BEST TEAM FALL 2014:
11U PBA BLACK GOT IT!!
It's becoming a tradition at PBA - teams compete to be the best team of the season - and these little boys put a great effort forth, and it paid off. 11U Black won a total of 5 championship titles and two runner-up trophies in the fall! PBA is looking forward to keeping the momentum with this team in 2015 as our new 11U PBA Miracle. According to the coaching staff, the key to success for this team was their defense and "refuse to lose" mentality. They never gave up, came back when they were down many times to take the trophy. Having 3 strong pitchers on Sunday was the key, along with having a solid catcher behind the plate (MVP Dylan Mercer) took this team to the next level. 11U Black was definitely a team to be reckoned with throughout Florida during the Fall 2014 Season.
Fall 2014 MVP's
9U COLSEN LOUGHREN:
Colsen was by far the MVP on our 9U team, "His defense behind the plate, his bat in the middle of the lineup made the difference for us on so many games for us" coach Parker said. He shows takes a leadership role when he is on the field. We are looking forward to watching Colsen's baseball career.
10U MICHAEL HIGGINSON:
Michael Higginson's bat was the most consistent on our 10U team, he also was one of the youngest on the team. The team was up and down the whole season, but Michael's hitting availability made him out to be the MVP.
11U BLACK DYLAN MERCER:
Dylan Mercer won the battle of the MVP race, although two of his teammates Austin Douglas and Quaid Goff also had an amazing season, on a team that had a lot of success in the fall. Picking a MVP wasnt an easy job for Coach Dominic, But Dylan was the Primarily Catcher of the team, he also pitched well in important games when his coach needed him to. He also maintained a batting avg over .500 the whole season. Congrats Dylan keep the hard work.
12U ROYAL JOSH TOADVINE:
Josh Toadvine was "the man" on our 12U Royal. Solid defense and bat the whole season, Coach MIke said. Great attitude and desire of winning seemed to get him far this season, Coach Darrin Said. We wish the best to Josh this Spring season.
12U BLACK LOGAN ADAMS:
Logan maintained a season long batting average of .401, an on base percentage of .505, a slugging percentage of .841 and led the team in homeruns with 12. Logan achieved these stats from the 4 hole against some of the best pitching competition in the state. Logan was also a very valuable asset defensively with solid performances behind the dish and at 3rd base where his fielding percentage was .984 and he logged 88 putouts. Logan was also the big game go-to pitcher, pitching in some of our biggest games against our best opponents. Logan posted a 2.01 ERA and 35 K’s in 41 innings pitched. Baseball stats aside, Logan was a leader and role model to his teammates, always carrying himself respectably and with a positive attitude. Coach Nick said “Logan was a pleasure to coach and very valuable asset to this team.
13U DOWNING GEORGE:
13U had a hard transition to the big field this season , but Downing made the adjustment. Not trying to do too much, hitting the ball consistently, continuing to work throughout the season paid off for him. "He was definitely a hard worker and deserved the title of MVP," Coach Joe said. "We believe in this group of kids and with a positive attitude like Downing on the field the coaches want to work with them harder." Coach Ryan said.
14U BRENDAN MCNABB:
Brendan consistently hustled every time on the field, running in and out of the dugout, at practice, everywhere the team was. He was the team's primarily pitcher, catcher at times, and he deserves this MVP his attitude was contageous to other kids. He was also a great teammate. PBA staff wishes Brendan good luck in the JV season.
15U DEVIN RACK:
Devin came out of nowhere to earn the title of MVP. He struggled a little at first, but he contined to work hard - his speed increased around 7 mph, and his ability to throw strikes was consistent the whole season. He was able to pitch on saturday for 3 innings and then on Sunday as well in every situation that his team needed him to. He was very impressive. Coaches always knew the talent was there, but his ability to get outs, and command curveball, and fastball was fun to watch.
17U BLACK CHRISTIAN FALDETTA:
Christian Faldetta has been the most consistent player on all of our PBA teams. Since PBA started, we have been pleased to have him on the team. He is a solid pitcher as well as a starter, defense and second base, plus hitting, great on base percentage. "Christian helped 17U PBA Black to continue to be a great success this fall season. The fact of never missing a game, and with a competitive attitude, we know that Christian is headed for a bright future, and we wish the best in his high school season. We expect colleges to notice his talent in this game, and it will pay off for him." Coach Christian said.