Mustang-9 Skills Competition Kicks Off West Zone Tournament

Mustang-9 Skills Competition Kicks Off West Zone Tournament

Mustang-9 teams from all over the West Zone met tonight for some barbequed tri-tip sandwiches and some fun in the field with the Skill Competition.

The Base Running event started the competition with representatives from the teams each taking a turn running the bases to see how is the fastest. The event was won by Los Alamitos’s Justin Childress with a time of 12.3 seconds.

Base Running winner Los Alamitos’s Justin Childress.

The Around the Horn was next where 4 players, one at each base throw a ball from home to first, second, third and back home, also timed. Walnut all-stars Rex Campbell, Cameron Zheng, Manny Salines and Andrew Lenero won that event with time of 9.6 seconds.

Around the Horn winners, Walnut’s Rex Campbell, Cameron Zheng, Manny Salines and Andrew Lenero.

Catcher Pitcher Pop Time, when the pitcher, from a set position, throws home and the catcher throws to second base, also timed was the third event. The Simi Youth Trio of Kole Sankey, Jack Lovelace and Garrett Westerhouse won with a 3.3 second time.

Pitcher Catcher Pop Time winners Simi Youth’s Kole Sankey, Jack Lovelace and Garrett Westerhouse.

Finally the main event, the Home Run Derby, each batter got 10 outs (an out is any batted ball not a HR) to hit as many home runs as they could. Simi Youth’s Roc Riggio won the event by belting 7 home runs over two rounds.

Home Run Derby winner Simi Youth’s Roc Riggio.

The teams gather as West Zone Tournament starts on Thursday.

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