Intermediate team plays semifinals game on Saturday evening

Courtesy write-up and photos.

No families in Auburn can take a vacation this summer, well, at least those families who have baseball players in the U11, U12 and Intermediate All Star Teams.

Auburn is on fire with all three teams continuing on their winning streaks.

Was Monday’s intermediate All-Star game football or baseball? With Auburn beating Milton National 28-15 in the fifth inning, these ball players have really mastered the importance and power of RBIs.

“What a high scoring game that was. We scored four, touchdowns, while giving up two. We did block one of their extra points, but later in the game they sacked our QB for a safety.” Coach Handfield jokingly said.

He added, “The boys swung their bats well.”

Rocco hustles down to first base.

With aggressive base running and at the plate strategies, Auburn seems to have found a formula that works offensively. 

With every player contributing to the win, it’s exciting to be in the stands. You never know when the next play will bring you to your feet!

“After a tough night in Sudbury on Sunday, it was good to see the boys bounce back and put that loss behind them and finish pool play 4-1,” Handfield said. 

Eric Dupruis and Ryan Hunter did a great job on the mound. Sam Soloperto and Tyler Cook hit home runs adding to the excitement of the game.  While Rocco, Ryan, Riley, Eric, Isaac, and Garrett mastered stolen bases. Third base duo, Enzo and a Marcus “Taco” created unexpected moments that make baseball fun. And, at their last at bat, Danny and Aidan “Chippie”, got fans out of their seats, as they each had line drive shots into outfield, to close out the game. 

The Intermediate Team will play in the State Semifinals on Saturday, July 13 at 7 p.m. as the No. 2 seed against the No. 3 seed Needham. A rematch of the June 30 game in which Auburn won 16-6. The No. 1 seed Lincoln/Sudbury will face off against the No. 4 seed East Bridgewater at 4 p.m. The games will be played at Pappas Recreational Field in Auburn.

The team hopes to see parents and fans fill the stands! Blue and white spirit sticks will be handed out to Auburn fans. The players and coaches note they “really appreciate the community support.”

Auburn southpaw Eric Duprus delivers a pitch.

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