With 96 teams from all over the country participating in the tournament, the Boyz lived in barracks with their coaches the entire week, where they traded pins and met a lot of kids from the other teams. The called it "an experience of a lifetime."
The Alcatraz Boyz finished the tournament with a 7-2 record and seeded 18 out of 96 teams. The team hit 27 home runs.
Raymond Hudson and Brent Bockover had six home runs, each with a grand slam. Brendan Jenkins and Cody Shields also had grand slams. Jonathan Camello had four home runs and 20 RBIs for the tournament. TJ Friedl was the lead-off hitter at age 11 and had an on-base percentage of over 700. Jimmy Doyle, Chad Martin, Spencer Andora, Ryan Ibanez also pounded home runs.
The entire team played great defense. That was led by Jimmy Doyle who pitched a 5-0 record for the team, which included a shut out, backed up by defensive standout plays by Chase Hennings and Tyler Trinidad who both received injuries and bounced back to help their team with its success. Donald Camello Jr., 10, showed great support for the team.
The Alcatraz Boyz will return to Cooperstown next July, holding tryouts starting next month to put another Under 12 team together.