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Ruffnecks 13s and 14s Meet in Nashville

The 13U and 14U Ruffnecks teams collided in an elimination round game at the 14U CABA World Series in Nashville, TN.  The 14s emerged with the win by a 9-1 score.  It was the second time in program history that the two teams met in tournament play outside of the New England region.  The tournament (actually in Lebanon, TN) is one of the longest standing dates on the Ruffnecks calendar.  The Ruffnecks captured the title twice.  This year both teams won games in the playoff round.  The 13s actually got a higher seed after pool play, but in the face to face match up, the 14s had too much fire power for the younger ‘Necks.  As is always the case, the 13s completely emptied the fuel tank in the heat and humidity.  Their efforts drew praise from umpires and opponents alike.  It is the end of the season for the 13s.  The 14U Ruffnecks return to the NEBC for one more event in the 15U High Heat event.

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Ruffnecks Travel & Play Challenging Schedule

17U Team Meeting on Road

All five Ruffnecks teams are busy, experiencing the demands of a challenging summer schedule.  The youngest Ruffnecks teams (13U and 14U) have been competing against a steady diet of older competition.  The 14U Ruffnecks in particular have not faced a 14U team since the first week of June.  They have held their own in 16U and 15U tournaments throughout the New England region.  The 13U Ruffnecks have also faced older competition (15U Uncle Sam World Series) where they found that they can also compete.  The 13s won a game and played several close contests.  Both teams head to Nashville, Tennessee for the 14U CABA World Series.

At the older levels, the experience of Ruffnecks baseball is test of physical stamina for those who truly want to be baseball players.  The 15U, 16U, and 17U teams are in the midst of grueling schedules that challenge players.  40 to 50 games in a 60 day period is a lot of baseball.  The 17U Ruffnecks recently returned from a 16 day road trip through Tennessee and Georgia.  Despite a good showing in Nashville, the squad fell short of expectations in the 17U WWBA in Georgia.  After getting out to a 2-0 start, the “Seniors” dropped two close 1-run games in their pool.  Indeed, it was a balanced and talented pool.  The Senior Ruffnecks turn their attention to the Boston Invitational and the Boston Open before hitting the road again when they attend the Perfect Game Elite Championships in Hoover, Alabama.

16U Ready to Play

The 15U and 16U Ruffnecks attended the Music City Classic in Nashville, Tennessee June 25 -29.  The 15s did exceptionally well going 3-0-1.  The 16s were less successful, but prepared, practiced, and played a challenging schedule.  Both teams returned to the NEBC to compete in the 16U PG Super25 regional.  Currently, the 16U Ruffnecks are attending the Perfect Game WWBA July 4-11 in Cartersville, GA.  The challenging event consists of 7 games in Pool Play.  Only pool winners advance to the playoff rounds.  The 15U Ruffnecks head to Georgia July 11th for the only age-specific event they play all summer, the 15U WWBA.

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The Week Ahead - Notices

(Updated Sunday, July 14 at 9:00am)

Week of July 14 - July 21

17U Ruffnecks
July 17-21
PG Elite Championships
Hoover, Alabama
(See Schedule Page)

16U Ruffnecks
July 16 (Only)
Boston Invitational

16U UnderClass WS
July 18 (Only)
(See Schedule Page)

July 19, 20, 21
Boston College Team Camp

15U Ruffnecks
July 11-18
at 15U WWBA
Cartersville, GA
(See Schedule Page)

July 19-21
16U UnderClass WS

14U Ruffnecks
July 13-18
at 14U CABA World Series
Nashville, TN
(See Schedule Page

13U Ruffnecks
July 13-18
at 14U CABA World Series
Nashville, TN

(See Schedule Page)

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