What an amazing run!!! For most of us, this journey started at 8U. We all had a common bond whether we knew each other or not.
The bond of a baseball community getting ready for the Holy Grail of Travel Baseball known as "COOPERSTOWN".
The Florida Pokers just went through the experience known as "Week 2". All the years of planning and hard work gone in a blink of an eye.
I just wanted to take a moment and thank each and everyone of you; Family, Friends and Fans. Your support was felt during this tournament.
Your Florida Pokers had an amazing run!
104- 88- 16- 8- 4
104: Number of teams in the Cooperstown tournament in Week 2.
88: Number of teams eliminated on Wednesday.
16: Your Florida Pokers made it to the Sweet 16 behind a very gutsy complete game shutout.
8: Your Florida Pokers made it to the Elite 8 by never giving up and brought home the W in a dramatic fashion.
4: Your Florida Pokers made it to the final 4 and played like Champions! 6 outs short of making it to the coveted Holy Grail!
In the end, we came up a bit short, but I wanted to take this time to thank each and everyone of you for your support.
The hundreds of text messages, the hundreds of online viewers and multitude of fans that showed up to support us was truly AMAZING!!!
For those of you who followed every pitch (and there were many), know how well your Florida Pokers played.
You should all be proud of your Florida Pokers as we ended up in 3rd place in a nationwide tournament.
We set multiple Cooperstown records; we hit more than 45 home-runs and gave up the least amount of homer's.
Our boys deserve all the accolades:
1. Roman Anthony
2. Luke Evans
3. Isaiah Farris
4. Devin Fitz-Gerald
5. Jacob Gomberg
6. Noah Greenseid
7. Dillon Moquin
8. Deni Rivard
9. Christian Rodriguez
10. Chris Scinta
11. Tim Shields
12. TJ Thompson
Thank you all, and GO FLORIDA POKERS!!!