VARIOUS ARTICLES ON SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA RENEGADES PLAYERS AND/OR TEAMS
Former Irvine High multisport athlete and future UC Irvine baseball player Mikey Filia started play in the Connie Mack World Series last weekend. Filia is competing with the Southern California Renegades, the top 19-and-under club team in Southern California. To qualify for the Connie Mack World Series, the Renegades had to win their Summer league to get an invitation to the American Amateur Baseball Congress Regional in Alameda. The Renegades won the regional final, 1-0, over the Danville Hoots. Filia batted .582 in the regional. The Connie Mack World Series is being played in Farmington, N.M., where it has been staged for 51 years. There are 12 teams competing in the tournament from throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. The event opened with a welcome barbecue where players met their host families last Thursday. There was also a parade of teams as well as an introduction of all the players last Friday. The Renegades started competition in the World Series on Saturday with a 9-2 victory over Louisiana Elite. Filia went 1-for-3 with a walk and one RBI. The team also won on Monday, defeating a team from Illinois, 7-1. Filia scored the go-ahead run in the top of the seventh inning. The tournament ends Friday. All games are streamed live via coachesaid.com. Filia was named first team all-Pacific Coast League and to the Irvine World News all-city baseball team following his senior season. He also competed in the Orange County all-star game. He batted .380 with 30 hits, 23 runs scored and 16 stolen bases for the Vaqueros in 2015.
FARMINGTON, MINN – Winning two games on the final day of a Connie Mack World Series is a daunting task that few have accomplished, but the Southern California Renegades have proven to be anything but ordinary. Ordinary would have been watching the Midland Redskins waltz to a 14th CMWS title. The Renegades had none of it, beating Midland twice in a week and run-ruling the Redskins 9-1 in five innings in the championship game of the 48th CMWS at Ricketts Park in Farmington. It was all made possible by the lights out hitting of AJ Balta and Tim Robinson (Ocean View HS/Huntington Beach), who won every batting award possible, as well as a complete game one-hit performance on thew mound from Sam Moore in the championship game. To read the rest of this article, visit: daily-times.com/ci_21288974/cmws-renegades-rule-2012-after-beating-midland-and. Contact the writer: firstname.lastname@example.org