Encinitas Gamers 16U captures third straight tournament

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.