Wednesday, June 7, 2017 (DFW Kickoff)

SportsForce Dudes of the Day

Landon Anderson (DBAT 16U Downs): 3-3 2B, HR, 5 RBI

Patrick Hail (Cavemen 16U Harvard): 7IP, 6K, 0H

Jack Hattrup (AS Sundevils 16U Redding): 4IP 0H 10K

Bryce Fuller (AS Sundevils 16U Redding): 3IP, 7K, 0H

Luke Slahor (DBAT 16U Downs): 5IP, 9K, 0 ER

Jacob Wilk (RR Express 17U Puffer): 3-4 HR, RBI, 2R

Tate Whittington (Dallas Tigers 17U Johnson): 2-3, HR, 5 RBI, 2R

Johnathon Thomas (Houston Athletics 17U Santiago) 3-3, RBI, R, 4 SB

Luke Piper (DBAT Tompkins) 4-6, 2B, 3 RBI

John Paul II

Futures Athletics Stix 17U defeated Texas Oilers 16U Hamblin, 3-1, in Game 1 from John Paul II. Eric Reece got the complete game win going all seven innings and allowed no earned runs. Reece allowed just three hits and struck out five hitters en route to being named player of the game. Taylor Holt went 1-2 with one RBI and one run scored.

Houston Athletics 17U Santiago defeated Texas Oilers 17U Hancock, 7-2, in Game 2 from John Paul II. Mark Gomez pitched six innings and allowed zero earned runs. Gomez allowed just three hits and struck out six hitters and was named pitcher of the game. Johnathon Thomas went 3-3 with one RBI, one run, and four stolen bases and picked up player of the game.

Dallas Tigers 17U Durham defeated Team Rawlings 17U Moulton, 7-3, in Game 3 from John Paul II. Connor Allen went 2-3 with one RBI and one run scored. Allen also made a tremendous play in the field and was named player of the game. Steven Pruett had a notable performance on the mound allowing zero earned runs and recording three strikeouts over two hitless innings.

Craig Ranch 7

In Game 1 from Craig Ranch 7, Frozen Ropes 16U Martin defeated Woodlands Premier 15U, 6-4. Frozen Ropes' Joshua Acosta had a great game at second base making two diving plays on line drives in the field. On offense, he went 3-3 with two runs scored and four stolen bases. He was named player of the game. For Woodlands Premier, Cameron Caley went 2-3 with one RBI and one run scored. For Frozen Ropes, Jax Alley went 1-1 with one double, one RBI and one run scored.

DBAT 17U Gowins beat Dallas Banditos 17U Najera, 7-2, in Game 2 from Craig Ranch 7. For the Banditos, Justin Childers went 3-3 with one double. For BDAT, Ty Coleman went 2-3 with one double and three runs scored. Dominic Tamez went 1-3 with a home run and two runs batted in. And, TJ Rumfield went 3-3 with three runs batted in and one run scored on his way to player of the game (check him out in the video below).

In Game 3 from Craig Ranch 7, Cavemen 16U Harvard's Patrick Hail threw a no hitter to help get his squad the 2-1 win over AS Sundevils 16U Hayes. Hail went all seven innings on 97 pitches. He struck out six and walked just two batters (see below as he talks about his performance). Hail may not have even got the victory if it wasn't for some late-inning heroics. Dalton Cooley singled to right for the walk-off victory in the seventh. He was 2-4 on the afternoon.

Dallas Mustangs 15U beat Diamond Prospects 16U, 8-1, in Game 4 from Craig Ranch 7. Jorge Aldrete threw six innings striking out four and giving up three hits. He was named player of the game. Mustangs' Brennen Blakely went 2-4 with two runs batted in and one run scored. Alex Smith went 1-2 with a double, one RBI and one run scored. And Ryan Taylor went 1-3 with one RBI and two runs scored. For Diamond Prospects, Chase Cotton went 2-3.

AS Sundevils 16U Redding had two pitchers combine for 17 strikeouts in a no-hit 1-0 victory over Frozen Ropes 16U Florence in Game 5 from Craig Ranch 7. Starting LHP Jack Hattrup went four innings striking out 10. He earned player of the game. Coming in behind him was Bryce Fuller who threw four innings and struck out seven with one walk. For Frozen Ropes, Garrett Gearner threw two no-hit innings with one strikeout. Christian Ruebeck went 2.2 innings and struck out five with one hit. And Isaiah Rhodes went 2.1 innings no-hit and struck out three. Sundevils' Zakary Brown got the game's only hit and run.

Craig Ranch 8

In Game 1 from Craig Ranch 8, Lubbock Raiders 16U beat DBAT 15U Tompkins, 5-3, from Craig Ranch 8. Despite the loss, DBAT's Luke Piper went 4-4 with one double and two runs batted in. He was named hitter of the game. For the Raiders, Caden Hensley went 3-4 with one double and two runs batted in on his way to player of the game. Also to note for DBAT, Logan Asay threw four innings and struck out six. He hit 84-85 MPH on the radar gun.

In Game 2 from Craig Ranch 8, DBAT 15U Tompkins got the 3-2 win over Round Rock Express 16U Alexander. For DBAT, Gehrig Griffis went 1-3 with one run scored. For Round Rock Express, Austin Plante went 2-3 with one double and one RBI on his way to hitter of the game. Player of the game was DBAT's Sam Yasilli who threw four innings striking out six.

