Kino/Pro Hammer wins 18U Babe Ruth Regional


(Courtesy Photo)

(Courtesy Photo)

Babe Ruth 18U Southwest Regional Tournament
Bakersfield: July 21-25

Kino/Pro Hammer defeated Vallejo, California 5-1 on Monday to capture the Babe Ruth 18U Southwest Region championship. The team defeated Sparks, Nevada 2-0, Bullard, California 4-2 and the host team from Bakersfield 3-2 in 13 innings leading up to the game against Vallejo.

The 18U Babe Ruth World Series will be played in Ephrata, Washington from Aug. 6-13. Kino/Pro Hammer will play Ohio Valley on Sunday, Aug. 7

Kino/Pro Hammer Roster
Phillip Dimas
Luis Soto
Brent Valenti
Brandon Ortiz
Spencer Browne
Kyle Emmendorfer
Danny Perez
Alvaro Barnett
James Niegocki
Ivan Murillo
Rickey Borquez
Raymond Hendrickson
Matt Baker
Jackson Rounds
Manny Murillo
Keegan Graf
Drake Bannerman

Manager: Corey Cox
Coach: Jerry Wessels
Coach: Kevin Baker

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