Wilshire Warriors 8U All-Stars win tournament

| June 30, 2022 | 0 Comments

ALL STARS. Back row: Coaches Aaron Estrada, Jake Greene, Channing Barringer. Front row: Louis Ignacio, Ezra Estrada, Nathan Kuroki Sammons, Jack Barringer, Jesse Holdridge, Nate Ranen, Cameron Greene, Nico Hashimoto, Tyus Applegate, Amar Prakash Khalsa and Bennett Horacek. Not pictured: Coach Jon Blenner and Max Blenner.

Between June 18 and June 20, the Wilshire Warriors 8U “Blue” All-Star Team won four straight games en route to winning the championship of the PONY SoCal Northern Region District Tournament in West Hills.

In the championship game against Simi Valley, Wilshire overcame a five-run deficit in the final inning, tying the game on Ezra Estrada’s double to right field before Cameron Greene’s single to left scored Jack Barringer from third base to give the Warriors a walk-off win.

After a slow start, the momentum had begun to shift in favor of the Warriors in the fifth inning when left-fielder Louis Ignacio made a diving catch with the bases loaded, a spectacular play that caused coaches Jake Greene, Channing Barringer and Aaron Estrada to lose their voices simultaneously.

The championship was a true team effort as every Warrior scored at least one run during the tournament, and eight different Warriors pitched throughout the weekend. All of the players on the team played 8U Wilshire Warriors rec baseball throughout the spring, all of their parents volunteered with the league, and everyone is excited to hang the new championship banner at Pan Pacific Park! Visit wilshirewarriors.com

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