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Amador East U11 all-star team

The “Beasts of the East” return to action this weekend as Amador County East Little League hosts the California Section 6 Little League U11 All-Star Tournament July 13 to 17 at Mollie Joyce Park in Pioneer.

The Amador East U11 team, nicknamed the “Beasts of the East,” qualified for the Section 6 Tournament by winning the District 15 All-Star Tournament at Howard Park on June 25.

Players on the Amador East U11 all-star team are Bradley Blankenheim, Dominic Fillmore, Tommy Gunn, Jessie Judd, Hunter Lynch, Kris Mittelstadt, Stefan Miller, Mikey Nunes, Lucas Reese, Corey Reilly, Riley Sanders, Robbie Swensen and Nick Tracy. Coaches are Robbie Swensen, Keith Lynch and Charlie Blankenheim.

At the Section 6 Tournament, Amador East will be competing with three other District champions in a double-elimination format. Amador East opens the tournament at 10 a.m. Saturday against District 8 champion Hoover Tyler Little League of Stockton.

Also in Section 6 tournament play, the combined Amador East/Amador West all-star team won its opening game in the Juniors division at Pedretti Park in Turlock last Saturday, beating District 73 champion Turlock American 8-7, but lost its next two games to be eliminated from the tournament.

To see the brackets for the 2019 California Section 6 Little League U11 All-Star Tournament, click here.