Essex Yellowjackets Rookie Report

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The minor Hawks from Walker Homesites came to Essex on Wednesday, July 5th, and found some early success against the Yellow Jackets, taking an 11 to 3 lead into the bottom of the third.

From there on, it was all Essex.  The impressive Teagan Lu, Zack Grein, Jimmy Hayes, and Sean Wilson, each hit 4 for 4 , and accounted for 11 of the 22 runs Essex would score. A mammoth Trevor Benoit double in the sixth inning would seal the deal. Essex surrendered only one more run, and won the game by mercy rule.

Special mention to Cole Grant for the fancy footwork fielding first base (say that 5 times fast), and to Caleb and Braeden Cavanagh, whose gloves, arms, and compassionate efforts are very large, and very appreciated.

Missing Ethan O’Neil, Nathan Lozon, and pounder Ty Patterson, Essex travelled to the grounds of the LaSalle Turtle Club on Friday for a match.Yellow-Rookies2

LaSalle looked near perfect this day, as the hard hit balls would find gaps, and the player’s gloves and arms would be precise. Regardless of LaSalle’s fortune, Essex finished the game down by only four runs. In the 12 to 8 loss, Ryan Smith, of Essex, belted one the hardest line drives we’ve ever seen hit in this league. Catcher Tobey Trepanier dropped his mask to make a big league catch on a foul ball pop up. #12 Brendan Ledoux, and the rest of the Jackets, would have liked different results in LaSalle, but played strong. The teammates know to keep their chins up, and their bats in the center of the ball.

Good things may be just around the base path for this fantastic group of 8 and 9-year old children athletes.