Salt Lake Sidewinders 12U finish #2 in USSSA MLK Tournament in Las Vegas. Nevada Wildcats were in mid season form. Great tournament for the Sidewinders in their first tournament in 2012. Not bad for kids that practice in 20 degree weather. Next up President's Day Tournament in Feb. Back to practice !!
Salt Lake Sidewinders drops 5-0 game to the Nevada Wildcats despite efforts of Clemens....Toothman in mid-season form striking out 13 batters.
Cole Clemens did all he could to give Salt Lake Sidewinders a boost, but it wasn't enough to get past the Nevada Wildcats, as Salt Lake Sidewinders lost 5-0 in six innings at Angels Stadium on Monday.
Clemens had a strong game at the plate for Salt Lake Sidewinders. Clemens went 1-2. Clemens tripled in the second inning.
Clemens looked sharp on the rubber. Clemens held the Nevada Wildcats hitless over 2 1/3 innings, allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out three.
#15 did his best to jumpstart the offense for the Nevada Wildcats, reaching base two times. #15 doubled in the third inning.
The Nevada Wildcats stayed on top until the final out after taking the lead in the first, scoring one run on.
The Nevada Wildcats increased their lead with two runs in the second. A scored #24 to get the inning started on a good note. That was followed up by #1's double, scoring #2
The Nevada Wildcats tacked on another two runs in the third. Toothman singled, bringing home #15 to start the inning. That was followed up by that scored Toothman.
Salt Lake Sidewinders tops Las Vegas bulldogs in back-and-forth affair, 4-3
Salt Lake Sidewinders took the last of five lead changes in a back-and-forth affair against Las Vegas bulldogs, securing a 4-3 victory on Monday at Angel Stadium.
Salt Lake Sidewinders took the lead in the fourth inning and held on for the victory.
It was a good day at the plate for Salt Lake Sidewinders' Conner Ebeling Ebeling went 2-2 and scored two runs. Ebeling singled in the first and third innings.
Las Vegas bulldogs was unable to make good contact against Cole Clemens Las Vegas bulldogs managed just one hit off of Clemens, who allowed no earned runs, walked one and struck out one during his three innings of work.
Salt Lake Sidewinders ran wild on the basepaths, finishing with six steals. Andrew Astin, Gage Edwards, Mason Peters, Drew Jones, and Clemens each had one stolen base and Ebeling had two stolen bases.
Las Vegas bulldogs jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first. #2 kicked things off for Las Vegas bulldogs with a single. A double by #14 then moved #2 from first to third. Then scored #2.
Sidewinders finish pool play with a 4-0 record & #2 Seed.....Championship day tomorrow....10:30 am start for Semi Final Round & 2:30 pm Championship Game...
Salt Lake Sidewinders jumps on Rawlings Redhawks early and coasts to 12-1 win
Salt Lake Sidewinders jumped out to an early lead on Rawlings Redhawks and captured a 12-1 victory on Sunday at Las Vegas.
With 12 runs in the first three innings, Salt Lake Sidewinders left no doubt about the eventual outcome.
A groundout by Conner Ebeling, an RBI triple by Andrew Astin, an RBI single by Kason Caldwell, and an RBI single by Kyler Olsen in the first inning and an RBI double by Dalton Gray, a passed ball, a passed ball, and a groundout by Caldwell in the second inning supplied the early offense for Salt Lake Sidewinders.
Gray put himself in scoring position with two extra-base hits for Salt Lake Sidewinders.
Drew Jones threw one inning of scoreless ball for Salt Lake Sidewinders.
Astin, Mason Peters, Gray, Jones, Braden Winget, Caldwell, Josh Huntsman, and Olsen each got hits for Salt Lake Sidewinders. Gray led the team with three hits
Salt Lake Sidewinders outlast the Las Vegas Bulldogs in high-scoring affair, 9-8
Fans were treated to a high-scoring affair Sunday as Salt Lake Sidewinders outscored the Las Vegas Bulldogs 9-8 in four innings.
There were 21 hits, including six extra base hits in the game.
Salt Lake Sidewinders' Conner Ebeling was perfect at the dish, going 2-2. Ebeling singled in the third and fourth innings.
The Las Vegas Bulldogs couldn't get anything going so long as Cole Clemens toed the rubber. The Las Vegas Bulldogs managed just two hits off of the Salt Lake Sidewinders' pitcher, who allowed one earned run, walked one and struck out six during his three innings of work.
#21 racked up two RBIs on one hit for the Las Vegas Bulldogs. #21 singled in the fourth inning.
Salt Lake Sidewinders uses big fourth inning to beat Santa Barbara Dirtbags, 13-6
An eight-run explosion in the fourth inning carried Salt Lake Sidewinders to a 13-6 win in five innings over Santa Barbara Dirtbags at Crossley on Saturday.
