A Cooperstown Calling
Syracuse MSBL was represented in style, as the Ryan Abbott run Syracuse Brewers team took 2nd place in a 6 team field tournament in the baseball capital! Players from the Brewers, Dirt Jays, Swampers, Yankees, Reds, with some Albany player support came together to play 5 games in three days, ending with 3 wins and 2 losses. On Friday, day 1, game 1 of the tournament the Syracuse Brewers take down the eventual champs in style with a big 8-0 win. Game 2 was much more of the same as we took out our second opponent 7-1, to end the first day of the tournament 2-0. Saturday morning brought a new awakening as the Brewers got tripped up, losing the only game that we played that day, but riding on our day 1 domination, we still secured the #1 seed going into the playoff rounds. Doubleday double header on day 3, with the win and go on or loss and go home semi-finals, saw the Brewers struggle offensively but got things rolling the third time through the order to eliminate a very good Cubs team. Championship game found us doing everything right and ending up with nothing. Ever hard hit was right at someone, and ever bloop hanging up long enough to be caught. In the end, it was a great weekend, with great weather, great teamwork, great comradery, and excellent baseball! Back Row (left to right): Jason Heindorf, Todd Przybycien, Dan Kernan, Tim Daniluk, Josh Goodbred, Anthony Paparo, Gary Rozyczko, Ryan Abbott, Gregg Earl. Front Row (left to right): Billy McConnell, Bryan Atkins, Rob Allen, Jeff Lelievre, Ben Julian, Matt Moore.