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The ESLL 12U All-Stars are slugging, catching, pitching, and winning. Their recent win over Conejo Valley LL is sending them to a game in Aliso Viejo today at 6:30 pm where they’ll take on Parkview Little League – a perennial powerhouse.

Anyone who’s been watching these kids play knows just how special they are. They’re composed, they’re reliable, and they’re cool about it.

As I was playing baseball with my 7 yr old yesterday here in town, three of the All-Stars (who my boy knows) happen to walk by. They, no doubt, have inspired my boy to pursue his dreams, to be an “All-Star” – for that, I thank them.

“Hey, guys, congrats on winning your recent game – when do you play next”? I asked. “Tomorrow,” they responded in concert. I asked a few small-talk questions but what stood out to me is the simple fact that they didn’t know what happens after today – they’re just focused on today. They were boys, being boys, but they were together. I’ve heard the team Manager say the same – they’re really enjoying playing together – they’re in concert with each other and that’s special.

Everything has lined up for this 12U All-Star team to this point and no doubt the coaching staff has made their impact corralling this talent to play well – to be consistent. Win or lose, El Segundo is proud!

El Segundo Bats come out early vs Conejo Valley in a 13-5 Win (from team Manager Michael Alcala)

Conejo Valley Little League fell behind early and couldn’t come back in a 13-5 loss to El Segundo on Sunday in the Opening Round of the California Little League State Tournament. El Segundo opened the scoring with a Sac fly from Dominik Kopecky and a double by Dylan Alcala in the first inning to make it 2-0 in the first inning.

The Conejo Valley Team struggled to contain the high-powered offense of El Segundo, giving up 2 runs in the first inning and then El Segundo blew the game open in the second inning by scoring seven runs. The big inning for El Segundo came thanks to home runs by Lucas Bonham and James Baldino and a double by Mateo Heredia.

Dylan Garcia toed the rubber for El Segundo. He went 2 innings for the win, allowing two hits and two runs while striking out two. And was followed on the mound by relievers James Baldino, Mateo Heredia and Dylan Alcala who all held Conejo Valley in check.

El Segundo racked up 12 hits on the day. Brett Abitante, Dylan, and Mateo each managed multiple hits for El Segundo. Brett led El Segundo with three hits in three at-bats.

El Segundo was sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error and the defense was highlighted by a great relay play from Leftfielder Cruz Ochoa to 3B Dylan Alcala to 2B Brett Abitante who all combined to gun down the Conejo Valley runner trying to stretch a single into a double.

Come out Cheer pour Gundo Boys on and watch some great baseball or follow us on the district game changer: http://www.gamechanger.io/g/2018d55socal

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