Bombers go 4-0 in the Medford Killer B Tournament outscoring their opponents 53 to 8 and beating their in town rival, the Medford Renegades, in the Championship Game 6-3.
“What we saw this weekend was the payoff from all of the hard work that the boys put in over a long season. When we needed a clutch hit, we got it. When we needed to make a pitch, we made it. When we needed a big catch, we caught it. We simply played great baseball all weekend long and it was fun to watch” said coach Boles.
Cameron Vinson, Nick Dziuba, and Timmy Heslin were the three pitchers who held the Renegades to 3 earned runs in the Championship Game. Brendan Scott had the game winning hit to give the Bombers enough runs to become Tournament Champs!!
Nick Dziuba threw 2 scoreless/no-hit innings and went 3-3 with 2 RBI’s to lead the Bomber's to victory over the Philadelphia Bobcats. Eddie Cashwell and Max Sakach each had two hits and 3 RBI’s between them while Timmy Heslin went 4-4 with 4 RBI’s.
“You could tell from the start of warm-ups today that the boys were loose and ready to play. Dziuba came out and completely shut down the Bobcats offense and our team responded with big time run support.” said coach Boles.
Sal Cusumano reached base safely in every plate appearance, scored three times, and had a stolen base for the Bombers . Sal has established himself as one of the premier leadoff batters in the league with his disciplined approach at the plate and his ability to bunt for a hit. Cusumano leads the team with a .493 average and .630 on base percentage. Center picture below of Dominic Forte shows great mechanics.
SHOWDOWN AT THE SHORE UPDATE
10-U RED GO 2-1
The Bomber's came to play at the Doc Cramer Blvd tournament over the July 4th weekend. The Bombers won their first two games outscoring their opponents by 13 runs!!!
Coach Owen was quoted as saying “This squad continues to exceed my expectations. The boys show up ready to play each game and leave it all out on the field. You can’t ask for much more from your guys.”
Max Sakach, Donovan Wu, Brendan Scott, and Eddie Cashwell all had .500 batting avg’s for the tournament while Sal Cusumano led the team with a .571 avg. The pitching staff, led by Brendan Scott, JC Dobis, and Nick Dziuba once again proved to be more than the opposing hitters could handle. Their only loss came to the Titans on Monday which knocked them out of the playoffs due to giving up to many runs throughout the tournament. Despite not making the tournament playoffs, taking two of three in any tournament is still an accomplishment. Way to go Bombers!!!
12U GO 3-0
Bombers 10 - Blue go 2-1 and take 4th seed in Playoff for the 3rd Annual showdown by the shore Tournament.
In game one the Bombers came out and beat the Lacey Lightning 12-6. Matt Christopher pitched three innings while giving up no hits and striking out and walking two. Guest player Michael Rotindo pitched the last three innings giving up six hits while mowing down four. The team totaled up 21 hits by the time the game ended. Garrett Carella, Nate Liedtka and Ryan Graham all led the way with three hits a piece. Cooper Quigley, EJ Mangione, Sean Dugan and Michael Rotindo all had two hits each as well. The team had a total of 21 hits in 32 at bats giving them a team batting average of .656 for game one.
In Game two, the Bombers lost a game that probably should have been won. In the first inning two runs scored when only one run should have on a dead ball thrown in to the third base dugout. Final Score was 5-4. Nate Liedtka and Ryan Graham both pitched well while throwing three innings a piece.
The final score for game three was Bombers 18 and the Mt. Olive Marauders 8. Matt Christopher, Ryan Graham and Nate Liedtka all combined their pitching efforts to hold the Marauders to 8 runs through six innings. Going in to the fifth inning, the team was down 7-4 until the Bombers did what they do best, HIT!!! The highlight of the inning came off the bat of Nate Liedtka who blasted a grandslam over the fence. Doubles were also added in the game by Carella, Christopher, Liedtka, Graham and Cooper Quigley. The Bombers came up with 14 runs in the fifth inning with a total of 22 hits in the game.
