Hebron Baseball Hosts Successful Cal Ripken Connecticut State Tournament
Over the past 10 days, the 2017 Cal Ripken Connecticut State 10U Baseball Tournament was held at Burnt Hill Park with West Hartford, CT., taking home the state title. This marked the 4th straight year that a major state-wide Cal Ripken baseball tournament was held in Hebron.
“Serving as a host for another significant event like this solidifies our place as a state-leader in youth baseball,” said Steve Turco, president of Hebron Baseball. “The quality of our programs, our outstanding fields and parks and the commitment of our volunteers all work together to make Hebron a destination of choice for youth baseball tournaments.”
The Hebron 10U Cal Ripken Tournament Team, fresh off their District 3 championship, competed in the state tournament. The team won two straight games before eventually losing a nine-inning extra innings thriller to eventual state runner-up Newtown. Members of the team included: Jack Ayer, Jack Bell, Landon Bell, Jimmy Bucior, Sean Connelly, Trenton Gouchoe, Eddie Lavoie, Camden McPeck, Alex Ortiz, Ty Russo, Ian Schmeelk, Brady Topulos and Joey Tyler. The team’s coaches were Ed Lavoie (Manager), Derek Bell and Tom Topulos.
10U caption: The Hebron Baseball 10U tournament team captured the 2017 Connecticut Cal Ripken District 3 championship earlier this summer. Pictured (l-r) 1st row: Landon Bell, Ian Schmeelk, Eddie Lavoie, Brady Topulos, Jimmy Bucior, Joey Tyler (2nd row): Alex Ortiz, Trenton Gouchoe, Camden McPeck, Sean Connolly, Ty Russo, Jack Ayer, Jack Bell (3rd row): Coach Derek Bell, Coach Tom Topulos, Manager Ed Lavoie