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WR Ports take rubber match against first-place Spreckels
Spreckels Park Titan Nick Van Warmerdam hustles around the third-base bag after Buddy Reeder smacked a double to deep right. - photo by JONAMAR JACINTO
The Weston Ranch Ports claimed their regular-season series by winning the second of three 11-5 against the first-place Spreckels Park Little League Titans Tuesday at Sierra High.

Nick Garcia and Tyler Scharnow combined for 11 strikeouts, with Scharnow throwing the final four innings to record the win.

Jayson Manuta’s three-run homer to right center, scoring Buddy Reeder and Nick Van Warmerdam, tied it up early after the Ports spotted their starting pitcher a 3-0 lead after an inning of play.

Reeder’s double to right drove in Van Warmerdam in the third for the go-ahead run, but Scharnow entered the game to shut it down.
Weston Ranch put the game on ice by scoring eight runs in two late innings. The Titans (10-2-1) have two more games left and is still in position to clinch the District 67 regular-season championship.

Titans 8, Lathrop Ports 4
In Lathrop May 20, Jayson Manuta helped the Spreckels Park Titans stave off the host Ports with a gutty performance from the hill and terrific production at the plate.

Manuta was the winning pitcher after lasting five innings, and Gerald Parente struck out two over the final two frames for the save. Manuta also helped himself with three RBIs on a 2-for-3 effort.

Bryson Sanders, who went a perfect 3 for 3, and Makana Ward gave their pitchers all the support they needed, plating three runs apiece. Ward was also in on two double plays from shortstop.

Spreckels Park Minors
Dodgers 13, Reds 4
Jonathan Shaefer went 3 for 4 with a two-run homer and five total RBIs to lead the first-place Dodgers at Brock Elliot School May 16.

Winning pitcher Steven Rios fired nine strikeouts and was also 2 for 3 with three runs from the plate. Mark Vicente added a pair of runs.

Dodgers 11, Phillies 0
Rios was spectacular again from the hill last Thursday, logging four innings in minimal work. He was spotted a four-run lead in the first, and the relentless Dodger attack enforced the mercy rule after just three turns at the plate.

Rios (2 for 3), Shaefer and Vicente each plated a pair of runs, and Darrion Kitson was 1 for 1 with two walks and a run.
— Jonamar Jacinto