FAIR HAVEN – The 10U Fair Haven Diamonds won its United States Amateur Baseball League Championship game, 9-4, June 22 over the Jersey Shore Thunder.
Capping off an 8-1 regular season, the Diamonds got strong pitching performances over the weekend from Scott Gyimesi, Shay Addison, Luke Ronayne and Joey Gotch to win the team’s first USABL title.
The Thunder got a solid pitching effort from Cole Armond who battled over five innings.
Taking a 4-3 lead into the fifth inning, the Diamonds got back-to-back doubles from Robbie Thomson and Matt Fernandez to take a comfortable lead. Joey Gotch closed out the game with two strikeouts and the Diamonds celebrated a great win. Head coach Rafe Fernandez said “pitching depth is important to us and seeing four of our boys throw 20 strikeouts in 12 innings over the weekend is exciting.”