Northern California Teams Lock Up NYBC Berths
All World Sports hosted the National Youth Baseball Championships NorCal Qualifier on March 11-12 as five teams in 10U-14U punched their ticket for this summer’s finals.
The 12U championship was a tremendous game with PBT Combat earning a 2-1 win over the Lamorinda Vikings. Lamorinda scored a 9-7 win over Combat in pool play, but pitching and defense dominated in the rematch.
Perhaps the most impressive performance came from Athletic Edge Red out of Petaluma, California. Playing with just nine players, Athletic Edge steamrolled through the 13U division winning all four of their games, including the championship, by run rule.
The 11U NorCal Scorpions also turned in a strong tournament, going 4-0 and claiming their division championship. The Scorpions scored 38 runs and allowed just seven and defeated Athletic Edge North in the title game, 10-0.
In 10U, the Lamorinda Raiders topped the Tomateros de California, 8-6, in the championship after falling to them the day before in pool play. Show California Baseball took home the 14U title behind a powerful offense that scored 50 runs in four games.
All five division champions have earned paid berths to compete in the NYBC Finals at Baseball Heaven in New York. The championship is set for July 24-30 and will be televised on CBS Sports Network and streamed on MLB.com.
NYBC qualifying moves to the Midwest as Game Day USA hosts in the Chicago area on March 25-26.
NYBC NorCal Qualifier with All World Sports