Blue Wave came out swinging today (SUN JULY 29, 2019) in their quest to take home a Cooperstown All-Star Village 12U Championship in Cooperstown, NY.
To open the week-long event, the Wave swamped OZ Park Baseball (IL) 26-2 in four innings, followed by a 14-0 shutout vs. the Alameda Rascals (CA) in five innings to post a 2-0 record after one day of play.
The hit parade versus OZ Parked featured home runs from four different players – Austen Barnett, Wyland Okamoto, Jeremiah Robles, and a 318-foot shot by Ben Reiland.
Barnett was 3-for-3 with 4 RBI and scored 4 runs in the game, Robles as 2-for-2 with 4 RBI and 2 runs, Okamoto was 2-for-3 with 4 RBI, and Reiland also batted in 4 runs, going 3-for-4 at the plate and scoring 3 times.
Nolan Tillitt was 3-for-4 with 4 RBI and scored twice, Rylan Littlejohn went 1-for-2 with an RBI and scored a run, Treyson Arita was 1-for-3, scored 2 runs, and Andres Vaca was 1-for-1 with an RBI and scored twice.
Also in the game, Derek Higareda scored twice, Bryan Ho scored twice, Luke Wilson scored 3 runs, Gio Sambito had an RBI and scored as well.
Defensively, three Blue Wave pitchers only allowed one hit in the entire game with Jeremiah Robles starting and striking out 3 batters in two innings on the mound, not allowing a hit. Gio Sambito struck out 2 in one inning, with Andres Vaca closing and striking out one.
PITCHING, PITCHING, PITCHING
Great pitching and defense came to play in the second game as well as three Blue Wave pitchers combined for a 13-0 shutout of the Alameda Rascals, who only managed two hits in the game.
Austen Barnett started and struck out four in two innings on the mound and did not allow a hit. Nolan Tillitt struck out one in one inning of relief, Ben Reiland closed and struck out two.
Barnett helped his effort on the mound with his second homerun on the day, going 2-for-2 at the plate with 2 runs and 2 RBI. Reiland was 2-for-3 with 2 runs and an RBI, Luke Wilson went 1-for-1 with a homer, 3 RBI, and scored twice.
Gio Sambito was 2-for-3 and scored a run, Bryan Ho was 1-for-2 and scored a run, Treyson Arita was 2-for-3 with an RBI and run scored, and Jeremiah Robles was 2-for-3 with 3 RBI and scored a run. Andres Vaca and Wyland Okamoto both scored runs in the game.
The team will play two more pool games tomorrow MON JULY 30 starting at 7:30 AM EDT against the Summit Hilltoppers (NJ), followed by a 5:10 PM EDT game against the Giants Futures (MA).
You can follow their game schedule at Cooperstown All Star Village HERE as well as watch the games live streaming from the same site.