2018 Lancer Classic 9U Champions:
9U Black 2018 Lancer Classic “Championship Bracket” Champions: 20 Team Tournament
Game #1 vs NTNLL Nighthawks (WIN 11-1)
Blake Burchill started the tournament off by striking out 4 of his first 6 batters faced. Landon Marsh led the team in hits with 3 in this game (1 Double/2 Singles) while Blake Burchill and Nate Buerk each added a Double and Single of their own. This game only went 4 innings, ending in a double play at 3rd base with Nik Malec.
Game #2 vs Lakeview Lightning (WIN 9-2)
After giving up 2 runs in the first inning, Pitching and Defense was on display the rest of the way. Landon Marsh, our Hard-Throwing Lefty, threw smoke to close the game out with 3 strikeouts in the final inning. Landon (who may run faster than he pitches!) added another 3 hit (1 Double, 2 Singles) game while Mateo Kennelley and James DiSanza added 2 hits apiece!
Game #3 vs Cayuga Heat (WIN 11-1)
Will Herron led the charge in this one, taking advantage of his “leadoff batter” opportunity. He started the game off with a double to the fence and added 2 more hits in this evening matchup. James DiSanza, Blake Burchill and Frank (AKA “Big Hurt”) Thomas all had multi-hit games. On the hill, we rested our Clydesdales and threw 4 different pitchers one inning apiece.
Game #4 vs MMB Bandits Black Semi-Finals Game (WIN 9-0)
With 5 Undefeated teams going into Sunday, this was our first game in “Championship Bracket” play. We could not have dreamed of better pitching, allowing only 1 hit all 6 innings. Blake Burchill started the game by striking out the first 5 batters he faced. Jackson Herr looked like a Ninja throwing his occasional nasty “Cutter” and mowing down 4 of the 6 batters he faced. Several kids had multi-hit games, but Nate Buerk and Nik Malec took the cake smashing the seams on the ball in this one. Lucas Schmidt got in on the action playing “small ball” and laying down bunts left and right.
Game #5 vs Orchard Park Spirit CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (WIN 11-2)
We didn’t allow a run until the 4th inning in this one, snapping our streak of 13 scoreless innings out in the field! Our shining star in this one was our silky smooth Shortstop, Blake Leslie, who made the crowd cheer with multiple “Web Gems” and laser throws to First Base. Offensively, we came out HOT scoring 5 in the 1st inning and never looking back…THE OUTLAW WAY
EVERY YOUNG MAN ON THIS TEAM MADE MULTIPLE CONTRIBUTIONS IN DEFENDING OUR TITLE FROM 2017 AND BRINGING HOME ANOTHER CHAMPIONSHIP.