The USAO Drovers will be heading to Nebraska for the NAIA Regional tournament. The 5 teams competing in this tournament are the 1st seed, Bellevue Bruins, 2nd seed, USAO Drovers, 3rd seed, Davenport Panthers, 4th seed Antelope Valley Marauders and 5th seed, Judson Eagles.
What to know about the Bellevue Bruins:
The Bellevue Bruins come into this tournament with a 49-9 record. The Bruins have had a lot of success on both sides of the ball, but the offense is scoring 8 runs and tacking on 11 hits per game. On offense the Bruins have 2 key players Derik Bontempo, who is hitting .455 with 92 hits and has 17 home runs and Todd Nicks, who is hitting .370 with 57 hits and has tacked on 13 home runs. The pitching for the Bruins has been great, they rank 4th in earn run average with a 3.10 ERA as a team. The Bruins have 5 key pitchers led by Ben Mckendall, he is 9-0 with a 1.59 ERA with 96 strikeouts. Colten Barnes, who is 9-2 with 3.25 ERA and 67 strikeouts. Todd Nicks, who is 9-3 with a 2.86 ERA with 86 strikeouts. Zach Wilson, who is 8-1 with a 2.02 ERA with 49 strikeouts. Reid Feeley, who is 8-0 with a 3.55 ERA and with 67 strikeouts.
The Bruins will play the winner of the Antelope Valley and Judson game at 6pm.
What to know about the USAO Drovers:
The USAO Drovers come into this tournament with a 41-15 record. The Drovers have a good all around club, behind coach Mike Ross. The pitchers for the Drovers have had a good season and are ranked 5th in earned run average, with a 3.25 ERA as a team. The defense has 4 key players, led by Francis Ventura who is 9-1 with a 1.59 ERA with 80 strikeouts. Jose Hidalgo, he went 8-1 with a 1.87 ERA and 78 strikeouts. Carson Corff, he went 7-0 with a 2.82 ERA with 43 strikeouts. Ruddy Estrella, he went 1-1 with a 2.49 ERA and 29 strikeouts. Now to the bats for USAO, they are averaging 8 runs and 11 hits per game. The Drovers have 4 key players on the offensive side, led by Christian Perez, who is hitting .435 with 80 hits and 8 home runs. Randy Ventura, who is hitting .432 with 79 hits and 8 home runs. Dillon White, who is hitting .405 with 79 hits, 15 home runs and 79 RBIs. Frankely Gonzalez, who is hitting .364 with 75 hits and 7 home runs.
The Drovers will play the Davenport Panthers on Monday at 2pm.
What to know about the Davenport Panthers:
The Davenport Panthers come into this tournament with 41-15 record. The Panthers have a great all around club, behind coach Kevin Tidey. The offense for the Panthers, are averaging 8 runs and 11 hits per game. The Panthers have 4 key players on offensive side, led by Brian Sobieski, who is batting .383 with 70 hits and 11 home runs. Nolan Page, who is batting .333 with 65 hits and 3 home runs. Anthony Diponio, who is batting .337 with 61 hits and 2 home runs. Jake Bozzo, who is batting .345 with 29 hit and 2 home runs. Now to the pitching staff for the Panthers, who are ranked 10th in earned run average with 3.41 as a team. The Panthers have 4 key players on the defensive side of the ball, led by Grant Wolfram, who is 13-1 with a 3.03 ERA and 95 strikeouts. Jonathan Cheshire, who is 9-3 with a 2.51 ERA and 10 saves. Andrew Click, who is 7-2 with a 3.30 ERA and 62 strikeouts. Krystian Johnson-Batillana, who is 7-2 with a 2.58 ERA and 79 strikeouts.
The Davenport Panthers will play the USAO Drovers on Monday at 2pm.
What to know about the Antelope Valley Marauders:
The Antelope Valley Marauders come into this tournament with a 36-16 record. The Marauders have a good all around team, led by coach Jacob Garsez. The pitching for Antelope Valley, is ranked 31st in earned run average with a 3.84 team ERA. The Marauders have 4 key pitchers that are led by Dallas Litscher with a 9-3 record and a 3.10 ERA and 81 strikeouts. Arroyo Gilberto, who is 8-3 with 3.74 ERA and 65 strikeouts. Tyler Sharp, who is 7-5 with 2.91 ERA and 75 strikeouts. Layne Sutton, who is 2-0 with a 0.69 ERA and with 9 saves. The offense for the Marauders, is scoring 8 runs and getting 11 hits per game. The Marauders have 2 key players on the offensive side and are led by Tyler Pittmon, who is hitting .403 and has 75 hits and 7 home runs and Jake Harrison, who is hitting .331 with 50 hits and 9 home runs.
Antelope Valley will play the Judson Eagles on Monday at 10am.
What to know about the Judson Eagles:
The Judson Eagles come into this tournament with a 37-18 record. Coach Rich Benjamin, has a good all around baseball team. For the Eagles, they are scoring 6 runs and getting 10 hits per game. The Eagles have 4 key players on offense and are led by Josh Krueger, who is hitting .455 with 74 hits and 5 home runs. Cullen Mayhew, who is hitting .327 with 66 hits and 3 home runs. David Matthews, who is hitting .301 with 56 hits and 6 home runs. The Eagles have 2 key pitchers, led by Ty Parauette, he is 10-0 with a 3.78 ERA and 88 strikeouts and Danny Gerke, he is 4-0 with a 4.01 ERA and 37 strikeouts.
The Judson Eagles will play Antelope Valley on Monday at 10am.