Saturday, June 27, 2009


2009 TOC Champs
Photo: Greg Gardea
Henris Roofing won the District 35 Tournament Of Champions Friday night topping Fort Bragg by a score of 16-0.  Pearlacious!! Hosted by Mark West Springs Little League, the tourney included the top North Coast Major Division teams from Petaluma to the Oregon border.  A tip of the cap to proud poppa Greg Gardea for the this recap:

Brendan Jackson pitched 5 solid shutout innings for the win. At the plate, the Dynamic duo was at it again. Drew Busse and Miles Gardea started things off with back to back doubles and then followed with back to back homeruns the next inning. Busses had a double and 3 homeruns on the night including a grand slam.   Gardea had two doubles, a triple and a homerun. Busse and Gardea combined for 12 RBI's and Brendan Jackson added four more.  He went 3-for-4 with two singles and a double.  (Ed:  YOWZA... a slam in a TOC. Now THAT is a memory maker).

Pitching strategy is key in the 5 day single elimination tournament where teams play every day. Henris finished the year with a record of 29-4 and were coached by Tom Busse and Chuck Mcphearson. The roster includes Drew Busse, Armand Carcelan, Max Cerini, Justin Chapman, Thomas Cramer, Brad Freitas, Austin Garatti, Miles Gardea, Jackson Hill, Brendan Jackson, Emmett Schrader, and Alberto Valdez.

Petaluma was represented in the TOC by Henris Roofing from the Petaluma American, Athletic Edge from the Petaluma Valley and Pinky’s Pizza from the Petaluma National.  Other Leagues sending champions to the Tournament were Cloverdale, Coast Youth, Rincon Valley, Rancho Cotati, El Molino, South Ukiah, Healdsburg, Medocino-Coast, North Ukiah, Fort Bragg, Willits, Sebastopol, Santa Rosa American, Westside and Mark West.  Here's some video from earlier in the week on the Youth Sports Network:

Way to represent!  Congrats boys, coaches and parents.

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