--(8/18/21 1:30 PM Update)--
Our Trumbull Babe Ruth All Star run came to an end late last night when we suffered a heart breaking 6-4 loss to Mifflin County, Pennsylvania. A game filled with tons of momentum shifts, back and forth play, and pressure packed situations. Down 3-0 early in the game, stormed back to tie it 3-3 in the 4th, took the lead 4-3 in the 5th, and carried that lead until the top of the 7th.
Over the course of the week we beat a town with a population 5 times the size of ours. We beat county teams, southern teams, west coast teams, and everything in between. We did all this while going toe to toe with some of the best 15 year old teams in the country to finish 3rd in the World Series.
This is a special group. I mean a group that I loved being around. They brought it day in and day out for the past 7 years to get to this point. We reached the pinnacle of All Star baseball on the national stage and they experienced it all. I always tell the boys we were cut from the same cloth. They love wearing Trumbull on their chest, love playing for each other, and that (one of many reasons) is why I’ll always love them.
One of the boys said walking out “I’ll never play on a stage this big again”. Maybe, maybe not kid, but this is why you play Trumbull baseball. You were able to experience something most kids never have the opportunity to do. This is the expectation and why we have the bar set so high. We lost the game, but we won in the end, because we made the commitment to dedicate ourselves towards a team goal that we accomplished together with many contributions. Most players never get an opportunity to make an all star team, win district, win a state title, play in a Regional, let alone play in a World Series over 2,000 miles from home in a 16 million dollar complex.
To everyone back home, thanks for coming along for the ride. From the Regional tournament, to our fundraising, to the final out at 1:50am last night, the support was like something I’ve never seen before. Every text, email, phone call, and Facebook message was always met with a smile on my end. These boys and our program will be back. #TrumbullBaseball -- Mike Buswell
--(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.