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TEAM SCHEDULE Updated June 24, 2021 at 11:40 pm

17U Ruffnecks 2021 Summer Outlook

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 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 populated by 2022’s and 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 11 to 12 pitchers.  All get plenty of work.

The coaching staff works and 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

The 17U schedule begins in mid-June.  The impact of Covid 19 lingers on high school schedules, which in turn affects our start date and having a full roster.  As such, 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 17U Ruffnecks will travel to several highly competitive events outside our region in 2021.  The travel season starts with attendance at the Super17 at Diamond Nation in New Jersey June 21-25.

Travel & Current Tournament Updates

Travel is an important feature in the “Seniors” experience.  In 2021 we resume our intensive travel schedule.  Destinations are chosen to provide the best competition and exposure for our players.  Our objective is to put our Seniors in the best places for them in the context of TEAM Baseball.  The team will travel to New Jersey, Arizona, and Ohio in the summer of  2021.

Super 17 at Diamond Nation: Flemington, NJ June 21-25

The 17U Ruffnecks opened at Diamond Nation June 21-24.  The “Senior” Ruffnecks took three out of four games.  Dante LeRoy started on the mound and pitched three effective innings.  Scooter Beverly pitched two and Dylan Knightly pitched the final frame in a time-shortened six inning 7-3 win.  Edo Spadaccini and James O’Connell had two hits each among the 9 hits for the Ruffnecks.

In Game 2 on Tuesday, June 22, The Ruffnecks lost 3-1.  Hagan Ward pitched two shutout innings.  Dante D’Avanzo drove in the sole run and Mark Henshon doubled for the Ruffnecks only two hits.  Wednesday, June 23 saw the ‘Necks bounce back with a decisive 5-1 win behind the pitching of Skyler Bordiuk, John Tully, and Danny Collins.

The Ruffnecks won their final game in comeback fashion in the bottom of the sixth.  Trailing 4-2, the Ruffnecks loaded the bases.  A two-run pinch hit double by Dante D’Avanzo gave the ‘Necks the lead 5-4.  Scooter Beverly drove in the 6th run with a pinch hit single.  Gabe Fitzgerald pitched well in the start.

2021 17U Team Rosters & Schedule

17U Roster "Seniors"

# Last Name First Name Positions School Grad Class Hometown
10 Barry Aidan INF Choate 2022 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 Deerfield Academy 2022 Needham, MA
5 Collins Danny RHP Middlesex School 2022 Stow, MA
31 Darnell Dagen RHP Noble & Greenough 2023 Dedham, MA
14 Fernandez Matthew LHP Winchendon 2022 Needham, MA
8 Fitzgerald Gabe RHP Brooks School 2022 Roslindale, MA
22 Grundy Ryan 1B, OF Dexter-Southfield 2023 Weston, MA
2 Henshon Mark IF Roxbury Latin 2022 Wellesley, MA
23 Knightly Dylan RHP St. Sebastian's 2022 Dedham, MA
24 LeRoy Dante RHP Winchendon 2022 Keene, NH
49 Masteralexis Justin LHP, 1B Cushing Academy 2022 Amherst, MA
4 McCullough Jessey IF Phillips Andover 2022 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 Cushing Academy 2023 Boston, MA
12 Tully John RHP, OF Worcester Academy 2022 Framingham, MA
6 Valdez Jeffrey IF St. Sebastian's 2023 Boston, MA
9 Ward Hagan RHP St. Sebastian's 2023 Wellesley, MA
21 Whitfield Malcolm C, OF Roxbury Latin 2022 Dedham, MA
Coach First Coach Last Position Years
John Toffey Mgr 7th Year
John Brickley 1B Coach/Asst 8th Year
Brendan Casey Hitting/Asst 6th Year
Ace Adams Pitching 2nd Year

Schedule Updated June 24, 2021 at 11:40 pm
Saturday, June 26 at Team Cape Cod Time changed to 12:00.  Report at 10:30
Sunday, June 27 at GBG Hawks is canceled.
17U PG Super25 Schedule, June 28-30 is posted.
Firecracker Schedule: Thursday, July 1 (Only) 1:00 and 3:15 at URI
Friday, July 2 & Saturday, July 3 are now OFF Days.
Boston Invitational Schedule July 4-6 is posted.  We play 7:15pm Sunday, July 4 at NEBC
Ohio Tournament Schedule is Posted August 4-8

