Greensboro Batting Center team continues to win at AAU Nationals

Posted by Andy Durham on July 11, 2007 at 9:07 am under Amateur | Read the First Comment

We received another good report late yesterday afternoon from Jimmy Chamblee and the 9U Greensboro Batting Center team at the AAU National baseball tournament down in Orlando, Florida.
jimmy said,

on July 10th, 2007 at 4:44 pm

Wow! What a game. A good old fashioned pitchers duel. GBC pulled it out in the bottom of the 5th when Casey Penland executed a perfect suicide squeeze to score Luke Gessel to put GBC on top 2-1. GBC held in the top of the 6th and won 2-1. Kameron Pruitt and Luke Gessel pitched great in the heat and solid defense helped us again.

Knoxville Stars tomorrow.

jimmy said,
on July 10th, 2007 at 9:24 pm

Dont want to leave out that speedy Carter “Jeter” Williams came home in the bottom of the 5th to tie the game on a wild pick off throw at second that ended up in right center. Jeter slid underneath the tag at home.

Looks possible to be a # 1 seed in bracket play if we can beat the also undefeated Stars tomorrow. Should be another close one.

Thanks to Jimmy Chamblee for that fine report coming to us at greensborosports.com. Jimmy is stationed this week in Orlando, Florida.


  • jimmy said,

    GBC 9 U’s strength has always been there our hitting. When we swept the Georgia teams in at East Cobb earlier in the spring, the parents from the Georgia teams said they have never seen a team hit it as well as us.

    Well, when Luke Gessell led off with a walk in the bottom of the first and GBC trailing 1-0, it was on. After Luke stole 2nd, Kameron Pruitt, singled him in. Then Evan Edwards hit what appeared to be home run over center but the call was reversed and he was awarded a ground rule double. Then Ceasar Trejo doubled in both of them. Andrew Robinson also had a nic e 2 run double in left center with the bases loaded. When the 45 minute hitting barrage was over, GBC was up 12-1 on the undefeated Stars. They were shell shocked. We scored 6 more in the bottom of the 2nd to make it 18-1. Knoxville then scored 3 in the top of the 3rd to make it 18-4. There is a 15 run slaughter rule after 3 innings in AAU. We needed 1 run to end it. We got it with 2 outs when Luke Robinson scored when Walton Chamblee reached first on a low throw to first. Walton also pitched 3 innings for the win.

    GBC got the number 1 seed for bracket play in the double elimination tourney and will play one game tomorrow.