Prep Baseball Report

Player Highlights from the DFC

By John Cackowski
State Director

Many players had great performances in the first annual PBR Fall Diamond Classic. Below are some highlights of what players did over the weekend.

Saturday 8/22/15-18U Division)

2016 RHP Paul Tillotson and 2016 RHP Bo Weiss of Slammers Holzemer combined for a no hitter against UA Prime on Saturday. They combined for 14 strikeouts in 7 innings. In the same game 2016 OF Cooper Shearon hit a homerun.

Parker Friedentag had an impressive weekend for TCR.  Parker Friedentag was 2-3, 2B and 1B, 3 RBI's against Arvada West, and in the same game 2016 RHP Donovin Martinez threw a CG with 4 k's. In the next game against Lightning Friedentag partnered up with 2017 RHP/SS Kyle Cardona to pitch a shut out. 2016 1B Ryan Sullivan for Lightning went 2-3 with a double in the loss

PBR North beat Rock Canyon 11-3 on Saturday and 2016 OF Austin Carson was 2 for 3, HR, 4-RBI's scored twice,and 2016 2B JP Demers was 2 for 3, 2 RBI's and scored twice. In next game against Slammers Mouton PBR North won 9-2. 2016 Josh Schumacher was 2 for 3 with a 2B and RBI, 2016 OF Austin Cauble went 2 for 2 with a 2B, RBI, and BB, and 2016 C Danny Prickett was 2 for 3 with a 2B and 2 RBI's. On the mound 2017 RHP/1B McGwire Bledsoe went 4 plus innings with 4k's and gave up 2 ER


Sunday 8/23 (18U Division)

TCR beat the Roughnecks in a close game 6-5. 2016 C Colton Hager was 4-4 and hit 2 doubles, and
2016 OF Sam Beyer and Ben Taylor had 2 RBI's each. Hager also threw 6 innings and had 4 k's.

Lightning had an amazing day on Sunday with back to back no-hitters. In the first game 2016 RHP Christian Manmano  went 5 innings needing only 53 pitches to beat the Roughnecks 10-0. Sullivan had another good game at the plate going 2-3 with 2 runs scored. In the second game 2016 RHP Zach Berg, 2016 RHP Billy Moreland, and 2016 RHP Jaden Stromire combined for another no-hitter with Berg going 4 innings with 6 k's beating Arvada West 8-0. 2016 OF Matt Meraz and 2017 C Casey Opitz had good games at the plate both going 2-4, and Optiz stealing 3 bases. On a side note Casey Opitz back-picked two runners off the bases this weekend.

Team Colorado Fiscus beat SDBA 6-1. 2016 RHP Wade Council went 6 innings striking out 13 batters only giving up 1 hit. 2018 OF Alex Potter was 2-3 with 2 doubles and an RBI.

PBR North played Rock Canyon in the 1 vs 2 seeding game and won 6-1. 2016 LHP/1B Gavin Gifford went 2.0 innings, 4K's, 1 BB, 0 ER and 2016 RHP Alex Covarrubias went 1.1 Innings, 3 K's, 0 BB, 0 ER. Demers had another solid day at the plate going 2-2 with 2 runs scored. 

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