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Stars capture pool play

Seeded No. 1 for Monday's Stars & Stripes final round

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BARONA INDIAN RESERVATION (5-25-15) — The San Diego Stars semipro baseball team will be the top seed entering Monday's (May 25) championship round of the 5th annual Stars & Stripes Memorial Day Weekend Tournament after completing pool play with the top record.

The Stars captured the pool by taking Sunday's (May 24) final game by blanking the San Diego Hustle, 3-0.

Fueled by six solid innings by starting pitcher Hiro Kuzumi, four Stars hurlers combined on a 1-hit shutout of the Hustle

Kuzumi faced just two batters above the minimum, yielding a bloop single to center field by Parker Elkins (Cathedral Catholic '14) to open the 3rd inning. He also hit a batter in the 6th.

The Stars bullpen provided even better results.

After the first reliever was forced to leave the contest after just one batter when he tweaked an elbow when hitting a batter, left-handed Clinton Perez retired all six batter he faced.

Stars veteran Brian Sos, the ballcub's long-time first baseman for more than 20 seasons, took the mound in the 9th, retiring all three batters he faced.

For Sos, he becomes the Stars' oldest player to ever register a save, breaking the mark set by current Stars pitching coach Scott "Hoppy" Hopgood by four years.

For the Hustle, pitcher Alex Quinton (Bonita Vista) tossed all eight innings, yielding just one earned run in a complete-game effort.

The Stars and Hustle each finished pool play with 2-1 marks, with the Stars taking the head-to-head tiebreaker to gain the No. 1 seed for Monday's single-elimination knockouts.

Team San Diego (1-2) is the third seed by virtue of its victory over Huntington Beach.

MONDAY'S SCHEDULE Semifinals 9 a.m. - Stars vs. Huntington Beach 12:30 p.m. - Hustle vs. Team SD Championship 4 p.m. - Semifinals winners

In earlier tournament action:

Stars 8, Team San Diego 2 -- Down 1-0 early, the Stars scored eight consecutive times, including four runs in the 8th inning to take their first game on Saturday (May 23).

The big blow featured a bases-loaded triple by infielder Javi Gonzales. He scored moments later on a wild pitch.to cap a fine day at the plate. Gonzales batted 3-for-3 with two walks and scored twice.

Shane Coleman allowed just one run and four hits over five innings to gain the pitching victory.

Huntington Beach Tigers 7, Stars 3 -- The Tigers posted their first-ever victory over the Stars in 9 tries when "Ray" Reynaldo (Clark University) smacked a 3-run double in the 7th to break open a 3-3 ballgame in Saturday's late contest.

Come on out and enjoy some ball at the Barona Ballpark!

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GAME TODAY

Game today at 5:00 vs. ATH. Be at the field at 4:00. Game Thursday vs. Hustle at 5:00, be there at 4:00.
Please bring your player fees...you may give them to Mickey. Need all feels paid by Saturday or arrangements with Kelly.

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It is the pledged mission of the San Diego Barona Stars to provide and foster a positive environment for young men who aspire to higher education and/or professional baseball within the framework of competition. The San Diego Barona Stars are committed to maintaining a foundation principled on teamwork, goodwill, development of relationships and hard work ethics, with the expressed goal to serve as role models to the youth of America - in sports as well as life in general.

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Stars skipper Mickey Deutschman
elected to NSB Hall of Fame

Deutschman elected to Semipro Baseball Hall of Fame

By Nick Pellegrino
© East County Sports.com

SANTEE (1-2-14) ” Buoyed by his 1,000th career  victory last summer, MICKEY DEUTSCHMAN, the owner/manager  of the San Diego Stars semipro baseball team, has been  named as part of the Class of 2014 to the National Semipro  Baseball Hall of Fame.

The Hall, an online entity for more than a decade,  will open its doors for the fist time this Thanksgiving  weekend in Evansville, Ind. An enshrinement dinner will  feature 10 new honorees.

Deutschman, 70, took over the then Santee Stars in  1984, immediately guiding the team to a fifth-place  finish at the National Baseball Congress World Series.  In his 30 seasons, his ballclub has qualified for two  dozen NBC appearances, thanks to numerous NBC regional  and league championships.

Deutschman's exploits both on the field and administratively  have been known for years. More than dozen former Stars  players have played in Major League baseball; ,many  more have earned college scholarships.

"All across the country, you only find a guy like  Mickey once every 500 miles," said Tim Turbin,  curator of the new museum. "The Hall began online  12 years ago, but we will open an all-brick facility,  Mickey is definitely a deserving member."

The Stars were founded in 1981 by Marty Nellis and  Pete Jernigan. Three years later, Deutschman asked to  become involved.

"They said, 'Give us $4,000 because we need new  uniforms,'" Deutschman mused. "By the end  of the year, I was in control of the ballclub."

The Stars have also captured several international  tournaments, and once defeated Team USA at the 1998  NBC World Series in Wichita, Kan. The ballclub also  has defeated national teams from Taiwan, Canada and  Australia, and played against squads from Cuba (when  they were ranked No. 1in the world), China, Japan and  other countries.

Deutschman will find his name and likeness ingraved  on a shining square-foot piece of black marble and placed  along side with the other inductees.

Deutschman supports the Stars himself from proceeds  from Air Santee and Temperature Control, his locally  owned and operated heating and air conditioning companies.