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August 6, 2013 > Local baseball player selected for international tournament

Local baseball player selected for international tournament

Submitted By Liz Haughey

Bay Area Bombers Baseball Academy proudly announces that Neil Viswanathan of Union City has been selected as a member of the USA team traveling to the Latin American Baseball Classic (LABC) tournament in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic in August. Viswanathan is an honors student who completed 8th grade at Alvarado Middle School (AMS) in Union City in June. He started playing baseball when he was six years old with Union City American Little League. Neil is a left-handed pitcher, first baseman and also plays outfield. When he is not playing baseball, he enjoys playing his trumpet and was first chair for the 90 member Alvarado Middle School Symphonic band. He was on the AMS track team and also has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do from Choi's Martial Arts in Union City. Neil will attend Junipero Serra High School. He has over three years of competitive travel ball experience playing for the Bombers.

LABC, in existence for 32 years, is one of the largest international baseball tournaments in Latin America, drawing teams from Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Aruba, British Virgin Islands, Mexico, and other countries. United States teams have produced six titles and nine second place finishes since 2006. Numerous major league baseball players have competed in this tournament.

LABC-USA 9-18U athletes are selected from national tryout events with over 1500 players, held across the United States. Team coaching staff include former MLB stars, current college coaches, and nationally acclaimed baseball coaches.

The Bay Area Bombers is a non-profit baseball club for youth baseball (ages 9-17) based in Hayward, serving the East Bay and surrounding Bay Area counties. The team has an indoor facility located in Hayward.

For information on the Bay Area Bombers, please contact Berto Morales at (510) 706-4132.

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