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The CT Gladiators 12U baseball team were the Triple Crown Sports Early Bird Classic champions.

The Gladiators defeated New England Orange Baseball, 10-0, in the finals on April 19 to finish the tourney with a 4-0 record.

Team members (front row l-r) are: Matthew Wootton, Aiden Deschaine, Nikolas Cruciani, Danny Silva and Michael Simonelli; (second row) coach Sean Conte, coach Fabio Marinelli, Luca Marinelli, Ben Geier, Alex Conte, Brendan May, Travis Gentley, coach Tom Ellis, Thomas Ellis and manager Angelo Simonelli.