Antonelli Baseball 17u Black won the 18u NEB End of Summer Classic on Sunday. Crowning the first NEB Tournament champion since 2019.
With COVID forcing all events in 2020 and early 2021 to become Round Robin events and rain wrecking havoc on the 2021 18u NEB Invitational. This past Sunday, July 25th, was the first Championship Sunday in almost 2 years.
The "End of Summer" Classic is traditionally a wrap up of the summer travel season but with COVID pushing back the HS and Travel Ball start the EOS is closer to the middle part of the summer for 2021.
Antonelli Baseball had to win 3 games on Sunday to take home the title. As the 4 seed they were matched up with 5 seed CT Grind-White in game 1, followed by playing the 1 seed MDB Knights winning in convincing fashion 10-0. In The Championship game they played Team CT Baseball the 3 seed, who won 3 games as well, to get to the Championship. Antonelli jumped on them early and cruised to a 8-0 win in the Championship.
The playoff bracket saw the 6 pool winners advance to the playoff round who were: MDB Knights, NEB Jays, Team CT Baseball, Antonelli Black, CT Grind-White, and J&M Baseball.
Next up on the NEB Tournament Slate is the 16u North East Baseball Classic July 30th-August 1st.