Thursday, May 29, 2008

Citrus Heights 11U Champions

Click on the image to see the slide show. Sorry, I didn't get all of the kids this time :(

The Pleasant Hill Hawk 11's finally won the Citrus Heights baseball tournament. For some kids, this was their 4th year playing in this tournament. 4 years, two 2nd places, one year not making it to the playoffs, the team finally won the tournament in convincing fashion against San Ramon 10-4.

  • Piedmont 4 Hawks 11
  • San Ramon 7 Hawks 8
  • Orinda 7 Hawks 14
  • Piedmont 0 Hawks 2
  • San Ramon 4 Hawks 10

  • Willie and Drew hit home runs against Orinda.
  • The team turned several double plays.
  • Josh batted in Chris and Mathew to beat Piedmont 2-0 to advance to the Championship game.
  • Dylan had several spectacular catches at 2nd.
  • Evan help shutdown the Championship game with a great catch in left field.
  • Evan, Jeffrey, Trevor, and Max combined their pitching efforts to hold San Ramon long enough for our bats to come alive for a come from behind win in the 7th inning.
  • Willie pitched the team into the Championship game.
  • Chris pitched 4 shutout innings against San Ramon, allowing only 1 runner to reach base.
  • Max and Mathew each were hit for a total of 6 times. Ouch!
  • Down by 4 against San Ramon, bottom of the 7th inning. Not a problem. The kids decided that "everybody hits". They all lined up with their helmets on and proceeded to show San Ramon what not giving up means. Hawks scored 5 runs, winning the game on Willie's walk off double. The Hawks still had no outs....everybody did hit or got on base.
Tournament Stats
  • Team had 56 hits and 12 walks
  • Team batting average was .430, on base was .470
  • Hawks scored 45 runs and allowed 22
  • Hawks went 5-0 in the tournament.
  • Hawks pitchers gave up 4 home runs
  • Hawks pitchers combined for 27 strike-outs. Willie alone had 15.
  • Chris and Max pitched a combined 11 innings with 0 walks
Congratulations guys!

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