MBLL Captures Section 4 Championship
For the first time since 2013, the Section 4 banner for the 8-10 age division belongs Manhattan Beach Little League. The MBLL team played 5 games in 5 days to win the tournament, including winning the championship and i-necessary championship games.
In the final, if-necessary championship game, Dylan “D-Man” Sawin pitched 4.1 innings, with 12 of his 13 recorded outs coming by strikeout. Dylan pitched the maximum pitches allowed before turning the ball over to Adler Vaughan, who recorded the last 5 outs to preserve the 5-0 shutout.
In the tournament, Manhattan Beach pulled out three come from behind victories. Offensively, MBLL scored 49 runs in 5 games. Lucas Magnotta batted .668 and had 12 hits in the 5 game tournament. Dylan Sawin led the Team with 9 runs scored and 9 RBI. Other key contributors on offense were Win Gurney, Walter Urbon and Kyle Whalen. On the mound, it took the full staff including 5 pitchers (Walter Urbon, Cole Leinart, Elijah Fox, Kyle Whalen, and Dylan Sawin) extending the full 75 pitches this week to get through the losers bracket and win Section 4.
The 8-10 Manhattan Beach All Stars play in their first game of the Southern Section tournament in Palmdale on Saturday night at 7pm.
Players: Tucker Adams, Adam Caruso, Andrew Chapin, Elijah Fox, Win Gurney, Dane Harris, Finn Kawalec, James Lee, Cole Leinart, Lucas Magnotta, Dylan Sawin, Walter Urbon, Adler Vaughan, Kyle Whalen
Manager, Coaches: Jim Whalen, Art Fox, Matt Leinart