Old Rochester youth baseball teams sweep competition at home tournament

Jul 15, 2021

The Old Rochester Youth Baseball 8U and 11U All-Star teams swept the competition last weekend, July 10 and 11, at the Cranberry Brawl Tournament in Rochester, with both teams winning their respective championships.

“We did very well,” said 8U Coach Lance Davenport. “We won the whole thing.”

Davenport praised his team for their determination and winning spirit.

“I call them dirt dogs,” he said. “They’re real scrappy players; they’ll do anything to get ahead. They’re just a really fun group.”

The team won all four of their games to win the tournament, after winning three of four at their previous tournament in Taunton.

“There’s a lot of talent on this team,” said Coach Bryan Hale, whose 11U All-Star Bulldogs were also happy to notch a win at the tournament. “All these kids came together and played very well.”

The 11U team won its championship game 14-8 over Taunton West after scoring a whopping eight runs in the fourth inning.

The 11U team also won 3rd place in the South End Youth Athletic Association’s Cal Ripken State Championship in New Bedford the same weekend, losing to first-seed Norfolk in the semifinals.