2000 Federal Division Champions!

Conejo Angels Rally to Defeat Valley Brewers at JetHawk, 11-10
Plagued by 8 errors on the day, the Valley Brewers (11-8-1) let the lead slip away four times overshadowing their 18 hits, as the Conejo Angels (10-7-3) were crowned the Federal Division Champions with an 11-10 victory at JetHawk Stadium.

The Angels tied the game at 6 a piece in the 5th inning when catcher Kevin Melford lined a clutch two-out single to center with the bases loaded, scoring both Tom Fiore and R. J. Key. Angel center fielder and leadoff hitter R.J. Key was the key to victory by contributing 3 hits, and stealing two bases on his way to scoring four runs.

The Brewers fought back and regained the lead, 7-6, in the seventh on a
sacrifice fly to center by second baseman Dane Northcutt.

Brewer leftfielder, Zack Eckert, and designated hitters Russ Salazar and Northcutt were bright spots for the Brewers banging out 3 hits each.

Salazar smacked a ground rule double to deep center with two outs but was left stranded on a fly ball to right by right fielder George Martinez.

RBI singles by Angel closer, Charlie Hirsh and rightfielder, Craig Frazier in the eighth inning gave the Angels an 11-10 come from behind victory in the Federal Division Championship game at JetHawk Stadium.

In one of the more classy moves ever seen on the diamond, the Brewers had special T-shirts made commemorating their championship game against the Angels, and when the lineups were read prior to the game, Brewer coach Mark Taricani presented each of the Angels players with a T-shirt as well. Taricani and Brewer manager, Wayne Topping shouldn't have too much trouble signing free agents in the offseason!

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2000 Federal Division League Champions
Conejo Angels defeated the Valley Brewers (11-10)

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Kevin Melford lets the champagne fly!

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Craig Frazier bangs out a clutch base hit in the eighth inning

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Brothers, Steve & Brian Corralejo along with future PCBL player

Steve Corralejo shows his good form at the plate

Steve Corralejo, Conejo Angels manager