--(8/16/21 10:00 AM Update)--
Trumbull exploded past Kelso, Washington 12-2 to conclude pool play today with a perfect 4-0 record. Trumbull finishes pool play as the #1 seed in the National Division and will advance to the Babe Ruth World Series semifinals on Tuesday night, 8/17/21, at 8:00pm!
New England Champions (Trumbull, CT) 12
Pacific Northwest Champions (Kelso, WA) 2
Trumbull improved their record to 4-0 in the 15 Year Old Babe Ruth World Series with a win over Pacific Northwest Champions Kelso, Washington.
Jake Hull pitched the first 3 innings for Trumbull to earn the victory before handing the ball over to Brandon Fowler in the 4th inning. Scott Harvey came on after Fowler and tossed a scoreless 5th and 6th inning. Dylan Lamy game in and closed the game by throwing the 7th inning.
Hull, Fowler, Harvey, and Lamy combined to go 7 innings allowing 10 hits, 2 earned runs, 2 walks, and 3 strikeouts.
Trumbull was lead offensively by Sean Francoeur (3 hits), Jack Durland (2 hits), and Jeffrey Kraus (2 triples) who combined for 7 hits while leading Trumbull’s 12 hit attack.
Trumbull was lead defensively by Jack Durland who made 3 diving plays including the final out of the game by robbing Kelso of a sure fire single to left.
Jack Durland was 2-5 with 2 runs scored and an RBI Matt Wood was 1-4 with 2 RBI’s Nick Lobuono was 1-3 with a walk and two runs scored Jeffrey Kraus was 2-4 with 2 triples, 2 runs scored, and 2 RBI’s Sean Francoeur was 3-3 with 1 run scored and 2 RBI’s DJ Amaral was 1-2 with a double, walk, and 2 RBI’s Jackson DePino was 1-2 with 2 walks, 1 run scored, and an RBI Scott Harvey was 1-1 with a double and RBI Brandon Fowler was 1-1 with an RBI and run scored.
Ron Tellefsen Player Of The Game: Jack Durland
Trumbull advances to the Babe Ruth World Series semifinal game on Tuesday night, 8/17/21, at 8:00pm. Trumbull will face the winner of the quarterfinal game between Midwest Plains Champions Bismarck, North Dakota and Middle Atlantic Champions Mifflin County, Pennsylvania.
--(8/14/21 7:00 PM Update)--
Way to go Trumbull! We are so proud of our team!
Trumbull takes down Tallahassee, Florida by a score of 2-1 in a game that featured two undefeated teams fighting for the #1 seed in our pool. The win improves Trumbull to 3-0 in pool play and secures Trumbull first place in our pool and a bye into Tuesday’s Babe Ruth World Series semifinal game!
New England Champions (Trumbull, CT) 2
Southeast Champions (Tallahassee, FL) 1
Trumbull improved their record to 3-0 in the 15 Year Old Babe Ruth World Series with a win over Southeast Champions Tallahassee, Florida. Jeffrey Kraus was electric throwing 5 innings allowing only 1 run before he had to be removed for max pitch count. Dylan Lamy came in relief for the 6th inning and tossed a 1, 2, 3 frame. Sean Francoeur came into the game with Tallahassee threatening with 1st and 2nd and no outs. Francoeur struck out Tallahassee’s #3 and #4 batter to secure the win and earn the save.
Since the start of Regional play through today, Sean Francoeur has pitched 19.1 scoreless innings with 0 walks & 27 strikeouts.
Kraus, Lamy, and Francoeur combined to go 7 innings allowing 5 hits, 1 run, and striking out a combined 8 batters. Kraus improves his pitching record to 1-0 in the World Series while Francoeur picks up his first save.
Trumbull was lead offensively by DJ Amaral and AJ Albaladejo. With Trumbull trailing 1-0 in the bottom of the second Amaral laced a two out, two strike single to tie the game. Albaladejo followed with what ending up being the game winning two out single to score Francoeur.
- Jack Durland was 1-2 with a walk
- Nick Lobuono was 1-3 with a run scored
- Jeffrey Kraus was 1-3
- DJ Amaral was 1-2 with an RBI
- AJ Albaladejo was 1-2 with an RBI
Ron Tellefsen Player Of The Game: Jeffrey Kraus
Trumbull will play our final pool play game tomorrow (Sunday, 8/15/21), at 3:30pm Eastern Standard Time game against Kelso, Washington. Trumbull will be looking to wrap up pool play 4-0!
--(8/13/21 10:30 PM Update)--
New England Champions (Trumbull) 11
East Texas State Champion (Del Rio, TX) 2
Trumbull improved their record to 2-0 in the 15 Year Old Babe Ruth World Series with a win over East Texas State Champion Del Rio, Texas. AJ Albaladejo was outstanding on the mound pitching into the 5th inning before handing the ball over to Brandon Fowler with a 10-2 lead. Albaladejo and Fowler combined to go 7 innings while only giving up 3 hits, 1 earned run, 1 walk, and striking out a combined 12 batters. Albaladejo improves his pitching record to 1-0 in the World Series.
Trumbull was lead offensively by Jack Durland and Jeffrey Kraus who had two hits each.
Jack Durland was 2-4 with a walk and two runs scored Jeffrey Kraus was 2-2 with two walks and two runs scored Ryan Warner walked three times and scored two runs Matt Wood was 1-4 with a walk and run scored Jake Hull was 1-3 with a walk DJ Amaral was 1-3 with a walk and run scored Dylan Lamy was 1-3 with a walk and two runs scored.
Ron Tellefsen Player Of The Game: Dylan Lamy
Trumbull will continue in pool play tomorrow (Saturday, 8/14/21) at 1:00pm Eastern Standard Time game against Tallahassee, Florida. Both teams will be entering the game at 2-0.
New England Champions (Trumbull) 4
Mid Atlantic Champions (Mifflin County, PA) 0
Trumbull opened up the Babe Ruth World Series with a win over Mid Atlantic champion Mifflin County down in Eagle Pass, Texas on Wednesday, August 11, 2021. Trumbull was led by great defense and a phenomenal pitching performance by Sean Francoeur. Francoeur threw a complete game gem in the opening round, tossing 7 innings and allowing 5 hits, zero walks, and a whopping 11 strikeouts. In just 80 pitches, Francoeur delivered 67 strikes. Francoeur also played down a perfect safety squeeze in the fourth inning to push the lead to 2-0. AJ Albaladejo followed that up by walking, which pushed across another run to extend the lead to 3-0. Trumbull tacked on a final run in the top of the 7th with a two out, two strike single by Jack Durland to increase the lead to 4-0.
- Jack Durland was 1-3 with a walk and RBI
- Matt Wood was 1-1 with 2 walks, stolen base, and run scored
- Ryan Warner was 1-3
- Nick Lobuono was 1-2 with a walk and run scored
- AJ Albaladejo walked twice and scored a run
- Sean Francoeur was named Ron Tellefsen Player Of The Game
The team’s next game is TONIGHT, August 13, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. (5:00 p.m. in Texas). We are so proud of the team and wish them well tonight! Thanks to team manager Mike Buswell for the game details.