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12u Fall Ball Champion Royal Blue Wahoos

By WHLL, 12/04/23, 10:00PM EST


After a thrilling walk-off semifinal win against Newington Gold earlier in the week, the WHLL 12U Royal Blue Wahoos won an equally thrilling 1-0 championship against Rocky Hill.

It was a true pitcher’s duel, with both starters—Max Packer for Rocky Hill and Gabriel Simon for the Wahoos—pitching into the 6th with 23 combined strikeouts. Gabriel got some help in the field with a spectacular play at shortstop by Henry Helge, who snagged a line drive to end a threat in the 4th inning.
The lone run came on a double in the second inning by Gabriel, who stole third two pitches later and swiped home on an errant throw. With Teddy Bonafonte securing the win with a pair of K’s,
Oliver Edwards, who masterfully caught all six innings, ran out to the mound and jumped into Teddy’s arms as the team celebrated the third straight GHFBL 12U championship for WHLL.

Front row (L-R): Kiva Frenkel, Gabe Thraen, Arya Baraya, Emmett Reck, Henry DiBianco, James Gutierrez

Middle row (L-R): Meils Cleary, Oliver Edwards, Henry Helge, Henry Grandpre

Back row (L-R): Teddy Bonafonte, Gabriel Simon, Michael Simon (coach), Tim Reck (coach), Brian Helge (coach)