Diamondbacks are Del Mar Little League Majors Division Champions for 2021

Diamondbacks team
Kneeling: Elias Hanley, Grayden Jackel, Kellan Morneau, Palmer Donnelley, Charlie Flynn, Shivaan Prasad; Standing: Head Coach Randy Hanley, Ronik Gupta, Artur Nagiev, Andrew Morris, Asst. Coach Brian Wilson, Josh Wilson, Noah Gaconnet, Assistant Coach Conor Donnelley, Cal Karlander
(Allen Jackel


The Del Mar Little League Majors Diamondbacks team claimed victory in their Tournament Championship on Thursday, May 27, with a 5-1 win over the Majors Padres in the finals. On the mound for the Diamondbacks, Palmer Donnelley started and pitched 2 innings of 1-run baseball, before handing the ball to Elias Hanley who pitched the final 4 innings in a shutout, allowing just 2 hits, 0 walks, with 4 strikeouts.

At the plate, Elias Hanley led the Diamondbacks going 2-for-2 with an RBI, while Josh W., Palmer D., Noah G., and Charlie F. each contributed with a hit as well. The boys were ecstatic as they received their championship rings. Team Manager and Head Coach Randy Hanley remarked, “During the game, I realized with my son aging out of Little League, this was in all likelihood the last baseball game I would ever manage/coach. Not many can say they ended their coaching career with a championship!”