Bottom row from left: Cayden Colitti, Caleb Ortega, Dominick Jannelli, Chris Williams, Ricardo Mora Jr., Seth Buttice, and Bryson Hillhouse. Top row from left: Coach Ric Ortega, Coach Ricardo Mora, Nicky Pomeranz, Austin Potts, Jake Monty, Dominic Suhoza, Hayden Carpenter, Manager John Shapland, and Coach Brian Suhoza.
CLEARWATER – Clearwater Little League recently won the District 12 championship at East Lake Little League in the second season of the 11-, 12-, and 13-year-old intermediate division.
Last year was its inaugural season, and having won last year makes Clearwater Little League back-to-back champions.
Both games featured strong hitting that included a 2-run home run by Austin Potts in the second game.
Pitching by Hayden Carpenter in the first game and Nicky Pomeranz in the second game ensured Clearwater the two-needed wins of the best-of-three championship series against East Lake.