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Local Baseball Team Wins Memorial Day Tournament for Dirt Dawg Sports

The team, which includes players and coaches from Stoughton, won the New England AAU Championship last year.

Pictured, from left to right: Coach Jay DiStefano, Ryan Sullivan, Jacob Gibb, Patrick Hagerty and Coach Rich Jasmin. Credit: Nancy Sullivan
Pictured, from left to right: Coach Jay DiStefano, Ryan Sullivan, Jacob Gibb, Patrick Hagerty and Coach Rich Jasmin. Credit: Nancy Sullivan

A local youth baseball comprising several players and coaches from Stoughton team came out as champion in a Memorial Day tournament in Long Island, New York. 

Canton-based Dirt Dawgs Sports sent 15 baseball teams with players aged 8 to 16 years to Long Island over Memorial Day Weekend for a baseball tournament, and the 15U team came out on top. 

The team swept the six-game series, scoring 59 runs and giving up four runs for the entire series. 

Coached by Stoughton residents Rich Jasmin and Jay DiStefano, the team won the New England AAU Championship last year and continues to move forward in the upcoming season, and will travel to Myrtle Beach this summer for the National Championship, where they made it to the semi-finals last year. 

The team comprises the following players from various area communities:

  • Stoughton: Jacob Gibb, Ryan Sullivan and Patrick Hagerty
  • Milton: Sam Jacobsak, Andrew Steele and Tim PEterson
  • Foxborough: Colin Thoerner
  • Hyde Park: Ryan Benson
  • Quincy: Jon Ferracaine
  • Bourne: Ben Hall

The team played opponents from across New York state. Steele, meanwhile, pitched a one-hitter in the first game of the series for a win against the Seminoles of Freeport, New York. Jacobsak pitched the championship game for the team against stars from College Point. Thoerner and Gibb took part in a one-hitter as well. 

Hall hit a 350-foot home run to left center in the fourth game of the series against the North Atlantic Whalers, while Sullivan pitched two winning games with a no-hitter in the semi-final round against Baseball U of Syracuse. Sullivan also won the Defensive MVP for the tournament.

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