The U10 Purple team had a great weekend of baseball and fun over the Memorial Day Weekend. The team traveled to the East Lyme, CT area to take part in Connecticut's biggest youth baseball tournament. With 20 teams participating at the U10 bracket the Tigers would open up with one of the toughest teams (Northeast Gators) who would take charge early to open up the scoring with 3 runs in the top of the first. The Tigers would answer back with 2 of there own facing a very hard thrower for the Gators. The teams would exchange a pair of runs in the second inning, but in the third and fourth innings the Gators would put the bat on the ball consistently and deliver a 13-3 victory over the Tigers.
The afternoon game would see the Tigers play a complete game as they would beat KR Express out of Rhode Island 8-5. The Tigers would then face a very strong Connecticut Xplosion team out of the Trumbull, CT area. The game had great defense, offense and pitching from both teams. The teams would battle each other and after 6 innings the score was 2-2. Extra Innings it would be and the Tigers would deliver the knock out punch in the bottom of the 7th for a 3-2 walk off hit victory advancing them into the Championship game of the Silver Division.
The Tigers would then face another Connecticut team in the finals as they would take on the Connecticut Mustangs. The Mustangs would come into the game after beating the Burlington Bombers 13-3 in 5 innings. The Mustangs would jump out in front putting up 4 in the first inning. The Tigers would answer and cut the lead in half making the score 4-2. But in the end the Tigers would just run out of gas losing a tough Championship game 9-4 to the Connecticut Mustangs.
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New England AAU Memorial Day CHAMPIONS
The U9 North Shore Tigers traveled down to Rhode Island for the AAU Memorial Day Blast tournament that started on Friday and ended on Monday. The Tigers would beat a very strong Hawk Valley Panthers team 8-3 to capture the New England AAU Memorial Day Blast tournament in Rhode Island. The Tigers also increased there record to 13-1 overall heading into this upcoming Sunday's showdown with the Quincy Red Stockings Red team in Quincy.
The Tigers would go 5-0 in the tournament beating the Milton Knights, Connecticut Mustangs, Attleboro Badgers, Plymouth Noreasters and Hawk Valley Panthers to capture the Title. The Tigers scored 54 runs over the Tournament while allowing 26 runs. The wins were a direct result of pure teamwork. A variety of different pitchers stepped up to the task, Kyle Rush and Dawson DiBarri took the mound and helped their team, Kyle was a small ball force at the plate bunting with 4 basehit bunts. Jacob Behn won 2 games for the Tigers with pinch running situations. Stevie Migliero had a fantastic weekend at the plate with clutch hits and Dawson DiBarri was fantastic on the bump, not having pitched much this season he stepped up and was a great help to his team. This 9u team has proved what hard work and being a solid team together will result in. This organization is very proud of these boys and we look forward to our final division series coming up next week in Quincy.
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