VIENNA , Va. June 17—A hot bat was just what the Vienna Senators, the defending champions of the Clark Griffith League, needed to continue their climb up the standings.
And Anthony Scelfo, a rising junior from Tulane University , provided just that hot bat.
Scelfo, who plays both outfield and infield, got hot toward the end of the season last year. He helped propel the Senators to the franchise's eighth Clark Griffith League championship and a second National Baseball Congress World Series appearance. In fact, his success last season with the Senators helped him get major recognition from Baseball America magazine.
The 5'10” athlete was named a No. 5 prospect in the CGL by Baseball America after leading the league in on-base percentage at .434 and ranking third on the Vienna Senators with a .520 slugging percentage
Now he's getting hot to help get the Senators started for nabbing an unprecedented ninth league title.
The New Orleans native had an outstanding week for Vienna . He hit .478, collected three triples and a home run for the Senators this week. For the five games from June 7 to June 14, Scelfo also had nine RBIs.
He hit an RBI triples in each game a doubleheader on June 9 against the Gaithersburg Giants to help the Senators win two. His third RBI triple of the week came against the Bethesda Blue Caps on June 14. Scelfo went 4-for-5 against the Blue Caps and had four RBIs—which truly propelled the team to a 8-3 victory.
Scelfo, a rising junior and political science major also hit his second home run of the season this week against the DC Grays on June 8. Scelfo, in his second year with the Vienna Senators, leads the league in batting average, hits with 11, tied for the lead in RBIs with 9, leads in triples with three, and slugging percentage at .913.
Scelfo is well on his way to topping the stats he put up this spring. He hit .277 with one triple, four home runs and 28 RBIs with Tulane this season. With Scelfo's mighty bat and blazing base path speed, he will play an integral role in the team's pursuit of another league title and another run in the NBC World Series.
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