Willie Segura knows how to slam the door shut.
Segura came on to pitch the last two innings for the Northgate Braves on Wednesday and struck out all six batters he faced as the Braves downed the Spreckels Park Giants 8-1 in quarterfinal action of the Little League District 67 Majors Tournament of Champions on Gillen Field at Northgate Little League.
Northgate scored in every inning but the second. Justin Severson (2 for 3, home run, two RBI) set the tone for the 11-hit Braves barrage with a solo home run in the first inning. Northgate’s big inning was the sixth with RBI singles by Segura (2 for 4, double, RBI, two runs), Tyler Looney (2 for 3, two RBI, run) and Josh Lewallen. Looney had an RBI single in the third and Severson one in the fourth.
Looney started on the hill for the Braves and went four innings, striking out six and allowing just one hit by Eddie DeAvila in the fourth. Steven Aquila led off the fourth inning for Spreckels Park with a walk, took second on a groundout by Caliyann Craig and came home on a two-base throwing error for the lone Giants run.
Northgate plays Tracy American on Friday in a semifinal contest while Spreckels Park faces Tracy American today in a consolation game with both games starting at 5:30 p.m.
Manteca A’s 19,
Weston Ranch Astros 7 (4)
Garrison Reis was part of a dominating pitching trio for the A’s on Monday and was a terror at the plate, going 2 for 3 with a home run, a triple and four RBI in the four-inning mercy rule shortened elimination contest.
James Dennis and Reece George were the other two Manteca pitchers.
Tyler Paul Wentworth led offense for the A’s, going 4 for 4 with three doubles and three runs. Michael George (home run, three runs) and Amrit Dehal (triple, four RBI) were both 3 for 4 for Manteca and Angelina Wharton tripled and had two runs.
The A’s face Lathrop tonight in a consolation contest at 5:30.
Spreckels Park Rangers 11,Mountain House Red Sox 1 (5)
Dominic Addiego , Ryan McIntyre and Jacob Morrow combined to hold the Red Sox to one run in the five-inning mercy rule quarterfinal game on Tuesday at Brock Elliot School.
Tournament host Spreckels Park plays Northgate at 5:30 p.m. today in a semifinal game.