Last Updated: October 12, 2015
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Straight 9 Baseball Tournament Saturday Rain out leads to new schedule for Sunday!
October 10, 2015
With Saturday's rain outs and the other teams getting some games in, we will have to play 2 games to start off Sunday. All of our games Sunday will be at NC Wesleyan in Rocky Mount. Our first game will be at 9:00am against TPA. Please have the boys there by 8:00am for warm ups in the Camo Jersey and Black Hat. Then our 2nd game will be at 11:00am against the Carolina Ravens. If we end up the 3rd or 4th seed then we will play again at 1:00pm - if we are the 1 or 2 seed we will play at 3:45pm. Either way we get 3 games on Sunday. Below is a link to the schedule and there is a gate fee. As Always ---- GO RAWLINGS!!!!!!
Dynamic Wood Bat - USA Baseball - Tough tourney with plenty to work on.
September 23, 2015
Tough weekend and the boys go 0-4. Time to work harder and get better. The stats are in and we have changed our next tournament to Straight 9 Sports in the Rocky Mount area for 10/3 and 10/4. We are also looking at a different location for the tournament for 10/10 and 10/11 weekend.
Stats are in and as soon as we have updates we will post them.
As Always ----- GO RAWLINGS!!!!
Impact Team Tourney - Gardner Webb University - Boys go 1-2 to start Fall
September 13, 2015
The boys started off the tournament well but the dropped the last 2 games to go 1-2 for the weekend. The first game was against Dry Pond Blue Sox 15U. The Rawlings Prospects looked strong and even though we would give up some walks, the guys would keep getting out of trouble. At the plate, the guys would string things together to plate a few. At the end of the game Rawlings would win 7-1. In the second game Saturday the boys would face Team Carolina 15U. The first part of this game was not pretty and before you knew it, Team Carolina was up 9-0. However once the boys woke up and the bats started to get going they made a game of it quick. Unfortunately, we ran out of time and would lose the game 9-7. In the final game on Sunday at Gardner Webb University the guys would face the Carolina Rockies - Black. This was a great game however, like the other 2, we gave up too many freebies with walks. The score would go back and forth but after 8 innings, Rawlings would lose to the Rockies by a score of 7-5. Overall for the first one out it seemed that we were a little rusty but with a little work it should come around just fine. Our next one is next weekend, September 19 & 20 at USA Baseball and it is a wood bat. We have practice Thursday and optional hitting Friday.
As Always ----- GO RAWLINGS!!!!!
Schedule posted for Fall tourneys!!!! Check Schedule page.
August 16, 2015
USA Baseball 14U Cup - Schedule!!!!
July 26, 2015
One more tourney left this summer and after our last Championship win at the AAU Summer World Series, the guys should be ready to play this one at the USA Baseball National Training Complex. We will start Friday Playing Diamond Pros from Baltimore, Md at 2:00pm on NTC Field 2. Our second pool play game will be Saturday morning at 8:00am on NTC Field 4 against the Greater New York team. Our final pool play game will be at 5:00pm on NTC Field 4 against a very familiar team with FBI Fungo. How we do in the pool games will determine where we play Sunday and whether we get a consolation game of bracket game with the Top 4 out of 16 playing in the bracket games. As soon as the web site posts the schedule with USA Baseball, I'll post the link below.
As Always --- GO RAWLINGS!!!!!
AAU Summer World Series - Rawlings Wins 14U Open Gold Championship!!!!
July 12, 2015
Rawlings wins Summer World Series!!!!!!
What a weekend!!! The boys played awesome Sunday after losing the first one and falling to the Loser bracket. So to start Sunday off Rawlings Prospects NC 2019 would face the Orange County Copperheads in what was the Winner's Bracket Final. The boys looked a little flat but showed life near the end of the game. Unfortunately they couldn't overcome a 5-0 deficit and lost the game 5-2.
The second game would place the boys up against the Dirtbags 13U in what was the Loser Bracket Final. Another great game and again Rawlings would come out on top of a tough Dirtbags team by a score of 6-4. With that winnthe boys would go to the Championship game but would need to win 2 in a row against the Orange County Copperheads. Well that is exactly what the did. In 2 back and forth games the boys would battle back from being down by as many as 5 runs a couple of times. They never quit and won the AAU Summer World Series by beating the Copperheads both games by the same score 12-11. It was awesome to watch them battle. Matt's walk off single was awesome. And Homeruns by Jacob and Jake during the tournament were something. The pitching, defense and team work was unreal. The coaches are extremely proud of the guys.
Rawlings Prospects went 2-0 in bracket play on Saturday and will play the Orange County Copperheads at 11:00am at the GAP to start Sunday bracket play. In the first game Saturday the boys played the Dirtbags Black 13U. The game went back and forth but Rawlings would hold on to win against the 3 seed by a score of 8-6.
