1) Connecticut Outlaws
The Connecticut Outlaws, from Middletown CT and the Advanced Sportsplex, finish 2017 as the #1 ranked Firecracker Baseball team in our 15u Rankings. The Outlaws ran the table in their 6 4th of July Showcase Tournament Games, allowing only 11 runs along the way. Sean Donlan was the Head Coach of the Outlaws, and led a roster of the following 14 players to the Championship: Andrew Donlan, Bryan Dinnis, Jonathan Civiello, John Damore, Paul Damore, Sam Holley, Jack Colella, Hugh Barrett, Louis Barber, Robert Synodi, Brandon Casanova, Carter Shulter, Riley Gravel, and Nikolaj Freschlin. Barrett was named Tournament MVP for the 4th of July Showcase Event.
2) GBG Hawks Black
GBG Hawks Black, out of RBI Baseball Academy in Foxboro MA, check in as the Firecracker Baseball #2 team in our 15u rankings for 2017. GBG was a finalist in our 2017 4th of July Showcase Tournament Event, with an overall record of 5-1. The Hawks were led by General Manager Joe Breen and Head Coach and Owner of RBI Baseball Academy Paul Rappoli. Their roster consisted of the following 13 players: Robbie Jarest, Chris McLean, Michael DeBolt, Reece Rappoli, Evan Gibb, Colin Plante, Will Jarvis, Luke Silvia, Daniel Donato, Jack Magrane, Jackson Walonis, Chris Sawyer, and Griffin O?Connor. As the all-time leader in appearances at Firecracker Events, we look forward to seeing the GBG Hawks return in 2018 to participate in our 4th of July Showcase Tournament!
3) Southern Maine River Rats
The Southern Maine River Rats, out of Portland Maine and the Hitters Count Training Facility, finished 2017 as the Firecracker Baseball #3 team in our 15u rankings. The team made it the Semifinals of the 4th of July Showcase Tournament, finishing the event with a 5-1 record. The River Rats were led by General Manager Jason Lariviere and Head Coach Chris Gadway. The roster consisted of the following 15 players: Bailey Walker, Liam Nash, Zander Lizotte, Christopher Cimino, Ethan Hamilton, Connor Sullivan, Cody Holman, Patrick Sawyer, Ryan Lefebvre, Nick Thompson, Karl Ezepek, Luke Knowles, Jack Tracy, Cameron Phinney, and Noah Lewis. We look forward to the River Rats returning to our 4th of July Showcase, as well as their sending multiple teams to the 1st ever All American Classic in Portland in 2018!
15U Honorable Mention Teams for 2017: Boston Prospects, Long Island Tigers 2020