The 7U Erie Outlaws continued their recent hot streak by winning the 8U Summer Freeze Tournament in Union City.
They went 2-0 in pool play outscoring their opponents by a combined score of 42-13, earning a bye and the #1 seed.
In the semi-final they defeated Northwestern 15-4 in 4 innings.
In the final they defeated Corry 14-8 to claim the title. In the championship game the top five hitters in the lineup Landon Martin, Dennis Braendel, Ben Dougherty, Joey Russo, and Brycen Lucas combined to go 14-15. The aggressive base running and solid defense of Sam Dougherty, Cam Armbruster, Grant Gartrell, and Peyton Friedman was a key factor in the victory.
Tournament MVP Jacob”All Day” Cline lead the Outlaws with 10 RBI, two triples, and two doubles in the final two games of the tournament. They have won 8 of their last 9 games and will be back in action on August 18-19 at the Back to School Bash in Millcreek!
The Final Out for their first championship for coach Dennis Braendel.
10U Erie Outlaws Black dominates Harborcreek Memorial Day Tournament.
Outlaws Black cruised to the title beating the Kinzua Sluggers from Warren 16-0.
Coach Todd Ishimaru’s 10U Black won 5 games mercy ruling everyone en route to a championship. In 5 games they scored 81 runs and only allowed 4.
Game scores from the tournament:
Erie Outlaws Black 23 Millcreek Riptide Blue 0
Erie Outlaws Black 16 Millcreek Riptide Gold 2
Erie Outlaws Black 12 Steelrays 0
Erie Outlaws Black 14 Harborcreek Huskies 2
Erie Outlaws Black 16 Kinzua Sluggers 0
*Davin Friedman leads the Outlaws offense with 2 homers and 4 triples in the tournament.
7U Black Starting Out Hot in 2018:
The 7U Black team is competing hard this season they are playing up in all 8U Tournaments in 2018. Coach Braendel and his staff have done a great job getting these boys ready for next season. The 7U has 2nd place finishes in the McKean Tournament and the HC Memorial Day Tourney. Keep up the nice work boys!
Dennis Braendel III pictured below after winning the McKean Home Run Derby! Awesome SMILE!
11U Black Win Victory Park 12U Tournament of Champions:
2018 Erie Outlaws 11U Black finished up the season 35-9-1 overall winning 4 out of their last 5 tournaments.
The ended their hot season buy closing out another 12U tournament winning the Victory Park Tournament of Champions 12U Division in North Ridgefield, OH.
They won the championship over 11U BCI out of Youngstown OH 10-0. Great team effort, solid defense, no errors, everyone had a hit in the lineup, Kam Kramer threw a shutout and Brady Kramer hit a grand slam.
11U Erie Outlaws Black finished up the 2018 season winning 24 out of 26 tourney games, made it to five championship games, won four titles out of the seven tourneys they attended. Great group of kids who compete and play hard.
It was a solid year on the diamond for these boys playing an 11U/12U schedule in PA, OH, and NY. Playing tough competition definitely made a positive impact on their growth as a team.
Victories over Beaver Valley Red, Michigan Elite, Stix Columbus, Steel City Select and the 12U Steelheads twice were solid wins for our Outlaw family during some pressure situations.
These kids proved to themselves and others that loyalty to one team and a team-first mentality can be difference makers when competing against bigger/older travel organizations.
Most of the roster has played together since they have been 6/7 years old and their friendships on and off the field are what’s most impressive. They are a true baseball family of brothers who have grown up together playing this great game. The life skills and experiences, both high and low, will be positive difference makers in their lives as they grow up and become young adults.
The following boys have given up so much time and put in the work in order to compete at a high level ...
Kam Kramer P, CF, SS
Quentin Orlando LF, P, 1B
Mason Mac SS, P, C
Joe Himes CF, LF, C, P
Brady Kramer C, P, 3B
Tanner Ashton 2B, P
Ethan Bechtold P, 3B, RF
Brandon Cosme 1B, 3B, P
Paul Porter 3B, RF, LF, P
Marquis Lehr RF, 2B, P
Great job 11U ... you have made your families, coaches and the Outlaw Organization very proud. Fantastic group of kids, families, and coaches.
Special thanks to the coaches Dave Ashton, Brian Kramer and Tim Maciulewicz on an outstanding job.
"It has been an honor to coach these young men and be part of their journeys in life". -Coach Dave Ashton
Outlaw Strong and Proud!
Special thanks to Kim Kramer for all her great photos this year!