Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Schuylkill County Breaker Boys Win National Title at Cooperstown All Star Village

The Schuylkill County Breaker Boys Inc. 12u travel team from Frackville and the surrounding areas competed in a week long tournament in Oneonta, New York just outside the birthplace of baseball, Cooperstown, at Allstar Village Complex.
The tournament, which began July 25th and ran through July 30th, consisted of 47 teams from the United States and Canada.

The week began with the skills competitions in which the Breaker Boys' Billy Gerlott won the homerun derby with a total of 28 home runs.

The team, coached by Dan Quick, Lloyd Dietz, and Heath Leiby, played 6 pool play games with 5 wins and 1 loss, which placed them 5th seed for the single elimination tournament. The Breaker Boys then won 4 games to lead them to the championship game on Thursday night at 9:45pm after a spectacular fireworks display.

In the championship game, they defeated the Bay Area Giants from California 13-10. 

Preston Sincavage, Brian Horoshko, Logan Burke, Alex Tidmore, Billy Gerlott, Joshua Chowansky, Casen Sandri, Jack Flynn, Gavin Garcia, Andrew Parobek, Brody Robinson, Brandon Shollenberger

Coaches:Manager: Dan Quick
assistant coaches: Lloyd Dietz, Jack Flynn, Marc Sandri

Throughout the week, the Breaker Boys won 10 games and lost 1. They hit 33 home runs, 3 of which were grand slams. 

The teams schedule and record was as follows:

Pool play games:

vs. East Bay Outlaws, CA W 7-0
vs. East Brunswick Americans, NJ W 17-2
vs. West Milford Talons, NJ W 20-0
vs. S3 Hurricanes, TX L 4-6 vs. Hard 90 Legacy, CA W 13-6
vs. Vestal Golden Bears, NY W 9-1

Play offs:vs. Bethal Park Blackhawks Orange, PA W 12-2
vs. Team PowerPipe, IL W 16-6
Quarterfinals:vs. New Canaan Pride, CT W 8-2

Semifinals:vs. HV Hawks, CA W 7-6

Championship:vs. Bay Area Giants, CA W 13-10