Little Leaguers Head to Tournament of Champions
VFW defeated Rotary 3-1 in the Laguna Beach Little League tournament championship game on Saturday, May 19, pushing across two runs to pull out the victory.
Max Reimers was the starting pitcher for VFW followed by Noah Neufeld and Luke Machin who closed out the game. Owen Britt made a game saving catch with men on base for the final out.
Other team members are Charlie Tyus, Sean Laird, Calvin Howard, Redmond Chesley, Ollie Thomson, James Dechary, Camden Dowers and Sammy Beiles. They are coached by Tom Reimers, Steve Britt and Paul Machin. The team mom is Ashley Tyus.
VFW now moves on to compete in the Tournament of Champions against other teams from Orange County.
Regular season winners and their divisions: AAA, Villa, coached by Chris Sirianni; AA, Bialetti, coached by Brian Vellmure.
Baseball Camp Opens for Young Players
Laguna Beach High School baseball coach Jeff Sears again offers players 6-13 years old a training camp based on age and skill level beginning the week after school ends for summer.
The $200 per week camp runs in three different sessions (June 25-28, July 9-12, and July 16-19). The first session focuses on skill building for pitching, hitting, and defense; the second gives players a chance to rotate positions; and the third continues with game play.
About 20 players participated in each session last year.
Sears is assisted by a former LBHS player, Austin Paxson. Other former and current players will also be in attendance to teach and provide hands-on experience.
Sign up at https://lbhs.booktix.com/. Questions? Contact Sears at [email protected]