By Kathy Chouteau
The Richmond Admirals youth baseball teams prevailed at the 680 Diablo League championship games May 21-22 in Orinda, ultimately sweeping the series in three age brackets, including 9 and under, 10 and under and 12 and under.
Teams from Danville, Fremont, Lafayette, Martinez, Moraga, Orinda, Piedmont, Pleasant Hill, San Ramon, Tara Hills/Richmond and Walnut Creek compete in the 680 Diablo League, which according to team representative Alexandra Stockwell, “is the highest level of local play.”
Stockwell said that the participating member teams competed in “an intense double elimination championship tournament,” with all three Richmond Admirals teams dominating to win in their respective age groups.
Founded a decade ago, the 680 Diablo League consists of “interlocking baseball leagues” throughout the East Bay, with 70 teams in seven divisions made up of players ages 9 to 14 years old, per its website. The teams compete against each other during the spring, culminating in the league playoffs and championships. The Richmond Admirals’ home field is Tara Hills Field at 2456 Dolan Way.
Learn more about the league here.
Here’s the lineup of 2022 680 Diablo League champions from the Richmond Admirals:
Richmond Admirals 9 and Under Team: Head Coach: Brian Dickson, Emmitt Birkholz, Julian Camilo, Evan Dao, Beaux Dickson, Madeline Doherty, Andrew Farrell, Edward Gutierrez, Maison Jackson, Jace Lee, Ayden Little, Malakai Little, Anthony Meadows.
Richmond Admirals 10 and Under Team: Head Coach: KayPee Paysinger, Malik Bailey IV, Santana Chavez, Braydon Clay, Joseph Laurenson, Lewis McCutcheon, Kayden Paysinger, Webster Reynolds, Leighton Runow, Evan Santiago, Matthew Stockwell, Carter Thompson, Easton Viceral.
Richmond Admirals 12 and Under Team: Head Coach: KayPee Peysinger, King Ascencio, Jacob Bernstine, Rashawn Cummings III, Cedric Hood II, Kameron Hunter, Preston Ivanich, Austin Krebs, Ma’Kai Little, Hunter Moraida, Deacon Navarro, Kenneth Paysinger III, Carlos Vazquez.