17U Black Wins New Era Cap Classic:

Buffalo, NY-

The 17U Erie Outlaws Black came back to the Cap Classic after an absence in the 2017 tournament to get their crown back they claimed in 2016.
 In the 2016 Championship held at Coca-Cola ballpark home of the Toronto Blue Jays Triple-A affiliate Buffalo Bison the Outlaws were lead by Rockne Seidel who threw a seven-inning complete game earning the win verse hometown New Era Prospects 6-4. Erie was lead on offense by Alex Baldi who was 3-3, had three RBI's and Seidel who went 2-3 at the plate in the title game. 
Baldi finished the 2016 tournament 11-15 with a staggering .733 avg and adding 7 walks for OB % of .818 earning MVP honors. Seidel was 9-22 .409 AVG and earning a win in the decisive game. Teammates Jimmy Colvin and Jaydin Vavreck both batted .412 going 7-17 at the Classic.
2016 New Era Cap Classic Champions (Above)
The 2018 High School division tournament started off with a battle of heavyweights between the Americans and the Outlaws at Niagara Stadium. In a low scoring game which only had 6 combined hits, Erie won 3-1. Behind winning pitcher, Colvin who threw 5 innings picking up the win on the hill. Baldi lead the offense with two base hits.
Erie then pounded the Seneca Stars12-1. The Black squad was lead by Nick Rinella who was 3 for 3 and scoring two runs. Seidel and Dylan Proctor both chipped in two hits apiece and scoring twice. The Colin brothers handled the pitching duties with Kelly picking up the victory and Watts closing out the last three innings.
Erie then earned a forfeit victory against Team Valle from Rochester, NY.
 In the trap game of the day, Erie Outlaws tied the Bulletproof Prospects from Niagara Falls, Canada 4-4. Paul "Fats" Causgrove lead the offense with three hits and two RBI's. Colvin added two base knocks. Despite the tie  Erie earned the number two seed in the 23 team event.
Sunday the single elimination tournament began with another big win vs the Seneca Stars, who were the #7 Seed going 3 & 1 in pool play. The Stars were trying to avenge their only loss of the tournament by the hands of the Outlaws but once again the bats of the Outlaws were too much mercy ruling the Stars 10-1. Colin Watts earned the complete game win. Seidel blasted a three-run home run. Baldi had two singles scoring two runs. 
At St. Joe's field the Outlaw fans were treated to the best game of the day. After The West Toronto Elite took the lead 6-5 in the top of the 6th inning on a bases-loaded clearing double. Kelly came in relief to strand two runners but needed an outstanding play from catcher Brock Conn who threw out an attempted bunt to end the rally. In the bottom of that frame Erie wasn't phased by giving up a four run lead and answered the bell with two singles by Causgrove and Proctor with two outs. Then Luke Moon clutched up and tied the game at six with a line drive single to center field and turned the lineup over to the top were Baldi delivered a ground rule double plating Proctor for the winning run. Kelly shut down the 7th inning in order to advance the Outlaws to the Championship game. Baldi was 3-3, Causgrove, Proctor, and Moon all had two hits apiece to power Erie.
The Championship game played at beautiful DI Canisius College was between the Academy Stars Showcase team and the Erie Outlaws 17U Black. 
DEJA VA happened just like in 2016 for the Outlaws because Seidel and Baldi lead the way for the champs. Seidel was shut down on the mound only allowing 3 hits, adding three hits of his own and two RBI's. Baldi continued his hot stick going 2-2 scoring three runs. The final big blow was from Kelly who hit a bases-loaded clearing double for a walk-off 9-1 win to capture the 2018 New Era Cap Classic Title. 
Alex Baldi was 12-20  with three walks batting .600 scoring 9 runs. Rockne Seidel batted .412 going 7-17, Dylan Proctor was 7-14 going .500. Also adding seven hits were Paul Causgrove and Nick Rinella. 
Erie Outlaws 17U Black finished its season with a 17-1-1 record. 

New Era Cap Classic 9U in Buffalo, NY

New Era Cap Classic 9U Runner-Up: Erie Outlaws Silver



Friday July 13th, 2018
Game 1:  Erie Outlaws Silver got caught off guard early Friday morning and lost 13-1 to a tough Mars Blue team.
Game 2:  Erie and coach Dave Austin bounced back with a come from behind win 6-5 against the Twin Tiers Pride.  In the bottom of the 6th, with the game tied Colton Wittman started the inning with lead off double follow by a walk off double by C.O. (Colton Owens) to win the game.  Hayden Spencer, Lukas Kuffer and J.J. Wittman all pitched 2 great innings each.
Saturday July 14th, 2018
The Outlaws dropped the mercy rule on both opponents Saturday.  Defeating the Niagara Falls Falcons 13-3 and the WNY Inferno 12-1.  Spencer and J.J. Wittman each hit home runs and over all the Outlaws bats were on fire.  The EO Silver went into championship Sunday as the #2 Seed with a 3-1 record.  Once again Hayden, Lukas and J.J. all pitched shutdown innings, giving up only 4 runs all day.
Sunday July 15th, 2018
Semi-final game:  Erie Outlaws 9U Silver continued with the hot bats and defeated a tough Twin Tiers Pride team 15-12 to move onto the championship game.  Porter Austin was 4-4 with 3 Singles and 1 Double.  J.J. Wittman was 4-4 with 3 singles and 1 Triple.  Lukas Kuffer was 3-3 with 1 Single and 2 Doubles.
Championship game:  The Outlaws battled but fell to a very talented Mars Blue team 8-0.  The bats quieted down and the Mars Blue fielders made some amazing plays.  Outlaws finished 4-2 to bring home 2nd place.
Erie Outlaws Silver 9U Batting leaders from the weekend:
Porter Austin .785 avg,  9 Singles, 2 Doubles
J.J. Wittman  .714 avg,  7 Singles,1 Double, 1 Triple, 1 HR
Colton Wittman  .666 avg,  6 Singles, 2 Doubles





