All tournament details for the Connie Mac World Series have been announced

All tournament details for the Connie Mac World Series have been announced


FARMINGTON — Midland baseball’s Phoenix Meza took home the Connie Mack World Series Most Valuable Player Award last weekend, one of five players named to the All-Tournament roster at Ricketts Park.

Meza went 6-for-11 at the plate with five runs batted in and a pair of runs batted in during CMMS’ five-game bracket, posting a .545 average. Meza also drew four walks and struck out just twice. As Midland cruised to its 17th tournament championship.

“He’s been a great player for us this summer, coming up big in consecutive at-bats,” coach Dave Evans said after his team won the CMWS championship with a 9-0 victory over D-Bat United. 8 Friday night in front of over 6,000 fans.

“(Meza) had some great plate appearances, gave him pitches that pitchers could hit,” Evans said.

Meza, a recent graduate of Oklahoma’s Choctaw High School and committed to Oklahoma State University, recorded a hit in both the championship game against D-Bat and the semifinal round victory over the Colton Nighthawks earlier in the day Friday. . Thanks to the efforts of Riley Nelson and Isaac Wachsman, Mezan joined the team all season.

Nelson was named the tournament’s top rookie with a .500 batting average with eight runs scored and four runs scored. He had a big night at the plate in the championship game, going 3 for 4 at the plate and driving in a pair of runs.

D-BT United's Easton Carmichael, shown here, hits a home run in the top of the 7th inning against the 505 Panthers on Friday, July 22, 2022, at Ricketts Park in Connie Mack's World Series pool play, and was named to the CMWS All-Tournament Team.

Wachsman, who drove in seven runs in the tournament and was named to the CMWS All-Tournament Team, had two hits and two runs scored in the championship game.

Wachsman recently committed to Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio after playing for Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora, Colorado. There, he compiled a .411 batting average in three seasons and earned a trip to the Class 5A state baseball tournament earlier this summer.

Midland baseball players Ethan McElvain and CJ Hanson were also named to the all-tournament team. McIlvan was outstanding in Midland’s 4-2 fourth-round win over D-Bat on Thursday night. In the win, McElwain went four innings, striking out eight and giving up just two hits and two walks.

Hansen threw 3 2/3 innings out of the bullpen in the championship game at D-bat, striking out seven batters and getting the win while giving up just a pair of runs on four hits.

D-Bat United was represented by five players on the all-tournament roster, including Andrew Telia in the semifinal win over the Florida Legends and the championship game against Midland. Telia went 6-for-18 in the contest, drove in six runs and scored five, earning the Big Stick Award as well as the third baseman’s honor.

Easton Carmichael and Ryan Black from D-Bat made the all-tournament list. Carmichael went 10 for 17 at the plate with a .588 average with nine RBIs and five runs scored. The recent University of Oklahoma commit came up big with a home run and four RBIs in D-Bat’s semifinal win over the Florida Legends.

Black went 7-for-15 at the plate, scored seven runs and drove in a pair to be named the tournament’s MVP.

Outfielder Tavion Vaughns made the all-tournament list going 9-for-17 at the plate during the series with eight runs and five RBI. Another recent commit to the University of Oklahoma, Vons went 3 for 4 and scored a pair of runs in their bracket game win over the Southern California Renegades.

Pitcher Caden Klein was named to the D-Bat All-Tournament Team after coming out of the bullpen in Wednesday’s third-inning win over the Renegades. Klein threw 6 2/3 innings in the win, striking out five and allowing just one run on four hits.

505 Panthers pitcher Thomas Hakimian was named to the all-tournament list after a strong outing on the mound in a 2-0 loss to the Renegades. In his sophomore appearance at CMMS, Hakimian threw a complete game, going six innings and allowing just two runs on four hits and two walks.

CMWS All Tournament Team

First base: Riley Nelson (Midland).

Second base: Ben Tryon (UBC National)

Third Base: Andrew Telia (D-BAT United)

Shortstop: Phoenix Meza (Midland)

Holder: Easton Carmichael (D-Bat United)

Designated hitter: Isaac Wachsman (Midland).

Utility: Ryan Black (D-BAT United)

Outfielders: Tavion Vaughns (D-Bat United), Austin Easter (Colton Nighthawks), Anthony Ruiz (Florida Legends), Brandon Lyons (Colton).

Pitchers: Ethan McElvan (Midland), Thomas Hakimian (505 Panthers), CJ Hanson (Midland), Kaden Klein (D-BAT United).

Golden Gloves: Roylan Quevedo (Florida Legends)

Big Stick: Andrew Telia (D-Bat United)

Team sports: UBC National

Divisional Champion: Easton Carmichael (Midland)

Most Valuable Player: Phoenix Meza (Midland)



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