As named by the players, the “U Train” run at a national title came to an end Sunday with a loss to FTB Mizuno in the Quarter Finals of the Perfect Game WWBA 17U National Championship.
The WWBA is the most highly respected summer championship for college recruiters. The event has 216 teams from 43 states. To finish in the top 8 in an event like this and tie for 5th place is an amazing job by the Baseball U players. This is the 3rd time Baseball U has made it to the quarter finals in a WWBA Championship.
The team’s run included victories over East Cobb Astros 17U, ABD Orange County, Lefty’s Lighting, NY Nine / Team NY, West Florida Shockers and On Deck O’s Black. Scoring runs were not a problem during the tournament by averaging 7 runs a game.
To play one game a day for 5 days brings a football type mentality to the field. You know you are going to have 24 hours to sit on a loss if you do not perform at a high level.
The team will now compete in two more showcase events at the U of MD and U of North Carolina prior to heading back to NJ for the Baseball U Challenge against Baseball U New England hosted by Monmouth University.
For complete details of the past weeks event you can visit http://www.perfectgame.org/events/Default.aspx?event=765