Sobo Baseball Club 8-U Team Wins Tournament

| August 24, 2022 | 0 Comments

The newly-formed Sobo Baseball Club won the AYRA High Heat Rec All-Star Tournament in Howard Country with its 8u team last month. Kenny Kulesz, who started the organization, said the team was comprised completely of kids who played in the South Baltimore Little League.

The team, coached by South Baltimore resident Sean Delaney, won three straight games on the second day of the tournament to claim the title. They won 6-4 in extra innings in the championship game.

Kulesz said he saw an opportunity to work with South Baltimore Little League to add a supplemental travel program. The goal of Sobo Baseball Club is to have three to four travel teams that will play in tournaments next summer to not interfere with the South Baltimore Little League schedule.

This year, Sobo Baseball Club also fielded a 9u team.

Sobo Baseball Club is working on a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with South Baltimore Little League to use its Locust Point facility.

Kulesz hopes that Sobo Baseball Club will eventually eliminate the need for players to leave South Baltimore to play high-level baseball.

Below is a recap of Sobo Baseball Club AYRA High Heat Rec All Star Tournament provided by Kulesz.

The results 

Saturday   

Loss to AYRA Green – 2-6
Loss to HCYP Blue – 4-8

Sunday     

Win Vs HCYP White – 11-1
Win Vs HCYP Blue – 10-3
Win Vs AYRA Gold – 6-4

Roster  

Ben Blood
Henry Blood
Jack Daley
Conner Delaney
Charlie Hoehlein
Ben Jenkins
Kaden Kulesz
Andrew Logue
Lucas Passarella
Brooks McQuillan
Nick Tran
Zoe Wirth

Coaches

Sean Delaney, Mike Jenkins, Eli Worth, Matt Blood, Kenny Kulesz

Tournament standouts 

Brooks McQuillan led in batting average and OPS followed by Henry Blood, Ben Jenkins, and Kaden Kulesz
Ben Jenkins led in RBIs followed by McQuillan, Kulesz, and Tran

Pitching

Kaden Kulesz pitched in three games and had 15 SOs while allowing 1 ER
Lucas Passarella struck out 6 of the 15 batters he faced
Brooks McQuillan had 8 strikeouts

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