Bombers win Troy Bauman tournament

Mirror staff

The Federal Way Bombers won the championship at the fifth annual Troy Bauman Memorial Baseball Tournament in Chewelah, Wash., held July 9-11. The Bombers are a 10-and-under baseball team made up of players from the south end of Federal Way. The tournament included teams from Washington, Idaho and British Columbia.

The Bombers finished the tournament with a perfect 4-0 record. They beat Pullman in their first game, 14-7, downed Kettle Falls in four innings, 15-1, beat Colville 7-0 and downed Chewelah in the championship game, 6-5. Nick Mulloy had a pair of home runs during the tournament and the team got solid pitching from Christian Meister, Rion Ramirez, Richard Apigo, Pat Mulloy, Niko Gregg and Nick Mulloy. Strong hitting also came from John David McCleary, Kai Cerbana, James Marshall, Colton Ramirez and Dakotah Ramirez.

The team is coached by John Sugg, Steve Pearson, Rion Ramirez and Greg Cerbana.

Buzz places second

The Federal Way Buzz, a 15-and-under baseball team, finished in second place in the select Puget Sound Mickey Mantle League with a record of 21-4-1. The Buzz is currently in Crystal Lake, Ill. to play in the CABA Ultimate World Series, which includes approximately 50 of the best teams from the United States, Japan and Puerto Rico.

During their regular season, the Buzz hit .380 as a team and scored 304 runs. Their opponents hit .237 and scored 143 runs.

The Buzz includes Cole Bixenman, Matt Burrows, Brad Carter, Beau Didier, Darrel Farrington, Brock Gates, Matt Hart, Davis Johnson, Mike Keller, Dustin Martin, Alex Mesick and Troy Scott. Cody Goodfellow, Bryce Bowell and Kirk Wetmore are accompanying the team to the World Series to help shoulder the pitching load. The team is coached by Mike Nadeau, Ron Johnson, Kyle Schroeder and Brian Bixenman.

Piper-Jordan playing in the minors in Arizona

2003 Federal Way High School graduate Andre Piper-Jordan is currently playing for the Oakland Athletics rookie league team in Phoenix. Through 16 games, the center fielder is hitting .246 in 61 plate appearances.

Piper-Jordan was drafted in the 28th round in last month’s Major League Baseball Draft out of Everett Community College. He’s scored 12 runs and a team-leading six stolen bases. He also has one home run after not hitting one over the fence during his freshman year at ECC.

McFeely playing summer ball in New England

Shea McFeely, a 2002 graduate of Federal Way High School, is playing summer baseball with the Torrrington Twisters in the prestigious New England Collegiate Baseball League. McFeely, who will be entering his junior year at Oregon State University in the fall, is hitting .286 with 14 runs, a team-leading seven doubles, one home run and eight RBIs for the Twisters.

The league includes 13 teams from six New England states. Torrington is located in Connecticut.

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