Senior Ruffnecks On Southern Swing

14s Celebrate No Hitter

Ruffnecks Shake 'em up at Vanderbilt

The Senior Ruffnecks started a 16 day road trip with competition at the Music City Classic in Nashville, TN.  The squad split its first two games on Thursday, June 23rd with a 2-4 loss in the afternoon, and a win over the Midland (Ohio) Braves 6-2 under the lights at Vanderbilt University.  Three Rufnecks pitchers combined to throw in the 6-2 win.  Neither of the runs allowed were earned.  Lefthander Owen Batchelder showed good command and worked out of trouble against a competitive lineup.  Henry Ennen pitched well off of an effective fastball.  Dylan Presnal controlled the strike zone and mixed his pitches to keep the opponents off balance. Offensively, the Ruffnecks were paced by a key bases loaded RBI sacrifice fly from Taylor Beckett.  Robbie Cronin also delivered and RBI single.

15s and 16s Compete in 17U PG Super25

Back at home, the 15U and 16U Ruffnecks began the 17U PG Super25 with 4-2 and 6-0 victories (respectively).  Riley Teevens was dominant in the opener for the 16U Ruffnecks, pitching a complete game shutout, giving up 2 hits, striking out 9 and walking none.  Josh  Gruenberg and Jackson Emus combined for the 15U Ruffnecks 4-2 win.  The 16U Ruffnecks dropped their second game 4-0, unfortunately losing Kai Marcos for the summer to an injury.

14U Ruffnecks Roll Behind Schneider No Hitter

The 14U Ruffnecks got off to a 3-0 start at the 14U Perfect Game WWBA in Emerson, GA.  On Saturday, June 25, Jack Schneider dominated with a no hitter in a 7-0 win over Premier Cruz.  Schneider recorded 11 strike outs while getting excellent offensive support from the lineup.  Kevin Skagerlind had three hits.  Jack Palfrey and Donald Sivolella had two hits each.

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Ruffnecks Teams Hit the Road

All Ruffnecks teams are under way and hitting the road for the summer.  Of course, there is also plenty of activity at the local level as well.  The 15U Ruffnecks and 16U Ruffnecks participate in the 17U Perfect Game Super25 June 23-26, while the Senior Ruffnecks head to Nashville for the Music City Classic.  The 14U Ruffnecks take off for Georgia and the 14U Perfect Game WWBA June 23-30.  The 13U Ruffnecks stay close to home until July 8th when they and the 14s travel to Nashville for the 14U CABA World Series.

15U Ruffnecks Advance to Semis

The 15U Ruffnecks advanced to the semifinals in the 16U Division of the Summer Solstice June 17-19.  Outstanding pitching and defense carried the sqaud through pool play and the first playoff round.  After a disappointing 1-1 tie in the first game, the squad posted back to back shutouts with 3-0 and 5-0 wins.  Strong outings from Teddy Goss, Ben Reyes, Jackson Emus, and Josh Gruenberg sparked the starting rotation.  Seamus Barrett pitched well in the semifinals against a talented lineup that eventually took its toll on the younger ‘Necks.  The team heads into the next two weeks facing the challenge of significantly older competition, including a trip to Nashville for the 16U Music City Classic.

16s and Seniors at Super17 in New Jersey

Both of the oldest Ruffnecks squads attended the Super17 at Diamond Nation in Flemington, New Jersey.  In one of the most highly recruited Mid-Atlantic events, both Ruffnecks rosters gave a good account of themselves.  The 16s split two excellent games on Saturday.  On Sunday, they were less fortunate in a game that simply snowballed away at the hands of a very strong hitting opponent.  Meanwhile the Senior Ruffnecks distinguished themselves as one of the top teams at the event, with many college eyes at their games.  The Senior Ruffnecks won their pool but declined to stay for the playoff round due to academic obligations and commitments among many on the roster.  The Senior Ruffnecks were paced by excellent pitching and defense.  Dylan Presnal, Henry Ennen, and Mike Suglia pitched through a 3-2 win in a Game 1.  Owen Batchelder set a dominant tone in Game 2.  He combined with Cam Garfield, Bryan Gotti, and Robby Cerulle to secure a 2-0 shutout win in Game 2. In Game 3, Will Simeone, Mike Stewart, and Dario Tarquinio did the job in a 6-4 victory.

The Seniors head to Music City for the start of a 16 day road trip that will take them to several of the top events in the country in Tennessee and Georgia.

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Important Notices

(Updated Saturday, June 24 at Noon)

Important Notices:

13U Game for Saturday, June 24: Location is changed.  Look for communication from coaches and family texting tree.

WEEK OF JUNE 19 - 25

Saturday - Sunday: June 24-25
13U Ruffnecks
vs. Evolution Baseball
Location Changed - TBD
Game Times May Change

15U Ruffnecks
Tournament Begins
17U PG Super25
Event: June 22 - June 25

16U Ruffnecks
Tournament Begins
17U PG Super25
Event: June 22 - June 25

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