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College Point All-Stars give Ruthian effort, but fall short in World Series

Saturday, August 23rd 2008, 11:20 PM

The College Point All-Stars' bid for the Babe Ruth World Series title ended at about 4:15 p.m. Saturday when center fielder Joseph Morel flew out to left to finish the team's 13-12, extra-inning loss to Bryant, Ark., in the bottom of the eighth.

Despite the disappointment of coming so close to winning the 10-team national tournament, nobody who plays for the squad of 13-year-olds from Queens is likely to forget the experience during the past week in Jamestown, N.Y., any time soon.

Saturday's see-saw final generated a season's worth of emotion by itself.

College Point, which represented the Middle Atlantic Region, carried a 5-4 lead into the sixth inning but surrendered seven runs to Bryant, the tournament's Southwest Region entry. College Point bounced back with six runs in the bottom half of the sixth. Nicanor Luna's ground-rule double scored two runners, and pinch hitter Richard Diaz sliced a two-run single to right, tying the game at 11.

Bryant recaptured the lead with a run in the top of the seventh, but Morel led off the bottom of the inning with a single, stole second and eventually scored on a wild pitch.

College Point had opportunities to win the game in the bottom of the seventh, loading the bases with nobody out, but Bryant reliever Tyler Nelson threw out two runners at home on fielder's-choice grounders, and picked off Luna at third to force the extra frame.

Bryant's Tryce Schalchlin singled Daniel Richards home with the  eventual game-winning run, off College Point's Bryan Torres in the top of the eighth. Richards led off with a walk and stole second. Bryant finished the series 6-0.

College Point was led Saturday by Luna (3-for-4, four RBI) and Diego Gonzalez (3-for-4, two stolen bases). Morel went 3-for-6 with three runs scored. Morel, Gonzalez and Adrian Castano Jr. were named to the all-tournament team.

The team won three games before taking its first loss, to Greenville, N.C., on Wednesday, a record good enough to earn a bye in the opening game of the championship rounds.

To reach Saturday's final, College Point pulled itself out of a late nine-run hole to top Westchester, Calif., with an 11-9 victory in the semifinals late Friday night.

The youngsters returned to Diethrick Park - home to the New York-Penn League's Jamestown Jammers - less than 12 hours later to start loosening up for the championship. They opened their sixth game in eight days with five hits in their first at-bat, jumping out to a 5-2 lead in the bottom of the first.

Morel went 14-for-23 with a .913 slugging percentage over the six games, and Castano finished the tournament 9-for-15 with eight walks, 12 RBI and an .867 slugging percentage. Castano also pitched 81/3 innings in four relief appearances and earned two of the team's five victories, despite an 8.40 ERA.



Sunday, November 4
2008 SEASON

WITH 2007 COMING TO AN END ITS IS NOW TIME TO WORK HARDER AT GETTING READY FOR 2008.  WHILE 2007 BROUGHT US SOME GREAT BASEBALL MOMENTS FOR OUR KIDS, PARENTS , AND COACHES IT IS TIME TO MOVE ON AND PUT MORE BASEBALL EXPERIENCES IN OUR KIDS LIVES.  2007 LEFT US HUNGRY TO RETURN TO A WORLD SERIES AGAIN IN 2008.  I ENCOURAGE ALL PARENTS TO WORK HARD AT GETTING THEIR KIDS PREPARED PHYSICALLY.  I WANT EVERY KID TO COMEBACK STRONGER, FASTER  AND WITH A DESIRE TO REACH THE WORLD SERIES AGAIN.  WE WILL BE WORKIN WITH RICH DISHMAN AS OUR PITCHING COACH THIS WINTER.  HE WILL WITH NO DOUBT MAKE OUR STAFF STRONGER THAN IT IS.  HE WILL BE CHARGING US 10-15 PER KID.  WE ARE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO STEP UP AS OUR CATCHER.  I FEEL THAT IS THE POSITION THAT WILL DICTATE HOW WE DO NEXT YEAR.  A CATCHER IS IN CONTROL OF THE GAME.  HE MUST BE ABLE TO INSPIRE HIS TEAM WITH HIS PLAY AND ALSO HANDLE HIS PITCHERS.  PLEASE WORK ON HITTING.  EVERYONE ON MY TEAM SHOULD BE ABLE TO HANDLE THE BAT WITH AUTHIRITY.  LETS MAKE THAT OUR GOAL FOR 2008.  THE CAGES WILL BE OPEN TO ALL PARENTS ON MY TEAM TO WORK OUT WITH THEIR KIDS.  I WILL CHARGE YOU 25 AN HOUR TO HIT IN THE CAGE. 

