Montebello Angels 17, Team USA 6
Submitted by Robert Oskin, Angel’s manager
The Montebello Angels raised the Championship trophy in the 2023 MSBL Kickoff Classic 33+ division. The Angels were led to a 3-0 round-robin record by the outstanding pitching of Yosjan Brizuelas, Steve Connally, and Tony Cabrera who only allowed a total of five runs over three games.
In the semi-finals, Tony Cabrera came back to throw a complete game shutout for the win to help advance the Angels to the Championship game, where Andy Torres and Eddie Nava combined for a dominant performance for the Angels Championship win against a tough Team USA.
As a team, the Angels were on fire all weekend with their torrid hitting! A few of our standouts were Luis Rivas, Lalo Saldivar, Brandon Hedding, Andy Torres, Gugu Corona, and Louie Gonzalez. I believe that the main reason for the team’s success is sticking to the core philosophy of being a family, and it shows as the core members of the team have been together for over 15 years and the winning formula is still working to perfection!