Texas Rangers Academy Pocket book for Sept. 24, 2021

Whataburger Rising Stars Hannah Pacheco, Josue Pina, Briana Rodriguez

Yearly the Texas Rangers Youth Academy companions with Whataburger for the Whataburger Rising Stars Program, highlighting distinctive moments from the Rangers RBI season. This summer season, 9 athletes have been acknowledged for sportsmanship, on-field efficiency, tutorial excellence and shows of perseverance and dedication.

Josue Pina, Hannah Pacheco and Briana Rodriguez have been every offered with the Whataburger Rising Star award for his or her excellent performances in the course of the Rangers RBI season.

Pina, a brand new member of the Texas Rangers Youth Academy, spent the summer season enjoying for the Rangers RBI Tigers. Receiving the respect of Whataburger Rising Star after his first season on the Academy introduced him unmatched happiness.

The pitcher was nominated for his efficiency on the mound whereas additionally exhibiting his willingness to play any place when known as upon. “His demeanor with this new staff has been excellent to look at,” the nomination mentioned. Pina mentioned he takes nice satisfaction in profitable an award that acknowledges his athletic capacity and persona off the sector.

Hannah Pacheco, catcher and third baseman for the Wildcats and Rangers RBI Softball All-Star Group, was offered together with her award in late July after an unbelievable efficiency within the RBI Regional Match.

Within the championship sport, Pacheco hit a three-run bomb nicely past the left-field wall, capping off an unbelievable 10-run inning for the staff. “Profitable this award is an honor,” mentioned Pacheco. “It jogs my memory that every one my arduous work and dedication to the game has paid off. Once I’m on the sector, I’m energetic, loud and I play prefer it’s my final sport.”

Trying again on her summer season within the RBI league, Pacheco mentioned her favourite half was enjoying on the All-Star staff, having enjoyable together with her teammates and competing in opposition to new athletes from across the area.

Three-year Youth Academy athlete Brianna Rodriguez additionally acquired the respect of being named a Whataburger Rising Star. Rodriguez was praised for exhibiting her power and dedication on the sector whereas doubling as a frontrunner and constructive function mannequin for her teammates.

“Being named a Whataburger Rising Star makes me really feel ecstatic and provides me the dedication to work more durable,” mentioned Rodriguez. “It’s vital to be a well-rounded athlete on and off the sector and to take care of a constructive perspective. Many spectators take note of the way you act off the sector greater than the way you act on it as a result of it represents who you’re as an individual.”

Brianna is a longtime member of the Rangers RBI Gophers who claimed back-to-back Championships in 2020 and 2021. Whereas profitable has its perks, her favourite half about enjoying on the Youth Academy this summer season was making recollections together with her teammates.

Pina, Pacheco and Rodriguez every embody what this award is all about. All 9 of this yr’s award winners have been acknowledged with certificates, Whataburger prize baggage and a visit to the Texas Rangers sport Aug. 28.

Subsequent yr, a brand new group of Rangers RBI athletes will vie for the respect of changing into a Whataburger Rising Star.

Pitch, Hit & Run Regionals Recap

Final Saturday, on Sept. 18, the Texas Rangers Youth Academy hosted the Pitch, Hit & Run Group Championship at Globe Life Subject. High athletes from native competitions throughout Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma participated in Spherical 2 of the competitors with hopes to advance to the Pitch, Hit & Run finals on the MLB World Collection.

The Texas Rangers Youth Academy had 4 athletes competing within the Group Championship, Greylon Lawrence, Nathan Salinas, Emiliano Maldonado and Rihanna Ramirez.

Athletes have been scored on their efficiency in every factor of the three-part competitors.

Pitch – From the pitcher’s mound, individuals try and throw six strikes at a goal, gaining some extent for every goal hit.

Hit – Every athlete takes three swings off a tee in an try and hit the ball as far and as straight as potential. Solely the most effective rating counts after calculating the space of the hit, minus the space off-center.

Run – Runners are timed to see how shortly they will run from second base to residence plate.

Within the 8U baseball division, Greylon Lawrence completed the day in second place with 686 factors. Lawrence threw one strike, measured an 88-foot hit, and made his journey from second base to residence plate in 10.31 seconds.

Nathan Salinas competed within the 10U baseball division ending in third place. Salinas scored 679 complete factors with three strikes and a success measuring 99 toes.

Taking first place within the 12U baseball division, Emiliano Maldonado scored a whopping 1,013 factors. Maldonado tossed three strikes, hit 163 toes, and ran from second to residence in 8.38 seconds.

Within the 14U softball division, Rihanna Ramirez took third place. Tallying 686 factors, Ramirez pitched two strikes and clocked in at a pace of 9.40 seconds.

Together with his first-place victory within the Pitch, Hit & Run Group Championship, Emiliano Maldonado is eligible to advance to the ultimate spherical of competitors on the MLB World Collection. Because the remaining Pitch, Hit & Run Group Championship competitions conclude, Maldonado will quickly discover out if he scored sufficient factors to be within the high three 12U baseball individuals within the nation, securing his likelihood to compete within the closing spherical.

Texas Rangers Softball Wins Jennie Finch Basic

Final weekend the Texas Rangers Youth Academy 17U All-Star softball staff traveled to Oklahoma Metropolis to compete within the third annual Jennie Finch Basic.

The staff competed alongside NOLA YA, Houston YA, Compton YA and Phillies YA within the three-day match, finally advancing to the championship sport versus regional rival Houston. On Sunday, Sept. 18, the Texas Rangers Youth Academy received its very first Jennie Finch Basic Championship.

The championship-winning staff might be acknowledged for his or her accomplishment throughout pre-game ceremonies Saturday, Oct. 2, when the Texas Rangers face the Cleveland Indians at Globe Life Subject.