The Lux 16U Colt all-stars: Top row: Coach Curtis Ferguson, Taylor Buchanan, Pierce Belleman, Spencer Bayes, Rudy Wilkes, Ethan Liggett, Tyler Essig, Alex Hunter, Blake Voutour, Coach John Lux. Bottom row: Matt Scheffler, Stossi Tsantilas, Dalton Ferguson, Noah Lux, Stone Chorlton, Dillon Ferguson, Tony Nunez.
Kirkland Pony Baseball’s Lux 16U all-stars are the proud champions of the 2014 Pony Northwest Regional Championship.
The team went unbeaten in the tournament and now heads to San Jose, Calif., to play in the West Zone Championships July 26-29. The winner of that tournament — which includes two teams from southern California as well as Arizona and Hawaii — goes on to the Pony International Colt World Series in Lafayette, Ind., in early August.
The KBC all-stars, sponsored by Lux Homes, went 5-o in the regional tournament against North Seattle, Bothell Express and the KBC Battle Cats. Lux knocked off Bothell, 7-3, in the championship game.
To help defray the costs of traveling to California the team is holding a celebration and fundraiser Friday (July 17) at 7 p.m. at the Eagles Club at 258 Central Way in Kirkland. There will be an additional fundraiser Tuesday, July 22 at Acropolis Pizza and Pasta, 500 Central Way, Kirkland). Acropolis owners George & Happy Tsantilas will donate a portion of all that night’s receipts to the all-stars.
Anyone who can’t attend these events but would like to help can mail a check to Kirkland Baseball Commission c/o Lux 16U All-Stars, 218 Main Street #335, Kirkland WA 98033.
Congratulations and thanks to coaches Curtis Ferguson and John Lux and this terrific group of young men. Good luck in San Jose!