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16U Ruffnecks

Updated August 15, 2021 at 8:35 am

16U Ruffnecks Grow Stronger, Focused, Better

TEAM ROSTER | TEAM SCHEDULE

 

Following a challenging 2020, the 16U Ruffnecks face 2021 with optimism and talent.  The 16U Ruffnecks roster in 2021 is characterized by players who have grown stronger through hard work, and the addition of talented new players.  Several players have reclassified and will repeat the 16U year.  The result is an older, seasoned, roster.  The 16U year presents a challenge to a player’s focus and resolve.  The recruiting process creates distractions.  Our goal is to maintain a focus on development, team baseball, and getting players better.  We frown on players leaving their team for showcases or college camps during June and July.  Indeed, the 16U Ruffnecks attract attention.  College coaches follow our 2023 (16U) roster.  We meet the distractions of recruiting with a focus on player development, team play, and performance.   It is a formula in which success rewards preparation and focus.  Performance attracts attention.

Pre-Season and Scout Day

The 16U schedule begins in mid-June.  In response to the Covid 19 impact on high school schedules, the program commences “Pre-Season” training on June 8th at the NEBC.  These sessions are designed to be daily workouts to include batting practice, skill work, and to recalibrate pitching arms for the busy summer.  The Pre-Season culminates with a SCOUT DAY on Thursday, June 17.  With uncertainties in the recruiting landscape, we continue to evaluate what to do and to play a brand of baseball that gets everyone better.  The primary objective is development and preparation.  The 16U Ruffnecks will travel to Georgia in 2021 to compete in the 17U Perfect Game WWBA.

Like those of the 15U and the 17U/Seniors teams, the 16U schedule is designed for “every day baseball.”  There are very few days off, as we roll from event to event.  Practice and instruction continue to provide a foundation for our body of work.  When on the road, we often practice prior to a game or after a game to go over details, team concepts, and skill work.  Our intent is also to play in the top events at the NEBC and at college TEAM Camps.  As we continue to monitor recruiting guidelines and to emerge from Covid restrictions, it is valuable to present our players in our home region where the college recruiters see us multiple times.  Their eyes, ears, and feedback will provide an informed narrative for the 2023 recruiting class.

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 16U Ruffnecks are well positioned for the summer of 2021.

Tournament Update: 16’s Travel to 17U Perfect Game WWBA in Georgia July 6-12

The 16U Ruffnecks travel to Georgia for the 17U PG WWBA.  The event is among the most competitive in the United States.  Follow through the PG link and through updates here.

The 16’s got off to a rough start on Day #1.  The team dropped the first game by a 9-1 score.  In the second game of their doubleheader day, the ‘Necks battled back to play better in a 5-2 loss.  Teo Spadaccini delivered a good start on the mound.  On Wednesday, July 7 the Ruffnecks rebounded with a 7-1 win led by the starting pitching of Jack Sokhos-Drude.  James Henshon had two hits, as did Huxley Holcombe.  John Milewski leads the team with 3 RBI.

Dante Leroy pitched 5 strong innings on Thursday, July 8 and left with a 5-2 lead.  The team could not close the door as they surrendered 3 runs in the top of the 7th as a result of errors.  The game ended in a 5-5 tie.

On Friday, July 9 the Ruffnecks erupted for 8 runs in the top of the 5th and added another 3 in the top of the 6th on the way to an 11-2 win.  Max Gomez was 2-4 with a double, and Daniel Sullivan was 2-3 with a triple.  Sam Sacerdote pitched a complete game, striking out 8.

The Ruffnecks finished strong at the 17U WWBA with three consecutive wins, finishing with a 4-2-1 mark.  It was an impressive rebound after dropping the first two games in Pool Play.  Max Gomez led the Ruffnecks offense with a .450 average over the week.  John Milewski, Huxley Holcombe, and Daniel Sullivan also had strong offensive performances.  On the mound, Jack Sokhos-Drude pitched two strong outings.  Sam Sacerdote, Milewski, and Teo Spadaccini had strong starts.

