Front row, from left: Ryen Loy, Angelo Zazzarino, Trevor Jackson, David Fuentes, Dillon Buchmiller. Back row, from left: Jonathan Charboneau, Coach Rick Baker, Jose Hinojosa, Tommy Jones, Gavin Shafter, Bradlee Preap, Steven Wilson, Colby Baker, Coach Kenny Buchmiller. Not pictured: Morgan Hazelhofer, Coach Mike Hazelhofer, and Coach Shawn Loy.
The Lodi Elite Baseball Club 13 and under team captured the Halloween Scream Tournament in Galt the weekend of Oct. 18-19. In preliminary rounds Oct. 18, the Elite dominated the Hard 90 Power 9-0 and the AC Dragons 14-5. With two wins and giving up only five total runs, the Elite secured the first seed going into elimination rounds the following day. During eliminations, the Elite powered through the fourth-seeded D1 Sports 13-1. In the championship game against the sixth-seeded Winters Tribe, the Elite fell behind early in the game. Determined, the Elite power offense surged back into the game and took a commanding 7-4 lead to end regulation and were crowned champions.