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WEEK #8
Championship


 


Championship Game Scoreboard

Championship Game - August 7, 2003

1
2
3
4
5
6
FINAL SCORE

Fresno Blue Devils

0
1
0
0
0
0
1

Central Jersey Patriots

2
0
1
2
2
X
7

Pitchers:
Central Jersey Patriots: #6 Jason Knapp, #7 Jeff Green (3rd) (winning pitcher).
Fresno Blue Devils
: #6 Will Gleason, #9 Nick White (4th), #12 Graham Haught (5th) , #10 Vinny Zazueta (5th)

Home Runs: Christian Spurr (Central Jersey) (Two) (1st) (one on) and (4th) (none on); Nick White (Fresno ) (2nd) (none on); and Travis Zilg (Central Jersey) (3rd) (none on),

Game Started at 9:28 PM - Game Ended at 11:13 PM - GAME TIME 1:45



Championship Game Starting Lineups

NO
Fresno Blue Devils
POS

NO

Central Jersey Patriots
POS
10

Zazueta, Vinny

SS

2

Zilg, Travis

CF
2

Bejeckian, Billy

2B

1

Ross, Jesse

SS
5

Stollar, Jimmy

3B

3

Spurr, Christian

C
12

Haught, Graham

1B

6

Knapp, Jason

P
9

White, Nick

C

9

Bergman, Adam

3B
11

Flores, Danny

RF

10

Skoda, Chris

1B
6

Gleason, Will

P

15

Howard, Bennie

2B
3

Hall, Liam

LF

7

Green, Jeff

LF
1

Rutledge, Jordan

CF

14

Rogers, Jared

RF

5

Hansford, Mike

EH

Manager- Mike Baroni

Manager - John Ross



Managers John Ross (left) and Mike Baroni (right) before game

Substitutes

Substitutes

8

Lupo, Phillip

4

Niemczyk, Mike

15

Boren, Brian

8

Hammonds, Dave

4

Harbour, Mike (injured)


Coaches

Coaches

Bausman, Greg

Rogers, Scott

Rutledge, Jeff

Zilg, John




Week 8 - Championship game first pitch by Drew Blane of the Bloomingdale Patriots from Illinois with umpire

Week 8   - Drew Blane and  his dad , Mike Blane
Championship game opening pitch was thrown by Drew Blane of the Bloomingdale Patriots from Illinois

A week prior to making the trip to Cooperstown, Drew was struck in the face by a line drive while competing in a local baseball game in Illinois. It was not until five minutes from Cooperstown Dreams Park that a serious injury surfaced, causing massive bleeding from his nose. He was rushed to the local Cooperstown hospital and underwent nose surgery Tuesday morning. He was unable to compete all week. bud did get to throw out the opening pitch for the championship game to his father and coach, Mike Blane.

Week 8 Championship game umpires
Umpires: Home Plate: Todd Fisher (Smithville, Ohio); First Base: Victor Lugo (Orange Park, Florida); Second Base: Ron DePaolo (Bangor, Pennsylvania); Third Base: Ron Sakolsky (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania); Left Field: Mike Walsh (Old Bridge, Pennsylvania) and Right Field: Vince Snipas (Springfield, Virginia)


















Hitter

Inning -By-Inning Championship Game Information


First Inning:
Fresno Blue Devils: Vinny Zazueta was hit by a pitch. Billy Bejeckian grounded out to the first basemen with Zazueta advancing to second base. Jimmy Stollar flied out to leftfield. Graham Haught struck out swinging. Total: no runs, no hits, no errors and one left on base.


Central Jersey Patriots: Travis Zilg reached first on an error by the shortstop. Zilg stole second base and then was picked off. Jesse Ross doubled to left. Ross advanced to third on a passed ball. Christian Spurr hammerd a two-run home run to centerfield. Jason Knapp grounded out third to first. Adam Bergman flied out to centerfield. Total: two runs, two hits, one error and no men left on base.


Second Inning:
Fresno Blue Devils: Nick White led off with a home run to centerfield. Danny Flores grounded out second to first. Will Gleason grounded out second to first. Liam Hall pops out to the pitcher. Total: one run, one hit, no errors and no men left on base.


Central Jersey Patriots: Chris Skoda struck out on a called third strike. Bennie Howard strruck out on a called third strike. Jeff Green grounded out second to first for the final out. Total: no runs, no hits, no errors and none left on base.


Third Inning:
Fresno Blue Devils: Jordan Rutledge struck out on a called third stikre. Vinny Zazueta walked. Billy Bejeckian struck out swinging with Zazueta stealing second. Bejeckian stole third base. Jeff Green entered the game to pitch for Central Jersey. Jimmy Stollar struck out swinging. Total: no runs, no hits, no errors & one man left on base.


Central Jersey Patriots: Jared Rogers struck out swinging. Michael Hansford struck out swinging. Travis Zilg blasted a solo home run to centerfield. Jesse Ross struck out swinging. Total: one run, one hit, no errors & no one left on base.


Fourth Inning:

Fresno Blue Devils: Graham Haught grounded out second to first. Nick White walked. Danny Flores flied out to right field. Nick White was thrown out stealing. Total: no runs, no hits, no errors and no men left on base.

