Vandy’s Toffey Visits Ruffnecks

Vandy’s Toffey Visits Ruffnecks

First Class Toffey Meets up with Current Ruffnecks

Three Ruffnecks Named to Area Code

Three Ruffnecks Named to Area Code

McSweeney, Walsh, and White to Pitch for Yankees Area Code team!

Ruffnecks in Travel Mode: Compete Well

Seniors Work out at Kennesaw State

The “Senior” Rufnecks are in the middle of a 16 day road trip through Tennessee and Georgia.  The 15U and 16U teams are competing at the Music City Classic in Nashville, Tennessee.  The 13U and 14U Ruffnecks are battling at the 14U CABA Wood World Series at home, at the NEBC, but they too are preparing for a trip July 10th to Nashville.  Indeed, the Ruffnecks are off and running, playing terrific competition wherever that leads them.

Senior ‘Necks in Thick of Trip

The Senior Ruffnecks have played 6 games in Nashville and 4 games in the Elite Round Robin at Emerson Georgia in the first 7 days of their trip.  There has been very little that has been easy about the opposition.  After dropping a 2-1 decision to the East Cobb Astros the day they arrived in Music City, the Ruffnecks have strung together some solid baseball.  They completed the Nashville portion of the trip going 4-1-1.  Veterans Zack Horwitz, John Simourian, Chris Galland, and Scott Holzwasser have led the offense.  Tommy Seidl contributed a grand slam in Nashville.  The pitching has been solid behind returners, Morgan McSweeney, Joe Walsh, Horwitz, Brad Marchetti, and Spencer Yee, along with two newcomers in LHP Holden White and RHP Dylan Presnal.  The bullpen is deep with contributions from Ian Herel, Matt Wesoloski, Nate Hendley, Daylon Thompson, and Dave Nelson.  The outfield features sound defense and speed with Alex Dillon, Galland, Seidl, Yee, and Horwitz all contributing.  New ‘Neck J.P. Knight has done a fine job at 3B, while the middle infield of Teddy Bakas, Connor Lee, and Holzwasser have been locked in.

Great Game vs. Easton Rockets

The Ruffnecks played one of the best games seen at the Elite Round Robin on Wednesday, July 1 at the Lake Point complex in Emerson, Georgia.  Nearly 40 scouts and college recrutiers along with many spectators were locked in on this tremendous baseball game that ended in a 4-4 tie.  The Easton (FL) Rockets are regarded as one of the pre-tourney favorites to compete for the WWBA title.  The game featured five pitchers between the two teams that topped out in the 90 mph range on the radar guns.  Alex Dillon stole home, and Chris Galland went 2 for 3 with a double.  Spencer Yee started on the mound and gave the Ruffnecks 3 solid innings before yielding to Morgan McSweeney, Joe Walsh, and Holden White.  Both teams had chances to push across the winning run in the last two innings.

The Seniors play their final Elite Round Robin game on Thursday, July 2, then head into the WWBA with a doubleheader on Friday, July 3rd.

Vandy’s Toffey Visits Ruffnecks

Will Toffey mixes with John Simourian

The Senior Ruffnecks got an unexpected visit from Ruffnecks alumnus Will Toffey on Thursday, June 25th while the ‘Necks were playing in the Music City Classic in Nashville, Tennessee.  Less than 24 hours after a disappointing Vanderbilt loss to Virginia in the College World Series, Toffey found it important to get to the Ruffnecks game at Belmont University with two of his Vandy teammates to see the 2015 Ruffnecks in action.  Indeed the Vanderbilt freshman turned heads as he discreetly watched to the railing near the dugout, then leaned over, and said hello to the ‘Necks and the coaching staff.  The coaches invited him into the dugout and he mixed with the current Ruffnecks with ease and sincerity.  He went out of his way to say thanks to the Ruffnecks and Mrs. Whiting, remarking that it was the Ruffnecks experience that provided the opportunity to go to Vanderbilt.  Of course, young Will Toffey is a talented player, a hard worker, and an excellent student, so the credit truly belongs to him.  Nevertheless, it was a wonderful and meaningful gesture for him to venture to our game in 96 degree heat so soon after the adrenalin rush of playing in the College World Series!  It speaks volumes about his character, and is just one more reason that what we do in this program is meaningful to those who run it, coach it, and support it.  Will is headed to the Cape Cod League for the summer.  Everyone wishes him well.

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Important Notices

(Updated Thursday, July 2 at 8:00am)

Week of June 29-July 5
13U & 14U Ruffnecks

14U CABA Wood World Series

July 1 - July 4
15U & 16U Ruffnecks
Depart for Nashville
Music City Classic

June 29 - July 2
Senior Ruffnecks
PG Elite Round Robin
Emerson, GA

July 3 - July 10
Senior Ruffnecks
Emerson, GA


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