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





11U Silver Claim the 2018 Chuck Schafer Scholarship Tournament Title in Boardman, OH

Erie Outlaws 11u Silver Win

2018 Chuck Schafer Scholarship Tournament
           At Boardman, Ohio


Sunday The 11U White coached by Marc Kindle got on an Outlaw roll beating Boardman 10-0 in the 1st Round of the playoffs.      Shawn Chludzinski, Sheffield Grasso, Tino Musone all had triples. Musone & Josue Rosario both had 2 hits each.

Next up was Austintown Travel who the Silver beat 16-3. Musone again had three hits. While teammates Sheffield Grasso, Eli Nicklas, Shawn Chludzinski all 2 hits.

In the Championship Game vs Canfield Erie outlasted them 19-16 for the Tournament crown.    Josh Majczyk lead the way on offense with four base hits.  Clay Wojtecki, Shawn Cludzinski, Tino Musone all had three base knocks.  Eli Nicklas, Mason Kindle, Kody Bukoski contributed to the championship be adding two hits each. 

11U Black Capture The Stars and Stripes Tournament

11U Black Capture The Stars and Stripes Tournament in Twinsburg, Oh going 5 & 0 over the weekend.

After going 3 & 0 in pool play and scoring 51 runs Erie earned the #1 Seed in the Stripes Division.

In a Semifinal win, the black got solid pitching from Quentin Orlando, Karson Chamberlain, and Brady Kramer Kramer. Tied 6-6 in the 4th Tanner Ashton had a big two-run single to left to go up 8-6. The offense was lead by Kam Kramer, Joe Himes, Mason Maciulewicz and Brady Kramer with multiple hits. The final was 15-7 and the Outlaws 11U Black advanced to the title game vs

The Championship game was a heavyweight tilt with the #1 Seed and hometown Twinsburg Tigers facing off verse our Outlaws. 
Big pitching performance and hitting display by Kam Kramer. A total team effort with all players getting at least one hit and playing solid defense the entire game. Gave the 11U Black a winning score 13-3 in five innings. Coach Ashton's team is on a current 12 game win streak and it is their THIRD Tournament Championship this season. 

For the complete tournament, recap click on the link below:

Erie Outlaws Get Black Triple Crown at Cedar Point 11U, 14U & 17U

The Erie Outlaws conquered The Sports Force Parks in Cedar Point by winning three titles at the 4th of July Fireworks Classic.

The 11U Black coached by Dave Ashton went 7-0. They outscoring opponents 51 to 11 in pool play. They continued to play good baseball in the payoff round beating IVL Baseball 7-3, then beating Beaver Valley Red 3-2 behind Quentin Orlando's complete game win, Brady Kramer who hit a two run homerun and Kam Kramer game winning hit to advance to the Championship. In the title game the Outlaws beat Steel City Select 6-5 to claim the Title. 

Under new leadership due to coach Wegelin moving, the 14U Black didn't miss a beat going 3 & 1 in pool play. In the Championship bracket Erie beat the Michigan Warriors 8-4 to advance. In the semi's they got revenge on the only loss they had by beating the Ohio Prospects 4-2 behind the complete game pitching from Reece Colvin to advance to the title game. In the Championship game AJ Roach powered his way on the mound getting the victory 8-5 for the Outlaws.


The 17U playing up in the 18U division finished the tournament with a 6 & 1 record for coach Jim Colvin with it's only loss coming to the hands of the Ohio Stingrays 6-5. Erie relied on great pitching from Nick Rinella, Rock Seidel, Alex Baldi, Corey Shields and Ryan Smerkar who all earned wins on the mound. In the Championship bracket Erie beat the number one seed the Stingrays 8-2 behind Shields to advance to play Pride Baseball in the finals. The finals lived up to the hype with the Outlaws claiming victory 2-1 behind the pitching of Smerkar. Paul Causgrove saved the day for Erie making a great catch and doubling up a runner at 2nd base to end the game. Causgrove and Jaydin Vavreck were named Tournament MVP's.  

13U White beat Silver in the all Erie Outlaws VFW Summer Invitational Final 6-4.

The 13U White team coached by Patrick Bulger start out the season with capturing the 2018 VFW Post 740 Summer Invitational 13U Championship. The 13U White competed in the 54/80 division going 4 & 0. They opened up verses Girard winning 12-1.
They then beat Saegertown Travel 5-1 to finish pool play 2 & 0.
The White came right back and beat Saegertown Travel 5-4 again to advance to the title game against friendly foe  Erie Outlaws Silver.
In the all Erie Outlaws Finals White outlasted Silver 6-4 to get the upset victory in the title game. 

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!





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