Manhattan Beach Little League All-Stars Win Section TitleJul 19, 2015 10:27AM ● By Dig Mb Staff
The Manhattan Beach Little League All-Stars won the Section 4 championship last Thursday, and will next play the champions of Section 1 on Friday, July 24 in Ontario. The boys are undefeated in post-season play at 7-0 spanning two tournaments.
The 11- and 12-year olds were 3-0 in the Section 4 tournament, beating host team Westchester 9-1 to start the tournament, said coach Anthony Wall. Kyle Karros, Jonah Storey, and Andrew Bessera delivered solid pitching, leading their teammates to victory.
In the team's second tournament game, the boys put in another great effort, winning 10-1 against Torrance with good pitching, solid defense, and timely hits.
Pitcher Kyle Karros turned in a dominant pitching performance in the tournament championship game against Ladera, with the team holding their opponent to just one run, winning 6-1.
"The difference in this tournament came down to the pitching," said Wall. "Our pitchers were able to hit their spots and get ahead of the count to keep the hitters off balance. We only allowed 4 walks in this tournament compared to 21 walks given to us. Walks are hits, and will eventually turn into runs with the good teams."