12U Hustlers Win Future Stars Tournament Championship

Posted by Wayne Main on Jun 24 2018 at 05:00PM PDT
The 12U Hustlers traveled to Hershey to compete in the Future Stars Father’s Day tournament this past weekend. Game one had the Hustlers squared up against Eagle Baseball Club. The Hustlers pounded 13 hits in 3 innings and went on to win game via mercy rule by score of 11-0. Riley Smith hit two home runs and drove in 7 for the Hustlers. Carlos Caraballo had 3 hits, while Ryan Maxey had 2 hits. Fredy Diaz and Ryan Jones each doubled. Aidan Simmons and Fredy Diaz pitched great to shutdown EBC. Game 2 had the Hustlers facing a good Maryland Stars and Stripes team, a team the Hustlers struggled with back in April down in Richmond, VA. However, this time the Hustler bats took over with 15 hits in 3 innings, as the Hustlers again won game via mercy rule by score of 15-0. Aiden Dubetsky, Ryan Jones, Riley Smith, Fredy Diaz, Carlos Caraballo, and Andrew Raymond each had 2 hits. Dubetsky doubled twice while Jones, Riley Smith, Diaz, Ryan Maxey, and Andrew Raymond each doubled once. Smith and Jaxson Wood each hit home runs in the game. Caraballo pitched 3 shutout innings for the good guys. Game 3 was more of the same for the Hustlers, as the Hustler bats remained on fire with 16 hits, and a 23-3 drubbing of the Ridgely Raptors. Riley Smith had 3 hits, while Ryan Jones, Carlos Caraballo, Camren Baker, and Aiden Simmons each had 2 hits. Aiden Dubetsky doubled twice, while Smith doubled once. Andrew Raymond and Camren Baker shutdown the Raptors on the mound. The Semi-final game had the Hustlers facing the Virginia Stars. The Hustler bats slowed a little in this game, but they still mustered out 10 hits and went on to beat the Stars by a score of 10-1. Ryan Maxey, Carlos Caraballo, and Jaxson Wood each had 2 hits to lead the way. Ryan Maxey hit a Home Run, while Jones, Baker, and Wood each doubled. Riley Smith and Jaxson Wood pitched very well, limiting the Stars to 3 hits. The Championship game featured the Hustlers and the Harleysville Hornets. The Hornets had to beat a very good Mid State Mavericks team to get here. The Hustler bats just remained on fire, and left little doubt in this one as the Hustlers went on to win the championship game by a score of 13-3. Aiden Dubetsky led the way with 3 hits, while Ryan Jones, Riley Smith, and Carlos Caraballo each had 2 hits. Dubetsky, Jones, Smith, Fredy Diaz, Caraballo, and Jaxson Wood each doubled. Ryan Maxey pitched 3 great innings on mound, and Ryan Jones finished up the last inning. The Hustlers over the 5 games held a team batting average of .593 for the tournament, and outscored their opponents by a score of 72-7. The Hustlers pitching was awesome for the weekend, and the defense committed only 1 error the entire weekend. image


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