2018 Under Armour Mid-America Championships – Team Rosters & Scouting Reports

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July 6-8, 2018
Scrapyard Sports Complex – Conroe, TX
Schedule & Scores


PLEASE NOTE: Players that are written up on the scouting blog were identified by our scouting staff based on the demonstration of notable tool(s) or skill(s). While we do not keep stats, we are watching for standout performers on the mound, at the plate, in the field and on the bases.

14U Participating Teams

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Aces Express 14u Futures

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-#23: She is a right handed pitcher that lives high in the zone and gets hitters to chase. She generates a lot of ground balls and outs for her team and displays confidence in the circle.

 

-#7: Elizabeth has a smooth swing and is direct to the ball. She is smart on the bases and has speed to put pressure on the defense. She is always aggressive and looking to advance to the next bag.

 

-#21: She throws consistently around 56mph and locates her pitches really well. She throws a solid change up to throw hitters timing off and gets a lot of hitters to fall to their front side on the change of speed. She shows a decent rise ball that gets hitters to chase and she attacks hitters early on.

 

 

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Aces Express 14u Prospects

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-#23 Jenna made two amazing plays at second base and shows quick footwork on each play. She reads the ball well off of the bat and stops a lot of hits from getting into the outfield. She works well up the middle and stays light on her feet.

 

-#2: In the box, Megan attacks the pitcher early in the count and jumps on the fastball. She keeps her hands level through the zone and has a good eye for the strike zone. She shows pop behind her contact and speed down the base path.

 

 

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America Express Freedom – Allen

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-#11 Kaitlin Hall: At third base, she has a strong base and moves well to her glove side. She is always willing to dive to stop the ball from getting past her. She has a strong throw across the diamond and communicates really well with her pitcher.

 

-#23 Abigail Long: Behind the plate, she works well with her pitcher and receives the ball quietly with her hands. She frames pitches well and steals strikes for her pitcher. She is talkative and is a vocal leader on the diamond.

 

#0 Madison Ramos: In the circle, Madison locates her pitches well and stays smooth through her mechanics. She has a great change up and can throw it at any time to throw off hitters timing. She is consistent and works the corners.

 

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Gametime Stars Futures

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-#6 Emily Scrimshire: Behind the plate, Emily has a 2.0 pop time on her throws to bases. She blocks the ball well and stops runners from advancing to the next base. She works hard for her pitcher and is a leader behind the plate.

 

-#22 Mandi Lenon: Offensively, she is very selective at the plate and has good opposite field power. She keeps her hands inside of the ball well and has a good eye for the strike zone. She has smooth footwork at shortstop and works well up the middle.

 

#25 Brooklyn Wilson: She keeps her hands through the ball well and gets to extension in her swing nicely. She has power behind her contact and waits for her pitch to drive. She has an athletic build and works hard for her team.

 

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Illusions Gold Ram

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-#33 Amelia Hatthorn: In the circle, she sits around 53-54 mph and throws a 38 mph change up. She can throw her change up often and in any count for a strike. She gets ahead early on the hitters and shows tight spin on her rise ball.

 

-#34 Ashley Rojas: In the outfield, she has a solid drop step back and can cover a lot of ground. Offensively, she has pop in her contact to the opposite field and keeps her hands inside the ball well. She is quick down the base path and is aggressive both in the box and on the field.

 

 

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Impact Gold Jacoby – Escamilla

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-#9 Tauryn Alexander: She blocks the ball well behind the plate and shows good form in her receiving skills. She works well with her pitcher and gives great effort.

 

 

-#99 Makenzie Wright: She moves well to her glove side and has a strong base at third. She sets her feet well before her throw and displays strength behind her throws to her target. She covers the hole well and stops the ball from getting to the outfield.

 

 

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Strike Zone Select

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-#7 Kendall Forbes: Defensively, she has smooth hands when fielding the ball and a quick release on her throws to first base. She works through the ball well and stays light on her feet when moving laterally.

