December 31, 2011
AZ Pro outscored their opponents 80-23 while going 7-0 to capture the 18U Winter National championship. In pool play, they defeated Prospects (AZ) 10-0, Gilbert Mudcats (AZ) 7-6, SV Xtreme (CA) 11-5. In elimination play, they defeated AZ Athletics 12-2, Dorados (AZ) 15-3, Team Boom (TX) 10-0 & So Cal Angels (CA) 15-7 in the championship game. Brock Hale, Austin Daus, Zac Hyzdu, Jon Meyer, Marco Burciaga, Jeremy Dietrich and Chris Akmon led an offense that averaged 11.5 runs per game. Strong pitching by Caleb Badder, Tanner Hofferber, Houston Samuel, Devin Hudspeth, Michael Gonzalez, Marion Mclean and Matt Waldren combined to hold opponents to just 3 runs per game. It was a total team effort to win the 24 team tournament.
December 20, 2011
Its All in The Game training center will be hosting a Holiday Baseball Camp January 3-6, 2012 at their facility and Peoria Sports Complex. The new center is scheduled to open soon after the first of the year, and this pre-grand opening event should be a good one, staffed by former MLB players, MLB coaches and college coaches.
December 1, 2011
With the holiday season approaching there are a number of camp opportunities available. For junior high and high school aged players, I always recommend the guys at PHD Baseball for their holiday camp, which this year is being held December 22-23 at Camp Verde High School. www.phdbaseball.com
The thing that sets this camp apart is the staff, which consists of college coaches and a number of the local MLB area scouts as well as Ric Wilson, the Scouting Director for the Los Angels Angels. Not only is the instruction top notch, these guys are all excellent references for the player looking to play after high school.
At $150 per player its a deal. Take a couple of days and go get your Baseball PHD.
Central Arizona College is also holding a 2 day pitching camp on December `10-11. This camp will be overseen by CAC Pitching Coach Mike Orchard. Central is one of the nation’s top Junior College programs. 2011 CAC Pitching Camp