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17U Ruffnecks 2022

Updated August 8, 2022 at 4:56 am

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TEAM ROSTER | TEAM SCHEDULE

The 17U season is considered the Ruffnecks “Senior” year.  The 17U roster is comprised largely of rising seniors, as defined for the summer of 2022, as players in the HS graduation class of 2023.  The “Senior” roster features and experienced pitching staff with 4 hurlers returning from this past summer.  The staff is led by Notre Dame commit Hagan Ward, Cornell University commit, Huxley Holcombe, and along with returning pitchers Eli Robbins, Gabe Fitzgerald, and Dagen Darnell.

For most players, the Ruffnecks  17U season culminates with a college destination prior to entering the senior year of high school.  Some pursue a post-graduate year at prep schools.  This year is no different as the 17U roster is populated by several 2022’s who plan to attend prep school.  The “Seniors” roster is traditionally a large one.  It is comprised of approximately 13-14 positional players for whom we allocate at-bats.  The remainder of the roster features pitchers who focus their summer efforts entirely as pitchers.  It is not unusual to have a pitching staff of 11 to 12 arms.  All get plenty of work.

The coaching staff works and manages the schedule (particularly the pitching schedule) with a professional approach.  There are up to four full-time coaches who work with the 17U roster.  Among them is a dedicated, professional, pitching coach in Ace Adams who also serves in the role of Pitching Coordinator for the entire program.  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.

Schedule: Pre-Season & 2022 Scout Day

The 17U schedule begins in mid-June.  The program commences “Pre-Season” training the week of June 6th 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 Tuesday, June 14.  The Pre-Season workouts create an opportunity for players who have finished their spring seasons to recalibrate and get preparatory work done with instructive supervision.  The primary objective is development and preparation.  The 17U Ruffnecks plan travel to several highly competitive events outside our region again in 2022.  The travel season starts with attendance at the Super17 at Diamond Nation in New Jersey June 20-24.  The 17’s also plan to return to Arizona to compete in the Perfect Game 17U World Series.  They finish the season at the Tournament of Champions in Cincinnati, Ohio August 2-7.

17U Roster "Seniors"

# Last Name First Name Positions School Grad Class Hometown
4 Barlage Brennan INF Belmont Hill 2023 Wellesley, MA
1 Benestad James C St. John's 2023 Northborough, MA
31 Darnell Dagen RHP Noble & Greenough 2023 Dedham, MA
7 D'Avanzo Dante IF St. Mark's School 2023 Ashland, MA
8 Fitzgerald Gabe RHP Brooks School 2023 New York, NY
35 Fosberg William C, OF Natick HS 2023 Natick, MA
3 Gomez Max OF Phillips Andover 2023 Cohasset, MA
13 Grady Trevor OF, IF, RHP Phillips Andover 2023 Sterling, MA
22 Grundy Ryan 1B, OF Dexter-Southfield 2023 Weston, MA
33 Henshon James IF Roxbury Latin 2024 Wellesley, MA
5 Holcombe Huxley LHP Worcester Academy 2023 Brattleboro, VT
12 Keusch Ian RHP Rivers School 2023 Dover, MA
26 Milewski John RHP, 1B Belmont Hill 2023 Framingham, MA
9 Robbins Elijah RHP Wachusett Regional 2022 Holden, MA
11 Sacerdote Sam RHP, OF, IF Hanover HS 2023 Hanover, NH
15 Shea Peter LHP Deerfield Academy 2023 Boston, MA
16 Skourides Dimitri LHP Winchendon School 2023 Arlington, MA
45 Sokhos-Drude Jack RHP Newton North 2022 Newton, MA
2 Spadaccini Matthew RHP Phillips Andover 2023 Lexington, MA
17 Sullivan Daniel C, OF St. Paul's Schooo 2024 Dover, MA
16 Taveras Diego C, OF Cushing Academy 2023 Boston, MA
6 Valdez Jeffrey IF St. Sebastian's 2023 Boston, MA
23 Ward Hagan RHP St. Sebastian's 2023 Wellesley, MA
19 Williams Ben OF Avon Old Farms 2024 Hanover, NH
Coach First Coach Last Position Years
Kevin Casey Mgr 8th Year
John Brickley 1B Coach/Asst 10th Year
Ace Adams Pitching 3rd Year

Page Updated August 8, 2022 at 4:56 am
End of Season: Congratulations “Seniors”

