AUBURN, Mass. – Olympic athletes aren’t the only ones setting records this month.
The Auburn Senior League All-Stars (15- and 16-year-olds) set several records in the baseball team’s opening-round victory Friday night in the Senior League Eastern Tournament in New Jersey.
Auburn defeated Scarborough, Maine, by the football-like score of 35-0, which broke the record for most runs scored in a tournament game. The game was stopped after five innings because of the mercy rule that stops a game if one team is up by 10 or more runs after five innings.
Tyler Desjardins of Auburn tied the tournament record with two home runs and seven RBIs. He set a record by scoring six runs.
Also, Tyler Lamonda and Ryan Kozlowski tied the record for hits in a game with five each. Their 10 combined hits set a record for most hits by two teammates.
Auburn sent four pitchers to the mound against Maine. Lamonda, Desjardins, Kozlowski and Lincoln Bois combined for the shutout.
“I told the team to enjoy the win, but I also told them that tomorrow is going to be a tough game against New Jersey,” said Manager Dalton Goodrich. “It’s going to be a dogfight. They are the best team every year.”
Auburn’s next game is against South Vineland, N.J., which won the tournament in 2009 and 2010. The Daily Voice will have updates throughout the week-long tournament.
Auburn’s 13 players also play baseball for Auburn High School. They are Bois, Desjardins, Kozlowski, Lamonda, Ryan Angelico, Joshua Boucher, Joseph Fahey, Drew Goodrich, Matt Kapulka, Ryan Mulcahy, Matthew Nelson, Kyle Quitadamo and DJ Scavone.
The team’s manager is Dalton Goodrich, and the two coaches are Rich Kapulka and Dan Scavone.