16U Sectional Champions
Kneeling, Coach Joe Suder
From Left to Right: Manager Dave Tatoian, David Tatoian, Jeff Roedell, Tom Nuneviller, Caleb Hand, Tyler Gotwals, Austin Rodenberger, Taz Zaskoda, Sam Suder, Riley Hager, Austin Hoover, Dan Long, Dan Losinger,
Coach Tom Long, Coach Marc Hoover, Coach John Hand (not pictured - Luke Gotwals)
It was a fantastic season for the Pennridge 16U Williamsport Team. First winning District 20 in 3 games against Center Line/North East (19 - 0), North Central (7 - 5) and North Central again (10 - 0), they then advanced to Sectionals. In Section 6 they beat Tobyhanna (12 - 2), then Council Rock/Northampton (16 - 1 & 14 - 0).
With a Section 6 Championship under their belt, they left for Emporium, PA, to compete in the Pennsylvania State Championship Tournament. In the pool-play tournament, Pennridge went up against Weston Park, the Section 5 champs, and won their opener 7 to 3. They then challenged Green Castle (Section 7 champs) and won their second game 3 to 1. In their third pool play game they finally lost a game against Section 8 champions, Upper Moreland, by a score of 2 to 7, finishing the Eastern Pool with a record of 2 -1.
With a 2nd place position in the Eastern Pool, our 16U team advanced to the championship series where they would face the 1st place team of the Western Pool, Crawford County, Section 1 (3 - 0 record). Pitcher David Tatoian pitched a complete game leading the Pennridge 16U team to a 3 to 1 win, advancing them to the championship game where they again faced Upper Moreland.
In the State Championship game, our 16U team faltered, giving up 9 runs and only scoring 2, ending their season with a 2nd place position in States, the best record ever achieved by a Pennridge 16U team.
We are proud of our players and coaches for what they have accomplished and heartily offer our CONGRATULATIONS!
Pictured in back row from left to right: Coach Paul Demusz,
Jeff Roedell, Luke Demusz, Shane Riggs, Taz Zaskoda, Chris Adams
Pictured in front row from left to right: Coach Joe Suder, Caleb Hand, Dan Losinger, DJ Bryan,
Karl Brill, Austin Hoover, Sam Suder, Will O'Shea, Coach Mike Suder, Coach Kevin Freed
(Note: Not pictured: Team Manager Dave Tatoian and player David Tatoian)
This year Pennridge ITL put 3 teams into travel ball for ages 13 - 18. ITL holds two age brackets: 13 - 15, and 16 - 18.
We are proud to announce that our 15 - 16 year old team, which played in the 16 - 18 year old division went undefeated this season with a record of 12 - 0. Many of the teams we played were primarily 18 year olds, so this feat is noteworthy.
The Pennridge team went on to play in the championship game against a worthy opponent, Upper Dublin, and won. Congratulations Pennridge!
Mark Boyle, Bryce Dickey, Cade Dubree, Luke Faucette, Jared Forscht, Ryan Hirsch, Ryan Lerro, Aidan Link, Gavin McKelvey,
Jimmy Petrik, Satyam Patel,
Jason Dickey (manager), Kurt Dubree (asst coach), Craig Link (asst coach), Mike Lerro (asst coach)