Phil Salazar likes to go to one player whenever his Turlock American East All-Stars in the 12-year-old Little League division are in a tough spot. It's because he's a proven talent who doesn't get rattled very easily.
There was no way Phil Salazar was going to do it. The coach of the Turlock American East Little League All-Stars in the age 12 division didn't want to say that only one or two players have been important to the team's success this season.
"Dominated" is a word that isn't used too often when it comes to Little League, a place where most of the athletes are not just learning about the basics of baseball but in some cases figuring out where to stand during announcements of the starting lineups.