The teams traded runs for most of the contest, leading to five lead changes in the game.
Cole Clemens put himself in scoring position with three extra-base hits for Salt Lake Sidewinders. Clemens doubled in the first, fourth, and fifth innings.
Salt Lake Sidewinders hammered Santa Barbara Dirtbags pitching as six hitters had a field day, combining for 10 hits, 12 RBIs and 10 runs scored.
Kyler Olsen kept the ball around the plate, as he threw strikes on 47 of his 84 pitches. Olsen collected six strike outs and walked four for Salt Lake Sidewinders.
In the bottom of the first, Salt Lake Sidewinders grabbed the early lead, 4-0. A single by Andrew Astin, bringing home Conner Ebeling started the inning off. The scoreboard lit up again for Salt Lake Sidewinders when Jones and Astin scored on a two-run double by Clemens and Clemens scored on an RBI single by Gage Edwards
Salt Lake Sidewinders take out the Las Vegas Lightning with help from Gray, 6-1
Dalton Gray went 3-3 at the plate to help Salt Lake Sidewinders to a 6-1 victory in six innings over the Las Vegas Lightning on Saturday at Crossley.
The Las Vegas Lightning couldn't get anything going so long as Andrew Astin toed the rubber. The Las Vegas Lightning managed just two hits off of Astin, who allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out four during his three innings of work.
Josh Huntsman was superb in relief, pitching two scoreless innings while collecting four strikeouts and allowing three walks and one hit.
Aggressive baserunning led to seven steals for Salt Lake Sidewinders. Mason Peters and Kason Caldwell each had one stolen base, Drew Jones had two stolen bases, and Gray had four stolen bases.
Salt Lake Sidewinders are preparing for the 2012 Nevada USSSA MLK tournament in Las Vegas. Out of the cold & into sunny Vegas baseball. Great competition from California, Arizona & Nevada. First Sidewinder test for 2012.
Sidewinders Start the 2012 Season Off Right !!
Dominating Pitching & Defense
8 pitchers threw in the tournament
Earn Run Avg. 0.21
1 Run Allowed in 29 innings
7 hits allowed
61 runs scored in 6 games
Avg Runs per game: 10
70 hits on 139 At Bats
Team Batting Avg. : .504
The Sidewinders dominated the BYU Snowball Tournament with a great offensive & defensive performance. Way to Represent good baseball in Utah. Las Vegas is 2 weeks away !!
The Salt Lake Sidewinders & the Pleasant Grove Vikings 12U receive some words of encouragement from Ryan Roberts- BYU Coaching staff- after the Championship Game of the Snowball Classic. The Sidewinders defeated a tough Vikings team 10-1 in the Championship game.
CLEMENS hits and pitches Salt Lake Sidewinders to 10-1 victory
COLE CLEMENS powered Salt Lake Sidewinders at the plate and on the rubber Wednesday, willing Salt Lake Sidewinders to a 10-1 victory over the PG Vikings
CLEMENS racked up four RBIs on two hits for Salt Lake Sidewinders. CLEMENS Homered in the second inning and singled in the fifth inning.
CLEMENS was in control on the mound. CLEMENS held the PG Vikings hitless over three innings, allowed no earned runs, walked four and struck out seven.
Salt Lake Sidewinders blew out the PG Vikings thanks to 12 hits, including five extra base hits. Salt Lake Sidewinders scored four runs in the fifth on an RBI single by CONNER EBLING, , and an RBI single by CLEMENS.
Third-inning rally sparks blowout win for Salt Lake Sidewinders, 13-0
A nine-run explosion in the third inning lifted Salt Lake Sidewinders to a 13-0 win in four innings over the Lehi Tigers at BYU on Wednesday.
Salt Lake Sidewinders' DALTON GRAY was perfect at the dish, going 2-2. GRAY Doubled in the third inning and singled in the third inning.
CONNER EBLING gave the Lehi Tigers fits on the mound. The Lehi Tigers managed just one hit off of the Salt Lake Sidewinders' pitcher, who allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out none during his three innings of work.
Salt Lake Sidewinders ran seemingly at will on the basepaths, finishing with eight steals. KASON CALDWELL, MASON PETERS, and DREW JONES each had one stolen base, BRADEN WINGET had two stolen bases, and GRAY had three stolen bases.
The lead stayed with Salt Lake Sidewinders after the first, when it scored four runs on two doubles, an RBI single by COLE CLEMENS, and a wild pitch.
