Doc B End-of-Summer Baseball Classic

Updated Tuesday July 25, 2017 by Beth Jones.

The Doc Bonaccorso “Doc B” Summer Classic is a wrap, marking the official close of the 2017 Arlington summer travel baseball season.

This year’s Doc B attracted 39 teams from Virginia, Maryland and the District, drawing an estimated 600 players and their families to Arlington’s Barcroft and Greenbrier parks for four days of great competitive baseball at the 8 to 13 year-old age levels.

The teams battled the searing heat and threatening skies, but in the end, each age bracket had a champion with some notable performances by many players:

  • 13U – DC Dynasty bested Pioneer Legends 10-5 on the big field at Barcroft #6.
  • 12U – ABR Storm defeated ATB Blue 4-1. The Storm’s Chase Rubin pitched a complete game with 5Ks over 6 innings and on offense, contributed 2 hits and an RBI to the winning effort.
  • 11U – ABR Storm defeated the McLean Dirt Devils 4-2. During the weekend, Elijah Hughes and Javier Murray combined for 8 RBI.
  • 10U – ATB Blue beat the McLean Dirt Devils in a 10-6 game.
  • 9U –  ABR Storm defeated Pioneer Legends 7-2 in a rain-shortened 5 inning game. Starter George Thompson and Max Troiano pitched a no-hitter game for the win.
  • 8U – ABR Storm defeated the Pioneer Legends (2-0) and McLean Dirt Devils (8-0) to take the tournament victory. Pitchers Liam Finkel, Aidan Kaminski, Booker Lawson and Jones Tallent combined to pitch 12 shut-out innings in the two games.

Winning 4 of the 6 age brackets at the tourney, the ABR Storm flexed its muscle at the Doc B, both on the fields and in the skies overhead. Heavy downpours cut short the 11U and 9U finals on Sunday evening, but both of those games were into late innings when the skies opened up.

Note: Arlington Storm 10U was not able to participate in the Doc B tourney, as the team was representing Virginia in the Babe Ruth Regionals tournament in Williamsburg, VA. The team pushed the eventual regional champions and runner- up to the edge, falling 1-0 to Levy Park from Florida (runners-up) and 10-6 to West Raleigh (Babe Ruth Regional Champions).  Arlington Storm was led by outstanding pitching from Will Evans and Will Tallon, and heavying hitting from Jack Rubin, Mason Bodnar, and Will Evans who went a combined 16 for 31.

Photo: Arlington Babe Ruth 8U Storm win the Doc B Summer Classic, capping a successful 2017 season with tournament wins in Arlington, Winchester, Montgomery County and a Babe Ruth District 7 championship title.