Boston Baro, who took over the starting shortstop role this weekend had a heck of a tournament with several hits, including 2 runners thrown out at 3rd after taking over for injured catcher Danny Suarez.
After a subpar Saturday, OCX and starting pitcher Tyler Prystajko made quick work of the So Cal Falcons, winning 9-1 in 4 innings with a consistent approach at the plate and aggressive baserunning.
The championship game against the Aztecs started rough on a bases clearing triple and double in back to back innings, putting OCX down 5-0. OCX finally got to a tough lefty, putting 2 runs on the board forcing them to bring in their closer against pinch hitter Arin Mursurlian. Freshly called up from the practice squad, Arin made the most of his opportunity, driving a fastball over the center fielder's head for a 2-run triple, then scored the tying run on a Billy Dean RBI. After Jayden Manalese's RBI single, OCX took the lead, then gave it up in the top of the 6th on a throwing error, tying the score with 2-out.
After Prystajko lead off the inning with a hard shot that the 2nd baseman made a great play on, Josh Hernandez hit one in almost the same spot for a base hit. A stolen base and passed ball later, Josh was on third for Baro, who had already peppered the 5/6 hole earlier in the game. Baro hit a solid line drive over the shortstop's head, scoring Hernandez and setting off pandemonium in the dugout as they ran out to celebrate with Baro.