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: Crowder (7-0)
Yes, Crowder is in this week’s Top 10. But when you play 7 games in a week and outscore your opponents 98-12 it’s worth diving into just how crazy each game was for them.
They started the week on Thursday, with a 31-0 win over Labette. They played 7 innings scoring in every one of those 7. The biggest inning came in the 5th when they scored 12. On the mound Chandler Ashby threw a complete game shutout striking out 4 and only allowing 4 hits. At the plate is where things obviously get a bit crazy. Frankie Circello and Victor Plaz led the way for them (even though there really is not anyone that did not actually do good that game). Circello was 3-3 on the day with 3 homers, 6 RBI’s, and scored 4 runs himself. Plaz was 3-4 on the day with 2 homers, 9 RBI’s, and 2 Runs.
The next day, Friday, they had a double header against Lake Land. They won the first game 13-0, behind Jared Viertel who threw a complete game shutout, striking out 7 with 3 walks in 5 innings, and Cameron Tissue (South Alabama) who was 3-3 in the game with a double, homer, 6 RBI’s and scored twice. The second game of the day was the closest game they had all week. It was a 2-1 win which they walked off in the bottom of the 7th.
They finished the week with a weekend series against Indian Hills in which they took the games 16-6, 13-2, 11-1, and 12-2. In the second game (13-3), Crowder hit 6 homers as a team. 2 by Logan Chambers, 2 by Landrey Wilkerson, 1 by Frankie Circello, and 1 by Rod Criss.
Div 2: Hinds (4-0)
Hinds is a school that has quietly made their way into the Top 10 this week with a 10-0 record. This past week they won a series against both Jones and Delgado who are both usually national powers.
They started the week on Tuesday with a doubleheader against Jones. They won the first game 8-5. This was behind the bats of Connor Carter, Walker Burchfield (Tulane), Caleb Sterling, and John Bolton who all Homered. In game two they won 9-7. This game was led by the duo of Pablo Lanzarote who was 2-4 on the day with 3 RBI’s a Double, Triple, and scored a run, and Chase Dejean who was just 1-3 on the day but had a homer that drove in 3 runs.
On Friday they had their double header with Delgado. They won the first game 2-1 with the only runs coming in the 4th thanks to a Walker Burchfield (Tulane) 2-run homer. On the mound in that game Preston Johnson (Mississippi State) threw a complete game with 14 K’s with 4 hits and no walks. Game two came down to the end where Hinds walked it off in the bottom of the 8th to win 5-4. This games offense was brought by the duo of Carter who was 2-3 with a Homer, and 3 RBI’s, and Vantrel Reed who was 3-4 in the game with a double, homer, an RBI, and also scored 2 runs himself.
Div 3: Bucks County (4-0)
Bucks County entered into their second week of the season with a bang. They went 4-0 outscoring their opponents 53-11. Unfortunately we could not find the box scores for the first two but the won over Clark’s Summit Univ 10-0 and 23-6. They finished the week on Sunday against Raritan Valley with an 11-0 win and an 9-5 win.
CCCAA:El Camino (3-0)
El Camino only played three games this past week but they were three huge games. They played the previously ranked #20 team in the state of California in Cerritos.
They took the first game on Tuesday 10-5. After Cerritos jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the top of the 2nd El Camino put up runs in the bottom of the 2nd (2), 3rd (3), 4th (1), 5th (3), and 5th (1). Cerritos scored again in the top of the 9th but it was too late. This game was led by Chase Villavivenvio who was 3-5 on the day with 2 doubles, and 2 runs, and Aaron Orozco who went 3-5 with a homer, 4 RBI’s and scored another 2.
In game 2 of the series Thursday El Camino took it 11-10. This was a back to back game. It started in the 2nd when Cerritos drove in 2. El Camino responded in the 4th with 2 runs off the bats and RBI since by Orozco, and a fielders choice hit by Juan Carlos. In the bottom of the 5th Cerritos pulled ahead with another 2 runs. In the 6th is when El Camino jumped on the gas. They scored 4 runs. It started with a 2-run homer by Neil Feist and was finished with a 2 RBI single by Chris Villav. Cerritos responded in the bottom of the 7th with 2 to bring the game to 2. In the top of the 8th El Camino put up another 4 spot thanks to throwing error on a bunt by Julian Diaz which allowed two runs to score. Benny Casill followed that up with an RBI Single. Then Jimmy Galicia singled to finish up the inning which brought the score to 10-6. Cerritos scored 1 in the bottom of the 8th. The 9th is where things got fun. El Camino scored 1 run in the top of the 9th. Cerritos tried to rally back in the bottom of the 9th by scoring 3 but came up just short.
Game 3 was won 1-0. This game unlike the others was dominated on the mound by Aaron Orozco who threw a complete game striking out 2 while only walking 3 and giving up 1 hit. In total Orozco only allowed 7 base runners across those 9 innings.
Players of the Week
This is a quick look at some of the top 4-5 weeks as both Hitters and Pitchers across the country.
|Crowder||Frankie Circello||9-18, 2 Doubles, 6 HR, 14 RBI, 11 R, SB, 3 BB|
|El Paso||Jesus Licon||9-14, 3 Doubles, 2 HR. 5 RBI, 5 R, 5 BB|
|Iowa Western||Jaden Rolffs||5-9, 2 Doubles, 3 HR, 3 RBI, 4 R, 4 BB|
|Johnson County||Brady Slavens||9-15, 2 Doubles, Triple, 3 Homers, 12 RBI, 6 R|
|Southern||Nevada||Austin Plante||7-10, 2 Doubles, 2 Triples, 9 RBI’s, 9 R, 3 SB|
|Sequoias||Benjamin Pedersen||Perfect Game, 9 IP, 9K|
|Pearl River||Leif Moore||Combined No Hitter, 6.0 IP, 16K|
|Pearl River||Cade Hodges (LA Tech)||No-Hitter, 5.0 IP, 8K, 1 HBP|
|Georgia Highlands||Johnny Dow||1-0, 8.1 IP, 14K, 1 R, 7 H|
|Prince George’s||Logan Marx||CGSO, 7.0 IP, 10K, 2 BB, 2 H, 1-0|