Update: Rockledge Claims Wins In Regional Pool Games
By Ed Pierce // August 4, 2012
South Beaches Wins First Sr. Regional Game
GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA – The Rockledge All-Stars continued to shine in the Southeastern Junior Baseball Regionals defeating Vestivia Hills of Alabama 9-4 in the first game of tournament pool play Friday and then following that up with a 16-5 victory Saturday over East Marietta, Ga.
For Rockledge against East Marietta, Mason Studstill went 2-for-3 with a home run, scored 3 runs and had an RBI. Teammate Gavin Spinneweber was also 2-for-3, scoring 3 runs and had drive in two.
If Rockledge finishes first or second in its pool, the team will qualify for Monday’s semifinals.
The team’s manager is David Clanton. Team coaches are Robbie Robedeau, Tom Hall, Shane Parker and Dino Martello.
The Southeastern Regional Junior Baseball Championship game will be played at 6 p.m. Tuesday with the winner advancing to the Junior League World Series in Taylor, Mich.
Senior Baseball Regional
In the Southeastern Regional Senior Tournament at Viera Regional Park on Friday, South Beaches topped Myrtle Grove of North Carolina 16-7 in an opening round pool game and then defeated Hart County, Ga. 5-0 Saturday in its second tournament pool game.
South Beaches completes pool play with a matchup against Florida state champion Greater Largo at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
Should South Beaches finish first or second in its pool, they will qualify for the regional semifinals Monday morning in Viera.
Semifinal winners play at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday for the Southeastern Senior Regional Baseball title and a berth in the Senior League World Series in Bangor, Maine.
The South Beaches All-Stars are Austin Alsept, Carson Jackson, Gabriel Rodriguez, Miguel Rodriguez, Tyler Brennan, Cooper Christiano, River Horning, Joe Minkwitz, Reid Poltun, Chris Phillips, Kyle Starks and Taylor Yates.
John Phillips manages the South Beaches squad. John Christiano and Mike Alsept are the team’s assistant coaches.