In the second game the boys played the 2 seed - NCDB Rivercats. It started off close with both teams scoring runs early. Rawlings would eventually stretch out a good lead and then hang on to win 8-3.
The Rawlings Prospects started the tournament off going 1-1 in pool play. The day started against the Renegades 13U. Most of the guys have played with the Renegades players before in Summer ball. The boys would start with the lead but the Renegades would battle back. In the end, Rawlings would hold on to a 7-6 win. In the second game the boys faced the Virginia Reds National - the same team they faced in the Championship game last year, so what better time to face them again than a pool game on Friday - good call AAU. Well - once again a great game that would remain 0-0 until the bottom of the 6th. The Reds would score 1 run and hold on to win 1-0.
Going 1-1, Rawlings earned the 6th seed and will face the Dirtbags at 8:30am at the GAP field 2. Below is a link to the schedule. As Always ---- GO RAWLINGS!!!!!!
Tough showing at Top Gun Summer World Series!!
June 28, 2015
Started the Summer World Series off with a win but then lost 4 in a row to go 1-4 overall and finish in 10th. The boys started well and played in some close games this weekend but ended up losing 2 games by 1 run and 1 game by 2 runs with the fourth loss coming with runs scored in the last inning. The boys battled but somehow just couldn't end up in the win column so we will start again and look to improve for the next few tournaments. We have AAU Summer World Series next. Then still looking at Morehead City and hope to have a decision soon. Our final one is at USA Baseball in Cary and then a little time off before the Fall. As we move into 15U, we will see more Impact Showcase and Dynamic Showcase tournaments and maybe get a Perfect Game in if possible. We are also having tryouts in August but we let you know how much involved we will be in those. The stats are in so enjoy. Have a great July 4th holiday - Be safe and God Bless.
Impact 14U World Series - Boys go 3-1 with only loss to Evoshield Canes by a score of 1-0
June 22, 2015
What an awesome set of games they boys played over the last few days. Starting Thursday morning at NC State against the Evoshield Canes. In a battle between 2 excellent teams, pitching and defense would keep both teams scoreless through 6 innings. In the top of the 7th the Canes would take a 1-0 lead and Rawlings would battle but not be able to answer. The Canes would win 1-0 which would end up being the 1 run that would keep us out of bracket play.
In the game Friday against the NCDB Rivercats, the guys would score 3 in the 1st and then 3 in the 2nd to go up on the Rivercats 6-0. The Rivercats would battle back but the guys would stretch out the lead to win 9-6.
On Saturday the Prospects would first face TSI Central at Louisburg College. Another great game by the Rawlings team and they would win 5-1 and head off to Campbell University for their final game Saturday.
At Campbell the boys jumped out to a 8-0 lead quick, with excellent pitching again - Team Carolina would only get 2 runs back and the game would end 9-2. So with only 10 runs allowed how did we not get into bracket play?
Unfortunately, the Rawlings boys were in a pool where only to top team would advance. So our 1-0 loss to the Evoshield Canes knocked us out of Bracket play. I never thought I would say that but a 1-0 loss to the Canes hurt us bad. Overall, 2 other teams in larger pools ended up in Bracket play with the same record and more runs allowed. If you look overall at the results we ended up a 5 seed but with Showcase the seedings are done a little differently and we never got our chance for the rematch with the Canes - maybe next time.
As Always----GO RAWLINGS!!!!
Rawlings goes 2-2 and finishes as Runners Up in 15U tourney!!!
June 7, 2015
Rawlings Prospects NC 2019 finished as Runner's Up in the Top Gun Qualifier 15U tournament. The boys played solid defense and had awesome pitching all weekend but came up 1 run short in the 8th inning.
The first game Sunday was against the Cleveland Wildcats 15U team. The Wildcats would jump out to a 2-0 lead but the Rawlings guys would battle and take the lead in the top of the 5th 3-2. In the bottom of the 5th, the Wildcats would tie it up at 3. Finally, in the 7th inning we went to the International Tie Break. In the top of the inning, the Rawlings guys would plate 6 runs and take a 9-3 lead. With the 9-3 win we went on to the Championship game against Team Carolina 15U.
Thankfully, Team Carolina 15U was a good team with a ton of class. They played us well and we battled with them the whole game. No one would score a run until the bottom of the 8th. Unfortunately, it wasn't us but man what a game. It even seemed like both teams were hitting the ball well, just the plays were being made and the pitchers would shut things down when needed. For 14U or a 2019 team playing up, the boys looked great and the stats show it. So the stats are in and our next one is the Impact 14U World Series which should be a great one.
