Posted by Don Web on Jul 08 2012 at 05:00PM PDT

The HOOTS Connie Mack team defeated the Playa Vista Orioles USA team 2-1 to win the Championship of the Wally Kincaid Wood Bat Invitational at Pepperdine University located in Malibu, California on Sunday July 8 and completed the tournament with an overall record of 6-0. 

Earlier in the day in the championship series the HOOTS defeated Club All Star 5-3 to advance to the Championship game.  Both the HOOTS and the Playa Vista USA team entered the game with identical 5-0 tournament records and the HOOTS were awarded the #1 seed based on least runs allowed.  Both teams competed in a very close game that showed the strength of both clubs in all aspects.  The HOOTS received solid pitching performances from Domenic Mazza, Tyler Nevins and David Elzig in the championship game.  Dylan Isquirdo delivered the winning hit for the go ahead run in the bottom of the sixth inning. 

All Tournament HOOTS Players were pitchers Domenic Mazza, Sam Nathan, Catcher DJ Jackson, Infielders Max Dutto,Jesse Medrano, and offensive selection was Tanner Pinkston.  Congratulation to all the HOOTS players for a great performance during the entire Wally Kincaid Wood Bat Invitational.

The HOOTS limited their competition to only 4 runs thru the six games due to effective pitching and excellent team defense.  The team finished second to Playa Vista with Runs Scored.

Tournament games were held at Blair Field-Home to Long Beach State University and Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.  The HOOTS family appreciates the relationship with the Playa Vista Baseball Program and Head Coach Tim Oliveraz.

The HOOTS Connie Mack team advanced to the Championship game on Sunday July 8 at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California with the #1 seed and an overall record of 4-0 in the Wally Kincaid Wood Bat Invitational in Southern California.  The HOOTS have been a dominate factor in the tournament giving up only 2 runs in four games with strong pitching performances from Sam Nathan, Domenic Mazza, James Carter and Conor Neuman.  The HOOTS offense has been led by Max Dutto, Daniel Jackson and Tanner Pinkston.  The defense has been outstanding throughout the tournament and the pitching solid for combined good team results. The HOOTS won the tournament in 2011.

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