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15U Ruffnecks

Updated August 15, 2021 at 8:34 am

15U Ruffnecks Rise to Challenging Schedule

TEAM ROSTER | TEAM SCHEDULE

 

The 15U Ruffnecks season is regarded as the year in which players jump from “Kid’s Baseball” to “Men’s Baseball.”  Some of the 15U Ruffnecks enter the summer with varsity high school experience garnered from the spring season.  It is this experience, playing against 16, 17, and even 18 year old competition, that makes this year such a significant leap.  Other 15U players do not have varsity experience.  For them, it takes a little longer to adjust to the speed of Ruffnecks summer baseball at the 15U to 17U level.  The schedule begins in mid-June.  Since we are still affected by the impact of Covid 19 on high school schedules, the program will commence “Pre-Season” training on June 8th at the NEBC.  Daily workouts  include batting practice, skill work, and pitcher side sessions to recalibrate pitching arms for the busy summer.  The 15U team is challenged early with competition in events such as the 17U PG Super25 and the 16U PG Super25.  Indeed, most of the tournaments are against older competition.  This is in keeping with our goal to set the tempo and the pace of play at (or above) the level of high school or prep varsity baseball experience.

The 2021 edition of the 15U Ruffnecks features a group of talented players.  Roles become more defined, with pitchers focusing on pitching and positional players (especially infielders) concentrating on the faster tempo of the game against older competition.  The 15U season is highly instructive, challenging, and physically demanding.  We play almost every day in a schedule that transitions quickly from one tournament event to the next.  Seldom are there days off in between.

The Ruffnecks’ home, the New England Baseball Complex, provides game and practice facilities that are unmatched in the region.  With field reliability and the certainty that comes with playing on a synthetic surface, the 15U Ruffnecks conduct practices and games in a predictable and professional environment.

2021 15U Team Rosters & Schedule

15U Roster

# Last Name First Name Positions School Grad Class Hometown
11 Andersen Nick OF Belmont Hill 2024 Framingham, MA
1 Auren Jeremy OF, RHP Framingham HS 2024 Framingham, MA
2 Barclay Aiden 3B, OF, 1B St. Sebastian's 2024 Dover, MA
6 Bibbo Nolan IF, OF, RHP Belmont Hill 2024 Wellesley, MA
24 Ciongoli Ty OF, LHP St. Sebastian's 2024 Wellesley, MA
15 Colby Nolan INF Souhegan HS 2024 Amherst, NH
34 DeBenedictis Matt OF, RHP Milton HS 2024 Milton, MA
44 Dushney Max C, IF St. Mark's School 2024 Ashland, MA
21 Dyalchand-Ericson James OF, RHP Brookline HS 2024 Brookline, MA
14 Hegarty John RHP, 1B St. Mark's School 2024 Needham, MA
17 Lamson Isaac INF Phillips Andover 2024 Stow, MA
41 Lee Lorcan RHP Newton North HS 2024 Newton, MA
27 Lee Oisin RHP St. Mark's School 2024 Newton, MA
20 Liebenthal Oren RHP, 1B Wellesley HS 2023 Wellesley, MA
13 Messer Lucas C, OF Framingham HS 2024 Framingham, MA
29 Morrissey Eddie C, 3B, OF Dexter-Southfield 2024 Milton, MA
22 Rucky Nick INF, RHP Archbishop Williams 2024 Braintree, MA
26 Watts Sean OF, RHP Medfield HS 2024 Medfield, MA
# Coach First Coach Last Position Years
Kevin Casey Manager 6th Year
Bryan Muenzner Assistant 1st Year
Rob Calagione Assistant 6th Year

Tournament Coverage: 16U PG Super25 June 24-27

The 15U Ruffnecks compete in the 16U PG Super25 June 24-27 at the NEBC.  Oisin Lee pitched 3 solid innings leading the Ruffnecks to a 10-7 Game 1 victory.  The offense was led by Nick Andersen, Isaac Lamson, and Aiden Barclay.  Miscues hurt the Ruffnecks in Game 2 as they fell behind 6-0.  The team rallied behind triples by Nick Rucky and Lucas Messer before falling 6-3.

