Last Updated: August 23, 2014
The 2008 12U Elko Gold won the RMSB Wendover Icebreaker held May 2 and 3. Team members included: Connor Altenburg, Joe Bejarano, Philip Benevides, Marco Cervantes, Marshall Dumas, Connor Gallagher, Braxton Gonzales, Brian Pearson, Derik Ridgway, and Chad Schumacher. Manager: Ralph Bejarano; Coaches: Efrain Benevides and James Schumacher; Bat Boy: R.J. Bejarano
Tournaments & practice schedule
14U first Elko Gold team to win a Rocky Mountain School of Baseball Tournament - 2006 Wendover Icebreaker. Those pictured include (top row left to right): Manager Mike Shanks, Benjamin Suyematsu, Kevin Montgomery, John Green, Jay DeWald, Ben Pearson, Nick Antonucci, Coach William Antonucci, (bottom row left to right) Jesse Rinaldo, Marty Shanks, and Justin Romero. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!
Elko Gold History
The team was formed in 2003 by Brett Pearson, Alex Poirier and John Green. Coaches at one time or another have been Mike Shanks, George Lostra, Wil Antonucci, Jeff Mitchell, Al Pickett, Bob Hackler Sr. among others.
The purpose was to enable youth baseball players to improve their baseball skills by playing more games at a higher competitive level. The team played as The Ruby Mountain Baseball Club in Twin Falls, ID. Then as the Elko Gold in Salt Lake City, Elko (Exhibition series) and in Reno. Their record was 5-5. Several players participated in the Las Vegas Baseball Academy's Christmas Camp.
In 2005, The Elko Gold went as a 14U team to Sacramento, Las Vegas, Reno and Wendover, NV. The Elko Gold went as a 13U team to Orem and Lehi (south of Salt Lake City). Also a 10U team was formed and played in the same area. A 11U and 14U team played in the Las Vegas Baseball Academy's Fall Desert Classic.
The experience showed when the 13 year old Babe Ruth team won the Nevada State Championship in 2005. Many Gold players were part of this Championship team.
To contact the Elko Gold, email the director, Brett Pearson at firstname.lastname@example.org.