 

-#8 Alexis Thomas: She has solid backhand mechanic and smooth foot work to the ball. She has a strong arm and makes accurate throws to her target. She has quick feet on defense and out of the box. She is always looking to steal the next base and puts pressure on the defense.

 

 

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Texas Sting

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-#27 Jordyn Rodriguez: In the box, she has a confident presence and a solid base. She has a good eye for the strike zone and keeps her hands inside of the ball well. She stays through the ball well and barrels up the ball consistently.

 

-#99 Debanhi Carrizales: She moves well laterally at shortstop and is always ready for the next play to come. She has good momentum through each play and a quick release on her throws to her target.

 

 

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16U Participating Teams

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Aces Express 16u Prospects

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-#2 Ciara Trahan: In the batters box, she works the count and waits for her pitch to hit. She finds a way to get herself on base for her team and puts them in a position to score some runs. She is good control of the barrel of her bat and can place the ball well when slapping.

 

-#15 Jodie Aguirre: In the circle, she is confident and attacks hitters early. She places her pitches well and hits her spots. She is a strike out pitcher and shows solid movement on her curve ball.

 

-#27 Jessie Shipley: She is athletic at shortstop and moves well laterally. She stays low in her legs and creates good momentum through each play. She charges the ball well and makes accurate throws to her target.

 

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Diamond Hotshots

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-#15 Taylor Wilson: She has good field awareness and is always ready for the next play ahead of her. She is very vocal on the field and gives 100% on every single play.

 

-#18 Kylie Woods: She has a solid arm in the outfield and gets behind the ball well. She sets herself up to come through the ball creating the most momentum possible through each play. She has a strong arm on her throws to her cut off. In the batters box, she sits back on the change up and is on time with her hands through the zone.

 

-#23 Michelle Soules: She is consistently throwing around 52-54 mph and hits her spots well on the corners. She has solid spin and tight wrist action in her mechanics. She attacks hitters early and also is aggressive and attacks the pitcher early while in the batters box.

 

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Diamond Sports Hotshots Futures

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-#8: On the mound, she has solid movement in her pitches and shows tight spin on both her curve ball and her screw ball. She throws in the upper 50’s and works the corners of the plate well. In the box, she turns on the ball well and drives through her lower half to create power behind her contact.

 

-#10: Behind the plate, she blocks the ball well and is a vocal leader to her pitcher and infield. She throws the ball down quickly and frames pitches well to steal strikes for her pitcher.

 

-#21: She has a strong arm in the outfield and makes accurate throws to her target. She has good momentum through each play and comes up firing to her cut off. She positions herself well behind the ball to create good movement through the play.

 

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Hit Away – Doyle

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-#12 Illyana Camacho: Behind the plate, she works really hard for her pitcher and stays athletic in her movements. She has a 2.0 pop time and has a quick release on her throws to second. She is confident behind the plate and aggressive on her throw downs to pick runners off. In the batters box, she has pull power and hits the ball hard up the middle.

 

-#13 Paola Perdomo: Offensively, she hits the outside pitch well and keeps her hands inside of the ball to drive it the other way. She has quick hands through the zone and a good eye for the strike zone.

 

#7 Paula Permodo: She has good speed on the bases and is always looking to advance to the next base. She puts pressure on her defense with how aggressive she is and is overall quick in her footwork.

 

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Impact Gold STX

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-#22 Lizette Del Angel: She throws upper 50’s and shows late break on her pitches. She has good command on her fastball and her curve ball. She is very effective on the circle and gets the job done for her team.

 

-#24 Katherine Flores: She has quick hands and stays inside the ball well. She hits the ball hard up the middle and gets on base for her team. She has a smooth finish and sees the ball well off of her barrel.

 

 

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Katy Cruisers

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-#10 Grace Fanset: She consistently throws between 53-55 mph and moves her pitches well. She gets ahead on hitters early and produces a lot of ground ball outs for her team. She works hard in the circle and has a confident demeanor on the mound.

 

-#3 Lanaye Keys: In the circle she is calm and can work well through pressure situations. She works the corners of the plate and mixes her pitches well to throw off hitters timing in the box.

