NORWALK, Conn. -- The Norwalk Revolution 16-and-under baseball team won the Jay Lamando Summer Slam Tournament Crown in Wappinger Falls, N.Y. last weekend.
In pool play, the Revolution posted a 2-1 record, besting the Mid Hudson Valley Tigers 4-3 Friday night behind the four- hit pitching of Jack Letizia. On Saturday they fell to the Hudson Valley Falcons 15-8 and then went on to beat the Bombers Baseball Club in the nightcap via run rule 11-1. Zach Hurd allowed no hits through 3 innings of work and Ryan Williams picked up the save. The Revolution 16s were seeded fourth going into the championship round.
In the semifinals on Sunday afternoon, the Revolution faced the number 1 seeded Falcons (3-0 in pool play) a team they lost to in pool play. Zach Hurd toed the rubber, scattering six hits for the complete game victory, 13-5. Tom Troy led the way with a 4 for 4 effort scoring 3 times while Ari Lander and Chris Restaino had two hits and scored twice.
The championship game pitted the Revolution 16s against the second-seeded Field Generals. The Revolution struck first as Tom Troy singled, stole second and scored on a Zach Hurd single. The Field Generals scored twice in the bottom of the inning to take the lead. That’s all the scoring the Revolution would allow.
In the top of the second the Revolution erupted for six runs to pull away. They would also score a run in the third and fourth innings making the score 9-2. Jack Letizia (3 innings) and Cory Acevedo (4 innings) and the Revolution defense shut the Field Generals out the rest of the way for the championship.
Offensively, Tom Troy and Ari Lander had 3 hits apiece and Matt Troy, Zach Hurd, Jeff Joslyn, Nick Covino and Dax Generoso all had 2 hits.
Photo: Kneeling left to right: Chris Restaino, Matt Troy, Tom Troy, Cory Acevedo. Standing left to right: Coach Tom Troy, Ari Lander, Nick Covino, Zach Hurd, Jeff Joslyn, Dax Generoso, Ryan Williams, Jack Letizia, Coach Wally Hurd, Jay Lamando (tournament namesake).
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