The large crowd Friday night June 11th was not disappointed as they saw a great battle for the 2021 NCBR Championship. Coach Field and his Royals were ready to defend their crown against Coach Levesque's Navy. As with most of the teams in our league, Navy shared players with the WHS Freshman team who were away that day in Ashland. The game was delayed while we all waited patiently for the bus to pull up and the players to hustle into the dugout for their 2nd back to back game.
Royal jumped out to a quick lead in the 1st and never looked back as the daylight faded. Navy made it interesting in the 3rd pulling within 1 run. Royal, lead by their big bats - Liam Field, Danny Leahy and Caleb Meredith kept pounding Navy's pitching to hold them off and build up a 10-5 lead as the last bit of light faded and the game was finally called in the bottom of 5 due to darkness.
Congrats to Coach Field and Coach Leahy for successfully defending their title! Also special congrats to the graduating players from both teams who along with all the 15 year olds in the league completed their 3 year stint in Babe Ruth and went out as the real champions of WBR! We now turn to summer with 3 excellent teams in each age group getting ready to battle in a competitive travel program over the next month and a half. Thanks to all the players, coaches and parents for a great spring. Keep playing the game we all love and see you on the ballfields.