NABF High School World Series - Lynchburg, VA. 7/24/08 thru 7/27/08

Astros 2008 17U team compete in the NABF High School World Series in Lynchburg, VA. finishing 2nd in their bracket after winning 2 of 3 pool games. The boys advance to the single elimination Championship round of 16 and lose a tough 1-0 ballgame to Baseball U out of NJ. The team represents Long Island, NY well while also knowing that a break here or a break there and we could have very easily went much further in this event. Please see below the composite tournament stats along with game boxscores and summary.

COMPOSITE TOURNAMENT TEAM STATS - Sorted by AVG

Player AB UP BB R H 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Avg Slg Obp. G SOL SOS SO HP OBE SB DP H Sacb Sacf CS SB% LO FO GO FC TB HS
Vinnie Carminati 11 15 3 3 5 4 0 1 0 2 455 636 533 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 1000 0 2 3 0 7 2
Camden Maron 11 17 5 3 5 5 0 0 0 5 455 455 588 4 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 5 0
Jared Mancini 11 11 0 2 5 4 1 0 0 1 455 545 455 4 1 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 6 0
Dylan Harmon 13 15 1 4 5 5 0 0 0 2 385 385 429 4 0 1 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 1000 1 3 2 0 5 3
Ryan Rusoff 11 16 5 5 4 3 1 0 0 2 364 455 563 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1000 0 2 2 2 5 0
PJ Lenz 13 15 2 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 308 308 400 4 0 1 1 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 4 0
Zach Root 11 12 1 3 3 2 1 0 0 3 273 364 333 4 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 4 0
Zach Badanes 11 12 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 2 182 182 250 4 2 3 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 2 1
Max Tecce 15 16 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 1 133 133 188 4 0 3 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 7 1 0 2 1
Steve Pesapane 5 8 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 375 4 0 1 1 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 1000 0 3 0 0 0 0
Mike Sorbara 3 8 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 625 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1000 0 0 1 2 0 0
Eric Kotin 2 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 600 3 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
                                                             
Total for Team 117 150 28 27 35 31 3 1 0 18 299 342 436 4 6 14 20 2 11 11 4 1 2 2 846 2 22 17 6 40 7
 
Player IP #BAT RS ER Bk BB SOL SOS SO HITS HR IW SACF SACB HP WP W L S AVG ERA WIN% GP G CG GS Shut K/G W/G
Zach Badanes 7.00 30 2 2 0 3 4 3 7 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 231 2.00 1000 1 4 1 1 0 7.00 3.00
Jared Mancini 5.00 20 2 1 0 1 1 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 158 1.40 1000 1 4 0 0 0 2.80 1.40
Dylan Harmon 6.00 25 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 5 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 217 1.17 0 1 4 0 1 0 2.33 0.00
PJ Lenz 2.00 11 1 1 0 4 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 143 3.50 0 1 4 0 1 0 3.50 14.00
Steve Pesapane 2.00 6 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 200 0.00 0 1 4 0 0 0 7.00 3.50
Eric Kotin 4.00 25 8 4 0 2 4 3 7 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 273 7.00 0 1 3 0 1 0 12.25 3.50
                                                         
Total for Team 26.00 117 14 9 0 11 12 9 21 22 0 0 0 2 2 0 2 2 0 216 2.42 500 6 4 1 4 0 5.65 2.96

Game 1 - Astros 12 Heritage 3 WP Jared Mancini

The Astros get off to a roaring start and lead in this one by the score of 8-1 after 3 innings winning by the score of 12-3 over Heritage (VA). Jared Mancini picks up the W with 5 solid innings on the mound as Ryan Rusoff singles twice, walks 3 times and scores 3 runs in his 5 AB's. Dylan Harmon (RBI) and Vinnie Carminati (3B) also add 2 hits  as Cam Maron and Zach Root each drive home 2 runs in the opening game victory!

Player AB UP BB R H 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Avg Slg Obp. SOL SOS SO HP OBE SB DP H Sacb Sacf CS SB% LO FO GO FC TB HS
1 Dylan Harmon 5 5 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 1 400 400 400 0 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1000 1 0 0 0 2 1
2 Ryan Rusoff 2 5 3 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 1000 1500 1000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
3 Camden Maron 4 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 250 250 200 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
4 PJ Lenz 3 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 333 333 333 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4
4 Jared Mancini 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 500 500 500 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5
5 Zach Badanes 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Eric Kotin 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Max Tecce 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
7 Vinnie Carminati 4 5 1 3 2 1 0 1 0 0 500 1000 600 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1000 0 1 1 0 4 1
8 Mike Sorbara 1 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 667 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1000 0 0 1 0 0 0
8 Steve Pesapane 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1000 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1000 0 0 0 0 2 0
9 Zach Root 4 4 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 2 250 500 250 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 1
Total for Game 33 43 8 12 10 7 2 1 0 7 303 424 442 1 4 5 1 6 7 1 0 1 0 1000 2 5 3 1 14 1
Player IP #BAT RS ER Bk BB SOL SOS SO HITS HR IW SACF SACB HP WP W L S AVG ERA WIN% GP CG GS Shut K/G W/G
4 PJ Lenz 2.00 11 1 1 0 4 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 143 3.50 0 1 0 1 0 3.50 14.00
4 Jared Mancini 5.00 20 2 1 0 1 1 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 158 1.40 1000 1 0 0 0 2.80 1.40

Game 2 - Astros 9 Salisbury 2  WP Zach Badanes

The Astros jump out with 5 runs in the 1st inning and don't look back from there in a 9-2 victory over Salisbury (NC). Zach Badanes throws a brilliant game while allowing 6 hits and 2 runs in the complete game victory. Cam Maron leads the offensive barrage with 3 hits and an RBI while Dylan Harmon and PJ Lenz add 2 hits apiece.

