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Walsenburg Regulators ‘mount up’ to win La Gente baseball league

WALSENBURG — To the call of “Mount Up” by Chance Faris, the Walsenburg Regulators baseball team completed a successful season on July 29th.
For the first time, Walsenburg competed in the La Gente Baseball League in Pueblo. The Regulators, a 9 and 10 year old team coached by Anthony Aldretti, Gene Marsee, Todd Oberheu, David Roel and Frank Martin, completed the season undefeated in both regular season play and in the final tournament.
During their march to victory in the tournament, the Regulators won their first game 10-5 in a come-from-behind effort that required one extra inning. Faris made an outstanding catch in the outfield with the bases loaded to push the game into extra innings. Faris also hit a triple in the bottom of the 6th that knocked in three runs to tie the game at four runs each. Dylan DiMatteo hit a single that brought home Miguel Sanchez for the winning run in the 7th inning.
On Sunday, the Regulators beat the Diamond Dogs by a score of 7-5. Led by the bats of Kenneth Mitchell, Grant Oberheu, Robert Quintana and DiMatteo, the team made their way into the tournament finals. They faced a couple of tough defensive circumstances, but thanks to gloves of Anthony Aldretti, Tyler Martin and Wyatt Vigil, the team was able to hold the Dogs at bay.
In the final game, the Regulators once again faced the Dogs who came up through the Loser’s Bracket. Through consistent hitting by Quinton Medina, Faris, Sanchez and D.J. Montoya, the Regulators won an easy victory of 7-1. Good defensive plays again by Aldretti, Vigil and Oberheu sealed the win as the Regulators left Pueblo as undefeated champions.
The Regulators’ regular season saw similar success thanks to the outstanding play by Vincent Bobian, and Santiago Bobian and the players mentioned above.
The Regulators want to thank their families for their commitment and expense to bring about this successful season. And special thanks to Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center for sponsoring the team.