TRACY — Two outs away from being dispatched via the mercy rule on Thursday, Lathrop rebounded for four fifth-inning runs but could not close the gap with Salida and lost 12-5 in opening-round action of the District 67 10U All-Star Tournament at the Tracy Sports Complex.
Noah Keirns got the rally going for Lathrop with a two-RBI double, scoring Santiago Nuno and Gabriel Ramirez. Cash Ordnoff (2 for 2, two RBI, home run, double, two runs) followed with an inside-the-park home run, plating Keirns.
Bryan Rager had the big bat for Salida, going 2 for 3 with two RBI, a double and a triple.
Today at 6 p.m. Salida faces Tracy in second-round action and Lathrop faces Patterson in an elimination game.
Northgate 16, Mountain House 7
Northgate scored six runs in the top of the sixth inning to cement the win.
Jaxson Eseed had the big bat for Northgate, going 2 for 2 with a double, triple four runs and two walks. Aiden Howe (two runs) and Bryce Hinrichs (double, run) were both 2 for 5.
Northgate faces Manteca on Monday at 6 p.m. in a quarterfinal contest.
Manteca 16, Patterson 2
Brach Carabello hammered a home run and knocked in three runs for Manteca.
Carabello and Blake Salise (two doubles, three RBI) were both 2 for 4. Roman Christiansen (2 for 2, two walks) and Brady Baltazar (single, three walks) reached base four times and Aiden Freitas doubled.
Victor Nuno struck out four in three innings of work, allowing one hit with no walks and Cam Masudi pitched two innings, striking out one with four hits and two runs.
Manteca and Northgate play in a quarterfinal game on Monday at 6 p.m.
Manteca 19, Patterson 5
Leadoff batter Julian Garcia did his job for Manteca, belting a double and a triple in his first two trips, going 2 for 5, stealing home twice and scoring three runs at Manteca Little League.
Charles Rose doubled and scored four runs for Manteca, stealing home once. Bode Hiatt was 2 for 3, stealing five bases and scoring twice. Alex Espinoza had three runs, going 2 for 3 with a double, two RBI and three runs. Brennan McMichael tripled and knocked in two runs and Samuel Lucas, Isaac Carrasco and Damien Short all scored one run and knocked in a run. Jacob Hernandez stole home.
Xavier Hardiman scored twice and knocked in two runs while dealing four strikeouts from the mound.
Manteca had two double plays, the first from Bode Hiatt at shortstop to Alex Espinoza at first and then to third basemen Charles Rose and the second was from second baseman Dani Davenport to Brennan McMichael at first.
Manteca plays in the consolation final today at 5:30 p.m.
Spreckels Park 8, Mountain House 1
Cameron Diego went 4 for 4 and scored a run to pace the Spreckels Park offense at Paul Weston Park in Stockton.
Ryan McIntyre pitched the first 5.1 innings and struck out eight, giving up one run. Chris Stackpole finished the final 1.2 innings, striking out three.
Jacob Morrow was 2-3 with two RBI. Ryan McIntyre (run), Stackpole, Isaiah Guerrero and Jakob O’Neill each knocked in a run and Richie Cervantes, Joseph Guillory and Cody Camarena all scored one run apiece.
Spreckels Park plays a combined Lathrop/ Weston Ranch team today at 5 p.m.