|10u Elite 32 Championship game. #3 Brawlers (FL) vs #16 Piranz (FL)|
Ask any high level travel baseball coach about what it takes to win and almost always they will tell you pitching and defense. Most coaches never mention hitting, if you give them good pitching and error free baseball, then they are happy.
Coach Montes of the Brawlers got exactly that and his team cruised to the Elite 32 championship with an 8-0 victory over #16 Piranz.
Danny SanPedro threw four scoreless innings and only allowed two hits and Mikey Marim pitched a perfect fifth to secure the title. The Brawlers did not make an error in the game.
“SanPedro only had four innings available or he would have went out there in the fifth”, said coach Montes.
Offensive tournament MVP< Triten Casas, led the Brawlers, going 2-3 with two RBI and scoring twice. Brian Castilla also chipped in with two hits, that included a triple and a double.
On the other side, the Piranz stat line wasn’t so sparkling. They committed eight errors that led to six unearned runs.
“Today is the first day that we had to play more than one game in a day. Give them credit (Brawlers), they hit the ball hard and we couldn’t make the plays. I am still very proud of our boys, we made it to the finals of the Elite 32. Its been a great week”, said coach Edwards.
The Brawlers go the scoring started early. In the first inning, Nico Montes walked and went all the way to third on a pickoff attempt that ended up in right field. The next batter, Mike Montes, hit a hard shot to short to score Montes from third, but you have to wonder if that could have been “two” if it wasn’t for the error??
In the third Casas hit a ground rule double that scored SanPedro and Mike Montes scored later on a passed ball. Castillo’s triple knocked in Casas for a four nothing lead and when the right fielder threw the ball into third base, Castillo scooted home for the fifth run.
Finally in the fifth Nico Montes reached on an error, moved to third on a single by Casas. Nad Jpseph Perez walked to load bases and Montes scored the first run off the inning on a passed ball. Then Castillo doubled to left, scoring Casas, moving Perez to third. CJ Celero was walked intentionally to load the bases but Marcos Rouge spoiled that strategy with an infield single scoring Perez and ending the game.
For the Brawlers, they advance to National Youth Baseball tournament as the USSSA representative next month in
The Piranz are done for the year, but they already have goals in place for 2011. “We will try to qualify for the Elite 32 next year and we will plan on going to