Coming off a 12-3 win late last week to claim the 2022 California District 64 50/70 Intermediate Championship, the Woodland National All-Stars are set to continue their season for at least one more game as they prepare for the first round of the 2022 NorCal Little League Section 1 Tournament.
Mark West Little League takes on Oakland Little League on Friday at 5 p.m. The winner will then face Woodland National on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Camarena Park.
According to Little League President Antony Salvemini, the tournament features some of the best 11-13 year olds in the Greater Bay Area. Additionally, teams compete to play in the state tournament, which features the best of Northern California.
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Members of the Woodland National Team include Nico Armstrong, who is expected to enter seventh grade at Woodland Christian Middle School in the fall. Armstrong loves all things baseball, and his favorite positions are pitcher and the two intermediate sports.
Josh Avila has been playing sports since he was three years old. He loves football, basketball and baseball. Santos Bermudez loves baseball and considers himself a utility player, and tops his teammates at 6’1. He hopes to one day play in the MLB World Series.
Jesus Cosio has been playing sports since he was three years old and his best memories are on the pitch with his teammates and his father as a coach. Billy Flowers enjoys baseball, reading, playing video games and hanging out with his friends. Talon Gill has been playing baseball since the age of four and his favorite activity is hitting baseball.
Cash Harrison has been playing baseball since he was three years old and his favorite position is center field. His best memories are with his teammates.
Benji Hernandez has also been playing since he was three years old, and his favorite positions are pitcher and first base. Jacob Hernandez’s favorite position is catcher, and he’s also been playing baseball for three years.
Pablo Hernandez is a positive and supportive team player. Riley Salvemini is confident in his baseball skills. He reckons he’s “stronger than Pete Alonso” and “hits dingers”. He is also a self-proclaimed “single ginger”. Josh Wiggins has been playing baseball since he was three years old. His favorite positions include pitcher, catcher and shortstop.