Sierra Storm rolls into PONY World Series
Sierra Valley Storm 12u boys are rolling along at the Bronco World Series in Monterey, as of Monday going 3-0 on their way to the championship Aug. 9.
The players’ bats and arms have continued to be strong, posting 29 runs and giving up only eight. However, the competition remains very challenging with several teams still in the hunt for the semi-final games on Aug. 8. The Storm will play a tough team from Corpus Cristi, Texas, on Aug. 7 to determine the winner of their pool and placement against the winner and runner-up of the international pool.
Many family and friends from El Dorado Hills have made it down to cheer on the boys, in a very exciting venue.
The Sierra Valley 12s have had Monterey on their mind since the team started working out last fall. After falling short the past two all-star runs, the Storm knew it had one more chance to make a run for the PONY World Series and with the Bronco Division World Sereies held in Monterey each year this was the year to make it happen.
Not only did the Storm blow into the San Jose for the Bronco Super Regional last month, it flat out down-poured. The Sierra Valley bats continued their torrid pace outscoring opponents by margins you’d expect on the gridiron. The boys from the North swept the tournament going 4-0, scoring a total of 73 runs and allowing only six. In the three all-star tournaments to get to the World Series the Sierra Valley boys are a perfect 12-0, having outscored opponents 262-10.
The boys realized their dreams and what they’ve been working together to achieve and last week they traveled to Monterey. Opening ceremonies and the Storm’s World Series first game was on Aug. 2.
The tournament will be pool play format giving each team a minimum of four games with the top two from each pool advancing to a single elimination semi-final and final. Teams participating in the Bronco World Series come from New York, Texas, Illinois, SoCal, Monterey, Mexico, Chinese Taipei and Puerto Rico. More information on the Bronco World Series can be found at broncoworldseries.org.