Tue 24 Mar 2009
By Brie Phillips
Last weekend’s Gold Nugget Baseball tournament was hosted by the Yreka Miners. The top finishing local team was Yreka in fourth place. Etna came in sixth place and Mt. Shasta in eighth. Miner Kurt Lorenzini received All-Tourney honors, as well as Trevor Kendrick from Etna, and Colin Waterman from Mt. Shasta. The championship game between Central Valley and Klamath Union was delayed Saturday due to rainy weather. The game is set to be played on a later date.
Yreka coach Jason Freitas shared his thoughts on the tournament.
“I feel that as a baseball team we could have played a lot better. We seem to have one really bad inning and we are not able to rebound from it. I felt that the tournament went great except for not getting the championship game in. Having two teams from Oregon, one from the coast, and one from Oroville really gave the tournament some quality teams,” said Freitas. “I think the tournament took a huge step up from last year, and hopefully it keeps getting better.” (more…)