The Pendleton Panther

National Classic 2010

Posted on: April 13, 2010

California

The Pendleton varsity team made their way out to California this pat week to compete in the National Classic, the most competitive high school baseball tournament in the country. The tournament guaranteed us a total of four games but the importance was on winning the first game, allowing us to move on to the championship bracket. We had the opportunity to play in our first game on the beautiful campus of Cal State Fullerton. It was a hard fought game all the way through and we needed 9 innings to decide whom the victor was. Our opponent, El Dorado High School, had the bases loaded in the bottom of the 9th inning and the Pendleton team knew we were on the edge of defeat. The next batter blooped a single over the second baseman’s head and we saw our season and tournament hopes come to a close. We had a few consolation games after our first loss and we ended up going 1 and 3 for the tournament. From a baseball standpoint it wasn’t the best we as a team have played but the whole experience in and of itself was a lot of fun as California is a beautiful place to visit. Our team was able to attend an Anaheim Angels game as well as a U.C. Irvine one. This was the last major time the Varsity team of 2010 will be together and many of us shared moments and times that will last us forever. It was a great experience for all of us and as long as each and every one of us learned something about ourselves, then it was a success.

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