The ESLL 12U All-Stars are on fire! With a dramatic win against defending champions Redondo Beach on July 7, 2018, the 12U team is headed to Redondo Beach on Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Perry Park in Redondo Beach to take on the West LA Little League All-Star Team.
The Path to Regionals
They ESLL 12U All-Stars are now competing in the double-elimination Sectional tournament. If they win, they’ll head to the Regionals tournament which determines the Southern California Division winner.
Time: Jul 14, 2018 (Sat), 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Place: Perry Park, 2301 Grant Ave, Redondo Beach, CA 90278
ESLL 12U All-Stars Take District Title with Dramatic walk-off win!
Everyone loves a great comeback story and Saturdays District 36 Championship game between our very own El Segundo 12 yr old All-Stars and Redondo Beach All-Stars did not disappoint!
El Segundo entered the game via the winners’ bracket would need to beat Redondo Beach one out of two scheduled games in order to win the Title!!
El Segundo wasted no time getting a lead as they jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning which included Dylan Immel’s Solo Homerun.
Dylan Garcia started for ESLL and went a strong 4 inning in 95+ degree heat! He allowed only allowing 4 runs while striking out 3.
At the end of the 4rh inning ESLL down 4-3, but our boys were showed no sense of panic! In the bottom half of the 5th inning, a walk and base hit led to ESLL putting the tying run on second base with one out. Cruz Ochoa then promptly singled up the middle to score the Speedster Landon Davis on a close play at the plate to tie the game up at 4-4!
As if the heat and the intensity of the game were not hot enough the two teams entered the last inning tied at 4-4 with the District 36 championship on the line, Redondo Beach started off the inning by throwing their best shot and scoring 3 runs to make the game 7-4.
As El Segundo prepared to hit in their half of the inning they had a little team meeting, Manager Mike Alcala offered some words of encouragement to the boys… Knowing they would need to get beaten twice to lose the championship Coach Alcala told the Boys “they had 21 outs to beat Redondo (3 outs in this game and 18 in the next game if needed) But that he had a feeling they were only going to need 3.”
Lucas Bonham Proceeded to lead off the inning with a solo Homerun to cut the lead to 7-5 after an out was recorded the Magic Started to happen, Pinch Hitter Nik Kvitek singled to left field to start off the rally, Holden Coulter replaced him on the base path. Dylan Alcala promptly hit a line drive single on the first pitch he saw to centerfield and then Landon Davis replaced him on the base paths, so ESLL speedsters now on the bases they both advanced up a base via a passed ball to put both runners in scoring positions.
Mateo Heredia hit a high chopper to the pitcher and with both runners advancing Holden Coulter stopped and got into a rundown and with a left juke move and then a right juke move he was home same and the throw getting passed the catcher provided just enough time for the heads up base running of Landon to score the tying run. This was the 2nd time Landon Davis was called into base-run and scored the tying run in each case. During all the Chaos Mateo’s hustle got him to 3rd base with the winning run and one out.
The Stage was set after Redondo brought in a new pitcher, James Baldino Stepped up to the plate and with 2 strikes James laced the next pitch by a diving shortstop to score Mateo with the winning run and ensure that this ESLL 12U All-Star Team went out a winner on their last game ever at Brett Field!!!
James Baldino drives in the winning run against Redondo Beach. El Segundo was down in their last at-bat and rallied back to win the game.
Update courtesy of team manager Michael Alcala
2018 11/12 El Segundo Little League All-Stars
Manager: Mike Alcala
Coaches: Nick Coulter & Teddy Schutte