12U Team Florida looking like a Repeater

Last season, Team Florida did what few teams have done. They came into the Elite 32 World Series ranked as the #1 team in the nation by TbS – and they left that way. They went 9-0 in the grueling heat to take that title. Overall, that performance capped off an incredible 2011 season.

 

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Based on the way that they have been playing thus far in their 2012 fall season as 12 year olds, they would have to be a sure favorite to repeat that feat. Thus far, they have compiled an overall record record of 29-1-1 and have won every “in-age class” tournament that they have entered. Their key wins included repeating as Champions at the Triple Crown Fall Nationals in St. Augustine for the second year in a row. They have also won 5 of their 6 USSSA tournament appearances thus far during fall/winter season play. Below is a summary of their tournament wins.

 

Date

Tournament Wins

Wins

Loses

Ties

09/14/11

USSSA Piranaz Invitational

6

0

0

09/23/11

USSSA UFC III – NIT Powered By No Errors

3

0

0

10/21/11

Triple Crown St Augustine Fall Nationals

6

0

0

11/04/11

USSSA C FL Showdown V – War on I-4 NIT

4

0

0

11/18/11

USSSA Gulf Coast Championship

4

0

0

12/14/11

USSSA Potamkin-Hyudai Wood Bat

5

0

0

 

 Team Florida is returning 13 players from last year’s championship team including the TbS 2011 player of the year for 11U’s – Darius Diaz. In addition to Diaz, the team returns TbS All Americans; Gunnar Hoglund, Austin Mitchell, and Nate Cox.

 

In addition, they have added another outstanding player, Jakob Mattos, who came over after playing last season with the West Florida Young Guns. Included below is the latest roster list that we could find for the 12U 2012 edition of Team Florida.

 

 

#

Player Name

Position(s)

18

Julian Bosnic

Pitcher/1B/OF

22

Slade Cecconi

Pitcher/C/IF/OF

3

Bryce Ciaravino

2B/OF

30

Nathaniel Cox

Pitcher/OF

21

Darius Diaz

3B

12

Gunnar Hoglund

Pitcher/C/SS

14

Brandon Howlett

OF

5

Cavan Ingram

OF

4

Jordan Lala

Pitcher/SS/OF

11

Jakob Mattos*

 

10

Austin Mitchell

Pitcher/C/1B

88

Hueston Morrill

Catcher

16

Douglas Nikhazy

 

56

Beau Walters

LF

 

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