The Danville-based East Bay Colt .45s rode stout pitching to the USSSA Woodland Tournament Championship on July 18. The team gave up just six runs in the entire tournament to defeat teams from Sacramento, Stockton, Walnut Creek and Redding in 107-degree heat. Jason Gregory and Matt Fowler combined to take the final game, 4-2, while Mark Hirsch pitched a complete game 11-1 decision in the semifinals, and Blake Dicus combined with relievers Fowler and Gregory to win in the preliminary round. Hitting stars included Zack Argiros, Austin Lonestar, Sam Sarver, Brad Hanna and Tim Bhatt. The Colt .45s are managed by Jason Brosnan.