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Pleasant Hill Hawks Win Big at 680 Diablo League Tournaments

Aug 01, 2015 10:01AM ● By Jennifer Neys

14U Hawks team, front row (L to R): Logan Taylor, Jaden Reganit, Jack Harris, Gabe Osti, Conner Sullivan, Andy Hamat. Back Row (L to R): Coach Don Wildes, Joey Soberon, Logan Gowdy, Will VanHolten, Cole Monroy, Andrew MciIntyre, Jackson Mitchell, Nick Piro and Coach Doug Seandel. Not pictured are coaches Erik Hutslar and Juan Gil.

The Pleasant Hill Hawks traveling baseball program had great success in the 680 Diablo League this season, culminating with an impressive finish at their league tournament. Three Hawks teams (9U, 10U, and 11U) all won the championship for their respective divisions. The Hawks 13/14U Blue and Red teams battled each other in the semi-finals for a chance to play in the championship game. The 13/14 Blue team prevailed, but came up just short in the final game with a respectable second place finish. Hawks celebrations were heard all around the tournament complex in the final hours of the day as each team clinched the championship. All teams were on hand to pull for the 13/14 Blue team that serves as a model for the Hawks program. 

The Hawks have a long established tradition of competitive baseball that prepares youth for high school baseball. The Hawks 12U team plays annually at the Cooperstown Dreams Park National Invitational Tournament in Cooperstown, New York. The 12U team has the opportunity of a lifetime and it is an unforgettable baseball experience for boys who love the game. Guided by Commissioner Pat Curran and in the model set forth by retired 30-year veteran manager Paul Damhesel, the Hawks offer a brand of youth baseball that is second to none.  Submitted by the Pleasant Hill Hawks Baseball Program.