Compiled by Steve Breazeale
Two San Clemente Little League Challenger teams took to the field at Angels Stadium Saturday, Nov. 1 as part of the Ninth Annual Bank of America Challenger Classic event. The event hosted 40 Challenger Division Little League teams from around Orange County comprised of more than 900 children with physical and mental disabilities for a day on the diamond.
The San Clemente Senior and Junior Tritons got to play on the same ground patrolled by Mike Trout and Albert Pujols, see themselves on the Jumbotron and were greeted by Angels players from the past and present. Former Angels Chuck Finley and Bobby Grich, along with current Angels pitcher Jerome Williams, were on hand for the event.
“The kids really look forward to this event every year … they’re eager to come out here and play,” San Clemente Senior Tritons coach David Geurena said via email. “They just want to get out here and hit the ball. They love seeing themselves on the big scoreboard. They appreciate all of the support they get here and hanging with the Angels baseball players.”