The Arlington Travel Baseball 14-under Arsenal team recently won two tournaments, finishing 8-0 across the competitions and allowing just four runs with five shutouts.
The team’s first triumph was in the Coach Fox Fall Classic in Arlington. The Arsenal won pool play games against the Pioneer Legends and Metro Senators North to earn the top seed in bracket play.
In elimination games, played on Tucker Field at Barcroft Park, the Arsenal defeated Stars Plummer, 3-1, in the quarterfinals; the Metro Senators South, 8-2, in the semifinals; and the Mount View Mudcats from Greensburg, Pa., 8-0 in the finals.
The team received strong pitching and fielding throughout the tournament, with wins on the mound from Nate Moseley and Booker Lawson in pool play and Liam Juza, Dylan Stone and Danny Sullivan in the quarterfinals, semifinals and finals, respectively. Tommy Keane, Sullivan and Stone recorded saves.
The following weekend, the Arsenal bested 10 other teams to win the Sykesville Maryland Wood Bat Classic without allowing a run.
In weather-abbreviated pool play, the Arsenal defeated 5 Star Mid-Atlantic American, 9-0, behind a combined shutout from Stone and Sam Graf. In the semifinals, Arlington defeated Dig-In American, 2-0, behind a one-hit complete game from Sullivan.
Moseley then threw a one-hit shutout to defeat the Frederick Bulls American, 5-0, in the championship game.
As was the case throughout the season, the Arsenal received offensive contributions from many players. Moseley, Stone, Juza and Ethan Wassel all had batting averages higher than .400.
Steven Brogan had several clutch hits and led the team in RBI over the two weekends of tournaments.
Talon Duce and Graf had multiple hits in the wood-bat championship game, with Duce driving in three of the team’s five runs.
Other players contributing for the Arsenal were Christopher Capannola, Brady Doster, Michael Gurgo and Jimmy Jordan.
The team was coached by Rich Mandleur and assisted by Dan Ashley.