Carlos Guizar has been honored with the Steve Kniffen Award for this years Cambria Little League competition. An outfielder with the Cambria Reds Intermediate-level team (11- to 13-year-olds), Guizar plays the game with enthusiasm, confidence and passion, according to Reds coach Gary Stephenson.
The Steve Kniffen Award is given to a 12-year-old Little League player from Cambria each year based on his level of sportsmanship and leadership on and off the field, and based on a players true love of the game, Stephenson explained.
Guizar makes great catches in the outfield and he constantly strives to get better; and notwithstanding his competitive spirit, he is also a kind soul that other players respect, Stephenson said. I see him congratulating players on the other team with the kind of honesty and friendship that I admire, his coach continued.
After losing their last game to the Morro Bay Brewers (6-3), the Reds ended their season with a 9-5-1 record. Stephenson said Our guys should be really proud of the way they represented Cambria.
The Cambria Cardinals (AA Minors; 6- to 10-year-olds) ended their season with an 11-3 record (after finishing 1-11 in 2013). The Cardinals won their final nine games in a row, ending their season on a great note, said coach Bob Kasper.