Richard Perez had the big bat for the Red Sox in a balanced attack Saturday, blasting a home run as the Red Sox downed the A’s 8-4 for the Northgate majors championship at Gillen Field and will be the Northgate majors representative in the District 67 Tournament of Champions.
Perez (2 for 2, home run, three runs) reached base three times and scored three times. Aside from his one-out solo shot in the third inning, Perez led off the three-run second inning with a walk and scored on Landyn Parker’s double. Parker scored on a single by Issac Fernandez (two RBI) and the Red Sox got their third run of the frame when Daryl Carpenter (RBI, double) doubled in Max Abrew (two runs).
Perez singled to lead off the fifth and came in on a groundout by Noah Martinez. Ryan Allen (2 for 3, two RBI) singled in Abrew and Issac Fernandez (RBI) in the fourth. Parker (RBI, double, two runs) reached base three times and scored twice — he reached twice on errors.
Isaac Nunally (double, RBI), Andrew Salmeron (double) and Tommy Hammond were all 2 for 4 with a run for the A’s. Isaiah Ahio (run) reached base three times — he was hit by a pitch twice and singled once — and Liam Ellis added a ground-rule double.
Spreckels Park minors
Pirates 11, White Sox 7
The win by the Pirates on Saturday gives them the regular-season championship and sends them to the District 67 Tournament of Champions.
Trailing the White Sox 6-5 in the fourth, Christian Fuentes laced a two-RBI triple to start a rally and put the Pirates ahead for good.
Tucker Davidson took the mound for the Pirates in the fifth and shut down a potential White Sox rally in the sixth for the win.