By DAVE CAMPBELL
TRACY – Isaiah Ahio came off the bench for Northgate on Friday to go 3 for 3 with a pair of doubles in a 6-3 consolation win over Ripon in the District 67 8-10 All-Star Tournament at Legacy Fields.
Northgate scored three runs in the third inning to go ahead 6-2. Ryan Alves walked, took second on a passed ball and scored on Daryl Carpenter’s single. Carpenter worked his way to third and scored on a two-base error off the bat of Aidan Pullen who eventually scored on a wild pitch for the 6-2 lead.
Northgate took a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Ryann Medina led off with a walk and scored on a single by Brayden Knott. Christian Jose singled, took second on a passed ball, went to third on Knott’s single and scored on an Alves groundout.
After Ripon tied the score at 2-2 in the bottom of the first, Lincoln Coenenberg put Northgate back on top in the second inning. He drew a two-out walk, went to third on one of Ahio’s doubles and scored on a passed ball to give Northgate a 3-2 lead it would not relinquish.
Levi Baca pitched three-plus innings of shutout ball for Northgate, allowing just two hits while striking out three.
Back-to-back leadoff singles for Ripon in the bottom of the first led to a pair of runs. Landon Corcoran singled to start the game, took second on a wild pitch and scored on a single by Noah DeBruyn (2 for 3, RBI, run). DeBruyn went all the way to third on the attempt to get Corcoran at the plate and scored on a Dylan Parker groundout.
Andrew Shaw led off the Ripon sixth with a walk, went to second on an error and scored on a bloop single by Connor Waibel for the final run of the game.
Northgate and Spreckels Park face off this afternoon in the consolation semifinal at 5:30.
Spreckels Park 21, Patterson 0 (3)
David Bauer scored four runs apiece to lead Spreckels Park to the mercy-rule-shortened consolation win.
Bauer belted a pair of singles. Alex Serrano, Erick Vaquera and Chad Simas tripled and scored a pair of runs. Erick Vaquera tripled and scored twice as did Jace Neto and Jonathan Arnoldus. Angelo Aguilar, Chad Simas and Hunter Cinkenbeard all scored twice.
Spreckels Park will face Northgate in the consolation final today at 5:30 p.m.