BRAWLEY – The Brawley Little League Juniors All-Stars lost to Manhattan Beach on Saturday, despite a total of seven hits.
Alec Aguirre racked up two RBIs on one hit for Brawley. He homered in the seventh inning, his second career home run.
Manhattan Beach went up for good in the first, scoring two runs on an RBI single.
Manhattan Beach added three more runs in the top of the second. A clutch ground out opened up the scoring in the frame. That was followed by two two-run home runs.
Two runs in the bottom of the seventh helped the Brawley Little League Juniors All-Stars close its deficit to 9-2. A two-run home run by Aguirre gave Brawley life.
“The boys did a good job getting to the California State Championship.” manager, Ralph Lopez said, “They accomplished what many people said they could never do and I believe what started last year and finished this year is that they put Brawley back on the baseball map. The Imperial Valley has great talent, but was never showcased.”
Lopez would like to personally thank Augustine Torres and Austin Gastellum for their help because this would not have been possible without them.
The support from the community for the Brawley Little League Juniors All-Stars has been excellent. There have been so many encouraging responses, praises, prayers, and donations that they greatly appreciate.
It is sad seeing this run come to an end, but we are so proud of the job these boys have done. Their comradery and teamwork has been second to none.