Optimist Bandits win 8U invitational tournament

Featured Linda Trischitta, Editor Thursday, May 4, 2023

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.