|13U Battle In The South Day 1 Recap|
13U Battle In The South Day 1 Recap
Day one in baseball action at the 13U Battle In The South proved to be exciting to say the least with some teams getting a leg up on their chances to win the tournament with others experiencing the agony of defeat. The Germantown Giants rose to the occasion against the St. Joe's Rage 8-4, Meteors Baseball soared to a 14-5 win over the Fayetteville Cardinals, the Dayton Heat nipped the Houston Sox 13-12, RBI Baseball topped the Johnscon City Hilltoppers 16-5, the Germantown Giants extinguished the Cincy Flames 17-10, Kentucky Baseball Club dethroned the Mississippi Royals 5-1, the Ohio Diamond Hawks clipped the Fayetteville Cardinals 10-9, the Mill Creek Hawks picked up an 8-6 win over the Illinois Diamond Owlz, RBI Baseball shot past the Franklin Comets 10-8, the Home Plate Chili Dogs beat the HBC Elite 7-3, the Georgia Roadrunners ran past the Cincy Flames 13-2, Kentucky Baseball Club beat the Easton Homers 10-7, the Ohio Diamond Hawks flew past the Indiana Bandits 8-0, LIDS Indiana Bulls cooled off the Dayton Heat 11-9, the Lumber Company edged the Franklin Comets 4-3, Windy City Storm rained on the Lexington Gray 9-1, St. Joe's Rage guzzled the New York Grays 19-6, the Mississippi Royals edged the Michigan Mud Hens 8-7, Meteors Baseball rolled past the Mac N Seitz Indians 15-3, the Johnson City Hilltoppers dismantled the Lumber Company 4-1, HBC Elite made life unbearable for the Seveir County Bears 11-6, the Georgia Roadrunners dashed to a 17-0 win over American Sports Academy, the East Homers hammered the Columbus Cobras 12-5, the Knoxville Stars shot past the Mac N Seitz Indians 8-3, the Tennessee Tornados blew away the Illinois Bruins 8-6, the South Kentucky Sluggers won an 11-3 slugfest over the East Cobb Longhorns, the Windy City Storm poured down on the Sevier County Bears 11-4, American Sports Academy beat the New York Grays 7-1, the Michigan Mud Hens blanked the Columbus Cobras 12-0, the Knoxville Stars edged out the Indiana Bandits 7-6, the Tennessee Tornados destroyed the Ohio Elite 11-7, and D3 Baseball knocked off the Southern Kentucky Sluggers 8-6. Day one was certainly action-packed as day two promises to bring more twists and turns than a winding Tennessee country road. Keep your laptop or desktop on TravelBallSelect.com for more details and come out and support these young men playing the sport they love.
Germantown Giants Vs. Georgia Roadrunners
On paper, one would think the Georgia Roadrunners would have dispatched of the Germantown Giants with relative ease, but a funny thing happened on the way to the victory coronation of the Roadrunners as the Giants shocked the Roadrunners with an impressive 12-7 win Thursday morning in 13U Battle In The South Tournament action. Georgia took an early 1-0 lead on a sacrifice RBI by Christopher Cullen in the bottom of the first inning, but in the top of the third, a sleeping team of Giants was literally awakened as Germantown scored an RBI off of an error by Walker Grisanti, a Preston White RBI single, an RBI off of an error by Connor Green, and a Connor Wright RBI single. In the top of the fourth inning, the lead was extended to 5-1 on a Von Watson RBI single. The top of the fifth saw the lead expand to 12-1 on the strength of 2-RBI doubles by Von Watson and Connor Wright, a sacrifice RBI by Walker Grisanti, and Preston White and Sam Simmons stole home to take a 12-1 lead. The Roadrunners had a desperation late rally to cut the gap to 12-7 with their runs coming courtesy of RBI singles by Grayson Byrd, John Cable, and Connor Burns, a 2-RBI single by Seth Beer, a sacrifice RBI by Tyler Hamill, and an additional run coming home, but it wasn't enough to derail the Giants. Germantown was led at the plate by Connor Wright (3-3, 1 2B, 3 RBI's), Von Watson (2-2, 1 2B, 3 RBI's, 2 walks), and Preston White (2-4, 1 RBI). Jake Greer (4 IP, 1 K, 3 hits, 1 ER) got the win for the Giants. The Roadrunners were led at the plate by Alec Wilson (2-3) and Connor Burns (2-3, 1 RBI). Burns (2 2/3 IP, 4 ER) was tallied with the loss for Georgia.
TN Tornados Vs. E. Cobb Longhorns
The Tennessee Tornados played almost as flawless of a game as possible, with Conart Broome and Hunter Holland combining for a no-hitter in an 8-0 romp over the East Cobb Longhorns. The Tornados hit the scoreboard first with a two-run outburst in the top of the second inning when Hunter Nelson hit an RBI double and Garrett Peeples had an RBI single. In the next inning, it was a three-run explosion that pushed the lead to 5-0 when Seth Pierce hit a 2-RBI triple and and Hunter Nelson hit an RBI single. In the top of the fifth, the Tornados struck again when a base runner stole home, Kamren Barnes hit a sacrifice RBI, and Hunter Nelson had an RBI single, and Hunter Holland and the Tornado defense would clinch the no-no for the 8-0 win. Tennessee was led at the plate by Hunter Nelson (3-3, 1 2B, 3 RBI's), Matthew Brock Jr. (3-3, 2 2B), Garrett Peeples (2-3, 1 RBI), and Conart Broome (2-3, 1 2B). Broome (3 IP, 2 K's) and Hunter Holland (2 IP, 1 walk) combined for the no-hitter. Taking the loss for East Cobb was Cade Surrells (4 2/3, 12 hits).