BASEBALL: Gavilan Hornets quickly find winning groove

Back Row, from left, Coach Rob Sanchez, Adrian Rivera, Richie

After a month of practice, the U14 Gavilan Hornets played as if
they had been together for years.
After a month of practice, the U14 Gavilan Hornets played as if they had been together for years.

Taking part in the season opening Big Timer Baseball tournament in Watsonville earlier this month, the Hornets rode a hot streak to the championship, compiling a 4-0 record for the title.

Led by a pair of Gavilan college coaches, Rob Sanchez and Kyle Bennett, the Hornets, picked up two victories on Saturday – 12-3 over the Garlic City Ghosts and 8-2 over the San Jose Cardinals (a U15 squad) – to earn the No. 3-seed for Day 2.

The Hornets advanced to the championship game with a 7-3 nod against the Central Coast Hustlers. In the closest contest of the weekend, the Hornets edged the Vapors, out of Aptos, 2-1.

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