 

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Oklahoma Blaze 16u

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-#17 Tiara Blackshire: Behind the plate, she has a strong arm on her throw downs to second base. She makes accurate throws and has a quick pop time. She moves well around the ball on her blocks and gets in a low and athletic position to receive the pitch well.

 

 

-#8 Gabriela Everett: On the mound, she works the corners well and shows a confident demeanor on the mound. She has good control of her pitches and solid command on her fastball.

 

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Sugar Land Pride 16u

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-#17 Madelyn Palmer: She has good blocks behind the plate and keeps the ball in front so that runners can not advance on her. She frames pitches well and steals strikes for her pitcher. She is smart behind the plate and has solid game awareness.

 

-#27 Sohana Parikh: She throws in the low 50’s and has a 40 mph change up. She mixes speeds well and is not afraid to throw up and in to hitters to jam them up. She fields her position well and works hard in the circle for her team.

 

 

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Texas Arsenal – McCarthy

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-#4 Jacquelyn Walters: She has a solid bat path to the ball and battles with 2 strikes. She is a smart hitter in the box and puts the ball in play with runners on. She has a good eye for the strike zone and does what she has to do to help her team.

 

-#12 Jordyn Orr: She is a hard worker and communicates well with her team. She digs the ball well at first base and comes through the ball well. She covers her bag well and is always communicating with her pitcher. In the box, she gets through extension well in her swing and can drive the ball the other way.

 

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Texas Blaze ETX – Red

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-#16 Trysten Liesman: She locates her pitches well and works hard in the circle for her team. She mixes speeds to throw off the hitters timing and isn’t afraid to bust inside to jam the hitters up.

 

-#19 Amanda McDowell: She is very athletic at shortstop and doesn’t let too many balls get past her. She moves in the 5/6 hole fantastic and is always communicating with her infield well. She has a strong throw across the diamond and a clean exchange to her target.

 

 

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Texas Blaze ETX – White

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-#6 Lexi Wilson: Lexi is quick on the bases and has great slides to avoid tags into the bases. She is always looking to take the next base and advance for her team. She moves well in the outfield and gets a good jump off of contact.

 

-#11 Mak Jenkins: In the circle, she has a calm demeanor and creates solid spin on her pitches. She hits her spots and has good arm velocity for her age. She works the counts and attacks her hitters early.

 

 

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Texas Elite – South

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-#3 Alaney Roe: She moves well the 5/6 hole and stops the ball from getting into the outfield at all costs. She stays low in her legs and creates good momentum through each play. She has a quick and clean transfer on her throws and is always ready for the next play to come.

 

-#17 Chaeli Veatch: In the box, she has a strong and powerful base. She has a good eye for the strike zone and a smooth swing. She has power potential and has great use of her lower half through her swing.

 

 

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Texas Thunderstix

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-#6 Jadeyn Garcia: She has an accurate arm in left field and threw out a runner tagging from second. She has strength behind her throw and comes through the ball well creating solid momentum through the play. She is light on her feet and shows speed in her running game.

 

-#22 Sabrina Graf: She lets the ball get deep and stays level through the zone with her bat head. She shows power in the gaps and waits for her pitch to hit. Behind the plate, she receives the ball quietly and has a quick release on her throws to bases.

 

 

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18U A Participating Teams

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Firecrackers HTX Malone

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-#3 Destine Revier: Destinie is aggressive on the bases and is always looking to take the next base. She puts pressure on the defense and has solid game awareness. She covers a lot of ground defensively and communicates well with her teammates.

 

-#4 Madison Norman: Defensively, Madison shows strength behind her throws in the outfield. She has an accurate arm and quick release. She moves well in the gaps and gets a good read of the ball right off of the bat. Offensively, she has a solid swing and smooth mechanics. She uses her legs well and drives through the zone.

 

-#6 Morgan Lowe: Morgan has smooth hands in the box and keeps her hands inside the ball well. She can turn on the inside pitch and drive it to left field. On the mound, Morgan attacks the hitters early and hits her spots well.