HUNTSMAN & WINGET team up for no-hitter in 14-0 victory over Utah Hitman
Two pitchers baffled Utah Hitman and teamed up to throw a no-hitter for Salt Lake Sidewinders in a 14-0 victory in four innings over Utah Hitman on Wednesday at BYU.
BRADEN WINGET and JOSH HUNTSMAN tallied five strikeouts and walked none in completing the no-no.
HUNTSMAN was in control on the mound. HUNTSMAN held Utah Hitman hitless over two innings, allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out three.
The offense exploded for the Salt Lake Sidewinders in the first. Salt Lake Sidewinders' bats caught fire leading to 10 runs.
WINGET was superb in relief, pitching two scoreless innings while collecting two strikeouts and allowing no walks and no hits.
KASON CALDWELL, DALTON GRAY, GAGE EDWARDS, COLE CLEMENS, CONNER EBLING, KYLER OLSON, WINGET, MASON PETERS, DREW JONES, and HUNTSMAN all collected hits for Salt Lake Sidewinders. JONES led the team with three hits.
Salt Lake Sidewinders tacked on another three runs in the second. CLEMENS started the inning with a two-run home run, scoring CALDWELL. That was followed up by a groundout by PETERS that scored OLSON.
PETERS helps Salt Lake Sidewinders down the Pleasant Grove Vikings 3-0
MASON PETERS had a good game at the plate as he carried Salt Lake Sidewinders to a 3-0 victory over the Pleasant Grove Vikings in five innings at BYU on Tuesday.
PETERS had a sound game at the plate for Salt Lake Sidewinders. PETERS went 1-1 and scored one run. PETERS Singled in the third inning.
The Pleasant Grove Vikings couldn't get anything going so long as GAGE EDWARDS toed the rubber. The Pleasant Grove Vikings managed just one hit off of the Salt Lake Sidewinders' pitcher, who allowed no earned runs, walked three and struck out five during his 2 2/3 innings of work.
DALTON GRAY tossed 2 1/3 innings of relief without allowing a run, striking out three while giving up one hit and one walk.
EDWARDS, CONNER EBLING, BRADEN WINGET, and PETERS each got hits for Salt Lake Sidewinders.
The game was never in doubt after the first, as Salt Lake Sidewinders scored one run on.
Salt Lake Sidewinders jumps on UTAH MILITIA early and coasts to 16-0 win
Salt Lake Sidewinders refused to relinquish the lead after grabbing it early against UTAH MILITIA, recording a 16-0 victory on Thursday at BYU.
Five runs in the first three innings allowed Salt Lake Sidewinders to put the game away early.
A wild pitch and a groundout by CONNER EBLING in the first inning and an RBI single by DREW JONES in the second inning supplied the early offense for Salt Lake Sidewinders.
DALTON GRAY had two extra-base hits for Salt Lake Sidewinders. GRAY Doubled in the first inning, singled in the third inning, and homered in the fifth inning.
EBLING gave UTAH MILITIA fits on the rubber. EBLING held UTAH MILITIA hitless over two innings, allowed no earned runs, walked one and struck out one.
COLE CLEMENS got it done on the mound on the way to a win. He pitched one shutout inning. The Salt Lake Sidewinders pitcher struck out two, walked none and surrendered no hits.
Salt Lake Sidewinders easily handled UTAH MILITIA pitching as six hitters combined for 15 hits, nine RBIs and 14 runs scored.
GRAY threw one inning of scoreless ball for Salt Lake Sidewinders.
Salt Lake Sidewinders added two more runs in the top of the third. A clutch ground out scored GRAY to start the frame. That was followed up by ANDREW ASTIN's home run.
Salt Lake Sidewinders tacked on another three runs in the fourth. JONES singled, scoring KASON CALDWELL to start the inning. That was followed up by that scored KYLER OLSON
Salt Lake Sidewinders increased its lead with eight runs in the fifth. GRAY started the inning with a blast. That was followed up by that scored BRADEN WINGET
Sidewinders Open 2012 season with two shut outs---
Two Salt Lake Sidewinders pitchers team up for no-hitter in 5-0 victory over "BRAHMA" UTAH MONARCHS
Two pitchers baffled "BRAHMA" UTAH MONARCHS and teamed up to throw a no-hitter for Salt Lake Sidewinders in a 5-0 victory in six innings over "BRAHMA" UTAH MONARCHS on Thursday at BYU.
COLE CLEMENS and KYLER OLSON tallied seven strikeouts and walked two in completing the no-no.
UTAH MONARCHS couldn't get anything going so long as OLSON toed the rubber. OLSON held UTAH MONARCHS hitless over four innings, allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out two.
KASON CALDWELL went a perfect 3-3 at the plate for Salt Lake Sidewinders. CALDWELL Singled in the second, fifth, and sixth innings.
