The Boynton Beach Barracudas travel baseball organization is increasing in its second year with several talented players making a direct effect on the diamond through the entire 2018 fall season.
The Barracudas nonprofit organization was founded by AJ Quinones, a former professional baseball player. The Barracudas currently take part in the 14U division of the South Florida Travel Baseball League and most the team includes seventh- and eighth-graders.
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The 14U squad recently reached the championship game and was the runner-up at the Lake Worth Fall Bash, that was its best tournament finish in two seasons.
Jackson Breaux threw a no-hitter contrary to the Busty Bulls, which marked the 1st time a pitcher has accomplished the feat for the Barracudas. Breaux tossed a whole game shutout in a 7-0 victory at Freedom Park in Greenacres.
“Jackson has been with the united team since we started also it was very exciting and we was ecstatic,” Quinones said.
The Barracudas continued to ride the momentum to defeated the Okeeheelee Tribe in the semifinals prior to the team fell short contrary to the West Boca Panthers in the title game.
James Remsen is a key contributor and successful on the mound by throwing strikes and pitching to get hold of Aidan Nelson, a seventh-grader, and contains pitched effectively for the Barracudas also. Esteban Ortiz has sparked the offense because the team’s leadoff hitter while Peyton Samuels is a standout defensively at shortstop and in addition along with his speed on the bases.
“Our pitching has been coming and we played great defense through the entire tournament around,” Quinones said.
The Barracudas also had a solid showing earlier in the growing season by winning multiple games at the Labor Day Beach Bash in Vero Beach.
The Barracudas host practices and games at Pompey Park in Delray Beach and at the East Boynton Little League Complex. Year quinones said organization has been competitive and made strides since last, which includes included an focus on player discipline and conditioning used.
“We’ve really worked hard on conditioning and strength and being in the very best physical shape,” he said. “It has additionally helped mentally and the youngsters are given because of it confidence and we’ve been in a position to persevere, and contains paid really. We are improving and we have been a grouped family. It is a fun time to become a section of this organization.
Quinones, who previously was a spring training invitee of the Miami Marlins and a winter ball player in Puerto Rico, has used his experience in the overall game to greatly help other athletes. He’s got enjoyed success with championship teams being an assistant baseball coach at Imagine Chancellor Academy in Boynton Beach and for the Rawlings Stealth Baseball Club in Delray Beach. Quinones provides youth baseball lessons and instruction and training to players also, including Park Vista High School’s Jason L’Etoile.
The 14U Barracudas squad includes Dylan Murphy, Kenneth Cruz, Esteban Ortiz, Carson Bartlett, Dean Polimeni, Trent Rush, Nate Karzmer, James Remsen, Shaun McCarthy, Ben Ryder, Jackson Breaux, Manny Ones, Aidan Nelson, Jonathan Guardascione and Peyton Samuels. AJ Quinones may be the relative head coach with assistant coach Ryan Brammer and pitching coach Dylan Brammer. Narisa Steinberg serves because the united team administrator.
The Barracudas will play in an ideal Game Baseball Association 14U Florida Fall Nationals in Kissimmee from Nov. 10-11. Year quinones is searching for opportunities to showcase his players nationally next, that will include tournaments in Illinois and Georgia.
“I would like to provide a special because of our parents for trusting the procedure and to we administrator Narisa Steinberg to be so associated with the team and having this type of huge effect on our boys,” Quinones said. “This might been employed by without her never.”