LAKE WORTH - The FSF 18U All-Tournament Team:
P - Will Resnik, Orlando Scorpions Black
Resnik made PW History becoming the first player in the 18U Tournament to throw a no hitter. Resnik sat 82-84mph, but changed speeds well and scattered 4 Ks.
P - Jimmy Herget, West Florida Shockers
Herget got 2 wins during the tournament, playing an instrumental role in the Shockers State Title. Herget lead the tournament in IP (10), scattering 4 earned runs and punching out 10.
P - Jace Herrera, Orlando Scorpions Black
It's easy to see why the Scorpions Black was able to advance when 2 of their pitchers make the All-Tournament Team. Herrera picked up 2 wins during the tournament and tossed 9 innings, striking out 9, and walking just 2. He lived in the 85-88mph range during his starts.
P - Brandon Rhodes, Palm Beach PAL 16U
Rhodes tossed 9.1 IP, giving up 2 earned runs, striking out 10, and allowing no walks. No start of his was more important than his dominant performance over a loaded Scorpions Purple lineup, pitching the majority of the quarter finals game under the pressure of having a 1-0 lead.
P - Tyler Bender, Cape Coral Cannons
The young righty tossed 7.1 IP in two appearances, striking out 8, giving up 3 hits, and walking just 1. He didn't allow any earned runs in his appearances.
P - Kyle Bird, CBC Storm
The projectable lefty threw a combined 7.2 innings pitched in 2 appearances, striking out 8, allowed no earned runs, and picked up 2 wins on the mound.
P - Danny Brown, SWFL
Brown's complete game shutout gets him on the list.
RP - Ryan Deckert, World of Baseball
Deckert made 3 appearances totaling 6 IP, punching out 9, giving up just 1 hit, and allowing no runs.
RP - Dyland Benedict, West Florida Shockers
Benedict made 4 total appearances totaling up 9 innings, zero earned runs, punching out 6 and getting a win in the process.
UT - Taylor Layner, West Florida Shockers (MVP)
Layner was all over the place. 2-0 during the tournament on the mound, 9 IP, no earned runs. Offensively, 10 for 20 at the plate with a tournament-leading 11 RBI, 3 doubles 1 triple and 1 homerun. Wow. Layner drove in 11 runs, and didn't give up any on the mound making himself a +11 factor for the Shockers.
UT - Cody Denoyelles, Orlando Reds
Denoyelles made some key plays defensively and added a 7 for 12 effort offensively with 2 doubles. He got at least 1 hit in all 4 games and went 3 for 3 on stolen bases as well.
UT - Stanford Rowe, Tampa Panthers
Rowe hit 2 3-run bombs in one game and tossed 7 innings on the mound. The Georgetown commit also punched out 8 batters.
C - Taylor Gushue, Palm Beach PAL 16U
The Florida commit went 9 for 17 with 7 runs scored, 2 doubles, 1 triple and 1 homerun. He even went 3 for 3 on stolen bases.
1B - Emilio Desilva, SF Elite Squad Grey
Desilva didn't have a great tournament going just 4 of 9 overall, but he hit 2 bombs in 9 at bats, and that's the kind of output you want out of your first baseman.
2B - Jose Brizuela, All American Prospects
Brizuela finished 6 for 11, stroking 3 doubles to lead the Prospects offensively.
SS - Drew Weeks, CBC Storm
This is an easy choice for shortstop. Weeks finished 12 for 17 (.706), with a triple and a homer.
3B - Nick Rivera, Cape Coral Cannons
Rivera finished 9 for 17 with 8 RBI, hit 2 doubles and 2 homeruns. One of the homeruns was a 7th inning 3-run bomb that left the SF Clippers on the field in the playoff round.
DH - Peter Rivera, Palm Beach PAL 16U
Rivera's batting average wasn't overly impressive at 9 for 16, but what was impressive were the 4 doubles and 2 homeruns. Rivera actually hit an extra basehit in 5 of the 7 games he played.
OF - Josh Townsend, West Florida Shockers
Townsend went 10 for 20, 6 for 6 on stolen bases, 9 runs scored and served as a catalyst all week for the Shockers.
OF - Kyle Zech, SWFL
Zech was one of the better prospects at the event and a player that flew under the radar his senior year. Zech lead SWFL in hits (9), runs (6), RBI (6), and added a double, triple and homer. He went 3 for 3 on stolen bases showing off his sub 6.4 60 time during the combine.
OF - Josh Stewart, Florida Hardballers
Stewart went 6 for 12, with a team-leading 7 RBI, while adding 2 doubles and a homer.