Heat wins Veterans Classic

The Tracy Heat 15-and-under baseball team won the Veterans Classic Tournament, Nov. 9-11 at Big League Dreams in Manteca.

The Tracy Heat 15-and-under baseball team won the Veterans Classic Tournament, Nov. 9-11 at Big League Dreams in Manteca, when Julian Mejia drove in the winning run in the sixth inning of the championship game for a 10-9 win over the Reno Scorpions.

The Heat went 2-1 in pool play and defeated the East Bay Bandits 6-4 in their semifinal game to make it to the championship game against the Reno Scorpions.

The Scorpions held an 8-3 lead in the fifth inning, but the Heat came up with five runs in the bottom of the fifth to tie it up.

The Scorpions scored again in the top of the sixth, and the Heat scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth, including Mejia’s walk-off single, which gained him tournament MVP status.

The team also includes Aidan Terry, Arthur Vasquez, Brandon Garcia, Anthony Vasquez, Preston Carrillo, Josh Celestine, Diego Ruiz, Christian Montoya, William Palacios, Alexzander Murrietta, Chris Voss and Trevor Jennings, and the manager is Adam De Haro.

Contact Sports Editor Bob Brownne at brownne@tracypress.com, or call 209-830-4227.

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