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Andrew Navarro of the Lathrop Giants forces Zeke Aguilar of the Salida Longhorns and throws to first Thursday in a 12-6 consolation win for the Longhorns in District 67 Minor-Division action at Mos...

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POSTED June 21, 2013 12:53 a.m.


LATHROP — Thursday was not a night to celebrate for the local participants in Minor Division District 67 Tournament of Champions action, as both the Lathrop Giants and the Spreckels Park Dodgers lost consolation contests and had their seasons come to an end.
The Giants went toe-to-toe with the Salida Longhorns until the Lathrop had no answer for a four-run Salida fourth allowing the Longhorns to come away with a 12-6 victory.
Bella Cruz had the big bat for the Giants, belting a two-RBI triple in the first inning and tying the game at 5 in the third inning with a two-RBI double. Mateo Guevara and Jaime Ornelas each doubled for Lathrop and Jaydin Cruz reached base three times and scored once.
The Dodgers lost 13-3 to Tracy American.
Isaih Ford led off the fourth for Spreckels Park with a single and Joshua Brake followed up with a walk. Frankie Romo singled in Ford and Brake and Romo came around to score on passed balls.
The game ended in the fourth due to the mercy rule.

Major
Manteca 10, Tracy National 3
In Tracy, Tracy National scored two runs in the top of the first inning before the Manteca Brewers answered with nine of their own over their first three turns at the plate.
Jacob Moon and Roy Samaniego combined to five-hit Tracy National with Moon getting the win and Samaniego pitching three innings of shut-out relief, striking out six and giving up one hit.  Moon struck out eight and allowed three runs.
Dylan Gross got two of his five RBIs on a two-run home run in the second inning and finished with three hits. Nate Gutierrez had an RBI single in the first inning for Manteca.
The Brewers will face either Tracy American or Tracy National Saturday morning at 10 in the championship round. A Manteca win ends the tournament and Tracy win extends it one more day with a winner-take-all game Sunday at 10 a.m.

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