Thunderhawks Travel Update - 12U
The Deep Run Thunderhawks 12u team continue to play very well in the Suburban A league which is loaded with talent. The competition is thick and game scores are almost always close throughout the entire league.
Although bitten by the injury bug Deep Run still finds themselves 7-1 after 8 games as they stand alone in 1st place with 6 games to go until playoffs. With a target on their backs the DR team has faced ace after ace but has still managed a .316 team batting average. Leading the way at the plate is Austin Keller. Coming off a bomb over the Warrington fence on Sunday, Austin (AK) has found himself batting .500 with a slugging % of .714. He is swinging a hot bat in the 4-hole. He has also been a beast behind the plate shutting down almost every run game of any opponent. Logan Rawling, Asher Franklin, Seb Larosa, and Anthony Cox follow suit all batting between .350 and .400 and all trending up. Over the 8 game stretch the team has consistently won the war on the base paths by swiping 58 bags total. The boys have been extremely aggressive and find ways to throw opponents off of their games. Their base running ability has been the difference in some of their very tightly contested games.
The pitching has also been stellar. The pitching staff has 66 k’s over 8 games with a 1.33 ERA. Leading the way are Asher Franklin (3 games, 2-1, 28 K’s, 5 bb’s, .740 ERA) and Connor Murray (2 games, 2-0, 19 k’s, 5 bb’s, 0.00 ERA). Finn Bachman, Seb LaRosa, and Anthony Cox have all stepped in when called upon and have pitched fantastic in some really key games and big moments including a Seb LaRosa 69 pitch Complete Game at Falls with 7 K’s and only 2 earned runs. With 2 pitchers down (one for the rest of the season) the boys will all need to step up and have done so already.
The DR 12u boys are looking to finish the Spring Suburban season strong and have not been sidetracked. Overcoming injuries the boys look to get stronger and stronger as they get some key pieces (jagger Verbit, Oliver Olson) back in the mix. They no doubt will continue to face the best of the best on the hill each time they play a game. Facing the best pitchers and playing against some of the best talent has driven this team and these boys to get where they are now. They continue to work hard and the results are evident. Keep it up – we have a LONG way to go!
Thunderhawks Travel Update - 9U
The 9u Travel Team has had a wonderful experience joining an independent spring league that allows the team to have games or practices on Friday or Sunday as they work on skills or play local competition. The team had an awesome weekend on 5/2 by joining the local PDC Tournament in Wrightstown, PA. Deep Run 9u Travel was the only local community team and faced local juggernaut AAU teams. Playing in a tournament for the first time against more experienced teams and different rules than the players are used with in-house and travel play, was a learning curve for the first two games of the tournament. By the 3rd game, we had an AAU team on the ropes and the game ended due to the time limit as a 12-10 loss. The team showed tremendous growth and resilience throughout the tournament play and the coaches and parents could not be more proud.
The team is now focused on finishing the spring league play, hosting it's own FOD Tournament the weekend of 6/17-6/20 and joining other tournaments all the way towards the end of July.
The team has been lead by the consistent contributions of Lucas Bouc, Billy Van Sant, Liam Campbell, Blake Cowper, and Connor Crognale. Ashton McKeogh has come on strong lately, Francisco Orsino continues to make plays in the outfield, Liam Reynolds contributes on the mound, Karter Leddy remains a utility knife on defense and speedster on the bases. Jack Lauver is doing well and a positive influence on the team and Bryson Fryer is always cool as a cucumber and has contributed with infield and outfield play and pitching. Drew Montigney will play all 9 positions on defense, swing the bat against anyone, run the bases with a smile, and use the "hide the ball trick" against any opponent. Keep up the great work and having fun!
Any player in AA interested in joining the team for travel ball in the summer or fall can reach Coach Bill Reynolds at