PenCities had a game to give in the championship round of the Colt Region Tournament after advancing through the winners’ bracket. Campbell overcame the odds, however, to rally to the title.
Campbell No. 2 — one of two teams from Campbell to fill out the six-team field in the weeklong Region tourney at Washington Park in Burlingame — rallied for wins of 6-4 and 8-6 Saturday, including overcoming a 4-1 deficit in the doubleheader finale.
After PenCities starter Kyle Sieben took a tough-luck loss in the opener — allowing two runs on five hits over 5 1/3 innings — Campbell bounced back in the nightcap with five runs in the fifth inning against PenCities starter Pat Mori.
Mori walked the first two batters of the inning, and Cameron Bachman and John Vogel followed with one-out singles. Anthony Walker then executed a squeeze bunt to tie it 4-4. Vogel scored on an infield error to give Campbell a 5-4 lead. Josua Yuan — 4 for 7 through both games — added insurance with an RBI double.
Both Campbell and PenCities advance to the Colt Super Regional Tournament starting Tuesday at PAL Stadium in San Jose. The Peninsula Colt League will send three teams to the tournament, with San Bruno and South San Francisco joining PenCities.
San Bruno fell 8-5, yielding six unearned runs in the first inning, in Friday’s elimination semifinal to Campbell No. 2.
A mercy-rule romp, followed by a walk-a-thon first inning, the opening night doubleheader at the Colt Regional Tournament got off to a rough start.
Then one sterling defensive play turned the tide.
With six-team field in the Colt Regional tourney at Washington Park, four teams opened play Monday. PenCities rallied late for a 12-0 mercy-rule victory over Campbell No. 2 in the opener. San Bruno then topped Los Altos-Mountain View in the nightcap 12-5.
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With the win, San Bruno advances through the winners’ bracket of the double-elimination tourney to face Campbell No. 1 Tuesday at Washington Park. First pitch is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
The pitching of PenCities went a little more smoothly in the opener as Kyle Sieben worked four scoreless frames to front a staff shutout in the 12-0 victory over Campbell No. 2.
PenCities — a combined roster of the two PenCities teams that played in the Peninsula Colt League during the regular season — scored single runs in the second and fourth. So, when acting manager Neil Goldstein went to his bullpen, Sieben exited with a mere 2-0 lead.
“I don’t like coming out of games,” Sieben said. “So, it wasn’t the best feeling. But knowing he wants to keep me for another game, a more meaningful game, that’s pretty special.”
The early exit was strategic, though, in that it kept Sieben’s pitch-count down. With pitch-count limits enforced in the tournament, he will now be available to pitch in the later rounds.
“He threw good,” Goldstein said. “It got a little wild in the fourth, which is why I took him out.”
After posting a 4-1 record during the regular season — including a complete game the previous week in the Bay Area Showcase at University of San Francisco — Sieben faced the minimum through the first two innings Monday. Patrick Mori and Jeremy Penos worked an inning apiece to preserve the shutout, with PenCities adding four runs in the fifth and six more in the top of the sixth to record the mercy-rule win.
PenCities advances through the winners’ bracket to face South San Francisco Tuesday night at Washington Park. First pitch is scheduled for 5 p.m.
Campbell No. 1 and South San Francisco each drew first-round byes in the tourney, which concludes Saturday, with championship play starting at 11 a.m.
The PenCities Baseball 16U select team won the Nor Cal Tournament Baseball (NCTB) 16U Open Division Battle of the Bay tournament over the 6/2-6/3/2019 weekend. The PenCities team beats teams Hit Club (Belmont) by a score of 10-7 in the first round of pool play, CA Bulldogs 2021(Cambell) by a score of 13-4 in the semi-finals, and the Bay Valley Trojans (Modesto) by a score of 9-6 in the Championship game.
Nikhil Godbole was the tournament Most Valuable Player hitting .545 over the weekend including 3 3B's in 3 games. Patrick Mori (.500, 1 2B), Daren Randolph (.455, 1 HR, 6 Runs, 7 RBI), Andrew Khau (.417), Daniel Geller(.400), and Kevin Sanchez (.400, 1 3B, 5 Runs) also hit over .400 for the weekend.
All pitchers threw great including Shayan Kothari (W, 7K), Peter Brownrigg (0.00 ERA), Jack Fitzgerald (W, 2.80, 3 K), Colin Trizuto (2 Holds), Kyle Seiben (Winner of championship game) and Patrick Mori (SV, 0.00 ERA, 9 K).
For the first time, the PenCities 16U Baseball Program will have 2 teams for the 2019 summer season. Teams will be separated by schools. The 16U teams will be coached by Matt Labbie and Steve Radulovich and play in the Peninsula Colt league and is for players who just finished their freshman or sophomore year in high school. This will be Coach Labbie's 8th season coaching and Coach Radulovich's first season with PenCities. Coach Rally has coached at various different levels and is currently the Varsity Assistant coach for San Mateo High School. The team's biggest achievement was finishing in first place in the PCL in 2017 and ranking 5th in CA with an overall record of 24-9. In 2018 the team won the Peninsula League Championship with a 20-10 record.
Registration for the 2019 summer season full but players can still join the wait list by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
The summer 2020 registration will open in January of 2020. Players interested in joining can register online on the registration page or contact PenCities Baseball President Dennis Millstein if you want more information.