12U Red: Took Care of Business
10U RED GO 2-1 OVER WEEKEND SCORING 28 RUNS!!
On Friday night, Max Sakach, who hits in the four hole, went 4-4 with 4 RBI's in Friday's 15-9 win over the Washington Township Blue. Nick Dziuba, Timmy Heslin, Eddie Cashwell, and Sal Cusumano all had two hits a piece and 5 RBI's between them. Cashwell, Cusumano, Donovan Wu, and Heslin were the four pitchers that put in work and kept the Bombers in the game.
Starting pitcher Brendan Scott had yet another solid outing on Saturday throwing 3 1/3 innings in what turned out to be an 8 inning nail biter of a game. EJ Mangione came in and took over after Scott and threw 4 innings, allowing 1 earned run with 3 K's. Timmy Heslin came in and closed the game giving up 1 hit and 0 runs. It looked like West Deptford may have had a chance to tie it up in the bottom of the 8th but Sal Cusumano made a diving catch in CF to secure the 7-6 win. Nick Dziuba started the second game and threw a one-hitter threw 3 innings. Gus Gray led the Bombers offense with 2 hits however West Deptford came out on top in game two.
Greg Albert is SUPER MAN
On the weekend, the team 12-Blue went 2-1 again scoring 45 RUNS
On Sunday vs. BYC Dynamite, the Bombers continue to put runs on the board in a slugfest which they won 18-15. Greg Albert hit his 9th home run of the season and Jeff Love had a bases clearing triple to lead the Bombers offense. Jarrett Wambold pitched the first two innings, Tim Schroeder came in for the 3rd,4th, and 5th to pitch and get his 1st win of the year while Greg Albert picks up his 7th save of the year. Ending the game 18-15 in the Bombers favor.
In the 2nd game of the doubleheader vs. BYC Dynamite, the Bombers went on the attack again with 4 home runs, a pair by Albert, Mike Christopher chipped in, and the new hitting sensation Jarrett Wambold (The Machine). Wambold hit his 2nd home run of the weekend. Bombers fell to BYC 17-10 in their third game of the weekend as the offense finally ran out of runs. The 12 Blue scored a stunning 45 runs for the weekend.
Gussen Goes Yard in 6-1 win for 12-U Red.
Last Thursday, the Bombers 12-U Red squad played the Sewell Rail Dogs in Sewell, NJ. The offense was led by starting pitcher Max Gussen who hit a solo home run over the fence in the second inning. Tommy Robinson and Robby Koveleskie also contributed with rbi base hits to help aid the offense in scoring six runs. Catcher Aaron Funches also belted a line drive to the fence for a long single. Gussen only allowed one run in three innings on the mound while Travis Guaracino shut the door down pitching the last three giving up no runs.
The final score was Bombers 6 and the Rail Dogs 1.
U12 BLUE GO 2-1 AT DIAMOND NATION
The Bomber 12 Blue squad went 2-1 this weekend at Diamond Nation. Losing a hard fought battle to All Out baseball on Friday 6-5 despite a strong pitching performance by Josh Knapp including a home run at the plate, and a Grand Slam by Joey Robertson.
On Saturday they went out against the Diamond Jaxx Super 11 team. Joey Robertson got the win while Josh Knapp homered again. Greg Albert is officially off the schneid as he stole the show with 2 home runs 5 rbi's and a save to lead the Bombers in a 8-6 win. Albert leads the Bombers with 7 Home Runs for the season.
On Sunday the Bombers went out against the Syncronoss Titans. Jarrett Wambold put on a pitching clinic for 4 innings 7 K's 1 hit while going 3 for 3 at the plate including a double to lead the Bombers in a 10-6 win. Closer Greg Albert got his 6th save of the season and Josh Knapp continued his hot streak going 6-for 7 with 2 Home Runs a double, 4 stolen bases and 6 rbi's in the tournament.
