Tournament Season is Here!

13U John Milewski at 1B

The tournament season has arrived for the 13U and 14U Ruffnecks.  Both teams find themselves in tournament mode with the unofficial commencement of summer and Memorial Day weekend.  The pivot in the schedule marks the midpoint in the season for the two youngest Ruffnecks teams.  June and July present a steady schedule of tournament activity, culminating in the 14U CABA World Series in Lebanon, Tennessee.  Both squads participate in the CABA event.  For the 13U Ruffnecks, the schedule also presents the challenge of competing in 14U competition.  The bulk of activity in June and July is against 14U teams.  Only the 13U CABA World Series at the NEBC is age-specific.

High School Ruffnecks Begin Soon!

Nearly 60 Ruffnecks players in the classes of 2019, 2020, and 2021 have been participating in high school baseball for the past several months.  Many public school players don’t even begin high school playoffs until the first week of June.  The transition from high school ball to Ruffnecks may be a very rapid one this year.  For those whose teams are finished or eliminated from playoffs, Ruffnecks baseball will fill the gap the first week of June.  By the weekend of the Super17 in New Jersey the rosters should be largely intact.  A busy travel schedule is in front of all three older Ruffnecks teams.  The 15s and 16s are traveling to South Carolina for the Black Bear Classic on June 20th.  At the same time, the Senior Ruffnecks begin their 16 day road trip through Tennessee and Georgia.  The summer is just ahead!