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14U Perfect Game WWBA National Championship Preview
This weekend will be the first real national test in the 14U age group at the East Cobb Baseball Complex. While the Battle in the South next week is fast approaching, this Wood Bat National Championship should be a treat and takes ‘center stage’. This will definitely be Perfect Game’s biggest 14U WWBA National Championship ever. To win this one, somebody is really going to have to step it up and announce their presence in a big way. This year’s field will include numerous TBS ranked teams including the #1 East Cobb Astros, #4 NorCal Baseball, #13 Richmond Braves National, #14 Cyclones Baseball, #23 Home Plate Chili Dogs, Honorable Mention New Jersey Mariners, H. Mention Diamond Club Cannons, H. Mention Spartanburg Phillies, H. Mention Tri-State GreenWave, and other very talented teams. The majority of this field will be heading directly to Rockwood, TN for the Battle in the South at the conclusion of this event. With this much talent at one venue, you know Travel Ball Select will be on the scene as all the action unfolds. Please visit the link below for the latest scores, schedules, and final results:
Tournament Results: 14U USSSA California State Championships
The unranked Inland Valley Venom won the Under 14 championship with a wild 22-12 win over California Yankees Black. The Venom trailed 10-7 at the end of four innings then sent 14 batters to the plate in the fifth, scoring 11 runs. The Black scored two runs in the bottom of the fifth to keep from losing by a mercy rule. The Venom beat the top seeded OC Stars 9-6 in a semi-final game while the Black knocked off the Nitro Elite, ranked third in the nation by Travel Ball Select.
Tournament Results (6/10/08): 14U Aberdeen Arsenal
TOURNAMENT UPDATE (6/8/08): 14U AAU MARYLAND CHAMPS
Tournament Results (6/8/08): 14U Dallas Super NIT (Championship Day)
Team Demarini, ranked No. 20, refused to let any setbacks affect its course toward the championship of the Dallas Super NIT 14-and-under tournament on Sunday. Already without players due to injury and travel, Demarini lost starting pitcher Grayson Lewis, who had thrown three shutout innings, when a line drive deflected off his hand. The team’s bats more than made up for it, using a seven-run second inning to take control on its way to a 12-6 victory over the STTF Spikes.
While the final was less stressful, Demarini needed some late-game magic in the semifinals and got it when Bothun belted a seventh-inning grand slam that proved to be the difference in a 9-7 victory over the No. 17 Central Texas Raiders. The team also posted an 8-1 win over the Dallas Mustangs and a 7-2 victory over the Southlake Dragons on Sunday.
The Spikes, who won their first five games, picked up a 5-2 victory over the Dallas Tigers in the first game on Sunday, a 4-3 win against the Austin Nitro and a 6-2 win over McKinney Marshalls-Black in the semifinals.
The other ranked team in the bracket, the No. 19 Texas Drillers, defeated Dallas Tigers 2012, 7-0, but fell to the Central Texas Raiders, 6-5.
Tournament Results (6/7/08): 14U Dallas Super NIT
The 14-and-under division featured the largest field in this week’s Dallas Super NIT tournament with 21 teams, including three that were nationally-ranked. All three teams that were ranked—No. 17 Central Texas Raiders, No. 19 Texas Drillers and No. 20 Team Demarini—emerged from pool play without a loss, as did the STTF Spikes, the McKinney Marshals Black and the Texas Hurricanes. All six teams were impressive, including the Houston-based Drillers, who picked up a pair of run-rule victories. In the opener against the Texas Twisters, the Drillers broke the game open with a six-run second inning and went on to a 13-3 victory. In that rally, the Drillers took advantage of two errors, Jacob Sarabia, who also pitched five innings for the win, had a RBI double and Dustin Theiss belted a home run to open a 7-0 lead. The score was 8-3 going to the fifth when the Drillers got their offense revved up again. Theiss and Connor Teykl walked and Travis Hennessey singled to load the bases. Andrew Santacroce followed with the big blow, as his grand slam put the finishing touches on the 13-3 win. In the second game, the Drillers jumped to a 10-0 lead and never looked back in an 18-6 win over the Arlington Cobras. To start the game, Sarabia, Brooks Haack, Theiss and Teykl all reached base and scored for a 4-0 lead. Teykl and Hennessey added RBI base hits in the second to make it 10-0. The Cobras did hang around by scoring six runs in the bottom of the third, but the Drillers had an immediate answer in the fourth. The Drillers took advantage of five errors, including one to end the game, as they scored eight runs to invoke the run rule and end the game at 18-6. As well as the Drillers played, the STTF Spikes were even more impressive, outscoring their two opponents 33-1 in two victories. Team Demarini allowed just one run in each of its wins and the McKinney Marshalls Black scored nine times in both of theirs. The Central Texas Raiders had a tougher time, holding off the Dallas Mustangs, 5-2, and edging the Flower Mound Warriors, 5-4. The Texas Hurricanes defeated the Dallas T-Birds, 5-2, and then slipped past the Austin Nitros, 7-6.
