Morris Baseball took advantage of the relatively dry Memorial Day weekend by having every team in action. The 11U, 12U American, 12U National, 13U American, 13U National, 14U American, and 14U National all participated in the Perfect Game Super 25 and CABA regional at Ho-Chunk Sports Complex in Lynwood, Illinois. Every one of Morris’ teams put up a respectable showing, each winning at least one game while the Morris 11U stole the show making into championship Monday. Morris 11U however, fell in the semi final to the Michiana Scrappers out of South Bend, Indiana.
The 10U Morris team decided to take a trip down I-80 and play in the Fighting For A Cure tournament in Bourbonnais, IL. The 10U went a perfect 2-0 in pool play defeating both Lincoln Way Prospects Black and Orange. They continued their dominance defeating neighbors Outsiders 13-3 in the opening round of bracket play and continued to rout Barracks Baseball 18-3 and then Lincoln Way Prospects Black 12-4 to win the championship.
Morris Baseball is proud to offer a different take on your traditional summer baseball camp. Morris Baseball will offer 3 different camps on 3 different days, a fielding camp on Mondays, catching camp on Tuesdays, and hitting camp on Wednesdays. These camps are offered for children 9-13 and will run from 9:00am to 11:30am. The cost for each camp is $150 for the month, or $50 for 1 session.
The fielding camp on Mondays will be hosted by Trey Polewski. Trey Polewski is going into his Sophomore year at Tallahassee Community College in Tallahassee, Florida. Out of high school, Trey was ranked the #1 second baseman in South Carolina from Diamond Prospects and the #6 ranked Shortstop in South Carolina according to Perfect Game. Trey spent his freshman year at Armstrong Atlantic before Armstrong merged with Georgia Southern thus disbanding Armstrong Atlantic athletic program. Trey will play for the Southland Vikings this summer.
The catching camp on Tuesdays will be hosted by former Northwest Indiana standout and current Quincy University catching coach Kevin Franchetti. Kevin Franchetti is an Andrean graduate where he was able to capture a State Title both as a player (09) and as a coach (14). After graduating from Andrean, Kevin played his college ball at Ball State University for 3 years and finished his college career at Carson Newman (TN). After college, Franchetti played two years for the Lake Erie Crushers of the Frontier League before taking his talents to the coaching ranks at Quincy University.
The hitting camp on Wednesdays will be conducted by Alex Triantafillo. Alex is a former assistant coach of Purdue Northwest (formerly Purdue Calumet) and current instructor and 12u coach for Morris Baseball. Triantafillo played his college ball at NCAA DII West Liberty University (WV) and played one season overseas in Ulm, Germany for the Ulm Falcons. After retiring from professional baseball, Alex returned to Northwest Indiana and became an Assistant Coach for the inaugural Purdue University Calumet Baseball team, working with the hitters and as a recruiter for the new program. In addition to coaching collegiate baseball, Alex spent the last 4 summers coaching travel baseball, giving lessons and coaching at various camps, most notably with USA Baseball and at Notre Dame University this past summer.
Morris 14U decided to give something a little better than flowers to their mothers, and that was a tournament championship.
Morris 14U went a perfect 3-0 in pool play scoring 44 runs while giving up only 3. Morris defeated the NWI Shocker 15-0, Outsiders Baseball Club 18-3 and NWI Shockers – Grey 11-0.
The 3-0 record was good enough for Morris to be the number 1 seed and play the Indiana Breakers for the championship. The bats didn’t disappoint as Morris routed the Breakers 9-1.
Morris Baseball 13U came out with the bats hot this weekend winning all three games in pool play by a combined score of 33-3 defeating the Chesterton Vipers, Illiana Thunderbolts, and Wolverine Baseball.
With the overall #1 seed, Morris was slated to face a very solid NWI Shockers team for the championship winning by a final score of 2-1.
Morris 11U honored their mother’s the best way possible, with a tournament championship.
Morris 11U went 2-1 in pool play defeating the NWI Shockers 7-2 and Top Tier Baseball – Black 14-6 while falling to an ultra familiar foe in Jem Baseball 7-6.
The 2-1 record was good enough for Morris to be the number 1 seed and play the NWI Shockers for the championship. The bats didn’t disappoint as Morris routed the Shockers 12-4.