All three La Crescenta CSA All Star Teams brought home trophies from the USSSA All Star Extravaganza held at the Chino Hills Big League Field of Dreams. Playing in replica fields of major league baseball stadiums, the 11U team took second place at Wrigley Field, the 10U team took second place at Ebbets Field and the 8U team took second place at Fenway Park field.
The 11U team achieved trophy status by playing four games in their eight-team bracket with wins against the Naval Base Ventura County Stingers 4-3, Simi Demons 11-1, and the Cypress Blue 4-2. The team faced the Naval Base Stingers again in the championship game where the Stingers came out on top.
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The 11U players were Elijah Lee, David Case, Aaron Kim, Brendon Pehar, Kiko Robles, Tommy Italia, Tyler Yu, Maddox England, Will Hardy, Alex Finch and Evan Aceytuno. John Pehar and Russ Case coached the team.
The 10U players were Adam Grau, Artin Shenian, Brendan Lowe, Brandon Shepherd, Jake Malone, Manny Ortiz, Nick Cook, Nick Grajeda, Nolan Morrissey, Sean Hardy and Zackary Roh. Dave Hardy, David Morrissey and Lane Shepherd coached the team.
The 8U players were Ryan Riojas, Ty Tadaki, Austin Aldrete, Tyler Gao, Reece Locicero,Jordan Viramontes, Cade Sabin, Michael Clark, Cameron Cohen, Nick Borsh, Harrison Connors, Ben Emery, and Connor Campbell. Garrett Riojas, David Sabin, Jose Viramontes and Steve Lorenzo coached the team.