Andover Youth Baseball’s AAA Division players took to the ball fields at Chandler Road Sunday, June 2, for its annual All-Star Game and Home Run Derby.
It marked the last time the 10- to 12-year-olds of the league would hold the events on Chandler Road. Next year, play will move to the new Dyermond Park on Blanchard Street, which is scheduled to open later this year.
Colin Elliott of the Tigers claimed the Home Run Derby title, slamming 10 home runs in round one and following it up with four in round two to earn his trophy.
Two simultaneous split-team/league games were also played, resulting in a pair of hard-fought games that demonstrated the skills of this year’s all-stars.
The Canaligator, the mascot for the Lowell Spinners, was on hand to liven up the day. Rounding out the fun was live entertainment from the Phillies’ Robbins Family and music supplied by DJ Johnny Rocca.
Donations to defray the cost of building the new ball fields are still being accepted. Contributions of any amount can be sent to the Andover Little League, P.O. Box 338, Andover.
2013 AAA All-Stars
:CUBS: Ben Petros, Cole Chingris, Sam Feng, Cameron Acheson; Home Run Derby: Michael Long
:METS: Jaxson Fraser, Trevor Ring, Tommy Savino, Tommy Tavenner; Home Run Derby: Sam Sheehan
:BLUE JAYS: Shane Patrick, Tim Loporchio, Leo Byers, Ben Ashworth; Home Run Derby: Evan Jeffries
:WHITE SOX: Demitrius Andrellos, Colin Elliott, Kyle Elliott, Vincent Giurleo; Home Run Derby: Colin Elliott
:PHILLIES: Aneudy Moreno, Luciano Robbins, Wesley Clancy, Matthew Theriault; Home Run Derby: Aneduy Moreno
:TIGERS: Aidan Ritter, Zayn Aruri, Jackson Burns, Jack Patten; Home Run Derby: Michael Branscombe
:RED SOX: Johnny Gribbel, Wilson Stecher, Ryan McQuaide, Connor Lang; Home Run Derby: Evan Rockwell
:ORIOLES: Evan Giggey, Billy Moulton, Anthony Previte, Aidan Camann; Home Run Derby: Andrew Postal
:INDIANS: Owen Boulanger, Jake Brezner, Luke Poirier, Matt Rigazio; Home Run Derby: Jake Brezner
:RANGERS: Kelvin Davila, Shane Lachance, Cade Cedorchuk, Jon Rowe; Home Run Derby: Kelvin Davila
:BRAVES: James Mahoney, Anthony Teberio, John Bowab, Sean Vumbaco; Home Run Derby: John Bowab
:DODGERS: Jack Cloutier, Andrew Smithson, Conor Moses, Ethan Iannicelli; Home Run Derby: Jack Cloutier