Encinitas Gamers 16U captures third straight tournament

Front row: Alex McAdoo (LaCosta Canyon HS), John Doulgeropoulos (Ramona HS), Ryan Hall, Joe Belluso, Brandon Arthur (Ramona HS), Pete Mitchell (Torrey Pines HS), David Martinez (San Dieguito Academy); Second Row: Head Coach Jason Litt, Coach David Dinerman, Kevin McGill (Mt. Carmel HS), Ethan Abrams, Patrick McNabb, Kevin Alazard (La Costa Canyon HS), Ryan Wilson (Ramona HS), Coach Robert Schengel. Not pictured: Adam Connors (Del Norte HS).

The Encinitas Gamers 16U team recruits student athletes of sound character from schools throughout North County. Pete Mitchell (Torrey Pines HS) went 7 for 11 with 5 RBS’s in his four games played, leading the Encinitas Gamers ( 4-1) as they captured a third straight San Diego Elite Tournament Championship.

Pete’s diving stop/and tag of second base while on his belly, the ball in his throwing hand, helped preserve a narrow, 1-0 victory over the San Diego Stars in the semi-final game. Joe Belluso (Ramona HS) and Kevin Alazard (La Costa Canyon HS) each went 5-15. Patrick McNabb (La Costa Canyon HS) & Kyle Wilson (Ramona HS) pitched complete games. Wilson held the San Diego Mad Dogs to 1 hit in the finals. Ethan Abrams (LCC), Joe Belluso and Ryan Hall (Ramona HS) completed a pitching staff that allowed only 6 runs in 5 games.