Coming into the spring season at Hot Stove Baseball, the 11U Camelot Knights Orange team is ready to make a splash wherever they play. The squad, compiled of eleven hardworking young players are coming off a season where they collected 56 total wins, 17 losses, and just one tie. The team played in numerous tournaments, winning nine pieces of trophy.
Led by Nicholas DelVecchio, JJ Palumbo, Ryan Kurz, and Jack Olson, the 11U Camelot Knights Orange are looking to be even more successful in 2016 than they were last season. Jordan Babbo, Ryan Kurz, and Zaim Deljanin are considered three top-of-the-line pitchers who throw the ball with ease. The three flamethrowers are all capable of being the ace of the Camelot Knights’ rotation. The team's defense is led by DelVecchio at shortstop, Palumbo at catcher, Mike Carter being able to play both third and second base, and Ben Rose controlling center field. The Knight’s most valuable asset is wildcard Matt Coffey who could play numerous positions on the field. Zach Rosenzweig and Nolan Curto are two pitchers who will greatly help the team this year serving time in the back of the rotation. Defense and pitching is the name of the game for the Camelot Knights.
The Camelot Knights’ strongest feature is not just their great, all-around play on the baseball field, but their ability to work as a unit and compete at a high level each day. Each player checks their ego in the dugout before making their way out onto the field. Coach feels if they limit their errors and walks this year, they have an even better chance at success.
The team is involved in an extensive winter workout schedule which includes basic baseball training at the Performance Factory and crossfit training at BE1st Fitness. Challenging these young men to compete with each other is very important each practice. Failure, such as losing, is tough to swallow, but failing as a team builds character and allows them to fight through it as one.
Nolan Curto, Matt Coffey, JJ Palumbo, Jordan Babbo, Ben Rose, and Nick DelVecchio are all capable of hitting one out of the park, and have all done so in the past. The team is known for their “dog pounds” after victories. Game balls are handed out each game to the most deserving player each time they step on the dirt.
The Camelot Knights fit a comparison with the New York Mets perfectly—the team has an extremely strong pitching staff, but at times, could fail to produce runs.
The 11U Camelot Knights Orange baseball team is ready to take Hot Stove baseball by storm, and is ready to compete with any team necessary. This A-level group, full of ten year olds playing “up,” is a team to be reckoned with.