NET Elite had another successful weekend, with tournaments in Louisville, KY and Tri Cities, TN. We are proud to continue showcasing some of the finest facilities across the country. There was 65 teams playing, and for the first time in a long time the weather behaved for us throughout most of the weekend. The Tri Cities event was able to finish all the games with no rain while Louisville made it until Sunday afternoon before the flood gates opened up.
In Louisville, the St Louis Tigers and Showtime Baseball both showed very impressive pool play wins over strong Wolves Baseball and Kentucky Rockers teams, to take the top seeding for the pool play. Rain halted play on Sunday as the Kentucky Rockers had advanced to the championship. In the 16u division, which we were able to complete, was the tale of two teams both sweeping there pools respectively to play for the championship. AT The Yard battled Rawlings Elite White in a game featuring the top teams. In the 18u division, it had Louisville Rampage advancing on to the championship before rain halted the Knox New Balance Game.
As for the Tri Cities events, Diamond USA, JC Rockets, and Kentucky Arsenal set the stage for top teams along with TN Athletics. JC Rockets who showed they can play going 2-2 in pool play and took home the 4th seed. But at the end of the weekend nobody was able to hold off of Diamond USA, whose pitching and defense kept everyone else at bay.
The 15u Division was commanded by the RBI Red Devils, while uncharacteristically we saw the Crusaders struggling to make it to bracket play. But once Sunday hit the the Crusaders came alive and battle their way back to defeat the Red Devils and RBI Rawhide for the Championship. Westerville A’s came down here and left nothing on the table while going 3-1 in pool play and being the number 2 overall seed.
16u Division was the most balanced division of the weekend. RBI Prime got upset against TN Prospects to knock them out of the running and open up the door for RBI Tri Cities who took full advantage and won both of their bracket games. East TN Elite who was the number 1 seed was outed by Clarksville in first round of playoffs.
17/18u division was a PG Regional event and showed off several good games, but no one could hold off Diamond Simcox, who was the only undefeated team through pool play, and carried over to bracket play finishing with a 6-0 record and taking care of business from the top to bottom. BC Athletics also showed great poised, which helped them in winning several games and carrying them into bracket.
Standout players :
Showtime: S Schieln K Guzman S Blackwell
Dirtbags Hunter Mendor
Senators Jared Coffee Kyle Lewis and Cox
East TN Elite : Turner and Mikey
Shelby Post 36 Hammond and Whise
Stix Jacob Wiliett
JC Braves Keller and Bembry
KY Rockers Sam Burdette Jessie Thurman Decon Davis
Orioles D Loggan , I Powell
RBI 16u Cobble and Ferguson
TN Athletics Cook and Payne
Kentucky Arsenal Morse
Prime Brandon Lejeune and Patrick Boles
Westerville A Tyler Sackett And Vince Francescone
BC athletics – carl beach nick mackle
RBI 18u Will Gladson Robbie Storen Max Everett
Diamond 18u Cole Rheinecker Chris Arbuthnot Ryan Macdonald Peter Schaefer
RBI 17u Eli Milhorn
Servo Canes – Ty Boyd Golsby
Rawhide Zack Rice
Arsenal Caden Minhinnett and Hunter Lepper
Torbett- Carter Lyndsay Kaleb Worley