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Home Run Classic a big hit at 'The Nation'

The 62-team Home Run Classic kicked off the summer season in style last weekend at Diamond Nation in Flemington, N.J.

 

Here are the championship results in four age groups and in a total of six tournament brackets.

 

10U CHAMPIONS

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The Renegades put on a fine show on their way to the 10U Home Run Classic championship. The Renegades defeated the Diamond Jacks Super 10U, 8-0, in the final. The Renegades went 4-0 in the tournament and outscored their opponents 60-20. The Super 10U (2-2) lost both of its games to the Renegades. The Super 10U outscored its opponents 34-26. The Redbirds’ Jack Wilhelm was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player.

 

11U CHAMPIONS

The Diamond Jacks Super 11U squad has carried its hot spring into June, defeating the West Chester Dragons, 15-5, in the 11U Home Run Classic. The Super 11U went 4-0 and posted a gaudy 80-7 runs differential in the tournament. The Dragons (3-1), which permitted just five runs in their first three games, held a 42-20 runs advantage on their opponents. The Super 11U’s Sal Garcia and Dean Mantuano were named the tournament’s co-Most Valuable Players.

 

15U BLUE BRACKET CHAMPIONS

The Baltimore Redbirds nipped Locked-In Expos, 4-2, to capture the 15U (Blue Bracket) Home Run Classic championship. The Redbirds (4-0-1) held a 29-12 runs advantage on its opponents. Locked-In (3-1-1) outscored its tournament opponents 25-13.

 

15U RED BRACKET CHAMPIONS

Kings Baseball (3-0-1) permitted just three runs on its way to the 15U (Red Bracket) Home Run Classic final and was in line to oppose the Rockland Pirates (3-1-1) but the championship game was rained out. Kings Baseball outscored its opponents 32-3 while the Piratges held a 27-14 runs advantage on its tournament opponents.

 

17/18U WHITE BRACKET CHAMPIONS

The East Coast Lumberjacks (4-0) defeated Rockland Showcase 16U, 9-1, in the 17/18U (White Bracket) Home Run Classic championship game. The Lumberjacks outscored their tournament opponents 29-4. Rockland (3-1-1) held a 29-21 runs margin on their opponents.

 

17/18U RED BRACKET CHAMPIONS

The Long Island Elite 2019 (3-0-1) and Jersey Boyz Baseball (3-0-2) played extremely clean baseball and utilized excellent pitching to reach the 17/18U (Red Bracket) championship game but rain put an end to the potentially outstanding final. Long Island outscored its opponents 12-4 while the Jersey Boyz fended off their opponents to the tune of a 20-6 margin. 

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