16’s Win Championship at Underclass World Series July 19-23

After sweeping four games in the Boston Invitational, the 16U Ruffnecks got off to a Game #1 win 3-2 in the Underclass World Series at the NEBC.  Teo Spadaccini gave the ‘Necks a strong start.  Eli Robbins closed it out with 2 innings of no-hit work.  The ‘Necks took Game #2 by a 5-1 margin behind two RBI from James Henshon.  Nick Doucette gave the Ruffnecks a strong start on the mound.  The Ruffnecks won their pool with a 4-0 record and eventually earned the #1 seed in the playoff round.  They lived up to the #1 expectations as they won three consecutive games on Friday, July 23 for the championship.  Will Fosberg homered for the Neck’s.  Teo Spadaccini earned the win on the mound in the championship.  Every player on the 19 man roster contributed in meaningful ways to the successful run.  With 31 games under their belt, the 16U Ruffnecks continue to improve.

Urban Classic and Top 10 Invitational Provide Season Ending Events

The 16U Ruffnecks finished 3-1 in the 18U Division of the College Prep 9 Inning Classic July 28-August 1.  They barely missed the playoffs.  The 16U Ruffnecks finished their summer at the Urban Classic in Boston, followed by a combine roster effort in the 18U Top 10 Invitational at the NEBC August 13-15.

2021 16U Team Rosters & Schedule

16U Roster

# Last Name First Name Positions School Grad Class Hometown
4 Barlage Brennan INF Belmont Hill 2023 Wellesley, MA
31 Bendremer Ryan LHP Dover-Sherborn 2022 Dover, MA
1 Benestad James C St. John's 2023 Northborough, MA
7 D'Avanzo Dante IF St. Mark's School 2023 Ashland, MA
18 Doucette Nicholas RHP N. Reading HS 2022 North Reading, MA
35 Fosberg William C, OF Winchendon 2023 Natick, MA
3 Gomez Max OF Phillips Andover 2023 Cohasset, MA
13 Grady Trevor OF, IF, RHP Phillips Andover 2023 Sterling, MA
33 Henshon James IF Roxbury Latin 2024 Wellesley, MA
22 Holcombe Huxley LHP Worcester Academy 2023 Brattleboro, VT
8 Jewell Ryan OF, RHP Suffield Academy 2023 Longmeadow, MA
54 Kirkpatrick Caleb 1B Deerfield Academy 2024 Norton, MA
26 Milewski John RHP, 1B Belmont Hill 2023 Framingham, MA
15 Mitchell James IF St. John's 2023 Southborough, MA
11 Sacerdote Sam RHP, OF, IF Hanover HS 2023 Hanover, NH
45 Sokhos-Drude Jack RHP Newton North HS 2022 Newton, MA
2 Spadaccini Teo RHP Phillips Andover 2023 Lexington, MA
17 Sullivan Danny C, OF Dover-Sherborn 2023 Dover, MA
19 Williams Ben OF Avon Old Farms 2024 Hanover, NH
Coach First Coach Last Years
Kirk Fredericks Manager 13th Season
Jim McNamara Assistant 8th Season
TBD

Schedule Updated August 15, 2021 at 8:35 am
2021 Season is complete.

