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2018 8U Friendship Team


Bottom Row (L-R): Max Noujaim, Micah Ross, Chase Durso, Kane D’Amico, Tyler Silva, Jacob Roche, Benjamin Smith

Middle Row (L-R): Luke Kowalchik, Quinn Davies, Christopher Moran, Marc Sampara, Andrew Westbrook, Griffin Davies, Carter Husch

Back Row (L-R): Manager Marc Durso, Coach Kane D’Amico, Coach David Ross, Coach Don Husch (missing : Coach John Westbrook)

The travel ball season for the 2018 Beth-Wood 8-U Team, participating in the 8’s Friendship Tournament hosted by Beth – Wood, was certainly one for the record books and scrapbooks………

After finishing the round-robin seeding games with a 6-2 record, the Beth-Wood 8-U’s were seeded #3 in the American League Division.  Tournament play began for the Team on Friday, July 20th when Beth-Wood faced off against Milford at the Acorn Hill complex.  The game was hard fought and proceeded into extra innings before the game was called due to darkness.  The Teams were then asked to come back on Saturday morning to finish play and both Teams arrived “amped-up.”  After some exciting baseball, Beth-Wood’s 8-U’s pulled out another “W” over Milford and celebrated the hard fought victory with an 18-17 final score.

Beth-Wood was then matched to face a tough West Hartford group - a Team they previously lost to earlier in the Tournament.  The Beth-Wood boys were really eager to play the re-match against West Hartford and this time, pulled out the victory with a final score of 11-10.  On Friday, July 27th, Beth-Wood was pitted against a tough Stratford team in the American League Championship Game.  With some really fantastic hitting and some key plays being made by the team, Beth-Wood came out on top with a final score of 7-5.   In taking home the American League Championship, the 8-U’s bested 10 other Teams and in doing so, earned a spot in the Friendship Tournament Championship Game.  Despite the team’s amazing run, the season came to end on July 28th, when the Team was matched against a really talented Danbury group in the Friendship Tournament Championship Game.  The boys, including the Coaches & parents, were extremely excited to place 2nd overall out of the 19 Teams who participated in this Tournament on their home turf and finish the summer season with a final record of 11-3.

2018 10U District Team

2018 10U District Team

Bottom Row (L-R): Chase Kinton, Tyler Frantz, Tyler Roche, Aiden Thomas, Jace Rossi,

Middle Row (L-R): John Criscuolo, Brendan Russ, Rocco DeMaio, Dylan Spark, Ethan Villacis, Luke Gianquinto, Jonathan Drew

Back Row (L-R): Coaches: Greg Thomas, Pete Gianquinto, Manager: Jeff Roche

The 2018 10U District All Star Team was all about enjoying a great season.  Ten weeks in extreme heat and humidity did not stop any one from playing hard against some very tough competition.  After only capturing one win in the 10’s Districts, we knew that there would be some fierce competitive teams ahead within the Cal Ripken Xtreme Summer League.

From mid-June to the end of July, we played hard every game coming out on top against very talented Teams like Oxford, Fairfield, Milford, Bethel and Pomperaug, including having some very close games against Woodbury.  Finishing up in the Xtreme Summer League with a respectful record of 7-6 and having an overall record as a Team of 8-8 illustrated that all of our twelve Players truly respected any and all opportunity to play baseball together.  Having a flawless game shutting out Milford 14-0 under the lights in Milford playing in 90-degree heat, then going for ice cream as a Team, was one of many highlighted memories throughout this summer.  Every Player was eager to take the field in all practices and games and all twelve Players improved their skills.  Playing seven home games at Acorn Hill was always exciting to play on such nicely groomed fields.  Overall a fun and exciting summer season with a great group of Players (& Parents) that appreciated and respected one another while having many laughs along the way.