The boys started Saturday off playing well against the Cleveland Wildcats 15U. Behind solid pitching and defense, the boys kept the Wildcats limited to 1 run. Rawlings won 3-1. The second game was against Warehouse Athletics 15U. The guys started off with the lead but couldn't hold it. With the game almost over, the guys tied it up at 3 and went to the international tie break. Warehouse scored 3 runs and held off our attempts to tie it up. In the end, Warehouse won 6-4.
Being the 3 seed, we will face the Cleveland Wildcats again on field 3 at 1:15pm. The schedule link is below.
Prospects go 3-1 but lose first bracket game and end up in Consolation Game!!
May 17, 2015
After earning the 2 seed the boys couldn't beat the Copperheads in the first game Sunday to advance. It was a tough game for the boys, very little done with the at bats and errors in the field. The Copperheads took advantage and would score when we made our mistakes. The final score was 5-1.
Fortunately, in the consolation game, the Prospects had a game plan and executed it well scoring 12 runs on 12 hits. The consolation game was used to get the boys better and that's what they did. The boys would run rule the Pirates 12-2.
The stats will be in tonight. Next tourney is May 30 & 31 with Thursday practices starting this week. Enjoy Memorial day weekend and God Bless our Veterans and Military.
The boys played awesome today and even though the bats seemed slow to wake up, they plated enough runs to go 2-0 and earn the 2 seed. The day would start facing the Braveheart Snipers. The Snipers played us well but with the great defense and pitching, Rawlings would win the game 3-1. In the second game the boys faced the Orange County Copperheads. It was another close game but the Prospects would see great pitching keep the other team for scoring more than 2 runs. At the end of the game the boys won 5-2.
As Always ---- GO PROSPECTS!!!!!!
Rawlings finish as Runners Up at Grainger Stadium
May 4, 2015
Rawlings Prospects NC/NR 2019 finished as Runners up at Nations Gameday at Grainger Stadium going 3-1. The boys had a great time playing on a awesome field. Sunday would start off with Rawlings Prospects NC/NR playing Braveheart Snipers in the semi - final. The boys started a little slow but would score the runs needed to beat Braveheart 5-1. In the Championship game, Rawlings would face another familiar team with the West Raleigh Warriors. Rawlings would jump out to a 3-0 lead but the Warriors would battle back and take a 4-3 lead. The Warriors would extend their lead only to see Rawlings come back and make it close. At the end of the game the Warriors would once again extend the lead out to 9-5 where they would hold off any more runs and win the Championship over Rawlings by a 9-5 score.
With this Runner up the boys have won 2 championships and 1 Runners Up in 3 tournaments so far. They are 8-2 overall and we are finishing up all the Middle School seasons. We have struggled with 2 broken thumbs, extremely low pitch counts, and now 2 with a swollen leg and foot due to being hit by the ball. Overall, they have done great for largely a group of 8th graders playing a lot of 9th graders mixed in the other teams. With Middle School ball ending soon we can start looking forward to getting a tournament or 2 in before HS summer league starts.
The boys played 2 good games on Saturday to earn the 2 seed for Sunday's Bracket play. In the first game, the guys would play Predators Baseball. The guys hit well and with solid pitching, Rawlings would beat the Predators 10-2. In the second game the guys would face Pirate Baseball. Once again good hitting and solid pitching. The game was closer but we lost a few runs on the bases. Rawlings won 6-3.
Below is the link to the schedule. As Always --- GO RAWLINGS!!!!!
Rawlings Prospects NC 2019 Champions - Top Gun Battle of the Borders!!
April 12, 2015
The Rawlings Prospects NC 2019 team won the Silver Bracket Championship at the Top Gun Battle of the Borders in Rocky Mount. After having a rough start the boys missed the gold bracket by 1 run allowed. So they took their 1-1 Saturday play to the Silver Bracket on Sunday.
In the first game, the boys would face GBI again. In a defensive battle the boys scored 3 runs and kept GBI limited to 1 run. The boys started to really play well together and going into the championship game all we needed were the bats to get going. Rawlings 3 GBI 1
In the Championship, the guys would face the Sanford Cobras. The bats started getting warm and the Rawlings team jumped out to a 5 - 0 lead. Then in the 4th, the guys would score 5 more to extend the lead to 10-1. In the end, Rawlings won 11-1 and took home some hardware. The stats are in so enjoy. Next one Grainger Stadium on May 2 & 3.
Well - the first game definitely didn't go as planned but at least the boys got it together for the second one and ended up 1-1 for the day.
In the first game the boys faced United 19/Jays Baseball. Even though it started off with a lead in the top of the first, it didn't last long and United 19 scored often. Before we knew it we were down by a lot. In the end, United 19 would beat us 13-3. With that out of the way it was now time to get going.
In the second game we would face GBI Express. The game started close but then Rawlings started to gain momentum. In the end it was Rawlings Prospects NC over GBI Express 8-3.