CLEMENS got the win for Salt Lake Sidewinders. He tossed two innings of shutout ball. The Salt Lake Sidewinders pitcher struck out five, walked two and surrendered no hits.
The game was never in doubt after the second, as Salt Lake Sidewinders scored one run on a groundout by GAGE EDWARDS
Salt Lake Sidewinders added two more runs in the top of the fifth. A ground out scored CALDWELL to start the inning. That was followed up by a groundout by OLSON that scored EDWARDS.
Salt Lake Sidewinders increased its lead with two runs in the sixth. A ground out scored DALTON GRAY to kick the inning off. That was followed up by that scored DREW JONES
Fourth-inning rally sparks blowout win for Salt Lake Sidewinders, 7-0
Salt Lake Sidewinders took down Utah Black Sox 7-0 on Thursday at Heber City after slamming Utah Black Sox with four runs in the fourth inning.
Salt Lake Sidewinders was led by a flawless day at the dish by Mason Peters, who went 2-2 against Utah Black Sox's pitching. Peters doubled in the second inning and singled in the fifth inning.
Kyler Olson kept Utah Black Sox off balance while he was on the rubber. Olson held Utah Black Sox hitless over two innings, allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out two.
Gage Edwards threw three innings of scoreless ball for Salt Lake Sidewinders.
Two Salt Lake Sidewinders pitchers team up for no-hitter in 16-0 victory over the Pleasant Grove Vikings
Two pitchers baffled the Pleasant Grove Vikings and teamed up to throw a no-hitter for Salt Lake Sidewinders in a 16-0 victory in five innings over the Pleasant Grove Vikings on Thursday at Heber City.
Conner Ebeling and Cole Clemens rounded out their sterling stat line with no strikeouts and no walks.
The Pleasant Grove Vikings couldn't get anything going so long as Clemens toed the rubber. Clemens held the Pleasant Grove Vikings hitless over three innings, allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out eight.
Ten runs in the opening three innings allowed Salt Lake Sidewinders to easily put away the Pleasant Grove Vikings. An RBI single by Kason Caldwell and an RBI single by Brayden Winget in the first inning helped Salt Lake Sidewinders put some runs on the board early.
Andrew Astin racked up three RBIs on three hits for Salt Lake Sidewinders. Astin singled in the second inning and doubled in the fifth inning.
Salt Lake Sidewinders hammered the Pleasant Grove Vikings pitching as seven hitters had a field day, combining for 17 hits, 14 RBIs and 13 runs scored.
Ebeling rose to the occasion out of the bullpen, hurling two innings of shutout ball while racking up three strikeouts and giving up no hits and no walks.
Salt Lake Sidewinders uses big fifth inning to beat Utah Bandits, 12-0
Salt Lake Sidewinders beat Utah Bandits 12-0 in five innings on Friday at Lehi Vets Field after a seven-run explosion in the fifth inning.
Drew Jones racked up two RBIs on two hits for Salt Lake Sidewinders. Jones homered in the first inning and singled in the fifth inning.
Gage Edwards looked sharp on the rubber. Utah Bandits managed just one hit off of the Salt Lake Sidewinders' pitcher, who allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out seven during his three innings of work.
Kyler Olson rose to the occasion out of the bullpen, hurling two innings of shutout ball while racking up five strikeouts and giving up two hits and one walk.
Andrew Astin, Edwards, Conner Ebeling, Kason Caldwell, Cole Clemens, Jones, Olson, Mason Peters, and Brayden Winget each got hits for Salt Lake Sidewinders. Winget led the team with two hits.
Early lead gives Salt Lake Sidewinders easy victory over Utah Rockhounds, 15-1
Salt Lake Sidewinders jumped out to an early lead on Utah Rockhounds and captured a 15-1 victory on Friday at Lehi Vets Park.
Eleven runs in the first three innings allowed Salt Lake Sidewinders to put the game away early.
An RBI single by Conner Ebeling, an RBI single by Andrew Astin, a steal of home by Astin, and a sacrifice fly by Kason Caldwell in the first inning and a two-run home run by Drew Jones in the second inning fueled Salt Lake Sidewinders' offense early.
Ebeling racked up four RBIs on three hits for Salt Lake Sidewinders.
Cole Clemens kept Utah Rockhounds off balance while he was on the rubber. Utah Rockhounds managed just two hits off of the Salt Lake Sidewinders' pitcher, who allowed no earned runs, walked one and struck out two during his three innings of work.
Salt Lake Sidewinders pounded Utah Rockhounds pitching, as six hitters combined for 14 hits, 13 RBIs and 13 runs scored.
Salt Lake Sidewinders piled up the steals, swiping seven bags in all. Dalton Gray and Brayden Winget each had one stolen base, Ebeling had two stolen bases, and Astin had three stolen bases.
