The Northwest Warriors team officially finished with 21-13 record. This Summer we stepped up the competition competing in 7 local and regional tournaments coordinated by Team Exposure, Perfect Game, Pastime, and Diamond Sports Promotions. We completed our season in Cleveland, Ohio at the CABA High School World Series. These tournaments provided competition from Illinois as well as 10 other states and Canada whose rosters consisted of several DI, DII, and DIII commits.
We started out our season by winning the Battle by the Lake Tournament at Carthage College. Qualified for bracket play in 4 of the next 5 tourneys. Then, at CABA World Series, qualified for bracket play, upset the #3 Seed, and finished 6th out of 44 teams...a tremendous achievement considering we were down to 11 players due to injury. Their determination, efficiency on the mound, and clutch hitting allowed them to defeat many teams with twice as many players. For that....I APPLAUD THE PLAYERS AND COACHES FOR A JOB WELL DONE!
Secondly, statistically this team met many of their personal goals and those of the coaches and I set out for them. As a team, we hit .302, with an On-Base Percentage of .391. We had 258 total hits and scored 173 runs in 32 games (avg. 7.6 hits and over 5 runs a game). Of our 258 hits, about one-fourth of them were extra base hits...including 48 doubles. Pitching was exceptional throughout the season. Out of 206.2 innings pitched, we achieved a team ERA of 3.45 with 170 Ks and only 78 walks. These are all exceptional statistics and reasons why this team had the success it did this summer! Again for that....WELL DONE PLAYERS FOR ALL YOUR EFFORTS!
BA: David Roscoe 0.466, Josh Periaswamy 0.374
Hits: David Roscoe 41, Josh Periaswamy 34
2B: Joe Kalish 10, David Roscoe 8
3B: David Roscoe 4, Josh Periaswamy 3
HR: Joe Kalish 1
RBI: David Roscoe 26, Joe Kalish 26
SB: Bobby Balzano 27, Ismail Abassi 12
ERA: Brennan Rieman 2.21, Josh Periaswamy 2.69
IP: Joe Kalish 45.1, Periaswamy 39.0, Rieman 31.2
Wins: Kalish 3, Rieman 3
SO: Periaswamy 44, Rieman 26
Thirdly, we just wanted to acknowledge all our family and "fans" for following us from game to game whether in person or on GameChanger. Your support certainly did not go unnoticed! Whether it was your cheers when we scored, bags of Skittles brought to the dugout, or "disagreements" with an umpire's call...you were heard loud and clear! The players certainly feed off your encouragement and made them better players just knowing you care.
In conclusion, thank you so much for making this such a memorable season! Not only did these young men perform on the field, they were that much better off the field. Working with intelligent, coachable, and competitive players provided us with a rewarding experience that we will always remember! My hopes for those with the goal to play college ball, is that the college coaches in the stands saw the type of players I know we have! For our seniors, GOOD LUCK with your college careers. It was a pleasure watching you play.
Warriors Coaching Staff