16U PBA to Earn Back Elite Name
After a less than stellar performance at the Labor Day Perfect Game, Coach Christian Decided to remove the "ELITE" stamp from the PBA 16U Team until he saw motivation, improvement, and adjustments to play at a better level - and during the 2013 Fall Season they did just that. The 16U won a total of 19 games in a row, winning a total of 6 tournaments. The coaches & staff said "This team definitely knows how to stay out of big innings, avoid getting into routines, and they know how to stay in the strike zone."
PBA coaches enjoyed watching the 16U play together and all their victories, Coach Christian said " every coach knows how tough is to win a tournament, every player is a piece that you have to move to get the job done, and this team has the perfect components.
"Now its time to step up their game, work out any weaknesses, and compete against the best teams in our state and out state." Coach Nick said.
FALL 2013 MVPS
13U CONNOR PARNELL : Aside from being one of the best hitters of the season, Connor was also able to help the team in many different aspects during the season. He hit for .333 avg, .481 OBP, .361 SLG, 776 OPS. making him the most consistent player of 13u team.
14U ADRIAN SOLER : 14U MVP was a battle between many great kids. The PBA 14u team hit the hard ball the whole season, "He wasnt the best hittter of the team but definetely the most valuable player for this season" Coach Ozzie said. Adrian came to stay, he was reliable at short, on the mound and catching, and wherever you needed him he was there and with the right attitude. His numbers for the season were .385 AVG, 487 OBP, 554 SLG, 1,041 OPS.
I6U CHRISTIAN FALDETTA : 16U was the most consistent on the 16U team this fall, "It's tough to pick a MVP when everyone is doing their job." Coach Martinez said. Russo was the Ace card at every championship game, and the fact that there is a 10 run rule in every final, Russo always kept opposing teams control making 14U a hard team to beat. Brandt Little was the most consistent hitter thru the whole season hitting over .500 avg, and he was a dependable piece for this team. Christian helped pitch every first Saturday game, and finished undefeated helping the team to always start on the right page. He was also a solid lead-off and showed leadership qualities and motivational skills to his teammates. "We expect Christian to keep working and have a solid high school season and keep getting better with us in the summer " Coach Nick said. Christian finished the season 8-0, 2 SV'S, He also hit .460 the whole fall season.
18U CALVIN HOUGH : "When 18U had a big game to pitch Calvin was the guy" coach Nick said. Over the summer Calvin matured as an athlete and learned to hit the ball hard the opposite way. He played solid defense at third base and at second when it was needed. David Hinkel and Calvin were there at every 18u tournament and showed how commited they were to this team. "I enjoyed seeing Calvin pitch, showing good FB speed in a effortless delivery, we wish him the best in his upcoming high school season." Said Coach Christian.