2007 HOOTS WIN FIRST CONNIE MACK NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CHAMPIONSHIP
The 2007 HOOTS won their first ever Connie Mack Northern California Championship with a victory over Santa Rosa Connie Mack 14-2 in the Section Championship game on Sunday July 22 at James Logan High School. The HOOTS have advanced to the Connie Mack Western Region Tournament the last week of July held at University of California at Irvine in Orange, California. The winner advances to the Connie Mack World Series held in Farmington, New Mexico.
The HOOTS finished the Northern California Section Tournament undefeated with a record of 5-0. Robbie LeClair pitched in two of the victories with one being the championship game. Nick Ousman and Josh Slatts both had complete game victories on the mound for the HOOTS.
Solid pitching, defense and timely offense led by Steve Piscotty, Adam Greenberg and Ken Arnerich led the HOOTS through the tournament to secure the Championship. Piscotty hit two home runs in the semi final game against the Californnia Smoke.
This being only the second season the HOOTS have competed in Connie Mack Baseball the 2007 team will be recognized as a ground breaker for others to surpass.
Entering the Connie Mack Western Regional Championship the HOOTS overall record stand at 36 wins against 6 losses. The 2006 Regional Connie Mack Champioship was won the the Arizona Firebirds who return to the 2007 tournament. The HOOTS remain the lone Northern California Connie Mack team and will compete with 2 teams from Washington, 2 Arizona teams, and 3 Southern California teams.