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TEAM SCHEDULE Updated April 4, 2021 at 9:44 am

17U Ruffnecks 2021 Summer Outlook

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The 17U season is considered the Ruffnecks “Senior” year.  The 17U roster is comprised largely of rising seniors, as defined for the summer of 2021, players in the HS graduation class of 2022.  For most players, the Ruffnecks season will culminate with a college destination prior to entering the senior year of high school.  Some pursue a post-graduate year at prep schools.  The 17U roster is also populated by some 2023 grads.  The “Seniors” roster is traditionally a large one, with specialization among the pitching staff in particular.  Our roster is comprised of approximately 13-15 positional players for whom we allocate at-bats.  The remainder of the roster features PO’s (Pitchers Only) along with some two-way players.  It is not unusual to have a pitching staff of 10 to 11 pitchers.  All get plenty of work.

The coaching staff works manages the schedule (particularly the pitching schedule) with a professional approach.  There are four full-time coaches who work with the 17U roster.  Among them is a dedicated, professional, pitching coach.  The program is fortunate to have Ace Adams in the role of Pitching Coordinator.  He is accompanied by a staff that includes former professional scout, John Brickley.  The 17U squad is managed by John Toffey and assisted by Brendan Casey.  Other staff roam in and out for instructive purposes.  The 17U team, more than any other in the Ruffnecks program, is collegiate in its approach and execution.  Stamina and focus are in high demand.

Pre-Season & Scout Day

Coaches John Brickley and Ace Adams

The 17U schedule begins in mid-June.  The impact of Covid 19 lingers on high school schedules, which in turn affects our rosters.  As such, the program will commence “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 17U Ruffnecks will travel to several highly competitive events outside our region in 2021.  We also plan to attend the Super17 at Diamond Nation in New Jersey June 21-25.

Travel is an important feature in the “Seniors” experience.  With Covid restrictions and guidelines, the organization did not travel during the summer of 2020.  The disappointment was offset by intensive training, development time, and a robust schedule in our region.  With field reliability and the certainty that comes with playing on a synthetic surface, the 17U Ruffnecks got plenty of on-field experience.  In 2021 we intend to resume our traditional travel schedule.  Destinations are chosen to provide the best competition and exposure for our players.  Significant changes in the recruiting landscape continue to evolve.  Our objective is to put our Seniors in the best places for them in the context of TEAM Baseball.

2021 17U Team Rosters & Schedule

17U Roster "Seniors"

# Last Name First Name Positions School Grad Class Hometown
10 Barry Aidan INF Medford HS 2021 Medford, MA
1 Beverly Scooter LHP, OF Framingham HS 2022 Framingham, MA
17 Bordiuk Skyler RHP Phillips Andover 2022 Lincoln, MA
26 Chutkow Sam OF, RHP Needham HS 2021 Needham, MA
5 Collins Danny RHP Middlesex School 2022 Stow, MA
31 Darnell Dagen RHP Dedham HS 2022 Dedham, MA
Fernandez Matthew LHP Needham HS 2021 Needham, MA
8 Fitzgerald Gabe RHP Brooks School 2022 Roslindale, MA
35 Fosberg Will C, OF Winchendon School 2023 Natick, MA
22 Grundy Ryan 1B, OF Dexter-Southfield 2023 Weston, MA
2 Henshon Mark IF Roxbury Latin 2022 Wellesley, MA
49 Masteralexis Justin LHP, 1B Cushing Academy 2022 Amherst, MA
4 McCullough Jessey IF Lincoln-Sudbury 2021 Sudbury, MA
15 McLaughlin Jack LHP Lawrence Academy 2022 Peterborough, NH
9 Milbert Harrison RHP Phillips Andover 2022 Kingston, MA
11 O'Connell James OF, RHP Boston College HS 2022 Dorchester, MA
3 Robbins Elijah RHP Wachusett Regional 2022 Holden, MA
13 Spadaccini Edo C Brooks School 2022 Lexington, MA
16 Taveras Diego C, OF O'Bryant HS 2022 Boston, MA
12 Tully John RHP, OF Worcester Academy 2022 Framingham, MA
6 Valdez Jeffrey IF St. Sebastian's 2023 Boston, MA
9 Ward Hagen RHP St. Sebastian's 2023 Wellesley, MA
21 Whitfield Malcolm C, OF Roxbury Latin 2022 Dedham, MA
19 Williams Ben OF Hanover HS 2023 Hanover, NH

Schedule Updated April 4, 2021 at 9:44 am

Additional changes may be made to the schedule in April and May.

