For the first time this season we are going to have more than just the rankings here on the JBB. For the rest of the season i hope to have one of these (Teams of the Week/Players of the Week) as well as a quick look at some of the Top Series across the Country.
Teams of The Week
Here is a look at the teams that made the biggest moves or had huge weeks as a team for each division
Div 1: Salt Lake (UT) 3-1
Even though Salt Lake was 3-1 this past week it might be as impressive as a 3-1 that you can get. They Hosted then #2 Southern Nevada in a 4 game series. The total series was separated by just 12 runs with the only loss coming by 2 in game 2. On the mound Jake Wilson in game 3 of the series threw a complete game only allowing 2 runs. Offensively for them both INF Jaxson Otis (San Francisco) had big impacts for them. Otis was 5-12, with a home run, 2 RBI, 3 R, and a stolen base. Otis was also tagged as the SWAC Player of the week.
Div 2: Itawamba (MS) 3-1
Itawamba 3-1 week is just as impressive as Salt Lakes. They swept then #3 Jones County, while splitting with #19 Holmes. In their first game with Holmes, Justin Medlin (Middle Tennessee State) threw a complete game shutout going 7 innings striking out 9 while only allowing 5 total base runners. UTIL Kyle Crigger (LA Tech) was a one man wrecking crew for them all week. He only had 4 hits but those 4 hits were huge. He had 2 doubles, and 2 homers driving in 11 runs and scoring 5 him self.
Div 3: Cumberland County(NJ) 5-0
Cumberland had the most successful week across all three divisions. They went 5-0 against some of the top teams at the Division 3 level. They had wins over then #25 Atlantic Cape, #2 Rowan Gloucester, #14 Middlesex County twice, and 2018 Div 1 Juco World Series participant Monroe. Michael Miles had one of the most impressive start out of anyone across the country in their game against Rowan Gloucester. He threw a complete game shutout, striking out 12 along the way with only 1 walk and 1 hit. Both Ryan McIsaac and Vincent Napolitano had huge offensive weeks for them. McIsaac was 9-21 with 2 homers, 6 RBI, and 6 runs. Napolitano was 7-23 with a double, 2 homers, 6 RBI, and 8 runs scored.
Players of the Week
This is a quick look at some of the top 4-5 weeks of both Hitters and Pitchers across the country.
Wabash Valley-Cael Baker-.875(7-8), 1 Double, 4 HR, 8 RBI, 5 R, 1 SB
Western Oklahoma- Dan Pruitt- 4-4, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 4 R, SB
Hutchinson-Zane Schmidt-.500, 4 HR, 8 RBI, 5 R
Cumberland County-Ryan McIsaac-.429, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 6 R
Bismarck State-Alec Battest-.727, 2 Doubles, 7 RBI, 2 R, SB
East Mississippi- Jaxon Forrester-7.0 IP, 9K, 2 BB, 0 ER, No-Hitter
Cumberland County- Michael Miles- 9.0 IP, 12K, 1 BB, CGSO
Sinclair- Jake Webb- 6.0 IP, 10K, 1 BB, 0 ER, CG
Itawamba- Justin Medlin (Middle Tennessee State)- 7.0 IP, 9 K, 2 BB, CGSO
Southern Nevada- Nick Rupp (Houston)- 7.0 IP, 8 K, 0 BB, 1 ER, CG