Thanks for the compliments of #13. I was very proud of him but also realize it doesn’t happen with out immense support from his teammates and coaches.
Will Hardigree has become the best catcher in this age group in my opinion and he is a big part of our success to keeping runs down.
Tucker Bradley pitched the semi-final game in equal if not greater fashion, striking out 14 in 5 innings. He is, without doubt in my mind, the best 12u player in the country.
Troy’s pitch calling is masterful. He had so much fun messing with the Astros Saturday who were trying to steal signs. Troy and Will kept reversing and un-reversing signs between batters and innings to the point that it was comical.
All of the players on this team are truly amazing in so many ways. They give 100 percent with everything they do. All the while having more fun than any other team I’ve seen.
We consider ourselves blessed in so many ways to be a part of this team.
Gary, best of luck to Team FL in the next couple of weeks. We are looking forward to the Orange Beach SNIT and hope to see you there. Maybe we can bring both teams to one of those cool restaurants down there for dinner one night. I seem to remember one that the boys liked where they would throw dinner rolls across the restaurant !! They loved that one.
Can’t spot a team like that 4 in the first. It wouldn’t have mattered considering the perfect game. Jamarcus Burt pitched the 2-5 for the Canes and allowed 1 run on 2hits. Lead off walk in the 5th scored on a SAC-9 but other than that Jamarcus was right there once again on the big stage. Not sure anyone has the depth of power pitching the Bandits have. When you can march 2-lefties, and 2-righties to the mound that would be 1-2 on most teams in the country that’s pretty impressive. Canes have a lot of depth at pitching but it’s not all power like the Bandits.
Team Florida looked strong all weekend but Jackson Meadows(Canes) was able to mix up pitches and arm angles to keep them guessing. He posted 9k’s. In the 2nd he sat the 6-7-8 guys down on 10 pitches all looking. That’s keeping a pretty good hitting team off balance.
The Canes look forward to seeing you guys in Tennessee and at NCSNIT & VaSNIT. Go luck to you all the rest of the summer!
Canes Asst. coach
Brandon, thanks a bunch !! Tyler was very focused and excited to pitch that game.
It was really good to see you guys again. The Canes looked really strong this weekend as we knew they would. Glad to see you guys go deep in the tournament. Looking forward to the Charlotte SNIT !!
Just curious if anyone knew how many homeruns were hit in the Atlanta Super NIT 12u major? The Canes had a blast from Noah Campbell(who’s 11 by the way) against the HP Chilidogs Black in the 2nd game of bracket play.
We saw Howard Smith with the Cubs Red Select hit one also on Saturday.
Fences at 275′ made for some good baseball with plenty of doubles and a few triples. If you hit one you had to mash it. Hope to see more fields like this in these bigger tournaments around the country. Some of these 225′ fences get a little out of hand with long balls.
I know that 13u home plate chili dogs-jones had 4 home runs smashed over 300 ft. Fences.
Peyton Millirons of Team Florida hit a laser beam that took about 2.5 seconds to clear the fence. It was at the park where the train tracka were.
Chaney Rogers of the Bandits hit 2 homeruns, one of which hit the 300 foot fence. Only two that were hit by the Bandits in the Super NIT which is quite unusual as up to this week we had multiple home runs in every tournament.
Chaney is a beast !!! That 300′ shot was smashed !!
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