Successful baseball campaign for 17U Connecticut Tides
The Connecticut Tides 17U AAU Baseball team recently completed a successful 2011 summer season by losing in the championship final of the Sand Lot 17U World Series in Nashville, Tenn.
The Connecticut Tides lost 2-0 to the Ontario (Canada) Terriers in the title game as they were shut out by the son of former major league pitcher Paul Quantrill.
The Tides, who played about 42 games this summer, won the championship at the invitation-only third annual Triple Crown Sports Don't Boot the Loot Tournament. The fields consisted of teams from New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island and New Jersey.
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The Tides team -- managed by Mike Riveles -- is comprised of high school juniors and seniors working to improve their skills and showcase their wares for college recruiters.
On the roster were Joey Santoro (King School), John Lauttenbach (Norwalk High), Luke Rubin (Salisbury School), Harry Polak (Brunswick School), Paul Merolla (Wilton High), Michael Keshin (New Canaan High), Brandon Muto (Brunswick School), Chris Holomokoff (Brien McMahon), Josh Newborn (Ridgefield), Nick Cesare (King School), Eric Jones (Ridgefield), Kyle Ogren (John Jay Cross River), Sam Gillespie (Darien High), Nick Siegel (Staples High), Jack Voigt (Brunswick School) and Richie Henderson (Norwalk High).