Congratulations to the California Warriors White Team on finishing their 2105 summer season strong at the Hardtke World of Baseball Tournament this weekend. Over the course of the tournament, the White Team racked up 25 Runs over 4 games and held their opponents to 15 Runs.
In game 1 of the tournament, Owen Hamilton tossed a 2-hit, complete-game shutout and helped himself out by driving in the go-ahead run in the bottom of the 6th, collecting the Win in the 3-0 victory over ABD. The second half of day 1’s double-header saw the Warriors’ bats come alive, scoring 12 Runs while Alex Biers & Keith Whitaker limited the Gamers to 2 Runs. The Warriors faced the HBA Indians Sunday morning for the first elimination game, and came away with a hard-fought 9-6 Win behind starter Ryan Copeland’s solid effort. In the Championship Game of the Hardtke World of Baseball Tournament, Dane Goodman drove in the lone Warriors White Team run with an RBI single, but the team fell 7-1 to the Alameda Islanders.
“It was a pleasure to watch these young athletes grow as baseball players throughout the summer. I’m proud of how hard they worked and how receptive they were to our coaching in order to improve their game. It was a great group of athletes to work with for my first season as a head coach, and I’m looking forward to my future coaching and helping out more kids with the First Base Foundation.”
– Ryan Burke, California Warriors White Team Head Coach