Major League Baseball still has a few months to go before championship bragging rights are determined, but for the Lincoln Park All Stars, the waiting is over.
On July 27, as family and friends watched with excited anticipation, the Lincoln Park team beat Glassell Park 6-3, clinching the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Park Metro Region championship in their division.
The championship game was played at Eagle Rock Park, the home of another team they beat along the way.
The team, made up of boys ages 13-15, was led by Coach Lico Erami and assistant coaches Adam Vasquez and Joseph Vasquez.
“The boys did a great job, we are all so proud of them,” Maria Hinojosa, mother of player Andrew Gomez, told EGP.
Team members pictured: Devin Erami, John Virgen, Jose Borayo, Gabriel Vega, Anthony Montes, Andrew Gomez, Robert Hernandez, Eric Garcia, Michael Ramirez, Daniel Vidaurri, Levi Quemada and Rodrigo Medina.