San Antonio MSBL 30+ Division
Yankees 5, Reds 3
Front Row L-R: Umpire Brother Theo Reyes,
Miguel "Tito" Serrano, Bat Boy Tristan Soto, Manager Sammy Soto. Second
Row L-R: Chad Crowell, David Cervantes, Charles Garza, Juan Martinez, Clayton
Anstine, Reagan Rothe and Umpire Brother David Reyes. Third Row: Mr. Big Man
‘Yankees Sweep Reds in San Antonio Championship Series’
Yankees Win! Thaaaa Yankees Win! Starting pitcher Juan Martinez (Series MVP)
pitched nine innings to complete a masterpiece performance game and lead the
30+ Yankees to a 5-3 Championship win over the Reds.
With probably the most solid defensive outing of the year,
led by third baseman Miguel "Tito" Serrano who made several key
fielding plays and long throws for outs, the Yankees kept the Reds' runs
"I knew it would be just a matter of time before the Reds'
bats would come to life but our defense just kept making plays,” said Yankee
skipper Sammy Soto. "I consider the Reds
the best team and have a proven winning manager in Mr. Galloway. They are a
team of champions.”
Not only was Serrano a Reds rally killer, shortstop Charles
Garza, who was freshly off the DL, made key plays to stop many Reds
threats. The Reds were not held to just
infield hitting, thanks to the tremendous ability and athleticism of the
Yankees outfield. Long balls hit were run down by center fielder Reagan Rothe and left fielder Chad Crowell, who demonstrated amazing ability to react and chase
down what would have been gappers.
"This outfield has been solid throughout the season and
especially the playoffs. That's Rothe's outfield and he's done a tremendous job
with the guys out there," added Soto.
"We expected to win this year with the good players and
the chemistry we have built on this team,” Soto further explained, "but I knew
it would also take dedication, commitment and continuous improvement as the
season went on. It took good play and execution to achieve what we did, and
that's win a Championship!”
Soto concluded, "Most importantly, I thank God ever day to
have this opportunity to play this great game of baseball with MLB Minor League
quality venues and the professionalism provided by Mr. Skip Bradley. I can't say enough of how proud I am of our
players, they deserve this win and did a great job to close the deal!"