15U Elite Chicago
Game 1 vs. Georgia Jackets
Ryan Eiermann would get the start on the mound for Elite and worked 6.1 innings. Eiermann would scatter 5 hits and strike out 5.
Tyler Pennington and Zach Mettetal would lead the offense with 2 hits each. Elite scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 7th to take the victory.
Game 2 vs. Houston Banditos
Danny Denz got the start on the mound and kept the Banditos lineup in check through 5 innings of work. Denz works 5+ innings allowing 3 ER and striking out 9.
Tyler Mettetal and AJ Ashley led the offense with 2 hits apiece.
Game 3 vs. Dirtbags (NC)
2018 LHP Ryan Surin took the mound for the second game of the day and worked an efficient 5 innings for Elite. Surin needed only 64 pitches to get through his 5 innings. He did not allow an earned run, only allowed 4 hits and struck out 3.
Offensively Tyler Mettetal, Bobby Miller and Jack Surin all had 2 knocks as Elite racked up 10 hits on the afternoon.
Elite finds themselves still alive in Pool A of the Perfect Game World Series as each team has already taken a loss or a tie through 3 games played.
Pool A Standings
Chet Lemon’s Juice 2-0-1
Team California Warrios 2-1-0
Houston Banditos Black 2-1-0
Elite Squad 1-2-0
Georgia Jackets 1-2-0
Elite Baseball Training 1-2-0
Florida Burn 0-2-1
16U Elite Chicago
Game 1 vs. Florida Burn
After rain stalled game 1 in the bottom of the 4th inning, 16U Elite’s first result would be a favorable one as Vanderbilt commit Drake Fellows pitch a complete game shutout. Fellows retired 10 hitters via the strikeout and only surrender 2 hits over his outing.
Offensively Elite would work 10 walks on the day and then only needed 3 hits to plate their 5 runs. Notre Dame commit Sam Ferri drove in 3 RBIs in the morning contest.
Game 2 vs. Slammers Black (CO)
Continuing the theme of dominant starting pitching, Ben Brecht toed the rubber in the nightcap for 16U Elite. Brecht would work 4 innings and not surrender an earned run (1 unearned). Brecht struck out 10 hitters in 4 innings.
Justin Vivar would work the final 3 frames for Elite and not surrender a run. Vivar scattered 4 hits over his outing and made some big pitches to keep Elite within striking distance.
Michael Ruffolo, Tommy Szczasny, Evan Bell and John LeGare tallied a hit apiece for the Elite offense.
Similar to the 15U event, each team in Elite’s pool has taken a loss already and Elite has only surrendered 1 run through their 2 completed contests.
Pool B Standings
Slammers Black 2-1-0
Team Elite 2-1-0
Houston Banditos 2-1-0
Elite Baseball Training 1-1-0
Evoshield Canes 1-1-0
Florida Burn 1-1-0
16U Elite St. Louis
Game 1 vs. Orlando Scorpions Prime
Justin Tallman earned the win for St. Louis in a complete game effort. Tallman would scatter 8 hits and only surrender 1 earned run in the outing.
DJ Miller led the offense with 2 hits.
Game 2 vs. Indiana Prospects
Jake Kostyshock worked 3 innings and Anthony Delia went the final 2 innings of the 5 frame affair as St. Louis would move to 2-0. Neither hurler allowed an earned run over their outing. Kostyshock’s fastball was up to 91 mph on the day.
Blake Charlton led the offense with 2 knocks.
Game 3 vs. Tri State Arsenal
Blake Charlton worked a complete game on the bump for St. Louis as they moved their record to 3-0 in Pool A. Charlton only surrendered 2 hits, 1 walk and stuck out 7.
Donovan Psaris paced the offense with 2 knocks and an RBI. South Carolina commit Joey Polak had a big RBI double that broke a 0-0 tie in the 4th.
Game 4 vs. Dirtbags (NC)
Drake Salsman worked a complete game for St. Louis. Salsman only allowed 2 hits and stuck out 7 hitters.
DJ Miller and Jordan McFarland, Arkansas commit, each had 2 hits for St. Louis who utilized a 4 run 6th inning to break a 2-2 tie on their way to the victory.
The 2016 St. Louis squad sits atop Pool A after a big 3 win day.
Pool A Standings
St. Louis 4-0-0
Elite Squad 2-1-0
Orlando Scorpions 2-1-0
Tri State Arsenal 1-1-0
Dallas Patriots 1-1-0
Indiana Prospects 1-3-0
West Coast Mariners 0-2-0