The championship game of the 14-and-under division is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Tournament Update (6/1/08): 14U Governor's Games ResultsBullet Baseball met at 6:30 a.m. Sunday morning to hit at its facility in
“I can’t say enough for these kids,” said head coach Owen Clanton of his unranked team. “They got out there at 6:30 in the morning and they’ve battled ever since, 12 hours of baseball.” Striker Trahan homered twice in the tournament for Bullet Baseball, including a majestic opposite-field shot over the left field fence at the O.D. Johnson Complex in the championship game. Pitcher Zack LeJeune pitched five shutout innings for the Bullets against
Ranked teams had a tough day in this bracket. The No. 1-ranked 13-year-old team, the Banditos, fell early then No. 8 Alabama Storm lost 6-5 to Dallas Tigers-Ingram in the quarterfinals before the
Tournament Update (5/30/08): 14U Governor's Games XBy Gary Laney May 30, 2008 — (
The Storm opened the tournament with a 17-1 win over the Mississippi Tornado. Also on Friday, No. 14 Dallas Tigers-Ingram beat Big Timers Baseball of Groves, Texas 9-2 and the No. 19 team, the Texas Drillers of Houston, were shut out by the Louisiana Toros of Port Allen 7-0.
Tournament Update: Smoky Mountain Classic (5/31/08)
In 14 & Under action, the Morristown Diamonds beat the Hurricanes 13-1 but lost to the North Kentucky Hitmen by a 4-1 tally. Force Baseball beat the Stixx Baseball club 6-3, Team Knoxville beat the Hitmen 8-0 and the Hurricanes 6-2 while the Riverdawgs beat the Yarddogs 13-10 with Team Express beating Midway 12-0. Also, the Lebanon Bulldogs beat the Knoxville Stars 13-6, using a 2-run homer by Cain Sloan to help guide the Bulldogs to victory.
Tournament Update: Smoky Mountain Classic (5/30/08)
In 14 & under action, the Knoxville Riverdawgs took a bite out of the Midway Greenwave by an 11-6 margin, the Yarddogs defeated Team Express 9-5, the Knoxville Stars beat Force Baseball 13-5, and the Lebanon Bulldogs beat Stixx Baseball by a 7-5 tally. In 12 & under action, the Knoxville Stars beat Thunder Pettiford by a 9-3 score and the Knoxville Smokies edged out Impact Gold Harris in a 7-6 thriller.
14U TBS Tournament Preview: Governors Games X - (5/30/08)
Another battle is set for this weekend down in the Bayou. As the weather continues to heat up, so does the competition. Berths to the Elite are beginning to dwindle down and some teams are beginning to feel the pressure. The favorite heading into this weekend’s tournament looks to be TBS #14 ranked Dallas Tigers. The Tigers have been on a roll including their recent championship at the Kansas City Super NIT, which earned the Tigers a berth to the Elite at Disney. Although the Storm come into the tournament ranked higher than the Tigers, still look for the Tigers to continue to impress over the weekend. Others looking to finally capitalize in a big event include TBS #8 ranked Alabama Storm, #19 ranked Texas Drillers, Memphis Tigers, Houston Silver Sox, and the SE Texas Sun Devils.
Teams looking to play the spoiler role will be the TBS #1 ranked 13U Banditos Black and Bullet Baseball.
Stay tuned to TBS for on the scene coverage throughout the weekend live from the Governors Games.
TBS Tournament Preview: 14U Baseball USA "The Yard"
Texas Invitational at Baseball USA “The Yard” (5/23 – 5/26/08)
TOURNAMENT RESULTS - EAST COBB TRIPLE CROWN (5/16 - 5/18/08)
14U TBS Ranked Teams Prevail at 15U Event
Tournament Results: 14U Colorado Super NIT (5/16 - 5/18/08)
Bullet Baseball of Lake Charles, LA, an HM team in TBS’s Spring Rankings, went 2-0 in pool play. Two other undefeated teams, 5280 of Centennial, CO and Grand Junction, CO entry Gene Taylors were both 1-0 but faced each other in Saturday night’s late game.
Centennial, CO’s 5280, ranked #18 in Travel Ball Select’s spring rankings, sailed through the 14-U tournament this past weekend in Aurora, CO, beating Bullet Baseball of Lake Charles, LA in the finals, 10-4. Bullet Baseball and Gene Taylors of Grand Junction, CO were the only two to get through pool play without losing. 5280 lost to Taylors in pool play by a 10-4 count but came back in the Sunday event to avenge its pool play loss, beating their in-state rival, 11-1. Austin Deal (3 innings) and Jacob Long (4 innings) handled duties on the mound for 5280 in the title game. In the semifinals against Gene Taylors, Jordan Schlehuber threw a complete game, allowing just five hits.
