Lincoln Glen defeated Cambrian Park 5-2 in extra innings yesterday to win the District 12 Championship. Although the score might not reflect it, it was a pitcher’s duel from the very beginning. Derek Bauerle pitched 5 strong innings, giving up just 2 runs over that span. He also received 2 runs in support of his effort from his own team, including a towering solo HR by Clay Wilson in the 3rd inning. Anthony Navarro came in to close out the game by pitching the 6th and 7th innings, holding Cambrian Park LL to zero runs.
Although this was an entire team effort, highlighted by outstanding defensive plays from Gabe Valero, Boogie Meeker, Clay Wilson and Anthony Navarro, the play of the game belonged to Ryan Bindi. In the top of the 7th inning, with bases loaded and 2 men out, Ryan hit a bases clearing triple to right center field. This gave LG a 5-2 lead it would not relinquish and, ultimately, the District 12 title.
Our boys now move on to Sectionals this Saturday, July 16th at 2PM at Pajaro Valley Little League in Watsonville. Please come out and continue to support your team. We had a huge crowd of LGLL friends and family in attendance last night and more than one player commented on how much fun it was to play in front of a crowd that size – and supportive! As everyone who has seen them play can attest, they are a fun group to watch.