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Three opener homers set tone in 10-11 All Star opening contest

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Three opener homers set tone in 10-11 All Star opening contest

Manteca Little League's Jacob Moon lines a pitch in play Saturday during the 10-11 All-Star's Section 6 Tournament game against Turlock American in Stockton.

JAGADA CHAMBERS/The Bulletin


POSTED July 15, 2012 10:18 p.m.

STOCKTON – When the Tracy American 10-11-year-old All-Star team opened its California Section 6 Tournament All-Star Tournament with three consecutive homeruns the squad looked more than on its way to a first-round win.

Manteca showed championship caliber resiliency, fighting back only to succumb to a 17-16 Turlock American win Saturday at Kelley Field at host Sundown Little League.

Manteca slipped into the tournament’s loser’s bracket, forcing the club into a win-or-go-home reality for the remainder of the double-elimination tournament. Manteca’s next opponent will be Stockton’s Sunrise Little League.

Sunrise fell to Turlock American 12-4 Sunday, dropping them into Monday’s loser’s bracket contest with Manteca.

A victory against Sunrise would put Manteca back on the diamond Tuesday with a rematch against tournament unbeaten Turlock American.

First pitch is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. in Stockton.

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