Del Norte Babe Ruth Baseball
Top: Coach Tyler Bachmann and players Warren Bailey, Kyle Higgerson and Shane Endemano of the Del Norte Babe Ruth All-Stars watch a pop ball on Saturday during a game against the Siskiyou County All-Stars at Peterson Park in Crescent City during the Babe Ruth Baseball District 1 All-Star Tournament. The Del Norte squad won the game 9-5 and crushed the Eureka-All Star team 25-13 on Sunday to take the district crown. For the third year in a row the team is heading to the Northstate Championships. The double elimination championships begin on Saturday in Galt. Middle photo: Pitcher Zack Hegelmeyer during the game against the Siskiyou All-Stars on Saturday. Bottom photo: Players and coaches hold their trophies after taking the tournament on Sunday against the Eureka-All-Stars. Manager Casey Duncan said he was impressed with the performance of his team, especially in the 25-13 win. Everyone hit well," he said. "I was pretty happy how we played." On Saturday, Layton O'Reilley, Hegelmeyer, Michael Young, Nate Bruder and Barrett McClaflin all went 2-for-4 from the plate. Against Eureka, Young went 4-for-4 with two doubles, two triples and two walks. Bruder went 4-for-5 with three RBIs. Higgerson went 3-for-5 with four RBIs and Greg Kirby went 3-for-4 with four stolen bases.The team is seeking donations to help pay for traveling expenses to go to Galt. For more information, call Rick Duncan at 954-4405. (The Daily Triplicate/Bill Choy and Submitted Photo).