Collette Vacations - Post 79 pulled off a doubleheader sweep of R&R Construction - Post 18 to earn the 2014 Department of Rhode Island American Legion Baseball Senior Division Championship.
Entering the tournament as it's #3 seed, Post 79 opened play by being upset by #6 seed South Kingstown Post 39 before rattling off 5 straight impressive victories, including elimination game wins over #2 seed NEFL - Shields Post 43, #1 seed Senerchia Post 74, and a doubleheader sweep over #3 seed R&R Construction - Post 18 who was previously unbeaten in postseason play.
Zach Mitsmenn (St. Raphael's Academy, Eckerd College) was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player for his contributions offensively, defensively, and on the mound. Other members of the team are from Barrington HS, St. Raphael's Academy, Wheeler School, LaSalle Academy, and Bishop Feehan HS.
Congratulations to Manager Jim Mello and Assistant Coaches Matt Allard and Mike Murphy. We wish you well as you represent Rhode Island in the 2014 American Legion Baseball Senior Northeast Regional Tournament in Middletown, CT.