The hard work is paying off for the Redwood Giants 10Us.
This past weekend, they improved to 9-0 on the season by winning the championship at the three-day Aunty Anne’s Memorial Tournament in Medford.
The Giants won all five of their tournament games, including a 15-2 win over the Northern Humboldt Steelheads in the championship game.
“The kids were lights out the whole time,” head coach Tyler Conley said. “It’s the only team I’ve ever coached where we have two hours of practice and the kids are begging me not to end the practice. The hard work is paying off.”
Among the weekend highlights for the team, Parker Morgan and Grady Crosswhite each had a home run, while Grant Banducci and Ryder Sweeney had strong pitching performances on the championship day, which also included a 17-4 win over a second Steelheads team in the semifinal.
Treyce Conley also impressed for the Giants and hit over .500 in the lead-off spot, while second baseman Casanova Marshall and catcher Graham Gaser both had some big hits on the championship day, as did center fielder Parker Blasi, who drove in five runs in the championship.
Kaden Haskell also impressed and has been one of the team’s most consistent hitters in both of the Giants’ tournaments this year, while Bradley Plotz pitched well leading up to the championship day as the Giants shut out their first two opponents.
They also ended four of their five games on the 10-run rule.
The team is made up of players from Miranda to McKinleyville.
The Giants will be back in action at the Reno World Series tournament next month.