Draeger's is Alpine Minor League championReport by Kirt Thomson, Draeger's coach.
After playing a grueling 13-team, double-elimination tournament, Draeger's defeated the TZR Builders team 11-9 in a very hard-fought Minor League Championship game at Portola Valley's Ford Field on June 14.
With the victory, Draeger's won the Minor League title in the Alpine/West Menlo Little League.
Draeger's efforts were lead by their starting pitcher, Noah Milman, who threw four solid innings before being relieved by ace Danny LaPorte, who closed out the game for the win.
All Star nominee Danny Draeger captained the winning team and provided solid leadership as the team's catcher, while Ian DeLisle and Sam Ferguson drove in multiple runs with great hitting.
Christopher Scherm pitched a fine game for TZR and was backed by outstanding defensive play from Andrew Carney, Miles McCann Robinson and Lucas and Christian Fioretti. TZR Builders rallied for four runs in the bottom of the sixth before being retired by Draeger's strong pitching and defense.
Members of the Draeger's team are Ian DeLisle, Danny Draeger, Cameron Steck, Noah Milman, Sam Ferguson, John Guiragossian, Danny LaPorte, Chris Bower, Cole Thomson, Kyle Cahners, Erik Shelton and Alejo Nighan. Coaches are Vasken Guiragossian, Kirt Thomson and Brian LaPorte.