GLENDALE - The Favorites: Gilbert Monsoon/Oklahoma Travelers. Hard to not select an undefeated team as the favorite, but the Oklahoma Travelers have shown plus defense and timely hitting all weekend while Gilbert has been crushing the baseball and producing lopsided wins all weekend.
The Darkhorse: Team APS Black
Two players from each team to watch:
9. Tanner Dearman SS. 6.6 runner in 60. Above average defender with soft hands. Showed leadership and ability to make difficult plays. Singled to all fields in RBI situations.
1 CF. Hunter Stephens
Very solid game again. Showed power to the pull gap and had 3 hits. Played an aggressive CF while taking two bases on balls in the dirt.
Impact Player Baseball
13. OF. Drew Andary.
Solid contact hitter to all fields with pull gap power and plate awareness. Ran the bases with great awareness turning an error into a run.
18 OF Garrett Gutierrez
Showed gap power with solid contact all day. Played plus defense with leadership. He seemed to always be involved when goo things happened for IPB.
10 Travis Goodwin INF
Showed plus pull power with a mammoth HR to left. Played a solid defense in a blow out win.
24. Justin LaForce INF
Showed gap power with 3 hits and multiple RBI. Played an above average SS showing range and a tick above average arm on the move.
1. Shane Carrier. OF
Broke the game open with oppo 2 r single. Plus athlete with a solid average arm. Has had solid approach at the plate all weekend.
17. Jeff Kuemmeler. DH
Showed above average contact all weekend with an RBI double today. Has pull power with loft for the future and a good feel for the zone.