17U Ruffnecks Schedule 2022

June Date Time Opponent Event Site Score Directions Pitchers
Monday June 6 8:30am to 11:30am Pre-Season Practice BP, Skill Work, Pitchers NEBC
Tuesday June 7 8:30am to 11:30am Pre-Season Practice BP, Skill Work, Pitchers NEBC
Wednesday June 8 8:30am to 11:30am Pre-Season Practice BP, Skill Work, Pitchers NEBC
Thursday June 9 8:30am to 11:30am Pre-Season Practice BP, Skill Work, Pitchers NEBC
Friday June 10 8:30am to 11:30am Pre-Season Practice BP, Skill Work, Pitchers NEBC
Saturday June 11 Canceled US9 Prospects Canceled Canceled 6/2
Sunday June 12 OFF OFF OFF OFF
Monday June 13 8:30am to 11:30am Pre-Season Practice BP, Skill Work, Pitchers NEBC
Tuesday June 14 8:30am to 1:00pm SCOUT DAY Drills & Evaluations Red vs. Blue Game NEBC
Wednesday June 15 8:30am to 11:30am Pre-Season Practice BP, Skill Work, Pitchers NEBC
Thursday June 16 8:30am to 11:30am Pre-Season Practice BP, Skill Work, Pitchers NEBC
Friday June 17 OFF OFF OFF OFF
Saturday June 18 1:00pm 17U vs. 16U Ruffnecks Scrimmage Roxbury Latin
Sunday June 19 Canceled Team Cape Cod Canceled Canceled 6/2
Monday June 20 6:30pm Time to Sign Scout Team Pool Play Super17 Flemington, NJ DN Field 3 W 12-5 Super17 at Diamond Nation Ward, Holcombe, Sokhos-Drude
Tuesday June 21 8:30pm Rawlings Prospects (MD) Pool Play Super17 Flemington, NJ DN Field 1 W 7-2 Darnell, Spadaccini
Wednesday June 22 2:15pm Philadelphia Reds Pool Play Super17 Flemington, NJ DN Field 7 W 9-1 Sacerdote, Fitzgerald, Skourides
Thursday June 23 8:00am ASBA Futures Pool Play Super17 Flemington, NJ DN Field 5 W 10-3 Robbins, Kuesch, Milewski
Friday June 24 OFF OFF OFF OFF
Saturday June 25 8:00am New York Blue Sox 17U PG WWBA NE Championships Pool Play NEBC Field 2 T 2-2 17U PG WWBA Link Darnell
Sunday June 26 9:00am Next Level Beast 17U PG WWBA NE Championships Pool Play Dean College L 0-6 Sacerdote
Monday June 27 6:50pm (Postponed) Show NE 16U Showcase 17U PG WWBA NE Championships Pool Play NEBC Field 2 Rained Out
Tuesday June 28 12:00pm Show NE 16U Showcase 17U PG WWBA NE Championships Pool Play Taunton HS W 2-1 Spadaccini
Tuesday June 28 2:00pm CT Grind 17U PG WWBA NE Championships Pool Play Taunton HS T 6-6 Milewski, Fitzgerald
Wednesday June 29 10:00am Practice Added 6/27 Team Practice Roxbury Latin
Thursday June 30 11:15 East Coast Eagles 18u White 18/19U Firecracker Pool Play Brown University W 12-1 18u/19u July 4th Tourney Link Darnell
Thursday June 30 1:30 Powerhouse Bulldogs 18u Black 18/19U Firecracker Pool Play Brown University W 9-1 TBA
July Date Time Opponent Event Site Score Directions Pitchers
Friday July 1 9:00 Swanson Baseball 18/19U Firecracker Pool Play Brown University W 2-0 Ward
Saturday July 2 9:00 Brooklyn Bonnies 19u 18/19U Firecracker Pool Play Brown University W 9-2 Holcombe
Sunday July 3 11:15 CT Capitals 18/19U Firecracker Quarterfinals University of Rhode Island W 8-0 Fitzgerald
Sunday July 3 1:30 Gap 2 Gap 18u 18/19U Firecracker Semifinals University of Rhode Island W 2-1
Monday July 4 1:30 Team Cape Cod 18/19U Firecracker Championship Rhode Island College W 5-0 Spadaccini
Tuesday July 5 Canceled North East Baseball PBR League Game Frasier Field - Lynn, MA Canceled
Wednesday July 6 10:00am On Field Practice Practice Roxbury Latin
Thursday July 7 5:00pm Time to Sign Boston Open Pool Play NEBC Field 2 W 9-0 Boston Open Link Ward, Holcombe, Shea
Friday July 8 8:00am Northeast Supreme Boston Open Pool Play NEBC Field 2 T 2-2 Fitzgerald
Friday July 8 12:30pm Baseball U Anthracite 17u Boston Open Pool Play Marlborough HS W 1-0 Sacerdote
Saturday July 9 3:45pm Wldayka National 18U Boston Open Pool Play Clark University W 1-0 Milewski
