The Cambrian

Young Cambria Giants team falls to Morro Bay, Los Osos

After being humbled by the Morro Bay Athletics 11-1 on Wednesday, April 27, the Cambria Giants AAA Little League team had a strong showing against the Los Osos Dodgers in a 9-5 loss Saturday, April 30.

Coach Matt Saunders said that Michael Dubnow got the game ball for leading the team with “two great innings of catching and going 2-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored.”

The five runs tallied Saturday April 30 against the Dodgers “helped keep spirits high,” Saunders reported. The coach has been emphasizing “hanging in there, fighting all the way, and grinding it out the whole way. That’s what they did Saturday,” he said.

This is a very young team, and Saunders is pleased that his players “get excited when a teammate makes a great play or has a great at-bat.”

“Baseball’s not easy, and they’re getting tougher and stronger every week,” he said. “They understand the work it takes to succeed, and they’re making huge improvements. As a group of mostly second-year players, I couldn’t be any prouder.”

The next home game for the Giants is a 1 p.m. contest Saturday, May 7, against the Tigers.

Cambria Reds

The Cambria Reds lost to the Morro Bay Brewers 12-2. Coach Gary Stephenson mentioned Zach Stephenson and Christian Castillo as playing great defense.

While catching, Castillo threw a runner out at second from his knees, pitched out of a bases-loaded jam and stole home.