Week 7: Teams and Players of the Week

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: Kansas City Kansas (4-1)

As stated in this week's new Next 5 Out, KCK made a huge jump this past week. They went 4-1 on the week, winning their weekend series against the then ranked #6 3 games to 1. 

KCK started their week with a mid-week game against state fair in which they won 19-1. After falling behind 1-0 in the bottom of the first KCK tied it up in the second then scored in the 5th, 7th, 8th, and then scored 9 in the 9th. Leading them in that game was Tre Simmons who got the Start and the wing going 7 innings striking out 3 while giving up the lone run. At the plate 3 Blue Devils had homers, Griffin Everitt (1-4, 2 RBI), Jose Sosa (4-6, 5 RBI, Double) and Trey Hoover (1-4, 2 RBI). 

To start their weekend they took the first 3 games against Cowley before dropping the final game of the weekend. 

The first two games they took at home 6-5 and 14-8. They then took the first game at Cowley 9-8 before dropping the final game 18-1. 

Div 2: Northeast Mississippi (6-0)

Northeast has been one of the Fastest rising Division 2 teams this season. Starting in the 50’s and now find themselves sitting at #7 in the country. This past week they played 6 games between Wednesday and Sunday winning all of them. 

They started Wednesday with a doubleheader win against Jackson State taking game 1 6-4 and game 2 8-0. 

Heading into the weekend they had a 4-game series against Marshalltown. They took game 1 2-1 behind a strong pitching performance by Dylan Hitchcock who went 5.2 Innings striking out 10. In-game 2, the won 13-3 in just 5 innings due to a run rule. Conner Davis and Jacob Compton both helped put up the runs. Davis was 1-4 with a double and 2 RBI’s while also scoring 3 runs. Compton was 1-3 with 3 RBI’s. 

In their Sunday Double Header, It started how the Saturday games ended. By Run Rule. In just 5 innings they won 14-1. The game was led by the bat of Hayes Hansford who was 4-4 in the game with a double, homer, 5 RBI’s and a run. Sunday's second game was a bit closer in a 7-4 win. Compton showed up again going 3-4 in the game with 2 doubles, a Home Runs and 4 RBI’s. 

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Week 6 Players and Teams of the Week

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. 

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Week 5 Teams and Players of the Week

Div 3: North Lake (2-0)

When looking at Division 3 schools in Texas one that almost ALWAYS gets overlooked is North Lake. This year they are not off to start. Getting blown out in their first 2 series by LSU-Eunice and McCook. They caught fire last week beating Southwest College Prep 14-3 and 14-4. In just the 2 games they played this past week they outscored Mountain View 23-0 (they finished the sweep of them Monday with a 21-8 win. So outscored them 44-9 in 3 games.)

In the first game they took it 12-0. They were led by the duo of Daylan Bower who went 2-4 with a homer, 4 RBI, 1 R, and 2 BB, and Carson Cheaney who was 2-6 with a homer, 3 RBI’s, and 3 Runs. 

In their second game, they won 11-0. This game was led on the mound by Brendan Parker who saw 24 batters over 6 innings, striking out 7 of them with just 3 hits and 1 walk. At the plate, Cheaney came out again only going 1-4, but had a double, with 3 RBI’s and scored 2 runs. 

CCCAA: Marin (3-0)

Many of you have probably never heard of this NorCal team. Or even know where Marin County is. It is just north of San Francisco and to be honest if there was just one team of the week Marin would take home that honor. 

This past week they took on the then ranked #10 San Mateo Bulldogs, and came out with a Sweep. You read that right a Sweep of a top 10 team!

It started Tuesday when they beat the bulldogs 12-4. Marin put up crooked numbers in their 1st four innings. 2 in the first, second, and third, and 4 in the fourth. Then they scored another in the 5 which put the score to 11-4. They put one more up in the 7th to get to the final score. This game was lead by Dionathan Cornet who was 3-4 on the day with 4 RBI’s and 2 runs. On the mound the win went to Zach Tonnerre who went 6 strong innings striking out 7. 

The next win came on Thursday when Marin traveled to San Mateo and got it 8-4. This is another game that started of fast and they never looked back. In the first Cornet had an RBI double that drove in Anthony Pomi. The next batter Joey Loveles hit into a Fielder's Choice which drove Jacob Berg in for their second run. In the second they put up a 3-spot thanks to a Bases loaded walk and then a 2 RBI double by Loveles. Their final runs came in the 4th when they put up yet another 3 spot. 

The final game of the series took place back on Marins home turf that Saturday. This game was dominated more by the pitchers even though it was a 6-0 win for them. Owen Hamilton got the start and went 6.2 innings with 4 punch outs with a walk and 6 hits. Tyler Shelley came in for the last 2.1 innings struck out 2 with just a walk and a hit. 

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Week 2- Teams and Players of the Week

Div 1: #4 Central Arizona (4-0)

Central started with their foot on the gas pedal and hasn't let up. This past week they traveled up to Vegas for the annual Border Battle hosted by Southern Nevada. The field consisted of 3 of the Top 25 Div. 1 Teams (Southern Nevada, Arizona Western, New Mexico), one of the Top Div. 2 teams (GateWay). In their 4 games, they put up 33 runs while only allowing 5. In-game 1 they took on the Host Southern Nevada in a 7-0 Win, then Took on 2019 World Series team New Mexico and came out on top 6-3. They finished Saturday with a game against Utah State Eastern and came out with a 12-1 win. In the Championship game, Central took on ACCAC rival Arizona Western in which they came out on top with an 8-1 win. 

Div 2: #7 Northeast (3-1)

In just their 3rd year Northeast has made their presence known. After finishing at the National Tournament in Enid last year they started the season against the defending National Champs NOC-Enid. They took the series 3-1 outscoring them 34-18. They took the 1st game 10-6 then lost the next one in walk-off fashion 5-4. They came back the next day to take both games by the score of 10-5, and 9-3. 

Div 3: Eastfield (3-0)

CCCAA: #22 Cerritos (4-0)

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