14th Annual Major League Wheelchair Softball Tournament Print
Written by John Hamre   

 

 

This past week, the 14th Annual Major League Wheelchair Softball Tournament took place at the the home of MLB NY Mets , Citi Field in Flushing NY.  4 Wheelchair Softball Teams sponsored by Major League Baseball franchises competed.  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 14th Annual Major League Wheelchair Softball Tournament for the 2nd consecutive year. NY Mets great John Franco also came by to offer his support.

 

 

 

On behalf of the players, coaches and Wheelchair Sports Federation, we'd like to thank Danielle Parillo, the NY Mets, MLB, and NY City Parks & Recreation for their continued support.  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.

 

2014 Final Results:

1st Place - RIC Cubs

2nd Place – New England Rolling Red Sox

3rd Place - New York Mets

4th Place - New York Yankees

 

2014 All-Tournament Team Awards

Pitcher - George Norton - New England Rolling Red Sox

Catcher - George Taborsky - NY Mets

1st Base - Dave Deas - NY Mets

2nd Base - Hector Bruno - RIC Cubs

3rd Base - Jason Soricelli - NY Mets

Shortstop - Jorge Alfaro - RIC Cubs

Left Field - Joe LeMar - New England Rolling Red Sox

Centerfield - Steve Davis - New England Rolling Red Sox

Short Field - Tony Fitzgerald - NY Yankees

Right Field - Felix Castillo - NY Mets

Best Quad - Mike Guilbault - New England Rolling Red Sox

Sportsmanship - Steve Summer - New England Rolling Red Sox

Tie- Best Rookie - Dashay Torry - RIC Cubs & Pat Anderson - NY Mets

Most Valuable Player - Alex Para - RIC Cubs

 

Al Youakim Volunteer & Spirit Award – Susan Stiefvatr


Thank you to all our sponsors and volunteers.


We look forward to seeing everyone next year at the 15th Annual.

 

Photos by Stephen Tang -   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 20:26