The Bronco-11 World Series held at Harry G. Daniels Park at Iron Bridge, is an event that’s caught the attention of local baseball fans dating back to 2009. After receiving third-place honors last year, the Chesterfield Baseball Clubs (CBC) team looked to bring the trophy back home.
Coming off a fGold Bracket championship at the annual Richmond Flying Squirrels tournament earlier in July, the Bronco All-Stars were looking to add another first-place finish to their 2016 resume.
The tournament started this last Thursday and CBC lost its first ballgame to West Raleigh, N Cc6-5, in a hard-fought game. CBC standouts Isaiah Lucero and Andrew Jones recorded a home run each. In addition to the homers, Lucero registered two RBI, and Jones and Bryce Adams had one each.
In Friday’s game against Mt. Vernon, Ill., CBC ran away with the 9-4 win. Logan Janney, Carter Schuma, Landon Brown, Deniel Lingle, and Lucero each recorded an RBI, while Cole Feldman added two. Thus, CBC began its win streak.
CBC took on Juarez, Mexico, on Saturday and continued its streak with an outstanding 15-1 victory, in a game that was only five innings due to the mercy rule. With another impressive performance, Lucero recorded two home runs and three RBI. Cole Feldman (2), Kai West (2), Schuma (1), Adams (2), Devon Butler (2) and Brown (1) added RBI as well.
In the semifinals, CBC faced Queens, N.Y., and outscored them 17-7in yet another extraordinary performance. Lucero and Adams took advantage of their time at the plate as Lucero hit two home runs and Adams had one. With this win, CBC entered the championship game with a record of 3-1 and riding a three-game win streak.
The Bronco-11 World Series Championship matchup was CBC vs. Placentia, Calif. After a long but fun journey, both teams looked to claim the trophy and take it home with them. Although CBC performed well throughout the tournament, it fell short to the Placentia Bulldogs. CBC played its hearts out and left everything on the field.
With the tournament at a close, all teams put everything they could on the line and performed in the best way they knew how. CBC’s Lucero won the batting championship and tied the Bronco-11 World Series all-time record with five home runs. Next year, CBC is determined to improve once again on the previous year and try to take the trophy home. Being optimistic, hopefully the word champions will be presented beside their names next summer in Chesterfield.