The Sidewinders hosted the 1st ever Competitive Baseball All Star event. The games featured over 50 of the Top 11u/12u players in Utah & Colorado. The All Stars made up of 4 teams put on a show. The competition was awesome & the games competitive....5-4 & 7-6....
Thanks to all that partipcated...
Sidewinder Birthday ---Mason Peters---Happy birthday Mason... Thanks for all you bring to this team...Hitting, speed, fielding and always cheering in the dugout.... We appreciate you !!
Sidewinder Birthday----Kyler Olsen turned 12 !! Happy Birthday to our Power hitting & smooth throwing lefty !! We appreciate your contribution to the team ... Hitting, pitching, fielding and team leadership !!!
2011 Sidewinder pin is finalized !!! Big thank you to Julie Clemens for her design work & time !! It will be the top pin in Orlando
The 11U Salt Lake Sidewinders are 1/2 thru the 12U AA Season.....Here is a quick overview of their status...
The Sidewinders are 11-0, with key wins over championship calibur teams
12-3 Sidewinder victory over RMSB- Pocatell Champion, Brahma Bulls
8-2 Sidewinder victory over RMSB 11U March Madness Champion- Utah Horns
10-9 Sidewinder victory over RMSB 12U March Madness Champion & Utah Select Pre-Cooperstown Champion- Salt City Sox
#3 Finish in 12U Utah Select Slugfest Tournament
11-0 in 12u AA Utah Select
Avg runs scored per game: 10.0
Avg runs allowed per game: 3.2
Team Batting Avg. .418
nice start to the season !! Getting ready for AAU National Championship run in Orlando....
Sidewinder Birthday---Cole Clemens had a birthday this week...May 24th....Happy Birthday Cole !......You are a flame thrower & we appreciate your contribution to the Sidewinder program !!!
Coach Tommy & Coach Kerby working hard as the boys warm up
Sidewinders breaking the huddle at Gail Miller Park....Is that kid 11U? He's taller than the coach !!
Ebeling & Ebeling taking in the game at Gail Miller Park
BYU Coach Roberts sharing baseball thoughts & knowledge with the Sidewinders
Andrew Astin & Rob Astin at Gail Miller Park...Seating for 2,200...Awesome facility....
The 11U Sidewinders were invited to play in a exhibition game against the 12U Utah Extreme at BYU's Gail Miller Park. The stadium hold 2,200 spectators along with a major league scoreboard & Press box. The boys represented Sidewinder baseball by displaying great sportsmanship.
We would like to thank Ryan Roberts & BYU baseball for the opportunity of a lifetime. Big League Dream fields have nothing on the Gail Miller Park in Provo, UT.
11U Sidewinders go 3-0 in 12U Utah Select Slugfest Tournament. The Sidewinders started the tournament off with 5-4 victory over a tough NC Dirtbags teams. Then the Sidewinders went up against the Top 12U team in Utah- The Salt City Sox. The game started off with the Sox scoring 5 runs in the first inning! There is a big size difference in 11U & 12U boys. The Salt City Sox put one of their top pitchers on the mound & he threw straight gas !...But the Sidewinders chipped away....In the last inning, the Sidewinderswere down by 1 run....And the bats came alive....Key hits, great baserunning & relentless effort helped the Sidewinders knock off the Sox 10-9....What a game! Snow, game delays, cold weather, dugout heaters, iPhone to review the rules, etc....We improved as a team after that game....
Sidewinders would finish pool play as the number #4 seed....A victory over the Lone Peak Knights 7-2 was next...Then a tough loss to the eventual tournament champ, 12U Utah Devils, 3-2. We are a better team as a result of playing up...Who cares about meaningless 11U trophies....Our boys are getting better everytime we play older talent.
After spending the month of February fund raising, the Salt Lake Sidewinders 11U are ready to play some ball ! Next tournament is RMSB March Madness tournament. This is Utah's first major tournament of the 2011 season. There will be tough competition in the 11U division & the Sidewinders have their work cutout. The tournament has 42 teams signed up from Nevada to Idaho.
Be ready !!
Sidewinders working that broom & dust pan !!!
February 14, 2011
Sidewinders are learning the value of hard work as they fundraise for their trip to Orlando.....The players & families joined togther to clean the Univeristy of Utah Huntman Center following a Utah & BYU Women's basketball game....
Everything from sweeping up pop corn to bubble gum to nachos......The boys spend 2.5 hours earning their keep....
Sidewinders start the 2011 season with a 2nd place finish in the So. Nevada USSSA MLK Tournament. This was the Sidewinders first taste of the outdoors, catching fly balls, etc. The boys represented Utah baseball very well ! The Sidewinders defeated a solid Beach City Prospects team from Southern California twice, along with victories over the Las Vegas Bulldogs, Illinois Indians.
