U-12 Champion: Sawers & Sackel, LLC Orioles
The Sawers & Sackel Orioles recently finished off an outstanding season by winning the 2013 HJBSL boys championship in the 12-and-under division. The Orioles are pictured, from left, first row: Sam Cilano, Timmy Oswald, Dylan Rapini, David Benningfield, Noah Landers and Ethan Gray. Second row: Coach Dave Benningfield, Coach Tom Haney, Zach Nyhart, Tyler Walters, Aidan O’Brien, Max Haney, Coach Cilano and Tyler Hughey.
The 10 And Younger Champion: Overdoff Insurance Yankees
The Overdorf Yankees recently capped off a championship season by winning the ages 10-and-younger boys championship of the Hamburg Junior Baseball League. The Overdorf Yankees are pictured, first row, from left: James Hoffman, Ashton Riggs, Danny O’Brien, Bobby Villarini, Jon Oswald and Matt DeSpirit. Second Row: Coach Joel Schenfield, Jimmy Staedt, Joey Eberhardt, Myles Schenfield, Brendan Reid, Matt Jaworski, E.J. Gibbons, Keith Gibbens and Coach Jason Reid.
Ages 7 – 8 Champion: Sgroi Financial Mets
The Sgroi Financial Mets recently captured the 2013 championship for the ages 7 – 8 boys division of the Hamburg Junior Baseball League. The team pictured here includes first row, from left: Noah Beiter, Maxim Rudnicki, Michael Pinkert, Joshua Rogers and Jack Luba. Second row: Ben Michalski, Reece Schenfield, Jacob Walters, Daniel Forney, Ben Genzel, Michael Clouden and Jon Rychlik. Third row: Coaches Chuck Luba and Mike Rudnicki. Missing from photo: Head Coach Brian Clouden.
U-12 Softball Champion: MacKinnon Insurance
The MacKinnon Insurance 12-and-younger team from the Hamburg Junior Baseball and Softball League recently won the league championship. The champions include, first row, from left: Regina Rogers, Hailee Keirns, Marissa Hughey, Natalie Pittillo and Lauren Aquiline. Second row: Brigid McKeone, Head Coach Chris McKeone, Cassie Borrello, Morgan Muriel, Lauren Tone, Eleanor Clarke, Coach Pat Clarke and Casey Aquiline. Missing from photo: Brooke Weidner and Hannah Suffoletto.
Gabriella DeMeo Earns MVP Honors
The Southtowns Girls Softball League ages 12-and-younger division recently held its annual all-star game at Legion Field in the village of Hamburg. Gabriella DeMeo, a player from the Lakeview Little League Buffalo Rehab Group team, was named most valuable player, thanks to her play on defense and hitting. She is pictured with her father, all-star team Coach Jack DeMeo from Lakeview Little League.