The Danville HOOTs baseball team capped an unbeaten run in the Western Regionals to earn a spot in the Connie Mack World Series. The Hoots, coached by Don Johns, beat the SoCal Renegades 2-0 in the Regional championship game in Tempe, Ariz. The HOOTS were 5-0 and amassed 31 runs overall.
The HOOTs open the Connie Mack World Series against defending champion Midland (Ohio) Redskins on Saturday in Farmington, N.M. Dublin’s Robert Martinez pitched brilliantly in the Regional final before Amador Valley’s Nick Piscotty got the save.
“One day they will look back and realize what they have achieved is amazing,” Johns said on the team website, “and it will be a memory that will stay with them forever.”
The HOOTS also earned a trip to the World Series in 2009, going 0-2.