The 12U Legends Prospects go 5-0 to win the 12U April Classic Tournament at the New England Baseball Complex in Northborough Ma.
The Legends started off the tournament by going 3-0 in pool play to earn the #1 seed. In the 3 pool play games the Legends did not allow a hit or a run. In game #1 the Legends won 8-0 against the Wolverines on a cold Friday night game. Noah Crocker (Peabody, Ma), Shea Newhall (Lynn, Ma) and Jack DiFilippo (West Newbury, Ma) combined for a no-hitter. In game #2 the Legends won 9-0 behind Bradley McCafferty's (Beverly, Ma) no hitter. Owen Carrey (Litchfield, NH) 2 doubles, Joseph Brienze (Charlestown, Ma) Home Run and Danati Fronduto (Peabody, Ma) Home Run and a double led the offense for the Legends. In the final pool play game the Legends beat the NH Bobcats 9-0 behind Gian Gamelli's (Hamilton Wenham, Ma) no hitter with 10 strike outs. Patrick Clemmey (Middletown, RI) had 2 Home Runs and 2 RBI's and Colin Walsh (Melrose, Ma) added a single and a stolen base. Gar Hindle (Rye, NH) also added a base hit along with a stolen base while Cameron Willis (Georgetown, Ma) added a walk, stolen base and a run.
In the Semi Final game the Legends trailed the GBG Northeast 2-0 going into the bottom of the 5th and responded by scoring 3 runs on hits by Gamelli, Brienze, DiFilippo and McCafferty. The Legends hung on to win 3-2. Owen was lights out on the mound for the Legends.
In the Championship Game the Legends had to face the 2018 EBL Champions Nokona Chiefs. Nokona scored a run in the first inning but the Legends responded by scoring 3 runs in the bottom of the 3rd inning. Drew Mullaney (Boxford, Ma) started things off with a walk then back to back hits by Hindle and Carey. Carey then scored on a pass ball to give the Legends a 3-1 lead. The Legends added one more run in the 4th inning before Nokona hit back to back Home Runs to cut the lead to 4-3. The Legends held on for the win by getting a ground ball back to the pitcher to end the game. Patrick Clemmey got the win on the mound and Jack DiFilippo got the save. The Legends are now 9-1 on the young season.