The Watsonville Warriors 15-under baseball team claimed first place in the Fatherís Day Tournament on Sunday in Santa Cruz.
Brian Morioka was given the Most Valuable Player award following the tournament. He was also named the Stolen Base King for his speed on the basepaths.
The Warriors were the No. 3 seed in the tournament following pool play on Saturday at Soquel High and lost just once the rest of the way.
The team went 1-0-1 in the first two games before prevailing over the Newark Cougars 7-0 in a rematch from earlier in the tournament. Daniel Robinson threw a complete-game three-hitter, striking out nine. Leopoldo Regalado hit a double and had two RBIs, while Morioka went 2 for 3 with two RBIs.
In the finals, the Warriors defeated the San Jose Gladiators 7-2.
The game was tied in the fourth inning when Falcon Magana shut down the Gladiators the rest of the way.
Magana allowed two hits and struck out five in 3 1-3 innings.
Robinson hit a double and had two RBIs, and Thomas Thomaselli went 2 for 4.
Morioka, Patrick Garza, Ryan Munoz, Fineas Delbonta-Smith, Nolan Hoogstede and Christian Cervantes all had hits in the final two innings to seal the win.
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