 

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Marucci Elite Texas

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-#11 Mackenzie Wilson: She goes with the opposite pitch well and displays power behind her contact. She battles at the plate no matter what the count is and finds a way on base for her team.

 

-#21 Ryleigh Mills: She has a good eye for the strike zone at the plate and shows patience waiting for her pitch to hit. Defensively, she makes accurate throws to second base and frames the ball well behind the plate.

 

 

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No Mercy

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-#5 Jonee Villanueva: Defensively, Jonee takes great angles to the ball and stays light on her feet. She has good range and cuts off the ball well in the gaps. She has a quick release in her throw to her cut off and communicates well with her teammates.

 

-#17 Miranda Pollock: On the mound, Miranda consistently throws between 56-58mph with a 46 mph change up. She has good change of speed in her pitches to throw off the hitters timing. She has tight spin on her screw ball and drives off the mound well creating more velocity behind her pitches.

 

 

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Southern Force

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-#10: She makes solid contact and keeps her hands above the ball well. She stays on top and drives the ball to left center. She battles in every count and is quick down the base path.

 

-#7: In the outfield, she has good range in the gaps and an accurate arm on her throws to her target. She has a quick release and stops runners from tagging up on her ability to throw runners out at home plate.

 

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Texas Bombers 18u HTX

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Texas Phase 2

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18U GOLD Participating Teams

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-#23: She has quick hands and good pop off of the bat. She is aggressive on the first pitch and attacks the pitcher early on. She battles no matter what the count is and tries to find a way on base for her team.

 

-#16: Brianna works well for her team behind the plate and has a clean exchange on her throws to bases. She is accurate in her arm and frames the ball well for her pitcher. She has a strong base and is athletic in her movements behind the plate.

 

 

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Aces Express Gold McCorkle

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-#4: She is a great lead off hitter who find a way to get on base however she can for her team. She is fast down the base path and puts pressure on the defense when she is on base. She is aggressive and always looking to advance to the next base.

 

-#17: On the mound, she has a confident demeanor and attacks hitters early in the count. She has as strong and athletic build with solid spin on her pitches. She throws consistently between 58-60 mph and has a 32 mph change up. She keeps the ball low in the zone and has an excellent drop curve that gets hitters to swing and miss.

 

 

 

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American Thunder Gold

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-#00 Kailey Jones: She does a great job blocking the ball behind the plate. She is a wall and keeps everything in front of her making it hard for runners to advance to the next base with her behind the plate. Offensively, she has quick hands and power behind her contact.

 

-#23: She made a fantastic diving play in centerfield and shows how well she reads the ball off of the bat. Offensively, she has a good 2 strike approach at the plate and keeps her hands inside the ball well creating solid contact to the opposite side of the field.

 

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Impact Gold – Garcia

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-#22 Lauren Gonzales: In the outfield she is quick on her feet and moves well in the gaps. She shows solid range and gets a good read of the ball off of the bat. She communicates well with her teammates and is always backing up her other outfielders.

 

-#12: She has a strong and athletic build and moves well defensively. In the batters box, she hits the ball hard up the middle and keeps her hands inside the ball well. She can dries the ball to the opposite field well and uses her lower half to create more pop in her contact.

 

 

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Stingers

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-#10 Kaila Lee: She made a great diving play at shortstop and shows how athletic she is. She hustles hard and gives great effort on every single play. She is a solid situational hitter and waits for her pitch to drive when in the batters box.

 

-#15 Kyra Lunford: She has a strong and accurate arm on her throws to her target. She had some great pickoff attempts to third base and solid footwork through each play. In the batters box, she attacks the zone early and makes solid contact consistently.

 

 

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Team TFS STX

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-#42 Madison Matranga: She has as strong throe from her knees to second base with a clean exchange on her throws. She stops runners from advancing to the next base because of how aggressive she is behind the plate. She blocks the ball well and keeps the ball in front/

 

-#32 Angela Olivia: At shortstop she shows range to both sides and stays low in her legs as she moves laterally. She has a strong arm on her throws to first base and moves well up the middle.

 

 

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