Mad baseball skills

Burbank park and recreation Hap Minor baseball players get chance to show their skills at annual end-of-year competition at Olive Park

June 22, 2010|Jeff Tully,

OLIVE PARK — For most of the Hap Minor Baseball season, players were mainly concerned with team-orientated goals, like winning divisional titles.

But at the 54rd annual Burbank Civitan Club Baseball Jamboree, it was a time for individual accomplishments in the Burbank Park, Recreation and Community Services event Saturday at Olive Park.

The day of events marked the end of the season for the city's premiere baseball league. Nearly 500 players from 41 teams took part.

After a parade to the park, the players rook part in a skills competition, competing in

four events — hitting for

distance; throwing for

accuracy; baserunning and throwing for distance — and won awards for their accomplishments.

In addition to a skills competition that took place, Jesse Galindo of the Calvary Bible Cardinals was given the Jackie Arrington Memorial Award.

Every year the honor is given to an athlete who displays good sportsmanship, team leadership and an enjoyment of the game.


The top three finishers in each division included:


BASERUNNING — 1. Quinton White (Bailey Yankees); 2. Van Fichtner (Burbank Heroes); 3. Teagan Barton (Bailey Yankees). THROWING FOR ACCURACY — 1. Matthew Piamonte ((Civitan Pirates); 2. Kaden Lurie (Bailey Yankees); 3. Matthew Zeigler (Burbank Heroes). THROWING FOR DISTANCE — 1. Eric Serna (Muniz Cubs); 2. Matthew Aziz (Muniz Cubs); 3. Elijah Clayton (Bailey Yankees). HITTING FOR DISTANCE — 1. Van Fichtner (Burbank Heroes); 2. Eric Serna (Muniz Cubs);

3. Evan Zamora (Bailey Yankees).


BASERUNNING — 1. Isaiah Marsh (Burbank Bears); 2. Kyle Arenal (Schrefel Phillies); 3. Tommy McDonald (Burbank Bears). THROWING FOR ACCURACY — 1. Vincent Sandoval (Schrefel Phillies); 2. Dylan Snow (Schrefel Phillies); 3. Trey Sanchez (Rockets). THROWING FOR DISTANCE — 1. Dyani DelCastillo (Burbank Wrecking Crew); 2. TJ Cataldi (Burbank Wrecking Crew); 3. Tyler Schrefel (Schrefel Phillies). HITTING FOR DISTANCE — 1. Vincent Sandoval (Schrefel Phillies); 2. Dyani DelCastillo (Burbank Wrecking Crew); 3. Brian McCarthy (Burbank Bears).


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