One of our league's annual hallmark events features two incredibly fun contests known as the Tyler Routt All-Star Tournament and Len Willeford Home Run Derby. These took place on Sunday May 5th, 2019 at Jones Family Park.
The day's festivities began with the Len Willeford Home Run Derby which featured 12 great hitters, one from each of our league teams. The competition was close, but in the end Troy Ngo of the Gormley's Retirement Home Redwings won the first prize!
The two Tyler Routt All-Star games featured "gamers" from all 12 of the league teams and were played on the north and south fields at Jones Family Park. Both games were very competitive and displayed the spirit and heart of the players who love to play the game. Game results and high-lights as follows:
Game 1 - South Field
Mike Trout Division: Beavers, Red Wings, Thunder (17)
Joey Votto Division: Giants, Rattlers, Ironbirds. (12)
Offensive Players of the Game for the Mike Trout Team:
Austin "Squeak" Vue of the Beavers. 2 Walks, Triple, RBI, 3 runs scored, Stolen base. Pitching - Came in to close out game.
Jacob "Duke" Williams of the Red Wings. Double (Crushed it down the left field line. Ran a homer into a double), Single, RBI, 1 Run scored, Stolen Base.
Defensive Player of the Game for Joey Votto Team:
Michael Sutton - Rattlers - Pitched well coming off a three inning performance the day before .
Offensive Players of the Game for the Joey Votto Team:
Jake Newman - Giants - Line drive hit, walk, 2 runs including scoring on beautiful head first slide while reaching back with hand to touch the plate
Cole Masciovecchio - Giants - 2 hits, walk, run scored
Honorable Mention - Mason Moore - Giants - 2 Hits, 2 Runs and perfect ceremonial first pitch
Game 2 - North Field
Kris Bryant Division: River Dogs, River Cats, Iron Pigs (17)
Aaron Judge Division: Scrappers, Lugnuts, Bandits (10)
Defensive Player of the Game for Kris Bryant Team:
Connor Koepke of the Rivercats with a tremendous stop of a line drive down the right field line that saved a few runs.
Much fun was had by all! Thank you to all the players, parents, coaches, and organizers who made this years event such a great success!
Please enjoy a couple of articles about the Tyler Routt All-Star Tournament from long time EGBR President, coaches and board members.