By Jeremy McDonald
SALEM, Ore.– The boys of SWAT traveled down to Las Vegas this past weekend to take on some tough competition during this baseball off-season.
Though they went 2-2 as a unit, South Salem’s Danny Alvarado went 6-12 in Las Vegas with SWAT with 1HR, 2 3Bs, 2 2Bs and 8RBIs on offense and North Salem’s Jake Mason struck out 10 batters in seven innings as the Viking senior continues his strong off-season.
” I enjoy coaching this team, they are a great group of guys.” said SWAT Coach Alex Alvarado. “Taking this team to Vegas and later to Arizona in January will prepare these guys for there up coming seasons.”
Sprague’s Mikey Soper bolster a perfect 1.000 fiedling percentage from shortstop and had a nice throw from the outfield to rundown a runner at third in a game during the weekend.
The Saxons Noah Fergunson too had a 1.000 fielding percentage with four hits, Fergy, pointed Coach Alvarado, had a outstanding game to start the tournament to keep SWAT in the game with his arm.
South’s Sean Alvarado had some smart at-bats as well as he drew five walks and three of his four hits went for extra base-hits against some tough competition as the team came together and play well.
“We did great as a team, there was a lot of good teams there and we stacked up well,” said Sean Alvarado.
North Salem’s Reyes Luna continue to dominate behind the dish and brought in four runs from the three-hole for SWAT.
Camas’ (Washington), Grant Heiser too had a good defensive game from behind the plate as well, to go with his .400 hitting average in the tournament.
“Keep an eye out for the Camas High School junior,” Alvarado said of Heiser. “He will be a big pick up for (a) lucky college.”