The SGV Sandlot Sharks 10u baseball club team, based out of San Marino and featuring several San Marinians, captured 2nd place at the USSSA Western World Series held at Big League Dreams in Chino Hills and West Covina. The local team of 10 year olds played 8 exciting games last week against other AA teams, including two teams from Hawaii. The SGV Sandlot Sharks secured the #1 seed during pool play and went on to win its first two games in the playoffs on Friday, 8-0 against the Menifee Hawks and 5-2 against the Hawaii Bombers. The Sharks then lost a thrilling semi-final game on Saturday against the Lunada Bay Berrics that went 8 innings for a final score of 6-5. That loss forced the Sharks to once again play a very good Hawaii Bombers team on Sunday morning. Behind great pitching and defense, the Sharks won another thriller 3-1. That forced a rematch with Lunada Bay for the championship. Quiet Sharks bats finally woke up in the bottom of the 6th while trailing 6-1. The Sharks scored 3 and had runners on 2nd and 3rd when the final out was recorded. Sundays action featured excellent pitching from Kenji Pallares and Austin Aguilar and diving catches from San Marinians Hayden Eaves and Kade Wentz. Over the course of the tournament, the Sharks had dominant pitching from a deep staff, including Austin Aguilar, Hayden Eaves (San Marino), Kenji Pallares, Matthew Nelson, Tommy Christensen, and Tommy Long (San Marino)
The SGV Sandlot Sharks 10u baseball team is an in-season baseball travel club run by WhatSheBuys’ (San Marino) owners Raul Pallares and Cathy Kamimura. The team is based out of San Marino and features excellent athletes who want to play competitive club level baseball, but who also play other sports. Many of the boys have been playing together on the team since they were 7 years old. The team plays its baseball season January through July. SGV Sandlot Sharks ended their 2012 season as the #5 ranked AA team in Southern California.
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