Rancho Santa Fe Little League All-Stars team shuts out Escondido National 14-0

Louie Rosso, Bennett Moreland, Soren Glomsrud
Louie Rosso, Bennett Moreland, Soren Glomsrud, Greyden Speer, James Crecion, Luke Labrum, Landon Robbins, Cole Hamilton, Oliver Parekh, Connor Clark, Brian Robbins, Andy Pennock, Patrick Speer.
(C. Rosso)

Rancho Santa Fe Little League (RSFLL) 12u Baseball All-Stars defeated Escondido National Little League All-Stars 14-0 in a California District 21 Tournament game on June 25.

The game played at Escondido American Little League was shortened to four innings due to the 10-run Little League rule. Rancho Santa Fe Little League 12u Baseball All-Stars is led by head coach Patrick Speer with assistant coaches Brian Robbins, Andy Pennock, and Sean Moreland.

RSFLL All-Stars started the game with a 2-0 lead in the first inning with two runs by Tommy Pennock and Greyden Speer.

Pennock knocked it out of the park with a grand slam in the second inning to bring the score to 9-0 with runs by Pennock, Speer, Louie Rosso, James Crecion, Bennett Moreland, Cole Hamilton, Soren Glomsrud, and Oliver Parekh.

In the third inning runs were scored by Crecion, Pennock, Glomsrud, and Parekh. In the final inning Hamilton scored an RBI (runs batted in) double.

Front row: Tommy Pennock, Landon Robbins
Front row: Tommy Pennock, Landon Robbins, Greyden Speer. Back row: Andy Pennock, Brian Robbins, Louie Rosso, Soren Glomsrud, Oliver Parekh, Bennett Moreland, Cole Hamilton, Noah Holyoak, Connor Clark.
(C. Rosso)

In addition to a strong offense, the RSFLL All-Stars had a strong defense to achieve the shutout.

Starting pitcher Louie Rosso threw a combination of pitches, including fastballs, cutters, and curveballs from the mound in collaboration with catchers Crecion and Speer.

Rosso pitched the entire game without giving up any runs, six strike-outs, and a low pitch count. The game was nearly a no-hitter for Rosso with only one base hit by Escondido National Little League All-Stars.

“It was fantastic to see the boys playing so well and having lots of fun,” said Head Coach Speer. “It’s about the kids enjoying baseball and wanting to come out and play again.”