HOOTS WIN SIERRA NEVADA CLASSIC AT UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO
The HOOTS won the 19th annual Josh Anderson Sierra Nevada tournament for the second year in a row held at University of Nevada, Reno June 22-27. The tournament is host to 12 of the top teams in the western United States and represented by teams from Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Oklahoma and California.
The HOOTS defeated Chaffey baseball club of Seattle, Wa in the Championship game in extra innings 3-2. This is the third year in a row these two clubs have faced each other in the championship which the HOOTS have won for the past 2 years.
The championship game saw outstanding pitching by Kenny Arnerich and Robbie LeClair. Trailing 3-1 in the bottom of the eighth inning, the game was won on a line drive double from Ryan Lucas to score two runs for a walk off victory and the championship trophy.
The team completed pool play 3-1 and went on to win all 3 games in the medal round to finish the tournament with a overall record of 6-1.
Several HOOTS players received All Tournament recognition. Nick Ousman was selected MVP Pitcher. Steve Cunha was All Tournament Infield, and both Brad Jones and Ryan Lucas were selected to the All Tournament team for Outfield.