D.R. Meadows wraps up busy Game On Estrada summer winning a National Championship

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Since the end of his junior season with the Toombs County Bulldogs D.R. Meadows has been traveling the south with his summer team, Game On Estrada, coached by former Atlanta Brave All Star catcher Johnny Estrada. Meadows has played in tournaments in Birmingham, Alabama and Hogansville and national tournaments in Jupiter, Florida,  Atlanta and Panama City, Florida. The summer season came to an end on July 30 with a 5-1 win over Over the Mountain Baseball from Birmingham giving Game On a 6-0 record and first place in the 2016 18U Grand Slam World Series of Baseball in Panama City.

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D.R. Meadows with two of his coaches- Mark Inge (left) and Johnny Estrada (right)

Listen to D.R. and coach Estrada talk about the tourney

In the semifinal Game On rallied from a 5-3 deficit and defeated Southeast Storm, from Kennesaw, 8-6. Southeast was 40-0 for the summer prior to that defeat.

In this tourney Meadows went 11-for-19 (.579) with three doubles, one triple and one homer and in his three big national tourneys this summer he went 24-for-46 (.521) with six doubles, one triple and two homers.

“It was a good tournament and we worked hard to get to the championship.” Meadows said. “We had very clutch hits in the best situations. Our defense was lock down. Out pitching did a heck of a job getting us through the games.”

Meadows played on a team with a lot of accomplished players. Sean Hunley pitched Game On to the championship win. The 2017 high school senior from Mt. Juliet, Tennessee is 6-5 230 pounds and has committed to University of Tennessee.

In the semifinal win, L.J. Talley, the University of Georgia’s starting second baseman, doubled in a pair of runs to give Game On the win. Talley, who played on two state championship teams at Charlton County, started in 54 of the 56 games he played for UGA in his freshman season. Playing second and third he usually batted in the bottom part of the Bulldogs’ lineup. He hit .230 with nine doubles, one triple, one home run and 25 RBI in 2016.

2016 Grand Slam World Series of Baseball at Panama City, Florida

D.R. Meadows Game Log

Date Against Type PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR RBI R BB K AVG
Mon. July 25 Castleview HS Tournament 3 3 3 2 0 0 1 4 2 0 0 1.000
Blue Grass Stars Tournament 4 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .714
Team Phenom 18U Navy Tournament 3 3 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .700
Blue Grass Stars Tournament 4 4 2 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 .643
Southeast Storm Tournament 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 .625
Over the Mountain Tournament 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .579
Totals Tournament 21 19 11 8 1 1 1 8 5 2 1 .579

Pool Play

Game 1- Game On Estrada opened up a 11-0, four inning win over Castleview High School out of Colorado. D.R. went 3-for-3 game with four RBI’s and two runs scored.

Meadows, batting fifth, came to the plate twice in the second inning and the first time up he smashed a two-run home run over the right field fence- his second homer of the summer. In his second trip to the plate Meadows singled in a pair of runs with a hit to left field.

D.R. singled to left and scored a run in the fourth inning.

Game 2- Game On Estrada defeated Bluegrass Stars (Maysville, Kentucky) 9-4. Meadows started at third base and went 2-for-4 with a single, double, pop up and he reached on a fielders choice.

The Bracket

Game 3- Game On Estrada scored 12 runs in the first inning in a 19-0, three inning rout of Team Phenom 18-U Navy from Pensacola Florida. D.R. went 2-for-3 and scored twice and drove in a pair of runs.

Game 4- Game On Estrada beat Bluegrass Stars (Maysville, Kentucky) 8-3 moving them in to the final four in the winners bracket. For the fourth straight game D.R. had a multi-hit game going 2-for-4 with a single and a triple. He scored twice and drove in one run.

Game 5- Game On’s come from behind 8-6 win over Southeast. Meadows went 1-for-2 with a single, two walks and a fly ball to right field. He also scored one run. Meadows and Talley played side-by-side on the left side of the infield with D.R. playing short and L.J. third. Meadows was the leadoff hitter and Talley batted fourth.

Other National Tournaments

2016 WWBA 2017 or 17U National Championship at LakePoint, Georgia

D.R. Meadows Game Log

Batting Stats

Date Against Type PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR RBI R HBP ROE FC CI BB K AVG OBP SLG OPS
vs Mac-N-Seitz Elite Tournament 3 2 2 1 0 0 1 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.500 3.500
@ Diamond Skills Dodgers Tournament 3 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .600 .667 1.400 2.067
@ Demarini Stars NC Tournament 4 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .625 .700 1.125 1.825
vs Florida Hardballers 17U Tournament 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .545 .615 .909 1.524
@ ASBA Futures West Tournament 4 2 1 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .538 .647 .923 1.570
vs Team Elite 17’s Prime Tournament 4 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .500 .619 .812 1.432
vs Knights Baseball 17U Platinum Tournament 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .609 .778 1.386
Tournament Totals (7 games) 23 18 9 6 2 0 1 7 6 1 2 0 0 4 3 .500 .609 .778 1.386
All Totals (7 games) 23 18 9 6 2 0 1 7 6 1 2 0 0 4 3 .500 .609 .778 1.386

Fielding Stats

Date Against Type TC A PO E DP TP FPCT
vs Mac-N-Seitz Elite Tournament 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.000
@ Diamond Skills Dodgers Tournament 1 1 0 0 0 0 1.000
@ Demarini Stars NC Tournament 4 2 2 0 1 0 1.000
vs Florida Hardballers 17U Tournament 7 4 2 1 0 0 .857
@ ASBA Futures West Tournament 4 2 2 0 1 0 1.000
vs Team Elite 17’s Prime Tournament 5 2 1 2 0 0 .600
vs Knights Baseball 17U Platinum Tournament 4 2 1 1 0 0 .750
Tournament Totals (7 games) 26 13 9 4 2 0 .846

2016 USA Baseball Nat’l Team Championships | 17U East at Jupiter, Florida

D.R. Meadows Game Log

Batting Stats

Date Against Type PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR RBI R HBP ROE FC CI BB K AVG OBP SLG OPS
@ Florida Pokers – Original Tournament 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 .000 .333 .000 .333
vs Team Phenom PA Tournament 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 .333 .667 .333 1.000
@ Ninth Inning Elite Marucci Tournament 3 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .667 .667 1.333
vs Team Citius USA 17U Tournament 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .444 .583 .556 1.139
Tournament Totals (4 games) 12 9 4 3 1 0 0 1 4 1 1 0 0 2 0 .444 .583 .556 1.139
All Totals (4 games) 12 9 4 3 1 0 0 1 4 1 1 0 0 2 0 .444 .583 .556 1.139

Fielding Stats

Date Against Type TC A PO E DP TP FPCT
@ Florida Pokers – Original Tournament 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.000
vs Team Phenom PA Tournament 3 2 1 0 0 0 1.000
@ Ninth Inning Elite Marucci Tournament 7 3 4 0 1 0 1.000
vs Team Citius USA 17U Tournament 4 2 2 0 0 0 1.000
Tournament Totals (4 games) 15 7 8 0 1 0 1.000
All Totals (4 games) 15 7 8 0 1 0 1.000