It may be football season, but it is also baseball season in Cambria. The intermediate Little League Cambria Reds are in the midst of “fall ball” — and Sunday, Sept. 20, the Reds braved 102-degree temperatures to defeat Atascadero’s Little League team, 14-4.
With coaches providing plenty of hydration, the pitching supplied by Alan Nunez, Zack Stephenson and Nate Markham held Atascadero through four innings, at which time the game was called, according to coach Gary Stephenson.
The strongest hit of the day was a smash to the center field fence by Anhase Martin; he got a stand-up double on that blast.
The Reds are now 2-0, having defeated Morro Bay the previous Sunday, 22-4.
Fall ball is what Stephenson calls “a relaxed and enjoyable form of Little League,” that gets players primed for the regular schedule in the spring.
Next Sunday, Sept. 27, the Cambria Reds host a team from Los Osos at 1 p.m. on the Leffingwell High School Field.