The San Anselmo Baseball Association (SABA) 11s All Star Tournament Semi-Finals and Finals will take place tomorrow at Memorial Park. The SABA 11s landed the #2 seed by going undefeated in pool play on Friday and Saturday. SABA defeated the West Marin Little League All Stars on Friday night 7-6 behind some strong pitching by CJ Castillo, Jesse Robinson and Matt Rosen. Robinson helped himself with some good hits as did leadoff batter Isaac Friedenberg and Christopher Carlucci, who went 3 for 3 at the plate.
On Saturday, SABA played one of its cleanest games of the summer tournament season as Castillo, Robinson and Carlucci combined on a 1-hit, no walk shutout of the California Lightning, winning 6-0. The fielding was especially impressive as no errors were allowed by SABA in the early morning victory. Friedenberg led the way at the plate and shortstop Burke Fraser joined in with a strong double to the left field fence.
SABA finished the afternoon by defeating the Rohnert Park Red Storm 14-10. Both teams had runners all over the place but the highlights of the game were Castillo's grand-slam home run in the top of the 4th and Robinson's ground-rule double to give SABA some much needed insurance as Rohnert Park mounted a rally in the bottom of the 6th.
SABA will be in the semi-finals tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. against the winner of the Albany v. Rohnert Park game. The finals will take place at 3:00 p.m. at Memorial Park. The teams participating in the tournament include the #1 seeded El Cerrito Hornets, SABA, Albany Cougars, Rohnert Park Red Storm, California Lightning and West Marin All Stars.