On Saturday, June 26 the 15U Ruffnecks dropped a 3-2 decision.  Nolan Bibbo pitched well in defeat.  In Sunday’s finale the Ruffnecks earned an 8-8 tie.  Ty Ciongoli pitched 3 outstanding innings in relief.  Aiden Barclay, Jeremy Auren, Lucas Messer, and Nick Rucky had big hits for the Ruffnecks.

Ruffnecks win Uncle Sam World Series: July 1-4

The 15U Ruffnecks started the holiday in fine fashion with two lopsided victories.  Nolan Bibbo pitched well in the opener.  Oisin Lee was dominant in Game 2.  All players contributed to a productive offensive output.  The ‘Necks captured their pool with a perfect 4-0 record.  Game 3 featured some timely hitting and good baserunning in a 9-4 win.  In Game 4 James Dyalchand-Ericson pitched 5 shutout innings despite wet conditions for the 4-0 win.  Ty Ciongoli got the save.

In the semifinals, Eddie Morrissey led off the bottom of the 10th inning with a triple and Matthew DeBenedictis drove him in for a walk-off win in extra innings.  Jeremy Auren made the extra innings possible with a bottom of the 7th 2 out double that scored two runs to tie.

In the Championship game, Oren Liebenthal pitched outstanding in a 12-4 championship victory.

15U Ruffnecks Get Off to Strong Start at 16U PG WWBA in Marietta, GA

The 15U Ruffnecks came out with explosive offense in their “doubleheader day” Thursday, July 15th at the 16U Perfect Game WWBA in Marietta, Georgia. The squad departed early at 7:00am in vans to field locations nearly an hour and half away from their hotel.  Game #1 saw the ‘Necks come out strong with 2 runs in the top of the first against Ohio Elite 16u.  Ohio got an unearned run back in the bottom of the third to make it 2-1, where it stayed until the 3rd.  Then the ‘Necks exploded for 6 runs behind three triples, one each by Nolan Colby, Eddie Morrissey, and Nick Andersen.  The team never looked back as they rode the smooth pitching of James Dyalchand-Ericson.  In Game #2 the Ruffnecks defeated one of the 5-Star National teams 12-0.  Nolan Bibbo pitched for the ‘Necks.

The ‘Necks faltered in a 10-9 loss to a worthy opponent.  The 15’s had two separate 5 run leads but could not close the deal in Game #3.  Game #4 saw 14u pitcher Jeremy Krendel give the Ruffnecks a strong outing against the nationally ranked South Charlotte Panthers.  The Ruffnecks hung around through five competitive innings, eventually falling 11-3.

Sadly, the Ruffnecks had their final three games of the event washed out by rains.  While disappointing, the event was nevertheless a good experience.  The 15U Ruffnecks returned home Tuesday night July 20th.  They restart their engines for the weekend of July 23-25.

Ruffnecks Play in 18u College Prep 9 Inning Classic then Head to Cincinnati August 3-8

The 15U Ruffnecks played in the 18U Division of the College Prep 9 Inning Classic at the NEBC Thursday, July 29 through July 31.  They finished winless in the event, though it gave the team good preparation for Ohio.  The squad finished their season at the Tournament of Champions in Cincinnati, Ohio where they competed in the 17U event.

Schedule Updated August 15, 2021 at 8:34 am
Season is Complete.  

