Barons Senior helps close Perfect Game tournament
We are so proud of Brandon Nugue for helping close a Perfect Game Tournament this summer with MGBA Baseball! See the full article below from PerfectGame.org.
MGBA clinches second straight Upperclass title
EMERSON, Ga. – For the second year in a row, MGBA are champions of the upperclass division of the Labor Day at LP. It was business as usual for MGBA in the championship game as a run-rule victory of 11-3 put them on top of the Rawlings Southeast Prospects and champions of the weekend.
The offense was rolling from the get-go for MGBA as they scored at least one run in every inning for a final tally of eleven runs scored on twelve hitters. Three runs were scored in the first two innings, with the noteworthy blow coming from the lefthanded swing of Michael Harris II who clobbered a run-scoring ground rule double deep to the right centerfield gap that just missed being a home run.
The pitching was solid for MGBA as Dexter Redding turned in a quality performance. He allowed only one earned run in three and two-thirds innings while doing a good job at pitching to contact and getting a lot of weak contact on the ground. Brandon Nugue and Rahmir Vaughn combined for the final two frames of scoreless baseball to clinch the game.
Nearly every hitter in the starting lineup had at least one hit including Jordan Rome who notched two singles and led the team in RBI (3) on the afternoon and Myles Austin who added the second double of the game to bring home Harris on a 96 mph screamer down the pull side line.
MGBA finished the tournament with an undefeated mark at 5-0 with a positive run differential of 28 runs scored to 10 runs allowed. This tournament championship makes it the second consecutive year that MGBA has won the upperclass Labor Day at LP championship as they also claimed the crown in 2017.
Myles Austin was named the MVP of the tournament for MGBA. The PG All-American hit .462 over the course of the event with two doubles, one triple, and six stolen bases in total. Austin’s teammate Michael Harris II was named the MV-Pitcher for the event. Harris touched 93 mph while striking out ten batters over five innings of one-run baseball including earning the win in the semifinals of the event.