Central Jersey Patriots: Christian Spurr hit a home run to left. Nick White came in to pitch for Fresno. Jason Knapp struck out swinging. Adam Bergman walked. Mike Niemczyk struck out swinging while Bergman stole second. Dave Hammonds singled and picked up the rbi when Bergman scored. Jeff Green singled which advanced Hammonds to third base but Green was thrown out trying to get to second. Total: Two runs, three hits, no errors,and one man left on base.


Fifth Inning:
Fresno Blue Devils: Will Gleason struck out on a called third strike. Liam Hall struck out on a called third strike. Phillip Lupo struck out swinging. Total: no runs, no hits, no errors and no men left on base.

Central Jersey Patriots: Jared Rogers reached first on error by the Fresno shortstop. Rogers stole second. Mike Hansford struck out but was safe at first when the ball got passed the catcher with Rogers goint to third. Graham Haught came in to pitch for Fresno. Travis Zilg struck out swinging while Hansford stole second. Jesse Ross walked. Christian Spurr struck out on a called third strike. Jason Knapp singled which scored Rogers and Hansford scored on error. Ross to third. Knapp to 2nd. Vinny Zazueta now pitching for Fresno. Adam Bergman grounded out second to first for the final out. Total: two runs, one hit, three errors and one man left on base.


Sixth Inning:
Fresno Blue Devils: Vinny Zazueta struck out on a called third strike. Billy Bejeckian struck out swinging. Jimmy Stollar was hit by a pitch. Graham Haught took a called third strike for the final out of the ball game. Total: no runs, no hits, no errors and one left on base.


 

FINAL SCORE
Central Jersey Patriots 7 - Fresno Blue Devils 1



CHAMPIONSHIP GAME FINAL BOX SCORE

Fresno Blue Devils
NO
NAME
POS
AB
R
H
2B
HR
RBI'S
10

Zazueta, Vinny

SS
1
0
0
0
0
0
2

Bejeckian, Billy

2B
2
0
0
0
0
0
15

Boren, Brian

PH
1
0
0
0
0
0
5

Stollar, Jimmy

3B
2
0
0
0
0
0
12

Haught, Graham

1B
3
0
0
0
0
0
9

White, Nick

C
1
1
1
0
1
1
11

Flores, Danny

RF
2
0
0
0
0
0
6

Gleason, Will

P
2
0
0
0
0
0
3

Hall, Liam

LF
2
0
0
0
0
0
1

Rutledge, Jordan

CF
1
0
0
0
0
0
8

Lupo, Phillip

PH
1
0
0
0
0
0

TOTALS

18
1
1
0
1
1

NO
PITCHING
IP
AB
K
BB
H
R
ER
6

Gleason, Will

3
13
5
0
4
4
4
9

White, Nick

1
6
3
1
2
1
1
12

Haught, Graham

2/3
3
2
1
1
2
1

10

Zazueta, Vinny

1/3
1
0
0
0
0
0

TOTALS

5
23
10
2
7
7
6

Central Jersey Patriots
NO
NAME
POS
AB
R
H
2B
HR
RBI'S
2

Zilg, Travis

CF
3
1
1
0
1
1
1

Ross, Jesse

SS
2
1
1
1
0
0
3

Spurr, Christian

C
3
2
2
0
2
3
6

Knapp, Jason

P
3
0
1
0
0
1
9

Bergman, Adam

3B
2
1
0
0
0
0
10

Skoda, Chris

1B
1
0
0
0
0
0
4

Niemczyk, Mike

PH
1
0
0
0
0
0
15

Howard, Bennie

2B
1
0
0
0
0
0
8

Hammonds, Dave

PH
1
0
1
0
0
1
7

Green, Jeff

LF
2
0
1
0
0
0
14

Rogers, Jared

RF
2
1
0
0
0
0
5

Hansford, Mike

EH
2
1
0
0
0
0

TOTALS

23
7
7
1
3
6

NO
PITCHING
IP
AB
K
BB
H
R
ER
6

Knapp, Jason

2 2/3
9
3
1
1
1
1
7

Green, Jeff (Winning Pitcher)

3 1/3

9
7
1
0
0
0

TOTALS
6
18
10
2
1
1
1

OFFICIAL SCOREKEEPER - Stephanie Banks



Championship Game Notes

Fresno Blue Devils
  • Over the last four years, this is the third trip to the championship game for the Fresno Blue Devils.

Central Jersey Patriots
  • 2003 USSA 12 and under state champions.
  • 2002-2003 Championship Baseball Conference champions.
  • This week at Cooperstown Dreams Park was a total team effort.

Hitter

How the Teams got to the Championship

Fresno Blue Devils Opponents and Scores
defeated #23 Stembridge (Maryland) 12-0
defeated #2 Peninsula Waves (California) 10-9
defeated #10 Wisconsin All-Stars (Wisconsin) 13-1
defeated #7 Palm Beach Red Wings (Florida) 7-3


Central Jersey Patriots Opponents and Scores
defeated #32 Islip Yankees (New York) 3-0
defeated #16 St Louis Black Sox (Missouri) 4-2
defeated #9 Team Tallahassee (Florida) 10-4
defeated # 8 South Carolina Reds (South Carolina) 9-1



Hitter

2003 Week #8 Champions - Central Jersey Patriots (New Jersey)
Champions - Central Jersey Patriots (New Jersey)

2003 Week #8 Runnersup - Fresno Blue Devils (California)
Runnersup - Fresno Blue Devils (California)














Photos by Bill Hallada





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