Local ballplayers shine in tournament

COAST CITIES — Student athletes from the 2010 Torrey Pines and La Costa Canyon High School baseball programs were tapped to play on the Encinitas Gamers summer team.
The Gamers beat the Cyclones in the annual San Diego Elite Classic, sponsored by the United State Amateur Baseball Federation.
Griffin Jiminez, Jackson Gentes, Mark Detrow, Jack Mitchell, Cole Jaczko and Sean O’Boyle were all chosen from Torrey Pines High School. Drew Krassny was named from La Costa Canyon High.
In the championship game, the Gamers trailed late, 5-1 the sixth and 5-4 in the seventh, when with two outs Griffin Jiminez lined a clutch single to left and Jackson Gentes reached on an error. Player Russell Smith was hit by a pitch, loading the bases and Jack Mitchell singled to left, driving in the tie and winning runs. Gentes raced home, just beating the throw to the plate.

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