Smmerfield Bronco Baseball All-Stars:
The Summerfield Baseball Bronco All-Stars, coached by Eric Conti, played in three local tournaments and went 3 – 8 since they struggled early on. However, they entered the PONY/Bronco sectional tournament in Huntsville (July 11-14), went 3-0 with three mercy rule games and advanced to the PONY/Bronco regional in Smithfield VA (July 20-23).
At the regional, Summerfield lost their first game to a strong East Lincoln NC team 12-2. In the second game, they defeated the host team Smithfield 10-9 in dramatic
fashion… In the bottom of the 7th inning, Quin Conti hit a double with
two on and drove in two runs which tied the game. After being moved over to 3rd
on a ground ball by James Hong, Jared Randall hit a single to drive in the
winning run. This capped off almost a 3 hour game which finished around 11:45pm.
It was quite a finish to defeat the host team.
On Friday the 22nd, Summerfield lost their 2nd game to a strong Chesapeake VA team playing at 3:00pm in 104 degree, 111 heat index weather. The boys played hard, but they just ran out of pitching and steam. East Lincoln went on to win the tournament
advancing them to the Bronco Zone in West Branch VA.
It was a great experience and the boys developed many friendships along the
way. It was a honor and a pleasure for Coach Conti to be selected as their coach and to represent Summerfield in such a positive way.