Dallas Tigers 16U Bankston got the victory by defeated Premier Baseball Futures 16U Auippa, 3-2, in Game 3 from Craig 8. On the mound for PBF, Cole Grimes threw six innings and struck out four. He gave up one earned run and was named player of the game. Tigers' Weston Symes had two RBIs which helped power his squad to the win.

In Game 4 from Craig Ranch 8, DBAT 16U Downs beat NTX Longhorns 15U Boddie, 8-1. At the plate, DBAT's Landon Anderson went 3-3 with one double, one home run and five runs batted in. He was named player of the game. On the mound, Luke Slahor threw five innings and struck out nine with no earned runs on his way to the victory.

C3 Futures 16U Worley defeated Houston Athletics 16U Everett, 7-4, in Game 5 from Craig Ranch 8. At the plate for the A's, Hayde Key went 2-3 with two runs batted in. On the mound, Cooper Timmons came in for four innings of relief giving up no runs. He struck out six with just two hits allowed. For C3, Dayton Harkey threw three one-hit innings striking out six and Cade Hamilton threw four one-hit innings striking out seven. At the plate, Mikey Brinton went 2-4 with one double and one run scored. Ryan Stiles went 1-3 with one run scored. And, J Tuck Paris went 1-2 with one home run and three runs batted in. He was named player of the game.

Craig Ranch 9

In Game 1 from Craig Ranch 9, DBI Black Sox 16U Sweeten defeated C3 Futures 15U Van Poppel, 4-2. On the mound for DBI was Cole Lee who threw all sevening innings and struck out three on his way to player of the game. At the plate, C3's Tyler Kaluza went 2-3 with a double and was named hitter of the game. C3's Aiden Kelley went 2-3 with one run scored while Carter Pool went 2-3.

In a come-from-behind effort, Texas Oilers 16U Hamblin beat DBI Black Sox 16U Sweeten, 6-5, in Game 2 from Craig Ranch 9. For DBI, Cole Lee went 2-2 with one run scored. For the Oilers, Trent Dean went 2-4 with one home run, four runs batted in and one run scored. He was named player of the game. Also to note, Chase Cromer went 2-3 with the game-winning RBI.

In Game 3 from Craig Ranch 9, NTX Eagles Elite 16U defeated OFI Baseball Academy 16U, 8-3. On the mound, Kyle Williams threw five innings striking out seven and giving up just two hits. Kyle Busker went 2-2 with three runs scored and two stolen bases on his way to hitter of the game.

Elijah Valdez hit a home run to deep center field for Phenom Texas to tie the game up in the 7th. Cade McBride would eventually get the game-winning hit as Phenom defeated NTX Dirtbags 17U, 3-2, in Game 4 from Craig Ranch 9. McBride finished the day going 1-3 with a double and two runs batted in. He was named player of the game. Pitcher of the game was Dirtbags' starter Rhett Halstead who threw sevening innings striking out just as many (1) and giving up one earned run.

It was quite the pitcher's dual as Dallas Tigers Hernandez held off Premier Baseball Futures 17U Evans, 1-0. Four pitchers hit 90 miles per hour on the radar gun in this intense battle. On the mound, Jacob Meador threw four one-hit innings striking out five. He was named player of the game. At the plate, Dylan Carter went 1-2 with one double and one stolen base on his way to hitter of the game. He also threw two no-hit innings and struck out five. PBF's Owen Meaney threw four innings and struck out seven. Connor Phillips threw one inning striking out three batters on 14 pitches and hitting 91 MPH on the radar gun. 

Craig Ranch 10

In Game 1 from Craig Ranch 10, Dallas Mustangs 16U Kervin defeated AS Sundevils 15U Sumbler, 9-1. Mustangs' Cole Antonelli went 1-3 with one double, two runs batted in and two stolen bases. Wyatt Erickson went 2-3 with one triple, two runs batted in and one run scored on his way to player of the game (watch Clift in the video below). On the mound, Nick Clift threw four two-hit innings and struck out six. He was named pitcher of the game.

In Game 2 from Craig Ranch 10, NTX Dirtbags 16U beat Dallas Mustangs 16U Kervin, 5-1. Dirtbags' Lance Barnett went 3-3 with two doubles, one RBI and two runs scored on his way to player of the game. For the Mustangs, Rece Stapp went 2-3 with a double and one RBI. On the mound for the Dirtbags, Connor O'Neal threw 3.1 innings and struck out four with one earned run.

Round Rock Express 17U Puffer beat Dallas Banditos 17U Najera, 7-1, in Game 3 from Craig Ranch 10. Player of the game was Jacob Wilk who went 3-4 with a home run and two runs scored. Zach Thomas went 1-3 with a home run. Both Mason Montgomery and Matthew McMillan hit a double. And on the mound, Cameron Johnson (2 IP), Wesley Gafford (3 IP) and Drew Dobbins (2 IP) allowed one hit each.

In Game 4 from Craig Ranch 10, Dallas Tigers 17U Johnson beat DBAT 17U Self, 7-1. Tigers' Ryan Puyear, Trace Stephenson combined for a one hitter. Stephenson threw three innings and struck out six himself on his way to pitcher of the game. At the plate, Tate Whittington went 2-3 with and grand slam, five RBIs, and two runs scored. He was named player of the game.

In Game 5 from Craig Ranch 10, Texas Stix 16U beat Dynasty Black 16U, 5-2. Hagen Coin went 1-3 with two runs batted in and one run scored. He had the game-tying RBI double in the 7th inning. Coin was named player of the game. On the mound, Hayden Smith threw three no-hit innings in relief striking out six on his way to pitcher of the game.