The ABD Bulldogs played solid team baseball to win the 16u title. They are a solid club from top to bottom, and here are some notes on the players seen at the PG Super25 Qualifier:
-LF Trent Pohl (2016, Aliso Viejo, CA) set the table for the high-powered offense, showing potential to be a solid leadoff hitter at the next level. Pohl has a lean, athletic frame with room to grow as he matures. He is aggressive on the bases and uses his speed to take an extra bag if given the opportunity. Handles the bat well and makes solid contact.
-SS Michael Odgers (2016, Granite Hills, CA) was a force at the plate, making hard contact regularly. He has good bat speed and a compact swing. Odgers made all the plays up the middle and has the arm to play the position as he continues to develop.
-1B Jake Lewis (2016, Valencia, CA) is an athletic 6'3" lefty who will only get better as he fills out. Lewis' sweet swing from the left side produced a number of line drives and hard ground balls that got through for base hits.
-CF Marcus Salaz (2016, Upland, CA) has an aggressive approach at the plate and ability to get on top of the ball. He hits hard line drives and uses the middle of the field, showing some pop in his bat as well.
As previously noted, the team was solid from top to bottom and they will be fun to watch as they advanced to the SoCal Regional.