WT 9u Blue just finished its Spring/Summer season, and what a season it was! The team posted a winning record in the Tri State Elite League, playing against some of the tougher club teams in South Jersey. In addition, the team ran off four straight lopsided wins to earn the championship in WT’s own Memorial Weekend Tournament.
All of this prepared the squad for its post-season run in the Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken Division Tournament trail. The squad won the SNJ District 3 Tournament Championship, going undefeated to take the title.
In the SNJ State Tournament, the 9u Minutemen were up against the best town-based travel teams in the State. The team played excellent baseball, finishing 3rd among the 12 teams who qualified for States.
By virtue of that performance, the boys qualified for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament, featuring 10 of the best 9u Cal Ripken teams from NJ, DE, NY, PA and MD. This is as far as possible for 9u teams to advance in the Ripken Tournament trail.
The team played it’s heart out in Regionals, losing a couple very close games to just miss reaching the Quarterfinals. It was a great experience for the boys. Job well done by the coaches and players, pictured here!
Coaches L to R:
Assistant Coach Jeff Watson, Head Coach Brian Tinkelenberg, Assistant Coach Rob Egan
Players L to R:
Richie Lawson, Cole Naccarelli, Logan Silnik, Mark Tinkelenberg, Dylan Bruderek, Danny Sheets, Aidan Kenderdine, Sal Mesete, Dawson Reese, Brett Egan, Mark Hallman, Nick Watson
The 10U Washington Twp Minutemen Red won the 2016 Delran Summer Slugfest Tournament on Sunday evening coming from 7 runs down to defeat a tough Medford Renegades team in the final by a score of 10-9. The Minutemen went 4-0 in the tournament outscoring their 4 opponents 59-23. All 11 players made key contributions throughout the tournament. This win highlights an outstanding season by the Minutemen who have worked extremely hard all season. Congratulations Boys! Well Done!
Pictured left to Right:
(Front Row): Lucas Rutledge, Luke Casey, John DiNoto, John Gardiner, Daniel Hartong, Gabe Mosco
(Middle Row): Chris Logiovino, Ethan Hyman, Luke Linden, Bobby Davis, Nick Majuri
The Sand Gnats captured the 9-10 intramural championship defeating the Muckdogs 11-6. The Sand Gnats are coached by Dwayne Gauthier and are sponsored by Furlow Associates, Inc.
Pictured (left to right)
Coach Mike Scheer, Adiel Fred, Head Coach Dwayne Gauthier, Michael Casella,
Coach Mike Ecker, John Ecker, Noah McAteer & Frank Coppola
Elijah Heaney, Billy Barrett, Aidan Woodward & Matthew McCord
Michael Scheer & Zach Gauthier
Congratulations to the runner up, Bucktavia Muckdogs coached by Brian Scavetta and sponsored by ScaVet Technologies. Great season!
Pictured (left to right)
Coach Nuzzi, Giuliano Scavetta, Joey Franchi, Head Coach Brian Scavetta, Ian Cross, JP Lee, Coach Jim Lee, Angelo Conti, Coach Borkowski & Jake Borkowski
Brian Moy, Joshua Ehrnworth, Collin Johnson, Cory Hunt & Colin Deluca
The 1st Annual TWP Baseball Color Run was a success and everyone enjoyed themselves. We had nearly all of our 200 registered runners take part in the run/walk with a few “day-of” registrants as well, with everyone getting plenty of coloring. There was a DJ, bouncy house and photographer capturing all of the fun before, during and after the race. Prizes were given out to the top 3 fundraisers as well as other prizes to those who were there. The pizza party was won by Coach Paxson’s 11u Minutemen Red team by raising over $1,100, great job! Thank you to everyone who helped us exceed our first year goal.
We hope to make it even bigger and better next year and hope to see you there with your family and friends.
Thank you for helping our program with this fundraiser and I speak for the rest of the Baseball Advisory Board in saying great job! Be sure to check out the pictures and download what you like.
