TRACY — With Kai Masudi and Jeremy Cross stymieing the Northgate bats Wednesday night, Manteca racked up 10 hits and ran away with a 9-1 quarterfinal win in the District 67 12U All-Star Tournament at the Tracy Sports Complex.
Masudi started and went two innings, striking out three and allowing one hit and no runs. Cross took the mound with a runner on in the third and went 3.2 scoreless innings, striking out seven and allowing two hits. Buoyed by an error, Northgate got its lone run after Cross left the game.
Mateo Munoz (2 for 2) had the big hit for Manteca, belting an inside-the-park home run in the third inning. Masudi was 2 for 2 with a run, Brixton Ortiz was 2 for 3 with an RBI and Fabian Nuno had a two-RBI triple.
Daryl Carpenter was 2 for 3 with an RBI for Northgate.
Manteca and Spreckels Park will play Friday night at 6 in the semifinal. Tonight at 6, Northgate faces Salida in the consolation quarterfinal.
Spreckels Park 11, Tracy 7
Chad Simas Jr. belted a home run and knocked in three runs to lead Spreckels Park to a quarterfinal win.
Simas Jr. went 4 for 4 with a home run, double, three RBI and three runs. Jaysen Martinez went 2 for 4 with a double and two runs, Alex Serrano and Carter Castro were both 2 for 3 with a run and Eric Cortez was 2 for 4 with a double and two runs.
Spreckels Park faces Manteca in the semifinal Friday at 6 p.m.
Manteca 6, Tracy 5
It was not pretty, but it still counted.
Battling back from a three-run deficit, Manteca went into the bottom of the sixth with the game tied. Brian Geer singled, bringing Aiden Freitas to the plate. Freitas hit a routine grounder to third, but the throw to first sailed off the mark, allowing Geer to scoot all the way home for the walk-off win.
Aiden Freitas pitched the last four innings, holding Tracy scores with eight strikeouts including striking out the side in the sixth with the third out of that frame coming with the bases loaded.
Dominick Kotta and Victor Nuno each had two RBI with key hits by Lucas Scalise and Brach Carabello.
Manteca advances to the championship round Friday night at 7.
Spreckels Park 15, Patterson 0
Christopher Stackpole, Malikai Lopez and Richie Cervantez combined to deal a four-inning mercy-rule shut out of Patterson in the consolation final of the District 67 All-Star Tournament at Paul Weston Park in Stockton.
Ryan McIntyre (three runs, two RBI) and Jacob Morrow (three runs) were both 2 for 3 for Spreckels Park. Ryan Reyes (three RBI) and Christopher Stackpole were both 2 for 4 with two runs while Israel Rosenblum (two RBI), Cameron Diego (RBI, run), Cervantez (RBI, run), Cody Camarena (run) and Jakob O'Neill (run) were all 1 for 2 and Lopez scored a run.
Spreckels Park returns to the championship bracket tonight at 7 to face Northgate and must win to force a winner-take-all contest Friday.