Thursday, June 16

Dudes of the Day

Pitchers

Brock Erculiani (LBA Phillips): 7IP, 10K, 1H, 0 ER

Noah Huerta (Columbia Angels 2018): 7IP, 9K, 4H, 0ER

Jerad Mack (Rebels Nation): 7IP, 11K, 2H, 1ER

Joseph Menefee (Twelve Silver 16U): 3IP, 7K, 1H, 1ER

Hitters

Brenden Dixon (Dallas Tigers Hernandez): 3-4, 3B, inside the park GS, 7 RBI

Dylan Golden (Twelve Maroon 16U): 3-5, HR, 3 RBI

 

SHSU

In Game 1 at SHSU, HP Baseball Cunningham defeated Performance Baseball 15U, 14-4. On the mound for HP Baseball Cunningham, Jake Combs threw six innings and struck out seven (see one of the strikeouts below). He also went 1-4 with an RBI double and picked up player of the game honors. HP's Cole Payne went 3-4 with two RBI and two runs scored. Payne was the hitter of the game. Also to make of note, HP's Justin Flores went 3-4 and scored twice. Performance Baseball's Derrick McCellon and Connor Martin each went 1-3 with an RBI triple.

In Game 2 at SHSU, Clutch Athletics 2019 beat Houston Athletics 2019, 10-5. On the mound was Nathan Koch who threw six innings and struck out four batters for Clutch Althetics. He also went 2-3 at the plate with three runs batted in on his way to player of the game. For the Houston Athletics, Cooper Timmons went 2-2 with one walk. And Hayde Key went 2-3 with one double, one RBI and one walk.

The Columbia Angels 2018 White held off the Dallas Dodgers 16 Black, 4-3, in Game 3 at SHSU. Columbia's Landon Sopchak went 2-3 with two doubles and one RBI. Dodgers' Adam Morris went 1-2 with one double and one run batted in. Both players were named hitters of the game. Also to note, Dodgers' Reid Valentine went 1-3 with one triple and Will Parker went 1-1 with one RBI, two stolen bases and some nice defense in the field.

It was a 12-1 victory for the Dallas Tigers Nutt over Columbia Angels 2019 in Game 4 at SHSU. Tigers' Hunter Prescher went 2-3 with one RBI, one stolen base and two runs scored. Weston Symes went 1-for-2 with one run and an awesome diving play at second base. Bryce Osmond went 2-3 with one triple (see in second video below), two runs batted in, two runs scored, and one stolen base on his way to securing hitter of the game. On the mound, Brett Huff threw 4.1 scoreless innings striking out four on his way to pitcher of the game.

Behind the bat of Brenden Dixon, Dallas Tigers Hernandez defeated Frozen Ropes Florence, 13-0, in Game 5 at SHSU. The Tigers standout went 3-4 with one triple, one inside the park grand slam and seven runs batted in on his way to player of the game. His teammates Will Greenwood and Dillon Carter also had solid nights at the plate. Greenwood went 1-1 with one two-run double and three walks. He also scored three times. Greenwood went 3-4 with two runs scored. On the mound for the Tigers, Jake Cosner threw four one-hit innings and struck out six batters.

Premier 3

LBA Phillips defeated Columbia Angels 2018 White, 4-0, behind a dominant pitching performance by Brock Erculiani. The southpaw threw a complete game shutout with 10 strikeouts on his way to player of the game (see photo below). On offense, LBA Phillips' Jace Piepkorn went 2-3 with one RBI and one run while teammate Adam Becker went 1-3 with one RBI. Piepkorn picked up hitter of the game.

In Game 2 at Premier 3, NTX Dirtbags 2018 handled LBA Phillips, 15-1. On the mound for the Dirtbags was Jacob James who threw five innings striking out seven while giving up four hits. He allowed one run on his way to pitcher of the game. The offense for the Dirtbags was led by Zack Gregory and Ryan Snyder. Gregory went 2-2 with one double, four RBI and two walks. Snyder went 2-3 with one triple and three runs batted in. Both were players were named hitters of the game.

In Game 3 at Premier 3, Columbia Angels 2018 beat Twelve Maroon 16U, 3-0, thanks to a very strong outing from Noah Huerta. The left-handed pitcher threw seven innings and struck out nine on his way to pitcher of the game. On offense, Chase Carlson of the Angels went 2-3 with one RBI and Gavin Machado went 1-2 with one run scored. Carlson was named hitter of the game.

Action Baseball 16U White shut out Houston Warriors, 5-0, in Game 4 and Premier 3. On the mound, Ty Preis threw five innings giving up three hits on his way to pitcher of the game. At the plate, Brandon Butler went 1-2 with one triple and one run scored. Casey Minchey went 2-2 with two runs batted in and was named hitter of the game.

Premier 4

Dallas Dodgers 16 Black fell short to DBAT Herrick, 6-5, in Game 1 at Premier 4. The Dodgers took a 4-0 lead going into the 5th inning before DBAT Herrick got their offense going. Dodgers' Anthony Villalobos went 3-4 with one triple, but his efforts weren't enough. Still, Villalobos picked up hitter of the game. For DBAT Herrick, Cade Bell went 1-3 with a two-run single to left to win the game (see below). On the mound, Dalton Black threw four innings and struck out three. He allowed no runs on his way to pitcher of the game.

