Team Mid-Atlantic JFG Day 2 Notes

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This week, Prep Baseball Report is hosting the Junior Future Games alongside the Future Games, with both events taking place at LakePoint in Cartersville, Georgia. Like the Future Games, teams represent a region, with Team Mid-Atlantic being made up of players from Maryland, Delaware, DC, and Virginia.

Junior Future Games teams play in a four game pool play tournament, with the pool leaders advancing to a Championship round on Sunday. 2019 is the first year that Team Mid-Atlantic has teams in the Junior Future Games field, with a 14U team and a 13U team competing.

13U opened their tournament with a doubleheader Friday morning. In the early game against Team Georgia, Team Mid-Atlantic's bats came out smoking with a 12-run first inning en route to a shortened 15-0 victory. Three pitchers combined on the 1-hitter. In 13U's second game, the team beat Arizona 16-8, in what was a back-and-forth game early before Mid-Atlantic's bats pulled the game out, capped off by Justin Gunter's three-run inside the park home run that ended the game by the run rule. With the sweep, 13U will advance into the Championship Bracket on Saturday evening.

14U Mid-Atlantic had their scheduled pool play game postponed due to Friday afternoon's extensive lightning delays. 14U Mid-Atlantic will continue pool play with a pair of games on Saturday before Sunday's Bracket play takes place.


Here are some notes from Team Mid-Atlantic players who had strong days:

13U Team Mid-Atlantic

-Buckingham County 2024 RHP/SS Justin Gunter threw a perfect first inning with 2 strikeouts for 13U in the morning game. Fastball was up to 75. At the plate, he was 4-5 across the two games, showing some pop with a double and an inside-the-park home run as well as five RBIs to go with a pair of walks.


-Matoaca 2024 C Jacob Lee crushed a ground-rule double to left, driving in 2 runs in the big morning rally. He ultimately was 1-3 between the two games with 4 RBIs, a sacrifice fly, a walk, and a stolen base.


-John's Creek (GA) 2024 C Jackson Marvel also had a 2 RBI base hit in the big rally in the morning game. Overall on the day he went 2-4 with 4 RBIs and a walk.


-Dinwiddie 2024 SS Jack Wells drove in Team Mid-Atlantic's first 2 runs of the weekend in the first game. Overall he went 4-5 at the plate with 5 RBIs total and a walk. Wells also tossed two innings, allowing 1 run on just 1 hit and 1 walk. Fastball was 69-72, touching 73. Curveball was 63-64.


-Thomas Dale 2024 OF Matthew McGovern was outstanding in the leadoff spot in both games, going 4-6 for the day with a walk. He had an RBI and showed his speed stealing two bags.



-Dinwiddie 2024 3B/RHP Lucas Smith also had a good day at the plate, going 4-5 with 5 RBIs and a stolen base. Also worked an inning on the mound with a strikeout. Fastball was 68-72 and curveball was 60 with a change-up that was 64-65.

-Gold Hill/Fort Mill (SC) 2024 OF/RHP Carter Blankenship had a single, a sacrifice fly, drew a walk and stole a base as well in contributing to Team Mid-Atlantic's offensive output. On the mound, he tossed a scoreless inning in the first game, striking out two batters with a fastball that was 71-74 and a curveball that was 63-66.


-John's Creek (GA) 2024 3B Will Kloiber didn't pick up any hits on the day, but he did barrel a few balls and drew two walks and stole a base. Kloiber also made a short appearance on the mound with a fastball running 65-68. 


-New Kent 2024 OF/RHP Carson Seely was 3-4 with a double and a triple as well as an RBI and a walk, he also stole a base as well. On the mound, he worked 1.2 innings, striking out 2. His fastball was 67-69, touching 70. Curveball was 55 and change-up was 62-64.


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