Sierra Valley Storm wins 2011 PONY sectionals



The 11U Storm is managed by Ryan Rodriguez and coached by Jim Gasser and Mark Denholm. Front row players from left to right are Blake Peterson, Brady Rodriguez, Evan Gibbons, Trenton Denholm and Robert Gasser. Back row players are Jake Martin, Adam Orr, Daniel Doe, Patrick Smith and Johnny Welch. Courtesy photo

All-star baseball season is in full swing and Sierra Valley Storm teams are gearing up for a long run.

Sierra Valley Storm is a PONY baseball league based primarily in El Dorado Hills.  This year the Storm 11U team is looking to defend their 2010 Northern California Regional title, having won the North and East Bay Sectional tournament in Orinda last weekend by a combined score of 30 to 2 in three straight games. Solid defense and pitching has been a key to their success this year, with only three errors in 18 innings played.

This is the Storm’s third consecutive section title since forming, and if they succeed in winning the Regional title in Brentwood this weekend they will have a chance to play for the spot in the PONY World Series later this month.

Although only their first year of playing together, the Storm 10U team also won their North and East Bay Sectional tournament in Tara Hills last weekend. They faced an early challenge of overcoming a 9-3 deficit to win their first game by a final of 11 to 10. However, their offense heated up with timely hitting and smart base running to out-score opponents by a total of 31 to 18, including a 10-run mercy rule win in the championship game on a walk off home run. They are off to San Jose this weekend to compete for the Northern Regional title.

THE STORM 10U team celebrates their victory. Courtesy photo

The Storm 10U team is managed by Chad Tremain and coached by Rod Abbott, Chris Aguiar, Jim Nabers and Scott Tank. Their roster includes Zach Adamson, Wayne Abbott, Caden Almer, Drew Aguiar, Tino Bethancourt, Jordan Down, Hayden Nabers, Riley Livers, Hunter Lujan, Ty Peterson, Luke Tank, Cole Tremain and Tyler Volpe.





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