14U Ruffnecks Move on to Georgia

14U Ruffnecks Move on to Georgia

14U Ruffnecks Extend their Season

13s and 14s Compete in Nashville

13s and 14s Compete in Nashville

13s Complete Journey Down South

Fall Baseball at New Complex – Registrations Open!

Fall Baseball at New Complex – Registrations Open!

New England Baseball Complex Set to Open in Northborough

14U Ruffnecks Move on to Georgia

While the Nashville trip is one of the definitive experiences for the 13U Ruffnecks, the 14U squad finished play at the CABA World Series when they were defeated on Wednesday night 3-2 in their third game of the day.  Earlier, the 14u ‘Necks took a thrilling 4-3 victory in 11 innings to stave off elimination.  Brilliant pitching by Jake Miller and Riley Teevens carried the day for the Ruffnecks.  Unfortunately, the team couldn’t muster another miracle in the evening game.  The 14U Ruffnecks boarded a bus on Thursday, July 17th for the trip to Emerson, Georgia and the Perfect Game World Wood Bat Championships at Lake Point in Emerson, Georgia.  For the 14s, this continues a demanding summer of travel baseball that has seen the team on trips to Missouri (Premier World Series), Nashville (CABA), and Georgia (WWBA).  It is close to an 80 game season for the 14s, who continue to battle as this is written.

In the Perfect Game opener, Jamie Hauswirth pitched 6 and a third terrific innings to lead his team to a 6-2 victory.  Hauswirth rode a first inning 4-0 lead, as the Ruffnecks batted through the order, mixing base hits, bunts, and good situational hitting.  Jack Tishman came in to record the final two outs in a workmanlike effort.  The 14s had a rain day on Saturday, July 19th and get back to tournament Pool Play on Sunday with a single game and with twinbills on both Monday and Tuesday.

13s and 14s Compete in Nashville

J.P. Olson 13U Ruffnecks

The 13U and 14U Ruffnecks traveled to Nashville, Tennessee to compete in the 14U CABA World Series, July 10 – 17.  Traditionally, it is the final tournament for the 13U Ruffnecks, who have prepared themselves all year for the rigors of challenging baseball.  The 14s continue on to the Perfect Game 14U WWBA in Georgia to complete a 14 day road trip.  Nonetheless, the 14U CABA World Series is a terrific time for both of the young ‘Necks squads, with great baseball and the excitement of Music City as a backdrop to the experience of traveling with teammates.  The 13U Ruffnecks did an exceptional job battling through the heat and the grind of Pool Play in the tournament, ultimately advancing to Championship Bracket Play.  In Bracket Play, the 13s staved off elimination with a gritty 3-1 victory behind a complete game effort from Jeff Price.  The 13s played 9 games in a period of five days!  The pitching staff was terrific with Price, Jackson Emus, Jaylen Bailey, Seamus Barrett, Jack Thorbahn, along with contributions in relief from Evan Sleight and James Dillon.  The lineup featured solid catching from Mitchell Schroeder and J.P. Olson.  Colin Blasco was locked in at the leadoff spot in the order and played every inning in the outfield.  The infield was manned by Dillon at 3B, Andrew Hass and Dante Taylor at SS, and Jack Flynn, who played every inning at 2B.  Jeff Price manned 1B with contributions from Thorbahn and Bailey.  Jackson Emus, Evan Sleight, and Jaylen Bailey played a solid outfield.  Teammate Ben Rounds was with his mates every step of the way, even though he had a season-ending injury in late May.

The 13U year is a challenging, yet highly rewarding season for players who wish to play a lot of baseball.  The first experience of playing in the deep south is something Ruffnecks embrace and relish.  The memories of the trip to Nashville define the aspirations for players and their future seasons as Ruffnecks and as ball players!

Updated Notices

(Updated Sunday, July 20 at 9:00pm)

Monday, July 21
16U Ruffnecks

Practice
4:30 at Babson

Tuesday, July 22
15U vs. 16U Ruffnecks
5:30 at Babson

Tuesday, July 22
Senior Ruffnecks
Depart for Premier World Series
Joplin, Missouri

July 25-27
16U Ruffnecks
End of Summer Classic
Manchester, NH

July 29 - August 3
15U Ruffnecks

at Perfect Game World Series
Ft. Myers, Florida

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