Presidio Little League Season Ends

| July 2, 2013 | 0 Comments


Guy Reggev, manager/head coach of the CAPS level 2013 Home Padres, introduces his team.

Guy Reggev, manager/head coach of the CAPS level 2013 Home Padres, introduces his team.

Chalk lines, trimmed grass, close plays, chanting teammates and cheering parents making up the sights and sounds of little league baseball came to an end for the Presidio Little League at Sefton Field on Saturday June 8th. The official season ended for twelve teams of Padres playing in four divisions but play will go on for the All Stars and the Tournament Champions. The festivities included a tri-tip BBQ with all the trimmings, dunk tank, home run derby and coaches softball game.

Trophies and medals were handed out to division champions and players. A commendation featuring a distinctive engraved bat was presented to the San Diego Police Department Western Division for their great work in patrolling the fields and river area next to Sefton Field. Lt. Brian Goldberg, Sgt. Nick Borelli, Officers Efran Peregrino and Dave Campbell were lauded by Presidio Vice President Judge Peter Gallagher.

Retiring League President, Mission Hills real estate agent Bruce Bourdon of Coldwell Banker, was given special honors by incoming President Lou Castagnola for his seven years of exceptional leadership since 2006. Bourdon was awarded an engraved bat and some special cigars for his direction and guidance throughout the years. Other recognition was given to coaches, parents and Councilman Todd Gloria for their support. Special recognition was also given to the San Diego Padres who have donated different style and era Padres uniforms worn by each team for the past two seasons.

Finally, the league recognized and thanked its sponsors – some of the fine businesses that make up our Mission Hills community and without whose support the league could not survive. These sponsors: Powers Plumbing, Mission Hills Fabric Care, Sports Authority, The Haro-Dunlap Group of Ascent Real Estate, Mission Hills Automotive, Malcolm Schick and G&P Schick, Gary Sacco and Avalon Mortgage, Espresso Mio, State Farm Insurance, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Dixieline Lumber, Sport Clips, Stadium Golf , Bruce Bourdon, Fenn Orthodontics, Mission Hills United Church of Christ, Rick Brooks and Blankinship & Foster, LLC; Lou Castagnola Family; Cain-Valenzuela Family; and Cadria Aerospace.

The 2013 season was an exciting one. The intermediate team (12 and up) played a competitive interleague schedule and never missed a game. The minors division, consisting of four teams of 9-11 year-old boys and girls, was the most electrifying. Bill Christian’s Camouflage Padres lost one game during the regular season but was defeated in the playoffs by Charles Tiano’s Batting Practice Padres when Joseph Franca and Max Mecham pitched a combined no hitter over six innings. The machine pitch CAPS division consisted of four teams of six, seven and eight year olds learning the game. Finally, the T-Ball division ran the bases frontwards and backwards while learning to hit and throw.

Presidio Little League sees its mission to ensure the kids have fun, learn the game and then compete at a high level while having more fun. All in all the season was a spectacular success.

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