The 16u Hawks program took part in the Ultimate Strike Zone tournament at Central Michigan University over the 4th of July Holiday. The Hawks played some very good ball and had victories over the Traverse City 131's 4 - 2, Lincoln Park Rails 12 - 5, and the Motor City Hit Dogs 5 - 1. The Hawks finished with a 3 - 1 record in the tourney.
Several players hit well in the tourney, including Zach Wambold (Central Catholic), Thomas Friar (Monroe Jefferson), Alex Heban (Central Catholic), Jared Schriner (Maumee), and Joe Dandino (Central Catholic). Also, Ian Andres (Bedford), Jake Flom (St Francis) and Austin Hazard (Maumee) pitched well.
In going 3 - 1 in the tourney the Hawks did very well against some of the best teams in the region. In a pivotal game against a very good Motor City Hit Dogs team, Sean Killian pitched extremely well and held them to 1 run. Jude Neary did a fine job behind the plate, managing the pitchers and keeping baserunners in check during the tourney.