On June 29, 2019 in Gulf Shores AL, G1 (God First) Baseball from Bryan/College Station TX defeated CBA from Houston TX 9-7 to win the USSSA Global World Series.
Austin DaPrile toed the rubber for G1. He surrendered 1 run on 3 hits over three innings while striking out 4. Gage Boyd came in for relief the last three innings. He only surrendered 1 hit, 0 earned runs and 7 strikeouts while shutting the door on CBA. Both pitchers combined for 6 innings pitched, 4 hits, 11 strikeouts and only 1 earned run. Austin DaPrile and Gage Boyd also chipped in with 2 hits and 2 RBI’s.
The G1 offensive was on fire collecting 11 hits in the game. Ryan See, Mason Garcia, Cade Garrett, and Rylan Hill all collected multiple hits. Rylan Hill got things started early while launching a pitch over the fence that scored 2 runs. With the game tied late, Ryan See singled up the middle to score 2 runs and take the lead which lead the way to victory and the second championship for G1 this Spring.
Founded by Nathan Boyd, God First Baseball (G1) was established in January of 2018 with the goal in mind of creating an environment for young baseball players to play in a Christ centered program. Through this program, young athletes are given the opportunity to make strides to not only improve their baseball fundamentals, but also improve their understanding of what Jesus Christ did on the cross so that they can be leaders both on the field and off the field with other likeminded athletes.
In just less than 2 years, God First Baseball has grown to over 10 teams with ages ranging from 8U to 14U. During this short time, G1 teams have dominated on the diamond with not only multiple championships but also with their faith.