SOUTH TROY, NY-Three more South Troy Dodger teams will begin travel across the country in World Series play this week. Following last week’s Final Four finish from the 15U Dodgers at the Ken Griffey, Jr. World Series, the 17U team begins play this morning at the Don Mattingly World Series (Surprise, AZ). On Friday both the 14U and 18U teams will take the field in the SandyKoufax (Bartlesville, OK) and Connie Mack (Farmington, NM) World Series respectively.
Updates from all Dodger World Series games can be found on www.SouthTroyDodgers.com and by following the links below.
SURPRISE, AZ-All Don Mattingly (17u) World Series information including GAME SCHEDULES & SCORES can be found at www.donmattinglyworldseries.com. Scores and game summaries will be posted to www.SouthTroyDodgers.com as they become available.
SOUTH TROY DODGERS FINISH AS WORLD SERIES RUNNERS-UP: AUGUST 4, 2013 3:00 PM (MST): The South Troy Dodgers took the Trombley (CA) Braves to the brink today as they added yet another exclamation point to what has been perhaps the most decorated post-season in the South Troy program’s 44 year history. Trombley began the day as the only undefeated team in Mattingly World Series play. Already having posted a 7-3 victory over the Dodgers on Friday evening, the Braves needed only one more win this afternoon in order to clinch the AABC 17U National Championship. However, South Troy had other plans and posted a 3-2 victory over Trombley in order to force the final and deciding game. The Braves posted five runs in the opening stanza of the Championship Game. The Dodgers were never able to recover as Trombley posted a 7-1 victory in order to claim the AABC crown. The Dodgers finished the Mattingly World Series with a 6-4 record and an impressive 2nd place national finish. This represents the fifth time in program history that the Dodgers finished the season as national runners-up.
DODGERS MOVE INTO CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND: AUGUST 3, 2013 7:00 PM (MST): South Troy- 6 520 Elite (AZ)-0
The South Troy Dodgers moved into the CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND of the Don Mattingly World Series with a 6-0 win over 520 ELITE. Cody Mooney tossed a three hit shutout. Pat Dorrian bashed a bases-clearng double and Mike Mannix and Zach Formica notched RBI singles. Mannix also provided the defense highlight of the game with a running over the shoulder catch as he crashed into the outfield wall at the 400 foot mark. With the win, the Dodgers have guaranteed themselves at least a National Runner-Up finish. The Dodgers must beat Trombley (CA) twice in order to capture the second AABC National Championship in program history.
AUGUST 2, 2013 10:00 PM (MST): Trombely (CA)-7 South Troy- 3
The Dodgers dropped the late game in a 7-3 decision to the Trombley (CA) Braves. Despite the loss, South Troy still moves on to Final Four play against 520 ELITE at 4:00 PM today in the double-elimination round.
AUGUST 2, 2013 7:00 PM (MST): South Troy- 4 Arizona Athletics-1
The Dodgers notched their second win of the tournament over the Arizona Athletics 4-1 on Friday afternoon. South Troy had previously defeated Arizona during the pool play round. With this win the Dodgers are guaranteed a spot in the Don Mattingly World Series Final Four
AUGUST 1, 2013 8:00 PM (MST): South Troy- 5 Albuquerque BA-4
With this win in the opening game of the Double-Elimination Round, South Troy guarantees itself an appearance in the Mattingly World Series Super Six. The Dodgers will face the Arizona Athletics today at 4:00 PM. Earlier in the tournament, South Troy defeated the Athletics 12-3.
AUGUST 1, 2013 6:00 AM (MST): South Troy- 12 Arizona Athletics-3
Gage Lanning led the Dodgers with a double, and three singles while driving in four runs. Justin Sportman- added two singles. Dalton Blackwell went five innings on the mound to get the win for South Troy.
Team Naa’taani (NM)- 4 South Troy – 1
Sean Dempsey knocked in the only run of the game for the Dodgers. With a 2-2 record in pool play, the Dodgers advance out of pool play and into the 8-team Double Elimination Round. South Troy will face Albuquerque BA at 5:00 PM tonight.
JULY 31, 2013 6:30 PM (MST): South Troy-7 Team Utah- 3: Pat Dorian’s two triples and 5 RBI led South Troyover Team Utah on Tuesday. John Novenche banged a double and a single while JT Sawyer contributed two singles for the Dodger offense. Cody Mooney got the win on the mound for South Troy. The Dodgers are now 29-4-2 on the season and will face the Arizona Athletics at 9:00 AM on Wednesday followed by Naa’taana (NM) at noon in the final games of pool play.
JULY 30, 2013 11:00 AM (MST): CHERRY CREEK (CO)-3 SOUTH TROY (NY)-1: The South Troy Dodgers dropped their first pool play game 3-1 to Cherry Creek (CO) on Thursday morning at the Don Mattingly World Series. South Troy allowed 3 Unearned runs. Andrew Rouse, John Novenche and Justin Sportman eash had 2 singles. The Dodgers will take the field next against TEAM UTAH.
BARTLESVILLE, OK-All Sandy Koufax (14U) World Series scores and game summaries will posted to www.SouthTroyDodgers.com as they become available.