15U Ruffnecks Schedule 2021

May Date Time Opponent Event Site Score Directions
Monday May 31 6:00 N/A Organizational Meeting Canceled
June Date Time Opponent Event Site Score Directions
Tuesday June 1 OFF OFF OFF OFF
Wednesday June 2 OFF OFF OFF OFF
Thursday June 3 OFF OFF OFF OFF
Friday June 4 OFF OFF OFF OFF
Saturday June 5 SAT Test Date
Sunday June 6 OFF OFF OFF OFF
Monday June 7 OFF OFF OFF OFF
Tuesday June 8 8:00am to 11:30am Pre-Season Practice BP, Skill Work, Pitchers NEBC
Wednesday June 9 8:00am to 11:30am Pre-Season Practice BP, Skill Work, Pitchers NEBC
Thursday June 10 8:00am to 11:30am Pre-Season Practice BP, Skill Work, Pitchers NEBC
Friday June 11 8:00am to 11:30am Pre-Season Practice BP, Split Squads NEBC
Saturday June 12 OFF OFF OFF OFF
Sunday June 13 OFF OFF OFF OFF
Monday June 14 8:00am to 11:30am Pre-Season Practice BP, Skill Work, Pitchers NEBC
Tuesday June 15 8:00am to 11:30am Pre-Season Practice BP, Split Squads NEBC
Wednesday June 16 8:00am to 11:30am Pre-Season Practice BP, Skill Work, Pitchers NEBC
Thursday June 17 8:00am to Noon SCOUT DAY SCOUT DAY NEBC
Friday June 18 5:30 East Coast Eagles White 15U PG25 Super Regional Pool Play NEBC Field 2 W 8-3 15U PG25 Link
Saturday June 19 10:15 Brigade 15U PG25 Super Regional Pool Play NEBC Field 3 L 2-3
Saturday June 19 5:30 Ocean State Makos White 15U PG25 Super Regional Pool Play Worcester State W 7-5
Sunday June 20 TBD Playoffs 15U PG25 Super Regional Playoffs NEBC
Monday June 21 OFF OFF OFF OFF
Tuesday June 22 8:30am to 11:30am Practice Team Specific NEBC
Wednesday June 23 8:30am to 11:30am Practice Team Specific NEBC
Thursday June 24 7:45pm Show NE 16U PG25 Super Regional Pool Play NEBC Field 1 W 10-7 16U PG25 Link
Friday June 25 10:15am NE Runbirds 16U PG25 Super Regional Pool Play NEBC Field 3 L 3-6
Saturday June 26 9:00am Canes Northeast 16U 16U PG25 Super Regional Pool Play Algonquin HS Northborough, MA L 2-3
Sunday June 27 10:15am 16U Seacoast Pirates Showcase 16U PG25 Super Regional Pool Play NEBC Field 1 T 8-8
Monday June 28 8:00am Pitchers Participate Only Mass Hurricanes Elite 17U 17U PG25 Super Regional NEBC Field 1
Monday June 28 10:15am Pitchers Participate Only NH Prospects 17U 17U PG25 Super Regional NEBC Field 1
Tuesday June 29 8:30am Pitchers Participate Only Team Boston 17U 17U PG25 Super Regional Assabet Regional HS
Wednesday June 30 8:00am Pitchers Participate Only Taconic Rangers 17U PG25 Super Regional NEBC Field 1
July Date Time Opponent Event Site Score Directions
Thursday July 1 12:30 US Prospects 15U Uncle Sam World Series Pool Play NEBC Field 3 W 12-1 15U Uncle Sam Link
Thursday July 1 2:45 Rt. 2 Blue Sox 15U Uncle Sam World Series Pool Play NEBC Field 3 W 11-0
Friday July 2 2:45 Nokona Chiefs 15U Uncle Sam World Series Pool Play NEBC Field 2 W 9-4
Saturday July 3 8:00am MWS Devils 15U Uncle Sam World Series Pool Play NEBC Field 1 W 4-0
Sunday July 4 2:45 Mass Hurricanes 15U Uncle Sam World Series Semifinals NEBC W 3-2 (10)
Sunday July 4 5:00 Bases Loaded Bulldogs 15U Uncle Sam World Series Championship NEBC W 12-4
Monday July 5 5:00pm Syracuse Sports Zone 18U Boston Invitational NEBC Field 2 L 2-3 Boston Invitational
Monday July 5 7:15pm Maine Lightning Showcase 18U Boston Invitational NEBC Field 2 L 3-10
Tuesday July 6 7:15pm Show Nationals 18U Boston Invitational NEBC Field 3 W 7-3
Wednesday July 7 OFF OFF OFF OFF
