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Campbell Little League 12-Year-Olds Play in Tournament of Champions

The 12-year-olds play second game in All-Stars this Thursday, June 28 in Sunnyvale.

It's not the first time a team has gone this far, but it's always welcomed.

According to Gary Tremelling, Manager of 12-year-old All-Stars there are 14 little leagues within District 44 (where Campbell LL plays) and each has an All-Star team. Campbell Little League has made it to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Penn. three times, but has yet to capture the title.

The 12-year-olds have made it, once more and will play their second game in the District 44 Little League Major Division Tournament of Champions this Thursday, June 28 at 5:00 p.m. in Sunnyvale.

"I am very proud of our team and the way the boys have come together," Tremelling said in an email.

In order to be part of the "All-Star" team, players are chosen by the players and managers in the Major Division, he said. Out of 49 players, 13 were picked for this team.

"We have only played one All-Star game so far (June 21) together and unfortunately lost 1-0 in 7 innings," Tremelling said. "Our next game is this coming Thursday and we are hoping for a victory. We have a great bunch of boys and we hope to take it to the end and win another flag for Campbell Little League."

Snapshot of Campbell's Dance with the Title

District Major All-Star Champs- 1959, 1966, 1970, 1973,1976, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1985, 1991, 1995

Campbell Little League 2012 12-year-old All-Star’s Roster

  • Austin Tremelling
  • Reef Ariente
  • Cole Sperling
  • Garrett Barber
  • Giovanni Besio
  • Jacob Cesario-Garland
  • Cameron Christopherson
  • Conner Edgar
  • Josh Mollerus
  • Andrew Prough
  • Chris Thompson
  • Nicholas Whitaker
  • Robert Zanardelli

Manager: Gary Tremelling

Coach: Matt Cesario

Coach: Dennis Belluomini

Debbie Tremelling June 27, 2012 at 02:39 PM
Just wanted to make it clear that Campbell Little League has a 12 year old team All-Star team every year. They start out playing together after the regular season is over. The All-Star tournament is a Double Elimination tournament. If you lose two games you are out. Hopes are to win the District 44 Championship and continue on to the next tournament and end up in Williamsport, PA. Also, I wanted to add that Thursdays game is at 5:30. Thanks so much! I love reading your articles.
Mayra Flores de Marcotte June 27, 2012 at 02:54 PM
Hi Debbie! Thank you for the clarification on this (and for the kind words). I'm new to sports writing, so any help is much appreciated. Good luck on Thursday!
Rey Ybarra August 15, 2013 at 09:40 PM
I wish nothing but the best for the Campbell Little League All Stars! As a former all star (1973 team) I know what competition at this level is all about. I am very proud to have known players from the 1970 all stars who were the first team to make it to the World Series title game! We made it to the state and were eliminated.(at that time, it was single elimination) I also was coached by manager Jack Zogg and Coach Mr.Emory. They coached the 1976 team that made it to the world series title game. Then we made it again in 1979 and lost 2-1 to Taiwan. I also knew Mr. Bob Holman, which they named the field after him. I believe the greatest team to ever come out of Cambell Little League was the 1976 team. They went on to win the 1978 Pony League World series title. Many players from the 1976 Little League all star team were on that Campbell-Moreland Pony league team!!

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