On Saturday, MYBS held its annual Medfield Youth Baseball and Softball Championship Day for Little League baseball and softball at Metacomet Field.
Over 120 kids through the age of 12 participated in the annual event which has been taking place for more than 50 years and is an “event to determine champions in each age group and to build confidence and simply have fun playing baseball,” said Bob Mills with MYBS.
Families enjoyed concessions such as hot dogs and other refreshments.
And the winners are…
Major Champions-- Dodgers beat the Rockies, 7 to 5** (photos attached)
--"Red" Palumbo Award Winners: Anthony Tristani (Dodgers) and Liam O'Toole (Rockies)
-- MVP: Nolan Driscoll (Dodgers) and John Lowell (Rockies)
AAA Champions-- A's beat the Cubs, 7 to 6
-- "Red" Palumbo Award Winners: Mike Tyer (A's) and Jack Pucci (Cubs)
-- MVP: Harrison Guarnagia (a's) and James Anderson (Cubs)
Farm Champions-- Red Sox beat the As, 4 to 3 (walk off in 7 innings)
-- "Red" Palumbo Award Winners: Kyle Franks (Red Sox) and Ben Leonard (A's)
-- MVP: Sammy Kornet (Red Sox) and Brooks Rayment (A's)
Softball Grades 3&4-- Team Tristani beat Team Kratochwill, 11 to 3.
-- "Red" Palumbo Award Winners: Grace Keene (Tristani) and Laura Clifford (Kratochwill)
-- MVP: Arianna Tristani (Tristani) and Katie Moon (Kratochwill)
Baseball Majors- Skills Competition
Home Run Derby: 1) Dante Nunziato (Twins), 2) John Lowell (Rockies), 3) Max Ficcardi (Rockies)
Pitch Speed: 1) Jimmy Scannell (Nationals), 2) John Lowell (Rockies), 3) Jarrett Lee (Dodgers)
Base running: 1) Jimmy Scannell (Nationals), Conner Haskell (Rockies), 3) Mitchell Gonser (Red Sox)
Softball Skills- Grades 5/6-
Hitting: 1) Jaimee Hirschfeld, 2) Alana Potts, 3) Lauren Krupnick
Accurate Pitching: 1) Alana Potts, 2) Lane Whitla, 3) Lauren Krupnick
Fastest Base Running: 1) Jaimee Hirschfeld, 2) Lauren Krupnick
Softball Skills- Grades 3/4-
Hitting: 1) Arianna Tristani, 2) Mia Reine, 3) Kiera Lawless
Accurate Pitching: 1) Nicolina Farmer, 2) Caitlin Ariel, 3) Marie Hardiman
Fastest Base Running: 1) Marianna Kourtis, 2) Sarah Churchill 3) Marie Hardiman, 3) Kiera Lawless
Baseball Skills- 2nd Grade Winners
Fastest Pitch: 1) Brendan Lawless, 2) Jack Goodman, 3)Thomas Shurtleff
Fastest Runner: 1) Caleb Lawson, 2) Jimmy Chadwick, 3) Wesley Lawson
Longest Throw: 1) Jack Goodman, 2) Thomas Shurtleff, 3) Nate Baacke
Baseball Skills- 3rd Grade Winners
Fastest Pitch: 1) Brooks Rayment, 2) Ben Leonard, 3) Sam Kornet
Fastest Runner: 1) Charles Marie, 2) Brooks Rayment, 3) William Nelson
Longest Throw: 1) Sam Kornet, 2) Brooks Rayment, 3) Ben Leonard
Baseball Skills- 4th Grade
Fastest Pitch: 1) Matt Leonard, 2) Harrison O'Brien, 3) Ben Kerivan
Fastest Runner: 1) Matt Leonard, 2) Harrison O'Brien, 3) Eric Ledogar
Longest Throw: 1) Matt Leonard, 2) Harrison O'Brien, 3) Ben Kerivan
**The Major Champion game was between the Dodgers and the Rockies whose teams included:
The Dodgers -- Billy Shea, Stephen O'Leary, Jarrett Lee, Nolan Driscoll, Liam O'Hara; Back row left to right...Anthony Tristani, Py Johnson, Coach Dane Shea, Justin Plakias, Josh Schultz, Stuart Whitla, Edward Springett, and Coach Ken O'Leary.
The Rockies -- Ryan "Howitzer" Horwitz, Mason "Laser" Giunta, Liam "The Commander" O'Toole, Liam "Clutch" Conran and Devan "Dawg" Venkataraman; Standing. Coach Chris Neeb, Max "Maximus" Ficcardi, Brady "Brizzle" Neeb, John "J-Low" Lowell, Joey "Always" Reddy, Connor "Eddy" Haskell, Tyler "Junior" Luczak, and Coach Louie Giunta.