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Dominance and Drama: Summer Classic Recap

By NEAAU Baseball, 07/26/23, 3:30PM EDT


The heart of summer in Providence, Rhode Island, witnessed an epic showdown of talent and determination at the AAU Summer Baseball Classic on July 22-23, 2023.

This annual travel baseball tournament, featuring teams across five age groups, provided two days of electrifying baseball action. With 50 teams hailing from states like Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Maine, the tournament was a testament to the thriving baseball scene in the Northeast.

Let's dive into the thrilling highlights from the 2023 AAU Summer Baseball Classic.

13u Division: RI Phillies ELITE's Dominance

The 13u division brought us a memorable final as the 13u RI Phillies ELITE from Pawtucket, Rhode Island, clashed with the US9 Prospects from Duxbury, Massachusetts. In an emphatic display of their prowess, the RI Phillies ELITE secured an 11-3 victory, claiming the championship with style.

14u Division: Northeast Baseball Triumphs in a Thriller

In the 14u final, Northeast Baseball from Johnston, Rhode Island, faced off against Granite State Elite BLACK from Epsom, New Hampshire. The game was an edge-of-the-seat thriller, with Northeast Baseball narrowly emerging as champions with a final score of 5-4.

15u Division: Saratoga Stampede's Remarkable Victory

The 15u division witnessed an intense showdown between the Saratoga Stampede from Saratoga Springs, New York, and the determined Dirt Dawg PROSPECTS from Canton, Massachusetts. In a closely contested battle, the Saratoga Stampede emerged victorious with a 3-1 score, showcasing their resilience and skill.

16u Division: Valley Heat's Dominant Display

The 16u division final saw the Valley Heat from Hadley, Massachusetts, square off against the Saratoga Stampede. The Valley Heat delivered a masterful performance, dominating the game with a 13-3 score to claim the championship in impressive fashion.

18u Division: Ocean State Outlaws Triumph in Style

In the grand finale of the 18u division, the Ocean State Outlaws 17u, also from Pawtucket, Rhode Island, faced the formidable Saratoga Stampede. The Ocean State Outlaws secured their victory with a final score of 4-2, showcasing their mettle and determination.

Stay Connected for More Excitement: To relive the exhilarating moments from the 2023 AAU Baseball season and stay updated on future events, be sure to follow us on social media @neaaubaseball. The spirit of baseball lives on, and we invite you to be a part of the journey.

Save the Date for 2024: Mark your calendars for the 2024 AAU Summer Baseball Classic, set to take place on July 20-21, 2024. It promises to be another unforgettable gathering of baseball enthusiasts, where talent, teamwork, and passion will once again take center stage. We can't wait to see you there!

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