Great pitching, solid defense and aggressive base running helped the Sidewinders start the 2011 season the right way. !!
Up next- March Cactus Tournament in Mesquite, NV.
the 2011 Salt Lake Sidewinders are in Las Vegas for the USSSA MartinLuther King baseball tournament. The Sidewinders open the tournament with a 12-3 victory over the Las Vegas Bulldogs and a 5-2 voctory over the Southern California Beach City Prospects 5-2. Great hitting, defense and pitching !! The Sidewinders made championship style plays on defense !
Salt Lake Sidewinders & BYU Coach Ryan Roberts !! 2010 BYU Snowball Tournament Champions
2011 Salt Lake Sidewinders get an early start to the season by participating in the BYU Indoor Baseball Tournament......The Sidewinders started the tournament with 3 dominating wins in 11U pool play. Next the Sidewinders had an opportunity to play the 12U Tournament Champion T-Wolves. The boys took on the challenge & defeated the T-Wolves 7-6 in a hard fought game. Playing older competition is something the Sidewinders thrive on. In the next game the 10U Spanish Form Extreme had the same thoughts. But the Sidewinders took care of business & defeated a tough 10U competitor 19-3.
On Championship day of the 11U bracket, the Sidewinders came ready to play & defeated the Lone Peak 9-3 and Colts Baseball 11-2. Great baseball in December in Utah !! Three feet of snow outside and high energy baseball inside. Thank you BYU baseball !! Ryan Roberts out on a great tournament !!!
2010 BYU Snowball Tournament Champions !!
Sidewinders finish 2010 with USSSA #1 Ranking in Nation.....
And Triple Crown World Series Champions 2010.....
What a finish to the season !!! Hard work pays off !!
World Champion Salt Lake Sidewinders featured in Deseret News....
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Salt Lake Sidewinders were featured on KSL Sportsbeat after winning the World Series in Steamboat, Colorado.....
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Salt Lake Sidewinders repeat as Triple Crown World Series Champions
August 3rd, 2010 @ 7:45pm
By Jeremiah Jensen
SALT LAKE CITY -- The Salt Lake Sidewinders youth baseball team has done it again.
Last year, as 9-year-olds, the Sidewinders won the Triple Crown World Series. A year later, this same group repeated their feat in the 10-year-old division and brought home another title.
Just as they did last year, they had to work their way back through the losers' bracket and win twice on the final day to win the championship.
"These kids are amazing," said Coach Lavon Edwards, a former All-WAC defensive back at Utah from 1988-91.
"We talk a lot about adversity -- and it's going to happen sometimes, you're gonna fail," Edwards continued. "But the big thing is how are you going to respond to it. And these kids knew going into this season that this was a goal they had in mind, and when adversity hit they didn't let it bother them. It was natural for us go through the losers bracket."
The event played in Steamboat Springs, Colo., and featured 19 teams from six different states.
"We're playing some of the best kids in the country." Edwards said. "These are all super-league teams that play competitive baseball each week. The teams we play against are from the warm weather states like Texas and Arizona. It's the best of the best."
The Sidewinders faced the Oklahoma Elite in the semi-finals of the losers' bracket and went down eight runs after the first inning. They managed to battle back and found a way to win 9-8.
Then in the championship game, the Sidewinders had to beat the top-seeded team -- the Stetson Stealth from Arizona -- and they had to do it twice. The Stealth had already defeated them twice in the tournament (11-1 and 13-10)
The Sidewinders found themselves down 6-5 going into the final inning, yet they were able to pull off one final rally.
With a runner on third base and one out, Braden Winget laid down a perfect bunt that allows Dalton Gray to score the tying run.
After Kyler Olsen popped out to second base, Cole Clemens came up to the plate with two out, and the game-winning run on second base.
Cole drove the first pitch to the right field fence, bringing in the winning run and setting off a wild celebration.
"It felt really good, but we couldn't have done it without being a team," Cole said.
Now the Sidewinders will look for sponsors to help them play in more tournaments. They also hope to return to Steamboat Springs next summer and win a third Triple Crown World Series.
"We've got a great group of dedicated folks," Edwards said. "It's just passion for the game -- these kids love to compete. And the success they've had at such a young age, they will continue to build on it."
What a Championship Run !!
