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Congratulations to the Encinal Jets Boys Varsity Baseball team for coming 2nd in the 23rd Annual Willie Stargell Memorial Easter Classic!

2014 Encinal Jets Boys Varsity Baseball Team
2014 Encinal Jets Boys Varsity Baseball Team

Encinal High School sponsors the annual baseball competition, which draws high school teams from all over the Bay Area to compete in Alameda. The tournament was founded 23 years ago in recognition of legendary Encinal baseball alumni, Willie Stargell (Pittsburgh Pirates, MLB Hall of Fame). This year’s teams included: Acalanes, Alameda, Antioch, Dublin, Encinal, Dougherty Valley, Heritage and Skyline. The tournament was plagued by inclement weather, but all the teams played valiantly through intermittent rain showers and postponements. It was the first time in 13 years that the Encinal team made it to the final championship game, where they lost narrowly to Heritage, with a final score of 1-3. The Jets team played well and worked hard as hosts during the tournament, and the Coaches and families are very proud of their efforts!

Alameda High played in the consolation final, coming in 4th overall.

The Encinal Baseball team would like to thank all the parents and spectators who supported them, the students and teachers who contributed and helped during the tournament, and the sponsors whose generous support helped make the tournament possible.

Alameda Babe Ruth Baseball; Alameda Futsal Club; Alameda Little League; Artemis Rowing; Back to Health Chiropractic Center; David W. Johnson & Loren Jolley Orthodontics; Domenico’s Italian Deli; Dr. Robert Tal, Dentist; Erik Schuler, Harbor Bay Realty; Evergood Fine Foods; Happy Lashes and Cuts; Neptune Beach Pearl; Pasta Pelican Restaurant; Scolari’s Good Eats; The Church of the Living God; Tim Marr, Harbor Bay Realty; Top Flight Baseball Academy; US Window Renewal Inc; 1400 Bar & Grill; AAA Premier Scuba; AArrow Advertising; Brown Brothers Shoes; Café Q; Cookiebar; Croll’s Pizza; Dave’s Dog Walking;East Ocean Seafood Restaurant; German Auto Service of Alameda; Kurt Ogata, CAN; M. Q. Electrical, Inc.; Marina Village Cleaners; Marti’s Place of Alameda; McGee’s Bar & Grill; Nancy’s Salon; Next Level Softball/Baseball Academy; Seelenbacher Jewelers; Shorepoint Hair Designs; The Studio Barber Lounge; Table 4 One Massage Therapy; Wienerschnitzel; Webster St; Wescafe

The Encinal Jets varsity team, which is coached by Jim Saunders, is currently 5-1 in league play....come out and support the Jets!


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