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Baseball Youth Sports

For the Fridge: Heartwell PONY 13s Win Super Regional

The Heartwell PONY 13s All Stars defeated Covina in the championship game of the PONY Super Regional Tournament. The Heartwell kids now advance to the West Zone Tournament trying to advance to the PONY World Series. The game drew a huge crowd including the Heartwell 14s who came to cheer on their fellow players.

The team is managed by Lucky Foster with assistants Jeff Van Fossen and David Montano. The players are Jack Walsh, Andrew Medina, Marc James, Ismael Santillan, Damian Vargas, Cameron Powell, Trevor Torres, Jordan Rivers, Anthony Carillo, Cameron Bui, Nicolas Seib, Dylan Stubblebine, Alan Machado, Isaiah Heis, and Joaquin Gutierrez.

Mike Guardabascio
An LBC native, Mike Guardabascio has been covering Long Beach sports professionally for 13 years, with his work published in dozens of Southern California magazines and newspapers. He's won numerous awards for his writing as well as the CIF Southern Section’s Champion For Character Award, and is the author of three books about Long Beach history.