Kings win again as impressive spring continues for local youth baseball

Submitted photo – The Six Rivers Kings players and coaches celebrate their tournament win over the weekend.

It’s been a very impressive spring for a number of local youth baseball travel teams, and that continued to be the case again over the weekend as the Six Rivers Kings 13Us took home another tournament championship.

The young Kings won all three of their games at the Medford Diamond Dash, including a 12-2 win over Crater Youth in Sunday’s championship game.

Kyle Giacone pitched three hitless innings and struck out six for the win in the championship, which was his second victory on the mound in tournament action.

Brayden Bermers threw two strong innings in relief to help preserve the victory.

Both pitchers got plenty of offensive support, as the Kings came out swinging and also would steal remarkable 27 bases over the three games.

Jake Brunner led the way at the plate in the final, finishing 3-for-3 with a triple, as the Kings racked up 15 hits.

Giacone, Bermers, Scotty Brogan and Jake Vasquez each added two hits in the win, including a triple and a double by Brogan and a triple by Vasquez.

Tate Saso added a solo home run, while Bryson Burns, Cash Mobley and Henry Hinrichs each also had a hit.

The Kings opened the tournament with a pair of victories on Saturday, beating Crater Youth 10-2 and Caldera Junior Wolfpack 5-2.

Bermers and Burns combined to allow just five hits in six innings on the mound against Crater, while Hacher Matson led a 10-hit team performance and was 3-for-3 with a triple and scored three runs.

Giacone added two hits, including a triple, while Hinrichs hit a double and had two walks.

The Kings also won the March Mayhem tournament in Medford seven weeks ago.

Bermers, Burns, Vasquez and Brogan each also had a hit in the win.

Later on Saturday, Giacone got his first win of the weekend against the Wolfpack, striking out four in 2.2 innings and allowing just one earned run.

Saso was equally impressive in relief, throwing 3.2 hitless innings and striking out five.

Six different Kings had one hit each in the win, including doubles by Matson, Brogan and Jesse Young and singles by Bermers, Giacone and Saso.

The Kings are coached by Tim Brogan, TJ Brogan and Justin Jimenez.

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