JULY 31, 2013: The South Troy Dodger 14s will begin defense of their AABC National Championship on Friday afternoon at 1:30 PM at the Sandy Koufax World Series at beautiful Bill Doenges Memorial Stadium in Bartlesville, OK. The complete World Series bracket can be viewed by clicking the 2013 OFFICIAL AABC WORLD SERIES BRACKET.
AUGUST 4, 2013 3:00 PM (CST): DODGERS FALL TO PUERTO RICO BUT CLINCH 3RD PLACE NATIONAL FINISH–Puerto Rico-5 South Troy- 0
South Troy’s Sandy Koufax World Series run ended today with a 5-0 loss to Puerto Rico. Despite the loss, the Dodgers finish with a 3rd place national showing in AABC’s 14U Division. South Troy entered the final day of the tournament as one of three evenly matched remaining teams along with Carolina, Puerto Rico and Woodinville, WA. Parity was clear among the top three teams with Puerto Rico having defeated Washington 7-0, South Troy having topped Puerto Rico 5-3, and Washington having handed South Troy its first loss in an 8-1 decision earlier in World Series play. Unfortunately, the South Troy bats remained quiet from their Saturday evening loss to Washington as the Dodgers scattered only four hits in their second match-up against the defending Koufax champs from Puerto Rico. Jimmy Griffin posted a strong performance on the mound for South Troy holding the very strong Carolina, PR line-up to three runs on four hits while walking two and striking out two.
AUGUST 3, 2013 11:00 PM (CST): Washington-8 South Troy- 1
The South Troy Dodgers seven-game post-season winning streak was snapped with an 8-1 loss to Woodinville, WA. That result leaves only three teams standing in World Series play-all with one loss. By all reports, the top three 14U AABC teams in the country will face off today to determine who will wear the top crown. Woodinville drew the bye into today’s final game, so South Troy faces the same task that it did yesterday–an opening game against a very strong Puerto Rico squad at 1:00 PM. The winner of that game will face Washington for the National Championship at 3:30 PM.
AUGUST 3, 2013 2:00 PM (CST): DODGERS DEFEAT DEFENDING NATIONAL CHAMPIONS: South Troy- 5 Puerto Rico-3
In a match-up of programs representing the defending AABC Nolan Ryan and Sandy Koufax National Champions, the South Troy Dodgers defeated Carolina, Puerto Rico 5-3 in a game matching the only two undefeated teams left in World Series play. The Dodgers landed the first punch in the opening stanza when back to back to back two-out singles from Jimmy Griffin, Carter Knapek, and Chris Hamilton plated Griffin. Puerto Rico rallied to take a 3-1 lead into the 4th when the Dodgers answered. The Dodgers opened the 4th with back to back singles from Hamilton and Sam Kmack. A sacrifice bunt from Matt D’Agostino moved Kmack and Hamilton to 2nd and 3rd. A walk to Brooks Knapek loaded the bases for the Dodgers. An infield single from pinch hitter Shawn Seabury scored Hamilton to cut the Puerto Rico lead to 3-2 In the next at bat, Matt Brown sent a sac fly to left that scored Kmack with the tying run. The 5th inning opened with a Carter Knapek walk. A throwing error on a Hamilton bunt scored Knapek with the go-ahead run. The Dodgers closed out the scoring with one more in the 5th on a fielding miscue from PR. On the hill, Brooks Knapek was dominant against a very potent Carolina line-up. Knapek earned the complete game win while striking out six, walking one and allowing only four hits. South Troy will next face Woodinville, WA at 7:30 PM tonight.
AUGUST 2, 2013 7:00 PM (CST): South Troy- 10 Oklahoma Bruins-2
The Dodgers dropped the Oklahoma Bruins 10-2 in six innings on Friday afternoon. Jimmy Griffin, Carter Knapek, Cory McArthur, and Nick Bruno all doubled for South Troy. Drew Fureno, Sam Kmack, Matt D’agostino, and Matt Brown also contributed base hits for the Dodgers. McArthur also notched the win on the mound while Shawn Seabury handled closing duties. In a match-up of defending Nolan Ryan and Sandy Koufax AABC National Champions respectively, South Troy will face Puerto Rico at 11:00 AM on Saturday at Bill Doenges Memorial Stadium.
FARMINGTON, NM-All Connie Mack (18u) World Series information including GAME SCHEDULES & SCORES can be found at www.cmws.org. Scores and game summaries will posted to www.SouthTroyDodgers.com as they become available. A live radio feed of all Connie Mack World Series games can be found at www.VerticalRadio.org.
NEW! AUGUST 6, 2013 7:15 PM (MST): Frozen Ropes (TX)-4 South Troy- 2
The South Troy Dodgers fell 4-2 on Tuesday evening to Frozen Ropes (TX) . The loss eliminates the Dodgers from the 2013 Connie Mack World Series.
AUGUST 2, 2013 7:00 PM (MST): East Cobb Yankees-6 South Troy- 0
The South Troy Dodgers fell 6-0 on Friday evening to the East Cobb Yankees in the opening game of the Connie Mack World Series. The Dodgers will next take the field on Tuesday in World Series play.
JULY 31, 2013: The South Troy Dodger 18U ELITE team departed this morning for the Connie Mack World Series in Farmington, NM. The Dodgers open World Series play on Friday against the East Cobb Yankees (GA).