Let's Not Forget Those Surfers!
Last night was not the only City-run activity that semo.net and Brian Becker were involved in. The Surfers were without their head coach for the semi-final game against Bluff Falls where they won 12-1 under the leadership of Coach Bryan Cooper. Ben Becker and Isaac Laseter pitched the team to victory along with the Surfer bats which included Tyler Williams’ over the fence Home Run.
The championship game was starting the third inning when Becker made it to the field from the City Council meeting.
Tristen Francisco was on the mound for the PB Landscaping team and, like usual, was a perfect pitcher. His fast balls were amazing, his control unwavering as he put down 14 of the 15 batters he faced. The best of the Surfer batters were only fouling off the ball. One must remember that the reaction time to a 65 mph Tristen fastball at 46 ft would be the equivalent to an 85 mph fastball from the mound in the Majors. Yes…these 11 and 12 year old boys were being faced with major-league type pitching.
But the Surfers weren’t too outmatched, as their pitchers (Dalton Cooper and Ben Becker) held PB Landscaping to only 2 runs in the six inning game. It was a very exciting 2-0 game.
The Little League Surfers took 2nd in both the League and the Tournament.
As for the Civic League Surfers, their season ended against the #1 seeded and tournament winning JDP Sports Dragons ended in the quarter finals. But unlike JDPs final two opponents who were beaten by the run rule, the Surfers lost by only one run 10-9 and have every right to be proud of their performance. This season, Jack Becker racked up 16 RBIs in the 9 game season, great bats were also consistent from along with catcher Nathan “Yadi” Akers and first baseman Jonathon Ausbon round out the top three team batters.
Final stats for the Little League are not currently available, but the Civic League Surfers stats are online.
It was a great season in both leagues.