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2013-08-15 / Sports

Lancaster-Depew 14U Rebels defeat Alden in tournament final


The Lancaster-Depew 14U Rebels travel baseball team recently won the Lancaster Baseball Blowout Tournament. From left, Matthew Berardi, Jason Czyprunski, Alfredo Gallo, Ryan Bieger, Kevin Walter, Braden Bova, Zach Winkel. Bottom row: Seth Glanowski, Everett Weldon, Nick Cumbo, Glenn Stever, Nick Scully. The Lancaster-Depew 14U Rebels travel baseball team recently won the Lancaster Baseball Blowout Tournament. From left, Matthew Berardi, Jason Czyprunski, Alfredo Gallo, Ryan Bieger, Kevin Walter, Braden Bova, Zach Winkel. Bottom row: Seth Glanowski, Everett Weldon, Nick Cumbo, Glenn Stever, Nick Scully. The Lancaster-Depew 14U travel baseball team recently won the Lancaster Baseball Blowout Tournament.

Lancaster went 4-0-1 in the tournament and surprised many teams with stellar pitching, outstanding plays in the field and timely hitting.

Lancaster’s first game was against a competitive Clarence Cobras team, which the Rebels won, 13-3.

They went on to face a talented Eden Raiders team, where the teams played to a tie, 5-5.

Lancaster then faced a tough North Cheektowaga Knights team. The last game between these two teams lasted 12 innings. A resilient Rebels team edged out the Knights, 7-5, to advance to the semifinals and face the Eden Raiders.

Strong pitching and sound defense by the Rebels paved the way for an exciting 2-0 win over Eden.

The Rebels then advanced to the championship game against the undefeated Alden Bulldogs. That game was played under the lights. Lancaster struck first, scoring four runs in the top of the third inning, only for the Bulldogs to battle back and score four runs in the bottom of the inning to tie the game, 4-4.

The game stayed tied until the sixth inning, when Lancaster scored three runs to take a 7-4 lead. Alden responded with three runs in the bottom of the seventh and final inning to tie the game, 7-7.

The game went to extra innings with each team giving all they had until the ninth inning, when Lancaster scored four runs to seal the win, 11-8, and the tournament championship.

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