I WILL BE SENDING OUT A LIST OF TOURNAMENTS FOR 2008.  IF ANYONE HAS ANY PROBLEMS (TOO MUCH BASEBALL, CAN'T GO,  TO EXPENSIVE, ETC.) PLEASE LET ME KNOW ASAP.  AS YOU KNOW I TRY NOT TO CHARGE KIDS TO PLAY.  ALL OUR MONEY COMES FROM FUNDRAISING.  PLEASE SHOW UP TO ALL FUNDRAISING EVENTS.  WE WILL BE DOIN RAFFLES ONCE A MONTH IN ORDER TO PAY FOR BASEBALL OPERATIONS(TOURNAMENTS, LEAGUE FEES, AND ANY OTHER EXPENSE).  WE WILL BE SENDING OUT A BUDGET REPORT EVERY MONTH SO EVERYONE CAN SEE WHERE THE MONEY IS BEIN SPENT.

 LAST BUT NOT LEAST.  REMEMBER THAT ALL THE KIDS AND PARENTS COUNT ON EVERY KID TO GO TO GAMES.  PLEASE KNOW THAT WE ARE HERE TO HELP.  IF A KID HAS NO RIDE OR NO TRANSPORTATION TO A TOURNAMENT GIVE ME A CALL AND WE WILL TRY OUR BEST TO ACCOMODATE.  I CAN FIT EVERYONE IN MY MINIVAN.  OR AT LEAST I WILL TRY TO. 

 PLEASE WORK HARD AND STAY FOCUSED!!!!

NELSON



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CPStars 2007



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12 year old Cal Ripken Mid Atlantic Regional Tournament Champions!!
 



WORLD SERIES BOUND!!

The College Point Stars captured the Mid Atlantic Regional title and will be heading to the Babe Ruth League World Series in Aberdeen, Md., from Aug. 13-20. Competing in the 12-year-old Cal Ripken Division, the team went a perfect 6-0 in the regionals, belting 20 home runs.

College Point, coached by Nelson Santiago, opened pool play by beating the host team, Clifton Park, 12-1. The Stars beat Montville, N.J., 9-5, Audubon, Pa., 16-2, and Lou Gehrigs from Buffalo, 14-1.
In the semifinal, College Point defeated Hamilton, N.J., 8-5, and then beat Montville again, this time 6-4, to win the title. The College Point Stars will leave for the World Series Aug. 9 from the College Point fields and will bus to Cal Ripken Stadium. There they will play four round-robin games against nine other U.S. teams and six international sides.
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STATE CHAMPS





July 2, 2007
Firecracker Open V Champions



Congrats to the CP Stars for their 7-0 tournament this past weekend. This was, by far, one of their best. Thanks to those who filled in for the players who didn't make it, and to those who showed their efforts by making the drive and supporting the team.
-Gillian

First I want to express my gratitude to the parents that came down this week. This was one of the best weekends of baseball that our kids have experienced. They had a blast at camp friendship. Also I want to thank coach Juan for helping out this weekend and keeping the kids all pumped up. All of Monday’s games were exiting, competitive and great baseball games. Our nine kids and 3 coaches showed great character.
-Nelson

The boys went up against some very good teams. They played hard and gave it their all. They went 7-0 and allowed 21 runs while scoring 61 runs. There was some great defense, great pitching and a bunch of home runs. This past weekend was by far the best baseball and bonding experience that I have seen the kids have.
Yes everyone is a hitter at CAMP FRIENDSHIP..
-Pat               

June 10, 2007
New York USSSA State Championship (12U)
Poughkeepsie, NY



May 28, 2007
Connecticut Champions


Congratulations to the CPStars for winning the War at the Shore Baseball Tournament. The Stars allowed only seven runs, while not committing a single error!
                                                                  Good Job CPStars!!!


April 1, 2007
Hudson Valley Spring Brawl Champions


The Stars attended the 1st Annual Hudson Valley Spring Brawl. The Stars went undefeated scoring over 60 runs in twenty innings, including 14 homeruns, and many other exciting highlights. In the final game the Stars found themselves down 2 runs in the last inning, and went on to score 11 runs to come back and take first place in the tournament.

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WELCOME TO THE SITE OF THE COLLEGE POINT STARS TRAVEL BASEBALL TEAM. WE PLAN ON HAVING A LOT OF FUN THIS YEAR. WE ARE A 13U TEAM WHICH STRIVES TO TEACH OUR KIDS GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP, LOYALTY, AND RESPECT FOR THE GAME. WE HAVE A GREAT COACHING STAFF WHO FOCUSE ON TEAMWORK, PLAYER DEVELOPMENT, AND PARTICIPATION. WE EXPECT THE BEST OUT OF EVERY PLAYER, COACH, AND PARENT WHO REPRESENT OUR ORGANIZATION. OUR KIDS UNDERSTAND THAT THERE ARE NO SHORTCUTS TO SUCCESS; SUCCESS TAKES DEDICATION, FOCUS, AND MOST IMPORTANT PRACTICE AND HARD WORK.
                                          
WHATEVER HAPPENS DOESN’T MATTER AS LONG AS YOU GIVE IT YOUR BEST.

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