Thursday, July 7 (Five Tool South)

Dudes of the Day

Zane Sparks (Amarillo Titans): 7IP, 7K, R

Chandler Eaton (San Antonio Angels 17U): 7IP, 5K, 0R

Brittan Howeth (Clutch Athletics 2018): 2-3, HR, 2B, 3 RBI, R in Game 2

Parker Deleon (Houston Athletics 2018): 3-6, HR, 2B, 2 RBI, SB, 3R

Wesley Gafford (Texas Warriors 15U): 3-3, 3B, 2B, 3 RBI, 2R in Game 2

Samuel Muir (Texas Warriors 15U): 4-6, 2 2B, 2 RBI

Dillon Nesbit (Woodlands Express 2017): 5-6, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 2R

Texas State

San Antonio Angels 17U defeated Brazos River Wranglers, 3-0, in Game 1 from Texas State. Angels’ Chandler Eaton threw seven scoreless innings allowing five hits and striking out five. Eaton was named pitcher of the game. Angels’ Evan Perez went 2-3 with one ground rule double and one RBI on his way to hitter of the game. Angels’ Luis Hernandez went 2-3 and Garrett Wilkerson went 1-2 with one double and one RBI.

Clutch Athletics 2018 defeated THZ Academy 17U, 5-3, in Game 2 from Texas State. Athletics’ Johnny Hoyle pitched all seven innings allowing just three hits and two earned runs. Hoyle struck out six batters and picked up the win en route to being named pitcher of the game. Athletics’ Brett Baty was named hitter of the game. Baty went 2-3 with one triple and two runs batted in. You can watch his triple in the video below. Matthew Maldonado was 2-3 with one double, one RBI, and one run scored in the winning effort. THZ’s Luke Richter went 1-2 with one double and two runs batted in. On the mound, THZ’s Justin Rumley pitched five innings allowing five hits and two earned runs while striking out six hitters.

Clutch Athletics 2018 defeated San Antonio Kings, 8-6, in Game 3 at Texas State. Brittan Howeth led the charge for the Athletics going 2-3 with one home run, one double and three runs batted in. Howeth also had a nice diving catch in left field (see below) and was named player of the game. The Athletics’ Reed Beverly also had a solid day at the plate going 2-3 with two doubles, three runs batted in, and one run scored. Beverly was named hitter of the game. On the mound, Athletics’ Matthew Maldonado threw five innings and only allowed one earned run while striking out five and was named pitcher of the game. Kings were led at the plate by Jake Gahan (2-3 with one RBI), CJ Horn (1-2 with one double and one RBI) and Cade Galvan (2-3 with one RBI). On the mound, Zach Deleon struck out five hitters in four innings pitched.

Woodlands Express 2017 defeated Brazos River Wranglers 2017, 6-1, in Game 4 at Texas State. Express’ Blake Hastings pitched six innings allowing three hits and no earned runs while striking out six. Hastings was named pitcher of the game. Dillon Nesbit led the Express at the plate going 3-3 with one double, one RBI, and one run scored en route to being named hitter of the game. Also to note, Nathan Letien went 2-3 with one run and Tyler Davis went 3-4 with one triple and one run batted in.

Texas Lutheran

In Game 1 at Texas Lutheran, San Antonio Kings defeated San Antonio Angels 16U, 13-1. For the Kings, CJ Horn went 2-4 with one double and one run scored. Josh Fernandez went 3-4 with two triples, two runs batted in and three runs scored on his way to hitter of the game. On the mound, Brady Delgado threw four innings striking out two. He gave up one run and was named pitcher of the game. Also to note from this game, Angels catcher Julian Martinez made a strong throw to third to catch a runner stealing which you can watch in the video below.

Woodlands Express 2017 defeated San Antonio Angels 16U, 11-8, in Game 2 at Texas Lutheran. Three hitters did the most damage for Woodlands: Rey Chapa, Dillon Nesbit and Kyle Conley. Chapa went 3-3 with two runs batted in and two runs scored. Nesbit went 2-3 with one double, one RBI and one run scored. And Conley went 3-4 with one double, one RBI and two runs scored. The trio were named hitters of the game and you can check them out below.

