Remember the name. On a team full of stars, Jay Woolfolk burned the brightest at the Boys Invitational Baseball (BIB) tournament in Colonial Heights last week. He used a big stick and a cannon of an arm to guide Chesterfield Baseball Clubs and CBC National to its fifth straight BIB title as they defeated Williamsburg 5-1 Saturday night to take their most recent crown.
“It feels great for me as a coach, but I feel better for these kids,” Manager Randy Womack said. “We have good baseball in Chesterfield.”
Woolfolk had a monster tournament, winning both the Most Valuable Player Award and the batting title award. The 12 year-old hit .667 with three home runs and nine RBIs over four games, and also picked up two wins and a save pitching. The standout allowed just two hits and struck out 26 of the 31 batters he faced. During the championship game against Williamsburg, his fastball was clocked at an astounding 81 mph.
“You could give him a broomstick and he could knock it out of the park,” said CBC Manager Randy Womack. “He doesn’t need a bat.”
The roster featured a host of players from last year’s championship team and the 2014 Bronco World Series Champions including Cole Peck, Jack Carris, and Caleb “Rooster” Ray.
In the championship game, Williamsburg pitcher Drew Ramos started strong and Williamsburg had a 1-0 lead heading into the bottom of the third. Hits by Caleb Cranor and Peck set the table for Woolfolk, who battled through the at-bat, finally getting a pitch he could handle, launching it the opposite way for a home run, giving CBC a 3-1 lead.
CBC added two runs in the 5th inning. Peck hit a two out triple, and was driven in by Woolfolk who legged out an infield single. A ball hit by Preston Robbins found grass in the outfield, scoring Woolfolk from first. That’s all the offense CBC National would need.
“Peck runs the bases like Bryce Harper out there,” Womack said. “He hustles.”
“This team was different from my team two years ago,” Womack said. “That team could score a ton of runs, this team’s pitching and defense was much better.”
CBC American fell in the quarterfinals 5-2 to CBC National. The Matoaca Indians and Moseley Red Storm fell in first round action in the BIB.