Tournament Results: 14U Sunshine State Super NIT (5/16 - 5/18/08)
Only the Cape Coral Cannons were able to survive pool play without a loss in the nine-team field of 14-U teams. TBS’s HM South Florida Snappers posted a 6-3 win over Cyclones Baseball but fell in earlier round play to a very impressive Cannons team, 12-2. Jason Carmichael pitched four strong innings for the Cannons in the win over the Snappers.
Nine teams entered the 14-U tournament with only one (South Florida Snappers) holding a Travel Ball Select preseason HM ranking. The Snappers, however, were not the lone team that got through pool play undefeated. That honor went to the Cape Coral Cannons. But neither the Snappers nor the Cannons reached the bracket finals. That honor went to unranked Cyclones Baseball (Clearwater, FL) and Gatorball Baseball Academy (Gainesville, FL). Go figure. At any rate, congratulations to Cyclones Baseball, tournament champs. They warmed up their tournament appearance with a 5-3 win over Wellington Warrior, had another scare with a 6-4 win over Scorpions Baseball and then blew it out in the finals, winning by a 15-3 margin. Pitchers Dominic Monda, Peter Drulias, Justin Disanto, Nick Mazzoni and Chris Frey carried the team through pool play.
TOURNAMENT RESULTS: 14U NORTHEAST SUPER NIT RECAP (5/4/08)
Tournament Results - 14U Oklahoma, Tennessee and Northeast Super NIT's (5/4/08)
TOURNAMENT RESULTS (4/23/08): 14U Charlotte Super NIT
The Charlotte Super NIT was full of upsets as the Richmond Braves National would persevere and bring home the Championship. Earlier in the week, TBS warned the competition that the Richmond Braves would be the sleeper and looking to spoil the rest of the competitions plans. The #13 Texas Drillers would walk away empty handed as they were really high on capturing a berth to the Elite out of Charlotte, but would end up with a 5th place finish. Other teams that looked good, but came up a little short were the #23 Carolina Tarheels (finished 3-1 with a 5-2 loss to Richmond) and the Goose Creek Diamondbacks who had an awesome run and barely came up short from winning it all. The Diamondbacks finished 4-1 with their only loss coming in the Championship Game against Richmond 7-6.
Tournament Results: 14U Astros Qualifier (4/22/08)It was a beautiful April day at the East Cobb Baseball complex in Marietta, GA for this World Series Qualifier. Sunday brought two very talented teams together in the championship game when Bases Loaded/Team Alabama (TBS ranked #7) took on the East Cobb Astros (TBS ranked #3). This was a classic as it was anyone’s game until the last out.
The Astro's big pitcher, 6’5” Tucker Simpson was not in his last year’s Team Alabama uniform, but instead, was making his 2008 debut for the East Cobb Astros and was on the mound for 6 innings. Simpson would not disappoint as he generated 7 K’s while only giving up 3 hits and 3 runs. The starting pitcher for Team Alabama was Clayton Palicki. Palicki also had a good showing by going 5 2/3 innings giving up 6 hits and 4 runs.Team Alabama struck first with a double by Matthew Goodson in the 2nd inning followed by another two bagger by Clayton Palicki knocking in the first run of the game. Jacob Bruce of the Astros singled in the 3rd and Matt Gonzalez knocked in Bruce with a double to even the score at 1-1. Team Alabama retaliated with an impressive two run homerun to dead center by David Dahl, which gave Bases Loaded/Team Alabama a 3-1 lead. Chase Scott of the Astros would then smash a double and was later waved around third to score after Joe Wiseman hit an RBI double to pull the Astros within 1 with a score of 3-2….advantage still Team AL.
(Photo Left: Bases Loaded TA's David Dahl tags out the East Cobb Astro's Matt Spruill on an attempt to steal)Left-hander Jacob Bruce struck again for the Astros in the 5th with a long double knocking in a run in the process. Chase Scott would then follow up with an RBI single that pushed the score to 4-3, Astros in the 5th. In the top of the 7th, the Astros got some big insurance as Matt Gonzalez hit his 2nd double of the game bringing in a very important run. It’s the bottom of 7: Astro’s 5 – Team AL 3. Matt Gonzalez moves from shortstop to the mound to close the game. Team Alabama’s Matthew Goodson steps up to the plate…….Boom, it’s gone. A lead-off solo home run brings the score to within 1….5-4. Dad’s are wringing there hands and Mom’s are biting their lips. The atmosphere has changed in the park. Had the wind changed directions too? East Cobb’s Matt Gonzalez kept his cool by getting a 4-3 ground out, followed by a strike out, a base hit, followed by another 4-3 to get the Save. Final: 5-4. East Cobb Astro’s get the win.
Congratulations to both teams. It was a great day to be a spectator while watching this one.
Tournament Updates (Texas): #1 Houston Heat, #13 Texas Drillers, and #18 Dallas Tigers
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