BAYS sent 19 teams to MTOC 2018 held June 22-24, 2018 at the State Fields in Lancaster. Six teams were crowned champions, six teams lost in the finals, three teams lost in the seminfinal giving us 15 of our 19 teams making the semi-finals Almost one quarter of the teams in the semifinals were from BAYS. Two Finals were all BAYS and eight other finals involved one BAYS eams and six finals had no BAYS teams participating.
We had three wild cards in addition to our regular 16 slots and in the age groups that we had wildcards both the wild card and the regular slot team made it to the final four and in every case, one BAYS team was eliminated by the other, two were in an all BAYS final (B06 D2 and B08 D2) and the thrd was an all BAYS semfinal in Bous 10 D1.
And as a first for this writer, we had a team pull out at 8:45 Friday morning giving BAYS a hefty fine. Due to some hard work and scrambling among Ed McDonald, Ted Ritchie, Steve Smoller and Peter DeNatale, a Needham grade 8 team agreed to step up and take the girls grade 10 D1 slot. In 4 hours they got a team together, paperwork done and made a 5 PM kick off to prevent a Nantucket team from traveling to have no opponent. BAYS wishes to thank Needham and coach Jim McShane for stepping up with a younger team and taking the schedule over. in an interesting side note, the official tournament results will list the games as three forfeits, had the results been allowed to stand - they would have won their division and made it to the final four displacing the eventual winner. They played the eventual winner in group phase and defeated them 1-0. They also took home the lone Sportsmanship Award for BAYS. Congratualtions and great thenaks to Needham.
BAYS delegation was headed by Ed McDonald, President and a number of volunteers. Assisting with Registration were Past President Dan Bielenin, Past President Dick Penta, Denis Cho & Joe D'Amico. Heading the awards effort for final four and sportsmanship was Co-Vice President Lisa Wentworth with her dream team of Tony Loftis, Dick Penta, David Dalrymple, Steve Smoller, Ted Ritchie, Katie Bigelow, John Cresap, Kelly Kemp with photography by veteran Maddy Hill and rookie Lucas Martiros..
Levon was the referee assignor assisted by a number of BAYS referees that were unable to work many deserved finals due to the success of the BAYS teams.
Below are the team summary and team pictures: