PRIDE OF C-TOWN — The Cloverdale 8- to 10- year-old all star baseball team gathered with the CLL junior squad on June 27. The teams represented Cloverdale in all star District 35 action this month.

All stars fall in title game; 8-10’s battling in District 35 tourney  

It’s been an exciting stretch of baseball for a pair of Cloverdale Little League teams in District 35 tournament action, with one falling just short of glory while the other continues to battle.

Representing Cloverdale are the junior and 8- to 10-year-old squads.

The CLL junior all stars, led by manager Jason Jenkins and coaches Ian Jones and Matt Lemley, made a great run at the District 35 championship with three wins before ending their season with a loss in the title game.

Cloverdale opened the tourney on June 22 with a 12-2 romp in five over defending champion Sebastopol. The CLL stars fell the following day to Santa Rosa American, 14-4 but reeled off successive wins over Petaluma National (5-4) and Westside (7-2) to set up a title clash with unbeaten Santa Rosa American on June 27. Cloverdale would run out magic, falling in the rematch to their tourney nemesis, 12-2. 

The CLL junior team included Kolby Jenkins, Emilio Diaz, Dylan Jones, Casey Lemley, Audie Hanes, Dominic Vellutini, Travis Wilson, Diesel Cavallo, Caden Axell and Ayal Fitchelber.

Meanwhile, the 8- to 10- year-old all star team, led by manager Carl Howell and coaches Adolpho Espinoza and Cheyene Langston, opened the District 35 tournament on June 29 at Rincon Valley with a 14-7 loss to Ukiah. The boys bounced back in a big way the following day with a 19-10 win over Laytonville. At press time Cloverdale was preparing to take on El Molino in an elimination game on July 1.

The 8-10 year-old roster includes Jaxson Randolph, Vaughn Randolph, Danny Espinoza, Caleb Howell, Evan Robledo, Jayden Jackson, Cash Langston, Kingston Cavallo, Damian Flores, JR Damian, Chase Tilghman, Tristan Huls and Wyatt Plum. 

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