Player AB UP BB R H 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Avg Slg Obp. Cont% SOL SOS SO HP OBE SB DP H Sacb Sacf CS SB% LO FO GO FC TB HS
1 Dylan Harmon 4 5 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 500 500 500 1000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 1
2 Ryan Rusoff 2 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 500 500 667 500 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
2 Jared Mancini 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 500 500 500 500 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
3 Camden Maron 4 5 1 2 3 3 0 0 0 1 750 750 800 1000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 4
4 PJ Lenz 4 5 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 500 500 600 1000 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 5
5 Zach Badanes 4 5 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 250 250 400 750 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 6
6 Max Tecce 5 5 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 200 200 200 1000 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 7
7 Vinnie Carminati 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 333 1000 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1000 0 0 1 0 0 0
7 Mike Sorbara 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
8 Eric Kotin 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 333 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Zach Root 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
9 Steve Pesapane 3 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 250 1000 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1000 0 3 0 0 0 0
Total for Game 32 42 8 9 11 11 0 0 0 5 344 344 463 844 1 4 5 0 2 2 0 1 1 0 1000 0 6 6 2 11 0
Player IP #BAT RS ER Bk BB SOL SOS SO HITS HR IW SACF SACB HP WP W L S AVG ERA WIN% GP CG GS Shut K/G W/G
5 Zach Badanes 7.00 30 2 2 0 3 4 3 7 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 231 2.00 1000 1 1 1 0 7.00 3.00

Game 3 - Troy 8 Astros 6  LP Eric Kotin

The Astros take a 1-0 lead in the 2nd but Troy (OH) comes right back with 7 runs in their half of the 2nd as the Astros don't help matters with 3 errors in the nightmarish inning. The Astros hang tough while rallying for 4 runs in the 4th but ultimately fall by the score of 8-6 in our worst game of the tournament as we commit 5 costly errors. Jared Mancini delivers 3 hits (2B), Zach Root 2 hits and an RBI as Cam Maron adds a 2 run single in our 4 run 4th inning, the boys battled back but just couldn't overcome the poor defensive lapse.

Player AB UP BB R H 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Avg Slg Obp. Cont% SOL SOS SO HP OBE SB DP H Sacb Sacf CS SB% LO FO GO FC TB HS
1 Dylan Harmon 4 5 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 250 250 400 1000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 1
2 Ryan Rusoff 5 5 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 200 200 200 1000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 2
3 Camden Maron 2 4 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 500 500 750 1000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3
4 PJ Lenz 3 4 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 333 333 500 1000 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
5 Vinnie Carminati 3 4 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 333 333 500 1000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 5
6 Max Tecce 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0
6 Zach Badanes 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
7 Jared Mancini 4 4 0 2 3 2 1 0 0 0 750 1000 750 1000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 1
8 Zach Root 4 4 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 500 500 500 1000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 2
8 Eric Kotin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
8 Steve Pesapane 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
9 Mike Sorbara 1 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 750 1000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Total for Game 30 38 8 6 10 9 1 0 0 6 333 367 474 1000 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 5 3 11 0
Player IP #BAT RS ER Bk BB SOL SOS SO HITS HR IW SACF SACB HP WP W L S AVG ERA WIN% GP CG GS Shut K/G W/G
8 Eric Kotin 4.00 25 8 4 0 2 4 3 7 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 273 7.00 0 1 0 1 0 12.25 3.50
8 Steve Pesapane 2.00 6 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 200 0.00 0 1 0 0 0 7.00 3.50

Game 4 - Baseball U 1 Astros 0   LP Dylan Harmon

The Astros and Baseball U (NJ) hook up in a pitchers duel as the game remains scoreless thru 4 innings. In the 5th a fly ball to right field is lost in the lights and Baseball U takes advantage as the runner advances to 3rd and scores on a sac fly, game set match!!! The boys deserved a better fate here, especially Dylan Harmon who pitched his heart out while allowing 5 hits, striking out 2 and allowing no walks. The Astros had opportunities but were unable to plate nary a run. Kudos to Steve Pesapane (LF) and Zach Badanes (3B) who played brilliant defense behind their ace on the mound.  

Player AB UP BB R H 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Avg Slg Obp. Cont% SOL SOS SO HP OBE SB DP H Sacb Sacf CS SB% LO FO GO FC TB HS
1 Jared Mancini 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 333 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Ryan Rusoff 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 333 1000 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1000 0 1 1 0 0 0
3 Camden Maron 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 667 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 PJ Lenz 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 667 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
5 Vinnie Carminati 3 3 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 667 667 667 667 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
6 Zach Root 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 667 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
6 Dylan Harmon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Zach Badanes 3 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 333 333 333 333 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
8 Max Tecce 2 3 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 500 500 667 500 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
9 Steve Pesapane 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 333 500 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1000 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total for Game 22 27 4 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 182 182 333 545 4 6 10 1 2 2 2 0 0 2 500 0 1 3 0 4 0
Player IP #BAT RS ER Bk BB SOL SOS SO HITS HR IW SACF SACB HP WP W L S AVG ERA WIN% GP CG GS Shut K/G W/G
6 Dylan Harmon 6.00 25 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 5 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 217 1.17 0 1 0 1 0 2.33 0.00