LATHROP – Salida managed only four balls out of the infield Sunday and made the most of its opportunities but came up short in a 10-7 loss to Northgate that gave Northgate the District 67 Junior All-Star championship at Mossdale Landing Park.
“After our big win Saturday we had a conversation with them so they didn’t think we would come out and roll through Salida,” Northgate coach Jared Looney said. “I told them they would have to play good today like they did on Saturday and that good defense was going to win the game and we may have made a few mistakes but we kept it pretty clean. We had good hitting and good pitching.”
Northgate was dispatched to the consolation bracket earlier in the tournament with a 9-5 loss to Salida.
“We didn’t play our cleanest game in that loss to these guys,” Looney said. “We knew what the road was going to be like and what it was going to take to get back here and we stepped up to the challenge and got it done.”
Northgate scored in every inning with its big inning being a three-run sixth. John Perazzo (two runs) led off the frame with a single followed with a single by Evan Jeffery and a double by Anthony Flores (3 for 4, RBI, double, two runs) with Perazzo scoring on the Flores double. Jeffery scored on a single by Ivan Vieira (2 for 3, two RBI, double) and Flores came in on an error to make the score 10-3.
Salida got four runs across in the top of the seventh and had the bases loaded with two outs when Luke Abrew (3 for 4, three runs) chased down a shallow fly ball to left, ending the game and giving Northgate the championship.
Zac McCasland pitched the first three innings for Northgate, allowing just two hits and striking out the side in the first, posting four strikeouts overall. Tyler Looney replaced McCasland in the fourth and pitched three shutout innings before being victimized by two errors in the seventh leading to four Salida runs. Tyler Looney totaled seven strikeouts and yielded three hits.
Northgate 12, Salida 1 (5)
LATHROP – Northgate forced Sunday’s championship game with a mercy-rule win on Saturday.
Northgate was shut down for the first three innings before exploding for seven runs in the fourth and five in the fifth.
Flores (two runs) had the big hit for Northgate, belting a two-run home run fifth, scoring Evan Jeffery. Tyler Looney had a ground-rule double in the fifth, scoring Ivan Vieira. Dylan Lee came off the bench and went 2 for 2 with a double and two runs.
10-12 year old
Tracy American 0 (5)
STOCKTON – Greg Adams threw the first four innings for Northgate on Sunday, striking out seven and allowing just two hits with no walks. John Seals pitched the fifth, striking out the side at Paul E. Weston Park.
Nolan Mix (3 for 4, two RBI, two runs) ended the game via the mercy rule in the bottom of the fifth with a two-out double, plating Ivan Alvarez and Seals (two runs) to end the game via the mercy rule.
Carson Sanders (three RBI, two Runs) and Brandon Pine (run) were both 2 for 3 to pace the Northgate attack. Noah Calmes (2 for 4, run), Diego Gonzalez (double), Andrew Viri and Caanen Showers each had an RBI while Adams scored a run.
Northgate plays Mountain House Tuesday at 7 p.m.
9-11 year old
Manteca 9, Patterson 0
LATHROP – Eddie Anthony led Manteca’s 11-hit attack in opening-round action Saturday, going 4 for 4 with two RBI at Mossdale Landing Park.
Manteca’s big inning was the third with singles by Christopher Chavez (2 for 4) and Anthony. Isaac Acuna was 3 for 3 with two RBI for Manteca.
Jace Quitasol (RBI) pitched the first two innings for Manteca, striking out two and walking one. Anthony struck out the last Patterson batter to close out a combined no-hitter.
Eddie Anthony struck out Patterson’s last batter to get the last out of the game as three pitchers teamed up to a throw a no-hitter for Manteca.
8-10 year old
Spreckels Park 18,
Salida 2 (4)
TRACY – Spreckels Park’s A.J. Chapman had two RBI in the first inning, a two-run home run in the second and added another RBI in the fourth Saturday to lead Spreckels Park to a four-inning mercy win in opening-round action at Legacy Fields.
Jackson Faye gave up no hits in three innings on the mound and was relieved by Cody Camarena in the fourth.
Chapman went 3 for 4 with a home run and seven RBI. Jackson Fay 3 went 3 for 3 with an RBI; Lorenzo Jones had an RBI and a double; Jimmy Burns went 2 for 2 with two runs and an RBI; Julian Ruiz was 3 for 4 with two RBI and Cody Camarena scored four times.
Spreckels Park faces Tracy or Manteca on Monday at 5:30 p.m.
Mountain House 8
Landon Espinola set the tone from the mound for Manteca on Saturday, striking out the first three batters he faced and pitching three shutout innings, striking out four overall.
Joshua Husband took to the hill in the sixth for Manteca, striking out the first batter and walking the second. Louis Rivera then caught a screaming line drive at second and relayed the ball to first for a game-ending double play.
Cole Martin (two walks) doubled and had two RBI for Manteca. Jayden Pimental (RBI) tallied three singles and Dane Williams (walk, run) added two hits.
Manteca was patient at the plate, drawing 14 walks.
Senior Section 6
Spreckels Park 7,
Turlock American 1
TURLOCK – Spreckels Park took advantage of three Turlock American errors in the first inning that produced three runs on the way to the opening-round win on Saturday at Pedretti Park.
Deshon Thomas doubled to start the game for Spreckels Park, took third on an error off the bat of Jesse Davies and came home on another error. Davies worked his way around to score and after reaching on an error, Louis Aquila came in on a sacrifice fly for a 3-0 lead that Spreckels Park would not relinquish.
Three more errors led to two more Spreckels Park runs in the second inning with Thomas and Jordan Ordaz both scoring.
Kenny Kuwada and Mauricio Arnoldus had back-to-back singles for Spreckels Park in the fifth and both came in when Jordan Ordaz’s single turned into a two-base error.
Louis Aquila, Jako Lopez and Kenny Kuwada combined on a five-hitter for Spreckels Park, striking out four.
Spreckels Park 4,
Thomas and Aquila both doubled and scored for Spreckels Park in the first inning on Sunday.
Zach Fonseca added another first-inning run for Spreckels Park and Jadyn Machado scored in the second to put Spreckels Park ahead 4-0.
Turlock and Western play today with the winner facing Spreckels Park in the championship round Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.