Florida State Games 14U/15U Day Three and Playoff Recap


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Days three and four featured the final day of pool play and the playoff for the 14 and 15u division at IMG Academy. For the 14u, the Ostingers, Southern Squeeze, Kangaroo Court National and FTB Select moved on to the playoff. While the 15u division featured Cannons American, Top Tier Roos National and American and 5 Star Jones. 

In the 14u division, the Ostingers and Kangaroo Court moved on to the championshipp games behind strong offensive performances, with Ostingers winning 10-2 over Southern Squeeze and Kangaroo Court winning 7-4 over FTB Select. Ostingers would take the 14u championship home thanks to an outstanding performance by Alex Phillpot. Phillpot would go six innings, not allow run on three hits and striking out four in six innings of work. The offense was led by Jacob Magadon who would go 2-3 with an RBI to lead Ostingers to the 3-0 win. 

The 15u championship game would feature Cannons American and Top Tier Roos American, as the both advanced winning 9-1. Cannons would roll out a pair of top ten 2022 pitchers in Evan Dobias and Brandon Barriera against the Roos. Dobias would get the start, going two innings and giving up two unearned runs while striking out one. Cannons would answer the Top Tier Roos early offense with a three run second, capped by an RBI single from Dylan Radke. A sacrifice fly in the fourth from Santiago Ordonez would extend the lead to 4-2 for the Cannons, but the 2023 right-hander Cade Kurland would settle in and control the game for the Roos from that point forward. 

A double from Amai Rivera-Martinez to lead off the fifth, followed by an error and a fielder's choice would tie the game at 4-4. Barriera would end up going three innings, allowing two runs on two hits. Brandon Gonsalves would relieve Barriera and shut down the Roo lineup, working mostly 85-86 and attacking the zone. 

Kurland, who remaining in the game until the seventh, was impressive all afternoon as he competed in the zone at 80-83 mph and flashed an above average slider. He would finish with 6.1 innings, allowing four runs, one earned, on six hits and striking out three. 

Jonathan Xeureb would get on base with one out and proceed to steal second. Jake Clemente, whose outing on the mound helped propel the Cannons to the finals, would come through with a base hit up the middle and seal the walk off win for the Cannons Baseball Academey. 

Below we take a look at some standouts from Day three and the playoffs. For the full schedule and scores CLICK HERE.

FTB Select

Anthony Cole 3B / SS / NA, FL / 2023

Very long, loose live athletic frame. Path works and present bat speed. Has a high offensive ceiling and power potential as he adds strength to a frame that could hold a lot more. Very intriguing young prospect.  

 

Florida Burn Platinum 2023

Abel Albarran SS / RHP / Charlotte, FL / 2023

Athletic middle infielder who also showed above average bat speed and a compact swing for his class. On the mound he showed a loose, live arm and worked 79-80 mph with life.  

Will Maguire C / 3B / Undecided, FL / 2023

The left handed hitting third baseman stood out offensively going 3-3 with a pair of RBIs. He has a simple and balanced swing and an ability to consistently find the barrel. A very high ceiling offensively.  

Sam Mummau SS / 3B / Palm Harbor University, FL / 2023

Twitchy, athletic shortstop who showed above average range and worked thorugh the ball with rhythm. Has a level, compact swing and was 1-2 with an RBI.  

Hunter Dietz / N/A, FL / 2023

Big, strong frame and looks the part. Works from a true 3/4 with a loose, clean and easy arm action and quiet head. Fastball worked 74-77 mph with a lot more to come. Struck out a pair in his outing.  

 

Ostingers 2023

 

Adrian Rolon 3B / RHP / Riverview , FL / 2023

Athletic frame at 5-foot-11, 160 pounds. He has lean strength and some quick twitch. Above average offensive toolset, as the strength plays well while also showing an above average approach.  

Alex Philpott RHP / OF / Bloomingdale, FL / 2023

Standing at 6-foot-3, he has a lanky, athletic build. Over the top slot with a continuous arm action. Clean, repeatable. He worked 77-80 topping at 83 mph, working downhill. Mixed a straight changeup and solid curveball. Most impressivel the six innings in the championship game was the overall composure and demeanor.  

