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Storm takes consolation title in Los Alamitos

Sierra Valley Storm 10s have rattled off 12 straight wins and out-scored their opponents 187 to 30, earning the section, regional and super regional title. Courtesy photo
Sierra Valley Storm 10s have rattled off 12 straight wins and out-scored their opponents 187 to 30, earning the section, regional and super regional title. Courtesy photo

On July 25 the Sierra Valley Storm 10s continued their run to “win the last game” in Los Alamitos where they faced teams whose members have been playing together since they were 6 years old. This group of 10s from El Dorado Hills and surrounding areas is the second generation of competitive ball players coached by manager Ryan Rodriguez to earn a trip to the Mustang West Zone tournament.

The Storm 10s all-star run came to a screeching halt Friday as they lost a heartbreaker against San Marcos, 12-9. But they dusted themselves off and swept the Zone consolation bracket with three straight wins over Utah and Arizona.

“Not the title they came down for, but (the Storm) certainly proved to be a top team to contend with next year,” reads a message posted on the team’s Facebook page.

One year ago the Sierra Valley Storm 10s began their PONY baseball all-star journey getting a taste for playing the game the way they see it on ESPN — lead offs, steals, balks and, yes, even curve balls.

Their road through the 9U all-stars last year took them to the second round Regional tournament where they quickly learned that there are many teams in the Bay Area and Central Valley that have been playing at this level longer than they have. In 2013 not only are the Storm 10s a year older, but also year wiser and much more polished. Working together through the fall, winter and this past spring. the players took their game to new levels and it’s certainly paying off now.

Comprised of players from El Dorado Hills and surrounding areas, Sierra Valley Storm 10s rattled off 12 straight wins and out-scored their opponents 187 to 30 earning the section, regional and super regional title — plus the trip to Southern California to compete for the West Zone title.

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