(July 19, 2022) — Liam Gordon and Callen Powers, both entering their senior year at Haddam Killingworth High School, have been playing baseball together since their Little League days. This past summer, they were chosen to represent the state of Connecticut on an elite baseball team called the “Young Bucks” and to compete in the Firecracker Sports 2022 Underclass National Pro Showcase on Cape Cod, where the Young Bucks played against teams from all over the east coast and Canada.
Gordon and Powers, along with the rest of the team, won the championship with a 6-4 win over the Metro Senators, a team from Virginia. Both boys were crucial assets to the team’s victory. Powers, a power hitter and pitcher, had 7 RBI’s and scored 4 runs throughout the weekend; in the semi-final game, he pitched 6 innings, with 0 earned runs and 7 strikeouts. Gordon, a pitcher only, pitched 5 innings in a qualifying round game, for a 2-hit shutout with 5 strikeouts, and pitched 2 innings to close out the game for the Young Bucks in the championship game allowing no hits, and had 4 strike outs. Both boys have also been starting Varsity players for Coach Mark Brookes at Haddam Killingworth High School since their sophomore year.
Submitted by Rebecca Gordon