 

5 Star Jones

 

Drew Marra 2B / SS / Cardinal Mooney, FL / 2022

Athletic middle infielder who stayed on the barrel consistently. Seeming had a hit every at-bat. Was 4 for his last 6 and has a level, compact swing.  

 

Top Tier American 

Amai Rivera-Martinez 1B / LHP / Northeast, FL / 2022

The long, lean left-handed hitter was very impressive offensively. He has well above average bat speed and even with long levers has the ability to stay compact while creating leverage. Showed the ability to hit elite pitching, turning around a very tough left on left match-up with Barriera for a double.  

Cade Kurland SS / RHP / Berkeley Preparatory, FL / 2023

Kurland has long stood out all over the field offensively, but the performance on the mound was equally as impressive in the championship game. He competed in the zone at 80-83 mph flashing an above average slider. Overall, the ability to compete got him through 6.1 innings and nearly led his team to a championship.  

 

Kangaroo Court Roos American 2023

Cristofer Walley LHP / Citrus, FL / 2023

Stood out previous offensively as he showed an ability to turn the barrel from the left side. On the mound he shows a live, loose left-handed arm and worked mostly 73-75 mph.  

Troy Reader C / 3B / Berkeley Prep, FL / 2023

A lean and athletic 5-foot-10, 170 pounds. He stands out defensively where he is an above average receiver. He has flexibility in his setup, moves, blocks and throws well. Had pop times in the 2.1 range in between innings. Offensively, takes swings with controlled aggression, middle line drive approach. Balanced, somewhat wide setup, loads hands back deep into stance. 

 

Midland Swarm Select

 

Andrew Duncan OF / OF / Palm Harbor University , FL / 2023

Extremely athletic and projectable frame. Some swing and miss, but swing was on time and worked to extension today. Loose and easy with quick hands and bat speed. Was 1-2 with a pair of RBIs.  

 

Ostingers 2022

Caden Kok RHP / OF / Winter Haven, FL / 2022

Jumped on the mound and showed a live, loose and quick arm. Worked 80-83 mph and showed an occasional above average curveball at 70 mph.   

 

Drake Harman OF / Bloomingdale , FL / 2022

Athletic left-handed hitting outfielder. Quiet, simple swing, but stood out when he showed an advanced ability to track down a ball directly over his head, deep to center after initially misreading it.  

Brody Donay C / 3B / Lakeland Christian, FL / 2022

Extremely projectable frame. Offense continues to improve, but really works well defensively both block and receiving.  

 

Florida Burn 2022 Platinum

Matthew Geller SS / RHP / Gulf Coast, FL / 2022

6-foot-2, 175-pound right-handed pitcher and third baseman, projectable, long limbs, athletic build. Caught our eye first for his play at third base, arm has plenty of strength to stick on the left-side. Got on the mound vs. West Coast 9 Devils, long arm action out a high ¾ slot, works on-line, lands toe-open but remains square to home, finishes athletically. Fastball sat 79-81, touched 82. Curveball played at 67 mph. 



Florida Burn 2022 Orlosky

Joey Daniels C / Steinbrenner, FL / 2022

A stocky, strong 5-foot-10, 180 pounds. Showed a strong, compact swig and stayed on time and on the barrel going 2-3 with a run scored.  

 

Florida Burn 2022 Doughty

Ethan Phillips RHP / Calvary Christian, FL / 2022

6-foot, 150-pound right-handed hitter, lean athlete. Stood out offensively, competitive at the plate with an athletic swing, line drive type hitter. 


Cannons 2022 American

Jake Clemente RHP / OF / North Broward Prep, FL / 2022

On the mound, worked 80-83 with a very up tempo pace. Attacked hitters and has a live, loose arm with a lot of life. Offensively, he hit the walk-off winner in the championship game. 

Erik Blair LHP / OF / Westminster, FL / 2022

A bit of an undersized left-hander, but showed an advanced feel to pitch. A clean, quick arm, worked 77-81, topping at 82 mph. Had a well above average feel for a fading changeup at 71-73 mph and flashed a slider at 69-72 mph with tight spin when extended.  

Adrian Dominguez 3B / OF / Barbara Goleman, FL / 2022

The long, lean and projectable left-handed hitting first baseman came through with a pair of hits. He has well above average bat speed and ability to create leverage while also showing ability to cut down the swing and have bat to ball skills. Advanced hitter with high upside.  