Sunday July 10 8:00am TKR Reds/Marlins Scout Boston Open Pool Play St. John's HS L 4-6 Spadaccini
Monday July 11 TBA TBD Boston Open Playoffs NEBC
Tuesday July 12 10:20am Seacoast Pirates 17U PG New England WS Pool Play Greater Lawrence Tech W 5-1 17U PG New England WS Link
Wednesday July 13 12:40 Allstars Academy Select 17U 17U PG New England WS Pool Play 17U PG New England WS NEBC Field 1 W 7-1
Thursday July 14 10:20 MWS Devils Showcase 17U 17U PG New England WS Playoffs 17U PG New England WS NEBC Field 1 W 9-1
Friday July 15 10:20 Seacoast Pirates 17U PG New England WS Playoffs 17U PG New England WS NEBC Field 1 L 0-1
Saturday July 16 OFF OFF OFF OFF
Sunday July 17 OFF OFF OFF OFF
Monday July 18 10:00am Practice Team Hitting Facility
Tuesday July 19 12:00 US9 Prospects PBR League Game Frasier Field - Lynn, MA W 8-0 Fraser Field Directions
Wednesday July 20 10:00am On Field Practice Practice Roxbury Latin
Thursday July 21 TBD Hitting Team Hitting Facility Needham
Friday July 22 9:00am Rip City 17U PBR Summer Invitational Fraser Field, Lynn W 7-1 Sacerdote, Milewski
Friday July 22 11:30am Queens Vipers PBR Summer Invitational Fraser Field, Lynn W 8-0 Holcombe, Spadaccini
Saturday July 23 9:00am LB Expos 2023 PBR Summer Invitational Endicott College W 5-3 Fitzgerald, Darnell
Sunday July 24 9:00am Bandits PBR Summer Invitational Playoffs Endicott College W 6-0
Sunday July 24 2:00pm Show NE PBR Summer Invitational Championship Endicott College W 4-3
Monday July 25 OFF OFF OFF OFF
Tuesday July 26 Travel Day 6:44am Flight to Arizona 17U PG World Series Surprise, AZ 17U PG World Series Link
Tuesday July 26 4:00pm Team Hitting 17U PG World Series Pool Play Surprize, AZ Royals Field 4
Wednesday July 27 11:30 (Revised Start) San Diego Show 17U PG World Series Pool Play Surprize, AZ Royals Field 5 L 1-9
Thursday July 28 7:30am CBA Marucci 17U PG World Series Pool Play Surprize, AZ Royals Field 4 Rained Out
Thursday July 28 12:30pm Lonestar National 2023 - Pena 17U PG World Series Pool Play Surprize, AZ Royals Field 4 Rained Out
Friday July 29 12:30pm 5 Star Performance 2023 17U PG World Series Pool Play Surprize, AZ Royals Field 5 W 13-0
Friday July 29 Canceled CBA Marucci 17U PG World Series Pool Play Surprize, AZ Royals Field 4 Canceled
Saturday July 30 7:00am Lonestar National 2023 - Pena 17U PG World Series Pool Play Surprize, AZ Rangers Field 5 T 5-5
Sunday July 31 OFF OFF OFF OFF
August Date Time Opponent Event Site Score Directions Pitchers
Monday August 1 OFF OFF OFF OFF
Tuesday August 2 CANCELED LB Expos PBR League Game Frasier Field - Lynn, MA CANCELED
Wednesday August 3 Travel Day 6:45am Flight to Ohio Tournament of Champions Cincinnati, OH TOC 18U Scoreboard
Wednesday August 3 4:45pm Northeast Pride National Pool Play Tournament of Champions Cincinnati, OH W 3-1 Bellvue Vet
Thursday August 4 8:00am Slammers Pool Play Tournament of Champions Cincinnati, OH W 7-6 Batavia HS
Thursday August 4 12:15pm Diamond Boys Showcase Pool Play Tournament of Champions Cincinnati, OH W 7-1 Y'All Stadium
Friday August 5 2:30pm Midwest Halos Red Pool Play Tournament of Champions Cincinnati, OH W 5-1 Miami University
Saturday August 6 12:15pm Windy City Black Bracket Play Tournament of Champions Cincinnati, OH W 4-3 Y'All Stadium
Saturday August 6 4:45pm Midwest Futures (Ohio) Bracket Play Tournament of Champions Cincinnati, OH W 1-0 Xavier University
Sunday August 7 10:00am DBacks Elite National Showcase Final Four Diamond Championship Bracket Tournament of Champions Cincinnati, OH L 1-2 Y'All Stadium
Monday August 8 OFF OFF Official End of Season OFF