TRACY — Northgate Red put up 23 runs in the second inning Friday and coasted to a 32-9 four-inning mercy-shortened consolation quarterfinal win over Patterson in the District 67 9-10-year-old All-Star Tournament at Tracy Little League’s Legacy Fields.
Out of Northgate’s 25 hits, only two were for extra bases — a two-RBI triple by Quinn Martinez (2 for 4, two RBI, triple) and a two-RBI double by Hunter Canaday (3 for 5, four RBI, double). Once the contest was well in hand, Northgate played a station-to-station game, missing out on the opportunities for extra-base hits to keep the score down.
Collins Schluer led the Northgate hit parade, going 5 for 5 with four RBI and five runs followed by Blake Mount (five RBI) and D’Angelo Canela (three RBI) who were both 3 for 4 with four runs.
George Mendoza (2 for 2, four runs), Ryan Guibor (2 for 4, RBI, two runs) and Noah Navarro (3 for 5, four RBI) and Cash Lee (three runs) rounded out the Northgate attack.
Northgate plays Manteca Green this morning at 10 in the consolation semifinal. Manteca defeated Mountain House 6-2 Friday night in the other consolation quarterfinal game.
Spreckels Park 13,
Spreckels Park’s majors team had an eight-run second inning behind three home runs Thursday night in consolation semifinal action at Manteca Little League’s Lincoln Park.
Zac Cook (2 for 3, four RBI, home run, double, three runs) had the big hit of the inning with a grand-slam home run followed with solo shots by Sante Duarte (3 for 4, home run, double, two runs) and Alex Gatty.
Kainoa Ontai was 2 for 2 with three runs for Spreckels Park.
Spreckels Park lost 9-0 to Mountain House in the consolation final on Friday. Mountain House will play Northgate in the championship game this morning at 10.