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Sluggers Hong Kong Tournament – Fall 2013

0 Comments 📁 News 🕔04.November 2013

The 1st Annual Fall Baseball Classic in Hong Kong

A team of 12 players represented the Shanghai Sluggers in an 11U tournament held at the Hong Kong International School last weekend. The tournament was hosted by the Tai Tam Baseball Club and featured a 5-game round robin format with a championship game and consolation games on the final day. For the Sluggers this entailed playing a game upon arrival on Friday, 3 games on Saturday, and 2 more games on Sunday. That’s A LOT of baseball!

The Sluggers came to play ball! Throughout the tournament the Sluggers racked up a lot of runs and with the leadership of Jordan Olhava and Alex Stryker, the Sluggers developed their own team cheer, which is still stuck in the heads of many of the Sluggers parents(and probably the opposing pitchers too!). “Black & Orange, Black & Orange. You know who we are. S-L-U-G-G-E-R-S. Yes! Sluggers are the best! Whoo! All the way from Shanghai!

Under the coaching of Matt Guagenty and Mike Olhava, the Sluggers went undefeated throughout the 5-game round robin, including a dramatic come-from-behind tie against a hard-hitting team from the Philippines in game 5. This set up the Sluggers to face the home team Tai Tam Eagles in the Championship game, who the Sluggers beat in game #1. Unfortunately the Eagles defense outmatched the Sluggers and our boys lost in the Championship game 12-8. While they were upset to lose they were excited to earn 2nd Place for the tournament!

On top of all the drama two Sluggers players received individual performance awards.

Ryan Williams came in 3rd place in the Home Run Derby.

Tyler Guagenty claimed two awards, one for most RBI’s with 18, and highest batting average with an amazing .769 batting average. Even better than the Red Sox’ Big Papi during the 2013 World Series!

Line-up and more stats after the jump :

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