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Jul, 2019

Whitecaps Baseball U13 Team Sweeps Regional Tournament in Indiana

Whitecaps Baseball, representing several communities around Milwaukee, sent their U13 team to Portage, Indiana last weekend for a regional tournament against 17 other teams from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin. Over three days in 85-degree heat and humidity, the team went undefeated in 8 games to win the championship by out scoring the opposing teams 83 to 34 with a team batting average of .530 in their first tournament played outside Wisconsin.

Players Ian Gunn (Whitefish Bay) and Mike Schoon (River Hills) earned the first home runs of the season on a full-sized diamond with a 300-foot fence. Paul Nuetzel (Mequon) pitched tremendous shutout games in both the quarter and semi-final rounds with a combined 80 pitches. Cristian Murillo (Greenfield) nearly hit for the cycle with singles, doubles and triples all weekend. Ryan Quello (Milwaukee) made plenty of outs with his quick thinking and strong third-to-first throws. Alex Griswold (Shorewood) endured the blazing hot weekend in catchers gear, picking off several runners trying to steal bases on the final day of play with help from Quello and second base teammates Andres Cruz (Fox Point) and Bryce Stasik (Port Washington). Tyler Andrews (Whitefish Bay) pitched batters into ground outs, keeping the bases clear while he was on the mound. Smart and fast base running by Cole Clausing (Whitefish Bay) put him in scoring position every time he was on base, helping to add to the team’s run count. Patrick Bertsch (New Berlin) contributed to nearly every position as the team’s go-to utility player. Henry Halpern (Whitefish Bay) made the winning play for the final out of the tournament with a calm smile on his face before the team erupted with excitement over their accomplishment.

“We have had our highs and lows this season and this tournament really proved the importance of hard work and determination.  Whitecaps Baseball’s professional coaching staff believes that while winning is fun, learning the work it takes to get those wins is even more important.  Those skills translate to the lives of our kids after they leave the field.  This weekend we experienced the fun of hard work and that is a huge part of our message to our players as an organization,” says Will Ross, the coach of the U13 team. 

Whitecaps Baseball has players ages 9 through 14 from Milwaukee, Shorewood, Whitefish Bay, Fox Point, Port Washington, Greenfield, River Hills, New Berlin, Mequon, Kenosha, Menomonee Falls, Waterford, West Bend and Brookfield.  We attract kids from all over the metro-area, according to Whitecaps President, Domingo Cruz, Even with other select teams closer to home, Whitecaps Baseball families see the value in this program and they will drive the extra few miles to have their kids be part of something great.