HighsBrad Dalbon's Bear River Minor Royals making it to the finals of the District 11 Tournament of Champions. The Royals dropped the top placed Yankees who had only lost one game during the regular season as well as their win over the Tri-City Cardinals. Great job Brad, the league will not be the same without you.
The Bear River Major Angels were definitely a solid team from the beginning to the end. Manager Sean Solomon crafted and drafted a team that won 22 games while only dropping 2. They had a pitching staff that was so deep their starters never finished a game. They also had seven boys who had a batting average over 300, including Ryan Solomon and Scotty Sandstedt who were above 500. Sandstedt also hit six home-runs over the fence to lead the league including one game at Condon Park where he hit two. Sandstedt also hit a ball in practice that one hopped a classroom in the "D" wing at Magnolia. I walked it and the ball flew an estimated 330 feet. No bad for a 12 year old.
Although I did not attend the game where Clay Corripo threw his no hit shutout it is worth a mention. Corripo pitched well for the BR Giants all season and he was clearly Bear River's finest.
My final high was John Dzioba's Dodgers, they fought hard down the stretch, over came very tall odds to earn Bear River Little League's final TOC bid.
The 2012 season, I will remember you fondly. Thank you to my friends to helped me report games to the community, as without your help this would not have been possible. Thank you to the daily readers as without you the reporting would have been pointless.
But most of all thank you to the kids. Regardless of, if and where you play next spring, your smiles will always be remembered.