Local team captures USSSA crown

The HB Oilers boys' Under-12 baseball team captured the first-place trophy from the United States Specialty Sports Assn. Indian Summer Baseball Tournament over the weekend at Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley.

The Oilers are a new team, having come together in July to begin practicing for their first tournament in August. They captured first place in just their second tournament together.

Seeded third after going 1-1 on the opening day of the tournament Saturday, the Oilers came back Sunday to beat the Cal Aftershock, 10-2, to advance to the championship game. They won the title with ease, routing the OC Lions, 19-0.

The HB Oilers are: Eric Anderson, Justin Bebout, Sammy Blodgett, Justin Cianca, Jimmy Davis, Patrick Hultgren, Jimmy Meehan, Haden Moore, Dylan Palmer, Nick Pratto, Braden Salzman, Trevor Windisch and Luke Young. The team is managed by Doug Young and coached by Sam Blodgett and Doug Moore.

— From Staff Reports

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