2018s and 2019s in Music City

The 15U Ruffnecks and the 16U Ruffnecks traveled together to the Music City Classic June 30 thru July 3.  Each team played 5 scheduled games.  Both Coaches Jones and Fredericks used the event to plan pitching and lineups for competition and exposure.  The 16s (2018s) got off to an outstanding start at Lipscomb University against the Indiana Bulls.  Ryan Cusick, Riley Teevens, and Billy Seidl pitched a combined limit the Bulls to 2 runs, while the offense was paced by Brodie Carey, Joe Simourian, Rory Bordiuk, and Spenser Smith.  The 2018’s won their next two consecutive games before dropping an 8-7 decision at Vanderbilt University on Saturday, July 2.

Meanwhile the 15U (2019s) have played 17 games in the past 11 consecutive days, including their championship run at the 15U PG Super25 Regional.  After arriving in Nashville on an early morning flight the 15s took to the field at Austin Peay University and suffered a 7-5 loss.  Two impressive 8-0 shutouts followed on Friday, July 1.  Outstanding pitching from Jackson Emus, Ben Mlavsky served the Ruffnecks well.  The offense was paced by contributions from James Dillon, JP Olson, Ben Rounds, Jaylen Bailey, and Teddy Goss.  The team played less well on Saturday, July 2 in both a 7-4 loss and an 11-11 tie.  A welcome day off leads to the 16U PG Super25 Regional July 4-6 at NEBC.

Seniors at 17U WWBA

The Senior Ruffnecks are playing in the 17U WWBA at Emerson, Georgia.  The national event is the biggest on the calendar for 17U teams from around the country.  Henry Ennen got the team off to a good start with a dominant pitching performance.  He three a complete game 4-0 shutout, compiling 10Ks and giving up only 2 hits.  Both Robby Cerulle and Dylan Presnal pitched well in Games 2 & 3 respectively.  Cerulle lost a no-hit bid in the 7th inning of a 2-0 shutout.  Presnal pitched well in a 10-2 win, giving up only 1 hit in 6 innings, as the Ruffnecks continue to progress in pool play.

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15s Capture PG Super25 Championship

The 15U Ruffnecks surprised everyone during the 17U New England PG Super25 championships (yes the 17U), when they not only won their pool, but fought through a 4-3 extra inning loss in the playoffs to the eventual champions on Sunday, June 26.  With no break in the action, the 15s got right back on the field Monday, June 27th in the 15U New England PG Super25 event.  In fact, the team had to play two games on Monday and two on Tuesday to win their pool.  They then played two more on Wednesday, June 29 to take the title!  Coaches Jones, Howard, and Calagione worked the lineups and pitching expertly to cruise to a 4-0 record in pool play, earning the top seed in the playoffs.  After a 6-1 semifinal victory, the Ruffnecks took care of securing the championship with a convincing 7-0 shutout behind a complete game from RHP Jeff Price.  Indeed, the squad’s pitching and defense dominated the event.  In six games the Ruffnecks surrendered at total of 4 runs.  The team secured three shutouts on the road to the title.

The pitching staff of Jackson Emus, Ben Reyes, Teddy Goss, Josh Gruenberg, Seamus Barrett, Ben Mlavsky, Jeff Price, Jaylen Bailey, were supported by several “pitch in” appearances by position players to bolster the team’s effort.  Offensively, the Ruffnecks were outstanding as well.  In four of the games the team scored 6 runs or more.  Congratulations to the 15U Ruffnecks… New England PG Super25 Champions.  With no rest, the team travels to Nashville Thursday, June 30th to compete in the 16U Music City Classic.

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Important Notices

(Updated Sunday, May 20 at 7:00pm)


Monday, May 21
13U/14U Combined Roster
at St. Mark's JV
3:30 Report
4:30 Game

Thursday, May 24
13U & 14U Ruffnecks
Practice at NEBC
6:00 - 6:30 Report
6:30 - 8:15 Practice

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