Albany Athletics Capture AABC World Series
The Albany Athletics beat the Watertown Blaze twice on Sunday to capture the AABC World Series in Connecticut.
The A's, members of the Albany Twilight League, won 6-2 and 6-5 en route to the Championship. The group finished 40-9 this season, even after losing multiple players to injury or summer collegiate leagues.
In Game 1, Cameron Overbaugh had three hits to pace the offense and Ryan Harper tossed a complete game while allowing just six hits. Overbaugh had a big weekend, earning co-MVP honors of the tournament by going 12-for-22 performance with eight runs, three RBI, and five stolen bases.
In Game 2, Chris Salamida (Watervliet) got the save after entering in the sixth inning. The former Valleycat also took co-MVP honors after going 7-for-14 at the plate with four runs. On the mound he had a complete game win, two saves, 13 strikeouts and one earned run allowed.
My producer Brady Farkas has played in the Twilight League for parts of seven seasons and has faced the A's several times:
"I'm not surprised to see the A's continue to dominate on both a local and national level. They are extremely well-coached and dedicated, and have tremendous skill. They have a great mix of veterans and younger players and are able to combine great experience with great potential at every position on the field," Farkas told me.