Congratulations to the Riverhead Waves 10u travel baseball team for their second consecutive league championship.
The Waves (15-2, No. 2 seed) defeated the Hauppauge Eagles (16-1, No. 1 seed) 11-5 on Aug. 6 to win the 10u division title in the 2022 Town of Brookhaven Summer Baseball League .
The 10u division of the league had 17 teams. The summer season lasted from June to August. Each team played 2-3 games a week.
To qualify for the finals, the Waves beat Pat-Med 10-0 in the first round, East Hampton 4-3 in the second round, Moriches Bay 4-2 in the semifinals.
The Waves won the 9U Fall Championship last October.
The team’s final summer record was 16-2. They finished the season with an impressive 12-game hitting streak.
“The Waves took control of the (final) game early and never let up,” coach Brian Miller said.
Connor Miller, Jason Hubbard, Travis Cote and Chase Kwasna all had big nights offensively and Travis Cote was strong on the pitcher’s mound for 5 innings. Tyler Chattaway pitched 1 inning of relief. Two outstanding defensive plays were made on the field. Redding Palmeri made a diving catch in center field and his brother Crosby Palmeri lined a single to right field to throw the runner out at first base in the final out.
“Every player contributed either offensively or defensively,” Miller said. “It was a total team effort,” he said.
“We tell them all the time ‘play your best baseball and let’s see if the other team can keep up.’ They did just that in the final,” Miller said. “They gave maximum effort and were laser-focused on playing their best baseball.”
All 13 Waves players play on Riverhead Little League teams, he said.
Team players are: Devin Caserta, Tyler Chattaway, Travis Cote, Trey Edwards, Jason Hubbard, Connor Miller, Chase Kwasna, Eddie Meier, Ben Micieli-Martinez, Crosby Palmeri, Redding Palmeri, Ryan Quick and Michael Zambriski.
Waves travel team coaches: Brian Miller, Ed Meier, Mike Quick and Jason Kwasna.
The Waves are currently forming new teams for the fall and spring. Anyone interested in joining should contact Waves Travel Baseball 10u on Facebook.
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