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TEAM SCHEDULE Updated June 23, 2021 at 3:18 pm

16U Ruffnecks Grow Stronger and Talented

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 several 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 provides 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.  Since we are still affected by the impact of Covid 19 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.

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 June 23, 2021 at 3:18 pm
June 25-27 16U PG Super25 schedule is posted. Pitchers Posted.
June 28-30 17U PG Super25 schedule is posted.
Firecracker Games Schedule:  Friday, July 2 & Saturday, July 3
Please note other schedule changes.  BC TEAM Camp is canceled.  Monitor future updates.

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 16U PG25 Link Milewski
Friday June 25 10:15 CT Tornados 16U PG Super25 Regional Pool Play NEBC Field 1 Holcombe
Saturday June 26 8:00 Middlesex Reds 16U PG Super25 Regional Pool Play NEBC Field 1 Sokhos-Drude
Saturday June 26 10:15 Seacoast Pirates 16U PG Super25 Regional Pool Play NEBC Field 1 Spadaccini
Sunday June 27 TBD Playoffs 16U PG Super25 Regional Playoffs NEBC
Monday June 28 8:00am Mass Hurricanes 17U Elite 17U PG25 Super Regional Pool Play NEBC Field 1 17U PG25 Link Sacerdote (Tent.)
Monday June 29 10:15am NH Prospects 17U 17U PG25 Super Regional Pool Play NEBC Field 1 Doucette (Tent.)
Tuesday June 29 8:30am Team Boston 17U Cabe 17U PG25 Super Regional Pool Play Assabet Regional HS TBA
Wednesday June 30 10:15am Taconic Rangers 17U PG25 Super Regional Pool Play NEBC Field 3 TBA
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 Firecracker Link
Saturday July 3 5:30pm SNE Stealth 19U 18U/19U Firecracker University of Rhode Island
Sunday July 4 OFF OFF OFF OFF
Monday July 5 7:00am Flight Travel Day to GA 17U PG WWBA Marietta, GA
Tuesday July 6 TBD Pool Play 17U PG WWBA Marietta, GA
Wednesday July 7 TBD Pool Play 17U PG WWBA Marietta, GA
Thursday July 8 TBD Pool Play 17U PG WWBA Marietta, GA
Friday July 9 TBD Pool Play 17U PG WWBA Marietta, GA
Saturday July 10 TBD Pool Play 17U PG WWBA Marietta, GA
Sunday July 11 TBD Pool Play 17U PG WWBA Marietta, GA
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 5:00 GBG Hawks 9 Innings Xaverian Bros. Westwood, MA
Thursday July 15 OFF OFF OFF OFF
Friday July 16 TBD Pool Play Only Boston Invitational NEBC
Saturday July 17 TBD Pool Play Only Boston Invitational NEBC
Sunday July 18 TBD Pool Play Only Boston Invitational NEBC
Monday July 19 TBD TBD Underclass World Series NEBC
Tuesday July 20 TBD TBD Underclass World Series NEBC
Wednesday July 21 TBD TBD Underclass World Series NEBC
Thursday July 22 TBD TBD Underclass World Series NEBC
Friday July 23 OFF OFF BC TEAM Camp CANCELED OFF
Saturday July 24 TBD Pending Reschedule BC TEAM Camp CANCELED Pending Reschedule
Sunday July 25 TBD Pending Reschedule BC TEAM Camp CANCELED Pending Reschedule
Monday July 26 OFF OFF OFF OFF
Tuesday July 27 TBD Pool Play Only Northeastern TEAM Camp Northeastern University
Wednesday July 28 TBD Pool Play Only Northeastern TEAM Camp Northeastern University
Thursday July 29 TBD Pool Play Only Northeastern TEAM Camp Northeastern University
Friday July 30 TBD Pool Play 18U College Prep 9 Inning Classic NEBC
Saturday July 31 TBD Pool Play 18U College Prep 9 Inning Classic NEBC
August Date Time Opponent Event Site Score Directions
Sunday August 1 TBD Pool Play & Playoffs 18U College Prep 9 Inning Classic NEBC
Monday August 2 OFF OFF OFF OFF
Tuesday August 3 TBD Pool Play Urban Youth Classic Boston, MA
Wednesday August 4 TBD Pool Play Urban Youth Classic Boston, MA
Thursday August 5 TBD Pool Play Urban Youth Classic Boston, MA
Friday August 6 TBD Pool Play Urban Youth Classic Boston, MA
Saturday August 7 TBD Playoffs Urban Youth Classic Boston, MA
Sunday August 8 TBD Playoffs Urban Youth Classic Boston, MA
Monday August 9 Official End of Season
Tuesday August 10 OFF OFF OFF OFF
Wednesday August 11 OFF OFF OFF OFF
Thursday August 12 OFF OFF OFF OFF
Friday August 13 TBD TBD Top 10 Invitational 18U (Optional - Combined Roster) NEBC
Saturday August 14 TBD TBD Top 10 Invitational 18U NEBC
Sunday August 15 TBD TBD Top 10 Invitational 18U (Optional - Combined Roster) NEBC
End of Final Event