The Barracudas, a team comprised of 12-year-old all-star players from Oakland and Piedmont, captured first place at San Anselmo Baseball Association's annual All-Star Tournament at Memorial Park on July 22.
The week-long tournament began on July 16th and in pool play the Barracudas posted a 3-1 record. The Barracudas were the second-seeded team heading into the playoffs that began early in the morning on July 22.
In the playoff semifinals the Barracudas defeated SABA 8-7, highlighted by a three-run over-the-fence home run from Angelo Paez and a walk-off single from Ben Young. The Barracudas then advanced to the championship game to face the East Bay Bears-El Cerrito, for the second time.
In the first match-up, the East Bay Bears defeated the Barracudas 10-9, but the second time around the Barracudas were ready for the Bears. They clinched the championship with 15 hits in six innings in a 14-8 victory, including over-the-fence home runs by Tyler Manca, Carson Gerhardy, Zach Huffins, Josh Campuzano, and William Robison. Ben Lancaster led the team with four home runs during the tournament.
7/18 Barracudas 14, SABA-San Anselmo 12
7/20 Barracudas 8, San Pablo Tigers 7
7/21 Barracudas 9, Golden Gate Sliders-Santa Rosa 5
7/21 East Bay Bears-El Cerrito 10, Barracudas 9
7/22 Barracudas 8, SABA-San Anselmo
7/22 Barracudas 14, East Bay Bears-El Cerrito 8