Friday, 14 August 2009 00:00
The 13U Long Island Braves became the NJBL American Division Summer Champions by defeating the Long Island Baymen in a two-game sweep at Allen Park on Aug. 8. The Braves, finishing in first place for the regular season with an impressive 17-3-2 record in NJBL’s top division, fought off a very powerful Hurricanes squad in the first round of the playoffs at Geise Park earlier in the week before facing the LI Baymen in the finals. Earlier this month, the 13U Braves compiled an overall 5-1 record in the Triple Crown Hudson Valley Elite Series in Newburgh, NY and the Dan Duquette Academy Summer Heat Tournament in Hinsdale, MA. They are scheduled to compete in the upcoming East Coast National Tournament and Labor Day Tournament at the Baseball Heaven Sports Complex.