2022 MLB RBI South West Regional Tournament

The Texas Rangers Youth Academy will host the 2022 MLB RBI Southwest Regional Baseball and Softball Tournament July 23-25. The Rangers RBI All-Star teams will face RBI Austin, Astros RBI and NOLA RBI as they compete for the chance to qualify for the RBI World Series in Vero Beach next month.

After extensive testing and evaluation during the Rangers RBI Summer League, the Texas Rangers Youth Academy has finalized its RBI All-Star rosters in each division – 15U Baseball, 18U Baseball, and 18U Softball.

Texas Rangers Youth Academy MLB RBI Southwest Regional Tournament Lists:

Texas Rangers Youth Academy athletes return from MLB All-Star Week

The Rangers Youth Academy All-Star baseball team finished the Commissioner’s Cup with a 3-1 record, dropping their only game to the eventual champions, the MLB Develops Program in Puerto Rico. The Rangers All-Star Softball Team finished the Jennie Finch Classic 1-2-1, failing in their quest for back-to-back Jennie Finch Classic Championship titles.

In the Jr. Home Run Derby National Finals at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, July 16, Texas Rangers Academy Athlete Braylon Hubbard was named the 12U Baseball Division National Champion after hitting 13 dingers in the first round, followed by 16 more in the final round of competition.

Maddox Johnson, Giovanca Frias and Alyssa Summers also represented Rangers Academy in the derby final. Johnson was seventh in the 14U baseball division with seven homers, Summers was sixth in the 14U softball competition with two home runs, and Frias hit eight balls out of the park in the 16U softball division, earning a third-place finish.

Before returning to Texas on Tuesday, the athletes also attended off-field events like the MLB-USA Baseball High School All-American Game, the All-Star Futures Game, the Celebrity Softball Game and the T-Mobile Home Run Derby.

Academy Athletes Invited to Participate in 2022 Hank Aaron Invitational

Four athletes from the Texas Rangers Youth Academy have been invited to attend the 2022 Hank Aaron Invitational (HAI) in Vero Beach. Amaad Garrett and Aaron Grant will participate in the program for the class of 2025-26 in week one of HAI, and David Hogg III and Aden Howard have been selected to represent the class of 2023-24 in week two.

Major League Baseball, the Major League Baseball Players Association, and USA Baseball created this unique amateur development event to serve as a youth-focused on-field diversity initiative that aims to bring school-aged players to the next level of the Game.

Nearly 250 of the best ballplayers from across the country will take part in five days of elite-level training and competition while receiving a series of presentations on college eligibility and other information needed to advance to the levels. collegiate and sports professional.

Garrett and Grant began training in Florida yesterday, July 21, and will return to DFW on Monday, July 25, the same day Howard and Hogg arrive at the Jackie Robinson Training Complex for week two of the Hank Aaron Invitational.

Chandler Vernon sums up his MLB All-Star Week experience

Chandler Vernon played on the 2022 Jennie Finch Classic 17U team for Texas Rangers Youth Academy in Los Angeles. In the story below, Vernon recaps her time playing in the tournament and the events she experienced during MLB All-Star Week.

It was the event all softball players want to attend – the 7th Annual Jennie Finch All-Star Classic, an annual competitive youth softball tournament that features the top teams from Major League Baseball’s youth academies in across the country. I was unable to attend the 2021 Jennie Finch Classic, so being able to be part of the 2022 team was extremely nice.

This year’s Classic was held at Compton Youth Academy in Los Angeles, California. Compton Academy was the first created by Major League Baseball. I was super excited to represent the Texas Rangers team and let me tell you, the event did not disappoint.

The flight, accommodations and all festivities were sponsored by MLB. The energy during the opening day/kickoff festivities was high. You could feel the excitement in the air. Although the Classic was restricted to softball teams only, the Baseball Commissioner’s Cup was also held at Compton Academy, so the Texas Rangers were well represented.

It really was a big event, with all the different jerseys, the countless smiles, and the amazing tacos that were served for dinner. Wonderful, absolutely wonderful.

Our first game was early Friday and we had to face the Houston Astros. They made a name for themselves, so we knew we had to dig in. It was a great game, but Houston won. Shortly after, we faced off with the team from New Orleans, and after a long battle, the game ended in a tie.

Shortly after our games, we were taken to watch an American High School All-American baseball game. They were some of the best high school players.

We had a game on day two, and it was a 9-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds. After playing, we took part in other matches which included All-Star Future players and the Celebrity Softball match, which featured Quavo, JoJo Siwa, Coi Leray and many more. I laughed for hours watching this!

In our Sunday game, the Compton team was up for the challenge. We hit, we ran and we stole bases, but Compton took an early lead and they held it until the end. It was a respectful loss: we were at their home, so I understood their desire to win.

Compton and Houston were the top performers, so they had to compete to secure a championship spot. The match ended in a tie, but Compton earned the championship bid based on points.

We hung out at the academy for lunch, attended an awards show, then off to the mall. We had a Bundt cake and celebrated the birthday of three of our team members, Ana, Jazmin and Bri.

Monday was championship day, and boy, was it intense. Everyone thought Compton would win, but the Washington Nationals didn’t. They are the 2022 Jennie Finch Classic champions, and believe me, they deserved it.

After the championship game, we headed to Dodger Stadium for the T-Mobile Home Run Derby. We were all amazed by the performance of rookie Julio Rodriguez; he stole the show.

After five days of excitement, it was time to head back to Texas. The Jennie Finch Classic was a wrap. The experience was unforgettable and will be hard to beat. I met with a representative from the Seattle Mariners who wanted to know what would make next year’s event better. I assured her that she would have to dig deep because this year’s festivities would be hard to top.