The Tri-Valley Babe Ruth 13 Year Old All-Star team won the Pacific Southwest Region Babe Ruth All Star Tournament in Surprise, Arizona last week. Tri-Valley went 6 – 1 in the tournament and outscored their opponents 107 to 53. In the opening game Tri-Valley defeated Northern Utah 13 – 3. In the second round Tri-Valley lost to Central California 22 – 15, but with their backs to the wall in the double elimination tournament they defeated Nevada 15 – 0 in the second game of the night.
In the third round Tri-Valley defeating Hawaii 12 – 11 in the first game of the night, and then faced Central California again in the second game and this time defeated them 16 – 3. That set up the tournament finals with Tri-Valley needing to defeat the previously undefeated El Segundo team from Southern California two times. On Saturday, August 4 in 108 degree temperature Tri-valley defeated El Segundo 18 – 1 in the first game.
In the second game, El Segundo had a 9 – 4 lead entering the top of the 5th inning, but Tri-Valley scored 8 runs in the 5th and 3 more runs in each of the 6th and 7th for the 18 – 13 victory and the tournament championship.
Tri-Valley’s Jack Morgan was the tournament MVP, and James Cowick and Jack Maloon were named to the All Tournament team from Tri-Valley. James Cowick, Joshua Ott, Ryan Bowman and Darroch Koel provided the excellent pitching for Tri-Valley throughout the tournament. Jack Morgan, Jack Maloon, Jack Fryer, Saiki Roy and James Cowick provided the offensive power and Nic Venezia, Saiki Roy, Nate White and James Cowick turned in several defensive gems for Tri-Valley.
The Tri-Valley Babe Ruth 13 Year Old All-Star Team will now travel to Kitsap, Washington on August 13 to participate in the Babe Ruth World Series tournament.