The team that will represent Pasadena and Maryland against teams from around the country later this summer has already produced a series of notable results.
Lake Shore’s 12U Gray Sox, bound for New York in August for the Cooperstown Dreams Park tournament at the site of the Baseball Hall of Fame, has netted championships at two tournaments so far this summer travel season.
The Gray Sox went 4-0 at the Frederick Armed Forces Tournament over the weekend of June 8 and 9, then followed with a 4-0 weekend and another tournament title at the Essex Father’s Day Tournament over the weekend of June 15 and 16.
In the Armed Forces Tournament, the Gray Sox beat tough competition in the Calvert Cutters in the semis, winning 8-7. In the final, Lake Shore put together two unbelievable rallies to defeat the BCC Warriors, 20-19. Lake Shore rallied from six runs down in the fifth inning and seven runs down in the seventh inning before Jay Moore hit a walk-off double in the bottom of the seventh. The team hit a total of 12 home runs in the tournament, including five in one game.
In the Father’s Day tournament, the Gray Sox steamrolled through the competition in dominant fashion, beating Titans Baseball Club twice, the Hickory Hornets in the semis and the Herndon Hawks in the final by scores of 20-1, 13-4, 14-2 and 21-4, respectively.
Through early July, the Gray Sox are 28-13 and have reached the championship in five of the nine tournaments the team has played. At one point, the team carried a 10-game win streak.
The team of Peyton Jacobs, Sean Carroll, Carson Phillips, Jay Moore, Kyle Youngblood, Landon Shriver, Connor Wright, Jimmy Dreyer Selig, Jack Fox and Luke Sitorius plays three more tournaments including its season-ending trek to Cooperstown in August.
The team is coached by Winnie Shriver, Sean Fox and Dave Jacobs.
“As the season has gone on, these boys have worked their tails off to get where they are today,” said coach Shriver. “There is a family atmosphere in the dugout. Everyone is playing for each other. I could not be any prouder of the boys.”