BPA DeMarini Elite Captures West Coast 12U Super Elite
A number of ranked teams went into the West Coast 12U Super Elite tournament Oct. 19-20, and BPA DeMarini Elite emerged as the champion with a 4-1 over the Las Vegas Rebels.
BPA’s Jared Jones pitched brilliantly in the championship game, going 5 1/3 innings and allowing no runs. He was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player.
In an event that featured 4 of the top 5 11U teams in Baseball Youth’s final summer rankings for last season, only one (Lamorinda Immortals) reached the semifinals. The No. 1 ranked SGV Hustle were upset in the quarterfinals by Upland Nationals, 3-2.
That just goes to show how competitive California baseball really is and how many elite squads reside out west in California, Nevada and Arizona.
BPA DeMarini went undefeated in pool play and beat Las Vegas Venom Black and the Upland Nationals to reach the championship against the Rebels. The Rebels took down Sandlot All-Stars Black and Lamorinda Immortals on their way to the title game.
BPA DeMarini Elite was ranked No. 16 in the country in Baseball Youth’s Elite 25 final summer rankings for 11U.
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