The Miami Lakes Optimist 8U Bandits won the 2023 8U Weston Eagles Invitational. The team competed in six games and on April 2, defeated Team Sosa Elite 8U by a score of 9 – 6 in the championship game, Coach Jeffrey Rodriguez said. Shown in the photo are, front row from left: Jason Lloredo; Caleb Martinez; Matthew Torres; Lucas Sanchez; Brayden Pinto; Chris Jeong; Alec Rodriguez and Michael Simon. In the middle row are Fabian Vargas, Adam Saenz and Joseph Brady. Coaches in the back row are Angel Vargas; Rudy Lloredo; Angel Pinto; Jeffrey Rodriguez and Jose Simon.
Photo courtesy of Jeffrey Rodriguez.