August 29, 2014 at 12:00 AM
The South Plainfield 12U Thunder Baseball Team has completed its week long tournament at ‘Cooperstown Dreams Park’ in Cooperstown, New York.
The team played well and advanced to the third round of the playoffs, finishing with a record of 3-6; however 4 of these losses were by just one run. There loses were in close games that could have gone either way.
The ‘2014 South Plainfield Cooperstown Team Members’ are: Shaun Boffard P,1B – Ashwin DeGroot OF – Dylan DeLisa P,OF, 1B – Brody Donovan P,C, OF, 1B, HRH – Vincent Esposito P, SS – Kennedy Ferguson P,C, OF – Jordan Hamberg P, OF, 1B, HRH – Josiah Harvey C,OF, HRH – Colby Huber P,3B, HRH – Patrick Kelly DNP-injury – Sammy Nieves P,C, 3B, 1B, HRH – DeMarcus Shepard P,SS, OF, HRH – Cooper Smith 2B, SS, HRH – Joey Walker 2B, OF. Their coaches are: Doug DeLisa, Mark Shepard, Sal Esposito Jr. and Tim Kelly.
The extraordinary catches by the outfielders, the amazing plays by the infielders, along with the excellent pitching and hitting had the Thunder’s fans up on their feet, jumping and cheering with excitement, even at the very late games, including the ones nearing and well-after midnight. All the boys played their hearts out, making for very exciting games!
The coaches said they were extremely proud of how hard the boys competed, especially having to play the nine games in just three days. This done due to the bad weather. Due to the great efforts with regard to performance and character, this team is to be congratulated for the exemplary manner in which South Plainfield was represented this year.
The South Plainfield Jr. Baseball Club would like to express sincere appreciation to Coach Lou Presutti for creating a dream come true for thousands ~ young and old ~ at ‘Cooperstown Dreams Park’!