Before Andrew Montoya made the traveling team for the Morgan Hill-based Dub Baseball Academy in February, his favorite sport was football. However, after a season of playing with the club, culminating with the Cooperstown Village Tournament from July 5 to 9, Montoya’s passion for baseball has grown with each passing day.
This time the San Benito Babe Ruth 15-and-under team knew what to expect.
The San Benito Babe Ruth 15-and-under All-Star team won the state tournament on July 14, defeating Lodi 13-1 in the winner-take-all championship game in Santa Maria.
The Hollister American 9-10 All-Star team never knew what it was like to play from behind—until the District 9 tournament championship game on July 11. Trailing friendly rival Hollister National 7-4 entering the top of the sixth inning—meaning it was three outs away from defeat—American roared back to post a 8-7 win in seven innings.
The District 9 Little League 11-12 All-Star championship game featured two flamethrowers in Scotty Freund and Noah Perez.
Hollister’s Little League All-Star teams made it a clean sweep in the District 9 championship games on Saturday, winning the 8-9, 9-10, 10-11 and 11-12 age divisions at Veterans Park.
The friendly showdown is set in the Little League 9-10 All-Star District 9 tournament.
Frank Reyes and Craig Yamaoka were hoping for competitive games in their team’s respective semifinal games on Tuesday. Reyes got what he wished for, while Yamaoka’s club was simply too good to be challenged.
Whenever the San Benito Aquatics (SBA) swim program enters a multi-team meet, it knows there will be other teams with more talent and numbers.
Throughout the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) Girls Fastpitch Northern California State tournament, Andrew Barragan heard coaches, parents and friends from opposing teams dismiss his squad.

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