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.
- 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