2019 Rehoboth 12U All Star Team
“The Boys of Summer”
Rehoboth’s 12U All Star Team had a summer to remember! Starting on June 28th the team traveled to Cooperstown, NY to participate in the Cooperstown Dream Parks Summer Tournament. Rehoboth was one of 104 teams from all over the US, Canada and even Hawaii.
The “Rehoboth Thunder”, as they were called, finished in the top 50 of teams, making it to the third round of the playoffs. They beat teams from Alabama, Missouri, Illinois and Michigan. There were 13 homeruns as a team from 6 different players, Ben Miller, Gavin Salera, Ben Cote, Connor Pacheco, Brennan Silva and Matthew Suprenard. These kids truly became a family along with the 4 coaches, Paul Salera, Dave Miller, Tony “The Cat” Placido and Chuck Roth.
Once back in Rehoboth, the team competed in their own tournament, “The Rehoboth Summer Slam” on July 18-21. They won the first game 19-0 against Swansea, and then the heat started with temperatures in the upper 90’s and a heat index of 110 degrees. With a loss in the morning game 8-3 against West Warwick (who was the number 1 overall seed of the tournament after pool play), they won the afternoon game 10-6 against Dighton Blue, ending up the 4th seed after pool play. Sunday was just as hot as Rehoboth won the semi-final game against the #1 seed West Warwick 14-3. The Championship game would come down to Rehoboth versus Dighton Blue. Both teams played great in the awful heat but that did not deter Rehoboth as they went on and won the game by a score of 10-3. Rehoboth was crowned the 12U Rehoboth Summer Slam Champions.
The tournament could never have happened without the help and support of the parents. Paul Salera and the rest of the coaches would like to thank all the parents for all their hard work and dedication for not only this year but the past 5 years. To each of the players, all the coaches want to say “Thank You” for being an amazing bunch of young men who each of us were very grateful to have had the opportunity to coach.
Always remember “We are Family!”
“Rehoboth Thunder” 12U All Star Team: Brennan Silva, Gavin Salera, Ben Miller, Connor Pacheco, Ben Cote, Charlie Roth, Matty Suprenard, AJ Placido, AJ Gesner, Aiden Melo, Owen Howe, Ace Fortin, Andrew Placido, and Nick “Bat Boy” Miller.
Coaches: Paul Salera, Dave Miller, Tony Placido, Chuck Roth