17U Ruffnecks Schedule 2021

May Date Time Opponent Event Site Score Directions
Monday May 31 6:00 N/A Organizational Meeting Fay School Southborough
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 11:30am 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 Possible Travel Day to New Jersey Super17 at Diamond Nation Flemington, NJ
Monday June 21 TBD Pool Play Super17 at Diamond Nation Flemington, NJ
Tuesday June 22 TBD Pool Play Super17 at Diamond Nation Flemington, NJ
Wednesday June 23 TBD Pool Play Super17 at Diamond Nation Flemington, NJ
Thursday June 24 TBD Pool Play Super17 at Diamond Nation Flemington, NJ
Friday June 25 TBD Pool Play Super17 at Diamond Nation Flemington, NJ
Saturday June 26 10:00am Team Cape Cod Exhibition Cape Cod
Sunday June 27 OFF OFF OFF OFF
Monday June 28 TBD Pool Play 17U PG25 Super Regional NEBC
Tuesday June 29 TBD Pool Play 17U PG25 Super Regional NEBC
Wednesday June 30 TBD Pool/Playoffs 17U PG25 Super Regional NEBC
July Date Time Opponent Event Site Score Directions
Thursday July 1 TBD Pool Play 18U Firecracker Rhode Island
Friday July 2 TBD Pool Play 18U Firecracker Rhode Island
Saturday July 3 TBD Pool Play 18U Firecracker Rhode Island
Sunday July 4 TBD Playoffs 18U Firecracker Rhode Island
Monday July 5 TBD Pool Play Boston Invitational NEBC
Tuesday July 6 TBD Pool Play Boston Invitational NEBC
Wednesday July 7 OFF OFF OFF OFF
Thursday July 8 TBD Pool Play Boston OPEN NEBC
Friday July 9 TBD Pool Play Boston OPEN NEBC
Saturday July 10 TBD Pool Play Boston OPEN NEBC
Sunday July 11 TBD Pool/Playoffs Boston OPEN NEBC
Monday July 12 TBD Championship Boston OPEN NEBC
Tuesday July 13 OFF OFF OFF OFF
Wednesday July 14 Afternoon Practice BP, Team Work, Pens NEBC
Thursday July 15 Afternoon Practice BP, Team Work, Pens NEBC
Friday July 16 TBD TBD BC TEAM Camp Boston College
Saturday July 17 TBD TBD BC TEAM Camp Boston College
Sunday July 18 TBD TBD BC TEAM Camp Boston College
Monday July 19 OFF OFF OFF OFF
Tuesday July 20 Afternoon Practice BP, Team Work, Pens NEBC
Wednesday July 21 5:00pm Team Cape Cod 1 - 9 Inning Gm Cape Cod
Thursday July 22 OFF OFF OFF OFF
Friday July 23 TBD TBD Northeastern TEAM Camp Northeastern University
Saturday July 24 TBD TBD Northeastern TEAM Camp Northeastern University
Sunday July 25 TBD TBD Northeastern TEAM Camp Northeastern University
Monday July 26 Travel Day Time TBD to Arizona Surprise, AZ
Tuesday July 27 TBD TBD Surprise, AZ
Wednesday July 28 TBD TBD Surprise, AZ
Thursday July 29 TBD TBD Surprise, AZ
Friday July 30 TBD TBD Surprise, AZ
Saturday July 31 Return Travel Day TBD Surprise, AZ
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 Afternoon Practice BP, Team Work, Pens NEBC
Wednesday August 4 Travel Day Time TBD to Ohio Tournament of Champions Cincinnati, OH
Thursday August 5 TBD Pool Play Tournament of Champions Cincinnati, OH
Friday August 6 TBD Pool Play Tournament of Champions Cincinnati, OH
Saturday August 7 TBD Pool Play Tournament of Champions Cincinnati, OH
Sunday August 8 TBD Playoffs Tournament of Champions Cincinnati, OH
Monday August 9 Return Travel 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 TBD TBD Top 10 Invitational 18U NEBC
Saturday August 14 TBD TBD Top 10 Invitational 18U NEBC
Sunday August 15 TBD TBD Top 10 Invitational 18U NEBC
End of Season