In Game 3 at Texas Lutheran, Dallas Dodgers 17 Black defeated San Antonio Angels 17U, 6-4. Nick Hamel went 2-3 with one double and two runs batted in. Alex Moore went 2-4 with an RBI and run scored on his way to hitter of the game. On the mound, Kyler Duerson threw six innings and struck out four. Duerson was named pitcher of the game.

Dallas Dodgers 17 Black defeated THZ Academy 2017, 7-3, in Game 4 at Texas Lutheran. Dodgers’ Boone Montgomery was named pitcher of the game and threw all seven innings allowing three hits and one earned run while striking out five hitters. At the plate, Carson Bradley (2-3 with one double, one RBI, one run, and one stolen base), Joseph Leal (2-3 with one double, two runs, and one stolen base) and Michael Vangundy (2-3, one double and two runs batted it) led the way for Dallas Dodgers 17 Black. Bradley, Leal, and Vangundy were all named co-hitters of the game.

Southwestern

In Game 1 at Southwestern, LBA Smith defeated Austin Boom, 8-6. Boom's Blake Webster went 1-3 with one double. LBA's Tyler Williams went 2-2 with one double. Hitters of the game were Ryan Grantham and Hayden VanderRoest. Grantham went 2-3 with three runs batted in. VanderRoest went 1-3 with one double and three runs batted in (check out his swing below).

In Game 2 at Southwestern, Texas Warriors 15U defeated THZ Academy 16U, 13-2. For the Warriors, Samuel Muir went 1-3 with one double. Dylan Redmond went 2-3 with one double and one RBI on his way to hitter of the game. On the mound, Juan Chavez threw five innings striking out three and was named pitcher of the game.

Amarillo Titans defeated Rebels Nation, 5-1, in Game 3 at Southwestern. Rebels' Dylan Kim went 1-2 with an RBI and one stolen base. Titans' Jacob Bartlett went 1-1 with two runs batted in and was named hitter of the game. On the mound, Zane Sparks threw seven innings striking out just as many (7) on his way to pitcher of the game.

In Game 4 at Southwestern, Texas Warriors 15U defeated Rebels Nation, 14-4. Wesley Gafford went 3-3 with one triple, one double and three runs batted in. Samuel Muir went 3-3 with one double and two runs batted in. Both Gafford and Muir were named hitters of the game. On the mound, Caden Walton threw three innings and struck out three. He gave up one hit on his way to pitcher of the game.

Lago Vista HS

In Game 1 at Lago Vista HS, Clutch Athletics 2019 defeated Action Baseball 15U White, 14-4. Jake Cox went 3-4 with one RBI and one run scored. Braden Wallace went 1-2 with one double, one RBI and two runs scored. Nicolas Ramirez went 2-3 with one double, three runs batted in and two runs scored on his way to hitter of the game. And on the mound, Nathan Koch threw six innings striking out four on his way to the win. He was named pitcher of the game.

In Game 2 at Lago Vista, Houston Athletics 2018 defeated Action Baseball 15U White, 10-0. Parker Deleon went 1-3 with one home run and two runs scored. Dylan Whitehurst went 2-3 with one double, one RBI and two runs scored. Michael Rosario went 2-3 with one run. Hitter of the game was Justin Silva who went 2-3 with one triple, two runs batted in and one run scored. Pitcher of the game was Gabriel Gonzales who threw five one-hit innings and struck out five. Check him out below.

In Game 3 at Lago Vista, Clutch Athletics 2019 defeated LBA Smith, 11-9. For LBA, Tyler Wade went 2-2 with two doubles and two runs scored. Karter Keling went 3-3 with one run scored. For Clutch, Aidan Seligman went 3-3 with one double and two runs scored. Carter Schmersahl went 1-2 with one home run and four runs batted in. Both Seligman and Schmersahl were named hitters of the game.

Houston Athletics 2018 defeated Austin Boom, 10-0, in Game 4 at Lago Vista. Parker Deleon went 2-3 with one double, one RBI and one stolen base. David Perez went 3-3 with one RBI. Jacob Towber and Drew Decker were named players of the game. Towber went 2-3 with one triple, three runs batted in and two runs scored. Decker went 1-2 with two runs batted in and two runs scored. Pitcher of the game was Kolton Fowler who threw five two-hit innings and struck out just as many (5).