The Hernando Youth League Angels All-Stars and Ponytails All-Stars each won the District 6 championship last weekend.
The Angels' pitching staff surrendered only two hits throughout the tournament. Game-by-game, HYL defeated West Pasco 10-0, Wesley Chapel 11-0, and Wesley Chapel again in the final 8-1. Ace Abbey Primavera got the win in all three games. She pitched a five-inning one-hitter in the championship game. Kayley Decotis (1 HR, 3 RBIs) led the team with the lone home run, while Cerina Brooks (5 RBIs) and Primavera (5 RBIs) led the team in runs batted in.
The Ponytails came back to win the tournament from the loser bracket after losing the first game to West Pasco 5-1. The next three games HYL defeated Wesley Chapel 12-5, East Pasco 11-1, West Pasco 7-1 and again West Pasco in the final 4-3. Ace Kama Woodall pitched 12 innings with 22 strikeouts including nine strikeouts in six innings of the championship game. Celine Kordon (.583) led the team in hitting, and Briana Harvey (4 RBIs) led the lineup in runs batted in.
HYL will host the Florida Dixie Softball State Tournament from July 3 to 7 at Tom Varn Park in Brooksville.
There will be an estimated 34 teams, ages 7 to 18, coming to the area. Five of those teams will be representing Hernando County. Champions will be crowned in the Darling (7-8), Angel (9-10), Ponytail (11-12), Belle (13-15) and Deb (16-18) divisions.
DIXIE BASEBALL: Spring Hill Dixie League, based out of Anderson Snow Park, released the rosters for additional District 6 All-Star tournaments.
The Dixie Boys Division (13-14) District 6 Tournament begins June 26 in Bushnell, and Spring Hill will again be represented by two squads.
The team of 13-year-olds is made up of Will Pagan, Blake Laferty, Evan Webster, Zach Guerin, Austin Treverton, Danny Schonborn, Brandon LaMondra, Ryan Keith, Grayson Brown, Jon Waskowitz, Matthew Rhineberger, Frankie Fontan and Brandon Ransom. The manager is Jim Keith.
The team of 14-year-olds consists of Jalaun Outlaw, Mike Evans, Gabe Abbadessa, Tom DeCotis, Nic Pasarela, Joey Wright, Mason Arroyo, Eric DaCosta, Jake Schoonover, Krishen Gosine, David George and Zac Taylor. This team is managed by Joe Abbadessa.
The Majors Division (11-12) All-Star Americans have also been named. Included on the roster are C.J. Martinez, Jacob Arnett, Jonathan Brosher, Trevor McKenna, Sean Nascimento, Michael Ivers, Steven Woop, Vito Tambasco, John Peloro, Scott Dwyer, Austin Franz and Cody Kimble. The manager is Vito Tambasco.
The Nationals All-Star team includes Jacen Bordonaba, Paul Blackwood, Dante Hamilton, Thomas Sorrentino, Frankie Gomez, James Leyden, David Bailey, Lenny Beetz, John Centella, Zach Sorrentino, Brandon Baker and Michael Tinari with Al Sorrentino managing. Spring Hill will host the Majors Division All-Star Tournament beginning onSaturday at Anderson Snow Park.
TRIATHLON: Spring Hill Kiwanis Club is hosting the SuperKids Triathlon on Saturday at 8 a.m. at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park.
This free event is open to kids in first through eighth grade with the goal of introducing them to triathlons. The club asks that everyone bring donations of new or gently used clothing, including underwear, socks, jackets, pants, etc. The donated items will benefit Barney's Kids, local volunteers who provide clothing to kids in need. Each participant will race for a child who is unable to compete due to a hospitalization.
For sponsorship information or to participate, contact Scott Kelczewski at (352) 556-6038 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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