Saturday we stuck to the game plan for pitching and kept the counts low for the ones that have to pitch soon for their Middle School. We ended up with the 7th seed and in the silver bracket. We will face GBI again Sunday morning at 9:00am on field 10. Our second game will be at 11:00am win or lose.
As Always ------ GO RAWLINGS!!!!!! Below is the schedule link.
AAU Northern Spring State Championship - Oxford - Rawlings goes 2-0 and win Championship.
March 22, 2015
The boys started a little slow but then really turned it on in the second game. In the first game, the pitching and defense was awesome but the hitting was off. The Carolina Pirates kept the same pitcher in the whole game since we were struggling with him. In the end the boys scratch away and scored 2 runs in the top of the 7th to win the game 2-0.
In the second game, the bats were not a problem and the base running was excellent. Once again the pitching and defense would hold the other team scoreless. In the 1st inning, the boys would plate 4 runs and never look back. Rawlings beat Elon Phoenix 9-0 and with that win they won the AAU Northern Spring State Championship. More importantly we played 2 games to start the 2015 season. We pitched 7 different pitchers and batted our entire roster both games to get everyone as many at bats as possible. This one is a tune up to get ready for the other tournaments coming our way. Very proud of the guys and ready to move on to the next one in April. Good luck to the guys in the school games and hopefully this has helped them prepare. The stats are in - so enjoy but with only 2 games they really don't mean that much. As Always ------- GO RAWLINGS!!!!!
Rawlings Prospects NC video
February 18, 2015
Link to video and You Tube Channel
Rawlings Prospects NC 2019 - Fall 2014 Slideshow
December 26, 2014
AAU Halloween Ring Showdown - Butner- Rawlings Prospects go 4-0 and win 14U Open Championship!!!
October 26, 2014
The Rawlings Prospects played 4 awesome games this weekend to go 4-0 in the AAU Halloween Ring Showdown and win the 14U Open Championship.
The boys started Sunday off facing the Royals Prospects Black in the first bracket game. The bats were still working well and the Rawlings Prospects would score in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th innings to win the game 10-0. That win put the boys into the Championship.
In the Championship game, the Prospects would jump out to a lead only to see the Titans battle back to tie the game. Then once again the boys would get the lead back and the Titans would tie it up again. At the end of 7 innings the game was tied and we went to extra innings. In the bottom of the 8th, Greg and Zach would get to 2nd and 3rd. Kyle was up with no outs and would drive in the winning run to win the championship. it was a great game and the boys should be proud of how well they played.
Stats will be in tonight.
Rawlings Prospects started Saturday off strong facing the Harnett County Outlaws. The Prospects jumped out to a 3-0 lead and would continue to play well. By the end of the game the Prospects would win 11-0. In the second game the boys faced the Carolina Titans. Once again the Prospects would jump out to a good lead but the Titans would battle back to within 1 run. Just as it looked like the game would get close, the boys would score a few more and by the end of the game the Prospects won 13-4. 2 solid games and looking forward to tomorrow. As Always ----- GO PROSPECTS!!!!
A little off season inspiration from TCU (again)
November 20, 2013
Cooperstown and other 12U Slideshow
November 21, 2013
Rockets have blast at Cooperstown!!!!!!
June 28, 2013
The North Raleigh Rockets have played some unbelievable baseball this week. They went 5-1 in pool play and allowed only 4.83 runs per game over 6 games. With that, they earned the 16 seed out of 104 teams at Cooperstown this week. The boys finished pool play tied for 14th but ended up getting the 16th seed after the tie break. The boys faced some great competition with a few major level and a couple AAA level teams.
Going into the Bracket play the boys earned a few byes which allowed them a break until 4:00pm which then turned into 3:30pm to beat the rain moving in. Once again the competition was tough with nobody wanting to give up and be forced to watch the games remaining. The guys would win the first one to get into the final round of 24 teams. Then lose the second in a very close game that was a battle against a very good team from the Toronto area.
The eventual champions were the Warriors Baseball Club of Michigan. If you don't remember that team, we lost to them 3-2 and 7-2 early this year. We have played extremely well with some of the best from all over the country and Canada this year. The guys are continuing to get better and after Cooperstown, it has been great to see a group of 11 players who have played with each other for years, develop into a great team. Yes, I will say it no guest players for a reason. Just Rockets!!!!!!!
The guys finished 6-2 over the week, they had a ton of kids compliment them and tell them how good they were but the greatest thing was how the other coaches on several occasions said they played the game with class and character and showed great sportsmanship on the field.
It has been an awesome week and the boys have loved hearing the crowd cheering for them. They definitely got to "Live the Dream". Thanks Rocket fans!! you guys are the greatest. One more left this summer and there is a chance we may switch to another location with Nations World Series at Rocky Mount being played the same weekend as AAU. AAU only has 2 other teams in our group, where Nations has 10. As Always ----GO ROCKETS!!!!!!!
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