Rays Report – May 14th
The Rays program is off and running in 2019 with teams located in Eau Claire, Milwaukee, and our original location of Madison. This past weekend produced five tournament titles for the GRB program, but several of our teams are out of the gates playing really great baseball. We will recap the program every week or so highlighting some teams and the program.
Tryouts for the 2019-20 season are posted. We are excited for the continued growth of the players in our program, and are always looking for players who live the motto, “Baseball for the Serious Player”. If you have a player who fits the GRB motto, please feel free to pass on our tryout information.
MADISON REPORT – Teams Who are Hot
The Rays took home four titles this weekend at the JP Sports Elite Invite at the new BettPlex in Bettendorf, IA.
10U Green put together 5 straight wins in Iowa, scoring 56 and allowing 20 runs on the weekend. For the year, the Rays are 8-2, with one event getting cut short, a 2nd place finish at the GRB Spring Classic, and this weeks title. The group is idle this weekend before heading to the Louisville Slugger Complex in Peoria, IL for the Slugger Palooza event.
12U Green also won the Elite Invite, going 4-0-1 on the weekend. 12U Green has yet to get beat, sitting at 11-0-1 on the year. They will be in Rockford this weekend at the Border Battle.
13U Green flexed this weekend, going 5-0-1 on the weekend. For the year, they sit at 12-1-1 with their only loss coming April 13th in the second game of the year to the STL Force. This group won the Reverse the Curse last weekend in Peoria, along with this weekend at the BettPlex. Next weekend they are at the Border Battle.
14U Green avenged their two losses of the year to the QC Cannons-Gunn, but uprighting them in the championship game of the Elite Invite 11-5. The 14U team is at a 12-2 mark on the year as they slide into Rockford this weekend.
9U Green was idle this weekend, but stands at 6-1 this year. They are back in action this weekend in Rockford. The lone loss comes in the title game of weekend 1 of the year. The group rebounded winning the Spring Classic event.
11U Yellow is 4-4 on the year facing mainly Major level competition so far.
12U Yellow is 4-2-2 on the year, but has missed on 2 – one run games, and tied two others where they held the lead.
13U Yellow dropped the title game of the Spring Classic to JBA Clutch, as have played tight baseball this year, dropping 3 – one run games.
14U Yellow is 5-2 on the year, losing in the title game of the Cinco de Mayo event to GRB Rays Green. 14U went 2-1 on the weekend in their pool, but missed advancing.
MILWAUKEE REPORT – Teams Who are Hot
10U Green is 5-1 on the year, with their only loss being in the championship game of the 5 Diamonds tournament on 5/12.
11U-Green is 3-3 on the year while half of their games have been against U12 opponents. This group is 2-1 in league play in the WBA.
12U-Yellow is 6-3 on the year with a tournament championship over the weekend of 5/11-5/12. They have won 3 straight games.
14U-Green: This group is 7-1 on the season. Pitchers have tossed 4 complete games in the first 8 games played for U14-Green. U14 Green also won the VFW Classic Tournament over the weekend of May 4th-5th.
14U-Sherman: This group has had a solid start to the season going undefeated in league play. 14U-Sherman is 3-2 overall on the season.
EAU CLAIRE REPORT
GRB 14U Eau Claire was off this past weekend, and is currently at a 3-4 record on the year facing Major level competition. Eau Claire suffered a semi final defeat to the GRB Rays Green out of Madison the weekend prior in Mauston. In their first event, EC dropped two games late to traditionally strong Hitmen Elite from the Quad Cities. Eau Claire is back to action this weekend at the tough Border Battle event in Rockford, IL.
For more information on joining the Rays program, please email Greg@GRBAcademy.com