Youth Baseball Roundup: Hurricanes win 10U title in Rincon

The Hilton Head Hurricanes 10U blew away the competition at the Top Gun Sports USA event at Macomber Park in Rincon, Georgia, on Saturday. 

The Hurricanes outscored the competition 53-10 while going 4-0 to capture the tournament title, routing the Top Gun Pick-Ups (16-3), Ogeechee Outlaws (15-2), and South Georgia Misfits (11-1) and beating Line Drive Bilenski 9U 11-4 in their toughest matchup of the day. 

Jensen Boretti threw a four-inning no-hitter against Line Drive, striking out six and overcoming six walks and two errors, earning a spot among the All-Tournament pitchers along with teammates AJ Petro, Johnny Carr, Peter Fenstermaker, and John Ontal. 

Petro (.667 BA), Boretti (.700), and Fenstermaker (.714) also made the All-Tournament hitters list, along with Kyle Larson (.800) and Ty Eanes (.833).

Waves 12U second at Shipyard

The Bluffton Waves 12U ran through pool play undefeated before dropping a rematch with the S.C. Jets in the championship game Sunday at Shipyard Park in Charleston. 

The Waves opened with a hard-fought 8-7 win over the S.C. Warhawks, then recorded a 15-0 rout of the East Coast Bombers and a rain-shortened 12-1 win over the S.C. Jets to earn a spot in the championship game. 

The Jets jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the title game, but the Waves rallied within 10-9 and had the tying run at second before the Jets ended the threat. 

Max van Esselstyn, Roman Colella, and Tysen Brasington all hit home runs for the Waves. 

Waves 9U Gray repeats runner-up finish

The Bluffton Waves 9U Gray claimed a second straight runner-up finish in Rincon, winning their two pool games by a combined score of 20-3 to claim the No. 1 seed but losing a rematch to Line Drive McCallum in the championship game. 

Colt Harper pitched a complete game in a 14-2 win over the Richmond Hill Tide and went 4-for-5 with a triple, two walks, a hit by pitch, and five runs in three games. 

Derek Blesie and was 4-for-5 with three walks, five runs, and six RBIs, and he pitched a gem in a 6-1 win over Line Drive, striking out nine and allowing three walks and one hit over four innings. Caleb Malphrus finished off the victory with two scoreless innings. 

Charlie Nelson (4-for-7, 2B, 4 RBIs) and Russell Spencer (3-for-6, 2B, 2 RBIs) also had big days at the plate for the Waves. 

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