2019 District 14 Junior All Star Champions!!!
The Mission San Jose Little League, Junior All Star team won the Northern California, District 14 All Star Tournament!!!
The team won 3 consecutive games to capture their second flag of the 2019 season, 11-0 over the CALL All Stars in the first round, then 18-3 over the CNLL All Stars in the winners semi-final, and finally 8-1 over the WSLL All Stars in the Ship.
The offense was prolific, including a team batting average of .471, slugging average of .588, and on-base percentage of .579 for the tournament. Aidan Paragas rapped out 7 hits and stole 6 bases in the 3 games, to lead the team in both categories. Roshan Sanjeev showed his power in the semi-final, crushing 3 doubles, a single and a walk in that game alone. All 13 players got base hits in the tournament.
But the real key was the pitching, as the team's 3 aces each dealt complete game victories, striking out 18 while walking only 4. Arjun Singh pitched a 5-inning shutout in the opener. Kaden Voong pitched a 6-inning complete game in the semi-final, scattering 6 hits without walking a batter. Zachary Okino pitched a 7-inning complete game in the Ship, allowing only 5 hits and a walk.
The team will miss playing on the beautiful field at Gomes Elementary. During the last 2 seasons, the team recorded a perfect 32 wins, no losses on home turf, and won 3 of their 4 flags there.
The team's next step is the Northern California, Section 3 All Star Tournament taking place at San Leandro Ballpark, next week Monday through Thursday, July 8-11.