This past weekend, the 13th Annual Major League Wheelchair Softball Tournament took place at the specially built Wheelchair Softball Field at the Amphitheater at Brookhaven in Long Island NY. A true Wheelchair Softball field that had 4 Wheelchair Softball Teams sponsored by Major League Baseball franchises competing. The RIC Cubs, New England Rolling Red Sox, New York Mets and New York Yankees fought for the coveted "Kelly Cup", named after Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association and United Spinal Association’s' former Executive Director, Jerry Kelly.
After playing 9 games over two days, the RIC Cubs beat the New England Rolling Red Sox to win the 13th Annual Major League Wheelchair Softball Tournament.
On behalf of the players, coaches and Wheelchair Sports Federation, we'd like to thank Jill Knee, and the NY Mets for their continued support as well as the Town of Brookhaven, Chili’s and Major League Baseball and the NY Yankees. Without their help, we could not have a premiere Wheelchair Softball Tournament in the New York City area and one of the better events for Adaptive Sports in the United States.
2013 Final Results:
1st Place - RIC Cubs
2nd Place – New England Rolling Red Sox
3rd Place - New York Mets
4th Place - New York Yankees
2013 All-Tournament Team Awards
Pitcher - Gary Clarke - New England Rolling Red Sox
Catcher - Larry Labiak - RIC Cubs
1st Base - Dan Palmer - RIC Cubs
2nd Base - Kevin Erickson - New York Yankees
3rd Base - Jason Soricelli - NY Mets
Shortstop - Damon Isles - New England Rolling Red Sox
Left Field - Christopher St Remy - NY Yankees
Centerfield - Edy Lopez - NY Mets
Short Field - Jorge Alfaro - RIC Cubs
Right Field - Andre Lambert - NY Mets
Best Quad - Mike Guibault - New England Rolling Red Sox
Sportsmanship - Paul Cowan - New England Rolling Red Sox
Best Rookie - Chip Battoe - RIC Cubs
Most Valuable Player - Joey Gugliotta - RIC Cubs
Al Youakim Volunteer & Spirit Award – Charles Lloyd