Northwest NEWS

June 28, 1999

Sports

Woodinville Baseball Club U-13s advance to World Series in Oklahoma

Woodinville Baseball Club

Members of Woodinville's U-13 CABA state champions include (left to right): (standing) Coach Glen Phillips, Steve Anderson, Greg Haslam, Tim Workman, Joey Dunn, Matt Tuiasosopo, Jeff Lambard, Head Coach Mike Lentz; (kneeling) Coach Brad Stolz, Andy Lentz, Cory Nicol, Kramer Phillips, Hans Stolz, Austen Mitchell, Bret Bochsler, Duke Welker.

by Marshall Haley, staff reporter

   The Woodinville Baseball Club U-13s, the State CABA (Continental Amateur Baseball Association) Champions, will represent Washington in the U-13 (13 and under) CABA World Series in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, July 29th-August 9th.

   The World Series will include 30 teams from the U.S., Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Canada, Head Coach Mike Lentz said. The first round will divide teams into six pods of five teams each, with each pod playing a round-robin format. The 16 teams with the best record will then compete in a double-elimination format for the championship.

   "Now that school is out, we'll be working them out harder to get them ready for that level of competition," said Lentz.

   The 13-year-old "select" team, composed of 12 Northshore district players and one from Lake Forest Park, had a league record of 16-1. Their overall season record of 37-7 included several tournaments, said Lentz.

   The team includes eight of the Woodinville West Little League team members that came within one run of going to the Little League World Series last year, losing in the regional championship game.

   As a warmup, the team will play in the Sandy Koufax State Tournament in Kirkland's Peter Kirk Park, July 22-25.