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Cangelosi 2015-Black finish 2nd at Perfect Game’s Kernels Tournament and has 17 players named to All-Tourney Team

This past weekend Cangelosi Baseball sent 4 teams to the prestigious Kernels Tournament in Cedar Rapids, IA powered by Perfect Game USA. Cangelosi 2015’s Black, led by Head Coach Kellen Kmiciek, finished up 2nd out of 48 teams. They lost to the Reds Midwest Scout Team 11-6 in a well fought game that needed extra frames. Cangelosi 2015 Black found themselves down 5-0 through 2 innings before putting up a 4 spot in the bottom of the 3rd to put them right back in the game. They eventually tied the game up at 6 a piece in the bottom of the 6th inning after Brad Stratinsky singled to knock in Ryan Kairis. The Reds put up a 5 spot in the top of the 10th, which was enough to do it for them. This was the furthest any Cangelosi Fall team has gone in 13 years at Perfect Game’s Kernels Event.

We would like to recognize the 17 players that represented Cangelosi Baseball last weekend and that were named to the All-Tourney team:

Position Players

  • Mark Khoury, CB 2015-Black, 8-14 with 4 RBI’s
  • Ryan Hastings, CB 2016-Black, 5-9 with 2 doubles and 9 RBI’s
  • Ryan Kairis, CB 2015-Black, 7-14 with 2 doubles, 5 RBI’s and 9 runs scored
  • Joe McNulty, CB 2015-Silver, 4-8 with 6 RBI’s
  • Michael Massey, CB 2016-Black, 5-11 with 2 doubles, 6 walks and 6 RBI’s
  • Richard Bryza, CB 2015-Black, 4-9 with 3 RBI’s
  • Anthony Faron, CB 2015-Black, 6-14 with 1 RBI
  • Trystin Raikes, CB 2015-Silver, 5-12 with 2 RBI’s and 5 stolen bases
  • Ben Troike, CB 2016-Black, 4-10 with 7 runs scored and 6 stolen bases
  • Jack Cavanaugh, CB 2016-Black, 4-11 with 1 RBI and 1 stolen bases


  • Adam Gregory, CB 2015-Silver, 5 IP, 1 hit, 0 ER and 7 strikeouts
  • John Saffrahn, CB 2015-Silver, 5 IP, 4 hits, 0 ER and 13 strikeouts
  • Robert Talarico, CB 2015-Black, 12 IP, 7 hits, 2 ER and 10 strikeouts
  • Jared Jones, CB 2016-Silver, 5.2 IP, 7 hits, 1 ER and 4 strikeouts
  • Braden Niksich, CB 2016-Black, 5 IP, 2 hits, 1 ER and 5 strikeouts
  • Josh Mutter, CB 2015-Silver, 5 IP, 5 hits, 1 ER and 4 strikeouts
  • Cameron Hupe, CB 2016-Black, 4 IP, 2 hits, 1 ER and 6 strikeouts

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Bo Jackson’s Elite Sports (BJES) is renowned as one of the leading indoor sports training centers in the country. As an air-supported structure we offer 88,000 square feet of unique training space for athletes, with clear spans and 65′ high ceilings. BJES allows training opportunities for turf sport teams (baseball/softball, football, soccer, and lacrosse) as well as to individual athletes, of any sport, who desire to improve athleticism and personal leadership skills. BJES is home to Cangelosi Baseball, Bo Jackson’s Football, and Bo Jackson’s Sports Leadership Centers of America. Our team has developed an extraordinary model for player development that is delivered to athletes by our professional staff of coaches. At BJES we are dedicated to “Training Athletes Inside Out” which speaks to our training philosophy to not only provide skill training, but also develop the whole athlete. From a training standpoint, we are rooted in the belief that developing athletes to be Bigger.Stronger.Faster gives them a competitive edge. We believe “there is an elite performer in all of us” and we are committed to helping each athlete realize his/her path to excellence.