Our nine-year-old Troopers won the Green League Championship. A great effort by the team. Congratulations to the players and coaches.
For the second time in 5 days, the 9U Troopers took another Championship home with them to cap off
an incredible season of travel baseball. Last night, the 6th seeded Troopers played the #1 Seeded Bridgewater Panthers in the NPGL 9U Gold Championship Game. The Troopers finished the game with an 11-6
VICTORY at Bridgewater's home field at the Prince Roger's Baseball Complex which incorporated solid pitching, defense, and hitting.
The Troopers came out strong in the top of the 1st inning, with the first 4 batters
scoring to start off the game. Sal Garcia smashed a Triple to score Josiah Sharpe and Jayden Capindica and the Troopers batted all but one batter in their lineup.
Yadriel Mateo started on the mound for the Troopers with an impressive 3 innings that
left the Panthers with 7 strikeouts, 1 hit, and no runs. The only hit that the Panthers received during Mateo's time on the mound was called out at home by an impressive play at the plate by the
Trooper's catcher, LJ Aponte to hold the Panthers scoreless through three innings.
The Troopers extended their lead to 11-4 with timely
hitting by Yadriel Mateo, Jayden Rosado and some crafty base stealing by Sal Garcia and Josiah Sharpe. On the defensive side, the Troopers kept the Panthers from advancing on the bases when Derek Escobar
and Sal Garcia turned 2 between first and second while Jayden Rosado was on the mound. After a brief rally by the Panthers, the Troopers put an end to their Championship dreams in the bottom of the 6th
with a play at the plate, a groundout to the pitcher and an unassisted out at first. With that final play, the Troopers were crowned Champions after a 16-0 season! WAY TO GO TROOPERS!!!