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Oteri’s HR seals Red Sox’s NGLL minors title
Bulletin Little League 2018
Anthony Oteri, left, celebrates with his Red Sox teammates after ending the Northgate Little League minor-division championship with a two-run homer on Wednesday. - photo by Photo by SEAN KAHLER

The Red Sox captured the Northgate Minor League title by defeating the Rockies in a five-inning affair, 11-1.
Anthony Oteri hit a two-run home run to seal the deal. The Red Sox, who remained perfect for the season at 16-0, will move on to the District 67 Tournament of Champions in Patterson.
"He had a couple of home runs this year," said Red Sox coach Pete Rodrigues of Oteri's heroics.
His team controlled the game from the outset, scoring the maximum five runs in the first inning and was really threatened.
Koa Rodrigues was the winning pitcher. He struck out 10 while scattering four hits.
Isaiah Yanez had the big hit in that opening rally, delivering a two-run double. Oteri had an RBI on a bases-loaded walk.
Daryl Carpenter had a lead-off walk in the second. After swiping second, he advanced to third on a fielder's choice and scored on a wild pitch.
Yanez ripped another double to open the fourth. Calvin Ryans followed with a single. Both scored on Jesse Gutierrez's walk with the bases juiced and Tine's RBI single, respectively.
Earlier, the Rockies scored their only run when Christian Jose plated Jacob Roberson on a two-out double. Roberson kicked off the frame with a double of his own.
The Rockies other highlight came on defense. In the third inning, Michael Pires made a sliding catch in center. His throw to second base completed the double play.
"We played as hard as we could," said Rockies coach Karl Hillard.
He was especially proud of his team's improvement throughout the season. Just making it to the title game was a big accomplishment, Hillard added.
"We have a great group of kids," he said.
Oteri's big fly came after Anthony Morales ripped a double in the fifth.
"It was a great team effort," said Rodrigues of his team's overall play against the Rockies.
He credited everyone, from the coaching staff to the parents for helping contribute to the successful season.