|10U AAU National Championships Bracket Play (Diamond)|
#12 California Lumberjacks vs. Alpharetta A’s
The Lumberjacks and the A’s from Alpharetta, Georgia crossed paths in the first round of bracket play at the AAU National Championships. The Lumberjack offense continued to saw down opponents as the squad from Cali took the game 10-0.
California got on the board quickly scoring five runs in the second inning. JR Brazil got the rally started when he reached on a single. He would later be driven in by Austin Maciel to go up 1-0. Evan Blantan, Blake Hebert, and Ezelle Wicks also contributed RBI hits to the attack. In the fourth the Lumberjacks again crossed five more men to extend the lead to 10-0 before the game was called on mercy rule. Marco Martinez reached base to get the second big rally started. He would be driven in by Evan Blantan. Noah Sheets and Ryan May added RBI doubles while Kewin Ledesmas added an RBI single himself.
Winning pitcher in the contest was Ezelle Wicks who pitched two innings striking out four and allowing no runs. Mat Doan came in for the save throwing two innings as well striking out one and giving up no runs. Leading hitters for the Lumberjacks were Ezelle Wicks (2-3), Noah Sheets (2-3), and Austin Maciel (2-2).