It is often said that you can never go back home, but there are more than 4,200 fans and competitors who attended Sunday's season-opening day event at the New Stockton 99 Speedway that would fervently disagree.
March 26, 2009|
By DALE BOSOWSKI
OAKDALE - Grant Widmer won four events, and Sierra's defending Valley Oak League champion frosh-soph boys team needed every one of them along with the 4x400 team's clutch performance in its 71-65 victory over Oakdale.
With almost as many professional scouts on hand as parents Tuesday afternoon at Agostini Field, Oakdale's southpaw ace Justin Jones gave them what they came to see, tossing six innings of three-hit ball and striking out eleven in an 11-0 shutout of East Union.
FREMONT – Although Spreckels Park never trailed, South Siskiyou-Weed came back late to narrow the gap but could not close it as Rafael Diaz allowed just three hits in 5.2 innings to help Spreckels Park post a 6-4 victory Saturday in the California Division II Little League Junior All Star Tournament at Gomes Elementary School in Fremont.
VALLEY SPRINGS – Benny Slaughter came up big late in the game Monday for the Northgate 10-11 all-stars in a 12-8 win over Sunrise of Stockton in the consolation final of the Little League Section 6 Tournament at Duke Powers Field.
On nearly every play during 11-on-11 sessions, coaches routinely had to remind players to ease up when wrapping up opposing ball carriers on Monday - the first of three days in Manteca High's four-team summer camp.