Team includes Newcastle Baseball Club members
September 2, 2011
The Raptors, a select baseball team from the Eastside, earned the title of 2011 Triple Crown World Series 2-Div Champions winning the final, 11-6, against the Salt Lake City Blast on July 30 in Park City, Utah.
Led by Raptor coach Ron Hay and assistant coach Sean Lincecum, the team includes five alumnus of the Newcastle Baseball Club; Rory Brown, Trevor Curl, Michael Morgan, Alex Pritchard and Lucas Senatore.
The road to the Raptors’ Triple Crown World Series title started in April with a second-place finish in the Wenatchee Triple Crown tournament, earning the team a chance to play in the World Series.
The Raptors went on to win three other Washington tournaments, including the Bothell Triple Crown Memorial Weekend tournament.
The 10u World Series included 26 teams from California, Colorado, Nevada, Utah and Washington. All teams were finalists in regional Triple Crown tournaments.
The World Series tournament ran July 25-30.
Playing seven games in four days to reach the championship, the Raptors went into the championship game having earned a string of four dramatic come-from-behind victories, including two extra inning or overtime wins.
Learn more about the team at www.pugetsoundraptors.com.