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2009 Baseball District 10s

8/5/09:  Sunnybrae 3, West Windsor 2
The Warriors faced tournament host Sunnybrae on Wednesday night, August 5th. The boys played terrific game nearly upsetting strongly favored Sunnybrae. The final score was three to two.
Both teams played nearly error-free defense. West Windsor’s Bennet Perrine scored in the second off a John Nestel single. Fred Maresca scored the Warriors second run in the forth after picking up a base hit and being moved along by Matt Phelan and Alex Mitchell. The Warriors held Sunnybrae scoreless in the first five innings. During the sixth inning, Sunnybrae put together a few good hits and aggressive base running to score three runs.
Matt Phelan started the game on the mound and pitched 5 2/3 innings. Matt struck out six batters while walking none. Bennet O’Brien came in for relief. Ben Perrine caught for Matt and Ben O’Brien.
This game ends the Warriors’ summer season.
8/1/09:  West Windsor 5, Millstone 4
The WWLL 10s continued their play in the Sunnybrae tournament with a win over Millstone (5-4). The win caped a successful effort in pool play - the Warriors secured a spot in the playoffs. The Warriors played aggressive offense with every player reaching safely at least once in the game. Christopher St. Amour and Bennet O’Brien started off by scoring in the first on aggressive base running. Josh Miller scored in the second on a Ben O’Brien RBI. Ben Perrine scored in the third, after steeling second and third, on a Fred Maresca RBI. Jon Nestel scored the game winning run in the sixth on a Simon Brooks RBI.
Josh Miller started on the mound for the Warriors and provided four run-less innings in front of a stellar defense. Josh threw five strikeouts and only three walks in 3 2/3 innings while allowing only two hits. Christopher St. Amour relieved Josh to complete the fourth. In the fifth, Millstone took advantage of a defensive lapse to score four unearned runs. Bennet O’Brien relieved Christopher with two down in the fifth. Ben retired four of the next five batters to end the fifth and complete the sixth with no additional runs scoring. Ben Perrine caught the entire game providing excellent support to all three pitchers.
The Warriors will play next on Wednesday night, August 5, at 6 PM.
7/30/09:  Robbinsville 7, West Windsor 0
The Warriors played their second pool game in the Sunnybrae tournament on Thursday night.  The boys played a much better game than the 7-0 score reflected.  Both teams played well in the field. However, Robbinsville played a smart game on the bases, made a few good hits and was able to take advantage of a Warrior mistakes.   Matt Phelan pitched the entire game for the Warriors. Matt threw 45 strikes and 21 balls in five innings, striking out two and forcing seven ground outs.  Ben O’Brien supported Matt behind the plate.  On offense, Christopher St. Amour went two for three with a sacrifice bunt.  Scott Cochrane also went two for three. During the effort, the Warriors could not come up with any runs against the stingy Robbinsville defense.  The Warriors are now one and one in pool play.  Their next game is against Lawrence on Saturday morning, August 1.  Pool play ends on Sunday with a game against Millstone.
7/26/09:  West Windsor 10, East Windsor 0  The WWLL BB10’s started their second tournament of the post-season, the Sunnybrae Late 10 Year Old Tournament, with a 10-0 win over East Windsor. The Warriors scored in all four innings of the game with multiple runs scored by Christopher St. Amour, Bennet O’Brien and Alex Mitchell. Jon Nestel ignited the scoring with a seconding inning double. In the fourth inning, the Warriors scored five runs with the first five batters getting on base and ultimately scoring. Scott Cochrane led the Warriors with three RBIs.  The Warrior defense played a strong game. Ben Perrine caught for Ben O’Brien on the mound. Ben threw six strikeouts allowing only two hits and one walk in four complete innings.  The game was a great team effort. The Warriors will face their rival, Robbinsville, this Wednesday, July29 at 6 PM in Sunnybrae Park.

2009 District Tournament:
Congratulations to the BB10 Warriors for a well played District tournament. The team played in a toughly contested pool in which two of the four teams advanced to the District final five teams. Their record in pool play was two and one. Unfortunately, the Warriors did not advance out of the pool due to an opponent’s superior runs against ratio. During the tournament, each boy contributed to the team’s success and improved as a baseball player.
BB10 Warriors:
Alex Mitchell
Bennet O’Brien
Bennet Perrine
Christopher St. Amour
Fred Maresca
Jonathan Nestle
Josh Forrest
Josh Miller
Matt Phelan
Nishant Modi
Scott Cochrane
Simon Brooks
Manager: Ted Phelan
Coaches: Fred Maresca & Paul ST. Amour
In District play, the Warriors faced a very competitive pool consisting of Robbinsville, Millstone and Six-West. In the first game, the Warriors took on perennial rival Robbinsville. Robbinsville jumped out to a five run lead in the first. The Warriors battled more competitively with their opponent for the remainder of the game. The game ended in the fourth inning favoring Robbinsville (12 – 1). Josh Miller and Alex Mitchell shared pitching duties. Josh Forrest (hitting) and Jon Nestel (pinch running) combined to score the Warriors sole run off a Ben O’Brien RBI.

Game two of pool play ended in a better result for the Warriors. Facing Millstone, the Warriors’ bats came alive. A fourth inning surge highlighted by Christopher St. Amour’s three-run triple sparked the Warriors. Also leading the attack were Fred Maresca (3 for 4); Ben Perrine (3 for 4) and Alex Mitchell and Jon Nestel sharing the eight spot (3 for 3). Matt Phelan and Ben O’Brien shared duties on the mound allowing only seven hits and five runs while striking out five over six innings. Simon Brooks supported the pitchers with strong fielding that derailed potential Millstone rallies. The Warriors won 11 to 5.

The Warriors faced Six West in their third pool play game. The Warriors showed maturity and sportsmanship in a one-sided 11 to 3 win over Six West. The game was highlighted by two strong innings on the mound by Christopher St. Amour striking out three batters and not allowing a base runner. Scott Cochrane provided relief for the final four innings allowing only three runs and retiring 9 of 13 batters faced. The Warriors demonstrated poise and patience in the batter’s box facing inconsistent pitching. The Warriors manufactured 11 runs off 12 walks and aggressive base running. Ben O’Brien and Fred Maresca each scored twice. Nishant Modi reached safely twice in two plate appearances.