FORT MEYERS, FL - After winning the Mid-Atlantic Region Qualifier, local athlete, Jack Zyska, with his Tri-State Arsenal 14U Red baseball team found themselves competing in the Super25 National Tournament final in an all-northeast matchup against the All-Star Baseball Academy (ASBA) from West Chester, PA.
The Tri-State Arsenal come back to win, defeating ASBA, 3-2, to take the title.
Tri-State head coach Bob DelVecchio told Perfect Game Super25 of his pride of what ASBA and Tri-State were able to accomplish, coming down to Florida, a state known for its high level of baseball, and advancing to the championship out of the northeast. He continued, it shows a lot about the quality of baseball you can find in our region.
Tri-State played the tournament with 12 players who were hard working dedicated players. We have each other's back, said Zyska. He has been playing with Tri-State Arsenal for two years, playing center field and pitching.
"Qualifying to play in this tournament was a great feat -- but winning the tournament was better than I could have ever imagined--can't wait to get my ring!" said Zyska.
Zyska has learned that a lot of personal sacrifice and hard work goes hand in hand with commitment and dedication to the sport. He will be attending Seton Hall Preparatory School in West Orange in the fall.
Tri-State Arsenal is made up of players from New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Delaware and they compete nationally. They are a three season team playing spring, summer and fall out of Voorhees, NJ. The team participates in tournaments nearly every weekend, traveling up and down the east coast all summer.
Coach Barth, the head of the Arsenal organization, is all about old school fundamental baseball, said Zyska. "They focus on the little nuances of the game that makes a huge difference when we are playing. This team is a special group of teammates that never give up."