Teamwork and Talent Pay Off

Gang's all here-- Players and coaches of the Mustang's, a Pony Baseball team from West Covina that went all the way to the Western World Series this year, take time out to demonstrate the togetherness that helped them get there the first time this level of ball was available to boys 9 and 10 years old. They were 13-1 going into the finals. Then they beat Citrus Heights, 5-3, and Richmond, 11-9, before bowing to Seaside, 4-7, and La Mirada, 4-1. Mike Lamb, right, was 9-1 on the season, including credit for a no-hitter against Monrovia in which he pitched three of the four innings played.

Hitters Games AB RBIs Hits 2B 3B HR Avg. Jason Krueger 18 47 23 23 3 1 2 .489 Mike Lamb 18 53 16 25 2 1 2 .472 Eddie Baldonado 18 51 13 24 6 0 1 .471 Eddie Montiel 18 53 14 21 3 0 2 .396 Daniel Angelo 18 44 8 17 3 0 1 .386 Ernie Galvez 8 8 1 3 0 0 0 .375 Jay Estrada 14 6 2 2 0 1 0 .333 Mike Raymondi 18 42 9 14 2 2 2 .333 Elias Zertuche 11 9 0 3 0 0 0 .333 Kenny Plunkett 16 31 5 10 0 0 0 .323 Darrell Palacio 18 44 8 14 3 2 1 .318 Ryan Fowlkes 18 49 6 15 4 0 0 .306 Richard Johnson 13 21 3 6 0 0 1 .286

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