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.