Long Island Titans (@LITitanbaseball) August 25, 2017
Typically Long Island-based teams are thrilled to finish in the toP half of a nationwide Cooperstown tournament. The 12U Body Armor Titans, comprised of players from LI, ran roughshod over a field of 104 teams from all over the country. They finished in first place, defeating the No. 6 seed Tidewater Outlaws from Virginia by the score of 11-9 in the championship game.
“It’s a special group,” said Head Coach Brian Anderson. “Not only are they talented but they love to compete. That’s what makes them so good,” he added.
The numbers are rather remarkable. Leading up to the championship game, they outscored their opponents 73-5, smacked 62 home runs and batted .551 as a team over 11 games.
Kyle Chase was especially cruel to opposing pitchers; he batted an absurd .833 (25-for-30) with 11 HR and 26 RBI.
It was the type of dominance not often seen from a Long Island team.
Congratulations to the group of young men who represented our great region and put on an outstanding show.