DBAT Herrick took care of business in Game 2 from Premier 4 with a 13-2 victory over the Houston Athletics. DBAT's Cole Johnson went 1-2 with a two-run home run. His teammate Will Quillen went 2-2 with one double and two runs batted in. He also scored two runs in the contest. Both players were named hitters of the game.

In Game 3 at Premier 4, the NTX Dirtbags 2018 defeated the Houston Athletics, 7-3. For the Dirtbags, Jeff Forgey threw 4.2 innings and struck out three. Kyle Housman went 2-3 with one double and two runs batted in. Devin Baur went 2-3 with one double and one RBI. Both members of the Dirtbags were named players of the game.

It was the Colson Geisler show as he led his Twelve Silver 16U to a 13-0 victory over Columbia Angels 2018 in Game 4 and Premier 4. Geisler went 2-3 with a two-run home run, one double, three runs batted in and three runs scored on his way to player of the game. His teammate Zach Brown went 2-3 as well with two runs scored and the Twelve pitching staff combined for a shutout.

Premier 5

In Game 1 at Premier 5, Dallas Tigers Nutt shut out Prime Time Baseball, 7-0, behind an efficient outing from Hunter Prescher. The starting pitcher went all seven innings striking out seven and only walking two. Prescher picked up pitcher of the game honors. On offense for Dallas Tigers Nutt, Blake Jackson went 1-2 with one HR and two RBI. He also scored one run on his way hitter of the game.

Twelve Maroon 16U defeated the Houston Warriors, 10-0, in Game 2 at Premier 5. On the mound for Twelve Maroon was Cole Gaskill who threw 4.2 innings and struck out three. He walked just one batter on his way to pitcher of the game. Standing out on offense was Dylan Golden who went 2-2 with one home run and three runs batted in. He also drew a walk on his way to hitter of the game.

In Game 3 at Premier 5, Mizuno Baseball USA defeated Columbia Angels 2017, 8-2. Mizuno's Adam Houghtaling pitched six innings of strong baseball striking out eight and walking just one batter. He was named pitcher of the game for his performance. His teammate, Matt Stary, went 2-3 with one double, three RBI and one run scored on his way to hitter of the game.

Connor Fremin and Logan Green combined for some dominant pitching in PrimeTime Baseball Academy's 5-2 victory over Performance Baseball 15U in Game 4 at Premier 5. Fremin went five innings and struck out three on his way to the 'W' while Green threw two perfect innings striking out two on his way to the save. Both players were named pitchers of the game.

Premier 6

Game 1 at Premier 6 was led by Ridge Rogers and Clayton Beeter who went a combined 5-7 with four RBI in their NTX Dirtbags' 11-10 victory over Premier Baseball Futures 17U Nixon. Rogers was 2-4 with a three-run home run (see below) while Beeter was 3-4 with a home run and one double. Both were named players of the game. Also to note, Elijah Strang hit a three-run home run for Premier Baseball Futures 17U Nixon in the defeat.

Rebels Nation won a close one at Premier 6 holding off Action Baseball 17U Green, 2-1, in Game 2. On the mound for Rebels Nation was Jerad Mack who dominated seven innings striking out 11 (see one of his strikeouts in the video below). He allowed just two hits and one earned run on his way to player of the game. That lone run came from the bat of Trestan Pool (Action Baseball) who hit a solo blast. He was 1-3 in the contest.

Game 3 at Premier 6 was a pitcher's duel between NTX Dirtbag's Bandy Daniel Rebels Nation's Adrian Carroll. Daniel threw seven innings and struck out three while giving up three hits. Carroll threw six innings and allowed just two hits and one earned run. Both players were named pitchers of the game, but the Rebels bested the Dirtbags, 2-1.

Houston Athletics defeated HP Baseball Cunningham, 9-2, in Game 4 at Premier 6. Braden Norris picked up the win after throwing 5.1 innings and giving up two earned runs. Player of the game was Matthew Thompson of the Athletics. He went 3-3 with one double and one RBI.

Premier 7

Frozen Ropes Florence deafeated Columbia Angels 2019, 13-2, at Premier 7. Frozen Ropes' Rhett Ghallagher went 2-3 with two runs scored and one RBI. For his performance, Ghallagher was named player of the game. Pitcher of the game was Frozen Ropes' Isaiah Rhodes who threw 3.2 innings and struck out three. As a team, Frozen Ropes scored 10 runs with six runs in a big second inning.

In Game 2 at Premier 7, Twelve Silver 16U defeated Action Baseball 16U White, 10-3. Joseph Menefee dealt through three innings striking out seven and yielding one earned run. He was recognized as pitcher of the game. Menefee's teammate, Will Shrab went 1-3 with three runs batted in while Austin Bertness went 2-3 with one double and two runs scored. Bertness picked up player of the game honors. And for Action Baseball, Jaylon Williams went 1-3 with one triple and one run scored.