TRACY — It was never in doubt.
Manteca scored 10 runs in the first two innings Friday and coasted to a 12-4 win over Tracy for the championship of the District 67 10U All-Star Tournament at the Tracy Sports Complex.
“It was a good tournament for us,” Manteca coach Steve Kelso said. “It was tough after winning TOCs because we didn’t get a lot of practice in but in a short amount of time these boys came together really fast and played really hard.
“We have a deep team and I expected we would do well in this tournament and we kind of did.”
Victor Nuno anchored both sides of the Manteca attack, pitching into the sixth inning and striking out five while going 3 for 3 with two RBI, a double and three runs.
Blake Scalise (3 for 4, RBI, two runs), Brian Geer (2 for 3, RBI) and Brach Carabello (2 for 4, three RBI, double, run) led the Manteca offense.
Manteca travels to Atwater next Saturday to begin the Section Championships.
Manteca 11, Spreckels Park 1 (5)
With the pitching triumvirate of Fabian Nuno, Jeremy Cross and Cage Woodall baffling Spreckels Park batters, Manteca put up seven runs in the second inning of the mercy-rule win to punch its ticket to the championship round Sunday morning at 9.
Nuno, Cross and Woodall combined on a two hitter with three walks and nine strikeouts.
Mykal Cerna led the Manteca hit parade going 2 for 3 with a home run, double and three RBI. Mateo Ceja (2 for 2, two runs), Nuno (2 for 3, three RBI, double, triple, two runs), Alberto Cervantes (home run), Nicholas Garcia (RBI, double) and Madden Melendez (two runs) rounded out the Manteca attack.