La Jolla Youth Baseball’s All Stars take PONY Regional banner

By Thomas M. Murphy

La Jolla Youth Baseball

La Jolla Youth Baseball’s Pony All Stars captured the PONY Regional banner by defeating Chula Vista North at their home field on July 17, 2013. With that win, the La Jolla team earned the No. 1 seed going into the Super Regionals in Lakeside, Calif.

La Jolla started out on Thursday, July 25 against San Bernardino and was stymied for only one hit. La Jolla quickly bounced back on Saturday with a strong, 7-1, win against Norwalk, which was highlighted by a home run by Casey Mariucci.

The team then beat Azusa, 12-5, with home runs by Noah McBride, Garrett Brown, Tate Samuelson and Ben Wintringer, and a strong pitching performance by Sterling Hayes.

La Jolla’s run came to a close after losing to a Fountain Valley team.

Overall, this team rose to the occasion with 20 home runs in this tournament and stellar defensive plays.

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