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Our awesome 12's held their heads high as they faced their final defeat against Hollister National, losing by 10 runs with a final score of 12-2.
All was quiet with our boys until the bottom of the sixth, when their bats started to come alive with two outs on the board. Bryce Nunes, Robbie Carling and D'Shawn Hopkins all chipped in to make sure we didn't face a shut-out in our final game, and they did so with skill, pride and smiles.
San Lorenzo Valley Little League was officially formed in 1958, and since 1987, there has been only ONE other 12-year-old team that has made it past the D39 banner. This year's 12's, led by Tom Jameson and Kevin Neu, made it to 2nd place in Sectionals, and that is an accomplishment that they--and we--should all celebrate.
For 11 of these boys, this was their final game as Little Leaguers, and we couldn't be happier to have had them on our side. To all of them, we wish you well as you continue up the ranks to Pony and beyond, and we welcome you to return to cheer on and mentor the SLV Little Leaguers for whom you have led the way, and to whom you have proven that hard work and perseverance can result in a wonderful combination of sportsmanship, teamwork, mutual respect and friendships that will last a lifetime.
Thank you for taking us on this journey, and for being the kind of players--the kind of men--that you are. You represented our league, our community and our District better than any other team EVER has, and we thank you for that.