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Year-end celebration for CYB, softball
Organizations 1,200-plus players rewarded for success and participation
The members of the Ceres Heat 7-8-year-old softball team were presented third-place trophies at the closing ceremonies of the Ceres Youth Baseball & Softball Oragnizations 2013 campaign. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Players, parents, family members, coaches and board members gathered at George Costa Ball Field Complex on June 17 to celebrate the end of the Ceres Youth Baseball & Softball Organization's 2013 season.

Closing ceremonies were staged for softball and baseball at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m., respectively.

Trophies and medals were passed out to the organization's 1,200-plus members.

The league was comprised of 103 teams, including 66 baseball and 37 softball.

There were six divisions for baseball players: 5&under, 7&under, 8&under, 10&under, 12&under and 15&under.

Baseball games were played on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

There were five divisions for softball players: 6&under, 8&under, 10&under, 13&under and 18&under. The girls played on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

The 2013 season got underway on April 6. More than 4,000 people attended the Opening Day Ceremony, including former Ceres Mayor and current state Senator Anthony Cannella, Vice Mayor Ken Lane, councilmembers Bret Durossette, Eric Ingwerson and Mike Kline, and Deputy City Manager Sheila Cumberland.

Playoff tournaments were held May 28-June 14.

Girls standings
The Diamond Divas captured the 14-18-year-old division title.

The Blue Devils and Cali Girls placed second and third, respectively.

The Cali Girls finished first in the 11-13 division.

The Crushers and Red Hots took second and third, respectively.

The Lil' Ladies knocked off runner-up Fire twice en route to a first-place showing in the 9-10 division.

The All-Stars earned third-place honors.

The Top Cats, Braves and Heat finished 1-2-3 in the 7-8 division.

Boys standings
The Bulldogs won the Pony Division crown as they finished ahead of the Astros and Yankees.

HitMan, Dawgs and Angels placed first, second and third, respectively, in the 11-12 age group.

The Orioles, Dodgers and Rangers took first, second and third in the 9-10 age group.

The Mets, Marlins and Giants swept first, second and third in the 8-year-old age group.

The top-five teams in the 6-7 age group placed, including the champion Dodgers, Red Sox, Braves, Angels and Angles.