Tournament Details- Triple Crown Sports World Series 10 & Under (10U)
The 10u Triple Crown World Series was played last week in beautiful Steamboat Springs, Co. The event featured 19 teams from 6 different states. The Championship featured the Stetson Hills Stealth from Phoenix, AZ vs the Salt Lake City Sidewinders from Utah. Althought the Stealth beat the Sidewinders in pool play 10-1 and then in the winners finals 13-10, it would be the Sidewinders that walked away with the title. In nearly 5 hours and two epic baseball games the Sidewinders prevailed 8-6 and then 6-5 to claim thier World Series victory. #22 Cole Clemens was absolutely dominant on the mound and had the walk off hit in the bottom of the 6th to seal the victory for the Sidewinders.
Tournament Game Results
Pool Play (2-1)
Win....Parker Yard Dawgs (0) VS Salt Lake Sidewinders (8)
Win....Salt Lake Sidewinders (19) VS Five Star Dirtdogs White (California) (0)
Loss....Stetson Hills Stealth (10) VS Salt Lake Sidewinders (1)
Playoffs Play (6-1)
Win.....Edmond Yankees (Oklahoma) (1) vs Salt Lake Sidewinders (11)
Win....(#2 Seed) Game Time Sports (Oklahoma) (4) vs Salt Lake Sidewinders (9)
Win....(#3 Seed) Broomfield Bullets (Colorado) (3) vs Salt Lake Sidewinders (13)
Loss....(#1 Seed) Stetson Hills Stealth (Arizona) (13) VS Salt Lake Sidewinders (10)
Win....(#4 Seed) Oklahoma Elite (Oklahoma) (8) vs Salt Lake Sidewinders (9)
Win....(#1 Seed) Stetson Hills Stealth (Arizona) (6) VS Salt Lake Sidewinders (8)
Win....(#1 Seed) Stetson Hills Stealth (Arizona) (5) VS Salt Lake Sidewinders (6)
2010 Season Highlights
Record Overall: 59 wins- 11 losses- 1 tie
Vs 10U Teams: 43 wins- 7 losses
Vs 11U Teams: 16 wins- 3 losses-1 tie
Vs 12U Teams: 0 wins- 1 loss
2010 World Series Champions & 2009 World Series Champions !
And you always need to thank your Mom !! Thank you Sidewinder Moms !! You are the best !!
Sidewinders are back to back World Series Champions--- 9U 2009 & 10U 2010
Awesome work !!!
Sidewinders send the Stealth home after two wins in the Championship game ......A game to remember !!
The Stealth have a solid team !! We will see them again !!
Can you believe it? Back to Back World Series Champs !!
The Sidewinders battled together against all odds--- Broken Bats, down by 8 runs in the first inning to the Oklahoma Elite, two losses to the Arizona Stetson Hills Stealth, down by 1 run in the bottom of the 6th inning, etc, etc
But the Sidewinders hung in there & beat the Stealth twice in the championship game to claim another World Series Title ! A complete team effort....Andrew, Conner, Dalton, Gage, Cole, Preston, Braden, Mason, Jed, Kyler, Kason...Bat Boys Preston & Charlie....Coach Tommy, Kerby, Chad & LaVon.....
Great pitching, hitting & fielding pulled it off....Our boys proved that hard work & determination pays off ! The journey started in December of 2009 in the COLD Warehouse on Nike Drive in West Jordan, Utah & ended underneather the blue skys of Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
Thank you all for the awesome journey !!
Hard Work & Team Work pays off !!! Sidewinders get it done in the Utah USSSA State Championship !!
In the last game, the game is tied 6 to 6 going into the bottom of the 5th inning.....Then ! Kason singles to left and takes second as the outfielder fumbles the ball....Braden singles down the third base line....Andrew doubles to right....Dalton doubles to left center.....Gage singles to left then steals second base...Preston lays down a sweet SAC bunt & moves Gage over to third....Kyler hits a 2 run homerun....Cole gets on base on a hard hit.....Mason gets on base with a hard hit....Then, Conner hits the top of the fence with a walk off double ! 14-6 game over !! Is that TEAM WORK or what? !!
Sidewinders Champions of Utah !!!!!! No doubt !!
Sidewinder bats come alive to dominate the Utah USSSA State Championships. 8 homeruns over the 5 games !!! Great pitching & SOLID Defense ......In pool play the Sidewinders defeated Utah Bombers 13-0 and the Utah Heat 16-3....In the tournament round, the Sidewinders faced the tough Utah Heat again. The end result was 14-2...Then two games against the Utah Horns.....17-3 tap out after the 4th inning ...And a 14-6 tap out after the 5th inning....
Sidewinders are the 2010 USSSA Utah State CHAMPIONS !!! Again, awesome TEAM baseball by the Sidewinders !!
2010 Sidewinder Pin !!
A big thanks to Tauna & Julie for the work they put into the 2010 Sidewinder Pin design !! It will be the Top pin !!