Dean Guzman OF / C / Pembroke Pines Charter, FL / 2022

Athletic catcher who has above average defensive actions. Really stood out offensively where he has an aggressive approach with above average bat speed. He has a strong lower half and pull side power. Was 1-2 with an RBI.  

Jonathan Xuereb SS / 3B / Calvary Christian , FL / 2022

6-foot-1, 195 pound, he has a strong, physical frame. The strength played as he drove a double off of the left field wall. Defensively, played a solid shortstop, showed feel around the bag and the ability to make plays on the move with a loose arm action. On the mound, fastball sat 80-81 with a curveball at 80 mph. Athletic infielder and came up big offensively for the Cannons. Was 2-3 for four RBIs 

Derek Bermudez 3B / West Broward, FL / 2022

6-foot, 175-pound two-way prospect, typically a third baseman, was given a few innings on the mound was impressive. A competitor and strike thrower, works with a long, reaching arm action out of a high ¾ slot. Fastball sat 77-80, touched 81. Complemented with a breaking ball at 65-69. 

Brandon Gonsalves 1B / RHP / Westminster Academy, FL / 2022

6-foot, 175-pound two-way prospect, physical frame, stood out today at first base. Defensively, fluid footwork around the bag, agile first step, not afraid to give body up. Offensively, strength in frame translates to a swing, looks to drive the ball from gap-to-gap. 


Cannons 2022 National

Angel (AJ) Wydra RHP / 2B / John Carroll Catholic, FL / 2022

5-foot-11, 150-pound right-handed pitcher, lean athletic build. On the mound, a crafty pitcher, works out of a ¾ slot with a full arm swing on the back-side, repeats well. Drop and drive delivery. Attacked the Top Tier order with a healthy dose of changeups, showed advanced feel for the pitch, featured run and sinking action at 62-63 mph. Fastball played at 77 mph. 


Florida Panthers

Gabe Suarez RHP / C / N/A, FL / 2022

6-foot-1, 185-pound right-handed pitcher, physically frame, strong lower half. On the mound, showed a short arm action out of a high ¾ slot, uses lower half well. Fastball sat 79-81, showed good command of the pitch, pounded the zone. 

Daniel Lazaro LHP / N/A, FL / 2023

6-foot, 170-pound left-handed pitcher. Works form a ¾ slot, steps towards first base, throws cross-body. Fastball sat 77-78. 


Southern Squeeze 2022

Luis Gomez C / 1B / Palmetto Ridge, FL / 2022

Physical 6-foot-1, 190 pound, moves athletically, projectable. Swings a powerful bat, strength in frame translates to swing. Drives the ball from gap-to-gap with power. 



Tampa Terror 2022

Dominic Merrer 3B / RHP / East Lake, FL / 2022

5-foot-11, 175-pound right-handed pitcher, physical frame. Worked with a short arm action out of a high ¾ slot. Pounded the zone with fastball at 78-79 mph, offered up an 11/5 curveball at 68-69. 



Top Tier Roos American

Carter French OF / LHP / Jesuit, FL / 2022

6-foot-1, 165-pounds, left-handed pitcher, long frame, projectable build, more in the tank with further development. On the mound, short arm action, slow draw on the back-side. Pounded the strike zone. Fastball sat 77-79. Curveball, 1/7 shape, 67-70. 


West Coast 9 Devils

Chris Barr SS / 3B / N/A, FL / 2022

5-foot-7, 135-pound shortstop, athletically built, stood out defensively. Showed feel around the bag, good defensive awareness, made a number of nice plays while on the move, body control, athletic arm action, consistent performer. 

Caden Brown OF / N/A, FL / 2022

5-foot-8, 125-pound two-way prospect, outfielder and left-handed pitcher. On the mound, long arm action, shows on the back-side with a stab, ¾ slot, some looseness, drop and drive delivery. Fastball sat 73-76 with run. Offensively, hit in the leadoff spot all tournament. Takes an open stance, more square to the pitcher than not, leg kick timing trigger, early timing, hands load back and drop. Line drive type hitter, good barrel control and eye at the plate. 


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