Susanville Majors All Stars win District 48 championship
Manager Leo Bennett, left, Jared Moore, Darrell Miller, Keith McDaniels, Cole Dyer, Jacob Bennett, Tucker St. Andre, Josh Stephens, Jaren Madrigal, Malik DelGado, Dillen Langslet, Kenton Ritz, Josiah Snell, Coach Zane Madrigal and Coach Billy Dyer proudly hold up the banner they received for winning the championship. Photos by Shaunie Stephens
July 10 — The Susanville Little League Majors All Stars team represented the Susanville area well at the District 48 tournament held in Alturas Wednesday, June 26 through Sunday, June 30. The young men outscored their opponents 61-9 in the four game series and won the championship title.
Pitchers Jacob Bennett, Cole Dyer, Jeran Madrigal, Darrell Miller, Jarred Moore and Josh Stephens showed poise on the mound as they threw strike after strike. Cole Dyer and Malik Delgado worked well behind the plate, negating the other teams’ running game. As a team, Susanville logged only one error in 17 innings. Tucker St. Andre and Bennett each hit three home runs and Keith McDaniel hit two in the trees. The boys worked as a team to achieve success, racking up 57 hits altogether.
In Wednesday’s game, Susanville went up against Chester and won, 21-2. The team scored 11 runs in the first three innings then piled on six more in the top of the third followed by another 10 in the fifth. Dyer, Moore and Madrigal teamed up on the pitcher’s mound to stifle Chester, striking out 13 batters and only walking two.
The Susanville All Stars went on to beat Modoc, 11-4, in six innings on Thursday. Susanville scored three runs in the sixth inning on a two-run home run hit by Bennett and an RBI double hit by Moore. Moore also went the distance on the pitcher’s mound, striking out four batters, walking none and allowing only one hit and no earned runs.
On Friday, Susanville again secured a blow-out win, this time against Feather River. Several home runs hit by Susanville players ensured the 19-3 victory. Bennett went 4-for-4 at bat, blasting two home runs in the first third innings. St. Andre hit a home run in the third inning. The All Stars had no struggle with Feather River’s pitching, as six hitters combined for 14 hits, 14 RBIs and 16 runs scored.
After a three-day winning streak, it’s no surprise Susanville went on the beat Modoc, 10-0, to win the tournament championship. The win belonged to Bennett, who pitched a no-hitter, striking out nine batters and walking none. St. Andre did his part on offense, racking up six RBIs on two hits and hitting home runs in the second and fourth innings. McDaniel also hit a home run for Susanville.
Susanville will now travel to Redding to compete in the Section Two Tournament beginning Saturday, July 13. “The players continue to work hard and are looking forward to competing against the best from Northern California,” said team manager Leo Bennett.