17U Ruffnecks Schedule 2021

May Date Time Opponent Event Site Score Directions Pitchers
Monday May 31 6:00 N/A Organizational Meeting Fay School Southborough Canceled
June Date Time Opponent Event Site Score Directions Pitchers
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 7:30am 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 OFF OFF OFF OFF
Monday June 21 4:30pm Maryland Monarchs Super17 at Diamond Nation Flemington, NJ W 7-3 Super17 Link LeRoy, Beverly, Knightly
Tuesday June 22 2:15pm Bucks County Generals Super17 at Diamond Nation Flemington, NJ L 1-3 McLaughlin, Milbert, Ward
Wednesday June 23 8:30pm Bell Ringers Super17 at Diamond Nation Flemington, NJ W 5-1 Bordiuk, Collins, Tully
Thursday June 24 2:15pm Next Level Titans Super17 at Diamond Nation Flemington, NJ W 6-4 Fitzgerald, Chutkow
Friday June 25 8:00am Titus Baseball Super17 at Diamond Nation Flemington, NJ Canceled
Saturday June 26 Noon Team Cape Cod Doubleheader McKeon Field Hyannis, MA McKeon Field Directions
Sunday June 27 Canceled GBG Hawks Canceled Xaverian Bros. HS Canceled
Monday June 28 2:00 Ocean State Titans 17U PG25 Super Regional Pool Play Nichols College 17U PG25 Link
Monday June 28 7:15 Maine Lightning 17U PG25 Super Regional Pool Play NEBC Field 2
Tuesday June 29 7:15 Double Play Invaders 17U PG25 Super Regional Pool Play NEBC Field 1
Wednesday June 30 10:15 Clubhouse 2022 Prospects 17U PG25 Super Regional Pool Play NEBC Field 1
July Date Time Opponent Event Site Score Directions Pitchers
Thursday July 1 1:00 Northeast Eagles 18U Showcase 18/19U Firecracker University of Rhode Island Firecracker Link
Thursday July 1 3:15 Clinton County Mariners 18/19U Firecracker University of Rhode Island
Saturday July 3 OFF OFF OFF OFF
Saturday July 3 OFF OFF OFF OFF
Sunday July 4 7:15pm East Cobb Patriots Boston Invitational NEBC Field 1
Monday July 5 11:30 Maine Lightning Prospects Boston Invitational Babson College
Monday July 5 2:45 Jersey Shore Riptides Boston Invitational NEBC Field 2
Tuesday July 6 7:15pm Bay Sox Boston Invitational NEBC Field 2
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 Whitehouse Field Harwich, MA
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 17U PG World Series Surprise, AZ
Tuesday July 27 TBD Pool Play 17U PG World Series Surprise, AZ
Wednesday July 28 TBD Pool Play 17U PG World Series Surprise, AZ
Thursday July 29 TBD Pool Play 17U PG World Series Surprise, AZ
Friday July 30 TBD Playoffs 17U PG World Series Surprise, AZ
Saturday July 31 Return Travel Day Playoffs Championship 17U PG World Series Surprise, AZ
August Date Time Opponent Event Site Score Directions Pitchers
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
Wednesday August 4 7:00pm 5 Star National 2023 (TX) Tournament of Champions University of Cincinnati
Thursday August 5 10:00am Landshark Elite (IN) Tournament of Champions Meinkin Field Cincinnati, OH
Thursday August 5 4:45pm Colorado Recruits (CO_ Tournament of Champions Miami of Ohio University
Friday August 6 8:00am Adidas Academy Tournament of Champions Roselawn 3 Cincinnati, OH
Saturday August 7 TBD Playoffs Tournament of Champions Cincinnati, OH
Sunday August 8 TBD Playoffs & Return Travel Tournament of Champions Cincinnati, OH
Monday August 9 OFF OFF Official End of Season 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 (Optional - Combined Roster) NEBC
Saturday August 14 TBD TBD Top 10 Invitational 18U (Optional - Combined Roster) NEBC
Sunday August 15 TBD TBD Top 10 Invitational 18U (Optional - Combined Roster) NEBC
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