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Hoover Tyler knocks off SPLL majors in semis
Alonzo Kelly of Hoover Tyler of Stockton is safe at first after colliding with Spreckels Parks Fassel Elder in Mondays Section 6 Major All-Star Tournament consolation game at Soderquist Park in Turlock. - photo by Dave Campbell

TURLOCK — The season came to an end Monday for the Spreckels Park Major All-Stars, as the bats came alive and stayed alive for Hoover Tyler of Stockton. Hoover Tyler prevailed 13-3 in the consolation semifinal of the Section 6 Major All-Star Tournament held at Soderquist Park and hosted by Turlock National Little League. 

It was a rematch of their first-round contest won by Hoover Tyler in nine innings. The Stockton all-stars play in the championship tonight at 6 against Turlock American, and again Wednesday should they win.

“Even the score does not indicate it, we competed,” Spreckels Park coach Jason Cook said of the four-inning mercy-rule contest. “You have to hand it to them – their bats were really hot.”

Clinging to a 4-3 lead going into the bottom of the fourth inning Hoover Tyler ended the game early thanks to nine runs with the game ending on back-to-back home runs good for four RBI.

Spreckels Park snuck out to a 1-0 first-inning lead when Louis Aquila and Frankie Vela singled before Joel Gallo also singled, plating Aquila. Hoover Tyler went down 1-2-3 in the first and 1-2 in the second and then Zach Standridge belted a solo home run and two more runs came in on bases-loaded walks for a 3-1 Hoover-Tyler lead.

Spreckels Park added two more in the third when Steven Eaves singled and Aquila brought them home with a two-run home run to tie the score at 3-3. Hoover Tyler added one in the bottom of the frame before busting it open in the fourth. 

“This has to be as good a team as I have coached,” Copok said. “It has been a lot of fun.

“For a small league like Spreckels Park to win (District 67) and then compete in this tournament is a great thing for the league and for Manteca.”


Spreckels Park 11, Amador-West 5

Aquila had a two-run home run and a bases-clearing triple to pace the potent Spreckels Park offense in consolation action Sunday.

Vela had the big hit of the night for Spreckels Park, belting a grand-slam home run to score Jessie Ortiz-Martinez, Alex Soto and Aquila in the fourth inning after Ortiz-Martinez knocked in Austin Cook earlier in the frame.Aquila’s home run plated Ortiz-Martinez and his triple scored Ortiz-Martinez, Austin Cook and Eaves.

Aquila pitched into the sixth inning and was relieved by Eaves.


Hoover Valley-Stockton 10, Spreckes 4 (9 innings)

Ortiz-Martinez had a home run to tie the game at four in the fifth inning and the score remained unchanged until the ninth when Hoover-Stockton scored six runs Saturday to open the tournament.

Aquila doubled in the first inning, scoring Ortiz-Martinez and Eaves. Aquila later scored on a fielder’s choice. Ortiz-Martinez and Aquila led Spreckels Park with three hits each.