Will Hanlon went 4 for 4 with a triple and Jonathan Sheehan, Andrew Disney and Ben Perdue each had two hits as the B-CC Blue Sox defeated Gaithersburg A, 12-5, in the Bowie Invitational Pee Wee Division championship Sunday afternoon in Bowie.
Chris Horning and David Van Voorhees pitched well. Jake Kaden, Ben Regan-Sachs, Bobby Kim, Mark Rasmussen, Alex Rubin and Bobby Pinero played good defense.
"This is the best we've played all year," said B-CC Coach Mike Horning, whose team went 5-0 and outscored its opponents, 61-13. "We've always been solid on defense and we've always gotten good pitching, but sometimes we struggle at the plate. . . . Right now, everyone in lineup is hitting the ball well."
The Blue Sox began the tournament with a 13-0 win over South Bowie. Hanlon, Horning and Van Voorhees had a combined 10 strikeouts and Disney and Regan-Sachs hit the ball well. Perdue, Kaden and Rubin played good defense.
Following a 25-0 win over the Columbia All-Stars, the Blue Sox blanked Gaithersburg B, 12-0. Sheehan went 4 for 4 with four RBI and pitched a combined two-hitter with Hanlon and Van Voorhees. Kaden went 3 for 4 with four RBI and Horning and Rubin played good defense.
B-CC advanced to the final with a 9-8 win over Damascus. Pinero and Sheehan drove in runs in the bottom of the seventh inning and Disney and Rubin made great defensive plays. Hanlon, Disney and Sheehan each had three hits. Horning and Kim also played well.
The Damascus game "was a real test of character," said Horning, whose team trailed 8-3. "We had been beating teams pretty handily, so for us to be down like that and come back to win was very important. It gave us a lot of confidence."