The Junior All-Stars went 4-0 during the tournament to be crowned the district 12 All-Star champions. Lincoln Glen started off the tournament by defeating Almaden 10-0 in the opening game. Joe Hutchings pitched the complete game shutout and all players contributed to a big offensive day. In the second game of the double elimination tournament the team faced the Union Junior All-Star and defeated them 15-7 behind a strong performance on the mound from Jack Rothenberg.
To advance to the championship round Lincoln Glen had to get by Cambrian Park on Saturday June 30th. Lincoln Glen jumped out to an early 12-0 lead after four inning and then gave up eight runs in the bottom of the fifth and four more in the bottom of the seventh to send the game into extra innings. Finally in the top half of the ninth Lincoln Glen exploded for eight runs with the key hits from Alejandro Hernandez and Ian Leath. Derek Bauerle pitched four strong innings of relief to earn the victory.
On Saturday, July 7th, the Junior All-Star team capped off the district 12 tournament by defeating Cambrian Park 5-4 in a thrilling comeback victory. Trailing 4-2 going into the top of the seventh inning Lincoln Glen was able to load the bases with two outs. Clay Wilson then emptied the bases with a line drive double over the left fielders head that rolled to the fence. Derek Bauerle then shut down Cambrian in the bottom of the seventh to earn his second victory of the tournament.
2012 Lincoln Glen Junior All-Star players are Derek Bauerle, Ryan Bindi, Brandon Cramer, Connor Edson, Alejandro Hernandez, Joe Hutchings, Ian Leath, Anthony Navarro, Tyler Rando, Jack Rothenberg, Robbie Stewart, Drew Valenzuela and Clay Wilson.
The Junior team next plays on Saturday, July 14th at 11am in the Section 5 tournament. The Sectional tournament for the Junior division will be played at the Milpitas Sports Complex, located near the corner of 680 and 237.
We hope to see as many Lincoln Glen players and families at the games supporting the Junior team.