TWP Baseball Color Run Chairperson
Congratulations to the Bees sponsored by BAM Mechanical Services on winning the WTPR 13-14 Intramural Championship. Led by head coach Harry Adams, his team won a best of three series against Coach Appel. The series was decided by a winner take all third game in the series. Coach Appel’s team grabbed the series lead with a 12-10 victory in Game 1. Team Adams tied the series up at 1 game each with a 13-7 win in Game 2. The Bees used the momentum from their Game 2 victory to win the deciding Game 3 10-8. Congratulations to Coach Anthony Appel for a great season too.
Pictured (from left to right)
Coach Fred Oster, Head Coach Harry Adams and Coach Brian Scavetta
Mitchell Olson, Michael Szollosy, Danny Giovinetti, Fred Oster, Alex Racobaldo,
Nico Scavetta & Christian Galasso
Gianni Sacca, Nick Venuto, Daniel Cutis & Braden Harris
Congratulations to the Threshers and coach Patrick Seagreaves for winning the 11-12 Intramural Championship.
Pictured (left to right)
Coach Keith Ludwig, Max Ludwig, Kevin Lee, Randy Weikle, Andrew Seagreaves,
Head Coach Patrick Seagreaves, Daniel Cabanban, Brian Valay, Tyler Mroz,
Matthew Kelly and Coach Matt Kelly
Riley Cavanaugh, Joey Arico, Michael Thomas, Gage Jenkins
The 9u Minutemen Blue dominated from start to finish to grab the championship of the WT Memorial Day Tournament. After defeating the SJ Braves and Delaware Bandits by a combined score of 31-9, the Minutemen squared off again with the Bandits in the semifinals, coming from behind to win 9-7. This set up a title game matchup with the Hammonton Stars, who, like the Minutemen, had posted a 3-0 record heading into Monday’s final. Washington Twp exploded for 8 runs in the second inning and 7 in the fifth frame to cruise to a 15-3 victory. Well done boys!
Pictured L to R:
Mark Tinkelenberg, Cole Naccarelli, Nick Watson, Aidan Kenderdine, Dylan Bruderek, Danny Sheets, Mark Hallman, Dawson Reese, Brett Egan, Sal Mesete, Richie Lawson, Logan Silnik
The Washington Twp 10u Blue finished off a great weekend of baseball by winning the 2016 Cornfield Classic Tournament in Woodstown. The Minutemen defeated Egg Harbor Twp 9-6 in the championship game to capture the title. After going 1-1 in pool play, they were seeded 4th. They had to defeat the #5 seed Tri State Arsenal (12-2), then the #1 seed Woodstown Heat (11-1) and finally the #2 seed Egg Harbor Twp all in one day. The Minutemen used the long ball throughout the weekend as Jared Dzierzgowski hit two homers and Chris Racobaldo had one. After losing in the semi-finals in both the MSI and Ripken Tournaments getting this tournament win was rewarding. Congratulations to all of the players and coaches
pictured left to right:
Jack Fitzpatrick, Logan Perez, Steve Capriotti, Jared Dzierzgowski, Roman Namazi,
Garrett Mykulowycz, Tanner Sharkey, Chris Racobaldo, Michael Bauer & Connor Short
not pictured: Matt Morad
The Washington Twp Baseball Board would like to thank everyone for participating in the 2016 Spring 8-year old travel team tryouts. Listed below are the the two teams and coaches, 8A and 8B. Each player must pay $130 to the baseball program that will go towards uniforms and entry fee into the Cal Ripken District Tournament. Please make checks payable to WTBBC and give it to your coach. It will be each team’s responsibility to pay for any additional tournaments that your team decides to enter. Congratulations!
The Washington Twp Baseball program would like to thank Frank & Mary Anne DeVecches for their generous donation. Mrs. Fratantoro made the donation in memory of Jim Fratantoro.