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16U ‘Necks Capture 17U PG Super25!

After four games on Sunday, June 25th, the 16u Ruffnecks emerged as champions of the 17U Perfect Game Super25 New England Regional.  Along the way the 2019’s outscored their opponents 54-3 behind two perfect game pitching performances, one from Billy Seidl, and a championship 7-0 effort from Jeff Price.  Any time a team gets to the finals of a tournament, the opponent is a quality team.  Price’s performance is impressive from that perspective alone.  Of course, a perfect game is dependent upon good defense, and the Ruffnecks got good defense all tournament long.  The catching duo of J.P. Olson and Danny Cooke led the way with great game calling and game management.  Price and Seidl were not the only stellar pitchers during the course of the event.  Seamus Barret got his team going with a terrific outing.  Colin McGrath contributed solid innings.  Ben Reyes pitched a gem in Game 2.  Jackson Emus pitched well in Game 3, with a clean inning of relief from Price.  Will Greer took the mound in the semi final game and beat a solid CT Blue Jays team. Jake McOsker pitched a playoff 2 hitter with 13 K’s.

Offensively, many contributors had a hand in the team success.  Jack Flynn, Evan Sleight, JP Olson, and Colin Blasco had hot bats throughout the tournament.  Most importantly, the lineup that Coach Fredericks put on the field did their jobs, played as a team, and filled roles. The 16U Ruffnecks rest up for a few days before hitting the road to Nashville, TN and the Music City Classic for 2019 grads, June 29 – July 2.

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1st Summer Weekend Strong For Ruffnecks

Coach Toffey Addresses Seniors

The weekend of June 9-11 saw all five Ruffnecks teams in action.  Despite a number of players still involved in state high school playoffs, Ruffnecks teams turned in strong performances.  The 15U, 16U, and Senior Ruffnecks all played in the highly competitive NEB Invitational.  All responded with excellent showings.  The objectives for the weekend were clear: First, to get on the same page with each team.  Second, to sort out the pitching in a measured manner.  Third, to compete.  The five Ruffnecks squads all met those objectives.

13U Takes 2 of 3 in 14U Cape Wood Bat

The 13U Ruffnecks found a way to win two out of three games at the 14U Cape Cod Wood Bat tournament.  The youngest ‘Necks mercy ruled two opponents en route to those victories.  Jeffrey Valdez had a fine weekend as did Aidan Kelly (catcher).  The pitching was strong behind starters Harrison Milbert and Josh Mirob.  Mirob also had a good weekend at the plate.  The infield was led by Carson Walsh and Mark Henshon.  Jack Toomey was his usual, reliable self in the outfield.

14U Squad takes Cape Championship!

A walk-off hit from Greg Kuperman led the Ruffnecks to their second tournament championship of the season.  The 14U team bounced back from a 3-2 loss in pool play to march through the playoff round with a commanding mercy rule semi-final win and then an exciting one-run victory in the Finals.  Raul Diaz had a noisy weekend with the bat.  Contributions came from virtually all players.  The pitching staff was outstanding, with Sam Hill getting the championship start in the final.

15U Ruffnecks Compete Well in 18U NEB Invitational

The 15U Ruffnecks competed very well against older, more experienced competition.  Playing with 10 and 11 players (due to several players still in high school playoffs), the Ruffnecks cobbled together a fine 5-1 win against a Baseball U CT – 17U opponent.  Jeff Hohler pitched well with Jack Schneider closing in relief.  In Saturday’s contest against the Team Boston 2017s, the 15U Ruffnecks battled against a much more experienced and physically mature lineup, taking a 3-2 lead into the 7th.  Even though the team fell 5-3, it was a fine effort behind the pitching of Nick Seeto, John Moore, and Jack Beverly.  The infield defense of Richie McNamara, Jack Palfrey, Zach McCarthy, and Beverly turned several double plays to get out of jams.

16U Ruffnecks Take Two

The 16U Ruffnecks rode good, solid, starting pitching, solid defense and timely hitting as they won 4-3 and 6-3.  Jake McOsker got the ‘Necks going with a strong first game outing.  Dante Taylor stroked a big double, and James Dillon had a good day at the plate in the second game against South Troy Dodgers.  Jackson Emus, Will Greer, and Ben Reyes pitched the second game.  Greer homered in his first Ruffnecks at-bat in game 1.  The outfield defense was excellent, led by Evan Sleight, Josh Gruenberg, and Emus.  Danny Cooke and JP Olson split the catching duties.  Cook hit very well.  The 16s look to get stronger with the return of several players still in high school playoffs.

Seniors Deliver Strong Showing

The Senior Ruffnecks dominated the first two games of pool play with 8-4 and 8-2 victories.  Catcher Connor Bowman started the season with a double and a 3-run homer.  The pitching of Anthony Redfern shut down a strong opponent in AP Baseball.  In Game 2 Billy Seidl threw 6 no-hit innings en route to an 8-2 win.  Game 3 saw the ‘Necks tie their opponent 1-1 behind the strong pitching of Devin Gates and solid relief from Colman Shea.  In Game 4, the Ruffnecks dropped a tight 5-2 decision.  Christian Walsh homered along the way.

Coming Up

The Seniors and the 16U Ruffnecks are heading to Diamond Nation Friday, June 16 for the Super 17.  The 14U and 15U Ruffnecks participate at the NEBC in the Summer Solstice.  The 13U Ruffnecks attend the 14U Summer Slam on the South Shore.

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Important Notices

(Updated Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 10:30am)

Fall Baseball Updates
Final Weekend: Oct 21-22
Rosters sent via email to HS Wood and College Prep

Saturday, Oct. 21
HS Wood Bat
NEBC League Game

8:00am Field #2

Sunday, Oct. 22
13U Fall Baseball
8:00 - 11:00

College Prep
11:00 Red vs. Blue - Field #3 at NEBC
2:00  NEBC League Game - Field #3 at NEBC

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