Text and photos by Steev Riccardo
WEBSTER – The Bartlett Indians hosted their first ever Indian Baseball Classic tournament in Webster last Tuesday (April 16), and all indications are that it was a huge success.
With games taking place at both the Upper Athletic field and at Bartlett High school at 1—and aconsolation and title game at the Upper Athletic at 3 and 7—the crowds came out, and it was a great baseball atmosphere.
Unfortunately, the home team didn’t fare too well on the field, losing the opening game 7-4 Blackstone Millville Regional and the consolation game 10-4 to Blackstone Valley Tech.
The Indians hurt themselves with poor defense that resulted in 4 errors, which didn’t do much to help junior starter Evan Anderson.
Justin Caro hit a two-run homer and Anderson and freshman John Hughes drove in the other two runs for the Indians.
The Indians, who dropped to 1-6, when it was all said and done,
fell behind 8-1 early in the consolation game, and never got back in it.
Weston defeated Blackstone Valley Tech 8-4 in the opener at Bartlett high school before losing to Blackstone-Millville 11-3 in the finals.