Sidewinders & the 808 Dragons from Hawaii battle it out in Las Vegas !! Great game & great friends !!
Sidewinders had an opportunity to play the 808 Dragon from Hawaii !! r
Sidewinder finish another tournament in the Championship Round & finish #2 to the Nevada WIldcats. Great job Sidewinders !!
The Stars were out in Las Vegas to watch the Sidewinders....Andre Agassi stopped to take a photo with a few of the Sidewinders.....
The Sidewinders are heading back to Las Vegas for a showdown with teams from California, Nevada, Arizona & Hawaii !! A rematch is set with the Nevada Wildcats to kick off the tournament. Bring your Popcorn !!
Saturday- May 29th 2:30 pm vs Nevada Wildcats(Loss, 6-5 Wildcats)
Saturday- May 29th 5:30 pm vs 808 Dragons, Hawaii (Win 11-1, Sidewinders)
Sunday-May 30th 12:30 pm vs Las Vegas Bulldogs (Win, 13-5, Sidewinders)
Sunday-May 30th 5:30 pm vs Team Bat-R-Up, NV (Win, 12-0, Sidewinders
Monday-May 31st 8:30 am Semi Finals vs Arizona Extreme (Win, 11-2, Sidewinders)
Monday-May 31st 11:00 am Championship (Loss, 5-0, Wildcats)
A big THANK YOU to Sidewinder Grandparents for their contribution to the Sidewinder Banner !! We know you are proud of your Grandkids !! They are a special group of boys representing Utah baseball across the United States. Your contribution to the program is greatly appreciated.
Go Sidewinders !!
USSSA National Rankings......
Sidewinders 10U ranked #19 in Nation for USSSA AAA Division !!
The Sidewinders 10U gain respect in the 11U Salem Utah's Best Baseball Tournament....Taking on 11U competition did not stop the Sidewinders from displaying their talents....The boys reached the finals by knocking off solid 11U teams (Spanish Form Extreme, Provo Dogs, Lone Peak Knights and Orem Titans)....The Sidewinders entered the playoff round as the #1 Seed averaging 12 runs per game & allowing only 3 runs per game. The Sidewinders scored a total of 72 runs & allowed only 22 over 6 games. Nice job !!
In the finals, the Spanish Fork Extreme 11U put 6 runs on the board in the first inning. The Sidewinders recovered & made a strong run but came up short.
We are proud of what these boys accomplished in the 11U tournament. They gained the respect of many !! Salt Lake Sidewinder baseball continues to improve !!
The Sidewinders put on a great championship day performance. It started with a 18 to 6 victory over the Predators. In the Semi Finals, the Sidewinders faced the Utah Horns. Great pitching, solid defense & championship style plays made all the difference. The Sidewinders tapped out the Horns 14-2 after the 4th inning.
In the Championship game, the Sidewinders faced a tough Utah Heat team. The Heat has the most difficult pool play games & made it through. They faced the Utah Horns (lost 4-3 in extra innings) & the Crush twice (winning one & losing one). The game was tight through the first 4 innings before the Sidewinders pulled away with a 13-0 victory.
Nice job boys!! Another Championship for 2010 !......
Now we go after the 11U division !! The challenge starts on Tuesday in practice !!!
Salt Lake Sidewinders win the 2010 RMSB MarchMadness 10U Tournament. In the finals, the Sidewinders defeated the Utah Horns 7 to 3. Great tournament for the Sidewinders giving up only 5 runs total in pool play & averaging 17 runs per game.
Sidewinder pitching was very impressive along with solid defense. This is a great start to 2010 !!
Salt Lake Sidewinders took their show on the road to complete in the MLK Tournament in Las Vegas. The boys finished pool play as the #1 Seed winning:
8-7 over Las Vegas Warriors
11-2 over North Torrance Titans (CA)
12-2 over Henderson Gators (NV)
18-2 over Las Vegas Trappers (NV)
And 16-0 over Henderson Gators (NV) in the playoff round. !!
In the championship game, the Sidewinders put up a good fight & lost 4-2 to the West Coast Prospects Baseball School (CA).
Great first tournament !!
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vs 10U Teams: 6-5-1
2009 Season Highlights
Triple Crown World Series 9U CHAMPIONS D2- Steamboat Springs, Colorado (8-2)
Rocky Mtn Tournament of Champions- CHAMPIONS (Undefeated 6-0)
Utah Union Spring Fling Tournament CHAMPIONS (Undefeated 6-0)
Rocky Mtn Baseball Pocatello Tournament CHAMPIONS (Undefeated 6-0)
Utah Union Competitive League Regular Season CHAMPIONS (12-1)
Rocky Mtn Memorial Day Tournament Finals Runner-Up (2nd Place)