16U Ruffnecks Schedule 2021

June Date Time Opponent Event Site Score Directions Pitcher(s)
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 8:00am to 11:30am Pre-Season Practice BP, Split Squads NEBC
Saturday June 19 OFF OFF OFF OFF
Sunday June 20 Noon Team Cape Cod 9 Innings McKeon Field Hyannis, MA L 5-11 McKeon Field Directions
Monday June 21 OFF OFF OFF OFF
Tuesday June 22 8:30am to 11:30am Practice BP & Team Specific NEBC
Wednesday June 23 8:30am to Noon Practice BP & Team Specific NEBC
Thursday June 24 OFF OFF OFF OFF
Friday June 25 8:00 Mass Hurricanes Elite 16U PG Super25 Regional Pool Play NEBC Field 1 L 0-3 16U PG25 Link Milewski
Friday June 25 10:15 CT Tornados 16U PG Super25 Regional Pool Play NEBC Field 1 W 14-0 Holcombe
Saturday June 26 8:00 Middlesex Reds 16U PG Super25 Regional Pool Play NEBC Field 1 W 14-0 Sokhos-Drude
Saturday June 26 10:15 Seacoast Pirates 16U PG Super25 Regional Pool Play NEBC Field 1 W 6-3 Spadaccini
Sunday June 27 3:00 ECNE Expos 16U PG Super25 Regional Quarterfinals NEBC W 8-5 Sacerdote
Sunday June 27 5:15 Rt. 2 Blue Sox 16U PG Super25 Regional Semifinals NEBC W 12-6
Sunday June 27 7:30 Mass Hurricanes Elite 16U PG Super25 Regional Championship NEBC L 2-10
Monday June 28 8:00am Mass Hurricanes 17U Elite 17U PG25 Super Regional Pool Play NEBC Field 1 L 0-1 17U PG25 Link Dyalchand-Ericson
Monday June 28 10:15am NH Prospects 17U 17U PG25 Super Regional Pool Play NEBC Field 1 W 4-1 Robbins
Tuesday June 29 8:30am Team Boston 17U Cabe 17U PG25 Super Regional Pool Play Assabet Regional HS T 3-3 Doucette
Wednesday June 30 10:15am Taconic Rangers 17U PG25 Super Regional Pool Play NEBC Field 3 L 1-4 Holcombe
July Date Time Opponent Event Site Score Directions Pitcher(s)
Thursday July 1 OFF Not Playing 18U/19U Firecracker Providence, RI
Friday July 2 3:45pm Whitehouse Post 284 18U/19U Firecracker University of Rhode Island Rained Out Firecracker Link
Saturday July 3 5:30pm SNE Stealth 19U 18U/19U Firecracker University of Rhode Island Rained Out
Sunday July 4 OFF OFF OFF OFF
Monday July 5 7:00am Flight Travel Day to GA 17U PG WWBA Marietta, GA 17U PG WWBA Link
Tuesday July 6 11:20 Colorado Recruits 17U 17U PG WWBA Pool Play Marietta, GA L 1-9 Holcombe
Tuesday July 6 1:40 Bodyshop Baseball 17U Warner 17U PG WWBA Pool Play Marietta, GA L 2-5 Spadaccini
Wednesday July 7 4:30 Canes Kentucky 17U Rice 17U PG WWBA Pool Play Marietta, GA W 7-1 Sokhos-Drude
Thursday July 8 2:00 Florida Sluggers 17U Blue 17U PG WWBA Pool Play Marietta, GA T 5-5 LeRoy
Friday July 9 2:00 Elite Baseball Academic National 17U PG WWBA Pool Play Marietta, GA W 11-2 Sacerdote
Saturday July 10 9:00 643 DP Jaguars 17U Beasley 17U PG WWBA Pool Play Marietta, GA W 7-2 Milewski
Sunday July 11 2:00 Diamond Devils 17U 17U PG WWBA Pool Play Marietta, GA W 8-5 TBD
Monday July 12 Return Late Playoffs Only 17U PG WWBA Marietta, GA
Tuesday July 13 OFF DAY OFF DAY OFF DAY OFF DAY
Wednesday July 14 6:00 GBG Hawks Time and Location Change Stonehill College Easton, MA L 4-12 Directions Stonehill College
Thursday July 15 OFF OFF OFF OFF
Friday July 16 No Game No Game Boston Invitational NEBC No Game 16U Boston Invit. Link
Saturday July 17 8:00 GBG Northeast Hawks Boston Invitational NEBC Field 2 W 11-0 Milewski, Sacerdote, Doucette, Spadaccini
Saturday July 17 10:15 SNE Stealth Boston Invitational NEBC Field 2 W 9-0 Sokhos-Drude, Bendremer
