The 11u Cougars Elite returned to Ripken in Aberdeen Maryland as defending champions. Knowing that teams were out to take the title the 11u Cougars came prepared for everyone's best. 11u Cougars faced opponents from California, New Jersey, Long Island, Ohio, and Michigan during pool play. While every team gave a good fight the Cougars Elite continued there Ripken tournament success going 6-0 in pool play and earning the #1 seed. During the semi final the 11u Cougars defeated a very competitive Montclair Bulldogs team. The championship game brought a rematch of Ohio Force and 11u Cougars Elite. The Cougars prevailed earlier in the week with a 3-2 victory. In a highly competitive game the Ohio Force took the lead in the 5th inning and held on for the victory. The 11u Cougars have gone 14 and 1 over the last two seasons participating in this national tournament. Congratulations for a outstanding week of baseball.
For the third year in a row, this group of tough Cougars won the Rochester Baseball Classic at Grace and Truth Park by beating the Clarence Reds 21-5 in the championship game. The victory not only added another accomplishment to the already stellar resume of this young team but served as payback for a rare loss suffered at the hands of the Reds just two weeks prior. After rolling through pool play with tremendous pitching, hitting, and defense, the Cougars found themselves faced off in the semi-finals with a tough familiar foe in Dynamites Baseball. Winning a hard fought game 10-8, the Cougars were poised to take on the Reds. The rest, as they say, is history. Tremendous job by all of the boys. Hard work and team play pay off once again!
Rochester Cougars Elite Baseball Congratulates the 8u Cougars for there outstanding play during the Rochester Baseball Classic. The 8u Cougars went undefeated winning by mercy rule in every game, Great job young Cougars!
The team went 5-1 throughout the tournament, culminating in a 3-0 win over the Monroe County Bandits at Frontier Field. The Cougars used contributions from every one, and A.J. Gartland led the way on the mound going 7 innings and allowing only 3 hits. Evan Reppert doubled in two runs in the top of the first, being the only runs the Cougars would need in the game. Great job from everyone this tournament.
Rochester Cougars Elite Baseball congratulates our 11u Cougars Elite for becoming 2015 thruway league champions. Winning the thruway league which brings together top teams from Buffalo and Rochester is a great accomplishment. 11u cougars went undefeated going 12-0 while outscoring opponents 117-15. 11u Cougars defeated the always competitive, well coached Clarence Stampede in the championship game. The championship game was filled with clutch plays. Jaden Madrid turned a double play by running out to short right field for a great catch then gunning down the tying run at home in the 5th. Catcher Grayson McDonnell did a great job receiving the ball and placing the tag. James Capellupo had 7 putouts and Keegan Cummings saved the tying run from scoring in the 6th by staying in front of a hard hit ground ball and then making a strong throw to finish the play and end the game. The outfield play was critical as AJ Brotz gunned down the tying run at 3rd in the 4th and Zack Allen tracked down a hard hit ball in the gap. Braden Counsel and Tyler Procious pitched outstanding holding a solid offense to 2 runs. The 11u Cougars have now won back to back thruway league championships.
Congratulations to all of the Cougars who have worked hard in High School and earned All-County honors from Monroe County Section V Baseball.
First Team All-County:
- Dan Bamann 17U
- Shaye Bartnick 17U
- Mitch Henshaw 16U
- Antonio Morales 17U
- Brent Turpyn 17U
Second Team All-County:
- Cesar Agron 16U
- Ryan Swenson 17u
- Jack Annable 16U
- Danny Doran 17U
- Tommy Pauly 17U
Congratulations to Dan Bamann, Brent Turpyn and Hank Buholtz for earning All-State honors for 2015. Hank is 4th team (P/OF), Brent is 6th team (P/3B) and Dan is 9th team (C).
NOTE: Metal cleats are NOT permitted at the Basket Road field in Webster.