This 12 Blue team is 9-4 in their last 13 games against all Major opponents, next up the GT Trojans and a DH vs. the BYC Dynamite on Sunday.
Bombers 10-U Red third basemen and pitcher Brendan Scott has all the ability in the world as a ten year old, including being able to hit home runs. Scott has gotten a hold of many balls during numerous batting practice sessions over the past few months but nothing like he hit on Sunday against the Stafford Stallions. When things were tied up 4-4, Scott came to the plate and sent a line shot over the fence in left when the bases were loaded to help put the Bombers on top 8-4. The final to the game was 9-5. BOMBERS WIN!!
Brendan Scott YOU ARE THE MAN!!
12-U Red Team head to Manahawkin Sunday for Tournament Playoffs
The Bombers 12 U Red had a great Memorial Day Weekend Tournament going 2-1 advancing them in to the semi's on Monday, however heavy rains postponed the playoff rounds until Sunday June 5th in Waretown, NJ. In the three games that were played, the Bombers took on the South Jesrey Cyclones, the South Jersey Bulldogs and the Hagerstown Hornets. They took game one against the Cyclones by the score of 9-1 and they took game three against the Bulldogs 19-1. The final to game two was Hornets 16 and the Bombers 5.
The Bombers offense was led by Jake Fernandez and Matt Boblenz with a couple big hits by a few others including a long home run by Travis Guaracino. Guaracino also threw a gem on the hill in game one leaving the opponent to only one run. It was some of the best baseball this team has played all season coach Dan Sasso said. They were making a lot more plays in the field and playing smart baseball. In addition, in game one Fernandez made a Willie Mays impossible catch in center field to stop the opponent from scoring any runs.
Good Luck 12-U Red on Sunday!!!
BOMBERS 10 BLUE GO 2-0-1 AT WAR IN THE WOODS
EJ Mangione hits his 2nd HR of the Season
Liam Graham and Travis Guaracino Go The Distance
12-U Bombers players Travis Guaracino and Liam Graham both smash their first home runs of the season this past week. Graham roped a laser line drive over the fence to give him his first bomb of the year. He finished off 2 for 3 in the game with two rbi's. The Bombers went on to win 12-0 against the South jERSEY Bull Dogs. He continued to hit the ball well in the War in the Woods Tournament in Indian Mills, NJ this past Memorial Day Weekend.
On Sunday, Travis Guaracino hit a towering bomb that still has yet to land. Astronauts are still searching for the ball as it may explode in orbit causing the earth to shift off it's axis. The Bombers 12-U red played in Manahawkin where they went 2-1 in tournament play which advanced them to the semi finals on Monday. However early Monday morning severe thunderstorms came through making several fields un-playable. The 12-U semi finals have now got pushed back to the following weekend as they will still try to pull out a winner.
Mike Christopher going yard!!
The final of game one was the JSB Blue 10 and the North Jersey Expos 4. Ryan Graham pitched a gem while throwing the entire six inning game. The second game was an unlike-Bombers performance where they fell to the Young Guns 11-5. Walks and errors haunted the Bombers for part of this game allowing many un-earned runs.
In Game three the Bombers took on Gallagher Select. This game was neck and neck until the 5th inning. The score was 2-1 with Gallagher in the lead going in to the fifth until the Bombers batted in the bottom of the inning scoring 7 runs making the score 8-2. Somehow the final was 8-7 with the Bombers taking the W. Nate Liedtka pitched outstanding through five innings keeping the opponent to only 2 runs scored. In the last inning there were a couple errors mixed in with a couple hits to help give the Gallagher Select one more last minute run but the Bombers held on. The Gallagher Select went on to win the tournament beating Medford in the finals.
Cooper Quigley, Matt Christopher, EJ Mangione and Sean Dugan put up 5 hits a piece in the tournament. Jake Bianco and Blake Olsen both finished 4 for 8 on the weekend. Garrett Carella was 3 for 8 and Ryan Graham was 3 for 6.