Sunday July 18 8:00 North Jersey Cardinals Boston Invitational NEBC Field 2 W 9-1 Holcombe, Grady
Sunday July 18 10:15 Maine Lightning Prospects Boston Invitational NEBC Field 3 W 2-1 TBA
Monday July 19 5:00pm So. Maine River Rats Underclass World Series Pool Play NEBC Field 2 W 3-2 16U Underclass Link Spadaccini
Tuesday July 20 8:00am NEB - NH Underclass World Series Pool Play NEBC Field 2 W 5-1 Doucette
Wednesday July 21 8:00am Middlesex Reds Underclass World Series Pool Play NEBC Field 2 W 5-0 Milewski
Wednesday July 21 10:15am Boston Prime - Orange Underclass World Series Pool Play NEBC Field 2 W 10-0 Sacerdote
Thursday July 22 Rain Date Rain Date Underclass World Series NEBC
Friday July 23 10:15am East Coast Eagles Underclass World Series Playoffs NEBC Field 2 W 6-4
Friday July 23 10:15am NE Scorpions Marucci Underclass World Series Semifinals NEBC Field 2 W 9-2
Friday July 23 10:15am Titans Elite (NY) Underclass World Series Championship Game NEBC Field 2 W 7-3
Saturday July 24 OFF OFF BC TEAM Camp CANCELED OFF
Sunday July 25 Canceled Redbirds Redbirds Round Robin Pope Francis HS Springfield, MA Canceled Pope Francis Directions
Monday July 26 OFF OFF OFF OFF
Tuesday July 27 8:45am Workout Day (Position Players ONLY) Northeastern TEAM Camp Northeastern University Parsons Field Northeaster U.
Tuesday July 27 9:30am NJ Rising Rebels Northeastern TEAM Camp Northeastern University L 0-3 Doucette, Sokhos-Drude, Bendremer
Wednesday July 28 7:00pm Boston Prospects Northeastern TEAM Camp Libby Field Weymouth, MA L 3-4 Libby Field Directions Milewski, Spadaccini, Bendremer
Thursday July 29 8:00am Legends Prospects 18U College Prep 9 Inning Classic NEBC Field 2 L 1-7 18U CP 9 Inning Classic Holcombe
Thursday July 29 10:45am Mass Hurricanes 18U College Prep 9 Inning Classic NEBC Field 2 W 15-3 Sacerdote
Friday July 30 8:00am Powerhouse Bulldogs 18U College Prep 9 Inning Classic NEBC Field 2 W 7-4 Spadaccini, Grady, Bendremer
Saturday July 31 8:00am BaySox 17U Prospects 18U College Prep 9 Inning Classic NEBC Field 2 W 7-1 Doucette, Sokhos-Drude, Milewski
August Date Time Opponent Event Site Score Directions Pitchers
Sunday August 1 TBD Pool Play & Playoffs 18U College Prep 9 Inning Classic NEBC Rained Out
Monday August 2 OFF OFF OFF OFF
Tuesday August 3 Not Attending Opening Ceremonies Urban Youth Classic Boston, MA No Games
Wednesday August 4 3:00pm Queens/Nassau Comets Urban Youth Classic UMass Boston Field 1 W 9-0
Wednesday August 4 5:15pm Westchester Academy Urban Youth Classic UMass Boston Field 2 W 1-0
Thursday August 5 3:00pm The BASE Chicago Urban Youth Classic UMass Boston Field 2 Rained Out
Friday August 6 3:15pm Queens Nassau Comets Urban Youth Classic UMass Boston Field 1 L 2-5
Friday August 6 5:30 The BASE Chicago Urban Youth Classic UMass Boston Field 1 W 13-2
Saturday August 7 TBD Playoffs Urban Youth Classic Boston, MA
Sunday August 8 TBD Playoffs Urban Youth Classic Boston, MA
Monday August 9 OFF OFF OFF OFF
Tuesday August 10 OFF OFF OFF OFF
Wednesday August 11 OFF OFF OFF OFF
Thursday August 12 OFF OFF OFF OFF
Friday August 13 9:00am Canes Northeast Top 10 Invitational 18U (Optional - Combined Roster) NEBC Field 2 W 4-0 Top 10 Schedule Link Roster & Pitching Link
Saturday August 14 10:15am Powerhouse Bulldogs Top 10 Invitational 18U NEBC Field 2 W 4-3
Saturday August 14 12:30pm ECNE Expos Top 10 Invitational 18U NEBC Field 2 L 4-11
Sunday August 15 TBD Playoffs Top 10 Invitational 18U DNQ
End of Season