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  • The Green Hornets went 33-15-1 overall this season with an 18-4-1 tournament record and two tournament championships.
    The Green Hornets went 33-15-1 overall this season with an 18-4-1 tournament record and two tournament championships.

10U Select Hornets Sweep Tourney To Close Stellar Season

Colin Murphy
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August 8, 2017

The Green Hornets 10U select baseball players finished the season the way they started it: as champions.

The team of Benji Beisler, Lawson Fenn, Ryder Halloran, Riley Handwerger, Charlie Hartman, Theo Loughlin, Nick Nobleza, Miller Ricker, Cade Schuetter, Gavin Weber and Jacob Williams, led by head coach Chad Hartman and assistant coaches Gavin Weber, James Williams, Phil Ricker and Scott Handwerger, went 5-0 at the Olney Walk the Plank tournament in July, capturing the tournament title with a 7-0 shutout win over the Olney Buccaneers in the final.

As was the case all season, pitching was key for the Green Hornets, who allowed only one hit against the host Buccaneers in seizing the tournament crown and wrapping up a five-game sweep of their final summer tournament, taking first place in a 13-team field.

“All 11 of our players have pitched multiple innings for us this season, and our overall pitching depth is the main reason that we have been able to go deep in tournaments,” said head coach Chad Hartman, whose Green Hornets cruised into the final with a 12-1 win over Arlington Arsenal Blue. “I’m extremely proud of the boys and the effort that they have put in all season long, beginning in the fall.”

The Olney Walk the Plank victory was the winning coda to an outstanding season in which the Green Hornets went a robust 33-15-1 overall and also captured a tournament championship at the Severn Spring Break Tournament to start the year.

In addition to finishing fourth in the 10-team table in the extremely competitive Mid-Atlantic Baseball Association, the team was 18-4-1 in its five tournaments, which included the two trophies as well as a 3-1 performance and second-place finish in the Upper Chesapeake Baseball Festival spring tournament; a bracket, a 4-1 record and second-place finish out of 21 teams in the Upper Chesapeake Baseball Festival Summer Classic; and a 3-1 performance in the Future Stars Firecracker Classic in Hershey Park, in which they fell only to the eventual champion New Jersey Axeman.

“I can’t thank the assistant coaches enough for their time and dedication to teaching the game of baseball the right way and for being great role models to the kids,” said Hartman. “It is a lot of fun to watch [the boys] grow and develop on and off the field.”

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