The Rebels suffered a 6-2 defeat in the inaugural 12U Borough Cup Championship at Yankee Stadium on Aug. 14 to the USC Knights. But prior to the game, the team took a tour of Monument Park and learned about baseball legends.
Then they met with and received autographs from famous sports figures, including former Yankees infielder Willie Randolph, former Mets pitcher John Franco and Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia.
After the pre-game activities, the Rebels had a difficult time against the Knights.
They allowed three runs in the first inning and one more in the second. It was enough to knock out Bayside, which struggled at the plate during the game.
The Rebels had just four hits, two of which came from Nicholas Perez, who also scored the first run for the team in the fourth inning.
John Callahan scored another run for the Rebels in the fourth inning, but it was all the offense the Bayside team would get. The Knights meanwhile added two more insurance runs in the fifth and seventh innings to win the game.