one run scored. Izayah Quezada went 2-3 with one RBI and one run scored. And, Peyton Chatagnier went 2-3 with one double, one RBI and two runs scored. Chatagnier was named player of the game.