Thursday July 8 No Game No Game 16U Boston Open NEBC Boston Open Link
Friday July 9 9:00 Woodbury Sports Jr. Ducks 16U Boston Open Pool Play Strong Field East Bridgewater Canceled/May Reschedule
Saturday July 10 12:00 (Time Change) Legkick Nation 16U 16U Boston Open Pool Play Lynnfield HS Lynnfield, MA W 9-0 Tourney Sched Link
Sunday July 11 8:00 Woodbury Jr. Ducks 16U Boston Open Pool Play Evolution Field L 5-6
Sunday July 11 10:15 MDB Knights 16U Boston Open Pool Play Evolution Field L 0-2
Monday July 12 Canceled Locked In Baseball Expos 16U Black 16U Boston Open Pool Play St. John's HS Canceled
Tuesday July 13 6:00 GBG Hawks Schedule/Location Change Stonehill College Easton, MA W 6-5 Directions Stonehill College
Wednesday July 14 Travel Day To Georgia 16U PG WWBA Championships Marietta, GA Travel Day 16U PG WWBA Link
Thursday July 15 9:00 Ohio Elite 16U 16U PG WWBA Championships Pool Play Marietta, GA W 13-2
Thursday July 15 2:00 5 Star National 16U 16U PG WWBA Championships Pool Play Marietta, GA W 12-0
Friday July 16 2:45 Full Count Prospects 16U PG WWBA Championships Pool Play Marietta, GA L 9-10
Saturday July 17 9:00 South Charlotte Panthers 2023's 16U PG WWBA Championships Pool Play Marietta, GA L 3-11
Sunday July 18 4:30 Slammers 16U PG WWBA Championships Pool Play Marietta, GA Rained Out
Monday July 19 11:30 UB 16U Jordan 16U PG WWBA Championships Pool Play Marietta, GA Rained Out
Tuesday July 20 9:00 NTAA Wily Mo Dragons 16U PG WWBA Championships Pool Play Marietta, GA Rained Out
Wednesday July 21 OFF OFF OFF OFF
Thursday July 22 6:00pm Practice Practice NEBC
Friday July 23 5:00pm Rye (NY) Grays 17U Shark Bait Showdown Sprague Field Narragansett, RI W 6-3 Directions to Sprague Field (RI)
Saturday July 24 5:45pm (Time Change) CT Crush Nationals 17U Shark Bait Showdown Sprague Field Narragansett, RI L 3-4
Saturday July 24 8:00pm (Time Change) Ocean State Makos 17U Shark Bait Showdown Sprague Field Narragansett, RI L 0-3
Sunday July 25 No Game No Game 17U Shark Bait Showdown Sprague Field Narragansett, RI
Monday July 26 OFF OFF OFF OFF
Tuesday July 27 OFF OFF OFF OFF
Wednesday July 28 3:00 BP/Practice Practice NEBC
Thursday July 29 4:15pm East Coast Eagles 17u White 18U College Prep 9 Inning Classic NEBC Field 2 L 2-7 18U CP 9 Inning Classic
Friday July 30 8:00am Full Circuit Power 17u 18U College Prep 9 Inning Classic NEBC Field 1 L 4-6
Friday July 30 2:30pm Technique Tigers Navy 18U College Prep 9 Inning Classic Fay School L 1-8
Saturday July 31 7:00pm New Hampshire Prospects 17u 18U College Prep 9 Inning Classic NEBC Field 2
August Date Time Opponent Event Site Score Directions
Sunday August 1 OFF OFF OFF OFF
Monday August 2 OFF OFF OFF OFF
Tuesday August 3 Travel Day 4:25pm Departure Tournament of Champions Cincinnati, Ohio Team is in Pool X
Wednesday August 4 2:30pm Bo Jackson Elite (MO) Tournament of Champions Pool Play Roselawn Park #2 Cincinnati, Ohio L 3-5 TOC Tourney Link
Thursday August 5 12:15pm FTB Mid Atlantic Tournament of Champions Pool Play Miami of Ohio Oxford, OH L 0-3
Thursday August 5 4:45pm Prospect Training Academy Tournament of Champions Pool Play Xavier University W 5-2
Friday August 6 8:00am Extreme Elite Tournament of Champions Pool Play Cincinnati, Ohio L 1-2
Saturday August 7 2:30pm Pittsburgh Spikes Tournament of Champions Bracket Play Cincinnati, Ohio L 4-10